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Criticism

           I could never understand people who don’t  perceive criticism.

          They resenting at any comments in their address; zealously watch, so that no one will allow himself a caustic cue in their back; on any unflattering statement are ready to pounce with fists or maliciously fend off: “Look at yourself.”

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Tribune and shadow.

     There is a huge difference in the sensations and behavior of the person standing on the platform, and the person standing behind the scenes.

     When you are in the center of attention, when every word of yours, every gesture under the close attention of hundreds of eyes, your brain is in great tension. It hampers your movements …

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Inaccessibility of akims.

       Several years ago I went to a meeting with the akim of one of the regions.

       So, I counted four (!) cordons on the way to him.

       The first post was waiting for me at the entrance to the akimat building (by the way, people enter the akimat through the side …

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Cheap things of rich people

          I recently discovered a new meaning for the saying: “I’m not so rich as to buy cheap things.”

          But in fact, only a rich man can afford to wear cheap things and use cheap services.

          Do you know why?

          Because …

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Others’ mistakes.

     Why are people so happy about other people’s mistakes and defeats? Especially about those of famous people.

     I think this is a subconscious excuse for their own weaknesses.

     It’s nice to think “I’m not perfect, but who is ideal? Look, even the great ones make slips! Why would I be held accountable?”

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State-minded people and businessmen in uniform

         Among my former colleagues, government officials, there are many people who perform their duties conscientiously. In their service they think only about the public interests. I call them “state-minded people”. I treasure the friendship and respect of such people.

         Also, there are other officials who see civil service as a source of …

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Wealth is for show

               My friend’s son studies at one of the Czech universities.

               Recently she went to visit him. She decided to lavish her son’s classmates, mostly Czechs, with Kazakh national dishes, and served a dinner in the dormitory. Before the feast, the son suddenly said to his mother: …

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Envy

          Where’s the justice? – thought the peasant with one cow, looking at a neighbor with five cows.

          Where’s the justice? – said the third peasant, who did not have a single cow, and took the cow from the first peasant.…

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“Masters” and “servants”

         Today, many well-off people have assistants at their homes: housekeepers, nannies, personal drivers, security guards, etc.

         Relationships that develop between employers and employees can be different.

         Some newly-made rich people think of themselves as feudal lords (bais) and treat their employees as serfs: arrogantly, disparagingly, as third-rate people.…

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