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20 Years 2

Jun 16, 2019 | Accents, Articles, Canadian, Female, Life&Food, Romanian

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Where will you be in 20 years; still living in the same place?

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Ruxandra Duță: So I- in 20 years I would like to see myself doing something that I really like.

José: Do you think that will happen? (Uh) That’s what you want, but (Usually) do you think that will happen?

Ruxy: I’ve been pretty lucky in life so far. So uh so I wanted to go to university in the UK. I got into university in the UK. I wanted to study uh Japanese I went- I came to (You’re here) Japan to study. I- I’m here. So so far things have been working out well for me.

José: Good and you’re you’re (So) a- you’re a driven woman so I expect that you’re going to get pretty close to it. Now how do you think the world will be different in 20 years? (Oh that’s a) Do you think- do you think things will be better?

Ruxy: Sadly I’m pretty pessimistic. I’m not exactly sure it’s going to be any better. I- uh it’s very difficult. Politically speaking it has been going downhill for some time now. If you look both at Romania and America, which is basically a, well a big political power in the world and so politically speaking it’s been going downhill. Mm I’m not exactly sure. Climate change is happ- It’s a thing. It’s getting hotter. Winters are getting colder. Environments are getting harsher.

José: In some some places they’re getting warmer. (Yeah) Parts of the arctic circle this summer stayed- the entire summer, above zero celsius.

Ruxy: Which is tragic.

José: It’s (So) beyond tragic. (So is the) It’s catastrophic.

Ruxy: So is the world going to be better in 20 years. Oh I don’t know. I really don’t know.

José: Do you think we’ll be better to each other? (Hmm) You don’t think so?

Ruxy: Mm, better to each other? I really hope it’s going to be like that, but I- I’m not exactly sure. Again I’m being very pessimistic. Maybe in 20 years time I’m going to be very surprised and be like, oh I was very pessimistic and very negative when I was 20, but like the world is a better place. But let’s face it. I don’t know. For me at least like, I want to, you know play it safe and just think that, the world is as it is. Is it going to be a better place really? Maybe in some parts of the world. Maybe in others it’s going to go downhill. We don’t know.

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Will the world be a better place or not? Why?

What do you think will be the most important decision you will make in 20 years?

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Ruxandra Duță

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Bucharest, Romania

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José Domingo Cruz

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Vancouver, British Columbia


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