4,5 years ago I’ve come to Germany and my first impression was “So what, it looks like every other place, I don’t really see a difference from Bulgaria…”. Soon after that I’ve noticed one big difference in my opinion – even though I was living in the nonexistent City of Bielefeld I was always hearing stuff like “here’s the biggest / the first / the greatest / the best / the oldest / the most beautiful etc …” I’ve never really heard stuff like that in Bulgaria – people being proud of whatever their city / country has to offer. Now that I’ve moved to Hamburg I hear stuff like “the biggest / greatest / best” all the time, people are soooo proud of … I don’t really get of what. Hamburg even advertise itself as the most beautiful city in the world!!! That’s really kind of crazy I think, there is some ground for it in a couple of surveys in Germany, but every normal human being wouldn’t take that too seriously. Still – it feels kind of nice to be walking around a place, that the people who live in just love and are proud of . It’s a crazy obviously fake self-esteem-boaster, that as crazy as it is just works.
So the point of that no-point-post, that you’ve missed so much lately 😉 , is that the good feeling of living anywhere doesn’t really come from what the place is really like, but from how the people who live there are feeling about the place. That”s why although Bulgaria has great history, amazing nature and culture most people are weirdly unhappy with living there – the atmosphere of dissatisfaction creates dissatisfaction, just like an atmosphere of proud satisfaction creates proud satisfaction.