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acamp7

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This is such a fascinating insight on what Greeks actually think about living in Greece. Greeks are some of the only group of people that I've met that frequently criticize their own country with an honest perspective. I have found that this is pretty rare because most people that I know seem to be blindly patriotic about where they're from. So, if you're Greek...do you like living in Greece? What are the pros and cons? If your'e not, are you surprised by some of these answers?

 
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I love Easy Greek, they ask great questions of mainly Athenians but other Greeks too.

With regards to this specific video, I'm not surprised by any of the answers. Local Greeks would experience the political and economic situation in Greece more intensely than Greeks living overseas. I have spent at most a few months at any one time in Athens and I absolutely love it. Of course, I am not affected by the politics and economics as much and when I'm there I am on holidays so I can enjoy the more pleasant aspects of living in Athens. With covid and the advent of working from home I have considered working for a few months from Athens just to see what it is like and I might do this next year (summer of 2023). I'll have a much more intense view of work/life in Athens after that!
 
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Hash

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This is such a fascinating insight on what Greeks actually think about living in Greece. Greeks are some of the only group of people that I've met that frequently criticize their own country with an honest perspective. I have found that this is pretty rare because most people that I know seem to be blindly patriotic about where they're from. So, if you're Greek...do you like living in Greece? What are the pros and cons? If your'e not, are you surprised by some of these answers?

We had many passionate, criticisms, open ended conversations, people didn't like the politicians at all, musically one of the best talks, for food an amazing cultural exchanges, going to people's homes, learning about their heritages,all in all my experiences were life changing,I am of the few to integrate in a society where I was truly loved as I reciprocated in return,I felt Greek without being Greek.... sorry not directly related to the subject but hopefully useful to the reader... Mostly the people I associated with were proud to be Greek, that the politicians were to blame for the financial crisis from the late 70s.... yes that's when they really began...
 
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toniiv

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We had many passionate, criticisms, open ended conversations, people didn't like the politicians at all, musically one of the best talks, for food an amazing cultural exchanges, going to people's homes, learning about their heritages,all in all my experiences were live changing,I am of the few to integrate in a society where I was truly loved as I reciprocated in return,I felt Greek without being Greek.... sorry not directly related to the subject but hopefully useful to the reader... Mostly the people I associated with were proud to be Greek, that the politicians were to blame for the financial crisis from the late 70s.... yes that's when they really began...
Agree. One of the best parts of being in Greece is everyones openess to talk about issues going on. Everyone in Greece is realistic and passionate in the best ways. I love Greece, just wish the politicians cared about the people as much as I do.
 
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Hash

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Agree. One of the best parts of being in Greece is everyones openess to talk about issues going on. Everyone in Greece is realistic and passionate in the best ways. I love Greece, just wish the politicians cared about the people as much as I do.
It began with Mimi and the pink Villa scandal for Pasok Socialist dynasty... look it up.....it is really funny and how it changed the society and how corrupted they were in front of the people's eyes!.....I would return there to live again but even my best friends who are Greeks living there tell me that Greece I knew and will love eternally beyond my death doesn't exist anymore!......It is extortionately expensive to live there now that UK is not in EU and I wouldn't have the same rights as EU citizens...... Kalley Mera from Thailand...No country on this planet has Filoxenia and Filotimo like Mana Elllada!🇬🇷♥️
 

ellinasgolfer0320

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Greeks love Greece. They just don't like the economy.
 

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Hash

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Greeks love Greece. They just don't like the economy.
Just picture this.... Frappe at the Cafenion before the Euro was about 300 Drachmas....Then came the Euro by Pasok falsification of the Entry requirements.... just how they managed this no one will ever know fully....The same Frappe was €3 Euro in Mykonos .... Exchange rate from €1 to Drachmas was 340.....so 3 times more expensive....I remember Mykonos being empty in 2002 and 2003....it was so depressing.
Have a read!

 
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seleanor

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Just picture this.... Frappe at the Cafenion before the Euro was about 300 Drachmas....Then came the Euro by Pasok falsification of the Entry requirements.... just how they managed this no one will ever know fully....The same Frappe was €3 Euro in Mykonos .... Exchange rate from €1 to Drachmas was 340.....so 3 times more expensive....I remember Mykonos being empty in 2002 and 2003....it was so depressing.
Have a read!

The economic crisis is one of the saddest stories in Greece
 
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k_tsoukalas

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This was fun - most people were positive, but they'd throw in something honest here and there... It's healthy to like your country, but see room for improvement. This video was a good find. I appreciate how they speak a little slow because I am only just brushing up on my Greek and have a hard time with listening when it's too fast. I am sure it will get easier and easier...
 
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Hash

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This was fun - most people were positive, but they'd throw in something honest here and there... It's healthy to like your country, but see room for improvement. This video was a good find. I appreciate how they speak a little slow because I am only just brushing up on my Greek and have a hard time with listening when it's too fast. I am sure it will get easier and easier...
Siga siga Olla Kalla!!... Good and bad in every one...... everywhere!!........and live to learn! .... Listen to Paul McCartney's song... Kalley Mera.
 

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