A careful master is a wise and caring person
The dictionaries say that a diligent host is an economic man, economical, resourceful, hardworking. But are these qualities always indicative of positive personality traits? What is the true portrait of a diligent master?
Etymology of the word
Before drawing conclusions, one should look into the history of the origin of the expression. Etymological dictionaries reveal the roots of the expression "diligent master". This phrase was derived from the verb "to grow up," which later turned into "radet". The meaning of these words is revealed by modern "think, take care".
That is, a diligent master is a person who cares about what he has. And he makes his actions deliberately. Appropriate thrift, diligence, diligence - these are the "three whales" on which the rationality rests.
Reasonable thrift and economy
So, are those who argue that the owner is a thrifty and economical person are right. The Russian proverb says that saving is better than profit. Although it can be questioned. After all, if there is no profit at all, then how can you save money? But there is some truth in this winged expression.
Many people do not become rich simply because, after earning a lot, they immediately lower everything, gaining unnecessary things, spending money on dubious entertainment.
Others seem to make successful purchases, and do not encourage gambling or harmful hobbies. Just look in a year or two, and man again is naked as a falcon. The car, left under the open sky, rusted, an expensive elegant dress, not removed during the employment by domestic labor, worn out and lost its appearance. Good scissors were dulled, as they cut the wire and cut the bushes.
Skopidomstvo - this is not frugality
The other side of this feature is the desire to save finance at any cost. Not to good leads to excessive savings. For example, the habit of buying cheap, and often poor-quality products undermines health. As a result, you have to spend money on drugs and treatment. And low-grade household items very quickly become unusable. And again spending ...
So you should save wisely. But taking care of things, your health and your loved ones, even taking care of pets will help save finances.
Therefore, the main thing that a diligent master should know is that life priorities, first of all, are health, convenience, expediency. To put up money for the sake of their quantity is not a reasonable saving, but a stupid and harmful skopidomstvo.
Gathering is a bad habit
And it’s really bad when a person is afraid to part with things that have long outlived their life. Another Gogol ridiculed this feature in the image of Plyushkin.
But "diligent owners", long ago turned their house into a dump, justify themselves, explaining the purpose of each item being rubbish. Old thin galoshes, for example, can, if necessary, use hinges together on the gate, and rusty nails will go to making a dubious drug from the spurs on the heels. So let them lie - suddenly come in handy? As a result, the house becomes uncomfortable, it is impossible to bring cleanliness practically in such a "pigsty". Hence the bad mood, illness, fear of visiting neighbors and uninvited guests.
And some are not even limited to their old. There is such a mental illness, when people from public garbage dumps are dragging trash into their dwelling, things that have served their time.
Diligence - the main feature of the zealous owner?
Not having, you will not save - we came to this conclusion at the beginning of the conversation. And in order to have something, you need to earn it. So that's what they consider to be a diligent master! The one who managed to earn and save.
However, there are workaholics who work for the process itself. Often these people have nothing, because they work for free. For some of them, not the result is important, but the involvement.
For example, it's foolish to walk on water for a kilometer at a time when you can dig a well in your yard. It is not advisable to wash clothes by hand on the river, when you can buy a washing machine and save a lot of time and energy for doing other work.
A clear distribution of responsibilities in the family, which allows you to save energy and time to the head of the family and hostess, will make homework fun and useful. Knowing the price of labor, members of the community cell - a miniature collective - will cherish the results of any activity.
Proper budget planning is also the basis of the notion of excellence. Of course, you should not protect yourself and loved ones from any kind of entertainment. On the contrary, a well-organized rest will help to gain strength, to cheer up for optimal work.
"Upon arrival, you need to keep your expense!" - says folk wisdom. That is it will not be right instead of a washing machine to buy a toddler expensive designer. You can think and replace the toy with a cheaper one, but you can still buy a useful unit for the whole family.
Also, it would be unintelligent to go on a trip abroad, if someone in the family needs expensive treatment. The right decision in each case, of course, should be taken after careful consideration. And this is the main rule of diligence.