From where expression "went to grind away at the studies"

From where expression "went to grind away at the studies"

To seize all wisdom and knowledge which in millennia were accumulated by mankind, very not easy. It is the best of all to begin studying sciences at early age when knowledge is acquired quicker and stronger. To youth initially the wish diligently "was also directed to grind away at the studies".

Companion Trotsky's appeal

In the publications concerning education and training it is very often possible to meet an appeal "to grind away at the studies". Usually such figurative wish proceeds from lips of representatives of the senior generation when they address the studying youth – school students and students. But hardly everyone who uses this phraseological unit in accuracy knows what its roots.

For the first time an ardent appeal "to grind away at the studies" sounded in a performance of the revolutionary, party and the statesman of the young Country of Councils Lev Davidovich Trotsky.

In October, 1922, speaking at opening of the V congress of Komsomol, Trotsky, one of the most authoritative leaders of the Soviet state, addressed the growing-up revolutionary change with inspiring speech.

Having called Komsomol members the most honest, sensitive and conscious representatives of labor population groups, Trotsky urged them to become tempered, prepare to replace the senior generation and is diligent "to grind away at the studies" young teeth. In a similar formulation this trope made the strongest sense: only strong and young teeth it is possible "to crack" strong knowledge which was accumulated by mankind.

"To grind away at the studies" – a youth task

Trotsky's words almost at once turned into the bright and colourful aphorism mattering the fighting slogan of youth. In several days article in which it was talked of need to learn and to crack actively science granite was published in the Pravda newspaper.

Trotsky's saying together with his profile was printed on covers of student notebooks constantly to remind school students of need persistently to seize knowledge.

Those years, difficult for the country, certainly, nobody urged young workers to go without exception to higher education institutions and to get higher education. In the country where at the time of the royal mode a considerable part of the population was illiterate, the concept "grind away at the studies" meant first of all mastering the most elementary knowledge without which creation of new society was impossible. The "granite" aphorism found the reflection in the song by the author, popular those years, S. Tretyakov Young Guard, having turned into lines: "Persistent study we swot away sciences". These words could be met also in incendiary national chastushkas. The youth actively picked up an appeal of the party leader. Gradually the formula of companion Trotsky lost authorship and became the popular expression which reached the present.

Author: «MirrorInfo» Dream Team