Morning. I’m running late to work as usual. I’m rushing out of the door, buttoning myself up on my means. There’s Ivan Kuzmich resting on the bench. Everyone calls him Grandfather Kuzya, he has to do with 80 years old, however his mind is not that of an old man in any way.
– You’re in a hurry once more?– the old man asks.
– Yeah, no happiness in personal life, – I reply finishing buttoning up.
– That’s because you don’t recognize what happiness is, – he reproaches me.
It’s hard to set up, pay no hearken that being 49 something I haven’t understood joy.
I cut short, realizing that currently I make certain to be late. But to catch the old man in his overweening misconception is far more important that telling-off at work. What could an elderly person know about happiness? If he ever before had it, it was neglected long ago.
– Ivan Kuzmich, as well as do you know what joy is? Did you have a trendy Mercedes, sexy girlfriend, rather other half? And perhaps you used to be The Event’s Assistant General? Or a significant research worker? Possibly you discovered and confirmed the formula of happiness? Inform me. What is this all about?
– I’ll tell you simply in brief as you’re in hurry. Just briefly as well as understandably.
Pay attention. Being at job do not think of alcohol as well as holidays. Commemorating a vacation do not consider job. Being beside your wife, do not think about mistress, while being with your girlfriend do not think about her husband. Don’t talk with a policeman about cash and with youngsters as well as next-door neighbors concerning your issues as the first will not understand while the late will certainly be glad. Don’t offer cash, at night don’t borrow salt, don’t throw out rubbish. Bring your salary home, don’t be jealous concerning your better half, inspect your youngsters’ marks, walk your pet occasionally. As well as the important point– constantly assume prior to you say something. Do not say anything just to state. You recognize, a word spoken in past recalling. As well as for the head functioning well consume cereal in the morning.
– So you wish to claim that if I assume just regarding my spouse, do not think of vodka, don’t discuss cash with police officers, do not obtain salt from my next-door neighbor as well as consume cereal in the early morning, I’ll be a pleased guy? Is that you formula of joy?
– That’s it, that’s my formula of joy, – the old man responds with joy, – and you must find your own on your own. When you locate it, you’ll feel like a happy man.
– Hey, it looks like you’re talking simply to pass the time. Cereal, vodka, cops … why should you inform me all this?
– Well … the other day I have actually been to a dental professional. Been installed brand-new dentures. He claimed that I must speak a lot to obtain utilized to them. As well as here you are, I spoke with you as well as appear to get used …