Katerina Lengold: I want to bring together a few points because I think one of the comments that Kolya made is very important. Humans are amazing creatures who have achieved success because we have learned to invent various tools. We may move poorly and quickly, but we can build ourselves a bicycle. We should learn not how to make tools, but how to interact with each other very well and flexibly. Why did we win the evolutionary battle? Because we can unite in groups. Because we can interact brilliantly. Our brain works much more efficiently when we work together. When we sit next to someone and they tell us something emotional, we don't necessarily have to say something useful in response. My brain will be drawing a picture of what the person is feeling. And when they feel that I understand their emotions, they calm down. Our interaction makes us human.
I am very concerned that as we increasingly rely on technology, we communicate less with each other. I know Marina well. It is not what she says, but how she says it that matters. Sometimes I see things in Marina's blog that I have seemingly seen, heard, and read millions of times in books. But how Marina talks about it, how she expresses her emotions, penetrates me much more strongly than all the rational advice. Therefore, content is not just idioms or a correct list, it's about how a person talks about it with love for the language, how they admire these idioms, and how they can help us become a person of the world. It's very cool! And that's what makes us human, what makes us interesting. I really want us not to lose this, to remain more efficient, productive, and successful.