Who swims is bigger than who row …

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Swimming is one of the most tiring things .. Have you ever seen the shoulders of a swimmer? They are huge … and probably hands too. Yes, because the hands are nothing more than oars (or second fins) for those who swim. And often those who swim are even faster than those who simply row ..
Regarding environmentalism, the sea does not grant many alternative resources such as dry land, where electric motors or alternative vehicles are spreading, such as scooters and bikes. And so the greatness of those who swim is seen only from the competitive point of view and never from the environmental point of view … where they could spread green messages as you do on the streets ..

Our gifts

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Illustration of Pawel Kuczysnki

The Christmas season is one of the periods when you buy more things. Gifts are one of the undeniable ways to present yourself as guests in the homes of friends and relatives.
Often a gift, even if of little value, can represent a lot, even the symbol of a friendship. Among adults, it is often a formality. But how many Chinese products do we buy? Surely many. And although we don’t buy them directly from the Chinese store, the origin of most of the products, above all the technological ones, is Chinese. It’s funny to think how many of the things we use have been produced in China: it’s like thinking that every Chinese worker gives us a gift when we find a low-cost product.

The foundations far from the sand

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Have you ever been on a beach with crystal clear sea? I have had the opportunity to see many beaches, some with crystal clear waters, although I have never seen low seabeds.

Everyone knows that it is appropriate to build the foundation of own home or other buildings on the rock. Instead the sand is represented by the most unstable ground and therefore also by the ground of perdition.

Despite this, the sand has an unparalleled charm, but it can also represent a threat when the sea is stormy. Thus the beach oscillates between a paradisiacal and a stormy condition, like the sea was in the balance of nature.

The sea shines the color of the sky. When it is gray, the sea also darkens.

The sea is a divine reflection.

 

Welcome December

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Illustration of Schulz [Peanuts]

How many of you will spend Christmas away from your family? Many of you will spend it with your relatives. Very few instead away from home. The saying says: “At Christmas with your (parents) and at Easter with the people you want”.

When December starts the countdown for Christmas and New Year’s event starts automatically.

The days are short and the sky darkens early. The cold forces us to wear sweaters and coats, and when we walk around the shops, the windows are gorgeous.

I have always wanted to spend a Christmas away from home, and therefore far from everything that characterizes the Christmas holidays: money, gifts, consumerism, food etc …

Christmas is increasingly synonymous with consumerism but I don’t know if it is synonymous with happiness. I admire those people who volunteer on Christmas and later, delivering gifts on the streets or assisting Needy Children.

Curiosity is the greatest rejection of man, but also the greatest perdition ..

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“I have no particular talents, I am only passionately curious” said Albert Einstein.

Surely curiosity is a great resource, which has allowed scientists like Eistein to become one of the greatest geniuses in history. Other people instead, like San Pio da Pietrelcina, considered curiosity one of the fundamental evils of earthly life because it was the one most responsible for perdition.

Curiosity, being both a great resource and a great perdition, must be managed in the best way. The best thing would be to be stubborn and browse only on the roads and things that are most useful. This whole world, especially in the web age, has a total perdition … Even a simple news can lead to diverting attention to what we believe is most important. In this era we are bombarded with news that in 90% of cases we do not suffer from anything …

Cultivate one’s own culture

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Illustration of Pawel Kuczysnki

How much does our culture influence our character and our life? A lot if what we learn influences us in an unconscious way, that is, so that in the moment in which we do something we are not aware of it.

Although some things enlighten us, we cannot put them into practice. Often the things we learn do not enter our minds and we “forget” them. Thus culture and our cultural baggage must be cultivated constantly, even a little a day …

Our soul is not formed in one blow. But you need constancy and patience. Modeling the character can take a long time. We often forget our aspirations for fatigue, for distractions, or for lack of tenacity. The book represents the icon of our soul, of our history but also of our memories. Sometimes it is mandatory to dust off certain pages of our luggage.

The big brother of the future…

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Illustration of Pawel Kuczynski

What differs us from animals? Many would answer the instinct. The answer is not wrong, however it is not entirely correct. I would say that another thing that differs us from animals is modesty. If we did not have modesty our actions would not be conditioned by any shame or feeling. Although even animals have a little of modesty, especially dogs, the difference with us is really substantial. The lack of modesty is what is shaping up with the new technologies, especially 5G, which will make our lives increasingly hyperconnected. Where does our public life end and where does the private one begin? The big brother is the parody of the future. The big brother is the parody of the future. Our every look is under everyone’s eyes or at least it could be through spying means like drone and cameras.
You imagine what would happen if computer experts or hackers mounted cameras in people’s homes: there would be no more privacy.
A few days ago the Italian television program Report made a well-documented investigation into all cases of espionage in the world: staggering levels.

“Spying would perhaps be tolerable if it could be exercised by honest people”

[Montesquieu]

 

Philosophical crumbs of Tuesday

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To be comfortable with others, you need to be comfortable with yourself first. Often the real solitude is not the physical one but the inner one. You can feel alone even if you have friends. In fact you can also have many companies, but if these don’t make you feel good, it’s better to be alone. In fact we often feel bad because the best part of our soul is torn off us while we see our worst side growing inside us. In these cases it is worthwhile to take a period of solitude and reorganize our soul, which can also feel tired of the presence with the everyday world.
The periods of introspection are almost always considered sad and depressing and are not addressed, continuing their hectic life with the illusion that things can improve.

Monday Thoughts: stable supports

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What is faith? We believe in faith by thinking we believe. And we think that our faith is the fruit of our beliefs or our moralities and ideas. But in reality we have faith only in the things that keep us firm ground. Because in every moment we never feel safe except with our convictions to which we cling. We call this faith because we cover it with our unconsciousness to overcome the darkest and most bare moments …

Our confessional is the gear of our image

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Illustration of Pawel Kuczynski

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 …