mercredi 19 novembre 2014

Are zoos good?

The human spirit is prone to quarrels to take control over another's life. This is shown without a doubt when we talk about the rights of animal captivity.

On the one hand, there are people that loathe zoos because they consider that these places are prisons for animal liberty and rights. Their reasoning stems from by claiming that they suffer psychological distress and physical pain for being confined to unnatural bared and small places.

On the other hand, others claim that the zoos exist to protect species on the brink of becoming extinct because of human behaviour. Man-made climate changes and wars, greed, human cruelty and hunting are factors that undermine animal species and bring them to extinction.

Although I am not a buff about zoos, I personally believe that zoos protect animal life. These facilities are replacing the government powerless ability to protect wildlife. The zoo also believe that they are morally obliged to intervene.

At the same time as the zoo protects animals, they are also educational places where children can learn. The people who are against animal captivity claim that the educational reasoning is a disguise to keep on the cruelty over animal imprisonment, and cover their activity with a "skin of a sheep".

In conclusion, we are watching a quarrelsome  and never-ending debate over animal rights, premised on our human feisty and unwary behaviour. In short, our claims should be more moderate, and see that the existence of well-cared zoos are attempts to protect our fragile planet.

vendredi 22 août 2014

Colours of life

In life, everything has a beginning and an end. So have the dreams. These temporary events that give colour to our lifes are very beautiful, and we long them when they ended. But, we must go on, and carry the pain. This pain will become experience if we still can continue to walk. The same experience that make us more rational, and make us grow old. And, we still hope that one day a new color will be painted in our hearts.

jeudi 21 août 2014

Carta ao músicos portugueses

Esta mensagem é muito importante para mim, porque é um assunto que me toca pessoalmente. Eu admiro todos os músicos portugueses, e idolatro os músicos consagrados.

Eu tenho que confessar que adoraria ter sido um músico, e tentei várias vezes, mas nunca aconteceu. Foi o meu sonho desde os 6 anos de idade em ter sido pianista, e durante adolescente adoraria ter entrado numa banda de rock. Mas, várias variáveis nunca me levaram a essa vida. Hoje em dia, eu não me arrependo porque encontrei um outro sonho. Não descarto de um dia ter a oportunidade de fazer uma contribuição musical, mas agora estou focado noutra vida. Também desejo que um dia o meu pai consiga ter um reconhecimento pelo seu reportório.

É por ter uma pequena noção de quanto é difícil a vida de artista e de músico que admiro os artistas portugueses. Aos artistas consagrados, independentemente da música que fazem, só tenho que dar os parabéns do fundo do meu coração.

Desejo a melhor da felicidade para os artistas. Quem sabe um dia chego lá.

lundi 18 août 2014

Ouvi dizer - Ornatos Violeta

"A cidade está deserta,
E alguém escreveu o teu nome em toda a parte:
Nas casas, nos carros, nas pontes, nas ruas.
Em todo o lado essa palavra
Repetida ao expoente da loucura!
Ora amarga! ora doce!
Pra nos lembrar que o amor é uma doença,
Quando nele julgamos ver a nossa cura!"

Triangle of wisdom

I am going to overcome the amazing logic that took me a while to accept.

There lots of programmers that are musician. This relationship between computer programming and music might sound strange but it has a reason. The love for the abstract concept might have a big importance in connecting different subjects. Also, we can add the mathematics to programming, for the same reason.

Connecting these three fields form a notorious triangle, that I love.

You can read more here.

vendredi 15 août 2014

If your religion is worth killing for, please start by yourself

This is for those people or goverments who try to evangelize others. The word 'religion' refers to your poisoned and twisted belief (God, Ala, oil, money, etc). Unfortunately, the world is full of imposed false morality.

jeudi 14 août 2014

"Why I stopped watching porn"

This presentation shows the detriments of watching porn. We can see that pornographic films are something that affect social behaviour and the way we confront relationships. This is an insightful presentation that leads that, at long term, porn films can invade us with unreal and insensitive feelings. Basically, we can look like a construction worker that simply consider arousing raping, with dubious consent, women.

Critic to western civilization

After seeing the film 'Awakening' starring Robin Williams and Robert de Niro (and other actors), I have found out that winning and losing are just relative terms that need to be contextualized with a bigger picture. A person can win by losing, eg, a break-up from a girlfriend can lead to new challenges and a new destination. Life is full of moments that must enrich ourselves during the wins or loses, or even estagnation. Life is full of several wonderful worlds. There are not just one right world. Only the people with poor spirit can think this. Can you understand this government of USA?

Life is composed by diverse worlds with different logics, thoughts, languages, colors, etc.... There are not more intelligent people, or countries than others. There are several people and countries. The only thing that must be common to all of them is that they walk towards happiness, not destruction, nor death, but happiness.

Life is a walk through nature and gardens that we do during our existence, and not a walk through cement and dust that we must inhale every morning while commuting. Life is green, not grey. Life is keep learning, and not destroying education. Life is coming back home everyday to the family, and not to shelters to mourn victims of war.

The western civilizations have a long history as other civilizations, but we insist in put an eraser over history. The 'veni, vidi, vici' roman times have ended long time ago.

The love, the respect, and the generosity that belongs to the human spirit must prevail. We need to awake and focus on what we really need as individual. The sum of happy altruist persons make humanity survive in the world.

mercredi 2 juillet 2014

O que mais me desilude neste mundo, e de certeza que nao sou o unico a ter esta opiniao, sao as relacoes humanas. As intrigas, a maldade, a mentira, a perguica, sao comportamentos comuns e depreciativos que conseguem tirar a beleza que a vida tem.

Ha medida que vou sendo receptor destes comportamentos, eu reajo de uma maneira defensiva, de forma a combate-los. No entanto, ja me tiraram muitas vezes comportamentos de investimento em algo positivo.

Por exemplo, eu gostaria de ter contribuido com o meu esforco, nem que seja por um periodo curto, para ajudar a promover as tapecarias de Portalegre. A razao unica e porque eu aprecio cultura, e tenho orgulho da producao nacional. Desde pequeno que tenho este sentimento.

O que me faz impedir em concretizar esta iniciativa, sao as relacoes humanas. Se os seres humanos nao tivessem dentro de si maldade, ha muito tempo que me teria voluntariado.

Nos somos bons, apenas precisamos trabalho e direccao.

samedi 19 avril 2014

U.S. in a nutshell

Once upon a time, there was a man who manufactured and sold bad quality chocolate. One day, a client tried to buy vanilla in the shop and went to the owner and asked: "- Do you have vanilla?". The seller replied: "- You must buy chocolate or you are a terrorist.".

Sometimes I get scared in seeing how U.S. treats the world. They want to impose as an example of society, but based on TV programs, they are really far away of being an example. I am sure that I wouldn't want to live there.

jeudi 6 février 2014

Love is the path

Love helped me survive,
others survive me because of love.
Thus, the right path is where love rises.

I project myself to others,
So that we can exchange souls,
This should be more usual.

Humble, I travel,
Until my last day arrives.

vendredi 3 janvier 2014

Buy nothing day

“Today, humanity faces a stark choice: save the planet and ditch capitalism, or save capitalism and ditch the planet.”
– Fawzi Ibrahim