I wish you all a lot of boredom

I am sitting in front of thPlaceholder ImageI am sitting in front of the blank screen, thinking about writing. It has been like this for the last 2 days but, all of a sudden, my mind has become as blank as this screen. No words, no images, no thoughts… nothing but a quite peaceful emptiness! Only one questions kept on lingering: what to write? What to write?

This is the experience of everyone of us, the experience of the missing word. And we can’t stand silence easily for it makes us unease. With social media in reach, media, news, explosions, celebrations, discussions, debates, loads of writing and posting, the world is talkative and noisy, too exposed and too exposing. Where one is forced to give an opinion, to protest, to cry, to laugh, to ask, to answer, to speak..is where silence is unbearable! For silence is the luxury of boredom!

Boredom is troublesome because it makes our mind wander. Martin Heidegger pointed out that boredom makes us reach the being! In a more simple language, boredom makes us think about the core, about the substantial: life, love, movements, actions, feelings, death, loved ones, hate, beauty, ugliness, freedom, justice, sex…. Boredom makes us think about the existence… about the being!

I wish you all a lot of boredom!

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Writing…

Writing is about inventing something new, as in a life, an existence, a becoming. For the becoming is creativity, a change, becoming other, creating hope for us in this world we live in. Art, philosophy, mysticism have a responsibility: the becoming of our societies!

We can’t get enough of Nietzsche!

On his virulent battle against the traditional judeo-christian morals that is against life and excellence, on his defense of art as a sublimation of life, on his criticism of the contemporary hedonistic society that wants to banish all kinds of suffering and turn all people to vulgar idiotic lookalikes! Beautiful article… don’t miss the end!

https://www.the-tls.co.uk/articles/public/friedrich-nietzsche-truth-terrible/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

Any Rand: a vivid look at her work!

Claiming selfishness as a moral idea of the individual, Rand is very modern and maybe contemporary social and political values are a response to her ideals. The fountainhead is probably one of the best novel I have read in the American litterature of the XXTH century. In this book, Rand shows off her main concepts such as objectivism, individualism, selfishness etc… through personnages and an intrigued love story tainted with ambition in an esthetic frame! A must read!
https://aeon.co/amp/ideas/philosophy-shrugged-ignoring-ayn-rand-wont-make-her-go-away?utm_source=Aeon%2BNewsletter&utm_campaign=02014455e9-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_06_21_01_53&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_411a82e59d-02014455e9-55998177&__twitter_impression=true

On deleting whatsapp!

This is an article that focuses on the uneasiness to be offline, the feeling of being rejected and isolated. Also it tells us on our issues upon trust, whether this trust refers to the people in our lives (most of them are only there because we are all online), or trusting private companies with our data, while strangely we mistrust governments with our data in their hands!
https://amp.theguardian.com/technology/2018/feb/05/whatsapp-deleting-year-what-i-learned?__twitter_impression=true

Happy Birthday, Mahatma Gandhi!

The ethical heroism of Gandhi

Ordinary Philosophy

Mahatma Gandhi spinning yarn in the late 1920's. Gandhi started the ultimate 'Shop Local' movement, in which he called on his fellow Indians to wear only homespun, locally made fabrics to counteract the British colonialist's exploitation of Indian textile worker Mahatma Gandhi spinning yarn in the late 1920’s. Gandhi started the ultimate ‘Shop Local’ movement in which he called on his fellow Indians to wear only homespun, locally made fabrics to counteract British colonialist’s policies which impoverished and nearly destroyed India’s textile industry. I founded an apparel and accessory line and boutique in the early 2000’s based on the same principles, carrying only locally and US-made products as an alternative to buying goods made in overseas sweatshops whose workers were unprotected by labor laws. Gandhi’s and my own approach were nationalistic and protectionist, which I no longer believe goes far enough in promoting equal human rights for all. While such approaches may be a good place to start in some circumstances, a better way to go about improving the lives and prospects of workers around the world is to require our governments to institute more comprehensive labor laws and rigorously…

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Neuroscience and friendship

http://uk.businessinsider.com/neuroscientist-most-important-choice-in-life-2017-7

Picked from Massimo’s weekly reading suggestions, this article shows the relation between the way we think and the people surrounding us, how the brain thinks better and has a different perspective on reality and on decision making, all this depending on sociability.

Not only this but the article points out the conclusion that happiness is not a lonely achievement but requires friends and closed loved ones!