In animals, fate = destiny

In animals, fate = destiny

Destiny: the place in the Universe where you are meant to be.
 
Fate: forces of Nature and History that push you toward a place.
 
Humans are not fated to their destiny, bucause destiny, for them, is a calling, not a force. They have to respond to this calling, for they have the glory, and the burden, of freedom.
 
Fate carry you 95% of your way; but, then, you have to choose, among the few options left by Nature, with your own will and freedom.
How not to outlive our brains, and stop dying overhealthy

How not to outlive our brains, and stop dying overhealthy

Medicine can extend the life of our bodies but not of our brains, which remain quite impermeable to drugs. Thus, we are harvesting generations of brainless old persons, who are out living their minds, because of dementia, alzheimer and the like.

The proper way to correct this is not to euthanise old people, but a braver path: to reduce the medical expenses in our society, so that we  stop becoming over-healthy, and our brain and body die together, peacefully and naturally.

In animals, fate = destiny

In animals, fate = destiny

Destiny: the place in the Universe where you are meant to be.

Fate: forces of Nature and History that push you toward a place.

Humans are not fated to their destiny, for the destiny is a calling, no a force. They have to respond to this calling, for they have the glory, and the burden, of freedom.

Fate carry you 95% of your way; but, then, you have to choose, among the few options left by Nature to your own will and freedoom.

How not to outlive our brains, and stop dying overhealthy

How not to outlive our brains, and stop dying overhealthy

Medicine can extend the life of our bodies but not of our brains, which remain quite impermeable to drugs. Thus, we are harvesting generations of brainless old persons, who are out living their minds, because of dementia, alzheimer and the like.

The proper way to correct this is not to euthanise old people, but a braver path: to reduce the medical expenses in our society, so that we  stop becoming over-healthy, and our brain and body die together, peacefully and naturally.

No trabajar en la casa, pero cerca

No trabajar en la casa, pero cerca

Trabajar en la casa no es algo muy natural (es decir, no es algo muy bueno). Pero menos natural es no dormir en la casa porque se trabaja demasiado lejos.

Esto nos puede dar una idea del tamaño máximo que deben de tener las comunidades.

Postmodernidad = Modernidad – Esperanza

Es una pena que “postmodernidad” sea el nombre que más ha pegado para la fase cultural en la que, al presente, vivimos. Es engañoso, porque pareciera indicar que ya hemos pasado la Modernidad.

La Modernidad comenzó con una gran confianza en “el desarrollo”, en que el futuro será mejor que el presente gracias a la técnica. Es una esperanza en que el hombre se podrá salvar a sí mismo.

Tras los miedos, con la Guerra Fría,  a la destruccion nuclear,  la esperanza en la tecno-ciencia empezó a perderse, sin ser sustituida por otra. Más adelante, se descubrieron unos narcóticos que no mataban: las pantallas. Pudimos, con esto, rrefugiarnos en un entretenido presente, sin preocuparnos del porvenir: bienvenidos a la Postmodernidad.