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dead law student [07 Oct 2006|10:20am]

Originally published at Nadya De Angelis. You can comment here or there.

18 years ago it was Friday - a beginning of the long weekend (7th of October was the Day of the Soviet Constitution). I was alone in my room, preparing for a date. Suddenly something flew behind the window. Like a very big bird. But it was not a bird - it was a drunken law student… He lied down on earth very peacefully, blue jeans, white shirt, tiny stream of blood. I don’t think he did that on purpose. We all liked to sit on the window-sills. I lived on 10th, then on 9th floor. Above there were law and philosophy students, below - historians.

I still remember that day, that dead guy and still feel sorry for his parents.

Here’s the building where it happened:

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Downshifting [07 Oct 2006|08:06pm]

If you ask wikipedia, what is downshifting, it redirects you to the article about “simple living”. Well I disagree: it’s not the same, because one can be a downshifter, but still have a rather sophisticated lifestyle. These days, this is a trendy topic in russian blogosphere. Why? I don’t know. Maybe because it’s autumn. People get used from childhood that autumn is the time for personal growth (kindergarten -> school, 5th year -> 6th year, school -> university, graduate studies -> post graduate studies). Then, one autumn you find yourself stuck. You are in the same position as three years ago. Or maybe even ten years. What’s worse, you don’t have any idea, where you want to move. And why.

That’s the point when people start to discuss downshifting.

Interesting points:

and, to me, the most interesting opinion:

Links:

(in Russian)

http://www.downshifting.ru/

Опубликовано в блоге Nadya De Angelis.

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