want to tell you about one day of my school life.
day our Russian classes were replaced in the timetable. The young teacher
decided to organize a competition. Our class was divided into two equal groups.
The first group included all the boys of our class and only some girls. The
other group consisted of the girls only. The first group won the competition,
and the second one lost. It seemed to the second group that the first group had
won dishonestly. And it took offence at the other team. In the course of two
weeks the groups didn't communicate with each other. Every team had its own
opinion. The members of the first team thought that the second team simply
envied them. But the second one contended that the points hadn't been counted
relationships between the schoolmates were very hostile. We simply hated each
other. But in a moment we realized that it was silly. After all we are
classmates. We had to reconcile to this unquestionable fact. We became less
rude and hard-hearted with respect to each other and even rose in our rivals’
estimation. We started to respect every person, every student, every our
classmate who was near at hand.
realized all the importance of our friendly relations. In spite of everything
we’re classmates. We spend the most part of the day at school, so we should try
to create favourable atmosphere in our class and not to disturb, offend and
touch our classmates’ feelings. So, we were reconciled with the members of the
other team. The first group insisted on rapprochement and imposing on contacts
between us. The second group was less initiative. The second group accused the
teacher of their embroiling with us. But I don’t think so. I think that any
collective can't exist without conflicts. It is one of collective rules.
Conflicts are necessary in moderate quantity and it is correct.
don’t forget that these are two different kinds of conflicts. They can be simple,
based just on domestic violence. But sometimes they happen to be very serious
and they’re connected with various disagreements between people. It seems to me
that the majority of conflicts arise because of dissimilarity of tastes,
ideals, idols. Our class wasn’t an exception. We like the same things, we study
in one class, but nevertheless something caused this conflict. It seems to me
that it is some people’s personal hostility to each other. These people don't
want to take into consideration other people’s opinions, for example, their
classmates’ opinions. I think that it is necessary to erase this hostility as
soon as possible. I realize that it’s very difficult and this process can be
long. But I think we are sure to overcome all the difficulties.