Europeans have the right idea!

  1. Sigh...my husband and I just got back from a fabulous trip to Italy, Greece and Spain. What a wonderful experience! Europeans have such a wonderful outlook on life. In general people were much more relaxed and took time to enjoy life. They were friendly and courteous and respectful to eachother. We loved the Mediterranean diet, lots of fresh seafood, fruits and vegetables. Although many people smoked there were very few overweight people. I can't wait to go back!
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  3. by   Tweety
    It's been said they have one of the healthiest diets in the world, and low rates of heart disease.

    The Europeans also take more vacation time than we do. I agree, in many areas they get it right.
  4. by   jnette
    Quote from 3rdShiftGuy
    The Europeans also take more vacation time than we do. I agree, in many areas they get it right.

    Yes, as an employee, 6 weeks paid vacation per year is a given in most places of employment. Often goes to eight weeks in no time.

    The Mediterranean countries are a fun loving people... they believe in living life to the fullest, and don't stress much. Very friendly and laid back... kinda like here, too... the more south you go, the more relaxed and friendly the people.

    Just must be that "Southern Thang" !

    Glad you enjoyed !!!
  5. by   Havin' A Party!
    Quote from jnette
    ... The Mediterranean countries are a fun loving people... they believe in living life to the fullest...
    And it's generally a simpler life too, which also helps. Kinda like a through back to earlier times.

    We can definitely learn some things from them.

    So let's celebrate life!
  6. by   rpbear
    I know what you are talking about! I lived in southern Italy for two years and they have a totaly different outlook on life. However vacationing in Italy and living in Italy are totally different! I don't think that I would ever want to live there again. Not because it was that terrible, but it is just so different and I am way to "american". Great place to visit though!

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