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Владимир vs Алёша (Topic - Addictions, Good and Bad Habits)


Проведите беседу в форме вопросов-ответов на тему Addictions, Good and Bad Habits. По 10 высказываний с каждой стороны. Используйте тематическую лексику. Придерживайтесь плана:
1) Приветствие и установление контакта.
2) Определите, что вы имеете в виду под вредной/полезной привычкой.
3) Обсудите, какие вредные привычки бывают и какие актуальны лично для вас.
4) Обсудите способы устранения, ослабления вредный привычек и пути формирования полезных привычек.


Vladimir LopatinVladimir Lopatin, 2018/11/03 18:29

Hi, Alex. I am hopeful to have a fruitful chatting with you.

AlexAlex, 2018/11/03 21:28

Hi, Vladimir! So am I. I believe habits, being fixed ways of thinking, feeling and doing something, strongly effect our lives. The good ones, such as reading or jogging, make us smartet and healthier. The bad ones, such as smoking, shorten our lives. What is your take on the subject?

Vladimir LopatinVladimir Lopatin, 2018/11/03 22:20

I agree with you completely but I think that good habits are those ones that make not only the hobbyists smarter and healthier but also other people. What do you mean by my take on the subject?

AlexAlex, 2018/11/05 16:21, 2018/11/05 16:49

(someone's) take on (something) - someone's perspective, opinion, or idea about something.

Well, some of them can cause a ripple effect on the people around us, but not all. Reading in the dark, I suppose, is not so harmful for others, but smoking definitely is. I have to confess, I tried smoking and drinking when I was a child and adolescent. But now I'm clean:-). However, I can't say I have a great number of good habits: reading, lerning english, maybe something else, but I have to think more. What about you?

Vladimir LopatinVladimir Lopatin, 2018/11/06 19:47

Thank you for the reference.
I have a few good habits - among them are going in for sports, analysing my actions and mistakes, learning English.
What do you think about trolling as a good or bad habit?

AlexAlex, 2018/11/06 20:30, 2018/11/06 22:14

I believe using communicative process for overt or covert bulling, humiliation, mocking other people is definitely a bad habit producing a negative ripple effect. Do you think it's a “treatable” habit, and one who has it is able to kick it?

Vladimir LopatinVladimir Lopatin, 2018/11/09 18:10

I think that any habit is treatable, however, much depends on the person who wants to get rid of a bad habit.
By the way, what do you mean by kick it? Before you said that you used to smoke and drink but now you were “clean”, how did you get rid of smoking and drinking?

AlexAlex, 2018/11/09 21:18, 2018/11/10 00:36

kick a/the habit is an idiom meaning to break a habit, to get rid of it

Actually, these ones weren't real strong habits of mine. When I tried smoking I didn't inhale the smoke just held it for a bit in the mouth and then blew it out. But one day I tried true smoking, and that was awful cause I felt suffocated. But on the other hand, that experience turned out to be a really good life lesson for me, so I've never tried smoking again. As to drinking, I did it just to fit in with my mates and stopped doing it when my family moved to another place.

I can often see books like “X Habits of Happy People”. Do you think there may be a fixed set of habits that can make everyone happy?

Vladimir LopatinVladimir Lopatin, 2018/11/11 21:45, 2018/11/11 21:46

Thank you for your reference.
I think that if a person has acquired a habit at his liberty, then (s)he is happy. But if a person was made to acquire a habit by force, then (s)he is not happy. How important do you think age is for changing one's habits?

AlexAlex, 2018/11/12 22:02, 2018/11/13 01:05

I think the age of a habit is more likely than the age of its “holder” to determine difficulties in its changing. As for happiness, do you think it might be a habit in some way?

Vladimir LopatinVladimir Lopatin, 2018/11/15 20:39

If we start generalizing like this, then any behaviour is a habit, and then is it impossible to distinguish one habit from another, a bad habit from a good one. So we must draw a borderline between a habit and a non-habit. I do not think that happiness is a habit because happines is a state and a feeling. Do you?

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