...of the unacceptable behaviour found both in single individuals (and in their inevitable entourage) but it is also influenced by the disinterest of the majority who are forced to deal with the problems of everyday life (useful for the powerful).
Only when awareness of personal worth is perceived by the majority of us can the journey towards (Progress!) a better world in dynamic equilibrium with planetary components come about.
Our role in the cosmic immensity, a patrimony that belongs to everyone equally, is modest but
It is the finishing line of a lap which, until the profound impulses that agitate consciousness are put into action and extended, will be difficult to complete; the finishing line will always be distant while there are minds ably led to malfunction and obey without question, people who will not protest for fear of losing a poorly paid job.
Those who, for ethical reasons or because it is their job, should be able, and often can intervene, are fully aware of this but they are often too involved in the dishonourable activity of self interest. Unfortunately we will not be able to blame those who claim the unwholesome ideas, barely acceptable utopias are readily available in a world with its head in the clouds, in blissful ingenuousness; they do not see the badness man creates, they won’t acknowledge it and fight instead against the badness of “others”, which is everywhere.
Let us ask ourselves and try to understand if the impulse to accumulate over and above our daily
needs, adding to the equation the subtle astuteness of merit, is a primordial human characteristic: according
to Jung, the archetypical personal unconscious stores single experiences and pours them into the collective
To reflect with perseverance and distinguish between what is one’s own and what one is subjected to, has accumulated, and more or less consciously, puts into the behavioural patrimony of
It is a debateable patrimony, still further debased by the various powers which aggressively,
continue to pollute authentic human values obscuring individual dignity and fortifying inequality.
With their own interests in mind the powerful have sown perverted seeds on ground ready prepared for planting and consequent fruition, particularly today, with the immediate exchange of ideas and facts that has only been possible in the last ten years. Every one of us, more or less responsibly, steers the behaviour of our motley human group, and it is tendentiously towards others.
The utopias mentioned earlier will remain just that, because a significant number of us will stay
anchored to appraisals which are no longer valid and to behaviour that is hostile to humans and against
The question must be asked if human intelligence, within its obvious limits is capable of free thinking in the widest possible sense, to what extent is so called free will free from external factors to act without being influenced by preconceived internal conditioning?
It is a difficult question to answer at the moment, ...perhaps in the future... We certainly cannot deceive ourselves that the apex of the human pyramid, the politically powerful, the wealthy, religious hierarchies will manifest their good intentions, nor will they promote activity in favour of common people’s rights; we expect the noble words, followed, as always, by an absence of significant facts.
A camel passing through the eye of a needle is more likely to occur than for one of the powerful to
step outside their arrogant enclosure.
The general situation is so complex that obviously all hypotheses and eventual initiatives will be difficult to develop and realise.
We cannot, must not idly wait for manna to all from the sky.
All the ideals stirring up in our minds, our feelings and impulses cannot and must not be kept secreted away in our private sphere which we try to pacify with counter impulses of moderation.
Let us try to bring them to light, amalgamate them to discover not just affinities, but different stimuli in unusual and unexpected alignments that widen and deepen our knowledge.
Let us seek firm unity in diversities, even in those that conflict.
Unity among those involved in intellectual and emotional activities is easy to find; they know that
reason, emotion and imagination have notable important possibilities.
A courteous invitation and quiet suggestion to all “intellectuals”: limit the interest, the inestimable fatigue in subjects and ideas that have little impact on ineradicable necessities.
Begin to dedicate some attention to reducing the relatively easily avoided damage caused by disparity
and, when possible, insist on the need to individuate and promote a set of equalities which will have a strong impact on societies throughout the world.
Of likewise importance is the active discussion of those subjects which, after long careful consideration, we consider relevant and wish to communicate to as many people as possible.
I remember an insignificant conversation I had a few years ago with a well-known and esteemed writer; I presented him with a significant and important proposal, to which his reply was, “I’m a writer, it
doesn’t concern me.” Just because you are writers, painters, musicians doesn’t mean that you should continue to stay locked inside personal interests and tendencies.
You should always remember that first and foremost you are a person with obligations towards being human.
This is irrefutable, a priority that we cannot refuse to consider, it is the personal quota of human society with whom you have relations, with whom you share the difficulties and periods of well-being. Perhaps those who perform intellectual activities should feel just that bit more responsible than others.
The already mentioned primary goods and Existential Rights are other areas that require attention (always a subtle invitation).
They are an inescapable necessity. In the past, perhaps rightly, intellectuals were often criticised for sidestepping problems that should have been faced openly.
Try to spread as widely as possible the XII Principle of the Charter for a non-violent world by the Nobel Prize Peace winners.
It is exceptionally important in an authentic democracy.
The Principle is a reminder that governments are at the service of citizens, a fundamental building block of democracy. If the 12° Principle is missing then democracy is missing.
The powerful groups will likely accentuate the “sacred” reasons for their presence and try to undermine the Principle and devalue its importance.
Discussing ecology is of vital importance for the entire cultural world particularly when we consider
how many people are ill-informed and distant from valid visions and especially if we wish to achieve profound understanding.
As we tried to evaluate earlier, this is connected to numerous problems in society; without wishing to exaggerate, profound ecology affects the majority of ideas and behaviour both of single individuals and the entire community.
If an awareness of the eco-influx, the vital equaliser of the planet is not forthcoming, human actions will be
affected more and more by events that are difficult to resolve or worse still by widespread disasters.
The invitation to realistically describe the facts is renewed; a part of one’s work should be dedicated to spreading knowledge, even knowledge that has a severe impact should be imparted thoughtfully without causing alarm.
We should review what can be put right and do so with full respect for differences and according to
Troublesome stumbling blocks and futile discussions which are often proposed to satisfy the experts should be avoided; they are used on occasion to divert attention by those who have ulterior personal interests at heart.
In the hope that these timid exhortations of an extravagant old know all are not considered biased, too late or poorly formulated.
The ideal and liveable Earth is one where the human community is united in its diversity, where there is a
willingness to eliminate contrasts and reconcile inevitable differences.
Limited minor problems could be tackled immediately.
Small mistakes caused by limited intelligence or stupidity are particles of a distorted humanity but they are still a proud part of the universe; they participate joyously, imbued with plausible transcendence, harmoniously correlated in a marvellous wholeness.
It is no small thing for a cosmic reality to stand against the paradises and ther-worldly delights idealised by short-sighted minds who are incapable of going beyond the small complex of stars and planets which, in the relative vastness, is of little significance.
We should not stay crystallised in a mentality in urgent need of renovation but let us in humbleness
and with rigour openly confront each other without preconceptions.
Let us promote with determination an equitable dialogue for both learning and teaching and not presumptuously discard utopias and hastily decide a priori that they are impossible or ingenuous.
Let us converse pacifically without fear of introducing doubts and the seeds of possible certainties; let us valorise with innate respect and love the intelligence we have.
We should resist being overcome by mistrust and laziness and be actively, lucidly stubborn in proclaiming our relative truths and certainties against those who offer us presumptuous guarantees,
indisputable truths and absolute certainties.
This conceited aspiration to positions of importance shamefully damages human and extra-human dignity, the necessary equilibrium and source of justice and peace.
They can aspire to pole positions in the hierarchy of the vain.