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  • Edición impresa de Noviembre 2, 2010

To be a person is to have the capacity to devote oneself to others and to know one is part of the whole of creation. The voyage of a human being becoming a person entails a radical attitude of creating spaces of encounter and atmospheres of solidarity that are the result of sharing. It’s a matter of being aware of the fact that communion is the most sublime expression of human nature because it supports itself in the will of assuming the most authentic reality. Nothing farther apart from uniformity and individualism supported in a blind selfishness when people confuse the means with the ends, when people convert everything into “useful” instruments as the only valid parameter to obtain a victory that has little to do with success. People must abandon their egos to encounter other people and walk together. Personal happiness to the perfection of the entire humanity, with the maturity process of everything that exists and with the attitude towards the life of a noble poverty that encourages us to live with modesty and to think with greatness.

The existing powers in universities, in the economy and in politics bombard us with theories and models, and impose doctrines that threaten to drown freedom of choice, freedom of being and of sharing. They don’t even allow us the right to make a mistake. There are people who pretend to know everything in order to control. Fortunately, more of us turn to solidarity each day to share other people’s luck with the conviction that, in the end, it must be true that men participate in a common project. It’s precise to save the earth on which we live and in which we breathe in a cosmic adventure, like Chief Seattle suggested.

Community is not uniformity, just like universality is not syncretism, but rather the creative dialogue within a healthy pluralism.

Unity in a projection for the future forces us to make other people’s needs our own and to bring efforts together to fight for the human condition that demands dignity as a guarantee of an authentic freedom, not the one to starve to death. One cannot consider others as rivals or as enemies. “The others” is the truest expression of my personality as a man. To live for others gives us back our identity and sets us on the way of finding our lost identity. That way we would tune with all those millions who suffer from hunger, misery, pain, marginalization and solitude.

 

 


 

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