> Because we have a small, poor country full of people with big hearts .
> Because we buy whole watermelons and not in slices .
> Because we buy whole lambs and not in pieces .
> Because nights in Greece finish in the morning .
> Because we take our coffee slowly, while smoking and not in "shots" .
> Because flirting is our national hobby .
> Because sex is our national sport .
> Because we always moan about the public sector and everyone seeks to get a job in it .
> Because we are not puritans .
> Because we are not racists .
> Because we cheat openly, without trying to hide it .
> Because we go out almost every night even if we are penniless .
> Because we know how to spend better than we know how to save .
> Because we never visit others empty handed .
> Because there is no way to explain to foreigners what is "kapsoura" (burning desire for someone) .
> Because in Greece family is still something valuable .
> Because we do not share the petrol with those we take in our cars .
> Because we always make it,albeit in the last moment .
>Because we were slaves for 400 years yet never bring that up as an excuse for our current state .
> Because for the sake of a woman we made war for 10 years (Trojan war)
> Because we are everywhere around the planet .
> Because we love and hate with passion .
> Because "filotimo" (friend of honour, helping someone because it is a shame not to) does not exist in any other language .
> Because whenever foreigners cannot find a word, they use one of ours.
> Because we spend our bad and low times with our friends and family and keep shrinks out of business.
> Because Socrates, Plato and Aristotle were Greek,on whose philosophies the western thought is based.
> Because we invented theatre .
> Because we gave birth to Democracy .
> Because we discovered logic .
> Because we jumpstarted science .
> Because we are proud of our culture.
> Because when others were discovering meat, we already had cholesterol
> Because when we were building the Parthenon, the others were still sleeping on trees .
> Because we gave the light to all these leaders who are "striving" for peace by making wars .
> Because we can give anything up, just to make love .
> Because Eros was a Greek God .
> Because we have a distinction between Eros (falling in love) and Agapi(innocent love), while we feel both of them passionately.
> Because we change our cars every three years, our mobile phones every year and our lover every three days .
> Because when others used to be clothed with wolf skin we were weaving see-through linen .
> Because "Greeks do not fight as heroes, heroes fight like Greeks" (Winston Churchill, 1941) .
> Because we don’t use ketchup with our food ( it tastes good anyway) .
> Because we gave our ancient alphabet to the Romans and our Medieval alphabet to the Slavs .
> Because the Greeks (Trojans) were the first to leave their language traits in India and not the other way around.
> Because we share our knowledge throughout the world
> Because we want the world to benefit and unite.
> Because we do not mutate and alter history and hope no one notices.
> Because we converted all of eastern Europe into Christians .
> Because we get angry quickly but we forget all about it even quicker .
> Because we are not ashamed to cry .
> Because we dance even when we are sad .
> Because we work to live and we do not live to work .
> Because 97% of the stars’ names are Greek .
> Because although we know danger well, we dare .
> Because when you shout "brother" in the streets everyone turns around
> Because we always talk about getting on a diet after we had our meal .
> Because we speak loudly and laugh even louder .
> Because we do not know what anxiety is .
> Because although we smoke more than anyone in the world and eat the most red meat in Europe we live the longest in Europe.
> Because we are starting with "just a coffee" early afternoon and end up off our heads in the morning .
> Because we walk in the streets at 2:00 in the morning and there are traffic jams .
> Because we walk in the streets at 4:00 in the morning and there are traffic jams .
> Because girls are not scared to walk alone in the streets at 2:00 or 4:00 o’clock in the morning .
> Because the inside of all our churches are not dark, but full of light
> Because we are direct .
> Because we never report people who cheat .
> Because we always have a solution to problems, even if usually indirect or illegal .
> Because we have tendencies to extremity .
> Because our parents do not forget that we exist when we reach 18 .
> Because when we want to sunbathe, we go to the beach, we don’t crawl on grass or jump into fountains .
> Because we confront every difficulty with humour.
> Because the Olympic games were born here .
> Because, with our (Olympic) light, we unite the world and pass the message of peace .
> Because we live permanently in the country that foreigners dream to visit for a week .
> Because our sky is blue, not grey .
> Because we have the cleanest seas on the planet .
> Because 40% of Oxford dictionary is made up with Greek words .
> Because we are a poor country with very rich citizens .
> Because we know what "Kefi" (propensity to fun) means .
> Because we like to spend money and eat fish while it is still fresh .
> Because Homer wrote Iliad 3500 years ago and Hollywood turned it into a movie just recently .
> Because in Greece nobody is hungry .
> Because in Greece nobody is homeless .
> Because we speak foreign languages – who learns Greek? .
> Because Tsikoudia from Crete is the strongest drink in Europe (85% alcohol).
> Because we grow hallucigenic weed without biological engineering!! .
> Because our "model for life" has many curves .
> Because we wear sandals without socks .
> Because we get paid on Friday and we end up owing money by Monday morning
> Because we gave the oath "freedom or death" .
> Because God did not chose us as His favourite people, but we chose our Gods.
> Because we are European Champions in football .
> Because only in Greece, the guy who prepares the souvlaki asks the young lady: "What shall I put in?" and she happily replies "Please, everything!"