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Apr 26, 2022
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Soviet remnants, which it’s time to forget about

Soviet remnants, which it's time to forget about

The USSR cannot be called an absolute evil empire. There were a lot of good things at that time.

1. “What will people say?”

And the double of this phrase is “so that everything is like with people.” What will they say? Will they condemn? You know, there is a good opinion on this matter: people will still say something, even if everything is perfect with you. So what’s the point of living up to other people’s expectations and trying to please outsiders? So many dreams and plans were broken. Just out of fear of public opinion in the face of friends, neighbors, colleagues, etc.

2. Keep the best for the future

An elegant service is gathering dust in the sideboard, and tea in the house is drunk almost from aluminum dishes. This is a foolish consciousness that things are divided into “worthy” and “unworthy” of better times. Such an attitude towards things was also projected onto life, which will someday be there and will be good somewhere. That’s when … Tablecloths will get out, brand new dishes will tinkle merrily, and a breathtaking dress will be born from pink crepe de chine. Well, where we are not. Over the years, people who lived with this habit admitted that the very times they dreamed of never came. So don’t put off until tomorrow what can bring you a little joy today.

3. Accumulation of rubbish

Yes, of course, the trend of scarcity has not had the best effect on the souls of people. But this does not mean that nothing needs to be changed. A space crammed with old and objectively unnecessary things – a house, an apartment, a balcony, mezzanines – makes it difficult to breathe, live and feel good. They say that the new comes only when you get rid of the old. Maybe it’s time?

4. Habit of pulling

I mean steal. No, not on the article, but on the little things. In the years of perestroika, the concept of “nonsense” became firmly established in everyday life. However, it was before. And now people drag from work either a pack of paper, or pens (with logos), or some other trifle. This is theft. Although small, harmless, not “carriages”.

5. Unsolicited advice

A bad habit, brought up by and large by public Pioneer and Komsomol meetings, scolding in front of the team. Such is the cost of a cohesive “comradely” past. In fact, advice is good when you are actually asked. Most often, people still need banal emotional support, encouragement, just a sense of comradeship. Silent and kind. And this, unfortunately, the majority of citizens in the post-Soviet expanses are not able to give. But they teach to live through one!

6. Low self-esteem

A simple fact: any French woman is happy to accept a compliment. For granted, but in a way that makes you feel flattered by her confidence. Soviet women usually denied compliments, objected to them, got lost and left a feeling of annoyance from the pleasantness said to them. Despite the fact that in pre-revolutionary Russia, a woman of any circle had more consciousness of her dignity and value as a wife, mother, beloved. This can be equally learned from folk songs, and from diary entries and letters from the aristocracy.

7. Making food a cult

It is impossible to condemn anyone here, considering how many hungry years fell to the lot of our grandparents, great-grandmothers and great-grandfathers. We are in favor of respectful and grateful attitude towards food, but human needs include something more than a full stomach. If you feel sorry for throwing expired products in the trash, try to buy them in a reasonable amount. Well, during traditional feasts, the emphasis from food should move to people who are going to visit. For example, when you sing heartily and together, you somehow forget about any food. Checked!

8. Labels

We love to hang tags on people, condemn and discuss them, not yet knowing the person himself. The habit is all the more foolish because we often turn out to be wrong. That is why you need to cultivate a sense of delicacy and tact in relation to others. An offensive “divorced woman” can easily stick to a woman with a child and without a husband, and a man with a calm character can turn out to be “henpecked”. And can you explain to those who wash the bones that the “divorced woman” actually lost her husband in a hot spot, and the guy from the 7th apartment just has such a character, and that his wife is also loving, good. They just do not take their rubbish out of the hut.

History must not be forgotten – it is necessary to draw the right lessons from it and draw conclusions … The same can be said about the Soviet era.

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