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And seasons resume their natural trends: Not aware of this Corona pandemics?

Note: I re-edited this article and tried to add poetry to Google translation from French

It was March 2020

The streets were empty, stores closed, people couldn’t go out anymore.

And then Spring flashed its colors, spread its scent: Spring didn’t know why this awful unusual aloofness of people with nature.

And the flowers bloomed prematurely, the sun was shining, the birds were singing, swallows were coming sooner, the sky was blue, and another glorious morning took us by surprise.

It was March 2020…
Young people had to study online, and find jobs from home, people couldn’t shop anymore, or go to the hairdresser. Soon there would be no room in hospitals, and people continued to get sick.

The garden needed urgent upkeep, the grass was re-surfacing its head, and still Spring was memoryless of what’s going on

It was March 2020…
People have been on lockdown, to protect grandparents, families and children. No more reunion or meal, family party. Fear has become real and the days looked alike.

But spring didn’t know, apple trees, cherry blossomed and the leaves grew green and larger

People started reading, playing with family, learning a new language (hopefully the language of cheerful living), singing on the balcony by inviting neighbors to join in, share the supportive community, and focused on other values than indefinite growth in production and financial “services”.

Then, it might have dawned on people the importance of health, the suffering of the isolated patients, of this crowded world that had stopped, of economical “perpetual growth” on halt.

But spring didn’t know. the flowers transformed into fruits, the bees enjoyed the abundance, the birds made their nest, swallows had arrived.

Then people found out on TV that this contagious virus had lost this round in the battle for a while, people hurried down to the streets, singing, crying, kissing their neighbors, without masks or gloves.

And that’s when summer took the spring by surprise: Both seasons didn’t know in what a mess humankind has been going through.

The next season started despite everything, despite the virus, fear and death. Because spring and all the seasons taught people the power of life.

Everything will be alright, stay home, protect yourself, and take another shot to enjoying life, a quality in living.

Nature and nurture (professional edition)

The boss, conference organizer, co-worker, interviewer, parent or client who wants your best work, your art and your genuine enthusiasm:

Can demand that you bring your best possible work the first time,

can point out that they are paying you well, that they’re busy, that they’re powerful, and that they accept nothing short of high performance or you’re out.

Or they can nurture you, encourage you, set a high bar and then support you on your way.

They can teach you, cajole you and introduce you to others that will do the same.

The first strategy is the factory mindset, of interchangeable parts and interchangeable people. It is the strategy of ensuring 6 sigma perfection, on demand, and the strategy of someone in power, who can demand what he wants, when he wants it.

You don’t make art this way, or emotional connections, or things that haven’t been made before.

You may get the job done, but it’s not clear if you’ll make a difference.

Posted by Seth Godin on July 09, 2013

The future is messy

and the past is neat.

It’s always like that.

That’s because the people who chronicle the past are busy connecting the dots, editing what we remember and presenting a neat, coherent arc.

We can publish the history of Roman Empire in 500 pages, but we’d need 10 times that to contain a narrative of the noise in your head over the last hour.

Even viral videos are easy to describe after they happen.

But if these experts are so smart, how come they can never predict the next one?

Posted by Seth Godin on July 24, 2013

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Children of Nature and megalopolis kids

This is a large brush essay.

We tend to assume that rural kids who have this rare opportunity to be connected to Nature are healthy, robust, vigorous, happy, love life and pleasure and have positive behaviors to the realities of life and nature.

We forget that at a certain age, children of Nature starts to observe Nature and what they see is unsettling: Nature does not judge, is indifferent, is neither good nor evil and just follow its course irrespective of what we think and feel.

Children of Nature become susceptible to nature’s indifference and grow inclined to doubt, torment, contradiction and sceptical. These are a detonating combination that render children of Nature Not so happy, not that at peace and unable to find rest for their confused mind.

All assumptions indicate that children of Nature must be “feeling good in their skin“and more readily tending to harmonious and clear feelings and thinking, kind of emulating nature. They are not harmonious and cohesive in their approach to reality.

Apparently, it is the category of people who were born and lived in cities, detached from Nature, by the force of urban design, who grow with a mental model of life that is coherent, positive, confident and categorical in their opinions.

They represent the Human Spirit that is mostly detached, not only from Nature but from the reality of chaos that is the fundamental structure of life and nature.

Children of Nature acquire an unconscious hostility toward laws in the domain of the spirit. A tendency for negating all affirmations that pressure people to seek solitude in an irremediable desperation.

An atrocious jealousy of people who believe they hold the truth and enlightenment.

They lack a healthy dose of humanism and are prone to nihilistic attitudes.

They are occasionally tolerant and look indulgent, though these attitudes lack sweetness and compassion.

The children of cement are universal in their urge for establishing their order and intellectual legality: What they believe in must be spread and abided by the rest of the non urban citizens.

Children of Nature are not susceptible to final depressive mood for committing suicide: they are familiar with the uncertainties and frustration of life, kind of immune to imbalanced states of life and nature.

Children of cement are not trained or exposed to sudden frustrating incoherent behaviors in life and nature and are more ready to terminate their life after a terrible disappointment.

What is this Human Spirit? Growing tendency to get detached from Nature?

This humble and confident force of Nature is being challenged by the feverish pride of modern mankind and adopting dictatorial attitudes of the romantic spirit.

Nature doesn’t care for mankind species: It follows its course as if he didn’t exist.

Nature likes the lowly kinds of species that are in mesh with, takes what it needs and restitutes all of it. Besides, these lower species aid nature to flourish, be more beautiful, colourful and more fertile.

Kids living in rural areas are unable to observe nature: They form an intrinsic part of nature that they fail to observe. There will come a time for them to grow and be able to feel detached from Nature and start to observe and appreciate nature at its right value.

The 19th century was the dividing line between the savage and the spiritual mankind: we have transformed Nature to the extent that we acquired this illusion that we can live and prosper without nature.

The colonization and exploitation of Nature was the main slogan: The more Nature is spoiled, the greater the hero shine in mankind.

We are the epitome of the “sick mankind“, mostly spiritual because we are ill and recognize our despairing position.

The frequent instances that pressure us to get detached from Nature render us sick and sicker, physically and morally. We go into these apathetic and melancholic phases that generate nothing, at least nothing of value to anyone.

The strongest spiritual category in mankind is the one who recognizes its limitations and absorbs this humiliating fact that nature care less for his being.

Modern mankind and Nature are at opposite poles.

Mankind is behaving as a brute rebel never satisfied and wants absolute power.

This spirit of independence, of pride, of opposition, of emancipation is extended toward Nature.

We are intertwined with nature but we keep rebelling against nature at every opportunity.

We want to be totally detached from nature, to be the “sick species” struggling to extend its life-force against all odds.

Our source of sympathy for the sick people is the recognition of our despairing situation, our painful struggle for a less tenuous survival state.

Some kind of compromise is necessary to compose with this devastating insane spirituality, against the ultimate materialistic and uncompromising Nature.

The compromise is evidently one sided since nature behaves as if it has no one to negotiate with.

A compromise that will give back to Nature its due rights and gain a sense of normalcy and appreciation in our behaviors.

These waves of mysticism are highly correlated with increased feeling of forced detachment from Nature. We replace the reality of nature and superimpose a wide range of fictitious supra powers, para-nature and give them all kinds of names with capabilities that cannot be demonstrated or measured.

All these fictitious powers revolve around something called God, the creator of something out of nothing, of hidden forces, of universal attraction or connection among people…

And yet, we have got to contend with nature, with Earth, with wind, rain, typhoons, tsunamis, cyclones, thunderstorms, hurricane, tornadoes, draught, ice age…


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