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Why Polish people should be proud of being Polish?


kastanedowski 1 | 13
21 Sep 2010 #1
I have an uncle that asked me this question so... I would like to listen to the answer of Polish people.

What makes you proud of being Polish?
Teffle 22 | 1,321
21 Sep 2010 #2
Are you assuming that Poles in general are proud of being Polish then?
Rtard - | 7
21 Sep 2010 #3
Well I am proud of those who worked hard and/or died for the country. But of course I am not proud of politicians and/or all those religious retards ;-)

If you don't know what I mean then google 'kaczynski', 'PISdowcy' or 'PIS'
southern 75 | 7,096
21 Sep 2010 #4
We always heard from teachers in school you should be proud you are greek although the pride usually refered to achievements 2500 years old.
Seanus 15 | 19,706
21 Sep 2010 #5
They shouldn't be proud of their attitude towards viewing people in different jobs. They look down their noses at certain professions which I find laughable. Where would they be without those at train stations, scaffies and other 'lowly' professions. Also, the attitude of those that work for 800-1200PLN is appalling oftentimes. People need to realise that all manner of jobs need to be done and you cannot humph and grumph because the salary attached to that given occupation is too low. If you feel that it is, then protest. Go to a trade union and raise the issue.

This is pride in its bad form. I really get a laugh of those that swank around here, pretending to be important in their cheap imitation furs or second-hand suits. They are little better than the crap under my shoe.

The REAL Polish pride is better. They can be proud of many things and certain characters raise their profile. As Pudzian says 'Polska górą'. The thing is, pride is pride but life requires more than that to carve out a living. Still, hats off to them for defending that which is Polish.
plk123 8 | 4,150
21 Sep 2010 #6
If you don't know what I mean then google 'kaczynski', 'PISdowcy' or 'PIS'

rydzyk

I have an uncle that asked me this question so...

so, what are you proud of?
NorthMancPolak 4 | 648
21 Sep 2010 #7
Are you assuming that Poles in general are proud of being Polish then?

I'd say that a significant proportion really couldn't give a **** about Poland or being Polish (based on my family's experience, anyway). Not everyone sees Poland and Polishness through rose-tinted spectacles; many are GLAD that they left, wouldn't go back if you paid them to, and really couldn't care less about their "Polish" origins. That's not to say that the UK is perfect (it's not, and never will be), but a change is as good as a rest for many.

They shouldn't be proud of their attitude towards viewing people in different jobs.

I couldn't agree more.
Halloween - | 30
21 Sep 2010 #8
Why Polish people should be proud of being Polish?

because when you are real Polish you are not muslim, best reason to be praud of
Sycamore - | 3
21 Sep 2010 #9
For one thing, I'm proud that Poland was one of the first countries to successfully fight against communism. I'm proud of what Wałęsa did then even though he wasn't the best president later on. I'm proud that we had a Polish Pope, who was a great man in my opinion, even though I'm not very religious. I'm proud of the Poles fighting in WWII. But I'm not a fanatic. I don't believe that Poles are the greatest nation in the world, beacause I don't believe there is such thing. I'm not extremely proud of being Polish, but I'm not ashamed. I try to make my own reputation.
Seanus 15 | 19,706
21 Sep 2010 #10
That's rubbish as there are Polish muslims. Besides, what do you know of Islam?
Halloween - | 30
21 Sep 2010 #11
That's rubbish as there are Polish muslims.

I used adjective REAL for a reason.

Besides, what do you know of Islam?

I know quite a lot about islam from many sources, not from watching socalled american anty-islam propaganda so if you wanna carry on questioning my knowladge about islam I can tell you now it would be your waste of time.
Seanus 15 | 19,706
21 Sep 2010 #12
Oh, so the people who follow Islam here are not real? They are illusions? They are holographic images? The Polish guy I watched seemed Polish enough to me and he follows Islam. He's more Polish than I am.

Then why do you disrespect the 0.05% of the population by attacking their faith?
plk123 8 | 4,150
21 Sep 2010 #13
it's in vogue right now..
Seanus 15 | 19,706
21 Sep 2010 #14
I've noticed ;)

I wonder if Poles are proud of pyzy. I have absolutely no sense of taste or smell now. The funny thing is, they taste the same when I have no cold whatsoever.
nott 3 | 594
21 Sep 2010 #15
Pyzy, yeah. You have to live with them. Tradition, like.
plk123 8 | 4,150
21 Sep 2010 #16
I wonder if Poles are proud of pyzy.

and kopytka.. :)
NorthMancPolak 4 | 648
21 Sep 2010 #17
I'm more proud of placki. Great Chanukah food :)
nott 3 | 594
21 Sep 2010 #18
and kopytka.. :)

Now what's so funny?! I'd die for kopytka... you a Lib, or what?

Disclaimer: Dying is to be taken figuratively. Nott.

'm more proud of placki. Great Chanukah food :)

Kartoflane? Lovely. And I heard it's something to do with Jews, yeah...

Now, Seanus, see the superiority. You know placki kartoflane? You do. You know hash browns? You do. Well? :)
SeanBM 35 | 5,808
21 Sep 2010 #19
Why Polish people should be proud of being Polish?

Why should anyone be proud of where they are from? because it gives them a sense of belonging.
No country would exist if there weren't things to be proud of.

I think a very interesting look at an aspect of pride in a country was explored in the Polish historical myths - to break or not to break them? thread, if anyone is interested.
NorthMancPolak 4 | 648
21 Sep 2010 #20
Kartoflane?

Don't say kartoflane! Shush is back, and she'll call you common if she hears you :D

and I heard it's something to do with Jews, yeah...

As are most good Polish things :)
nott 3 | 594
21 Sep 2010 #21
Don't say kartoflane! Shush is back, and she'll call you common if she hears you :D

And I'll call her gorolka, no worries :)
zetigrek
21 Sep 2010 #22
I used adjective REAL for a reason.

There is ethnic group called Tatars - native polish muslims. What about that, huh? ;P

(edited, I make a mistake writing about £emkowie - they are eastern otrtodox of course, sorry for my mistake)
pgtx 30 | 3,157
21 Sep 2010 #23
£emokowie

...hmmm...
pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C5%81emkowie
zetigrek
21 Sep 2010 #24
sorry Tatarzy not £emkowie.

A mosque in Kruszyniany built in XVIII cent.
nott 3 | 594
21 Sep 2010 #25
There is ethnic group called £emokowie - native polish muslims. What about that, huh? ;P

hkhm... :) Lemkowie... not quite too close to resemblance of truth :) There are some post-Tartars somewhere North-East. Mosques and all.

Edit: we are proud of our tolerance. Religious.
zetigrek
21 Sep 2010 #26
Actually I think that Poland have very little achievements if we take the amount of inhabitants.
Poland have more citizens than Australia or Canada, not mention Czech Rep. or Netherlands but the all of those have much more significant achivements in culture and science than Poland.

Actually I was never proud of being polish but it doesn't mean I'm not patriotic.
Seanus 15 | 19,706
21 Sep 2010 #27
As a Scot, I have to disagree. Poles have designed/invented some amazing things and have shown their ingenuity time and again.
zetigrek
21 Sep 2010 #28
examples please.

I know only Ignacy £ukasiewicz a guy who invented the paraffin lamp.
Maria Skłodowska Curie.
Copernicus as controversial let's leave him alone.

Who else?
nott 3 | 594
21 Sep 2010 #29
Siemionowicz.

Domeyko. Not an inventor, but anyway. Poles who explored Siberia (no irony).
zetigrek
21 Sep 2010 #30
Siemionowicz.

who's that?


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