The crowd

 

Every day I am seeing more and more examples of the influence of the masses on very valuable people.

Thinking by yourself is something you can do very easily, but sharing your thoughts and opinions with others is what turns out to be very difficult nowadays.

I was talking the other day with some friends, and two of them began talking about international politics, one of them, the one who was most passionate about his views, was doing most of the talking, my other friend just agreed with everything the other said.

I know him well, so I couldn’t understand why he was agreeing with points of view completely opposite to his own. Continue reading

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Go out and help

I had no idea how to repair a scratch on the paint of a metallic surface and I was going mad trying to find some video online that showed me how to do it.

I tried some suggestions but they were not what I needed. There are not many answers online for my particular problem.

So, I was about to quit and accept to live with that scratch when, while walking in a busy street, I saw an old man creating real masterpieces on metallic plates with his fingers and a few other handmade tools.

I stood there for a few minutes contemplating in awe the ability of that man and the wonderful paintings he was creating in a few minutes, right before an admired crowd.

After a while, he began to pick up his belongings and his unsold paintings, so I decided to approach him and ask for his advice on how to solve my problem. Continue reading

Following the pattern

We have been told all our lives that we should be ourselves.

“Be yourself” we can read in many texts throughout history. But the main problem is that they never taught us how.

Especially nowadays when all media are telling us what to wear, what to buy, how to behave, what’s the trend for next autumn, what are the best devices to use and what vocabulary should we use for communicating with others. Continue reading