Paris je t’aime

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“Não sou Ateniense nem Grego, mas sim um cidadão do mundo.”

Sócrates

Há 2500 anos Sócrates foi condenado à morte por, alegadamente, desviar os jovens atenienses do culto dos deuses oficiais, ao incentivar a reflexão e o pensamento crítico. Mais de dois milénios volvidos, num mundo global, em que todos devíamos aspirar a ser, tal como Sócrates, cidadãos do mundo, continua-se a matar e a morrer por poder, por fronteiras e pelos deuses. É talvez esta a natureza do Homem, territorial e vingativo, movido pela cobiça e pelo ódio. Talvez a nossa natureza venha a ser, um dia, a nossa ruína. Mas gostaria de acreditar que o nosso potencial para pensar e decidir, para crescer e nos aperfeiçoarmos nos permitirá construir um mundo melhor.

(English Version)

“I am not Athenian or Greek, but a citizen of the world.”

Socrates

2,500 years ago Socrates was sentenced to death for, allegedly, diverting young Athenians worship of the official gods, by encouraging reflection and critical thinking. More than two millennia after, in a global world in which we should all aspire to be as Socrates, citizens of the world, people continues to kill and die for power, for  borders and for the gods. Is this perhaps the nature of man, territorial and vindictive, driven by greed and hatred. Perhaps our nature will be, one day, our ruin. But I would like to believe that our potential to think and decide, to grow and perfect ourselves will allow us to build a better world.

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Paris je t’aime

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