Poles are dumber than people from the other countries (inferiority complex) MYTH
certainly a myth, but the inferiority complex.....an interesting topic. i teach teenagers quite often and they seem to have the attitude that Poland is a crappy place which i think makes them rather defensive, which is only a natural reaction.
with this generation, the inferiority complex, IMO, is more about them seeing their country as inferior, rather than them as people. the younger polish society, because of TV, internet, the EU, on and on, have far more opportunities than their parents did, they study languages and travel abroad, so they have a feeling that they are capable of being sucessful, yet often times are held back by the country itself.
is their feeling of being held back by their own country for good reason, or are they really just worse off than others? myth?
i have spoken to a lot of solemn looking teenagers in the classroom so......just an observation.