I think your mathematical mindset, responsibility, pedantry and a special sense of justice have been manifested since childhood! Sometimes it surprises me how honest you are with everyone, even when you can cheat a little! How difficult is it for you to say “no” to people? And how often have you had to lose friends, defending your principles?
My profession is an architect. And in this profession, every line, every digit, every word is of great importance. I think professional attention to detail, accuracy are reflected in all other areas of my life.
Ones some people told me: ”Vasily, your world is divided only into black and white.” But I did not immediately understand the meaning of this phrase. And the bottom line was that it was probably difficult for me to find compromise solutions on my own. I need rules of conduct, rules of life. You either fulfill them or violate them….
I also often like to joke myself, unfortunately other people’s jokes don’t always remain obvious to me.
To be honest, I don’t really remember what I was like as a child in the sense of pedantry and fairness, because people change throughout their lives. As for how I see myself now, I can say that being honest is not difficult for me, it is much more difficult to deceive others and be afraid of being exposed. I would even say that there is something of laziness in this: the brain is too lazy to invent some unprecedented stories and then get confused in its own invented stories. It’s easier to say the truth. So the conscience is cleaner and the nerves are calmer.
Of course, it is not always easy to say “no” to people. But if it does not contradict my conscience and understanding that I am doing the right thing, it is much easier to do it.
As I said earlier, I was an excellent student at school, and as a result, I felt some dissatisfaction from my classmates that somewhere teachers overestimated my grades or forgave my mistakes. Perhaps, over time, this developed in me a feeling to treat people as equally as possible, so that someone would not think that I support someone more than other people. Even my wife sometimes dissing me that in conflict situations I sometimes support not her opinion, but her opponent.
At the moment, an ECO-CHAMPIONSHIP is taking place, where I am one of the three organizers and the referee. And quite a few of my eco-friends participate in it. Therefore, here more than ever I have to try to be unbiased and equally honest to all participants of the championship, no matter how much I would like to help them. But sometimes we can hear unpleasant hints that we are unfair judges.
We have to put up with it.
Fortunately, I have never had to lose friends because of my principles. But I think that not everyone can always like my straightforwardness and poorly formulated thoughts. In general, I am open and friendly to everyone and I like to do good to people in return for their sincere gratitude.