insomaniacal wrote:I've only met 3 Greeks. One of them needs to learn to shower, but is a pretty cool guy other than that.
The other two were twin sisters from Greece that spoke only basic English. I got assigned to tour them around our campus. They were nice people overall.
Only 3? Your entire life?
I guess i find that odd considering the part of Australia where i'm from has a very large population of Greek people and is very much dominated by Greek Culture.
I've mixed opinions on Greek people, as a whole.
The houses in my suburb are predominantly built and occupied by Greek people/families, so I have regular encounters with Greeks all the time.
Many of the 'mature' Greek people i have met (older adults, almost all seniors) to be very nice, loving and caring people, always friendly.
However, the large number of Greek teens i find to be arrogant, vain and way too caught up in the mindset of "I'm Greek, my culture is superior to yours, I can do what i like".
I believe this is due, mainly, to the wholehearted loving they are shown by there parents and family through the earlier years of their lives.
Many of these kids come from families where they are the sole child (or 1 of very few), and the parents (unintentionally) spoil them, and bring them up to believe that the sine shines out their ass and the world revolves around them.
There are many exceptions to this, of course, and i also have many friends who are Greek and are very laid back, modest and 'cool' people.
I am in no way opposed to Greek people or Greek culture at all. I also back Monica 110%; I love Greek food, But, based on what i see/have seen, this is where i stand.