What is this world we live in ? What is our purpose here ? Why do we exist ? These are very natural questions in Greece, and have been for 3000 years.
A shop owner will ask himself these questions, and also ask other people these same questions. Never mind his daily routines, or corruption, red tape, public debt, falling tourist numbers, road decay, immigrants and so on. He’ll stop for a second and ask himself something like “What are stars made of ?”, “How far are they, really ?”.
Then, he’ll go to the taverna, sit down, order ouzo and meze (it’s 10 in the morning) and have a nice chat with his fellow countrymen about these very important issues. Never mind most of these questions have been answered. The Greek spirit (ouzo, mostly) incessantly demands new answers. Continue reading