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The Portuguese Are Lazy

The Portuguese are lazy, they don’t work, they just chill, drink wine, and play football . That’s a typical opinion on Portugal in the North. Well, for some reason, the stereotypes in other countries are not much better. More than that, I had myself the similar picture of Portugal before I actually arrived here 3 years ago. I could make a separate post on my silly presumptions, if you are interested. ☺

After being here in Portugal for 2 months involved in university activities and talking to local people, I should say that Portuguese people are a very hard-working nation. The working days are long and exhausting, responsibilities are high, the pace is fast.

Despite long working hours, Portuguese people find time for family, friends, hobbies, etc. How? I don’t know, but they are like supermen who manage to handle so many things at the same time.

I am also impressed by the high quality of work done my Portuguese people. They are very deliberate, which again breaks another stereotype of Portugal being a low quality country.

For a strange reason, Portugal is underestimated. What is more, this lovely country undeservedly got the negative label… 😞 But, guys, you are the best! 😘❀


19 thoughts on “The Portuguese Are Lazy

  1. Stereotypes everywhere (saves thinking).

    The Portuguese were among the premier navigators and explorers, their contribution should not be underestimated.
    Work hard, play hard?
    As the great Sage of the Horses said: take time, along the way, to stop and eat the flowers …

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    1. They are indeed proud of their origin and ready you work as much as it takes. I also like their attitude to life, they are serious people, but take things easy and with humour

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