I was so happy and surprised to see him. He had changed so much after all these years. He looks now in a better shape, healthier and much happier.
The truth is that I couldn’t have recognised him, but he recognised me and I was so happy that he did.
Few years ago, in that street, I used to see a homeless man who asked me for some coins “to have breakfast”. He said his name was Johnny and usually I gave him some change I had left, other times I shared some of the food I had with me. Continue reading →
Maybe your parents were worried to know who your friends were all the time. They asked you to invite them to have supper or lunch at your home so they could get to know them a little better, or perhaps your community was so small that all families knew each other and everybody was friends with everybody.
In any case, the people you spent more time with, defined a lot of your actual personality. Believe it or not many of your habits, behaviour, speaking vices and gestures are not your own creation. They have been acquired. Continue reading →
In the old times expressing your emotions was some kind of taboo in most occidental societies. Especially for men, to show what your heart felt was considered as a lack of self-control and a sign of weakness.
“Men don’t cry” dictates the old saying and that brought actually more harm than benefits to the health of many men throughout history.
There are some cultures, even now, where having a cold and serious attitude is considered as good manners. Continue reading →