Hypothetics: everlasting stories

Did the events we are going to tell you about really take place in history? It is hard to be sure. If they really did happen, then they have undoubtedly made their contribution to the collective formation of social culture and ethics. On the other side, if such facts did not take place in the past and these stories were only a side product of the historical process – just a fiction, then it would still be surely possible to find similar stories in the centuries-old social memory… The essence of things is always there, available for us, but it becomes truly ours in various forms only as our mind and spirit become ready for it…

Values (Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi)

- It seems like you don't understand what I'm talking about! I haven't said a single word about politics and I in fact never raise questions of political nature as I consider them to be secondary - derived from the actual level of peoples' consciousness development! - Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi was trying to express his barely hidden anger to the French general lounging in the armchair. This impulsive way of speaking was not natural for...

Servant's name (Archimedes)

As a young boy Archimedes used to spend days on the beautiful Ionian Sea coast watching sunset and thinking about life in essence and measure of things. Lively and warm nature of Sicily inspired his creative impulses. He often visited Neapolitan theatre enjoying Terpsichore artists’ skills and dreaming to be an actor or a playwright. The young thinker was excited with Demetra and Persephone’s temples, their greatness and beauty.

He preferred aesthetics but...

God of commerce

It happened somewhere in the hot East. Once upon a time an old man bent with a knotty stick, moving the heavy tired legs and lifting the road dust, went into the city, which was famous for its trading traditions. He was walking along the streets, full of checker merchant stalls, bursting under the weight of a vast variety of goods, as well as multi-colored mountains of vegetables and fruits, located directly on the ground. And everywhere people were crowding...

Power of the Word (Halikarnassoslu Herodotus)

An incredible essence fills the nature of language - all verbal forms of creativity and information transfer! Such significant systems of communications not only define and bear conceptual load of social interactions and combine sound-based and written techniques of reproduction of data, but also are the most effective instruments of keeping, interpretation and development of knowledge and intelligence! Language forms of communication of people have all the...

Harmony (Confucius)

One can never claim without doubts that this or that event of the past actually took place, until the meaning of it becomes a nominal mechanism of understanding present and future. History becomes a fair reality in the mirror reflection of life ...

Just like that or close to it were the thoughts of the ancient thinker Confucius when he was finishing his next and extremely tiresome educational campaign moving through the dry steppe plains towards a source...

Irony of justice (King Solomon)

Once, equally respected as a great and reasonable wise man by people of different countries and beliefs, was settling quite a unique and resonant case.

the problem was the following. Some noble grandee was demanding for the maximally cruel punishment for the street cleaner. The cleaner had thrown a stone at the grandee and the noble man lost three teeth. Everything seemed obvious and simple: poor man not only dared to stand up against a noble rich man...

Sprouts of future victories

We often use the reputable opinions of experts, who have inherited their knowledge from encyclopaedists. Those encyclopaedists in their turn got the relevant information from the books, written by sages, who had once heard from the witnesses about the actions of not indifferent to the circumstances individuals...

These intricate and centuries-old canals have saved to our days the history, attributed to the times of antic democracy in ancient Greece......

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