Humanitas

(… for the engineers …)

Some of you are contesting with a certain bitterness, bitterness and acrimony the choices made by some of our friends regarding the upcoming political elections, and in particular that of supporting or joining movements that are harmful because useless (at best). I understand the reasons for these criticisms, and basically it is also my fault that a certain sensitivity for gatekeeping has developed here. Developed, but not transmitted to everyone, and in any case sensitivity is not, nor should it become, paranoia.

I am convinced as much and more than we do that some of our friends are making a mistake, making a mistake ex abundantia cordis , but still making a mistake. If I were sure that I only did right things, I might not give myself the gift of being generous towards their mistake. Let them do it, respect them, and then welcome them. They will come back. This too has already happened years and years ago, when many "pandemics" slept peacefully in the European wonderland.

What we will have after death is not known: there is no science, which is doubt, but faith, which is consolation. In life, however, only the human relationships that we have been able to build will remain. He will have his own:

to us ours.

Let's try to find ourselves in a better situation than yours: it's not difficult and it doesn't take a lot of political science. Good education is enough, one of whose cornerstones is: "do not insist!"

A commandment that I care almost as much as the fifth one, because after death there is silence, after insistence there is chatter. So let's say things, because even saying them is respect, but only once, and then let's move on.

Believe me: it will be better this way. Saying how you think about it gives a useful signal. Insisting excessively breeds dangerous illusions. Doing so will make the awakening of those who still remain our friends more traumatic. I therefore appeal to your humanitas and to the first law of thermodidactics. All science is humanistic, all humanity is scientific.

Nothing else is needed for today. See you in Tagliacozzo (if you will be there) …


This is a machine translation of a post (in Italian) written by Alberto Bagnai and published on Goofynomics at the URL https://goofynomics.blogspot.com/2022/08/humanitas.html on Sun, 07 Aug 2022 13:39:00 +0000. Some rights reserved under CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 license.