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Do we need heroes now?

Heroes are needed at all times, otherwise we will not be able to build our own scale of moral values, we will not be able to talk about honor and dignity, we will not be able to admire the unique skills and knowledge that we should strive for. We do not want to be like anyone, so we do not have croc. Crocs — any tourist knows — are approximate sketches of the direction in which to go.

The absence of heroes creates a subculture of show business, superstars and glamor. It turns out that these are the only “heroes” on whom children look, children, youths. And when everyone resents and says: “Well, what are you playing some kind of nonsense that you worship something,” and suggest other heroes. Where already there ... I'm not talking about brilliant commanders or fighters for justice, well, take at least the same geologists, captains of long-distance vessels, test pilots, whom I would like to be like.

To be a successful entrepreneur today requires no less knowledge than the commander in past centuries ...
Exactly. But I'm not talking about adults now. They do not take examples, but grasp concepts, algorithms, how to build a business, and not how to become a hero. Nobody wants to be heroes, they just want to be equal to them, no one wants to lie down on a bunker, no one wants to eat dead rats when there is nothing to eat, overcoming huge water spaces.

And just for this, is it worth being a hero?
You asked if you need heroes, and now you ask if you need to be a hero. This is another question, answer it. No, you don't have to be a hero. We must strive to do very important things, big things, because it’s a pity to waste your life on trifles. Big goals are attractive because they are harder to miss. And their achievement requires the same effort and time, and sometimes even material costs.

Who is our hero today? Not a grandmother who has nothing to pay for the light, and she interrupts somehow and still saves money not only for her own funeral, but also for the maintenance of her grandson. Nobody declared her a hero. Right or wrong, that's another question. Who is our hero: the one who stitches in the mine for 15 kopecks from morning to night, risking to be littered? Of course, he is not a hero. Maybe we have heroes - citizens who fly on airplanes that have long passed the critical line related to their maintenance? We have the whole country heroic, most. If you stand with your back to Moscow, then we will have a country of heroes. And if you ask anyone on the Arbat or in a nightclub, who is such a hero, he will call the names of show performers, glamorous characters, etc.

I am now talking about the fact that we have not formed a cultural pattern of heroism, which can also come from the state. The tradition is forgotten and destroyed. In former times, the strong man was considered the one who helps the weak, stands up for them. It’s not the one who has a lot of money that was considered rich, but the one who helps others, partly gives to others, therefore, he is a rich man, because he can share the benefits and does it. Rich - that is, "God daty." Consequently, your heroism, your wealth, your well-being, your worthlessness or glory are determined only by the society in which you exist. Subjective concept of heroism can not be.

What should be the "starting capital" for the hero?
The “starting capital” of the hero is the unwillingness and impossibility almost to reconcile on the physical level with the system of circumstances that surrounds him. What is a feat? It means “to move forward”: the person has still moved, has still moved - this is, in fact, feats. There is such a problem in the world, the so-called "children of gods" - the offspring of rich, famous people and children of people, the power of "hold". I always say that, of course, these children are defective, because they have significantly reduced the motivation for independent achievements. As so, they have parents' money, power and fame, it is easier for them to fulfill any of their desires, goals, dreams. But no, it is much more difficult, because they have no motivation. If a person thinks that he will acquire everything else with the availability of material goods, this is a big mistake, one is not connected with the other, but an understanding of this will come later. Nevertheless, a person has at least some motivation: to see the world, to earn the respect of classmates or comrades, girlfriends from the crowd. And he seeks to achieve this at any cost, starting, as a rule, from the external design: what to dress up, how to decorate my own body, how to position myself, what slang to speak ... Then he suddenly begins to understand that the change of scenery is so often that he is not able to keep up with her, and you have to rely on something inside you, as the Taoists say: “Empty and solid being” - whatever you press, everything is empty.

About 20 years ago, you developed a special course for schoolchildren: the basics of life safety (OBZH), now those who were 20 years ago schoolchildren, you pass the test for Rambo - what is it? Why do young 20, 30, 40 men now need such an “exam”?
They do not even need the exam itself, they want to first learn, try to understand, overestimated or understated their self-esteem. Nobody asks what you are, what you dream about, what your qualities are, what you are never ready to put up with, what are you striving for? If a person starts answering these questions for himself, he suddenly realizes that in order to be a real person, and not invented, certain skills and knowledge are needed.

What can such a person do? If we begin to describe those qualities in which it differs from the animal, we suddenly find that they lie in the area of ​​the negative. He can kill his own kind without a reason - threats to his life or the lives of his relatives and friends, he may even devour his own kind; unreasonably, as a rule, in 90 percent, to deceive, mislead all others. It turns out on closer examination, even superficially, that he does not know how to do basic things, and vital ones: either to navigate, to get water or food, to build a temporary shelter, to provide first aid, or to resist the aggression of the outside world in any of its manifestations. The most that we have learned is to walk and run, still hold objects in your hands and bring them to your mouth. We are also unable to hold the thought for longer than a minute, we cannot hear the thoughts or guess the feelings of another person sitting nearby. We cannot help ourselves, much less other people. Another thing is when you assume responsibility for a loved one as a husband or wife, then a father or mother ... Especially if you are the head of a company, if you introduce a new product or service to the market; if you are already beginning to influence the economic, political or cultural space of your country.

That is to make a feat ...
The feat is an unnatural state: it is unnatural to lie down on a bunker, it is unnatural to sacrifice life, time, health, money for the good of other people. Everything that is unnatural is a feat for society. All that is unnatural, but positive. As a matter of fact, we have derived some formula for the feat.

Everything was mixed up in the Oblonskys' house. We often call the heroes of the so-called "stars". What hard work it is to be a “star” —it's hard, probably, to dance or sing for half an hour or an hour in a day. And only get something for 100 thousand dollars. And to give out autographs, and to play in a casino, and to glam and glamor. That's what we want to be like, here he is a hero, almost national, because he is always shown on all channels, his face in all magazines and newspapers. We are told that he likes to eat, on which toilet he sits, that he likes to drink and what to wear. I am ashamed of both those who write and those who read all this. People say - it should be. And the people used to ... he needs ... he does not see the other. That's what's sad.

How often, for example, do 20 - 30 years people ask themselves, “Who am I?” In relation to the times of 30 — 40 years ago. What am I? Why am I here? ”
Much more often than now. The farther to the beginning, the more often they asked themselves this question, because today the average person is told what he should become and how cool it is. We broadcast about it from morning to evening one hundred channels, thousands of media. And before that, a person had to read books, think and choose a hero for himself, whom he would like to be like. For example, I read Fenimore Cooper, Jack London, Jules Verne, Dumas. I rescued beautiful ladies, wedged through the jungle, through the ice hummocks ...

Your students are deeply immersed in themselves. You help them find their own "I." Do you have any internal statistics and success criteria?
A good question that I haven’t been looking for the answer to lately. Trends are very interesting. The people who took place are attracted by the trainings, which can be called the spiritual constructions of modernity, the art of becoming and being a person, and instructions for exploiting their own destiny. These are people who organized their own business in such a way that they have free time. In fact, one of the great businessmen and practical theoreticians said that one can assess the well-being of a person by having free time - the more his time, the greater his state. And the desire for acquiring the equivalent of material energy (that is, money) from any entrepreneur was initially connected with the goal of acquiring additional degrees of freedom: wherever I want - go, whatever I want - buy, where I want - I will live there. A rare number of such people manage to organize their lives in this way.

So these people got free time, and they go to find out ...
It began in Soviet times, I will give such an example: a man comes to me specifically in a crimson jacket, specifically with gold rings and chains and says: “In short, man, here I have been driven by such infu friends, that you need. I am already here with different popikas ... ", - I will not speak his slang -" I have already communicated with different people there. And so many have sent me to you. ” “What is the matter?” - I wondered. “Here, you see, there is a god or not? In short, you wait just now to drive something. Here I have история, I now have loot, 10 tone (10 thousand dollars). And if you prove me now, they are yours specifically. But I don’t need to read books, point with a finger ... somehow specifically, so that I understand whether he is or not. ” I am surprised: “Why do you need this?” He says: “In, dude, but count it, what if he is ... and that something else is needed then.”

This, at first glance, a primitive story seems ridiculous. But in fact there would be more such “idiots”. This is the person who specifically brought the money, specifically interested in the answer to this question. Others can talk extensively about high matters, but they will not make a step towards knowing whether there is anything at all.

Returning to the question of heroes, what kind of hero do you think is needed now? What is the hero of society?
The society is “shawing” what is offered to it as a hero. How it will sound the media.

Mass media - the main culprits of what is happening?
Well, I would not say that the main ones. Journalists are the victims themselves, wallowing in the information flow. They are definitely to blame. And their parents are guilty, because not those books offered them to read ...

... there were no books ...
No, there were always books. In fact, there would be a desire, and the necessary books will always be found. I could try to answer the question, what kind of heroes are needed. But what kind of heroes society is waiting for ... society is not waiting for heroes, it is waiting for shows.

Proper education - it means to teach the child to eat properly with a knife and fork, or to prepare him for adequate behavior in any situation?
I have a good formula, all the time I derive formulas for internal use. One of them - the most successful one, in my opinion - sounds like this: it usually happens in everyone. There is such a tradition in Russia: each father is obliged to raise a warrior son, not a soldier, but a warrior. In the old days, there was such an adulthood test: in 12, the boy was taken away in the spring to the forest, and until next spring he had to organize there, that is, to build a dwelling place, to put snares, to go hunting. Knyazhy children first of all did it. The etymology of the word "education" - is food, feeding. This is not education. A person’s education cannot be a one-time action. Sometimes, in spite of parents, a person becomes a person or, in spite of parents, becomes a scum. Obsessive upbringing just leads to a negative effect. The main thing is not to overdo it - this is when the process becomes a process with obvious attention. You can bring up, not paying attention to the child, it is also education. Spinelessness is one of the brightest characters. Lack of education is also a way of education. This is also a parenting system. Another thing, to which it will lead. There are different pedagogical systems. Well, about 28 explicit, this is how I tell the teacher. There are such complex models as the Japanese: until 5 is a child - God, he is allowed everything: stand up here, take him out, break, kick, sit on anyone’s neck, pee into a corner - everything is possible - he is god. From 5 to 10 years he is a slave. He can not do anything. He is kept in terrible rigor. And after 10, he's a friend. To discuss whether such a system of upbringing is good or bad, we cannot, because it is not our tradition.

But your students do not need heroism, but above all self-awareness?
Differently, one needs heroism, others - self-awareness, third - instructions for the exploitation of fate. This is just psychology, philosophy, esoteric, tradition. This kind of systematization, inventory of their own lives, the ability to structure it. Anyone needs such testing for high self-esteem or low self-esteem, for the revision of the virtual relationship with the world.

Is sincerity the quality of a hero?
This quality, the norm. For example, we have to give life for loved ones - this is the norm, even among animals the norm. Can you imagine, we began to raise the floor to the rank of heroism. I will soon be writing a “man” on business cards. And we already have almost heroism - to be on television and at the same time remain in our field. There is even a saying: if you were hit on the right cheek, substitute the left one. Do you know how it is written in the original Vedic text? If you are hit on the right cheek - turn the left one for letting yourself be hit. Then it was castrated, and the saying acquired a different meaning. This is the norm - to stand up for themselves, for their relatives, not heroism. And we have already gone so far from the norm that any normal manifestation of a person is a feat.
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  1. Denis
    Denis 10 July 2013 07: 16
    They are always needed!
    The lack of heroes forces them to come up with Rimbaud, spider-men are different
    The trouble is that they are trying to push us too
    Type of shameful advertising - in order to become a king one does not need to win and perform feats, a boiler is enough from ... a good detergent
    1. fisherman
      fisherman 10 July 2013 08: 37
      They are always needed!

      of course

      only in a Puritan society, the heroes have almost nothing to do, almost no one to save, and in an anarchist society (filled with temporary workers of various stripes) there are always no such Bruce bruises, heroes are required in every city, every street, every minute
      1. S_mirnov
        S_mirnov 10 July 2013 09: 42
        What kind of heroes do our state need can be judged by the fate of Budanov
        and for example Usmanov ...
    2. Aryan
      Aryan 10 July 2013 10: 10
      the main thing is not posthumously
      FATEMOGAN 10 July 2013 16: 06
      Quote: Denis
      They are always needed! The lack of heroes forces them to invent, Rambo, spider-men are different

      We have hundreds of heroes ....
      Alexander Turalin - A schoolboy from the Novosibirsk Region saved a drowning boy July 10, 2013

      Artem Garmash - A police officer from Adygea defended his comrades from bullets at the cost of his life July 9, 2013

      Alexander Zhadeev- A tenth grader from Mordovia rescued a pensioner in a fire on July 9, 2013

      Gosha Popov - A ninth-grader from Buryatia pulled a girl out of ice water on July 8, 2013

      Reef Khafazetdinov, a 27-year-old policeman from Tatarstan, saved two drowning children. July 8

      Vladimir Orlov -Altai policeman saved four children in a fire on July 5, 2013.

      Alexander Shipulin-Policeman from the Rostov region saved the life of a fisherman who had failed under the ice July 4, 2013

      Evgeny Boginsky - A resident of Kaliningrad pulled five people out of a burning car July 4, 2013

      Sergei Ivanov-Traffic police officer from Cheboksary prevented the explosion of a fuel truck on the highway July 2, 2013

      Alexey the Younger and Alexey Barankin -Police officers from Nizhny Novgorod rescued a disabled person in a fire on July 2, 2013

      Andrey Rezvanov - A young resident of Sakhalin took elderly people and a child out of a burning house on July 1, 2013

      and so on and so on ....

      Look, every day in our vast country, whoever accomplishes a feat, and sometimes at the cost of his life, it’s another matter that they don’t write about them and we don’t know anything about them, who are interested and want to learn more and more about RUSSIAN HEROES -
    4. dropout
      dropout 10 July 2013 19: 08
      If you think with your head, the need for heroism, as a rule, does not arise
    5. starshina78
      starshina78 10 July 2013 20: 41
      I agree, heroes are always needed! We need the boys to play heroes, and as a result they themselves could become heroes. But now there is no heroism that is needed. Previously, we played Matrosov, and Chkalov, 28 Panfilov's men, Chapay and Petka, organized such battles in the courtyard with wooden machine guns made from planks of wine boxes that in the heat they did not pay attention to abrasions and bruises. And what happy ones came home when we defeated the enemy! As children we ran to the movies on "The Elusive", as we grew up we watched "Liberation" several times, and when the series of films "In the Special Attention Zone", "Return Move", "Solo Swimming" "," Case in the square 36 - 80 ", then the halls were filled to 100 percent. The soldier was a hero! At the pioneer rally, the heroes of labor came to us and told us how they work, and then we went to the plant and watched them melt steel, work on the machine, and it was no shame to go to work at the plant as a simple worker. They were heroes to us. Whoever was a pioneer should remember how they fought to earn the name of a pioneer squad named after a hero - a pioneer, a Komsomol member (Vali Kotik or Yura Dubinin, Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya or Ulyana Gromova, and many others). What are the heroes of children and adolescents now? Stars from show business, which will sing a couple of hits and stars to the plywood, a spider-man, or a man, or a wolverine beast, and the like. It's a pity, it's a pity that modern children don't have heroes. And society as a whole has no heroes.
      1. FATEMOGAN
        FATEMOGAN 11 July 2013 00: 19
        Quote: starshina78
        It’s a pity, it’s a pity that modern children don’t have heroes. And society as a whole has no heroes.

        So the point is not that there are no heroes, but that we or don’t know anything about them, on the telly they prefer to tell another crony about murders or robberies, or we don’t try to remember. Why are those paratroopers from the 6th company who stood to death against a couple of thousand terrorists not worthy of imitation, unless their feat is worthy of the feat of the Pafilovites, then why do they remember them only on the day of the paratrooper ???? so that the Heroes did not transfer to Russia.
      2. Captain45
        Captain45 11 July 2013 11: 35
        Sorry, Petty Officer, but Volodya Dubinin, but otherwise completely agree.
  2. tronin.maxim
    tronin.maxim 10 July 2013 07: 19
    Everyone has their own heroes!
  3. domokl
    domokl 10 July 2013 07: 29
    Only then we will have respect for the Hero, when the state stops giving awards for the devil knows what. When in the 80-ies Afghanistan began to give awards for injuries and, to be honest, for money, they simply turned into nothing.
    Look at any storefront (or so) storefront. There are so many medals, orders, badges that you can even become a Hero of the Soviet Union. And some bastards become. And you can’t punish for that ... Departmental medals. I recall an article about an Afghan veteran in 6 medals and cadet boys with five ...
    Heroism is now fashionable exactly one day. An article came out, they wrote one day, Well done, a hero ... and forgot ... Live as you want.
  4. pensioner
    pensioner 10 July 2013 07: 46
    A man must want to do heroic deeds! And he wants it! Is always! This is inherent in its essence. But in society, these actions should be in demand ... It’s stupid to transfer grandmother across the street if she does not want to.
    1. fisherman
      fisherman 10 July 2013 09: 37
      But in society, these actions should be in demand.

      should be exalted from the underground of public consciousness to the very top (where entertainment and consumer television programs are now located), so that even small children know perfectly well who the hero of our time is

      where do you think heroic deeds are more in demand, in the center of a Brazilian metropolis or in the favela area (as an example)
    2. IRBIS
      IRBIS 10 July 2013 09: 58
      Quote: retired
      A man must want to do heroic deeds! And he wants it! Always! This is inherent in its essence.

      Wanting and doing are two completely different things. Most of the men mentally imagined how they were doing something heroic. There is nothing wrong with that. But in reality, when a situation requires courage and courage, a kind of "crap" happens. The instinct for self-preservation outweighs the desire to perform a feat. But then, in stories about past events, when nothing threatens, everything turns into a "heroic" epic. And those standing nearby zealously assent, for they themselves were sweating from the struggle between the desire to live and the desire to accomplish the feat. So, very often, "heroes" are born.
      1. domokl
        domokl 10 July 2013 11: 14
        Quote: IRBIS
        But in reality, when a situation requires courage and courage, a kind of "crap" happens.

        This situation is constantly being revealed. Any officer from his experience will tell about a soldier who couldn’t unclench his fingers when throwing a grenade, paratroopers will tell about almost obligatory refuseniks on the first jumps, etc. Such things are in any parts.
        But it’s their fault that the soldier was primarily commanded by the commanders. Heroism in battle is just a job well done. That is the work that you have been taught. There are no refuseniks for the second time ..
        The first thing the commander told us before the first battle was the Dead Hero of the Soviet Union, you can become today. But this is betrayal of comrades and desertion. For you, your work will be done by others, and this is dishonest. Therefore, the maximum I allow is to cut a finger with a knife when opening dry ...
        1. IRBIS
          IRBIS 10 July 2013 12: 13
          Quote: domokl
          But to blame for the fact that the soldier was primarily promoted to commanders.

          I agree with you, but not quite with this quote of yours. A young man comes to the army with a formed character and a certain upbringing. Good professional training can correct some things, but work a miracle? - alas! Many find themselves unable to break themselves and overcome fear. Bottom line: seven to eight people are actually fighting in the platoon (half, at best), the rest are ammunition carriers. Although in the PPD, at the polygons, everyone did everything perfectly.
  5. pahom54
    pahom54 10 July 2013 07: 49
    Heroes are needed not just always, in modern Russia they are absolutely necessary for the education of the present young generation. They did the right thing to revive the title of hero of labor. The only problem is that when people are awarded in Russia, the status of the award is often not respected. What can we talk about when Mikhail Gorbachev received the highest award of Russia. For what???!!!
    It is impossible to reduce the level of state awards to the level of departmental ones (for length of service, for ... etc.). A military or labor feat should be awarded with an award of appropriate status. Let there be fewer heroes, but they will be real.
  6. serge-68-68
    serge-68-68 10 July 2013 08: 44
    I suppose that an article on whether there are heroes in Russia today would be needed.
  7. does it
    does it 10 July 2013 08: 56
    Now the heroes are those who protect the safety of our country every minute risking their lives hi .Heroes are those who work on the defense industry for a meager pay, Heroes are those who glorify our country in the scientific field and so on.
  8. stroporez
    stroporez 10 July 2013 09: 21
    ............... they realized ................
  9. valokordin
    valokordin 10 July 2013 09: 33
    And who is our hero, not counting cosmonauts and MVDshnikov, Chechens, Who is awarded, well, Roshal for example, as well as Gorbachev, Chubais, Veselberg, Abramovich and other bourgeois flocks.
    1. Yarosvet
      Yarosvet 10 July 2013 09: 38
      Quote: valokordin
      And who is our hero, not counting the astronauts and MVDeshnikov, Chechens, who are awarded
      1. FATEMOGAN
        FATEMOGAN 10 July 2013 15: 56
        Quote: Yarosvet

        We have hundreds of heroes, and if you don’t notice them, or in your imagination Leontiev's hero, this is only your personal outlook on life.
        1. Yarosvet
          Yarosvet 10 July 2013 17: 12
          Quote: FATEMOGAN
          We have hundreds of heroes, and if you don’t notice them, or in your imagination Leontiev's hero, this is only your personal outlook on life.

          Pavel: if your education and mental organization do not allow determining obvious sarcasm, then my advice to you is to start self-educating and visiting the appropriate medical specialist.

          "Heroes of Our Time"
          1. FATEMOGAN
            FATEMOGAN 10 July 2013 17: 17
            Quote: Yarosvet
            then my advice to you is to start self-educating and visiting the appropriate medical specialist.

            don’t tell me what to do and I won’t tell you where to go ...
            1. Yarosvet
              Yarosvet 10 July 2013 18: 07
              Quote: FATEMOGAN
              don’t tell me what to do and I won’t tell you where to go ...

              You will not post obvious nonsense, and you will not be given advice hi
              1. FATEMOGAN
                FATEMOGAN 10 July 2013 21: 17
                Quote: Yarosvet
                You will not post obvious nonsense, and you will not be given advice

                It is enough to read your other posts - that everything is fine, the plaster is removed, the client is leaving, what should Lyolik do! ?? which is more than enough to understand that I was right about your outlook on life.
                1. Yarosvet
                  Yarosvet 10 July 2013 22: 15
                  Quote: FATEMOGAN
                  Enough to read your other posts ...

                  Better read the Constitution of the Russian Federation. And you have an opinion about it, but you forgot to read it.
                  1. FATEMOGAN
                    FATEMOGAN 11 July 2013 00: 27
                    Quote: Yarosvet
                    Better read the Constitution of the Russian Federation. And you have an opinion about it, but you forgot to read it.

                    So you didn’t answer how sideways you have to do with her, since you are so persistently trying to make me memorize her. Or are you sitting at your leisure with a cup of coffee and a constitution in your hand and savor every comma of it?
                    1. Yarosvet
                      Yarosvet 11 July 2013 00: 58
                      Quote: FATEMOGAN
                      So you did not answer ...

                      Isn't it obvious?

                      I am a citizen of the Russian Federation. Therefore, I must know the main provisions of the Basic Law and at least read it.

                      Judging by the flag, you are a citizen of Lithuania, you allow yourself to judge the Constitution of the Russian Federation from the words of such figures as Starikov and Fedorov, without bothering to read it yourself.

                      That’s why I insist that before you judge it, you need to read it, it’s also good to read the comments on the articles - then the question of its focus on the interests of the West will disappear by itself.
                      1. FATEMOGAN
                        FATEMOGAN 11 July 2013 02: 43
                        Quote: Yarosvet
                        That’s why I insist that before you judge it, you need to read it, it’s also good to read the comments on the articles - then the question of its focus on the interests of the West will disappear by itself.

                        As I understood from your words, you are sure that the American advisers who wrote the Russian Constitution on American grants acted exclusively in the interests of Russia. In your opinion, they are already made holy altruists ....
                      2. Yarosvet
                        Yarosvet 11 July 2013 13: 20
                        Quote: FATEMOGAN
                        As I understood from your words, you are sure that the American advisers who wrote the Russian Constitution on American grants acted exclusively in the interests of Russia. In your opinion, they are already made holy altruists ....

                        Whoever wrote what to us so far is not surely known - the allegations of some comrades do not count.

                        And at the expense of your "understanding" ... I already wrote above about sarcasm.

                        The bottom line is, the Constitution is beneficial for citizens of the Russian Federation.
                        Of course, I would change something, add something, but this would concern the right of private ownership of the means of production and mineral resources, but not the spirit.

                        There are 2 ambiguous articles (a "ban" on state ideology and the prevalence of international law), but they are ambiguous only at first glance and do not speak at all about what Fedorov or Starikov say about this.
    2. zavesa01
      zavesa01 11 July 2013 11: 58
      Rosenbaum out of place, otherwise agree
  10. fisherman
    fisherman 10 July 2013 09: 40
    The lack of heroes gives rise to a subculture of show business, superstars and glamor. It turns out that these are the only "heroes" that children, children, and youths look at.
  11. does it
    does it 10 July 2013 11: 28
    Quote: valokordin
    And who is our hero, not counting cosmonauts and MVDshnikov, Chechens, Who is awarded, well, Roshal for example, as well as Gorbachev, Chubais, Veselberg, Abramovich and other bourgeois flocks.
  • Renat
    Renat 10 July 2013 09: 57
    Heroes as such live in every person. Another thing is whether this or that person is ready to stake his life at a critical moment? And what are not heroes those people who, in spite of everything, continue to live to love and work for the good of their country. Inexplicable laws are imposed on them, the requirements are deprived of basic things, but they still go to the factory on the field and just live.
  • papss
    papss 10 July 2013 10: 18
    The article is interesting, important, as well as the question raised in it. But, not claiming to be a critic, I’ll say that, for all the right line, it raised a lot of questions ... General - this is a constant association, under the word heroism and feat ... the concept of an act, the confusion in the concept of hero and heroismAll the examples cited are not heroism ... but they are committed by the miner and grandmother, or earlier, those who stood up for the weak, shared with the poor ...
    The "starting capital" of the hero is unwillingness and the inability to reconcile with the system of circumstances almost at the physical level
    - no, this is not the starting capital ... And many examples can be cited ... Capital is the culture of a person, in understanding, not the ability to hold a fork and knife, but in his education, values, morality ...
    And reasoning,
    What is a feat? This means “moving in”: a person has still moved, still moved - this is, in fact, exploits.
    , this is a heroic deed ... You cannot name such a hero ...
    The author writes
    Feat is an unnatural state
    -no ... as a fact of loss of life ... unnatural, yes, and when there is none ..? But, and led to the salvation of many other people's lives?
  • Anti
    Anti 10 July 2013 10: 50
    If you were hit on the right cheek - turn the left one for allowing yourself to be hit.

    + + + + + + + + good
    1. cosmos111
      cosmos111 10 July 2013 10: 58
      Today, the hero of Russia is President Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin. He has long earned this title!
      1. Anti
        Anti 10 July 2013 11: 15
        Quote: cosmos111
        Today, the hero of Russia is President Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin. He has long earned this title!

        I agree with all 126%, yesterday there was an article on privatization in VO, as I understand it, this is a “privatization” project with the subsequent nationalization of all that dishonestly fell into private hands !! Bravo GDP !!!!
      2. does it
        does it 10 July 2013 11: 31
        Quote: cosmos111
        Today, the hero of Russia is President Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin. He has long earned this title!

        Princeps! he is in africa princesps.
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  • alebor
    alebor 10 July 2013 11: 27
    There is a good article on the same topic by T. Shevkunov on the Izborsk Club website:
  • psv910
    psv910 10 July 2013 12: 07
    Not always, but more often than not, the heroism of one is the gagging of the other. Unfortunately...
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  • ed65b
    ed65b 10 July 2013 13: 24
    Kadyrov is the hero of Russia today. This spit on the golden star.
    For youth, the heroes are those who were able to steal and loot and who did not die for it.
    For students, bureaucrats are thieves. The dream is to sit down in an armchair, to dump everyone on my career path I don’t want to grab at the most, and topple from the country to London where they will not give you away. Here they are modern heroes - thieves, grabbers and robbers. And there is an example from where to take. Turn on any channel and everything falls into place. There, the same heroes with children are outraged on city streets. And the main character sits and hatches on the screen and broadcasts about the next privatization of the state property of optimization of the RAS and the system of education and medicine, etc. Only on the other side the commoner looks grinning because he understands that everything will be sawn and divided and he will be left with a tax increase, retirement age and debts of JSC CJSC, etc. taken in the west under state guarantees. And the next nouveau riche with what surname will buy another club, yacht, island, castle.
  • deputy ___ watered
    deputy ___ watered 10 July 2013 14: 39
    Yes, it's sad! As the words from the song: "Sometimes there are no names left from the heroes of the past ..."
  • Ulan
    Ulan 10 July 2013 16: 19
    The strange question is whether heroes are needed. Of course they are needed. The question is, who is being imposed on society as heroes.
    Ksenia Sobchak or Viktor Pugachev. Until Sobchak wins and this means that society is in pain.
    1. does it
      does it 10 July 2013 19: 27
      Quote: Ulan
      . Until Sobchak wins and that means society is in pain.

      What place does she win? I personally hate her, if I were you, I wouldn’t pour on her rose petals! she is not worth it.
  • knn54
    knn54 10 July 2013 17: 34
    We and our children need goodies - true heroes, unassigned. And for ALL people, for the COMBINATION of society. MODERN heroes divide us more than they unite. Service to the regime has become the priority of service to the people / Fatherland. And after the next change of the leader new heroes were "appointed".
    Much depends on the media, educators and writers, and on US. This will help ALL of us to become better and rise from the bottom on which we fell. It is necessary to raise not a nation of losers, but a nation of PATRIOTS.
    PS Previously, in Russia they read the Lives of the Saints, but now we look and read the life of thieves and party-goers (socialites).
    PPS "We must do everything so that in the future war they would not have Matrosov, Talalikhin and Zoe Kosmodemyanskaya." From an American newspaper.
  • allosaurus
    allosaurus 10 July 2013 18: 35
    but I liked the article. Lana put the question well, and the reaction is adequate, but different. This is normal. Lana, Lalya Ubyvyvok is for me a heroine, martyred, young, beautiful legend. Petliura, Bandera, General Vlasov, Alekseeva, and Chubais, with the bastards Yeltsin and Gorbachev, no matter how anyone calls them in our countries, will always be shit.
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  • allosaurus
    allosaurus 10 July 2013 20: 30
    Lana Gorbunova! heroes are very necessary, and especially those that you talked about. you are clever, lana, take care of yourself. I’m an allosaurus, and you are a beauty and a clever girl.
  • Starover_Z
    Starover_Z 10 July 2013 21: 01
    Quote: stroporez
    ............... they realized ................

    With the collapse of the Union, the former scale of values, glorifying REAL heroes, heroes of labor and heroes of war, was destroyed and "thrown away".
    As it immediately became unfashionable to be a HERO of the SOVIET UNION, despite the fact that people gave their lives for the sake of a better life for children and grandchildren, and LABOR HEROES parted with their health for a more comfortable life for posterity.
    And children and descendants, "Gorbachev and Co." for Western handouts shone a distorting mirror about life behind the hill, behind the "iron curtain" and everyone was led to believe that everyone would immediately become rich and happy for free, without doing anything.
    And here is the result - most of the veterans-order-bearers survive in dugouts, and our heroes are the glamorous stars of show business, who won in the reality show "The Last Hero"!
    I don’t know about others, but against the background of this narrow window on today's "heroism" I like the films "The Sword", "Thunderstorm Gate" and "We are from the Future." In my opinion, whoever considers himself a modern "super", simply must try in real reality to be in hard labor and in hostilities!
  • Alexanderlaskov
    Alexanderlaskov 11 July 2013 08: 14
    In Soviet times, there was a great idea of ​​communism. I understand by this idea happiness in the understanding of Soviet people. People knew for what they sacrificed themselves in the war and in everyday work.
  • Alexanderlaskov
    Alexanderlaskov 11 July 2013 10: 02
    Yes, the author is right. It would be good for our leadership of the country to read this article.
  • Captain45
    Captain45 11 July 2013 11: 47
    I proposed an article to the site, but for some reason the foreword to the article was not published, so here is the beginning: Vitaliy Sundakov - figure # 1 in the world of real adventures. The first Russian professional traveler-researcher, founder of the first Soviet and Russian survival schools.
    Lana Gorbunova, photographer Andrei Davydovsky, talked to Vitaly about heroism and the manifestation of heroism in our everyday life. The interview was published in the magazine "City Radius" # 12 (42), December 2008.

    Pay attention to the date, the process has been going on for a long time.
  • radio operator
    radio operator 15 July 2013 14: 45
    Need unconditionally!
    There can’t even be two opinions!
  • Slav
    Slav 21 July 2013 10: 22
    Heroes are always needed when the Motherland demands it.
  • Slav
    Slav 21 July 2013 10: 22
    Heroes are always needed when the Motherland demands it.