OPINION

It?s up to us to save ourselves

One thing should be clear in the mind of every Greek. Whether Greece stays in the eurozone or returns to the drachma, it will never be able to stand on its own feet unless it puts the chaos of the public sector in order. Absolutely no one is willing to lend to or fund a country for it to maintain such a wasteful public sector that knows neither how much it collects nor spends.

That is why it is imperative our leaders get serious and work together on forming the basis for a memorandum they believe in, before convincing the rest of the country. It is hard to believe that even as the threat of a savage default looms, they are busy with party interests, taking care of their own people and avoiding tough decisions.

Just like the rest of us, they have to realize that there is no magic formula to make the troika go away and allow the country to return to the way things used to be. It?s time to leave populism behind and start working hard to prove that Greeks are also capable of the best, provided there?s a vision, capable leaders, a system and a collective effort.