The emergence of Russian clubs is a great progress for society, not because they fundamentally changed people (no, people change slowly), but because they added virtuality living reality. People came out of forums, chat rooms, social networks and saw each other, returned to the real world.
Why is this important?
There are a lot of words in virtuality but few real actions. The Internet devalued a word, there were many words, trillions, quadrillion words, twenty years of virtual evolution taught people to juggle with words, taught to be masters of honing beautiful phrases and spectacular speech turns, the virtual word lost touch with action, and the real person lost touch with avatar in the network.
On the other hand, in our world there is a surplus of credulous Russian citizens who are ready to put an equal sign between the virtual shell and the real person. A personal computer does not give an opportunity to verify the authenticity of the transmitted image, and many successfully stage an anonymous shell that is not related to a real person: a profound philosopher studies at school, an expert on automobiles rides his whole life by a tram, a political scientist is a marketer. People have always created masks, but virtuality has given rise to monstrous scales of falsification of personality. The availability of information and knowledge made falsification an easy task - especially if you have been working on the image for years.
Moreover, virtuality in the minds of many begins to replace physical reality, what happens in virtuality is reality. People are filled with a sense of satisfaction when the petition for the release of a political prisoner in Odessa is gaining a hundred thousand votes (in reality, the political prisoner is sitting and sitting). Ten thousand likes of the RNG construction plan is counted for the executed plan. A thousand texts about the Russian nation are perceived as equivalent to the nation itself.
The trick is that the life of society has not migrated to virtuality, there is only communication, and almost all real activity - family life, friendly meetings, work, social activity, or such unpleasant, but important things, like war or politics - occur in the physical the world. The real man has not gone anywhere, he has remained all the same material, burdened by flesh, character and appearance.
When it's time to do something, even quite simple - to have a tour, organize a lecture, have a picnic, deliver humanitarian aid, hold a round table, implement a joint project - it suddenly turns out that the master of virtuality in real life is completely dysfunctional, and there is no connection between beautiful words in virtuality and business qualities in reality.
And besides business skills, adequacy is still necessary for joint activities, people with bad character rarely succeed in social relations. In virtuality, a bad character is easy to hide (although those who are especially gifted and manage to show themselves there, we all know the examples), but in reality it is almost impossible to do that, such a person will not pass the face control in the community.
In general, in the construction of Russian civil society, clubs do a simple, but extremely important thing - weed out fools, inadequate and just bad people. If you strive to create your reality, your oasis of adequacyyou are hardly interested in dealing with stupid, inadequate and bad people.
Therefore, Russian clubs absorb people of higher quality than the average for the society in the Russian Federation. Given the strong social ties built on the identity, solidarity, cooperation and mutual loyalty of the participants, this gives a powerful effect and opportunities for personal growth and prosperity.
Another thing is how these opportunities are used - here everything depends on each of us.
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