These days I often find myself thinking about the value of responsibility, a responsibility that should come before self-interest although it ends up including it. In fact, responsibility is never such if it is only self-directed, we speak of responsibility when the project that is built, from the beginning to its completion, belongs to oneself to the same extent as it also belongs to the … Continua a leggere Responsibility

Thought Seekers

Staying in dialogue, engaging in dialogue, seeking dialogue, performing every dialogue is an expression of freedom. Yet, alone, dialogue is not enough and must not, since what places us profoundly in dialogue with ourselves and with others? Obviously, listening … and yet, that’s not enough.Dialogue, listening, communication and every other possibility that puts one into relationship with the other would be nothing, they would be … Continua a leggere Thought Seekers

Franz Kafka: Il processo

La scrittura di Franz Kafka ha qualcosa di straordinariamente perspicace e magico insieme, “Il processo” (Crescere edizioni, 2021) non tradisce le aspettative, anzi, accresce quel senso di mistero della mente umana senza però lasciarsi mai cogliere pienamente.In questo caso, “Il processo”, è una lucida analisi dell’eccesso di burocrazia delle istituzioni, in particolare quella dell’avvocatura e del Tribunale, entro cui, se si resta “invischiati”, è come … Continua a leggere Franz Kafka: Il processo

Olaudah Equiano: The Life of Olaudah Equiano

“The Life of Olaudah Equiano” (Dover Publications, 1999) is the true story of Equiano subsequently called Gustavus Vassa the African, after having received many other names depending on how “the masters” chose to call him. It is a story, as you can imagine, tough, yet, delicately told as if to protect himself from the offenses already suffered in an attempt to mitigate the violence.It is … Continua a leggere Olaudah Equiano: The Life of Olaudah Equiano