- The question is whether we speak about the financial conditions. But I am lost in wonder why rich families may be happy.
-Sometimes I also cant make head or tail of it. But it seems to me that happiness is not only in money.
- Those families, where is agreement, love, respected are happy, but where we have no such qualities, we speak of unhappy families.
- Therefore each family is a special individual part of the society. Each family has it own way of development. And it is impossible to divide all the families into the happy and unhappy ones.
An ideal family a myth or reality.
(What is your idea of ideal family?)
- An ideal family is more like a myth than reality in modern life?
- I should never have thought that discussion the problem of the ideal family is such a difficult thing.
- May be its really purely a matter of taste!
- Speaking my mind and ideal family is a myth, because an ideal family cant be in ordinary life.
- Its precisely what I am going to speak about. Every family has always some problems.
- Unfortunately many members of the family dont stir a finger to help each other and that is why there are problems. And an ideal family cant exist in reality.
- Perhaps we shouldnt judge so bitterly. I know some families where there is love; understanding and respect i.e. there are ideal families. Its reality.
- An ideal family is a lifetime dream, because a family cant exist isolated independently from the society. And there is ideal society. So an ideal family is a myth to my mind.
- Dont be so pessimistic. As far as I am concerned every person creates his own fate. If there is a purpose of creating and ideal family you may have it. Everything depends on us ourselves. If we believe in positive and try to do the best for it, everything will be OK.
- Tastes differ. But I quite agree with you that we ourselves can create and ideal family.
Should drug addiction and prostitution entail legal prosecution?
(What do you think of the causes of these phenomena?)
- No matter how hard the question about drug addiction and prostitution is, we couldnt ignore it, because at present these processes are more popular than we would like to have.
- Exactly. My personal opinion is that it goes even further than that I cant agree with those who denies legal prosecution of drug addiction and prostitution.
- But why? If some people want to deal with it perhaps let them do it!
- Im not sure you are right about it. These things are immoral, they are harmful for people. We cant forget about it.
- Here I differ with you. As it is known “Forbidden fruit is always sweet” Many people, especially young, try to use something. Extraordinary.
- I am inclined to think that you approve it? I must say I can see no reason to agree. Drug addiction and prostitution demonstrate the lowest qualities of the person. The society must help people to avoid these habits.
- But as far as understand. It is not easy to breakaway drug addiction and prostitution.
- Sure. First of all the person himself must realize the necessity to have a healthy way of life.
- And many people: relatives, friends, doctors are also involved in this difficult situation.
- Therefore in my opinion, theres no place for prostitution and drug addiction in the society.
Married or single?
- My congratulations, to your recent marriage. Id like to know whether you make haste or not?
- As far as can realize I didnt commit an error. I really lost my heart to my husband.
- You want to say that you are meant for each other.
- I want to remind you of the fact that practically we my husband and me were acquainted for many years. And we hadnt any confusion.
- So you drop a hint, that being married is better than being single?
- I dont drop a hint. I know exactly, where you have a family with a favorite person you are lucky.
- It seems to me you dont have the least notion of some disadvantages being married.
- Of course Im married not so long ago, but I dont want to think about the disadvantages concerning marriage.
- You are so inspired! But Im not embarrassed that Im single.
- Well, Now I understand why you are again marriage because you single.
- Dont have such a rough tongue. But I want to open your eyes to some couple problems. I dont want to marry, until I understand that my future spouse is my real second half.
- But according to you people mustnt marry at all.
- Of course, tastes are differ! Some people fail in marriage, some fail being alone.
- I suggest when you are alone, you are unhappy, and when you have somebodys love, care children you cant be unhappy 1 that is you must be married.
Books and reading in our life
- In spite of the new information technologies books take an important part in our life, I can tell you.
- What you says perfectly true I am also sure that reading is a source of information.
- You may be right, but I think it goes further than that, a lot of further. Reading reflects all the processes in our life.
- The point is that while reading you may feel all the events yourself.
- If you were asked to advise something to read, what would you choose?
- What I choose is connected with classic!
- Would like to add modern literature to your choice.
- Perhaps it is an excellent opportunity to be well informed.
- And sometimes reading is more like a refuge for the lonely, when you want to forget everything and everybody.
- You are right in a way. It is necessary to be alone in some situations.
- Is and is reading taken up as a pastime?
- As to me reading is a wonderful pastime.
- What, what is reading really for you?
- Its an important source of information for me I can tell you.
Television and children
- I think that nowadays television is the apple of our eyes.
- Do you really mean it?
- Yes, theres nothing I like more than television.
- But I must say I am not too found of television.
- Why, isnt that lovely?
- I am afraid television has some negative influence especially on children?
- What do you mean!
- First of all it is at a great sacrifice to childrens health.
- Really many parents cant do a thing with their children. They wont give up watching TV too much.
-Then children are involved in many adult actions such as violence, cruelty, etc.
- But in comparison with their information technologies. It is not so harmful!
- As far as I am able to judge, of course television has some positive influence first of all. There are interesting educational programmes.
- Now there are some children channels, eg. “Telenynya”, “Children world” which can parents brining the children up.
- And about the cultural development.
- Here you have my whole support!
So the point is that there should be measure in everything. Parents should regulate the time and the content of watching.
Men make houses, women make homes
- As far as I am concerned the proverb “Men make houses, women make home is quite just.
- We should take into account that a man must do his best in order not to make ends meet.
- Well, as a matter of fact, a man must be able to give everything for his wife and children to live without problems. It concerns the material and the spiritual aspects.
-I think, I should point out the real family is based not only on the material aspect!
-In fact the home comfort is also of great importance. And just a woman is involved in it.
- You are quite right discomfort makes a man angry.
- And then many problems appear which may result in disgust or even in divorce.
-But I think all these problems avoidable if both men and women put wise about their family life.
- All I can say is if people want to have good relations in their families they should carry out the duties, according to their appointment: a man should build and support his house. A woman should take care of her home.
Books and reading
- Reading is very important and useful, I can tell you.
- I quite agree with you. I am not opposed to your opinion. Now is that everybody is interested in reading.
- Well, you see. Books suit us down to the ground from the very childhood. Where children like to read fairy tales. Which teach the people to be kind, since frank?
- And when we begin to have our feet on the ground books teach us to live in serious life. As you know books are different; they may be documentary, or books about adventures, about love, about nature, and of course there is much scientific literature.
- No doubt. Books cover a lot of ground. Books are our good friends I can tell you.
- It comes about that there are many own, private libraries full of wonderful, interesting books. By the way have you a home library?
- Yes, and I have some very ancient copies. Many generations of our family collected books. And I am proud of my collection I have some handbooks, different encyclopedias. I like to sit in the a