Listen to the media these days. Brexit is all the talk. What happened Grexit? False perception? Maybe. And maybe not, you can argue either way these days all you want, but for the next couple of years, Britain has taken the spotlight. And what that means for Greece, in my opinion, is nothing but healthy. Time for some good news.
Turn off the news, stop listening to all the noise and look around anywhere in Greece. Greeks are no longer bound to the keyboard of their cellular phones, today, their eyes are clearly set above the horizon.
Almost four years ago, I remember clearly planting seeds with my fellow patriots on the importance of spreading hope, the parting words I used in Greek were Καλη Συνεχεια (or) Good Continuance. Today, end a conversation with any Greek and there’s a 50% chance you’ll hear these words. My perception based on my observations of late are that Greece has taken a turn for not only what is better, and today, I’m left with the sure feeling that my patriots are standing on the shoulders of being great.
The ancient art of collaborating, sharing, arguing and discussing for the greater good of the community is all you hear. Greeks are no longer bound to how many Euros are in their pocket, instead, Euros are being replaced by the higher level currency of opportunity. Listen closely and inside of one day you’ll hear someone actively sharing ideas about opportunities between each other.
Young adults are actively learning about the value of practical experience, be it via internship, working multiple jobs, even waiting tables which used to be frowned upon, is now respected. I’m seeing highly educated and capable individuals tout the value of experience, collaboration and hard work, maintain a steadfast rule of work life balance, and promoting the principles of continuously thinking about continuance and progression. Comfort is no longer an option. Progression, continuance, collaboration, opportunity and sharing is all you hear about and has now become the the talk of the town.
A mentor of mine shared a thought a year ago, one summer night on a balcony over a whiskey. It was along the lines of Greece is great because of its principle belief in hope, continuity, community and family. I have nothing more to say than that thought has been validated and proven to me consistently over the past several weeks.
To the Greek parliament. Take your head out of your ass, stop looking in a mirror and listen to your people. They’re getting it right.
Way to go Greece. You’re doing GREAT! Thank You for reminding us the importance of hope and unity. Keep going.