Our image never coincides with our soul but it certainly influences it.
To think that social media is just a pastime is pure utopia. In fact there are many people who use facebook (or even other social networks) to let off steam.
With this you can define a confessional facebook. people can even let off steam with images … and maybe it’s also a natural and human side but sometimes it does as if they were going to a religious confessional …
Today is the last day of summer and tomorrow officially enters the autumn with the equinox.
Lying on the sofa or in the armchair, walking around the city, the mind seeks relief from the thought of starting the week again.
The day we would like had no time and stopped in the afternoon when we are in front of the TV. Think back to Saturday, the day that has the most perspective, thanks especially to Sunday.
I try to live thinking it’s always Saturday or Sunday. The day of rest is often sad, thinking that each time the week begins with the working deadlines. Then I change the agenda: the dates remain the same but I change the days … no more Monday, Tuesday …
In these days the Pope is traveling to Africa.
The program includes visits to three countries: Mozambique, Madagascar and Mauritius. In addition, the Pope will meet young people, authorities and clergy but also AIDS patients and survivors of epidemics. Only another pope had been in Africa: Pope John Paul II in May 1989.
Pope Francis’ journey will last 7 days: from 4 to 10 September!
The pontificate of Pope Francis lives all in all with conflicting opinions, although mainly favorable, probably due to his warmer charisma than his predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI.
The problem of immigration, which is at the center of politics due to the serious problems of hospitality that Italy has to face every day, puts the pontificate of Pope Francis in serious difficulty, which since the beginning has always supported maximum acceptance without if and without but. A philosophy that many people certainly don’t like.
Beyond the issue of immigration, there is always the problem of pedophilia, which in spite of everything in recent years has spoken little about it, even if the subject is always alive among the people.
I must say that despite the many problems that exist in Italy, Pope Francis has been able to capture the sympathy of the people, confirming the greatness (and at the same time the humility) of his name more in words than in deeds.
The image of the Pope in Italy is completely different from the one he has abroad. It is obvious that in the Latin American countries the popularity of the Pope is out of the question and when there is a journey the Pope gathers millions of faithful.
In Anglo-Saxon countries instead. the Pope’s popularity is minor. Moreover, most of the scandals or investigations into pedophilia come from the Anglo-Saxon countries.
Although the Pope has brought considerable innovation and openness to the church, some reforms have been harshly criticized. For example, changing – albeit slightly – the prayer of the Our Father, was for many disconcerting.
Surely the opening to the Gay or some sex taboos has benefited the church, but probably not enough. The pontificate of Pope John Paul II seems very far away.
Surely the opening to the Gay or some sex taboos has benefited the church, but probably not enough. The pontificate of Pope John Paul II seems very far away. As a tradition, the church always places itself as a stronghold before social and world evolution, to take the distance from possible drifts.
The humanity of Pope Francis is certainly that of having often come into contact with people. Many will always remember the phone calls he made at the homes of the people, who answered almost incredulously.
Judging a pontificate is very difficult. Each era has its socio-political-economic context.
In addition to the problems mentioned above, there are the perennial problems of the thousands of property units owned by the Vatican, which are largely exempt from taxes, and the remaining Vatican has outstanding debts.
Certainly they coincide with the limits of our inhumanity!
The life of this world has a limited time but it must not make up for much before its natural course.
Probably the man will settle on other planets like the moon or mars, even managing to correct and change atmospheric conditions.
The sea is the most significant indicator of climate change: its rise, which is increasing every year, represents the danger that the planet faces in raising temperatures caused to pollution.
This year the rise of the sea has been a record because the largest icebergs and Greenland glaciers have melted. And as if this were not enough, this year the US president Trump asked Denmark to buy Greenland. An action that could have brought an unspoiled nation into the wrong hands.
Moreover, this year the two greatest tragedies of the century have happened: the fires of the Amazon forest and those of the forests of Siberia, which are the green lungs of the planet. What else must happen to warn the powerful of the earth to take serious action? At Kyoto protocol – which includes the most important environmental measures – does not involve the USA, which is responsible for 36.2% of total carbon dioxide emissions.
Today everyone has a smartphone and therefore they use social media.
Today a phone without APP is useless. I know friends who have a smartphone but use it for very few essential apps: email, maps, whatsapp! Obviously these are rare cases: the most people cannot do without social networks, which become a real stage with which to show themselves, sometimes even pretending and impersonating a life that does not compose with theirs.
It’s the social game. It is perhaps the game of the web in general. But perhaps some social networks are more predisposed than others.
Facebook is the one that gives the possibility to show itself with its own detailed and specific profile: images, videos, posts, preferences, likes, etc …
The smartphone thus becomes a true and primary accessory, a cosmetic with which we often make up our lives.
Sometimes it is difficult to get rid of these social networks, that doing without them is like being out of the world. But sometimes the social fatigue surfaces and can lead to a real addiction.
Sometimes it is difficult to get rid of these social networks, that doing without them is like being out of the world.
But sometimes the social fatigue surfaces and can lead to a real addiction. A mask that often leaves traces and affects our lives as well as making us lose more time than we imagine.
As always, Pawel Kuczynski’s drawings inspire me with thoughts and reflections.
What is freedom? It is the power to choose between multiple possibilities in a precise moment! But the past is a merchant and leads us to think that destiny has often chosen for us, as if everything were already written.
Other times we think that our choices are dictated only by our will, when instead they are influenced by a myriad of factors and circumstances that make up the system.
The gear of this system is run by a few powerful people who lead us to believe that we live in a world of possibilities when in reality they are the ones who choose for us.
To give an example we can think of the political elections: our vote is a drop in the sea and does not influence much if in our life we do not fight to create a group of people who share our thoughts.
Voting is often influenced by big of i-tech that can influence voting with social and internet. We believe we can choose instead we are deluded even when we interact with the system, because fighting it is itself the project of the system.