We fall to the vices of becoming “we” against “them”. Dialog will dry out to give way to words thrown as arrows, avoided or parried.
A cook, a bicyclist, a warehouse worker, a cab driver, a courier, a growing list of people are becoming a piece of hardware connected to a button in our smartphone.
A democracy needs a great deal of keeping. And yes, it can get worse. It can get way worse. Italy, with al its political corruption and problems, is a democracy in the EU. Many countries would give all they have to be in Italy’s place in the global politics.
In former times, the worst possible punishment a society could impose on an individual was being sentenced to invisibility
Dark agents are operating in social media targeting people one by one to change their perception of the reality.
What do I want? I want to be happy. Fair enough. To be happy I need things. Yet my ultimate purpose is to BE happy and not to HAVE things. So far so good.
We often find ourselves like canoeing down a river: rather following the stream, with but little drifts left or right.
After first impressions you may not easily tell apart someone who is self confident from someoneelse who is just enamoured of herself.
For thousands of years, species lived in earth exposed to what nature and evolution did bring to the plate. So many combinations of atoms into molecules populated this planet. Until mankind learned to handle those pesky atoms and started exploring new combinations.
The underlying mechanism of offer and demand certainly brings to society ever better value for less cost. We tap at the ingenuity of entrepreneurs and engineers to reach ever more efficient ways to produce utility, convenience, and comfort.