Apart from their tradition for tax fraud/evasion, does anyone know why the Greek disaster has been so striking? Cause I hear they actually work harder than the French.
Fact is working harder doesn't necessarily mean smarter, far from there.
Italians perform that average only because they often annoyingly show off their oh-so-precious Italian pride so loudly, which is awkward and tiresome in the end. If only all these proud people from the south side, dads and mothers of our civilization could acknowledge that a bit of that new-school northern discipline ain't so bad, we'd all be much better off.
I guess the French are bashing and beating up themselves a bit too hard after all.
psst... A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. (John 13:34)