Who to be is important, but more important – what to be

In the Russian people they say: “Life to live is not a field to cross”, thereby emphasizing how difficult is human life, how difficult its steep turns may turn out to be. And at each of these turns a person can fall into a situation when the strong-willed qualities of character – courage, determination, courage and courage, will be required.

Yes, it is always easier to talk than to do. And we can not disagree with the statement “how many there are people, there are so many characters”. So, and different lives, and different destinies. Meanwhile, a person’s life is so short that one wants to live it as best as possible, brighter, more interesting. Or, as the classic says, “so that it does not hurt painfully for the years spent aimlessly.”

Each person goes through life his own way. But at the end of this path, not everyone dares to look back to see what “traces” he left on earth.

I. Talkov has a wonderful

ballad, which became a song. It tells how during the Civil War “the former captain went to war” “for the people’s power.” And although this war was fought “with its own people,” he was firmly convinced that “it’s necessary”. Not having heeded either the curses of his father, the disapproving silence of his brother, or the quiet crying of his wife, the former captain left the house. He “succeeded in the war and finished it at the post of commander”. But in the end the judgment day came for him. After all, nature is wise, and the Most High eye sees every step we take on a thorny road; There comes a time when each of us At the last line of remembrance of God.

He also remembered the commander about the father’s curse,
And as the command of God did not listen to the river…
Then he clicked the bolt, and nine grams of lead
Let go of his sinful soul…

In our busy times often forget about morality, and about moral principles. They are replaced by business acumen, the ability to profit and grow rich, taking

care primarily about yourself. Of course, “it is impossible to always be a hero, but you can always remain a man,” Goethe said.

In the late 60-ies of the XX century. V. Vysotsky wrote a poem, which is called “I do not like.” There are lines in it that he expressed his attitude to the depreciation of morality and humanity that occurred before his eyes:

It’s a pity to me, since the word “honor” is forgotten.
And if you are ashamed of your eyes.

The famous Russian writer A. Ivanov has a remarkable novel “Life on sinful earth.” The events described in it occur during the reign of Stalin. The guy and the girl do not make souls in each other. A loving couple is preparing for the wedding. But now a young handsome guy appears in their village, who has just served in the army. The girl liked him, and he struggles to upset her relationship with her beloved. And when he does not succeed, he at night set fire to collective-farm haystacks, arranging everything so that the guilt inevitably fell on the girl’s girlfriend.

After spending almost two decades in the camps, the guy with his health undermined returns to his native village. Here he learns that the girl still married his rival. Back in the camps, the guy realized who and why he had put him behind bars. And for many years in prison he only dreamed of taking revenge on the man who broke his life. It was the desire for revenge that gave him strength and energy in confinement when he found himself on the verge of a life between death and death. But gradually the guy – now an elderly weak man – understands that life has already punished the offender for him – drunkenness, sickness, unhappy family life.

One early winter morning, a man goes fishing. In the darkness before dawn, from afar he noticed a dark silhouette on the ice of the river. And when he approached, he saw his abuser. He did a hole and fell through the ice.

There was not a single living soul nearby. In one gesture, a man could send his abuser under the ice. But instead he removes the strap, ties around the brush, and throws the other end to the drowning man. Arguing about the spiritual struggle of his hero at this moment, the writer concludes: “Yes, man-people… There are many living creatures on the earth, but there is no man who is more beautiful, with reason because, with consciousness.”

It seems to me that such stories should teach every person what to be. After all, since childhood we have been taught to love people, to be kind and sympathetic, courageous and noble, to be a good son or a good daughter for our parents, a patriot of our Motherland. But not every one of us becomes a real person. We must be able to appreciate life. It is necessary, as L. Tolstoy said, to live, and not learn to live.

We live on Earth once, and our life will be long, if we can understand its meaning, we will be able to leave on the earth the creations of our hands. As A. Chekhov put it, “life is given once, and I want to live it cheerfully, sensibly, beautifully.” I want to play a prominent, independent, noble role, I want to make history… “. So everyone would like to live, but it depends on the person himself. Whoever you are, whatever you do, if your business is not illuminated by love for people, if your cares are closed only on yourself, you will not be happy. Maybe your business will give you money, fame, pride and contentment, but among all this there will not be one thing – happiness…

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Who to be is important, but more important – what to be