Aleksandra, what is your personal view of Europe?
Europe means home to me. A home which I have sentiment and gratefulness for, as well as I would like to abandon. With all its diversity, cultures, languages and differences, it appears to me as something most certain, something predictable. I know it better than any other continent, and because of many journeys, I began to understand it more and more. And thus, I see how much of the world’s evil had its source here. Brutal conquests of distant lands, colonization, the fight against indigenous communities, worship of a white man, vanity, theft of works of art which can be now found in European museums. I know it’s only one part of the story, but it’s a real part. Real and shameful. This continent is beautiful and rich in every aspect, but it is also a continent of hypocrisy, blind rush, prejudice, and pride; a continent that seems to have abandoned the values that it used to be proud of.