I AM

I AM

Dear readers,

I am always very busy, and I have little free time because my days are usually very active, but that is precisely why I have decided to start this site. Not as an ego exercise, but as a way of introspection, to calm down and relax to cope with the daily turbulences that are part of the modern businessman and everyone in general.

Today we live a historical moment that is sometimes tragic, exciting, stimulating and demanding.

We face a world of vertiginous speed, in which the most advanced of today, becomes outdated for tomorrow. I have had to live, like many of you, to go from listening to music on 33 rpm LPs (and up to 45), open reel tapes, to music in digital mp3 format or another. From the black and white TV to the 4k screens we have now, to see a fantastic movie in the cinema only once and memorize it for life, to the possibility of owning it, or see it over and over again via Internet.

Activities that took many days to complete like typing, mailing a letter to a loved one on the other side of the world, search data in the library, newspapers and other media. Today a small device that fits in my pocket and accompanies me in my daily life, gives me the answers I need almost instantaneously and connects me to the rest of the world.

The counterpart is that such an acceleration of our present world, our speed to react to any circumstance, must also be almost instantaneous if we want to be effective and not fail. And although I am speaking mainly of our professional life and in my case of businessman, it is something that also applies in other branches of our daily life, in the effort to try to keep up with the pace imposed by the world we have created.

Curiously, however contradictory as it may seem, in order to maintain this rhythm and achieve our goals, it is important to know and use the art of patience and reflection. We all despair if things do not happen at the moment we want it. We have forgotten that the process to make it happen is often more valuable and rewarding than achieving it. I have realized that obtaining something immediately, only gives me a momentary joy. So now, that I am older I have learned to enjoy that process, that emotion of yearning that is long lasting. I do not mean that achieving a goal is not important, but the effort to achieve it is what really enriches.

I am passionate about business and finance. I have had successes and failures like many others. When you fall, the important thing is to get up and move on. We cannot live in constant fear. Fear must be a counselor, but never a master.

This is something that worries me, we all live in terror and I notice that we have lost our ability to have fun, to laugh, to enjoy and to marvel. I myself sin a lot by forgetting many important things in life and I realize that the world that I’m inheriting my children, however full of technologies, comforts and progress, is lacking more and more of purpose and ideals.

That is why I will dedicate a little of my time to create a site, in which I want to capture my likes and dislikes, concerns, fears and my vision of the world that I possibly share with some and that will be grounds for mockery and criticism of others.

Actually, it does not really matter. My purpose is to express myself, to relax, share and if possible, grow as a human being.

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Another brick in the wall

Welcome to 2030

Another brick in the wall:

There is an event called the World Economic Forum held every year in the city of Davos in Switzerland. The world’s most influential political and economic leaders attend this meeting meet to discuss future plans for humankind.

One of the proposals which is taking a lot of boom is abolishing property and that all things belong to everybody. Sounds very nice, especially if you listen to the presentations of Ida Auken, who is a member of the Danish Parliament and spokesperson for this concept. You can also read her article: “Welcome to the year 2030. I do not own a house. I do not own equipment or clothes. “

This world they talk about would be fantastic, if we lived in a society with consciousness. Where everyone will think about the common good and the progress of all.

For me, this is very disturbing, because we live in a controlling society. I feel that many people will embrace this concept, because a great majority of people do not want to take responsibility for their lives, they expect others to do things for them, and expect the government to solve their lives. When things go wrong it’s somebody else’s fault.

The idea is that, no one uses his car all the time, or his hammer, or his house. Therefore, to make better use, instead of having a car, in a way we rent it and when we do not need it, someone else uses it. The same with everything we get to use. Sounds good as I said at first. But then who owns what we will use? Precisely that elite which speaks of this future. A government or corporate will be the one that will provide us with everything, and decide for us what to consume and will limit that consumption. As everything will be automated they will decide for example, when and for how long we can use the heating. What we will eat. How much water we will have the right to use. They will decide for us what to study, what vaccines to put on us and when, medicate our water so that we maybe docile for the common good. It’s like saying I want to go to jail, there I have roof, my food and they take care of my basic necessities. I have it all figured out for me.

But what about our right to freely pursue our dreams? To be free to choose and decide? And what about the nostalgia, the warm memories of the family, of grandma’s clock that still chimes and the Cufflinks that my grandpa use to wear and that one day my children will inherit and will pass on to my grandchildren.

As our friend Roger Waters would say: “It’s just another brick in the wall”