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«Humanitarian» (2020г. №49)

ISSN 2078-9823 (Print), ISSN 2587-7879 (Online)

DOI: 10.15507/2078-9823.049.020.202001.103-113

Konstantin M. Romanov

National Research Ogarev Mordovia State University (Saransk, Russia), e-mail: famylypost@mail.ru


I. A. Ilyin About Experience of Difficult life Situations


Introduction. In a context of the psychological analysis of the scientific heritage of the famous Russian philosopher I. A. Ilyin, the problem of experiencing difficultness and critical life situations is considered. He believed that such situations are integral companions of human life. Therefore, a person should be ready to meet them. Raising an active and responsible attitude to difficult situations is a very important area of preparing young people for life. Results. The key concepts of the author are the categories of “suffering” and “patience”. He regarded patience as a mental property of a person and as a process or a particular activity of a subject aimed at experiencing a difficult life situation. The methods of strengthening patience and effective ways of experiencing difficulties in life are analyzed in detail: the inclusion of a difficult situation in a wider life context, communication with loved ones, prayer to God, distraction from experience, strengthening faith in yourself, constructive work with your imagination, etc. Discussion and Conclusion. The problem of understanding the meaning of suffering is considered. Not only negative, but also positive elements of suffering are highlighted. The approach proposed by I. A. Ilyin to the phenomenon of suffering and patience is of great practical importance.

Keywords: patience, difficult life situation, experiencing, suffering, the meaning of suffering, expression of mental state, prayer, self-confidence, crying, comfort.

For citation: Romanov K. M. I. A. Ilyin About Experience of Difficult life Situations. Gumanitarian : aktual’nye problemy gumanitarnoi nauki i obrazovaniia = Russian Journal of the Humanities. 2020; 20(1): 103–113 (In Russ.). DOI: 10.15507/2078-9823.049.020.202001.103-113.


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