Galina Erdneeva, My Advice to Young People
Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Documentation Project, University of Cambridge
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Terbish, B. (2018). Galina Erdneeva, My Advice to Young People [Video file]. https://doi.org/10.17863/CAM.42562
Galina gives advice and laments the loss of traditional values among the younger generation: Young people should stop drinking vodka, partying and offending older people. They should learn more, listen to older people and their parents, respect the elderly, and treat their younger generation with affection. There is a saying that vodka and shulmus (evil spirits) walk together, and that the shulmus always prevails. In my family, my children do not smoke, let alone drink. Young people today have stopped listening to their elders, although there are still some who listen and greet us in Kalmyk. One should not take revenge on others or befriend revengeful people. It is also not advisable to revive old animosities. Smart people will understand, but those who are stupid are not worth explaining such things to. There is a proverb ‘When the hat fits, it is pleasant to the head’.
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This record's DOI: https://doi.org/10.17863/CAM.42562