I stayed in one motel/hostel in some town i can't pronounce, the owner told me he would like to live like a European, which is strange, because we were in Europe?
He told me, he would need three jobs to live a good life, which seemed strange?
He seemed to have a good life half the refurbishment of the hostel was paid for by the European union, there was a European union sign pinned to the house, who else gets that i wonder? It would be like winning the lottery in Ireland
How much do you need?
He told me, Europeans want to see things, experience things, this is true and i am currently seeing it and doing it and the sun is shining too!!
Polish people are hard wired to save money and own stuff, they see things like travel as unnecessary.
A guy I worked with Tom, told me when Polish people live over seas, their main objective is to save money, so much so that they miss out experiencing the culture where they work.
Another guy told me pretty much the same thing, a guy he knows worked in Japan for years and all he did was work and save, he saved enough to open a clothes shop. Which is funny, that's an experience I would hate.
Art or Sandwich?
A woman in an art gallery told me pretty much the same thing, locals don't really buy art, they see it as unnecessary and extravagant. You cant eat it, you sure cant, but has he seen the sandwiches I make?
What do you need?
Maybe this could be related to Maslovs hierarchy of needs, in a society that is geared to work, people just haven't the time to stop and smell the roses?
Three Euros here is the per hour rate in Poland, in Ireland its €8.65, its one of the highest in the world and the guy was going to be finished working about midnight, his choice, not mine.
Are you rich?
To me, being European means helping each other, everything is connected, a traffic jam in Paris impacts Germany
I ended up telling the hostel owner he was rich and it doesn't matter how much money you have in Ireland, you wont be able to buy a house, the banks suck up all the money.
Europa seduced by a bull, why not?
In Greek mythology Europa (/, /; Greek: Εὐρώπη Eurṓpē) was the mother of King Minos of Crete, a woman with Phoenician origin of high lineage, and for whom the continent Europe was named.Oh Europe and he go half a house paid for by the European Union, good work if you can get it, huh?