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Once talking to an old Dutchman, I told him about our warm and friendly relations with our neighbors in the Caucasus, where people living in the neighborhood help each other, share both joy and sorrow. He smiled with a nostalgia in his eyes and said, " So were we with our neighbors during the post war period  ... Pity, it is gone."

Once talking to an old Dutchman, I told him about our warm and friendly relations with our neighbors in the Caucasus, where people living in the neighborhood help each other, share both joy and sorrow. He smiled with a nostalgia in his eyes and said, " So were we with our neighbors during the post war period  ... Pity, it is gone."Sharing  joy and sorrow with relatives in the Caucasus is so normal. So did Caucasians lived this way before the socialism and during the Soviet Union and so do they live nowadays. Interesting that these changing political systems have not changed people much.
In Tekali we met Granny Sayar , who was a talented of chef and was often invited to prepare the wedding meal! This tremendous work she does with pleasure and for free, being proud of the fact that the meal made especially by her is so highly appreciated in the village. This is a usual thing in this region of Georgia.
However, we can not say that the Dutch are unfamiliar with such thinking, when a person cares not only about personal gain. There, in Holland, I saw one of the inhabitants of the district set a pedestal for convenient bicycle parking, which was at all inhabitants’ disposal.
By helping others, we are making the world around us better. When the things around us are getting better, we are also getting better. By helping others, we help ourselves.



 

Author

Armen Vardanyan



 


Once talking to an old Dutchman, I told him about our warm and friendly relations with our neighbors in the Caucasus, where people living in the neighborhood help each other, share both joy and sorrow. He smiled with a nostalgia in his eyes and said, " So were we with our neighbors during the post war period  ... Pity, it is gone."
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