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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Important Lesson for the Young



Russian filmmaker and writer Andrei Tarkovsky gives some advice on the most important lesson we all need to learn as a child if we want to be happy as adults.

Below is a translation of what is said in the video (at least up until the horse part).


What would you like to tell people?

I don’t know… I think I’d like to say only that they should learn to be alone and try to spend as much time as possible by themselves. I think one of the faults of young people today is that they try to come together around events that are noisy, almost aggressive at times. This desire to be together in order to not feel alone is an unfortunate symptom, in my opinion. Every person needs to learn from childhood how to be spend time with oneself. That doesn’t mean he should be lonely, but that he shouldn’t grow bored with himself because people who grow bored in their own company seem to me in danger, from a self-esteem point of view.