“Many heroes are born and shaped from crises… There are many Greek heroes that are unseen, unheard and unappreciated,” said Concordia Leadersip Counci Chairman George Logothetis at the Concordia Europe Summit in Athens on Wednesday.
Addressing the Concordia Europe Summit held in Athens, Logothetis gave a heartwarming speech, full of optimism and emotion as he praised everyday Greeks for their continuing struggle to survive the crippling economic crisis.
“Often it takes adversity for heroism to be cultivated and brought to life… There are many Greek heroes that are unseen, unheard and unappreciated… There are legions of heroes out there fighting every hour of every day, but they are not seen or heard. They are the heroic Greeks, not the lazy Greeks,” the Chairman of Concordia Leadership Board said.
Logothetis praised the young Greek entrepreneurs who lack capital but make up for it with loads of ambition, determination and hard work. The social workers who work 16 hours every day and save lives for only 800 euros a month.
The Concordia chairman stressed that each Greek, individually, can contribute to Greece’s recovery, and called on all, “rich and poor, powerful and powerless” to work for the cause.
“Greeks do not need to be the subject of pity and scorn. Belief in our country is not possible without belief in its people… Let’s not over-rely on the heroes of our past but look for the heroic in each other, the everyday ordinary heroes,” Logothetis urged.
“We have the possibility to reinvent ourselves, to emerge stronger and united, to reaffirm our collective culture,” the Concordia Leadership Council chairman concluded amid applause.