I meant Poles living in Poland with last thing, that everything Western they gulp down like they have been living under rock for centuries. OK, communism left it's mark, ale bez przesady.
I didn't take offense at what you wrote! I understood what you meant
In fact, the "little balls or sense of identity" (well put!) was something that I saw in my cousins. They are pretty smart and capable people – fluent Polish and French and good English, have been abroad and work in good jobs – however, they are falling into that mass of "greater europe." They are apathetic to most political affairs or world events, like to party and drink… basically they fit right into multicultural hedonism. I haven't seen them in a while, perhaps they have since matured, because I know I have. 2 years ago I would have never considered even looking for a forum like this. "Culture" seemed like an unnecessary burden that prevented me from having "fun."