/ Why are Poles always so miserable? Why do they never smile?
Most of the Polish people I know here in the States are friendly and smiley....a bit more serious than the Americans, but not much.
It takes a long time to get over your history. Even some Americans who were always wealthy, if just one bad thing happened in their childhood, it takes them 40 years and a lot of therapy to get over it.
The main problem in life is learning to see life through happy innocent eyes, even if you've been hurt. Yet tomorrow really is a new day, and we can get up in the morning hoping for a great day.
Yeah, I sound like a sappy American, but there's a lot to be said for the earnest optimism that is part of this country.
Learning to have that child-like faith is why Jesus said that the kingdom of heaven belongs to little children.