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What's wrong with you, Polish people - is it an inferiority complex?


hague1cmaeron 14 | 1,377
6 May 2010 #91
As a foreigner living here long-term, I can't say that it doesn't sometimes irritate me

I think you got it right, being proud of ones nationality is good provided it is channeled in the right way.
1jola 14 | 1,879
6 May 2010 #92
I meant that people will be saying they are from Breslau and not Wroclaw - why give a German name ?

When speaking with neo-Nazis this helps for you to get your bearings better. They were just doing you a favor.
hague1cmaeron 14 | 1,377
6 May 2010 #93
oure still using the same infrastructure. Look at what once was Breslau(Wroclaw)

Boy you are not to bright are you? would that be the same infrastructure that the Germans destroyed when retreating in the face of the Russian assault? And if any of it happned to survive, it was destroyed by the Russians. the City that was once called Breslau and now is called Wroclaw (you should get use to the fact by now) was rebuilt by the Poles.
Sokrates 8 | 3,346
6 May 2010 #94
Last i checked all Poles from Wrocław use its polish name, given that i'm from Wrocław and i never heard anyone using the world Breslau.

wonder how long will you last before being banned:))))
guzzler 1 | 88
6 May 2010 #95
I would like to submit my opinion for what it is worth that you will judge for yourselves. I was born in Ireland and have lived in England for over fifty years any knowledge I have of Poland was through my friends who were Free Poles.I can remember them sending parcels back to their relatives in Poland like medicine and other things which were scarce back home.

When reading this thread I go to thinking what my view of Poland was in the early sixties and to me it felt like they were in Prison. The whole soviet block was in prison the ones who were born into it knew no better. But the Poles and others did because their incarceration had been resent and they knew what it was like to be free.

When prisoners are released from a long term gaol sentence it takes time to readjust Poland is going through this now. It will come through it and be all the stronger for it you young Poles are the future of Poland remember the past but focus more on the future.
MediaWatch 10 | 945
6 May 2010 #96
When you GENERALIZE about Polish people and say:

"Is it some kind of inferiority complex? I know the answer, because we all are suffering from the same disease - yes, it is an inferiority complex"

All I can say is SPEAK FOR YOURSELF.

Frankly people of any group of people could be accused of what you accuse Poles of.

This notion that Poles think "they are the center of the universe" is the first time I heard anything like this. And by the way, don't most people think that way? Come to ethnic areas of the US and you will see how ethno-centric many of these groups are. Read ethnic and racial newspapers of other groups to see how ethno-centric they are.

As for your description of Poles, I don't know too many Polish Americans that are like that.
pawian6661 1 | 17
15 May 2012 #97
Merged: Do poles have an inferiority or superiority complex?

Everyone who has dealt with Poles or has lived in Poland for a while has realized that the Poles in general have a huge complex towards life. Poland’s contributions to the world are basically negligible. Today Poland is a post-communist country with bad economic situation for most of the people and with a very low standard of living compared to Western Europe, forcing Poles to emigrate.

Most of Polish cities look grayish and dirty. Poles usually have a ‘’nie moge’’ attitude towards work and it seems that they make an effort to be inefficient and unproductive, while they still complain for being paid low wages. Most of the jobs in Poland are in bureaucratic areas, administration, guards, and so on…. There are very little people really working and producing goods for the country. Indeed in order for the government to pay 50 zl, it needs 100 zl in bureaucratic expenses. With a governmental apparatus like that, it is not wrong to stay that Poland is a failed state. However, the situation in Poland goes beyond the government’s fault or responsibly, it is its people who make of Poland a grayish and dirty country; the Poles. Those insane drivers, those hooligans which fight against each other with no real ideology, those vandals painting graffiti everywhere they can, those lazy and unproductive workers who steal the asphalt for the highways they are building, those who give a bad customer service etc. etc. etc.

As a matter of fact, Poles love to complain and blame someone else for their situation. Quite often they like to find someone to blame in their past and never like to assume responsibilities on their own.

So guys, is it an inferiority or a superiority complex what the Poles have?

Definitions

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inferiority_complex

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superiority_complex
peterweg 37 | 2,319
15 May 2012 #98
First post and its a Troll. Well done.
InWroclaw 89 | 1,915
15 May 2012 #99
@Pawian

country with bad economic situation

News says Poland's growth forecast at 2.7% (in English)

seems that they make an effort to be inefficient and unproductive

Yet in the UK, Polish workers are known for hard work and industriousness, you can ask almost any employer there.

When I travel around Polish cities like this one, the impression I get is of busy bees rushing around. I don't really get that vibe in the UK except perhaps lunchtimes in the City of London areas.
peterweg 37 | 2,319
15 May 2012 #100
When I travel around Polish cities like this one, the impression I get is of busy bees rushing around.

Precisely my impression.

If you want to see a contrast, cross over the border to Lithuania. Poland is a busling, thriving place and Lithuania looks like the Black Death had descended.
pawian 178 | 15,909
15 May 2012 #101
First post and its a Troll.

Also a nickname thief.

Dirty stealer!
pawian6661 1 | 17
16 May 2012 #102
you poles really know how to make things filthy and miserable looking.

You have a point. However not only the rest of Breslau looks like Stalingrad in WW2 but basically all Poland does. The only exceptions are probably the city centers of Breslau, Poznan, Danzig, Krakow and Warsaw.

We should also mention that the train system prior WW2 was by far much better than it is today in Poland. Finally the highways are being built right now with EU money, however the progress is slow and the workers are highly inefficient. I have watched carefully polish construction workers while ''working'' and they really love to procrastinate. Poland asks now for more money to the EU since they couldn't finish the highways with the initially assigned budget. I am not surprised when the workers steal the asphalt and the rest are only trying to get their pockets full.

Poland is a failed state !
Ironside 50 | 11,260
16 May 2012 #103
Poland is a failed state !

And you Russians want to help I gather _
pawian6661 1 | 17
16 May 2012 #104
No. As long as the Poles don't get over their inferiority complex, Poland will remain a failed state.

The inferiority complex Poles have doesn't allow them to handle things on their own,, such as a country. If Poland wouldn't had joined the EU, the little progress in Poland due to the EU funding wouldn't be there,, .e.g. no highways, no new train stations, no new airports. Such things wouldn't be possible if Poland were alone.The Poles cannot do those things on their own.
peterweg 37 | 2,319
16 May 2012 #105
Irony: a Russian telling other countries how they should behave. Complaining about their wrecked infrastructure after hundreds of years of Russian occupation.
modafinil - | 418
16 May 2012 #106
And more ironic is to see who it is who are building highways etc in the UK.

The help with infrastructure is to speed up the potential of Poland. They are not charitable hand outs.
peterweg 37 | 2,319
16 May 2012 #107
Indeed, Poland has given something like 12billion to help bail out the Euro, this is only possible with the growth in the economy and greatly help with the infrastructure investments.

Building roads makes jobs and increases tax income.
Ironside 50 | 11,260
16 May 2012 #108
Poland has given something like 12billion to help bail out the Euro,

And now they want to increase the retirement age to meet needs ends!
pawian6661 1 | 17
16 May 2012 #109
a Russian telling other countries how they should behave

No, I am not Russian and if I were, what is the difference? All the points I have mentioned are truth

this is only possible with the growth in the economy

You troll yourself, but keep living in your lie, Poland is a failed state and nothing can change that

greatly help with the infrastructure investments

By the way, from which country are the companies leading those projects?
It seems there are not polish companies able deal with huge projects on their own
Ironside 50 | 11,260
16 May 2012 #110
No, I am not Russian

If you are not Russian then you are a troll !end-off !
pawian6661 1 | 17
16 May 2012 #111
You are unable to argue since you know my points are all truth.

Another typical example of the polish inferiority complex is when Poles start to look at nations which are worse than theirs and by this way they want to feel better. Something like ''Yeah Polska rules, look at Uganda they are dying, while we here in Poland, we live a comfortable life ''

Those who still claim Poland is a growing economy are beyond their inferiority complex. They start to believe things which are not. Well, I don't blame them, Poles are a complex society with huge complex :)
Ziemowit 13 | 4,397
16 May 2012 #112
Well written. Particularly this:

You are unable to argue since you know my points are all truth.

And also this:

Well, I don't blame them, Poles are a complex society with huge complex :)

FUZZYWICKETS 8 | 1,883
16 May 2012 #113
And now they want to increase the retirement age to meet needs ends!

it sucks that they upped the retirement age but it's a direct result of a socialized system with mass emigration. people don't work and pay into it, the well runs dry.
peterweg 37 | 2,319
16 May 2012 #114
socialized system

You can tell he's American from that. Interesting they have a communist armed forces and nobody has a problem with it, but a pension system or healthcare.. terrible.

Mind you, they don't need as much, their healthcare and pension system saves money by killing its citizens years before most of Europe.

ou are unable to argue since you know my points are all truth.

Still waiting to hear which shithole country you come from so Poland can emulate your superior ethical and social model.

Something like ''Yeah Polska rules, look at Uganda they are dying, while we here in Poland, we live a comfortable life ''

And you are doing what?
pawian6661 1 | 17
16 May 2012 #115
Still waiting to hear which shithole country you come from so Poland can emulate your superior ethical and social model

As I mentioned before, try to argue, try to prove that my facts are wrong. By that way we both can grow a little bit in knowledge. Oh sorry, I forgot it, you can't argue with something which is a fact :).
Ironside 50 | 11,260
16 May 2012 #116
WWII is over for almost 70 years and nobody cares.

For Poland only 20 years.

Poland has never been the Center of the Universe i

Poland were and is the Center of the Universe.

nobody cares.

So dice off with your inferiority complex!
peterweg 37 | 2,319
16 May 2012 #117
my facts

Your stupid comments are not facts.

Poland is doing great, Polish people are happy and have a positive view that things are going to get better.
Ironside 50 | 11,260
16 May 2012 #118
You are unable to argue since you know my points are all truth.

Am I ? I don't know any such thing.

Those who still claim Poland is a growing economy are beyond their inferiority complex.

Most of them are not even Polish, on PF that is.

Another typical example of the polish inferiority complex is when Poles start to look at nations which are worse than theirs and by this way they want to feel better. Something like ''Yeah Polska rules, look at Uganda they are dying, while we here in Poland, we live a comfortable life ''

Every society does that, it has nothing to do with ethnicity.

Well written.

Really ? stop overusing maple syrup!

it sucks that they upped the retirement age but it's a direct result of a socialized system with mass emigration. people don't work and pay into it, the well runs dry.

No, the well run dry because they haven't maintained them(they get paid for that) and on the top of it they were selling water on the black market.

Fuzz, after four years in Poland you still do not get it! They kept the system to manipulate people to vote them ..and now they don't need (or they think so) people to vote them, they say - hey we cannot afford that ...!
Wulkan - | 3,243
17 May 2012 #119
No. As long as the Poles don't get over their inferiority complex, Poland will remain a failed state.

Poland is a failed state and nothing can change that

I can see you are a troll bigginer, getting lost in your own statements.
citizen67 6 | 191
3 Feb 2013 #120
yes, it is an inferiority complex.

At least there is one intelligent Pole who has seen through the Bull shet they wer brought up on!, This superiority attitude has turned the Poles from being an admired liked sympathetic people into a people most other people despise.

Most Nationalities, perhaps all, nationalities are brought up on some sort of patriotic bullshet of some sort or version", we all hav our national myths and being told we are "special","unique" country/people with a unique role in the World when we kids etc., but intelligent people see through it as they grow up, and realize it is not true, (unfortunately).


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