AlineAline wrote the following post Tue, 21 Jul 2020 04:31:13 +0200
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At 40, Franz Kafka (1883-1924), who never married and had no children, walked through the park in Berlin when he met a girl who was crying because she had lost her favourite doll. She and Kafka searched for the doll unsuccessfully.
Kafka told her to meet him there the next day and they would come back to look for her.
The next day, when they had not yet found the doll, Kafka gave the girl a letter "written" by the doll saying "please don't cry. I took a trip to see the world. I will write to you about my adventures."
Thus began a story which continued until the end of Kafka's life.
During their meetings, Kafka read the letters of the doll carefully written with adventures and conversations that the girl found adorable.
Finally, Kafka brought back the doll (he bought one) that had returned to Berlin.
"It doesn't look like my doll at all," said the girl.
Kafka handed her another letter in which the doll wrote: "my travels have changed me." the little girl hugged the new doll and brought her happy home.
A year later Kafka died.
Many years later, the now-adult girl found a letter inside the doll. In the tiny letter signed by Kafka it was written:
"Everything you love will probably be lost, but in the end, love will return in another way."

#love #loss



Via @Manuel  (thanks!)

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@Alimentazione e quello che sta intorno It's also not really that important. This is not about being historically accurate, this is only about the story itself - whether true or not, it has a value in itself.
  
I agree, the story stands on its own. I enjoy knowing the origin of a work of art, because I often find it enriches it for me somehow. In this case, its obcure origin betwixt a possibly real anecdote from Kafka's life, Davenport's elaboration, and an Internet folk-tale adds to its sweet mystery for me.
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It's poetry. Even if not true, its a beautiful invention.
  
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IF—

If you can keep your head when all about you
⁠Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
⁠But make allowance for their doubting too:
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
⁠Or being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or being hated don't give way to hating,
⁠And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise;


If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;
⁠If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim,
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
⁠And treat those two impostors just the same:
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
⁠Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
⁠And stoop and build 'em up with worn-out tools;


If you can make one heap of all your winnings
⁠And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
⁠And never breathe a word about your loss:
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
⁠To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
⁠Except the Will which says to them: 'Hold on!'


If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
⁠Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
⁠If all men count with you, but none too much:
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
⁠With sixty seconds' worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
⁠And—which is more—you'll be a Man, my son!

(Rudyard Kipling)

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Rewards and Fairies/If— (Wikisourse)
Se (poesia) (Wikipedia)
  
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ManuelManuel wrote the following post Sun, 18 Aug 2019 08:44:01 +0200
La era de la explotación adolescente
El capitalismo de plataforma anima a los jóvenes a venderse como marcas. Lo llama empoderamiento


La era de la explotación adolescente

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Tiene que ser coña, fue nuestra primera reacción. No puede ser verdad. Parece como si viniera de una cuenta de memes surrealista, pero no, existía de verdad: Teen Boss, la jovial revista empresarial para chicas, que, hasta su último número publicado en diciembre de 2018, proporcionaba todo lo que una preadolescente influencer podría necesitar saber para: “¡CREA TU PROPIO CANAL DE YOUTUBE!”; “¡GANA DINERO RÁPIDO!”; “¡PROMOCIONA TU MARCA SIENDO TÚ MISMA!”.

¿Qué engendro corporativo infernal era el responsable de esto? Pues, en realidad, era la compañía internacional Bauer Media Group, es decir, los creadores de J-14, un tabloide para niños sobre celebridades que se fundó en 1998 y, sorprendentemente, sigue publicándose. Teen Boss era una mutación del género, un tabloide de adolescentes sobre famoseo para una cultura sádica que se rige por la aspiración de hacerse famoso, en una era en la que los códigos sociales que antes solo eran aplicables a los famosos ahora resultan válidos para todos nosotros. Reinterpretaba el estilo propagandístico de Silicon Valley en un soporte mediático antiguo y prometía que ahora tú también podías llegar a ser famosa.

  
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Iceland knows how to stop teen substance abuse but the rest of the world isn’t listening (2017, mosaicscience)

In Iceland, teenage smoking, drinking and drug use have been radically cut in the past 20 years. Emma Young finds out how they did it, and why other countries won’t follow suit.



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PS
This is a recreation of one of my old posts which were being lost for some technical reason.
  
From teens in Iceland to Planet Youth: What happened after our story on Iceland? (2019, mosaicscience.com)

How one Mosaic story helped the global spread of a successful policy for tackling teen substance abuse.

“Believe me, now the world is listening.”
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OliverOliver wrote the following post Fri, 21 Dec 2018 07:50:57 +0100


Nachricht an meine Enkelkinder [with Closed Captions]
by European Space Agency, ESA on YouTube
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Alimentazione e quello che sta intornoAlimentazione e quello che sta intorno wrote the following post Wed, 06 Dec 2017 16:05:08 +0100
The Real Face of St. Nicholas (St. Nicholas Center)
6 dicembre
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The Real Face of St. Nicholas
  
So Myra must be in the Netherlands :wink:
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O YES

Netherlands

The Dutch feast of Saint Nicholas is about giving, for "it is in giving that we receive." The fun is in trying to surprise people, to tease in a well-meaning way, to make a good joke, to produce a rollicking rhyme. The gift itself is just a bonus, as the fun is in the doing.

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La mente-cavalletta non trattiene perché non fa esperienza, ma ne riceve solo l’apparenza emotiva: rimane nell’interminabile corridoio digitale, osservando tutte le porte senza aprirne realmente nessuna. I dispositivi spesso ci rendono «in-disponibili» all’esperienza: la mano piena non può ricevere né afferrare altro.
Da dove cominciare per restituire ai ragazzi la gioia dell’esperienza? Non basta aprire a forza la loro mano e limitare l’uso degli schermi, bisogna integrarli.


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Noi vogliamo figli liberi e intelligenti, non cavallette.

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«Sta a me scegliere: scappare dalla vita e annientarmi definitivamente perché non sono in grado di essere perfetta da subito, senza fatica e fallimenti, o affrontare la vita a modo mio». Così scriveva, nei suoi Diari, la grande poetessa americana Sylvia Plath nel 1957.

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A Sylvia (2018, Alessandro D'Avenia)

Da quando insegno ho visto aumentare nei ragazzi fenomeni distruttivi (dipendenze, disturbi dell’alimentazione, suicidi…). Che cosa cercano di dirci? Si rinuncia alla vita quando, carenti di amore profondo e relazioni sane, si fugge da un io disintegrato e si diventa preda di illusioni che promettono unità interiore: ogni dipendenza o tentativo di controllo ossessivo sono richieste di amore, mal riposto, mal cercato.

Abbiamo bisogno di una verità che ci venga incontro con tenerezza, che ci abbracci anche quando siamo insufficienti, anzi proprio quando e perché lo siamo. La fragilità accettata, e quindi prima accolta e amata da chi ci dà la vita e ci educa, è la fessura attraverso cui l’amore entra e diventa fondamento, perché solo l’amore dà all’io le radici per slanciarsi.

Il letto da rifare oggi è inventare gesti e parole, semplici ma impegnativi, come dire gratuitamente a un alunno: «È un onore averti in classe, sono fortunato»; o abbracciare più spesso un figlio con un: «Non temere, vai bene così, qualsiasi cosa accada o tu faccia, continuerai ad avere il mio amore».
  
Testo chiaro e tempestivo. Grazie per la condivisione!
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Bello!


2016 - Due Piedi Sinistri
by PREMIO NICKELODEON on YouTube

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Il letto da rifare oggi è trovare il coraggio di non scappare dal peso del dolore, ma scoprire che proprio chi soffre ci chiama, ci appartiene e ci salva, come Mat, 11 anni, per Beatrice, 14 anni.

Letti da rifare 22. Elogio della fragilità (2018, Alessandro D'Avenia)
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Inspiring..

Creatures of Place is an insight into the wonderful world of Artist as Family: Meg Ulman, Patrick Jones, and their youngest son, Woody. Living on an urban 1/4-acre section in a small Australian town, Meg and Patrick have designed their property using permaculture principals.



Creatures of Place
by Happen Films on Vimeo

Thanks to ramil rodaje** for sharing

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Sul mondo interione degli adolescenti. Mi piace come D'Avenia lo racconta

Musica per alieni (2018, Alessandro D'Avenia)

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Thank you for remembering this fascinating story that Miguela discovered!  (The link you put on my channel is obsolete)
  
Hello Manuel
This is Magic-Hubzilla !
Your old main Hub weho 10 month ago (now, I suppose, one of your clones) is still working fine for me.

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Stupendo

Un pianoforte su Marte (Alessandro D'Avenia)

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Perciò do ai miei alunni i «compiti di silenzio»: 10-15 minuti di quiete, lontani da qualsiasi oggetto, disponibili a sentire tutte le voci che sussurrano o urlano dentro, per soffermarsi sulla più autentica. Per noi e per chi ci è accanto dovremmo trovare momenti di pianoforte su Marte, in cui, in mezzo a paure mute e incombenze urlate, poter lasciare risuonare le domande nascoste nella stanza più interna del cuore, il cuore del cuore, come Amleto chiama il luogo in cui accogliamo solo gli amici veri.

Quando il tempo vola, in realtà non ha fatto altro che aprirsi alla vita che non muore, alla vita indistruttibilmente viva. È aver trovato il Graal dell’esistenza.


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The Tree of life- Lacrimosa
by Catherine Sach on YouTube
  
Bellissimo: testo, immagine e musica. Grazie mille!
  
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Bravo :-)!!
  
Bello, grazie per la condivisione. Sto cercando di prepararmi (per tempo) all'inevitabile!
  
La figlia adolescente di una buona amica, l'altro giorno, dopo alcuni... incidenti al liceo, ha raccontato a sua madre:
- Mamma, ho l'età di fare cose pazze!! Siate pazienti, in due anni, sarò di nuovo la figlia responsabile :-):

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:-) Lo ammetto..
Mi piacciono molte cose che scrive Alessandro D'Avenia.
E mi piace il suo stile di scrivere.

Ulisse, cura anti apatia (Alessandro D'Avenia)
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Molto bello, grazie dell'articolo!
  
Non riuscirei a fare l’insegnante senza prendere sul serio la vita futura dei ragazzi


chapeau!
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Un bell'articolo dell'altro ieri di Alessandro D'Avenia sull'educazione

Trentacinque minuti per crescere (Corriere della Sera)

Mai come oggi l’educazione dispone di così tanti studi e mezzi, eppure mai come oggi educare sembra esser diventato difficile. Un paradosso che ricorda un apologo di Borges.

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An interesting study about psychological patterns of millennials (Dec. 2017)

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Conclusion
The current study is the first to examine generational differences in perfectionism at a cohort level. Our findings suggest that selforiented perfectionism, socially prescribed perfectionism, and other-oriented perfectionism have increased over the last 27 years. We speculate that this may be because, generally, American, Canadian, and British cultures have become more individualistic, materialistic, and socially antagonistic over this period, with young people now facing more competitive environments, more unrealistic expectations, and more anxious and controlling parents than generations before.

Perfectionism Is Increasing Over Time: A Meta-Analysis of Birth Cohort Differences From 1989 to 2016
Curran, T., & Hill, A. P. (2017, December 28). Psychological Bulletin. Advance online publication.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/bul0000138



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Credit:
I Millennials sono vittime del perfezionismo da social, uno studio accusa Facebook & co
(La Repubblica)

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It's early, but Christmas and Santa Lucia in Verona is coming soon.

When you have children, sooner or later comes the moment of truth.
For me, for us parents, the moment came about a month ago.
The question was : "Tell me the truth about Santa!"
Not easy to answer!

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Inspireing and helpful for me was this post from few years ago:
ARE YOU SANTA? TELL ME THE TRUTH (2013).