22/04/2013

The duty to live our own life

José Luis Sampedro was a writer, humanist and Spanish economist who advocated an economy ‘more humane, more caring, able to contribute to developing the dignity of people’.

In 2008 he was awarded with the Medal of the Order of Charlemagne of the Principality of Andorra; in April 2009 was honored as doctor Honoris Causa by the University of Seville; in June 2010 was awarded the International Prize XXIV Menéndez Pelayo for their ‘multiple contributions to human thought’ from its facets as an economist, writer and teacher, and that same year the Spanish Council of Ministers awarded him with the Order of Arts and Letters of Spain for ‘his outstanding literary career and his thought committed to the problems of his time’; in 2011 received the National Prize for Spanish Letters and in 2012 was invested Doctor Honoris Causa by the University of Alcalá.

Sampedro exercised his critical humanism about moral and social decadence of the West, of neoliberalism and the brutalities of ‘wild capitalism’. In reference to this, contributed their grain of sand on the protests in Spain in May 2011 writing the preface to the Spanish edition of the book ‘Indignez-vous!’ (Outrage!) by Stéphane Hessel.

In this video he talks about the duty to live a life, on the naturalness of death and on the validity of the slogan of the French Revolution: Liberty, equality and fraternity.

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'Poltergeist', Tobe Hooper, 1982
El profesor Frank Hu, director del estudio, advierte que 'el problema no es la televisión en sí misma, sino que la gente que pasa horas mirando programas tiene menos oportunidad de llevar un estilo de vida activo y, como resultado, más probabilidades de tener sobrepeso o ser obeso'. En cuanto a lo psicológico, el estudio de la Universidad de Otago, en Nueva Zelanda, sobre los efectos a largo plazo del abuso de la televisión, publicado en la revista Pediatrics, indica que los niños que la ven menos de dos horas al día no aumentan su riesgo de sufrir trastornos de atención en la adolescencia, pero a partir de la tercera hora el riesgo se incrementa en un 44% por cada hora adicional transcurrida. Estudios anteriores al neozelandés ya habían detectado que ver desmesuradamente la televisión en la infancia conlleva problemas de déficit de atención, mientras los niños aún cursan Primaria. Pero ningún gran estudio había analizado si estos problemas perduran hasta la adolescencia, y ahora se sabe que los efectos de la televisión sobre la capacidad de atención son duraderos. Los investigadores alertan contra la costumbre de algunas familias de encenderla para que los niños estén tranquilos y recomiendan tratar de reducir las horas que se le dedican. Mientras tanto, un estudio del CIS —Centro de Investigaciones Sociológicas, España— asegura que los niños españoles de entre 4 y 12 años pasan al año prácticamente las mismas horas delante del televisor que en el colegio.In many parts of the world, spending hours sitting in front of the television has become one of the main activities of daily life. Europeans employ 40% of their free time every day, about three hours, watching television; Australians 50%, about four hours and Americans almost 60%, approximately five hours. According to the study conducted by a scientific team from the School of Public Health from Harvard University, which analyzes the results from 8 investigations that involved more than 175.000 people, this so common and seemingly harmless habit carries serious physical problems. Results revealed that those who spent more than two hours each day in front of the TV had a higher risk of suffering type 2 diabetes —20%— and cardiovascular disease —15%—, and those who spent more than three hours showed a higher risk of dying prematurely —13%—. W_poltergeist
'Poltergeist', Tobe Hooper, 1982
Professor Frank Hu, the study’s director, warns that 'the problem is not television per se, but the people who spend hours watching programs have less opportunity to take an active lifestyle and as a result are more likely to have overweight or be obese'. Regarding the psychological side, the University of Otago's, in New Zealand, study on long-term effects of television abuse, published in Pediatrics journal, shows that children who watch less than two hours a day do not increase their risk of attention disorders during their adolescence but from the third hour, the risk increases 44% for each hour elapsed. Previous studies to the latter had already detected that watching television inmeasurably during childhood leads to attention deficit problems, while children are still in elementary school. However, no big study had analyzed before whether these problems persist until adolescence, and now it is known that television has long-lasting effects on attention capacity. Researchers warm against the habit that many families have of turning it on so kids remain quiet and recommend trying to reduce the hours devoted to it. Meanwhile, a CIS's —Spain Social Research Center— study assures that Spanish children between 4 and 12 years old spent in front of the television, around 960 hours per year, virtually the same amount as in school." ["post_title"]=> string(82) "¿Puede una caja ser tonta?Can a box be idiot?" 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El resultado es 'Casa de las estrellas', una especie de diccionario curioso, poético y disparatado que sorprende por su frescura y da qué pensar, al mostrar cómo ven los pequeños humanos del futuro muchos aspectos del mundo que les estamos dejando. W_casadelasestrellas El autor dejó intactas las definiciones de los niños, corrigiendo únicamente la puntuación y la ortografía, y asegura que, más allá de su evidente aproximación infantil, el libro es también una exploración del mundo de las palabras y de las relaciones del mundo con el lenguaje: 'Son asociaciones de palabras hechas libremente por los niños, a partir de juegos de creación literaria de los que surgieron nuevas definiciones para palabras existentes, e incluso nuevas palabras para denominar realidades que eran importantes para los niños'. Inevitable poner algunos ejemplos: Adulto: 'Niño que ha crecido mucho' (Camilo Aramburu, 8 años) Amor: 'El amor es lo que hace a los niños' (Adelaida Restrepo, 10 años) Anciano: 'Es un hombre que se mantiene sentado todo el día' (Maryluz Arbeláez, 9 años) Beso: 'Dos en acercarse' (Camila Mejía Gónima, 7 años) Cariño: 'Amarrar a las personas' (Valentina Nates, 9 años) Cielo: 'De donde sale el día' (Duván Amulfo Arango, 8 años) Colegio: 'Casa llena de mesas y sillas aburridas' (Simón Peláez, 11 años) Cuerpo: 'Es como una cosa que le anda a uno' (Andrés David Posada, 6 años) Dios: 'Es todo, es con barba, tiene una bata y chanclas. Tiene una corona en la cabeza' (Miguel Ángel Múnera, 6 años) Mano: 'Coge las cosas, ayuda a escribir, pero también se cansa. Hay que dejarla descansar' (Paula Cristina Muñoz, 7 años) Mujer: 'Es una persona que se enamora de alguien' (Nelson Ferney Ramírez, 7 años) Nacer: 'Es un momento que tenemos cuando estamos pequeños' (Wilson Taborda, 11 años) Pesadilla: 'Comer mucho y acostarse' (Weimar Román, 7 años) Sexo: 'Es una persona que se besa encima de la otra' (Luisa Fernanda Potes, 8 años) Sol: 'El que seca la ropa' (Diego Alejandro Giraldo, 8 años) Soledad: 'Tristeza que le da a uno a veces' (Iván Darío López, 10 años) Tiempo: 'Algo que pasa para recordar' (Jorge Armando, 8 años) Universo: 'Casa de las estrellas' (Carlos Gómez, 12 años)Javier Naranjo is a Colombian poet and professor who some years ago had the bright idea to start asking children in a school of Antioch for the meaning of words. The result is 'Home of the stars', a kind of curious, poetic and nonsensical dictionary that surprises with its freshness and gives pause, because reflects what the little humans of the future think on the world we adults are building for them. W_casadelasestrellas The author left untouched the definitions of children, just correcting punctuation and spelling, and ensures that, beyond its obvious childish approach, the book is also an exploration of the world of words and the relationships of the world with the language: 'Word associations were made ​​freely by the children, starting from creative writing games that came new definitions for existing words, and even new words for realities that were important to the children.' Inevitable give some examples: Adult: 'Child who has grown a lot' (Camilo Aramburu, 8 years) Love: 'Love is what makes children' (Adelaida Restrepo, 10 years) Old man: 'Is a man that stays sitting out all day' (Maryluz Arbeláez, 9 years) Kiss: 'Two to approach' (Camila Mejía Gonima, 7 years) Affection: 'Tying people' (Valentina Nates, 9 years) Heaven: 'Where the day rises' (Arnulfo Duván Arango, 8 years) School: 'House full of boring tables and chairs' (Simón Peláez, 11 years) Body: 'It's like a thing that goes to one' (Andrés David Posada, 6 years) God: 'He is all, is bearded, has a robe and slippers. He has a crown on his head' (Miguel Ángel Múnera, 6 years) Hand: 'Grabs things, helps to write, but also gets tired. 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Ante todo es un luchador —contra otros boxeadores, contra la herencia de los antepasados que esclavizaron a los suyos (nacido Cassius Clay, cambió su nombre por ese motivo), contra el gobierno estadounidense al negarse a ir a la guerra de Vietnam o contra su Alzheimer final— y una figura excepcionalmente valiente y coherente que ha influido en la sociedad como pocos personajes del siglo XX. Gracias a él, entre otros, muchos americanos descendientes de africanos aprendieron a relacionarse mejor con sus orígenes. Famoso también por sus sentencias ingeniosas y llenas de humor, incluso hay quien le ve como un precursor del rap. En este vídeo, respondiendo a la pregunta de un entrevistador, nos explica su receta de la vida: —4 tazas de amor —1 cuchara de paciencia —1 cucharilla de generosidad —1 pinta de bondad —1 cuarto de placer —1 pizca de motivación Mezclar todo con voluntad, felicidad y montones de fe, después remover y extender durante toda una vida.Muhammad Ali is a former and African American boxer, three-time world champion heavyweight, but he is much more than that. First and foremost is a fighter —against other boxers, against the heritage of ancestors who enslaved his people (born Cassius Clay, changed his name for that reason), against the US government by refusing to go to the Vietnam War or against his final Alzheimer— and an exceptionally brave and consistent figure that has influenced society as few characters of the twentieth century. Thanks to him, among others, many Americans of African descent learned to relate better to their origins. Famous also for its ingenious humorous sentences, some even see him as a forerunner of rap. In this video, answering an interviewer's question, explains his recipe for life: —4 cups of love —1 table spoon of patience —1 tea spoon of generosity —1 pint of kindness —1 quarter of laugh to —1 pinch of concern Mix all with purpose, happiness and lots of faith, then stir it up and spreading it during a lifetime." 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