What is character?

Many people have heard the expression, "What's his violent temper!" Or: "I'm liking this girl."So it is like?

If you say very briefly, it is socially accepted standards of behavior and morality.Not for nothing do they say "moral person."However, the books can be found and a more general meaning.What is character?According to the authors (representatives of realism), character - the character (courage or cowardice, will, charity), as well as feelings (love, love, compassion, hatred), and all the habits, traditions and beliefs that have been established or that people inthe process of historical development.This behavior patterns accepted (or rejected) in a particular social layer.

the examples of classical works can be seen what the Russian customs.The dedication of Andrei Bolkonsky, cleanliness Natasha, Gray Green's desire to create your own hands a miracle for Assol.But at the same hypocrisy "high society" in relation to an unfaithful wife Anna Karenina or the craving for gambling (the notorious Russian hope of "maybe": What if you're lucky?) Heroes of Dostoyevsky or Pushkin's Hermann.The actions of people due to their temper (and congenital and acquired in the course of education), and the animals are only instinct.

Morals Russia were laid in ancient times.They are based on spirituality and the breadth of the soul.Distributed judgments about what people in the West are living well, because they know how to love work, and Russian, they say, idlers: a sitting Emelya on the stove, waiting for manna from heaven.But our hero tales are always willing to share the latest, he is kind and compassionate.

Epoch and morality

What character?This word comes from the word "morality".Morality - a conventional internal evaluation by the person of their same standards of conduct of their actions in terms of the value of the good.The term is closely related to another concept - morals, t. To. It is, in our understanding, is responsible for the difference between good and evil.The moral of today's society is largely based on the biblical Ten Commandments.Our ancestors lived entire era before the adoption of Christianity St. Vladimir and dissemination of Orthodoxy in Russia.It turns out that they did not have morals in our modern sense of the word, but does that mean that they were immoral?Or the answer to the question "What is nature?" Is different for each age?

Celebrating Midsummer

If you recall some of the traditions and customs of the ancient Slavs, it is so.One of the major gods of the pagan pantheon of ancient Slavs was Perun.It was he who, long before the pagan reforms 980 years, most of the Slavic tribes worshiped.Festival dedicated to this god, celebrated at Midsummer.This day coincided with the day of the summer solstice, and was identified with the divine essence of fire;from the mountains rolled burning hoop, jumping over bonfires and collected grass - on that day they had a special power.At night, after the tradition of the Slavs, fern blossomed - an herb that does not bloom.Lucky saw the fern flower, could expect fulfillment of his dreams.Cherished desire of many young men and women come true on this night when the fun and games become outspoken.Together they bathed in the river or lake, and then indulge in amorous pleasures.It was possible that night to find a betrothed, and then play a wedding in the fall, after the harvest.

Why can not swear?

On the other hand, today's young people not to be envied rigid mores against profanity.These words, according to the ideas of the Slavs, has a strong power, which could even raise the dead.Women were forbidden under pain of death, to pronounce the names of male genitals in the presence of men, because the women's negative energy violated masculine strength, which affects the gentility of the tribe.It was decided to use these words only to scare away evil spirits.To do this, follow in the afternoon to go out into the field sown with rye or buckwheat, stop and shout all the words that we are now considered obscene.The rite was performed alone, that no one got sick.

Thus, the concept of "like" we can be treated as established in the community form of human behavior.Responding to the question posed above, you must get to know another side of life of the ancient Slavs - material, t. E. To highlight the theme of "life and customs of ancient Rus'.

Men charms

meaning of the word "life" in the dictionary Ozhegova - a way of life, everyday life and all the things that are associated with it.Existed, t. E. Live.Life and customs of ancient Russia not only speak of the uniqueness of Russian customs, but also the wisdom of the ancients.Some words and expressions have come into the modern Russian language from the dictionary of traditions and customs of the ancient Slavs.For example, a protective (oberezhnuyu) function in the wardrobe of a man executed belt.If commoners limited to a thin ribbon (belted) about underwear shirt and lace (Gashnikov in ports), the richer and more prosperous wrapped around his waist wide sashes of silk several times.Rusichi believed that the belt - it's a circle, is not missing from the outside world is nothing terrible, that could seriously harm a person.At the ends of the belt necessarily very carefully hidden in forged badges.And accompanying the word "uncontrolled" at that time meant dishonor and disgrace.In general, the "uncontrolled" indecent and today, people need to be able to control myself.

Women's charms

woman - the keeper of the family hearth, extended family, was seen only as a sacred creature, was the bearer of wisdom.Women's clothing included a much more charms than men.Apparel women were modest, long and carefully concealed the figure, but the embroidery on the shirts of women was much more, and more often as a universal protection embroidered sign of the sun - "swastika."This symbol can be both male and female, to be at different angles of inclination and rotation "tails" that meant and profits, and health, and disaster, and the omnipotence of time.Most embroidery was the same as ducks, some tribes that sign meant a fundamental principle of the world.Forged in silver, bronze or copper charms, pendants in the shape of a horse was the favorite decoration, because it is a symbol of good fortune and associated with the great cult of the sun.Apparently, the current "horseshoe for good luck" - the rest of ancient beliefs of the Slavs.It is easy to notice that the modern fashion often refers to the ancient customs and traditions.Thus, for example, are very popular today, massive earrings in large circles, decorated with carved stones and metal, is nothing like kolts - suspension to the headgear.They made massive reason: their sway was to distract the evil spirits.The ancient ancestor decorated head and whiskey, but not pierced ears.Instead, they wore jewelry in the form of temporal rings and Colt: ears were hidden under a headscarf or other headgear.

Features the life and customs of ancient Russia

expression "start from the stove," emphasizes the role of this structure.Russian stove serves as a normal stove (in the modern interpretation of the word) for cooking and stove bench to sleep, dryer utensils stocks, sauna-steam bath for frail elderly people and small children.Place the oven called "woman's corner" (clap).The term "clap" meant in that distant epoch overwork or bondage, which was a heavy proportion of women.Today it is used mainly in combination "to throw in jail", which also means a little good.Those were the customs of ancient Russia.

A steam-ironing, and parkas, and get along!

In continuation of this theme - a bath!The bath has long been considered a talisman against all sorts of misfortunes and ailments.Unlike the foreigners - British and loving pretentious French - Russian bathed in the bath and soared with pleasure.They said: "Banja soars, sauna rules."A broom is traditionally harvested in early June, to a sheet of birch not become tough.Since soared every broom only once in a year for one person took up to 70 brooms.The cleanest nation in the world in every sense of that expression!And in terms of morality, too.