Still people remember the USSR with a hint of nostalgia and good memories. They say the products were good, and people lived in equality, and for an apartment it was easier to earn. Of course, memories to indulge in conveniently during the period when in our country the economic and social crisis. But then it was no better – their problems, their lawlessness and lack of money.
In the result of a long process of the formation of the post-war powers, many people have established specific habits that allow you to survive. It seems the situation has completely changed, and it's time to adapt to new circumstances and nuances, but no, many people (especially after 40 years) still pull the "strap" of the USSR in real life. Some habits are much in the way to live and make the existence of others. From them it is urgent to get rid of, or at least to transform, taking into account new conditions.
Consider what the top 10 qualities of a "Soviet person" must soon be eradicated.
10. Keep until better times
In Soviet times, it was not all so rosy as described. That is why people every day dreamed of what will eventually become better and bright future is not far off. For the same reason postponed donated and bought the good stuff until better times. A new dress waited for time to walk at his daughter's wedding, and a beautiful service was postponed until the opportunity to collect guests at a feast, the delicacies are acquired only on holidays regardless of the financial welfare of the family. Always thought that tomorrow will be better than today. But the bright future has not come, after all do it need to start now.
9. To be a master of all trades
The Soviet economical man not used to asking for help of others, and especially spending on home-based money services. Most try to learn the high craft and business Affairs to handle yourself in all situations. Repairs everything with your hands, a woman could wield a pair of pliers and a paintbrush, and a man to wash and clean the carpets. On high floors without Elevator alone puts the furniture and the fridge and the taps were repaired from any leaks. On the one hand, the need for such a craft forced people to grow, to be versatile in different areas. On the other, the consumption of time and effort for dubious quality work rolls. Now for a very affordable price you can call a specialist and not fooling, and this should keep the habit to do everything yourself.
8. Don't throw away broken things
The lack of things and poverty wages forcing people to go to skuperdyaystve and pathological hoarding, sometimes reaching syllogomania (hoarder). Closets and wardrobes were stuffed with things without a pair (shoes, skates, etc.), broken watches, used bags, coils of rope, rusty tools, cans and caps, worn-out utensils. Also, people hoarding old books and magazines, forgetting to remove them from the years of accumulated dust and cobwebs. Then it seemed that one way or another broken thing could be useful, therefore, to get rid of her don't rush it. But in fact the house is simply turned into a hotbed of dirt and trash, which, at times, and a good thing it was extremely difficult to find.
7. Stand in line
Again, in the framework of the prevailing unrest of the trade "from-under floors" and of shortages, the Russian people were forced on the first call to rush to take a huge queue for a rare product or a useful thing. The queue was long hours and sometimes day. They were travelers, exchange books, met future spouses, more familiar counterparts. Here is a kind of team-building. Nowadays consumer products are of no shortage, so no need to fight over the last "piece". If there is no need in one place, you can find in the other, the good points of sale for thousands. But no, the old memory of older people stubbornly stand in a queue for the communal to the last (why come another day), and being on the "distractions" from the media that sugar can rise. To operate older Soviet man easier just tell me about the deficit and rising demand for any, not even the correct product.
6. To give advice
In an era of limited information on the Soviets kept all the communications of the Soviet man: where the cheaper item to find, I know there is a plumber where you can get help. Of course, the global network for the exchange of information was not as mobile phones for fast communication. So people considered it their duty to right and left giving helpful tips that supposedly improves the life. It is noteworthy that this habit can not be eradicated, so educated in the Soviet families, growing up, still love to teach the young. Often operate silly sayings from the past, devoid of any background (e.g., "whistle – to a lack of money," "broken circle – to quarrel"). For such people, the media, the last resort of information, so hearing something from a "respected" entertainers, then try to teach the younger generation.
5. Save money
Against the background of the economic crisis, the horrors of perestroika and the shortage of goods people have developed a real fear for their children's future. As a result, the hoarding of money reaching critical limits – postponed everything, including the surrender of buying bread. The banks were filled with small things, in mattresses and old books hiding larger amounts, and sometimes currency. It's funny how often this led to the loss of accumulated money for the banal reason – accidentally moved, forgotten, etc. But as a new generation of nice, sometimes, to dig in old things (jackets, jars, books, etc.) and find "overlooked" a solid bill.
4. Make preparations
On the background of deficit and this shun is not worth it. And suddenly winter comes the inevitable hunger how to be saved? Of course, you'd get 50-pound stockpile of potatoes and onions (albeit rotten), countless banks with preservation (which tends to disappear), packaging, grains (which most certainly were flies and insects). Nowadays you can easily buy not just potatoes and grains, but also exotic fruits and vegetables in the dead of winter, and before Christmas. But man is very hard to unlearn habits, so all summer, instead of refreshing the rest of the sea people bathing near the hot stove and doing hateful to the core of the workpiece.
3. To repair, not throw away
Not the worst quality, but also often reaches its climax. The desire to keep the thing at any cost (remember the deficit and pathological frugality) led to the fact that the tape was almost the only link to saving stuff. Invent various complex designs to save quite a simple thing from normal wear and tear. Even the pots, which were not in short supply, could podpisatsja and a makeover or something. Sets often stood with cracks. About things generally keep quiet – faded paint, darning on darning, stretched elbows.
2. Petty theft
All such sins from the not perfect position of the Soviet man. Eternal life in scarcity and concern for the future led to the fact that many people would stick to a controlled kleptomania. Dragged into the house Cutlery of the cafes or hotels, with construction utgivelse per meter of material, a workplace "poorer" of the office, etc. it's Funny that the theft of such behavior is not considered, but rather the thrift and ingenuity of man. It forced our parents to teach us like 'enterprise', which is essentially the usual blatant theft, and that is bad, so must be eradicated immediately.
1. To finish
Sore problem from childhood, familiar to many. Against the backdrop of poverty, people with pathological respect to food, forcing relatives and guests to eat up every last crumb. In the course was the bread, helping to scoop up the remains to a condition of "polished" plates. If the child choked tasteless vegetables or cheese, then my parents had hysteria. In the best case, would-be parent alone pushed the remnants of the nasty food, if not hungry, and at worst violently force-fed the child, making him mental trauma. Not talking about what was Daedalus and spoiled products – soft or sticky fruits and vegetables, of a week of porridge and soups. And all this instead of at an affordable price to go out and buy healthy fresh product.
Of course, decades of steady habits hard to overcome, but you need to start, and urgently. Soviet Union had long been over, living conditions have changed dramatically, people have seen wealth and opportunity to confidently plan for the future. But the old bad habits this new life does not give place, give all the others a lot of inconvenience.