“The quieter you go, the further you’ll get!” – perhaps this is the motto that comes to mind when thinking about the peculiarities of the Slovak mentality.
What does it mean? And what are the pros and cons?
Slovaks are rather unhurried, and they definitely have more important priorities than how to make more money. They will not tear their veins and plow seven days a week.
Of course, it is strange to see how at 13:30 the doors of the notary’s office are already closed when the opening hours are until 14:00. When on holidays not even all restaurants and cafes are waiting for guests, then there are ordinary shops. Although you get used to it and over time you do not experience any discomfort.
This degree of gravity, perhaps, is reflected in all spheres of life.
But this does not mean that everything flies headlong.
For example, the efficiency of the emergency services can only be envied. And how disciplined and thoughtful everything is on the road, if the same ambulance is going!
Slovaks are persistently pursuing their goals. Actually, this can be seen not only in the fulfillment of the tasks set by the government and local administration, but also in the growth of the country’s economy.
Such leisure has its own bonuses. Slovaks are calmer, more open and satisfied with their lives.
By the way, Slovaks have no habit of showing off and showing off at all. And if you see a modestly dressed Slovak at some average Skoda, this does not mean that he is poor, he has no money for cars and clothes. He just doesn’t need it.
Friends, how do you like this lifestyle? If you live in Slovakia, please share whether you have come across in a positive or negative way with this side of the mentality.