so DO NOT tell me im stereotyping my own people, because you will be insulting me personally, thank you very much
Ok Im sorry for getting you angry or insulting you personally, but after finding out you were brazilian i wasnt trying to tell you that you were stereotyping your own people. You said that i took the meaning wrong and it was as if you were stereotyping your own people, but then i understood you werent and i decided to add on that theres nothing wrong with stereotyping your own people. That was apart. I wasnt saying u were stereotyping your own people. I understood that you werent and then added that on the side. U get me? Im not sure if i explained myself well enough.
No I havent been to brazil and its nice that u arent thinking about material things as much as many people. Its nice to see that your parents made it out of a tough situation and were able to make it to a better life.
What I'm trying to say is that other people always stereotype brazil and always think that people dont care about anything except football. Alot of people in brazil obviously love football. I learned that much from brazilians I met. They dont realize that in Africa its basically the same thing as in brazil. I live here and I realize that there is alot of poverty. You can go out on the street and see a couple of street kids who beg all day and get almost nothing, but then at the end of the day you see them playing on the sidewalk with a plastic water bottle because they dont have a ball. They too dont care about the material part of life they just have football to look forward too and unfortunately where I live there arent many infrastructures that can expand football and help these street kids. They only place that does that is Patrick Viera's soccer school that is made to help them get an education and be able to make it in football. check it out on this website : www.diambars.com
Heres a testimonial from a kid at the place:
Aly LY : boarder
"With the DIAMBARS Institute, I’ve found a home at last. I had to leave my native FOUTA at a very early age to learn the Koran. So I had to fight to survive when I was very young. Everything was a luxury for me: food, clothes, shoes, in a word everything a normal child was entitled to have. Today, thanks to DIAMBARS, I feel alive again. I’m not worried about the street, the cold and the lack of food anymore. I’ve got everything for free. All I’m asked to do is to work well and I will do it, inch’ allah. I always envied the children of my age who went to school. Today, thanks to DIAMBARS, I’m going to school. I can barely speak French yet, but I will soon improve and be able to express myself like everyone else. As regards football, I know I’ve got assets like everyone, and I will fight hard to show them and I know I can. One day I hope to become a professional player and create a centre like DIAMBARS in order to take care of other young “talibeh” (beggars), to give them a chance too. I think I’m the happiest of DIAMBARS boarders because I’m well surrounded and my young schoolmates like me."
Its basically the same struggle
Of course there is alot of poverty in brazil but Im trying to say that those same situations people live in brazil also happen in other parts of the world like in Africa. And alot of people are football crazy here too but dont have the extremely talented players as in brazil.
Im sorry if i offended you in any way but i think we just didnt understand what we were trying to tell each other. Basically Im just saying that people like to stereotype brazilians because of their skill in football. Saying all they have to look to is football, but those same situations happen everywhere. I dont know if you understand what i mean because this post is a little messed up. Im not too good at writing what i feel.[/quote]