I was about 18 when these Changes happened. I studied hard in school and did all the things I was supposed to do. But it was for nothing. I wasted my childhood trying to become something in a world that disappeared. The thing I miss about communism is the chance to live the life that I spent my childhood preparing for.Kaloyan in Ghodsee, Kristen. Lost in Transition: Ethnographies of Everyday Life After Communism. Durham: Duke University Press, 2011.

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