After having such a wonderful time on the Fourth of July and seeing Americans sincerely celebratе their families, nation, and country, my only question is:  What makes us, Bulgarians, different; why can’t we, as well, be happy with ourselves and glad with who we are?

We always feel we are the underdogs. We are often cynical and expect the worst. If we want others to respect us as a nation and a people, we should first find reasons to be happy with ourselves. We should concentrate on our positive sides, expand our achievements, modernize our ideas and their execution, and offer support to our talented people with all means possible. This is the only way to reach our potential as a nation and an economy.

I would like to see Bulgarian flags on every window in Sofia on our Independence Day. I would love to see young people celebrating our national holidays in Bulgaria instead of emigrating abroad in search of better opportunities.