"It's very easy to be me. Inhale, exhale. Of course there's darkness in my life but it's all about how to deal with it."
"Here I don't need to smile if I don't want, but most of the time I smile because there are people that are also smiling."
"I want to take my room and I want to be visible. I want to be in the street and not in the closet"
We are happy here because this is exactly what we wanted. It’s nice, it’s nice to be cool and peaceful.
In Paris, the first attack happened in our street while we were at home. It feels like a war there now.
We are told to love one another, we listen to it, and we follow it. It’s too bad the rest of the world doesn’t do the same.
"I meet a lot of people from many different cultures and get to learn a lot; that alone is like a privilege."
"I’m a very lively and energetic person. Meeting new people, making friends are the things that make me happy."
Everyday is a challenge, but everyday is also a blessing. So I’m treating everyday as it is and don't compare today with yesterday."
"To be me is a very nice thing because I’m unique. There’s no duplicate of me; you can’t find somebody who is like me."
"How it is the way I am is good because I am with different people every day and therefore I learn every day."
"I learned to be me. By mixing with different people I discovered who I am and it improves my self esteem."
"It’s useless to pretend everything is okay. That just makes things worse and makes me feel like a crazy person."
"I guess if you’re chasing rainbows, you’re going to have to face that your life is also full of rain."
"Money and all these things…you think you’re happy when you have more, but you’re not."
"How it is to be me? That's very simple; it's me!" - Tom - the rebellious Irishman living in Greece
"I would like to live in a society where we work for the benefit of mankind rather than for ourselves."
"Becoming great, is found within. You must decide, make a choice of who you’re going to be in this life."
"I want to live the life I want to live. Even if this means not taking the common or easy road."
"You need other people to make you feel happy. Because if you can’t share your happiness, what is it worth?"
"It's awesome! I made a decision to step out of my comfort zone, to leave my corporate life and follow my dreams."
"Luckily there are many people now helping each other out and working together for the benefit of all."