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Do you like being an Argentine ? What would you answer if someone asked you that question? Yes, no doubt. Argentines are inflated every time we talk about our country. We do it with pride, with passion. We are convinced that there is no place more amazing than Argentina or people more wonderful than Argentines.
My mouth is filled with beautiful words every time I have to explain to a foreigner what Argentina is about. Every time I talk about this intense experience of being Argentinean. Every time I describe our landscapes , our customs , our tastes. When I talk about my land, Argentina is undoubtedly the best country in the world.
But then we have the other side. Then there's what happens inside. Then we are Argentines when we talk about Argentina with other Argentines. So, it's all complaints, reproaches. It's all bad news. So, we're the worst in the world. And everything outside is sure better than this, even if we have no idea.
How to survive this duality ? How can we genuinely feel the best and the worst, depending on the context? It seems that Argentina for Argentines is one and for external people it is another. A reality split in two, with the good for the outside and the bad for the inside.
That's what we are : extremists and duals. Proud and strict. Exaggerated, for good and bad. But, in spite of everything, do we like to be Argentine? A million times YES.
Publication Date: 21/09/2019
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