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Who and what are you feeding?

Stories and News No. 1238 These days I am often thinking about the well-known legend of the two wolves from the Native American people of the Cherokee. For those who do not know it, I summarize it: an old man is trying to teach his grandson a life lesson. “There's a war inside me,” he tells him. “It's a terrible fight and it's between two wolves. One is evil and is made up of anger, envy, pain, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority and ego. The other is good: it is made up of joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith. The same struggle is happening inside you and inside every other person". The grandson thinks about it for a moment and then asks the grandfather: "Which wolf will win?" The old man replies: "The one you are going to feed". Well, my impression is that the metaphor inherent in this simple but great

Italy not taking the knee? That's why

Stories and News No. 1237 After being divided with only five players who took the knee - typical attitude of my countrymen - the Italian national football team, after much controversy, has agreed to not doing at all before the match with Austria. This gesture, I recall, consists of a symbolic stance against racism remembering the Black Lives Matter movement and moreover Colin Kaepernick’s protest. Up to now the debate on the opportunity to kneel has not been just an Italian quarrel. However, despite being convinced that the mere symbolic act is worth little if not accompanied by a contextual daily, active and concrete action, I am not at all surprised by those in Italy who prefer to see the players standing before the kick-off. Because historically the average italian citizen never kneels before powerful ideals, unless he obeys them because he feels obligated. On the contrary, he literally throws himself on the ground, even becoming a doormat, in front of the men he considers stron

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World Environment Day 2021 Story Rap - Italian Spoken Word Poetry

Translation : This is the story of a party that is like a show Which begins with the Big Bang until the sunset of a miracle From the dawn of a planet which we were born guests of Only to end up forgetting what our duties are Because we were here only to admire and join the wonder   We are no longer worthy to even set foot Beyond the threshold through which the home called nature is accessed We are the annoying guests who arrive already drunk at the party As if the gifts of the earth were not capable by themselves of making us lose our minds Because we were here only to admire and to join the wonder   Instead we not only entered without even a greeting But we have begun to hand down every welcome gift without restraint Because we have not understood anything about where we are We have not read what was written on the invitation about who we are Because we were here only to admire and to join the wonder   And then after seeing from the inside how vast and varied the world might be We b