I cannot help but notice distress and misery around me, in these times of political instability and economic uncertainty in Greece. I see it on the faces of people on the metro in the morning, on signs of stores “for sale” and on the homeless on the streets.
Having spent all my summers on an island in Greece, it is only natural to infer my particular affinity towards this country. The beautiful sandy beaches, rocky island ridges, iconic white villages, all immediately come to mind as breathtaking Grecian landscapes. White marble pillars of the Parthenon hold timeless and universal historic values (even for fashion icons such as Gucci) while the nutritious Mediterranean cuisine has come to naturally comply with modern health craze trends.
Globalization is often a prized trademark of the 21st century. An interconnected world, where the obstacles of time and space have been overcome through massive technological breakthroughs, is indeed something to be admired. A world, in which the free movement of goods, services, and ideas brings together individuals from completely different backgrounds, is also remarkable.
Yet it is questionable whether these revolutionary changes are truly welcomed in the year 2017.