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Problemi di stagione

Gianni Rodari, mi ha sempre dato una leggerezza ed una speranza nella vita, quando mi sentivo triste. Ecco di seguito un esempio.
PROBLEMI DI STAGIONE
“Signor maestro, che le salta in mente?
Questo problema è un’astruseria,
non ci si capisce niente:
trovate il perimetro dell’allegria,
la superficie della libertà,
il volume della felicità…
Quest’altro poi
è un po’ troppo difficile per noi:
quanto pesa una corsa in mezzo ai prati?
Saremo certo bocciati”.
Ma il maestro che ci vede sconsolati:
“Son semplici problemi di stagione.
Durante le vacanze
troverete la soluzione”.

The steal panic ? a nonsense

(source S.Godin reedited and digested by Matteo F. Ponti “sometimes source and mouth can result different”)
Every time we have an idea we discover that there was already a book on that topic. Someone else had had my idea before I had even had it. No one expects you to do something so original, so unique, so off the wall that it has never been conceived of before. Your ideas have all been stolen already. So, now you can work to merely make things that are remarkable, delightful and important. You
can focus on connection, on making a difference, on building whole solutions that matter.

​ENGINE OF DISCONTENT: TV and SMARTPHONE

(source S.Godin reedited and digested by Matteo F. Ponti “sometimes source and mouth can result different”)
When TV first was adopted, it was a magical gift. The shows united our culture and the ads fueled a seemingly endless consumer boom.

Today, though, marketers have turned television into an instrument of dissatisfaction. The shows alienate many, because they bring an idealized, expensive world into the homes of people who increasingly can’t afford it. And the ads remind just about everyone that their lives are incomplete and unhappy–unless they buy what’s on offer. Worse, news is optimized to shock, frighten and divide the people who watch it. Social media can amplify all of these downward cycles. It’s TV times 1,000.

Hence a middle class, millions of people who would be as rich in kings in any other time or place, that’s angry and disappointed and feeling left behind. Victims of a media regime where they are both the user and the product.

Every time TV and social media become significant time sinks in a household, pleasure goes up and happiness goes down.

The solution is simple and difficult.

We can turn it off.

If it’s not getting you what you need or want, turn it off for a few hours.

Non sappiamo guardare

ci sono mondi dietro le immagini, ci sono storie, eppure non siamo capaci di svelarle diceva ​Peter Greenaway “Non è colpa vostra, ma dell’educazione che vi hanno impartito. Nel periodo più fertile dell’apprendimento, 9, 10, 11 anni, vi hanno dato in mano solo testi, testi e ancora testi. Il cinema potrebbe migliorare questa lacuna, ma la maggior parte dei film è basata su testi, fatta di dialoghi e le immagini non riescono a sprigionare la loro forza creativa“.

Where is beauty ?

The ollowing quote belongs to Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi (also known as Mevlana/Mawlana, and more popularly simply as Rumi (1207 – 1273).

“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder””

What is beauty? Beauty is totally subjective, which means that anyone or anything can be deemed “beautiful,” based on a person’s individual tastes. This is a relief in that diversity can be appreciated, valued, and even encouraged. Beauty, in general, can be defined as “giving pleasure to the senses and, in turn, lifting the mind and spirit.” Therefore, beauty can cause “happiness” in the eye of the beholder. Confidence, self-knowledge, courage, and humor are some of the traits that enhance beauty, as beauty does come truly from within. You are beautiful!