“I have my own theory on how the nature of a land influences the mentality of its people. I myself am from Greece but I have been living in The Netherlands since 2005. Since I lived in both countries I believe the economic crises has everything to do with the mentality of its people. For example, In Greece if you plant seed a beautiful flower will grow out of it without putting too much effort in it. The Greek’s actually had the time to sit down and think about the meaning of life. I also think that is why so many philosophers and great thinkers came from Greece. We never had to battle the nature like the Dutch. For centuries they fought against the sea and they managed to put half of the land dry. I think that’s where the hard working mentality comes from. Until this day the Dutch still fight nature on a daily basis. Rather if it’s rain or snow, it won’t scare them from going outside and ride their bikes to work.”