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13 May 2018

Each one spends what that posses.

The apocryphal "Gospel of Barnabas" is a medieval forgery, full of manifests historical contradictions; however, contains a sentence that, although here is falsely attributed to Jesus, reveals a very deep psychological truth.

In effect, this manuscript reports the following (fake) episode:
Jesus encounters a group of Jews which throwing curses to him.
But Jesus blesses them.
Whereupon, he is asked: "but how: they have accursed you, and you bless them?"
And Jesus answers: "each one spends what that posses."

Well, regardless of the negative ethic-moral value of hatred, and regardless of the positive ethic-moral value of forgiveness, what interests me is the obvious (but always overlooked) correlation between the way in which we relate with what we surroundings, and the affective gratifications that we have received.

The aggressiveness (and the contempt and the envy) are always the product of a not received sentimental education, of a deep emotional frustration, of fear.

It is always the small dog to bark.

The large dog rarely barks.

The small dog behaves like that because he knows he can not effectively bite his interlocutors (normally, subjects bigger than him) and, therefore, behaves in this way to intimidate the others beforehand.

The large dog behaves like that because he knows he can bite effectively when his interlocutors and, therefore, has no interest in intimidating beforehand his interlocutors.

"It's always the fenced-in dog that barks to dog that running free, and never the opposite."
(Marty Rubin)

23 December 2016

DSM

The Family teaches us to cultivate the formal level.
The School teaches us to cultivate the cultural level.
The Religion teaches us to cultivate the ethical level.
Are all fundamental and indispensable variables to achieve an full understanding of life.

Then, only those who have traveled a lot they realize that there is a fourth variable, at all negligible: the territorial culture.

But, only in mature age, we understand the existence of the fifth variable, the most decisive: the "Personality".

Because only with the use of this category, you will understand how is possible that people with good formal level, highly educated, very ethical, they are capable of accomplishing boorish, stupid and incorrect actions and of accomplishing this without realizing of it (neither retrospectively!).

And this discovery, not infrequently, is really traumatic!

A scorpion asks a frog to carry it across a river.
The frog hesitates, afraid of being stung; but the scorpion argues that if it did so, they would both drown.
Considering this, the frog agrees; but, midway across the river, the scorpion does indeed sting the frog, dooming them both.
When the frog asks him: "why did you do it?", the scorpion replies: "because is in my nature to do it".
(Anonymus)

"You have attributed conditions to villainy that simply result from stupidity"
(R. Heinlein)

24 November 2016

The economy of gossip.

The mass-media make information on economic issues using pseudo-subjective data, halfway between parapsychology and astrology (the "Trust of consumers", the "Trust of Companies", the "Government forecasts"), and not, as natural, with objective data (the "Deficit", the "Public debt", the percentage ratio "GDP / Public debt"), and they give a voice to so-called "Rating agencies" which spread only predictions (namely, subjective data) instead of measurements (namely, objective data).

They want to convince you that no matter what you have now in your wallet or what that you have not more in your wallet, but only what that (probably) you will have in your wallet.

They do everything you can to smooth the hair to the political and economic power.