May 25, 2012 § Leave a comment
The day one decides one wants to change her or his life because one is fed up of a country where there is no room for people with excellent skills and attitudes, who want to contribute to society for common good, nowadays that is absolutely complicated.
I have been exploring western world living in many areas such as New York, The Netherlands, Tuscany, London and Milan and I can sum up many concerns I have about equal opportunities or even about opportunities per se.
I have been reading a article which compares Schools in Finland and in the USA. I read Italy differently from Finland finds itself at the 29th place in terms of PISA tests. Some months ago I read people from the North of Italy are as good as their peers in the rest of Europe in such a test. I was born in Milan, I attended good catholic school but people abroad consider my passport and not my study career, I am afraid.
When I read those articles I am shocked. I feel as if I grew up in a third world country. But then I realize they are not talking about me. No article talks about me and about Italian people who are competitive and who have excellent skills. Despite the fact that I studied a lot and I never gave up because I believe in lifelong learning, I realize Italy and Italians are always considered as ignorant and lazy people. This is not true for some people, who are obliged to leave that awful country. We are destined to move from country to country without rest because of our passport ,which declares something false. There are a lot of people who are not Italians despite their passport, if Italian means ignorant, lazy, mafia, machiavellian, cheating, narrow minded, not reliable, stuck in the past people.