Life is filled with a series of events, bright moments, and people who have their own special life story. Think for a minute how a meeting with one person can change your life. And what if it is not only one person, but rather an entire group of people? New faces, new meetings, and new gatherings in a cozy cafe over a cup of coffee: it’s like a new and unusual experience every time, as everyone that you meet has their own unique life story. But is it bad to learn and discover as many touching life stories as possible, to try to integrate into a completely new culture of life, and to know one more person? In reality, not everyone is given this opportunity, and even if they are, it is sometimes difficult to seize it. An important factor in having a good and successful conversation is the ability to find topics, which interest both parties, thus, drawing the attention of the partner in order for him to interact freely.
Actually, I want to share with you my own experience and opportunity, which I didn’t miss. Last week, an event was organized with the goal of becoming acquainted with foreign students who came to Russia from different countries, with the aim of a more in-depth study of the Russian language. This “buddy program” was created not only for language practice between Russian and foreign students, but also to unite people. At the beginning, it seemed to everyone that this program wouldn’t produce the expected results. First, because of the language barrier, which, in fact, plays a key role. Secondly, the shyness that people felt when they first met. But fortunately, everything turned out to be quite different. Throughout the communication session reigned a friendly atmosphere, as positive energy came from everyone and topics of conversation seemed to flow very naturally. As time went by, the number of happy and smiling faces kept increasing around me. The auditorium was filled with loud laughter, heated discussions, and conversations. I even felt for a moment as if we were one big family that met a few years later after being separated. Each of us tried to tell as many interesting life moments, some funny and ridiculous situations as possible, which brought us closer together even more during the conversation. Time flew by and our meeting came to an end. You would think that this was really the end and that everyone who just met quickly dispersed, but this was not so. We exchanged contact details with each other and decided to meet again during the weekend, and this meeting will certainly not be the last for us.
In my opinion, such programs are necessary not only for students, but also for all people, because everyone needs communication and a new environment, as well as biological needs. To tell the truth, the exchange of emotions, heart-to-heart conversations, the atmosphere of warmth and comfort, shining eyes and smiles that come from the depths of the soul are the key things that cannot be bought. But sometimes, people are so immersed in routine life: you have to go to work, you have to pay the bills, you have to go shopping, you have to buy the new car, you have to buy the coolest phone. But the problem with humanity is that they don't really know what they need for a happy life. And now I'm not talking about material things, but what is really necessary for our soul. To summarize the above, I want you to remember that time is a moment, because at one point it may not be enough to do what is necessary.