Lots of young French people fascinated by London though, anyone in France knows it's an undeniable fact. Of course London enjoys its language that's worldwide spread - a huge advantage - and its reputation of dynamism and friendly atmosphere, while people have a feeling of suffering from a lack of opportunities in France. Yet as far as Paris goes, its economy's bigger than London's for now but all other cities throughout the country are far slower.
I think our problems are easily recognizable: words like consensus
(general agreement) decentralization
are still very misunderstood in France, which causes many stupid difficulties. There's no future for stubborn people in this world and given the stubborn way the French act all the time, it seems almost a miracle that France is still among the most advanced nations. Hopefully our new national administration will be astute enough to allow some improvement in the overall mentality. I'm pretty sure there's a massive potential wasted in this country for the only reason that people are completely unable to trust one another. A couple of examples:
- entrepreneurs (especially the most successful) are usually taken for selfish bastards that would treat people like their slaves.
- public workers are willingly called lazy butts paid for doing nothing.
- unemployed people from poor ghettos are treated like scum, discriminated, including those college-educated.
- emerging countries such as China are seen by most as a terrible threat.
And it goes like that on and on. No wonder some want to leave the country, for things are obviously much harder, bringing rough frustrations in that kind of pitiful atmosphere.
Oh well, in short London gets a significant number of French yuppies whereas France's countrysides get loads of retired British.