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Shaped by our Environment

I have never had to fight for my freedom, independence and peace. This absence has shaped who I am, just as this fight has shaped Slovenians. I sit here on the banks of the Ljubljana River which dissects the capital Ljubljana in the sunshine under the trees wondering about our sameness and difference. I sense self confidence and pride in the people. There is gentleness, a softness here yet strength. I feel there is more sameness which makes me feel so comfortable. This city has been planned and replanned to make life comfortable and people-friendly. It has become pedestrianised in the last ten years. It's a green city. I hear birds in the