Una bomba a mano senza sicura
grazie per l’opportunità che mi hai offerto. Da tempo vorrei scrivere qualcosa sul mio blog “Terra di Nessuno”, circa la crisi del tuo Paese e dell’Unione europea. Mi puoi aiutare con notizie “di prima mano”? Qui non c’è una buona informazione su quello che accade da voi, e quella poca che c’è è di cattiva qualità; tutta schierata da una sola parte, si fa solo leva sulla paura che l’Italia possa essere come la Grecia affinché il pubblico non si formi un’opinione oggettiva sulla situazione della Grecia e non rifletta sulle sue vere cause.
Chi ha fatto studi classici, come me, ha imparato ad amare la Grecia come culla dell’Occidente. Un’Europa senza Grecia semplicemente non avrebbe senso. Questa cosa così elementare sembra difficilissima da capire ai tanti che credono che l’Europa sia niente più che un’espressione economica, che indica solo una certa area di mercato.
Caro Giampiero !
Here at last, and with the greatest of delays i’m afraid, is the article you were so kind to be part of, in last years magazine. Please, accept my shamefully and sincere apology.
I want to thank you once more for your valuable contribution. However there is one and only advantage in this delay of mine.Reading it again, one year later, i could hardly believe myself how much the conditions of my country has changed – to worse- in this year alone. I’m wondering if the same stands for Italy. Wishing both our lovely countries, the entire European South and Europe in general best of lucks.
Cordially saluti da un Atene piu che mai insicuro !!!
AN UNLOCKED HAND GRENADE DISGUISED AS A QUESTIONNAIRE
First meeting for the magazine. Emotions in “tempo allegro ma non troppo” . Between old friends, facing new concerns and the coming winter we all know it will be difficult. “What awaits us in the future?” Seems to be the hidden question on everybody’s mind recently My thought goes to the young children, the ones still go to school, play, exercise and create, without any concern. Absolutely unsuspecting yet the ominous future . My proposition is to devote to them the “Paedagogic Page” to fill the pages with the hopes, dreams, fears, expectations, obstacles that will
come up before them and the supplies they must have in order to complete the very difficult task that awaits … in front of them. Persons directly involved with the new generation will submit their views. Parents, teachers, artists, trade unionists, who are somehow close to the children in this so sensitive and full of potential age.
“Seems easy” I thought. The same probably thought at the very beginning the recipients of the questionnaires because no one was concerned from the beginning, either expressed hesitation or question about it. And the weeks went by, came the Christmas period -more melancholic than ever this year, the climate of uncertainty just to intensify the national depression hitting red.
Carnival came and went by , and Lent came with omens , and not only economico nes –omens that were more than alarming. Nature has retaliated with a double blow (8.9 R earthquake and giant tsunami) a global superpower, bursting out its wrath upon the righteous and the unrighteous. The world holds its breath waiting to see how will behave and whether they withstand the nuclear reactors.
And in midst of all these a questionnaire invites you to take a position about the future of the new generation. Hard tasl …. very hard one …. Some told me so directly, yet with hesitation from others I concluded it through their one- word or evasive answers. In conclusion: Most of them would more courageously face an unlocked grenade. Probably they would dare to face more easily the altitude of Mount Everest rather than the depth of children’s gaze from which -as told by Savvopoulos – you can not hide because “ one way or another, children know what is to be known.”
I thank Panagiota Balinakou, elementary school director and writer and Giampierro Tre Re, university professor and writer who courageously faced questions about the present and the future of the new generation!
How much agony when you raise up a child! You want for it, to always be healthy, strong, able to handle everything, to enjoy better physical education and to grow in an environment of family warmth, joy, solidarity and idealism for the future.
But looking ahead, are all the skills we give our child enough for a society where values have now changed, the institution of family has changed texture and in a time when cognitive abilities are not a criterion anymore to fight unemployment ? Are they enough ? I frankly do not know.
One thing is certain. Our generation has inherited from the previous one the advantages of high development and the disadvantages of even higher spending.. We have to make our best and try for the next generation to only the advantages of globalization and not the mistakes of our time (fall of values, supposedly comme- il- faut, damaged of the environment, terrorism). So, we as parents should be alert and learn to resist to anything is beyond measure, if we want to continue preseving the future of our children and of our country.
Because children can and should hope!
The Italian society at this moment has lost its orientation. Young people have a culture that seems to be TV’s culture, extremely limited and superficial.
They don’t seem to have the means to understand their world let alone be an active par of it. This is the reason for they tempt to be introvert, sealed in small groups where they feel confident – family, friends. They are afraid to confront the future. Of course there is a small group of young people who behave differently. It works hard by being dynamically activated for the common good, fighting for the financially weaker through volunteerism and struggling for justice.
Giampiero Tre Re