Russians like to pride themselves their way of life is different from the rest of the world. This is reflected in religious views, philosophy and day-to-day life. Christmas is celebrated in January, according to the Russian orthodox tradition. Easter is also celebrated a week later for the same reason. This sets Russians apart, in their own view, and they sometimes like to think of themselves as the Third Way (as opposed to the West and the East). Russians tend to be more philosophical and pensive, somewhat introspective; they’d rather think something over first then do it immediately, which may come off as laziness. They may not seem to be as rational and result-driven as the Western people but in the recent years a lot of schools of thought that came to Russia such as time management and Western business thought are changing that rapidly. Russians love to ruminate and talk about things; older Russians are often seen on benches discussing world politics in communal back yards as if they are deciding the fate of the world. A typical day of a working Russian is going to work, stopping by the shop to get something to eat, having a drink with friends or enjoying a hobby such as sports, TV watching or playing cards. Russians love partying and having fun, known around the world for their sense of humor. It is difficult to describe the Russian way of life because Russia is a country full of contrasts and people of different backgrounds and characters.