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Poles start to feel arrogant and superior to Southern Europeans


Englishman 2 | 278
1 Oct 2013 #61
I have a theory about why countries in Southern Europe tend to have a reputation for being lazy: the weather. In summer it's too hot to work, in winter the weather's too nice to sit inside, working. In contrast, in countries such as Poland the weather is usually not great, so the people are industrious.

When I explained this idea to an American friend he pointed out a flaw: California is one of the most innovative and richest parts of the US. Which may be true, except of course that they can afford air conditioning...
TheOther 6 | 3,821
2 Oct 2013 #62
California is one of the most innovative and richest parts of the US.

They were, now they are bankrupt... :)
pierogi2000 4 | 229
2 Oct 2013 #63
Let's be honest. There are two specific industries that make California what it is: Hollywood and the Silicon Valley. Without these two, the state is South Carolina.
TheOther 6 | 3,821
2 Oct 2013 #64
You forgot tourism and wine.
Harry
2 Oct 2013 #65
And prn, apparently.
AdamKadmon 2 | 508
2 Oct 2013 #66
Such 'legends' always have a truth behind them.

Blood libel

Sandomierz blood libel legends

Also read about an idea, behavior, or style that spreads from person to person within a culture.

Does it make any sense for you?
kondzior 10 | 977
2 Oct 2013 #67
@AdamKadmon
This thread piqued my interst, I am just reading Ariel Toaff's book. These are not some mad ravings. In fact, he makes a a lot of sense.

I shudder to imagine so, but this kind of ritualistic murder might continue being practiced in the fringes of the world to this day. Specially in the east, being that Eastern Christians are specially aware of this.
rojji
26 Mar 2018 #68
Its a defence mechanism for their being dumb with nothing to offer more than anyone else can.
Username 1
12 Nov 2019 #69
Arrogance often does come from inferiority complex. May be the case with Polish. ..And some others.
Crow 138 | 8,083
12 Nov 2019 #70
What I know Poles feel,... I won`t say superior, but better then western Europeans. And rightfully so. Western European stupidity is famous.
Lyzko 25 | 7,145
13 Nov 2019 #71
Anyone who suffers from an inferiority complex will project such feelings onto others whom they sense as in some way a threat!

.....as Eastern European arrogance and feelings of superiority are legion, Crow!
:-)
Bratwurst Boy 5 | 10,375
13 Nov 2019 #72
I made the experience that those with an inferiority complex are the same who accuse others of displaying arrogance...
Lyzko 25 | 7,145
13 Nov 2019 #73
Perhaps, B.B. Yet it all depends upon which side of the fence you're sitting at the time as well!
Bratwurst Boy 5 | 10,375
13 Nov 2019 #74
Maybe...but I have yet to hear truly self-assured people complaining about other peoples arrogance...they just don't care!
Lyzko 25 | 7,145
13 Nov 2019 #75
I too can let such things roll off my back, to be sure though, they can also be quite annoying over time:-)
Jjjam
13 Nov 2019 #76
Arrogance requires a superior culture. Even Krakow and Torun can't match the beauty of Rome, Seville, Plovdiv, Varna, Athens, and various other Southern European cities. Also Italian cuisine is the best and healthier. What Poland has is beautiful women and hardworking people. I don't like the mass alcoholism. Italian and Spanish economy are still better than Polish one.
Miloslaw 6 | 2,904
13 Nov 2019 #77
Arrogance requires a superior culture

Yes and Spain and Italy do not posess that.

Also Italian cuisine is the best and healthier

Italian cuisine is pretty good but is beaten hands down by French cuisine.

Rome is a beautiful city, unfortunately it is full of Italians......
Lyzko 25 | 7,145
13 Nov 2019 #78
All such discussion is based purely on ethnocentrism and cultural relativism!
I've never been to Nairobi, but have been told by Europeans visiting there that it has an impressive infrastructure and many elegant edifices....I don't especially who provided the money or the know-how:-)
gumishu 11 | 5,142
14 Nov 2019 #79
Arrogance often does come from inferiority complex. May be the case with Polish. ..And some others.

yes - that sounds true
Ironside 49 | 10,108
16 Nov 2019 #80
Did you notice that Poles usually felt inferior to ... they act like they are superior to Greeks, Portuguese, Spaniards etc.?

No, I didn't. Did you?
I haven't been reading much of PF's content for few years now and I forgot about posts like this. OP - let be honest here a troll or an idiot- should be renamed ram.

By the way annoying quoting rules.
Crow 138 | 8,083
16 Nov 2019 #81
Italians and Greeks are arrogant on Poles and not the opposite. And Italians and Greeks are those who are ugly.
NoToForeigners 7 | 1,032
16 Nov 2019 #82
Southern westerners such as Spaniards, Italians and Portuguese are what i call "wieśniaki" in Polish :)
Edit:
Not wieśniaki (this would imply i dislike ppl that live in rural Poland) but "Wsioki" :P
Simpletons
Ironside 49 | 10,108
16 Nov 2019 #83
Italians and Greeks are arrogant on Poles

I Never noticed anything like that.

Simpletons

Simpletons are everywhere they just run across races, nations and cultures./ They are everywhere.


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