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Thought for the day

The Power of Positivity has presented a unique video on how a grandmother helped her blind granddaughter to get a university degree, when no books are available for blind people. I hope, they don’t mind that I publish their video on my page 😉

Disabled people have much better chances to get a degree and a job in Europe. Moreover, in countries like Germany there will be financial advantages of hiring a disabled person.

In Russia, we think that we have less disabled people, because our women get pregnant earlier and bear healthier children. Nope, my dear, that’s because they have nowhere to go and no sources to go out…


Power of Positivity опубликовала уникальное видео о слепой русской девочке, которой бабушка помогла получить университетское образование, не имея доступа к книгам для слепых.

Инвалиды в Европе обладают шансом на достойное будущее, образование и карьеру. Более того, к примеру, в Германии законодательство построено так, что компании, нанимающие на работу инвалидов, выигрывают на налогах.

В России мы привыкли считать, что у нас меньше инвалидов на улицах, потому что наши женщины рожают раньше и вынашивают более здоровых детей. Нет, мои дорогие, это потому, что им просто некуда идти, да и возможности выйти у них тоже нет..

Bad, bad Russia: why is it difficult for Russians to accept homosexuality?

For my international readers: We usually don’t speak about this topic with foreigners, as we don’t expect people, who don’t know how life in Russia looks like, to understand our point of view. So please be nice in commenting, as this is a very difficult topic to talk about 😉

The reasons, why being gay is not widely accepted in Russia, are very complex.

During my international Master program, I spent the first semester in Barcelona. There I have seen a scene when two guys with long beards were lying on the grass and kissing each other – and I felt uncomfortable. Nevertheless, not because that was a homosexual couple, but because they have been kissing in public. I came from a very conservative country, we do not really appreciate that.

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Thought for the day

If I could change one paragraph in the legislation, I would force every smoker to spend one week with a lung cancer patient. Just because people don’t associate those horrible pictures on the cigarette packs with their future. Just because they think that their dangerous passion, which one day will lead to a number of months, which they still have to live, affects only them. Like it will have no impact on their families, who will need to accompany them through the months of fight, chemical therapies, loss of hair and appetite and loss of interest in life. One will never write on a cigarette pack that smokers will see their own lungs on their handkerchiefs and will not be able to sleep because of the cough.

Smoking is egoistic. The tobacco companies, catching your attention with pictures of luxury life and cars, forget to tell that the warranty is limited. The warranty for your own life..

Think twice. Quit smoking at once.