There are days, and this could be one of those, where distinguishing the night from the day is impossible. No, I am not speaking about astronomy, eclipses or something of that kind. I speak of that kind of obscurity which does not allow you to give a voice to light and joy because it is deep in your being that it has been dig the … Continua a leggere Silently the night shows its presence in the day.
Well, I like efficacy while I am not so keen of efficiency. The second is nothing without the first, while the first can structure and nobilitate the second. Efficiency is the action of doing, it doesn’t matter what the real effects and the new perspectives of your doing as well as of your choices. Efficacy, instead, is not referred to the actions you accomplish, but … Continua a leggere Albert Bandura: ‘Adolescent Development from an Agentic Perspective. Self-efficacy and Adolescence’
Sometimes I ask myself if I am alive, because sometimes I think to be dead. Yes, of course, I can see my hands and feet moving, touching; I know that my mouth tastes new flavors and my nose smells new fragrances while my eyes can look at new panoramas, and my ears can hear far voices, however I ask myself if I am alive or … Continua a leggere What a mess!
Adults have always feared the dangerous decline of youth’s disregard for traditions and rules: it was their way to express the importance they gave to the adolescents’ choices in their life. It was very often a concern shown through an excess of control as perilous as the absolute absence of it, but it was the symptom of an attention which probably did not find any … Continua a leggere Fathers and sons
There is always an empty chair next to a woman who wants to be nothing more than what she is. It is the chair left empty by those who continue to follow their prejudices against women: these are also those kind of people who are prisoner of their own discontent and disease. It is the chair where no one wants to sit for fear of … Continua a leggere Empty chair
Walking on the street you meet people and things, of these only a few will remain like pleasant memory pebbles in your mind and heart while the most will be like the boring sand under your shoes. There are things which become for you the symbol of your walking and people who become its meaning. Your shadow is now impressed in the life of those … Continua a leggere Walking on the street…
When analyzing a dystopian novel the first thing which becomes soon visible is the lack of a subjective and an objective culture. It is not a case, because only controlling or abolishing culture it is possible for the power to control and dominate the people. In 1984, by George Orwell, for example, the strategy to modify language and information produces as its result the confusion of … Continua a leggere Reading is the question and the answer to the somnambulism where individualism condemns us.
We fear everything and everybody, though we should only fear ourselves when we fear the others. It is, I think, the consequence of an unresolved doubt about the meaning and the definition of relationship and propriety. We are afraid of the others because we tremble at the idea they could be different from us, unable to realize that every difference is a conquest in a democratic society, … Continua a leggere Fear of fear
Dying is difficult, very easy to live; yet, it is more difficult to know how to live. A simple lesson each one should learn but no one, or only a few, actually do. Oddly, this is a lesson more difficult to learn in our time, though everyone is willing to live or seems to. It is strange because in the way we live we are not … Continua a leggere Difícil es morir tan facil vivir aunque es mas difícil saber vivir
Never we should betray the trust others have reserved to us and viceversa. Trust is not a word but a feeling, the hope you have found for yourself or you are for the other an opportunity to keep in touch with the essentials of a living. Trust is an act of faith. None has the certainty that things are has you suppose they are, but … Continua a leggere Trust