There are plenty of reasons to despise this filth ridden city. What bothers you most?

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  Anonymous wrote:

This is a post I came across earlier here and thought it was worth a re-run:

Hello,
I know this page is committed to express anger, hate, negativeness or bad experiences. However, i will try to evaluate very objectively.

I used to live in Germany ( not in Berlin) two years. I have experienced almost everything which were written here. I was master student and i am not living in Germany right now but will be back very soon. So, i am living my favorite place in the world currently and it will be hard to go back to Germany ( Berlin) definitely. This time, i reckon, i will be not as depressive as previously because i am considering myself as Germany immunized. Not in a bad way actually. I will be justifying myself.

Number one obstacle for foreigners is being alone. You probably expect to build a new social network ( including partner ) as soon as possible because social network can boost your integration process. According to my observations this is extremely hard in Germany. People tend to stick their existent social network and closed to new interactions. I had my birthday couple of days ago. I have been working at the company since 6 months and i have invited couple of colleagues to my birthday party. The fact that ,they have attended even tough, we do not know each other well. In Germany, it would take at least one year to be able to invite someone for going out. ( I do not know why ) The invite should not be spontaneous in Germany by the way, i have invited my colleagues spontaneously. So, random interactions or invitations are almost impossible in Germany to take place. When it comes to communication, i would say Germans ( sorry for generalizing but i have not had reverse example ) have very weak communication skills. They only talk about work or school. Okay, minority of them are exceptions but seriously, i could not have progressive conversations with Germans. Can i have problems in order to communicate ? ( i was assuming this in Germany )Since i have been living in my favorite place, i have noticed that i can actually communicate with people progressively and meaningfully. This is like endless loop. You can not communicate, you feel lonely.

The biggest challenge in Germany is understanding German culture. German culture is based on pragmatism utmost. Yeah, this sounds mainstream but believe me " utmost " is the keyword. Unless, there is no benefit to talk to you for German person, you will be ignored. Is this rude or just cultural thing ? You can decide. Please, make yourself get used to this fact. This is the milestone of living in Germany as foreigner.

So, Germany is definitely not suitable country to live for foreigners from social aspect. It's better to build your social network with other foreigners to have joyful life in Germany. I personally do not believe that having German partner ( male / female) would change anything because, it means you will be dealing with German culture more and more.

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Their cold hearted pragmatism even within families makes it unbearable to be nice and respectful to them. They really do think that they are God's chosen people that's why they had to kill the jews.

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In public, I get nasty stares and glares from others. Some of it are hate glares and some annoyed "f*** you" death glares and it really has started to get in my head to the point where I wear sunglasses and headphones just to block out the microagressions from these people.

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  Anonymous wrote:

This is normal in Berlin, they just stare, and you're not sure if they're looking for a punch in the mouth or just admiring you, of course in my case they're admiring me :o) but I give them a smack in the chops anyway, just to help them know they're actually alive

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  Anonymous wrote:

seriously if Berliners put as much effort into improving their lives and they do staring at people Berlin would be a nice place,

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  Anonymous wrote:

They should start taking small steps improving their looks especially their hygiene. That might help them feel a bit less insecure.

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  Politicalincorrect wrote:

I ask myself How People can live their whole life in this Hellhole ?

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  Anonymous wrote:

Easy.If they leave Berlin they may have to interact with people from other cultures who know 1. How to work hard. 2. Find pleasure in working hard and with others to get the job done. 3. Being German does not automatically give you the right to a job which you are clearly poop at. 5. (Now you know why they stay put)

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They can't make enough money to leave this dog t urd

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Can anyone tell me why do Germans tend to pout their lips when they talk? It looks so darn stupid. Why do they do that!? WHYYYY?! :@

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  Anonymous wrote:

they're anal retentive :o)

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  Anonymous wrote:

berlin mitte

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I feel sorry for the children. Raised in state supported misery.

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  Anonymous wrote:

This bloomberg article on deutsche bank perfectly sums up the attitude of everyday berliners - if its good for me, than F*** everyone else, I deserve it: www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2017-01-19/how-deutsche-bank-made-367-million-disappear

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Yet, whole countries must obide by soul sucking fiscal austerity majors.
The German propoganda machine instills into the elites and the average Hans to be a productive player their parasitic endeavours.

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  Anonymous wrote:

Your friends and family who occasionally visit you in Berlin and don't understand why you can possibly hate it.

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I remember visiting this city the first time, long before I moved here, and thinking it's a really cool place. How could I have been so stupid and naive?

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  Anonymous wrote:

Absolutely right, I was the same, came for holidays and had a ball for many years, but living here is a different matter. I wish I would have kept it as just holidays.

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My parents loathe it. They have no comprehension as to why I have chosen to live here and my Dad finds excuses not to visit!

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Germans support blind order and strict, inflexible laws. They love borderline compulsive societal norms. But then they all seem to think that, at an individual level, the rules shouldn't apply.

And then they're all so neo-luddite. They curse the state (and private enterprise) any time any mention of video or cyber monitoring are mentioned. But then they engage in witch hunts and rejoice when people's lives are ruined for even minor offenses that aren't compatible with their pseudo-post-modern liberal views (e.g. Benjamin Sch. and the drowned refugee). Accountability is something only for the alt-right, not for those mindless leftists burning cars, destroying trains and spraying graffiti on every flat surface in this city.

Most of the people here under 30 have never even worked a full-time job. They don't know anything about hard work, humility, dedication or responsibility. They just know how to pass German school (easy), pass German college (even easier) and collect government handouts along the way (Subsidy for "kids" until they are 26? Explains their emotional development). But somehow hey can still find the nerve to criticize southern Europe, Africa, Asia and, most happily, America.

At least the rate of measles infections in this country rivals that of the developing world. When enough of these unwashed snowflakes lose their kids to a treatable disease maybe they'll consider rethinking their worldview.

And then when that German trade surplus disappears (very soon, thanks Trump), expect things to decline rapidly. Wages here haven't risen notably in 15 years. Their mindless trade unions won't let them fall further, so when foreign demand for German products inevitably falls, they'll hold out for too long and German firms will fail. The government will be overburdened. The end of this decade will be a difficult time in Germany.

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It will only be a difficult time if people recognize it as such...the Mama Merkel propaganda machine will NEVER admit tough times or reality, as will the average Berliner will NEVER admit that thinks in Grun-land are the best, they will probably yell at you, yes, starving in Berlin is better then living well in West London...and actually truly believe such a statement!

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  Anonymous wrote:

So true - especially the part about them being neo-luddites. I have never seen a more conservative place than Berlin and I've lived in Poland and Ukraine as part of a doctorate research program. Yes, they tolerate certain things... to a point, then it's time to get a unionized job, start popping out kindergeld babies, and walk the dog on the weekends. Anything different, anything foreign is the worst thing ever. Worst of all are the auslanders and their stupid job-destroying techonology. The world is changing - people are expected to learn new things, change jobs, move around - all of these things the germans hate - how will the function in this new world? What will happen to the millions of germans who went into apprenticeship programs so they only know how to do one job? What happens when that job is gone to robots or the developing world?

Of course, they will cry for the government to give them money. But the government doesn't have infinite money.

Also "starving in Berlin is better then living well in West London" is sooooo true. Most berliners you meet will agree with you how horrible this city is, how bad the weather is, how there arent any jobs, etc. but they will all proudly proclaim that it's still better than "stupid brexit UK", "fascist trump america", "poor eastern europe", "stupid asia", etc.

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"Accountability is something only for the alt-right, not for those mindless leftists burning cars, destroying trains and spraying graffiti on every flat surface in this city."
And there's no far-right in Berlin? Not even in Marzhan? Alt-righters always need to cut in their buddy Trump on every single thing. Screw Trump.

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The far right works within the police force.

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I especially hate it how some righteous Germans look down upon Greece. The Greek people are suffering while the parasitic bankers, German corporations and eu elites profit.
After WWII, Germany received major support to rebuild its manufacturing base and infrastructure. The Greek people have not started a war and have not killed millions of innocent people.
How dare Merkel to suggest the Greeks to be economical like the Swabian hausfrau who receives help and support especially for every extra baby she pops.

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I have nightmares that Shillary Cunton won the election, at least under Trump people can have an opinion without being called a racist or misogynist etc etc etc etc etc. People brand others with labels when thy have nothing constructive to add to the conversation. uck political-correctness.

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  Anonymous wrote:

Newly settled germans from west germany, who fled their provincial towns and try to adopt a cosmopolitan attitude in berlin. They are usually found in mitte, prenzlauer berg and friedrichshain. Acting design savvy, phony, rude and really just as intolerant and nationalist as the fellows from east Berlin, who they look down on with disgust. These people regard themselves as open minded, vote for the green party, they attend hip art events, but their attitude and language is still full of subtle forms of racism.

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  Anonymous wrote:

Germans can never be cosmopolitan people. They look down on anything that isn't nordic.

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These phony Green tards are some of the worst of Berlin. but some of them may turn into Afd supporters once the get mugged by the new Bunt Berlin reality...probably not though!

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Germans cannot be cosmopolitan because anything from outside of Germany (Ausland) is worse.

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Nordic hipsters are the worse. They live in a fancy ghetto devoid of authentic variety to life. The moms with their over priced strollers congregating at a cafe are the worst. These 30+ usually in marketing who tries to be cute and perfect on the outside but neurotic, envious and bigoted on the inside.

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  Anonymous wrote:

Just four more months until we get a glimpse of sunshine and are able to stay outdoors for longer than 30 minutes.

I thought it'd get better the second time around, but I'm just as depressed as I was last winter.

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  Anonymous wrote:

then leave!

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^ I am leaving :^). See - instead of moping around all my life how bad things are - I just vent my emotions here, but I take action outside of this site. Leaving germany soon, never coming back.

I have a theory that so little sunshine does some kind of damage to a person's brain. Their emotions die, they become territorial, aggressive, especially towards outsiders.

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You are definitely right. Good luck.
We are happy to leave your city and your country.

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  Anonymous wrote:

Yes.Germany Sucks its one East European Shithole,and have fun with your refugees :)

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  BooBoo wrote:

Week 12: Come come back to BLNHTR.de to remind yourself that it's not just you.

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  BooBoo wrote:

I'm sure all the ex-Stasi where snapped up to work in the BVG shops. I've never come across a more miserable lot.

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  Anonymous wrote:

How about post office workers? To be fair, Ive met some really cool and friendly ones, but the majority are simply "i dont give a f uck, I have a union and I'll just sit here, doing nothing, being mean, until I retire"

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  BooBoo wrote:

BER Airport delayed another year :o))))))

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  Anonymous wrote:

LOOOOL Let's just talk about it when an opening date is anounced. Probably somewhere in 2025... :)

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  Anonymous wrote:

There's so much to do. I can get drunk every day, have fun every day, I can work my PoPo off or dance to great music. I can live posh or cheap, I can do business or be a chilled out lazy bum. Whatever I like. It's hard to stay disciplined here. But yeah.. it's possible.

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  Anonymous wrote:

Your parents failed at raising a valuable human being. Please refrain from having children.

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