11/02/2013

We, we, we are the system

Thich Nhat Hanh is a Vietnamese Zen master, besides Buddhist monk and peace activist. Founder of the School of Youth for Social Services, Vanh Hanh Buddhist University, publisher Le Boi Press and the Order of Interbeing, he taught at Columbia University and at the Sorbonne and was nominated by Martin Luther King for Nobel Peace Prize in 1967.

He was exiled as a political refugee in France in 1972, due to the peaceful struggle that began during the Vietnam War. He currently lives in a buddhist teaching community called Plum Village founded in 1982 near Bordeaux, although constantly travels the world giving teachings and helping refugees. He has written more than 60 books in English, French and Vietnamese, and some of them have been translated into Spanish. His writings and lectures focus primarily on the need to transmit in the social daily action a profound intention of love emerged from conscious attention.

In this video, an assistant to one of his lectures prompted advice to young people who fight for social rights throughout the world and especially in the context of the crisis that is occurring in Europe.

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En 2008 fue condecorado con la Medalla de la Orden de Carlomagno del Principado de Andorra; en abril de 2009 fue investido como doctor Honoris Causa de la Universidad de Sevilla; en junio de 2010 se le concedió el XXIV Premio Internacional Menéndez Pelayo por sus 'múltiples aportaciones al pensamiento humano' desde sus facetas de economista, escritor y profesor, y ese mismo año el Consejo de Ministros le otorgó en noviembre la Orden de las Artes y las Letras de España por 'su sobresaliente trayectoria literaria y por su pensamiento comprometido con los problemas de su tiempo'; en 2011 recibió el Premio Nacional de las Letras Españolas y en 2012 fue investido doctor Honoris Causa por la Universidad de Alcalá. Sampedro ejerció su humanismo crítico acerca de la decadencia moral y social de Occidente, del neoliberalismo y las brutalidades del 'capitalismo salvaje'. En referencia a esto, aportó su grano de arena en las protestas en España de mayo de 2011 escribiendo el prólogo a la edición española del libro '¡Indignáos!', de Stéphane Hessel. En este vídeo habla sobre el deber de vivir una vida propia, sobre la naturalidad de la muerte y sobre la vigencia del eslogan de la Revolución Francesa: Libertad, igualdad y fraternidad.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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Nacido en el seno de una familia católica conservadora, hijo del director del Banco de Francia Francois Jacquard y de Marie-Louise Fourgeot, en 1934 el automóvil en el que viaja sufre un accidente en el que fallecen su hermano menor y sus abuelos paternos, y él queda desfigurado. En 1943 obtiene los bachilleratos en matemática y filosofía, y en 1948 se gradúa en ingeniería de fábricas públicas en la Escuela Politécnica Francesa y se integra en el Instituto Francés de Estadística. En 1951 se incorpora al monopolio SEITA como ingeniero de organización y de método y más tarde trabaja como investigador en el Tribunal de Cuentas francés y como alto ejecutivo en el ministerio de salud. En 1966 se traslada a Estados Unidos para estudiar genética de población en la Universidad de Stanford y regresa a Francia para incorporarse al instituto francés para estudios demográficos, como responsable del departamento de genética. En 1973 es nombrado experto en genética por la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS), el organismo de la Organización de las Naciones Unidas (ONU) especializado en gestionar políticas de prevención, promoción e intervención en salud a nivel mundial. En 1973 comienza a dar clases en la Universidad de Ginebra, Suiza (1973—1976) y tiempo después en la Universidad Pierre y Marie Curie de París (1978—1990) y en la Universidad Católica de Lovaina, Bélgica (1979—1981). Su obra le valió el reconocimiento nacional, siendo nombrado Oficial de la Legión de Honor y Comandante de la Orden Nacional del Mérito (1980), además de recibir el Premio de Ciencia de la Fundación Francia el mismo año. Entre sus obras destacan 'Yo acuso a la economía triunfante' (1996), 'Pequeña filosofía para no filósofos' (1997) y 'Mi utopía' (2006).The French writer, essayist, teacher, philosopher, biologist and geneticist Albert Jacquard shares on this interview some interesting and revealing reflections on work. Born into a conservative Catholic family, son of the director of the Bank of France Francois Jacquard and Marie-Louise Fourgeot, in 1934 he suffers a car accident in which his younger brother and his paternal grandparents die, and he is disfigured. In 1943 obtained the bachelor in mathematics and philosophy, and in 1948 he graduated in public factories engineering in the French Polytechnique School and becomes part of the French Institute of Statistics. In 1951 is incorporated to the monopoly Seita as an engineer on organization and method and later worked as a researcher at the French Court of Auditors and as a senior executive in the health ministry. In 1966 he moved to the United States to study population genetics at Stanford University and returned to France to join the French Institute for Demographic Studies, as head of the department of genetics. In 1973 he was appointed geneticist by the World Health Organization (WHO), the agency of the United Nations (UN) specialized in managing policies for prevention, promotion and intervention in health worldwide. In 1973 he began teaching at the University of Geneva, Switzerland (1973—1976) and then at the Pierre and Marie Curie University in Paris (1978—1990) and at the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium (1979—1981). His work earned him national recognition, being named Officer of the Legion of Honor and Commander of the National Order of Merit (1980), and received the Science Award of the Foundation France the same year. His works include 'I accuse the triumphant economy' (1996), 'Small philosophy for non philosophers' (1997) and 'My utopia' (2006)." 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Los europeos emplean el 40% de su tiempo libre de cada día, unas tres horas, mirando la televisión; los australianos el 50%, cuatro horas, y los estadounidenses casi el 60%, aproximadamente cinco horas. Según el estudio realizado por un equipo de científicos de la Escuela de Salud Pública de la Universidad de Harvard, que analiza los resultados de ocho investigaciones en las que habían participado más de 175.000 personas, esta costumbre tan cotidiana y aparentemente inofensiva acarrea graves problemas físicos. Los resultados revelaron que quienes pasaban más de dos horas frente al aparato cada día tenían un mayor riesgo —20%— de diabetes tipo 2 y enfermedad cardiovascular —15%—, y aquellos que le dedicaban más de tres horas diarias mostraron un mayor riesgo —13%— de morir prematuramente. W_poltergeist
'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?" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(4) "open" ["ping_status"]=> string(4) "open" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(18) "can-a-box-be-idiot" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2020-03-09 16:26:41" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2020-03-09 15:26:41" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(29) "http://whatonline.org/?p=2417" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(4) "post" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [3]=> object(WP_Post)#1872 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(924) ["post_author"]=> string(4) "2049" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2012-05-28 00:03:56" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2012-05-27 22:03:56" ["post_content"]=> string(1406) "'El arte deberá ser tan importante en la educación como las matemáticas o la gramática, porque desarrolla nuestra capacidad emocional'. Dejó su puesto de director territorial en la caja de ahorros donde llevaba trabajando 30 años para embarcarse en un nuevo proyecto: Triodos Bank, banco holandés creado en 1980 cuyo objetivo principal es ayudar a construir una sociedad más humana y sostenible. El banco invierte en cooperación al desarrollo, tecnología aplicada al Medio Ambiente, comercio justo o empresas socialmente responsables, y nunca en tabaco, armas o energía nuclear, por ejemplo. Y Juan Antonio habla de cosas tan chocantes en boca de un banquero como amor, espiritualidad, arte o libertad.'The art should be as important as education, math or grammar, because it develops our emotional capacity'. He left his position as regional director in the savings bank where he had worked 30 years to embark on a new project: Triodos Bank, a Dutch bank created in 1980 whose main objective is to help build a more human and sustainable society. The bank invests in development cooperation, technology applied to the environment, fair trade and socially responsible companies, and never in snuff, weapons or nuclear energy, for example. And Juan Antonio speaks about things so shocking coming from a banker as love, spirituality, art or freedom." ["post_title"]=> string(124) "WHAT ABOUT: El futuro por Juan Antonio MeléWHAT ABOUT: The future by Juan Antonio Melé" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(4) "open" ["ping_status"]=> string(4) "open" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(42) "what-about-the-future-by-juan-antonio-mele" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2021-05-05 18:03:21" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2021-05-05 16:03:21" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(30) "http://what.dealfil.com/?p=924" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(4) "post" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(2) "14" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } }