Posted by: nikusjka | July 4, 2009

Why being Greek is great?


Where should we start our Greek adventure? Maybe, just for introduction, here are some interesting facts I found about Greece. I checked and agree to 90% of them. Greeks, feel proud! 🙂 Others.. well, just enjoy!

Why being a Greek is great

– Because we have a small, poor country full of people with big hearts.
– Because we never visit others empty handed.
– Because there is no way to explain to foreigners what is “kapsoura”(burning desire for someone).
– Because in Greece family is still something valuable.
– Because we always make it, sometimes in the last moment.
– Because we were slaves for 400 years yet never bring that up as an excuse for our current state.
– Because we are everywhere around the planet.
– Because “filotimo” (friend of honour, helping someone because it is a shame not to) does not exist in any other language.
– Because whenever foreigners cannot find a word, they use one of ours.
– Because we spend our bad and low times with our friends and family, not with shrinks.
– Because Socrates, Plato and Aristotle were Greek.
– Because we invented theatre.
– Because we gave birth to Democracy.
– Because we discovered logic.
– Because we jumpstarted science.
– Because we are proud of our culture, not of our wars.
– Because when we were building the Parthenon, the others were still sleeping on trees
– Because we gave the light to all these leaders who are “striving” for peace by making wars.
– Because we have a distinction between Eros (falling in love) and Agapi (innocent love), while we feel both of them passionately.
– Because Eros was a Greek God.
– Because we gave the oath “freedom or death”.
– Because when others used to be clothed with wolf skin we were weaving see-through linen.
– Because “Greeks do not fight as heroes, heroes fight like Greeks” (Winston Churchill,1941).
– Because we gave our ancient alphabet to the Romans & our medieval alphabet to the Slavs.
– Because we are not ashamed to cry.
– Because we dance when we are sad.
– Because we work to live and do not live to work.
– Because 97% of the stars’ names are Greek.
– Because when you shout “brother or cousin ” in the streets everyone turns around.
– Because the inside of all our churches are not dark but full of light.
– Because our parents do not forget that we exist when we reach 18. Because when we want to sunbathe, we go to the beach, we don’t crawl on grass or jump into fountains.
– Because our sun is healthy-you know this, bc grandma say it’s good for your bones
– Because we confront every difficulty with humor.
– Because the Olympic games were born in Greece.
– Because, with OUR (Olympic) light, we unite the world and pass the message of peace.
– Because our sky is blue, not grey.
– Because 40% of Oxford dictionary is made up with Greek words.
– Because we know what “Kefi” (propensity to fun) means.
– Because Homer wrote Iliad 3500 years ago and Hollywood turned it into a movie just recently
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