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Date and Place of Birth: 1937 in Balynci, Ukraine

Date of Interview: July 4, 2016

Place of Interview: Toronto, Ontario

Interviewer: Adriana Szczurko

Length of Interview: 01:01:39 (raw)


And it is very important. I would say that morning exercise is very… I go to…there is this Yellow Cup [restaurant], maybe you know it, on East Mall. There is a Ukrainian Credit Union near it, Polish people own it but mostly Ukrainians go there to eat in the morning. And the three days that I don’t work – I work Tuesday and Thursday – but Monday, Wednesday and Friday I go there to eat in the mornings; because there is company there, there are always 10, 12, 14… since my wife died I go there. And they are always complaining, a lot, and I always ask, “Why are you complaining?” And they say: “I had to drive to the cottage, and there’s a lot of work there.” Then I say that “if there is a lot of work then don’t drive there.”  “No, but someone has to look after it” and I say “just give it to the kids if you don’t like it.” But, they complain a lot. I say “think about something positive, something good.” I really like to read all things about positive thinking, I even gave a lecture once at the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy because I realized those students, that we brought them to Toronto, were very negative, saying: “oh this is wrong, this is wrong.” I say think positively and it will happen, because a thought is the most powerful thing that a person can have. Exactly how you think, that is how it will happen… I started reading this kind of book, “The Secret,” maybe you heard of it? … There it writes: the way you imagine it, that is the way it will happen. I started out very simple, let’s say you drive somewhere and there is a full parking lot, but you want to park… but I almost always continue driving, and then someone leaves, and then I drive in. And actually if you keep thinking in a positive way it will happen, and then all those people that wrote all those books, believe in it and it will happen.


"TAO Board Member Bob Myndiuk." Transport Action Ontario Newsletter, January–February 2013 (17-2013-Page-6-2)

Wynnyckyj, Andrij, The Toronto Press Bureau. "Bilateral Chamber of Commerce Bolsters Canada-Ukraine Contacts (08/18/96)." The Ukrainian Weekly. August 18, 1996, No. 33, Vol. LXIV

excerpt from the Interview with BOHDAN MyNDIUK

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