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Why don't you like this country?

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Helen Dushko

Helen D.

VENICE,
Italy

1427 posts

just interestin' what disadvantages u feel livin' in ur current country and why u r not satisfied with smth?

almost 8 years ago

#1
Amy Hodkin

Amy H.

DERBYSHIRE, ENGLAND,
United Kingdom

126 posts

I live in England, and overall it's pretty decent where I live. :) I guess i don't like the weather, that could be alot better haha. And I don't like most of the people... So much ignorance here!

0 · August 29, 2011

#2
Tim G.

Tim G.

OUDENAARDE,
Belgium

236 posts

Belgium.
Our politics and climate sucks, but overall it's a pretty pleasant country to live in.

0 · August 30, 2011

#4
Lucy D

Lucy D.

LONDON,
United Kingdom

574 posts

I live in England (London) and would have to agree with you on the weather! Especially this year and now that we're going into Autumn with barely a hint of Summer. It's just too depressing for words.

I also don't like that it feels like our country is losing its identity. I'm all for multi-culturism (before anyone accuses me of being a member of the BMP) but I can't help feeling like I'm being made to feel uncomfortable for a bit of good old English patriotism by the PC brigade gone mad.

1 · August 31, 2011

#5
Elenoir Plastique

Elenoir P.

ROME,
Italy

29 posts

Sono assolutamente d'accordo con te.

I live in Italy too and I totally agree, Italian politics SUCKS and I'm so sick about my country that I don't see the hour to go away. The only things I absolutely love about Italy are food and climate.

0 · September 1, 2011

#11
Helen Dushko

Helen D.

VENICE,
Italy

1427 posts

@Elenoir P.

I've been to Italy once and I was really impressed with ur unique culture and surely-architecture and art.
I think Italy's one of the most important ountries that developes the whole design..

0 · September 2, 2011

#12
Mary Napalm

Mary N.

FRANCE,
France

7 posts

I live in France unfortunately. There's a lot of criminals. People live in fear. Paris isn't beautiful and its subway smells piss. Btw, you've got pretty landscapes when you're far from a big city.

0 · September 2, 2011

#14
Elenoir Plastique

Elenoir P.

ROME,
Italy

29 posts

@Mary N.

Oh yes, I forgot to say that the whole Italy is absolutely unsafe.

0 · September 2, 2011

#18
Elenoir Plastique

Elenoir P.

ROME,
Italy

29 posts

Sure, there are lots of cities all over the country full of micro-criminality, of course you have to take care of yourself but I'm a traveller and I think that other european countries are safer than Italy. :\

0 · September 2, 2011

#20
Mary Napalm

Mary N.

FRANCE,
France

7 posts

Cause you don't live all the time there. People always trying to steal you something. And don't be a girl alone in Paris...
A life in France isn't life. It's a country more and more violent...
But french villages are pretty cool <3

0 · September 2, 2011

#22
Helen Dushko

Helen D.

VENICE,
Italy

1427 posts

just wonderin'-why it's borin?
there's no any galleries or museums or clubs/bars?

I was thinkin' 2 cum 2 Dublin 4 New Years' Eve
I've already chosen Copenhagen

0 · September 2, 2011

#23
Elenoir Plastique

Elenoir P.

ROME,
Italy

29 posts

Mh it depends on where you are. Southern Italy is worst, and generally suburbs of great cities (Naples, Rome, Milan and so on) are not safe, especially if you dont live here and walk alone... But I see U're a guy, so less problems for you :)

0 · September 2, 2011

#25
Tim G.

Tim G.

OUDENAARDE,
Belgium

236 posts

@Mary N.

When I went to Paris, I thought the city was breathtaking. I was also really surprised when I saw people crossing the street to throw stuff in the bins. In lots of big cities here, people just don't give a fuck. (':

But probably that's because I only saw the urban centre of Paris and not the suburbs. Tourists can have a total other image of a place than people who actually live there.

And I also didn't feel unsave in Paris. There were policemen at every corner of the streets. (':

0 · September 2, 2011

#26
Helen Dushko

Helen D.

VENICE,
Italy

1427 posts

@Tim G.

and what do u feel 'bout Belguim?

0 · September 2, 2011

#27
Tim G.

Tim G.

OUDENAARDE,
Belgium

236 posts

@Helen D.

Pretty pleasant. Of course it isn't always sunny here, people aren't always that friendly and our politicians are all idiots, but we have great health care, welfare for people who are unemployed or unable to work, our prosperity is also pretty high and our students don't have to pay bills of $150.000 when they go to college or university (I heard in America students have to pay ridiculous amounts of money to study).

So I'm happy to live here, although there are some cooler places to live in. (':

0 · September 2, 2011

#29
Helen Dushko

Helen D.

VENICE,
Italy

1427 posts

@Mary N.

I would never thought that in Paris life can b dangerous. anyway, is it true-that French ppl wanna save their language and that's why they don't like 2 speak eng with tourists?

0 · September 3, 2011

#30
Mary Napalm

Mary N.

FRANCE,
France

7 posts

You're welcome! It's better to be inform I think!

0 · September 3, 2011

#31
Mary Napalm

Mary N.

FRANCE,
France

7 posts

@Tim G.

Sure, the center of Paris is really lovely. Btw, you speak french if you're from Belgium so I continue in french, more easy for me.

Après c'est sûr que quand tu prend le métro, ça n'a rien à voir. C'est complètement abject! Et puis la violence en banlieue je ne t'en parle même pas. Se faire agresser est monnaie courante, particulièrement lorsque tu es une jeune fille / femme.

0 · September 3, 2011

#32
Mary Napalm

Mary N.

FRANCE,
France

7 posts

@Helen D.

I heard that rumor but I never notified that. When foreigners ask me their way I always try to help them. But parisians, like NewYorkers, are always always always busy and pressed (not sure bout this word) so they never take the time to answer...

0 · September 3, 2011

#34
Samantha B

Samantha B.

New Zealand

198 posts

I have lived in New Zealand my whole life and am so bored with it =/ The shopping isnt good at all, each shopping centre has the SAME shops over and over.

0 · September 5, 2011

#35
Ellis Dee

Ellis D.

VANCOUVER,
Canada

7596 posts

Canada is a great place to live....apart from our shitty, corrupt & contemptible government & all of the corporate abuse & ecological destruction that our shitty, corrupt & contemptible government allows....we're also probably one of the most heavily taxed nations on the planet....unless you count corporate income tax, which our stupid fucking gov't has been gradually cutting year after year.

There is a dark side to this country as well....most Canadians are completely oblivious about certain facts like how our nation was the first on the planet to implement Apartheid, or how the Canadian Government had concentration camps during both world wars....or how a company(SNC Lavalin) in Quebec has a contract with the US military to make 500,000,000 bullets per year, every year until 2013....the fact that our government doesn't come to the defense or legal assistance of Canadians who are incarcerated in foreign jails and even a few facilities like Guantanamo Bay.


So in short....Canada is good....but Stephen Harper is a sack of shit.....he is like our very own Richard Nixon....at least 62% of Canadians find him to be a detestable wanna-be despot.....fucking liar.....fucking fake politiican bullshit christian crypto-fascist, neo-conservative motherfucker.....

I often think it would be good if I left this country...but if I did it would mean letting those bastards get away with more than they've already gotten away with.

...this book reveals a good deal of the ill deeds done in the name of my country;

blackbook.foreignpolicy.ca/

0 · September 5, 2011

#36
Clementine Casimir

Clementine C.

SYDNEY,
Australia

128 posts

i live in Sydney, and Melbourne, but i am based in Sydney. It is the most beautiful place i love living here :)

0 · September 11, 2011

#37
Magnet S

Magnet S.

MELBOURNE,
Australia

111 posts

I live in Melbourne, it's a pretty cool city but compared to the other huge cities in the world, like NYC its tiny in comparison. I love the food in Melbourne but the shopping here (unless you're loaded) sucks. Our chain stores are nothing like the stores overseas like Topshop, H&M etc etc Some Australian designers are amazing. A store like say, Alice Euphemia has really lovely items but sooo out of my price range. Also, Melbourne is actually a pretty expensive place to live in. In my opinion anyway. Shit is expensive in Australia. I mean, I guess our wages are higher buut, as a student, it sucks T_T oh also, our op shops (thrift stores) don't seem to be anywhere near as good as those overseas.

Aaaaaand, although our trains are clean and kind of decent compared to some of the trains I've been to in other places, the actual schedules and services suck!!! EFF YOU METRO.

Lastly, I hate the heat, when Melbourne has hot summers, it's unbearable to me and I hate the huge surf/beach culture in Australia. When I was younger and would tell me I hated summer and didn't really like the beach that much they would literally open their mouths and look at me like I was a freak -__-

0 · September 11, 2011

#38
Fernanda Lucila G.

Fernanda Lucila G.

MTY,
Mexico

1103 posts

I wouldn't mind going back to 2008 and prior to that, to before the war on drugs started and people were (literally) getting killed outside the school campus, in restaurants, in their homes, etc.
I feel like I could live in a place like Paris or NYC without any trouble... if I've avoided having my car stolen and going through the avenues where the shootings are taking place, I think I can manage a city where the biggest threat is having your purse stolen.

0 · September 11, 2011

#42
Mila Joy

Mila J.

THE END OF THE WORLD,
Chile

60 posts

Chile
First of all, the education system sucks big time, unless you have tons of money. With no good education, there's no civic culture, so you have hundred of thousands ignorant and intolerant people. You have to see national tv, it's all about stupid national "celebs" that fake things in order to have some more minutes on nair, they're like de Kardashians, or even worse.
Politicias don't do their job, they're like loittle kids, spending their time fighting against each other and playing on their Iphones while they make OUR laws.
Ah, and 80% of priests are corrupted pedophiles, that's sad.

0 · December 23, 2011

#43
Clove Bud

Clove B.

CHICAGO,
United States

803 posts

I'm from Chicago, the US.

Our taxes are absurd, we give 1/3 of every penny we make to the government. The city is nice, I suppose, but every surrounding suburban wasteland is disgusting. We have stripmalls full of seedy businesses on every street corner, the grass and trees in their 5x5 land plots look plastic. Nothing here is natural. The air smells like McDonalds and toxic waste.

Don't even get me started on the government or the entire population. The Occupy movement was really great at first, but now there are so many shitheads involved, mucking around and talking of shutting a city down for one day, which won't hurt anybody but the people they're trying to save. Pulling this kind of shit is probably what recently caused the US president to sign a bill that allows the police to arrest and detain anybody they want, for as long as they want, with or without reason. That means that anybody who wants to think for themselves is at risk for eternal imprisonment. Our constitution is null and void at this point.

0 · December 23, 2011

#44
Mª Laura

Mª Laura

RECIFE,
Brazil

68 posts

I'm from Brazil and I hate how people are so lazy and gives a damn about corruption, everything there is absolutely expensive. They also look all the same and look at different people like they are freaks. I also hate how is extremely hot all the time and I can't even wear my jackets!

I'm living in US now and I hate the taxes and how people are so methodical. I also hate how there's so many stupid rules here, how they are obsessed with authority, judgemental and are religious. And people are no fun!

0 · December 23, 2011

#46
Rebekah W

Rebekah W.

United Kingdom

12 posts

I love the country, the problem is the people. Lol jk, it's the country. Weather's so crap in England and there's not much to do where I live.

0 · December 24, 2011

#48
Becky Bedbug

Becky B.

2005,
United Kingdom

1075 posts

I live in England and I love pretty much everything.

I think the only thing I hate is how many people truly believe that immigration is spoiling our country. People have been "coming over and stealing our jobs" for decades now, centuries even. I am strongly in the view that the mix of culture in Britain is what makes us such a rich, diverse country.

0 · December 24, 2011

#49
Vynka Aaaaa

Vynka A.

MY MIND,
Australia

109 posts

australia,
i love the weather and the people here but i hate how behind on the times we are- fashion, music, technology etc takes forever to become popular
also how expensive everything is

0 · December 25, 2011

#50
Lucy Kate

Lucy K.

Australia

98 posts

i am also from australia. i live in melbourne.
i love australia because we have amazing living and working conditions. i earn a fantastic wage.
i love my car and being able to drive everywhere.
we have great, fresh food here. the people are friendly and lovely.
i used to live in england and life there was amazing but hard.
what i dislike bout my country is its so boring. attitude from people is very narrow minded. the australian dream is to get married and build a house. rather than a big focus on travel and career. i miss the fashion in england, the business, that everyone was always up for a good time. they loved partying and drinking. but i guess the grass is greener.

0 · December 25, 2011

  

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