Kurginyan: The main human trait is being taken away from people

30.04.2023, Moscow.

The most distinct human quality, when people are willing to make an effort, is deliberately taken away from them, said philosopher, political scientist, the leader of the Essence of Time movement Sergey Kurginyan on April 20 in the Conversation with a Sage program on the Zvezda radio.

The director described an instance when in his audience there were several people who study theater. They watched the play with interest, and during the discussion, after the show, they appreciated everything: “the mise-en-scene, the stage image, the voice work.” But later, they said to their teacher: “Everything is fine, but who is this Dostoevsky?”

This situation is not just a random example, and it’s not meaningless, noted Kurginyan.

“There are articles, published one after another, which claim that a modern student in the Russian Federation cannot properly concentrate and read the following text: ‘In days of doubt, or in the days of dreary musings on my country’s fate, you are my only strength and my support, the great and mighty Russian language, which speaks the truth and liberates!” said the political scientist and theater director.

Only 17% of students can somehow read this text and describe what it means; if students are taking an intensive course of study, the number increases to 20%. Researchers close to Kurginyan say there are two options: “We either have to talk in memes and use comics, or come to terms with the fact that we are talking to 20% of the population.”

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency