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Every traumatic experience, especially a mental one, does not fade away by itself. We just cannot observe ourselves the way others see us, and fellow people also can provide little help here. Of course, there are learned men who are able to get us out of trouble, but do they succeed in treating disordered social thinking – I do not know. I am increasingly engaged in the thought that our society today is the most alienated from the persons of different thoughts and deeds – from independent thinking and self-independence. But this has been regular course in the past and in the present, and my convictions do neither matter nor mean a lot. Nevertheless, it is important to point out that kind of traumata.
A human being strives to believe that the world of things lasts more than the world of ideas. However, it is not so. The exchange of ideas takes place though more passionately and louder, however, still slower we desire. Our minds are no means prepared to adapt themselves to changes. Sometimes it is even useful; minds rest and reject everything alien to them. And so many of us hang on to the Golden Fish syndrome. At the same time some wail, some nod, some become judges. Somebody is crucified. According to the orders, decisions and courage of one’s mind. How someone thinks.
Books explain a lot, however, do not provide answers to everybody’s specific questions. For instance, Francis Fukuyama’s The Great Disruption: Human Nature and the Reconstitution of Social Order not in the least “disrupted” me. It certainly reminded me of a thing or two, as also did a historian, Vello Helk, whom I cite: “A half-century normal development has been torn out of our history, and replaced with the Soviet way of thinking. It has left deep wounds into the body of nation, which cannot be healed with the remedy of oblivion, as the Estonian people still carry the heritage of those years.” (Akadeemia, 2001, No 2) I know that. Who doesn’t. However, the problem lays in the fact that we are still shocked, if such traumata are exposed. Why? Who should answer to that question? It is not in the powers of our journal, and it is not sure that our readership is interested in it today.
I have tried to understand the minds of other people to make my life easier; however, I dream that others take my mind into consideration, too. On this way towards understanding I am supported by the knowledge that you cannot stand up for new age; however, you can turn your eyes away from those who trouble your mind.
About Professional Publishing Katrin Kivimaa
FOCUS – SCHOOL LIBRARIES
Keeping Ourselves on the Road of Innovations Ere Raag
The Library of Võru County Vocational Education Centre Ere Raag
The Library of Pärnu Coeducational Gümnasium Vaike Mändmaa
Librarianship Standardisation Endla Sandberg
Digital Literacy Liia Tüür
The Libraries of Russian Culture Societies in Tallinn Larissa Petina
RECENT LITERATURE ON LIBRARIANSHIP
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The Priorities of IFLA
The Names of IFLA Structural Units in Estonian
ESTONIAN HISTORY OF IDEAS
Political Ideas of Konstantin Päts During the Estonian State’s Independence Toomas Karjahärm
THE ANSWER PLACE
Krista Talvi, Maris Ringvee and Anu Nuut ponder upon the future of Estonian library terminology
LIBRARY MARKET PENETRATION
The Value and Impact of a Library Aira Lepik 31–33
A Major Bibliographic Event Mari Kalvik 34–35
ESTONIAN LIBRARIANS ASSOCIATION
Several Impressions and Thoughts about Viljandi Ester Kerge
A Summer Seminar of the School Libraries Section Ruth Toots
Public Libraries Seminar-Camp Ene Riet
Research Libraries Seminar-Camp Ene Riet
The Meeting of the National Libraries of the Baltic States in Sangaste Janne Andresoo
Congratulations: Anne Valmas, the Director of Estonian Academic Library – 60
In Memoriam: Elfriede Kristal (1918–2001), a long-time manager of Kaberneeme library.
Milvi Juske (1930–2001), the text editor of Raamatukogu in 1990–1992.
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