November 10, 2021

Why Not International Relations?


Why Not International Relations?

“Sometimes there is a desire to remain silent about something, to not have a falling out, but this is the wrong strategy. Conversations, conversations, and more conversations. Find out from the get-go who cannot put up with what, for whom some moments are unacceptable, what responsibilities and rights you will have, and so on.”

– Russian Psychologist Kristina Yakubova on November 8

Ever heard the metaphor of two head-butting countries chasing each other like awkward lovers? Let’s say that Russian Psychologist Kristina Yakubova gave advice that could do such sweethearts some real good.

Another spot of her wisdom?

“Yes, you are together, yes, you love each other, but individually you should be as good as together. Save this ‘I,’ your identity.”

‘Nuff said.

 

 

 

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