Mercantile people. Is this the norm or the deviation?
It is often heard that the modernyouth - all mercantile people. This word came in Russian from French, where mercantile means "mercenary, mercenary". Is the accusation justified and is this phenomenon dangerous? Let's try to analyze.
By definition, mercantile people are those whonothing will do "for nothing." In all, they see their benefits, and if it does not exist, they are not interested in the matter. But calculating in personal relationships is usually perceived extremely negatively. That's why we are so unpleasant mercantile people. It feels right away, they are cold and do not know how to sympathize. They do not care about the status of the interlocutor or partner, it is important for them to get what they want from him. But if in business relations this is the norm and it is rather inappropriate for the manifestation of personal sympathy, then in a family and in friendship, mercantile people are more often than those who are "talked about" and with whom they try to avoid communication. Why is this happening? The very meaning of the word "mercantile man" carries a negative charge. After all, none of us want to be perceived as an object, as a source of satisfaction of someone's desires, even if one of our relatives or relatives treats us like this.And although the world is based on the principle "you - me, I -you ", that is, on the exchange of services and goods, normal human connections, sincere and warm, are necessary for peace of mind. You can not buy either respect, love, or real support. And what does" mercantile "man mean? he translates into the category of "commodity-money relations." He sorts people into "useful" and "unnecessary" - certainly, for him. He evaluates them only by what they can give him, and more often - in material terms. Unfortunately, mercantilism is a kind of spiritual and spiritual problem of the epoch but it should not be confused with enterprise: rather, it is a calculable, cold, commercialized personal relationship.If entrepreneurship and business vein are perceived by us positively, the word "mercantile" clearly has a negative connotation.
Can this phenomenon be resisted?After all, already young children learn the consumerrelation to parents. Then trade relations begin in the family - the child already does not want to do anything simply of goodwill, for everything requires payment. In some families it comes to the point of absurdity, even when the lessons are financially rewarded. It seems that in order to eradicate mercantilism - and even more precisely - not to allow it to develop, - it is necessary to teach young people sympathy from childhood. We need to direct their thoughts to the fact that human relationships, emotions, and the joy of communication are priceless. And what can truly reward only the word "thank you", spoken from the heart. After all, mercantile people are essentially alone: they are accustomed to taking, they can not give. They all suspect others in the same way they sin. That's why it's hard for them to trust anyone, they do not have close friends, and families are often destroyed. True personal relationships can only be sincere. This is what the small citizens of the world should learn, so that they will grow up happy and harmonious.