melancholy, heroism, and fatalism that creates Polishness
Wrong!! You are again projecting Russian traits on us. We are not melancholy, we are only suspicious and unfriendly until we get to know sb better. Ha!
And certainly fatalism isn`t our trait coz enthusiastic Poles have always believed they are able to shape their life and future with their own effort and perseverance even despite overwhelming circumstances - hence, so many Risings. The loss of most of them wasn`t fatalism but just bad luck.
Russians are fatalistic people coz you never endevour to change evil things around you but accept them as inevitable. The stereotypical Russian soul is fatalistic, so attractive to some Westerners. As I said, not to me.
I can't. I'm Polish.
Exactly. Instead of fatalistic and melancholic as Bobko suggests, we are incorrigible enthusiastic romantics. :):):)