It really is strange at exactly how various points in one’s life, one should unexpectedly determine what they identify by themselves as. Today, during a rest between my lectures during the University of Warsaw, I became obtaining an internship at McKinsey and I also had to fill a questionnaire out. It had been all quite easy, mind you. Title, address, training, the main globe… and that is whenever it became embarrassing.
‘Guys!’ we shouted, ‘Are we Western or Eastern Europe?’
‘Central!’ a classmate responded.
‘There is not any “Central”! I’m simply likely to place in “Western.”’
‘No! We’re not at all Western Europe! France is Western European Countries, maybe not Poland!’
‘But we’re nearly Eastern either. Ukraine is Eastern Europe.’
‘Just devote “Eastern”,’ said several other buddy.
‘Yeah, whatever. We’re Eastern Europe, we guess,’ we muttered reluctantly.
Although we never truly considered Poland as Western or Eastern (since it is undoubtedly Central Europe, the special small snowflakes that individuals are), i might always lean in in direction of Western. Continue reading