Count on us, Tito and Communist time β˜…

I date from communist time and country named Yugoslavia! That you cannot see anymore, and many doesn’t even know the name. It was totally different period of time, more relaxed, and easier, and you could see the light at the end of tunnel. I have impression that back than, people were more motivated to work, to make things, discover, move forward. School was very difficult, even from the first grade. So demanding, when I just remember. They wanted from us too much things to put in head and know from all different subjects. During the summer break we had homework, and were obliged to read lot of books and write about what we were reading. Days at school were long, starting early in the morning 7:30 am until 1 pm or from 1:15 pm until 7:30 pm…Man..I can say now, that I hated school. I was one of the best students, very competitive, one of those who just sit and study, and rise hand up and knew all the answers, when to competitions in math, physics. There were no free time, bcs in free time I will go dancing lessons, and language lessons…Every day there was something, and in weekends I will have to study again, so I can manage through the week. I really hated every day, but I went to school and was best bcs my mum always told me since I was 4, study and finish school, learn languages, do not be fool and depend from man in your life. When you have school, you have your own money and you do not need to take many things that women with no salary, job and good job eventually have to take…My mum was a housewife, you know one of the ideal families, with 2 kids, dog , big house, beauty queen for a wife and husband that was making loads of money, and could afford house help to his wife, everything but still she was not happy! It took me many yrs to realize why she was telling this. Now, when I look back, after finishing the highest schools I could, and I still learn…I see the point, and I thank you every day for teaching me so. Even I hated primary and high school, and felt like torture all those years, I did love my Medical School and PhD, and I love my job now. I thank God I have all education, bcs no matter what, I know I can survive and be good. And i loved communist time, and Tito..That little fat man, strange but not a stranger. Some called him dictator,Β and that he promoted totalitarianism, but he was good. Better than many today. At that communist time, I did learn to respect people, respect work, appreciate, love, help and stand for things I believe in. I learned to behave, have nice manners, and not humiliate others. We did learn to dress normally and have respect for older people, Β teachers, parents, partners. I cannot see so much of that today unfortunately… We were exposed to some motivational communist songs, some will say brain washing, I will say motivation boost! People that time believed in something, and were ready to act as one, and to give all in. Today it is not a case… Than people will keep together no matter what…However, best what I learned, is to let things go, and people go from my life when they want, and many will silence misunderstood as ignorance, but it is what I learned in communist time, when you see you cannot change things, or someone, than just let it go, be silent, and move on and let the circle of happiness to spin and change direction…

LUMITW always no matter what Xxx

Silvija

PS Β This is Serbian typical communist motivational song…it is on Serbian, but I listen to it in occasion to boost my motivation πŸ™‚

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24 thoughts on “Count on us, Tito and Communist time β˜…

  1. As an American doctor I find your thoughts most interesting. Many of the ideals and finer qualities you speak of, which you learned in Yugoslavia under Tito and I learned in America, do seem to be missing in the younger generation. Best wishes for a New Year. Brick

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  2. It is sad, but as you say, a lot of what is called ‘old fashioned values and manners’ do seem to be lacking these days. Yet they form the foundation for life – along with what I call spirituality. I often wonder if that innate yearning to believe in a Greater Power or Being that seems to be missing for many, is what is driving addictions for example.

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  3. It’s interesting, as I watch the video I see people from a foreign country, but can only see their lives from the perspective of the culture I was raised in. Cultural diversification is important. If FEAR is placed on the side, cultural diversification UNIFIES the world and helps each of experience personal growth and development. Thank you for sharing this post.

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  4. Well, I am most likely from the same time and have the same background. Latvia was communist until 1991 and it was a Socialist Republic up to this year. I knew your country and songs, etc.
    I have seen lots of similar things. I was the best student, too, but I found learning easy and I was reading during every spare minute, even at school. I won all those state competitions, too, starting from essays and German language, and continuing with math, physics, geography and history. You’re saying you didn’t like early school years, I thought they were very nice, and I loved high-school and University, that was a fantastic time.
    I agree that people who grew up those times learned what hard work is. I mean real work from very early age, and there was no complaining about school tasks and homework. I am grateful for that because I could always sew my outfits from 12 years on, always cook great meals at 13 and 14, not to mention, cleaning and housekeeping was never a problem. We never could ask parents to arrange for us party, if we wanted a party, we had to prepare and organize everything, even if you are 8 and want your friends over.
    I do agree with you that moral qualities and respect towards older people or teachers, as well, simply respect to any other opinion, this all has totally gone away. I find a lot that people are lacking patience, they do not want to work hard in order to achieve something, it’s rather: I didn’t get this done in first 5 minutes, so I cannot do it.
    I personally think that those strict times taught one to have a lot of persistence, have a strong spine, meaning, we could always stand up for weaker and for ourselves. No whining, no complaining, no crying, but fighting. There was and still is in these post-communist much more truth appreciated as opposed to sweet lies. I love the directness and absence of pretense. I’ve always appreciated that in people.
    I recalled these times and lots of people thanks to your post, and that was just so great!
    https://inesepogalifeschool.com/ (this is simply my secondary blog, therefore, less visible)

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  5. Great to hear something positive about Tito and his regime in Yugoslavia. I used to admire the way that Yugoslavia made Communism work, and feel that the terrible times that followed only serve to show how he once unified such a diverse country.
    Thanks for following my blog, which is much appreciated.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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  6. So interesting, at the time you had Tito, our president was Mr. Urho Kekkonen. Finland has not been a communistic country, but Mr. Kekkonen had good relationships to communistic countries, president Tito was one of his friends. And at that time the life here was very much the same as you told. The school system was excellent, people had work and food. The unemployment percent was lower than ever.
    Thank you for starting to follow our photoblog. I guessed at once from your name, Silvija, that you must be from this side of the world.
    Kristiina

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