February 5, 2009
Regarding Dr. Orlin Vushkov’s letter ‘Young people: Do not go back to Bulgaria‘, originally posted in response to the article ‘Eastern Europe struggles to bring back its workers‘:
I totally disagree with the view that young Bulgarians should run away from their own country. The arguments given are quite general and mainly based on the author’s own unsuccessful return to Bulgaria, which does not mean all Bulgarians with foreign diplomas will be as miserable as he was in our homeland.
In fact, Bulgaria is suffering precisely due to those who run away because it’s easier; thus, the majority of people who stay in Bulgaria are mainly unqualified. The author doesn’t want to bother even trying to change things or to make a difference.
Instead, he wants to go back to his comfort zone and watch the country go down from a safe distance.
Judging from my own experience, I have plenty of friends, with Bulgarian diplomas, who are pretty successful in Bulgaria. Leaving Bulgaria has never even crossed their minds. They are smart, they love their country and they work their way to the top: without connections.
Everybody judges from his/her own perspective of what happiness is, and I’m sure there are many Bulgarians all over the world who feel that home is nowhere else but Bulgaria and are waiting for the right moment to come back.
I am one of them. Once I’m done with my education, I’m going straight back and my friends will do the same!
Bulgarian studentAuthor : Andreas