In the past three months, more than 20,000 Ukrainians sought psychological help. According to experts, people do not have enough time to recover from shocks, as TV screens, computer monitors, and speakers of radios have become sources of unending stress. Hence the elevated levels of apathy, aggression and even morbid phenomena in everyone of us and in the society at large.
At the moment, psychologists do not dare to predict what will happen next. How this constant stress irritation will impact the general mental health of the nation? What will be its social consequences? And most importantly, who and what can help us survive the troubled time so as to rid the national character of the victim mentality? Who and what will have to inspire us to develop strong character traits, or maybe even teach us to conduct a positive expansion of all things Ukrainian in the world, proposed by the statesman and former Prime Minister of Ukraine Yevhen Marchuk at The Day’s roundtable?
The answer to the last question should be easy to find out in the latest issue of Den’s glossy supplement, called Route No. 1 “In the World of Living Things.”
Almost everybody had a chance to see for themselves that pet animals save humans from boredom and loneliness. Quite often, it is they who come to their owners’ aid in the most difficult moments of life. Did you ever wonder, though, that our Charlies and Simbas are probably also good psychologists, mentors and coaches? Further to it, a swallow flying outside your window can teach discipline and organization, while storks at your country house are paragons of patience and love for their native land...
“Imagine that instead of its usual haphazard garbage, TV would show live broadcast of birds migrating back to their native land for at least an hour. Maybe then, the audience would understand what is really important, and that it is much more important than people’s chatter... It is impossible to watch without emotion as thin and exhausted birds rejoice at returning to native shores, to see how strong and correct are ‘programs’ that the nature has endowed them with... These pictures and feelings are able to help people,” The Day’s editor-in-chief Larysa Ivshyna wrote in her traditional column.
By the way, did you know that pet owners live on average 4.5 years longer than those who do not have pets? In Ukraine, 41 percent of pet owners keep dogs, while 54 percent keep cats. Your cat prolongs your youth, because it purrs at a frequency range of 22 to 44 Hz, and vibrations of this frequency accelerate the process of cell regeneration...
What you should know before taking a pet to accompany you on travel? The vet’s tips: how and where to choose your pawed and tailed friend? What rules are there for the first encounter with your pet? Who lives in Olympic champion Yana Klochkova’s house and what negotiations lawyer, writer and TV presenter Larysa Denysenko conducts with her “little Luc”? This and many other interesting and useful stories await you provided you buy the latest issue of Den’s glossy supplement Route No. 1 in press kiosks or order it online at The Day’s store at www.day.kiev.ua.
Do not forget to congratulate your dog on the occasion of the International British Dog Day on April 20: treat it to something tasty and make sure to read with it this particularly “live” issue of Route No. 1.