The Future of Russia…

Boza

Boza has it figured out!

I called Sveta and told her what I saw; I was watching two people walk across the lake bed. It is -25 below zero and the two people were an 80 year old babushka and her granddaughter of around 18 years old. They belong in the White Home as I call it. The granddaughter is here for winter break…

They were on their way to get groceries and such. They came from the top of the hill and followed the exact path that I cut yesterday, even all the way across the lake bed. They followed Boza and I’s path all the way to the river. Then they disappeared as they went to the nearest village. This is Monday and it is milk day for the babushka. They had a sled they were pulling and it was full of goodies to barter with…

Mind you, they were walking! Not driving, walking, I watched the old babushka all but disappear in a snow drift. The same one I dug Boza out yesterday

I told Sveta that it was wonderful to see a youngster plowing the way for grandma and pulling the sled for her. Then Sveta said something that made me think and I am writing this post because of what she said…

Sveta said, “That is the future of Russia!”

Meaning the teenager is what matters and if raised right is the best future that Russia can have…

Kids raised to respect the elder and to work with the elder and help them. I tried with my kids, but society was too much to overcome. Too much; TV, government, you have rights, you have feelings, you do what you want, you can’t trust adults, tell us what you see, tell us what they do, never spank, never yell, never nothing and never discipline, immorality A-OK and politically correct yourself to your death. In a society that is going to work and raise good kids, you have to have all adults on the same page and all adults discipline as needed. Then again, you have to have a good group of adults to begin with and that is a big issue…

I saw too much; me me me in my world and here in Russia it is the opposite. I see mainly; you you you and do you need help?

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I saw something interesting; I was looking at an article in the western news and it talked about how terrible Russians hate their government. They used the fact that only around 20% of Americans thought their government was too much, compared to 44% of the Russians who think their government is over the top when it comes to being too much government. This they said was why America was so much freer and better. The government in America is so good and nice… 😉

Then it hit me; I have said that the Americans are too far gone (I pray I am wrong,) and when only around 20% think that the US gov is too much. Then something is seriously wrong. Russians fall into what I think would be a correct percent…

I live in Russia and know first hand at how free they are. I know first hand at how many liberties they have and I know first hand at how they scoff at and ignore gov. and other rules. So yes; Russians would dislike any governmental intrusion. But when I think about how low the percent of people in America see the US gov as intrusive. It rests my case as to the state of the USA…

Think what you want and bad mouth me all you want; but if you spent one year in Russia and live like a Russian does. You would experience freedom, freedom like we use to have many many years ago in America. In Russia it can still be said, “The ones who do not fit in, are truly the rotten apples in the basket!” The percent of rotten apples is low and for some reason the west grabs on to those rotten apples to promote about Russia…

I compare the basket in Russia to the basket in America and I find the basket in America to have lots of rotten apples. You should think about that…

Thus when Sveta says, “That is the future of Russia!”

I realize how true what she says is. That teenager who is helping grandma, drag a sled, walk three kilometers to the store and in general be by grandmas side in the middle of winter, is a very important thing. This is very normal for most Russians. The elderly are respected and supported. The elderly are not put in homes very often and people take pride in helping grandma or grandpa have a good elderly life…

That is the future of Russia…

WtR

kKEETON @ Windows to Russia…

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