All posts tagged: #culture

Time to stop the time

Dear readers, I haven’t been writing for a long time, but time has come again, and I am glad to share with you once again something of my spontaneous thoughts. We live in the times when we haven’t any lack of information (except developing countries). We have everything from books to internet apps which tell us what to do and even how to think, which sometimes sounds very tricky. Although we haven’t any lack of information, mentally we have become more nervous, depressed, lazy, tired and contemptuous. We have sometimes a feeling that we know everything, but nevertheless we do not know nothing. Continuous stream of information passes us by, and we haven’t even time to grasp it. I am pondering if it is a good or a bad thing. What do you think? Let’s look at this from the next point of view. Since a little child I was asking always myself what is the difference between being intelligent and wise. I see very often little children who feel pressure about their homework and …

Let’s laugh more!

Dear readers, I would like to wish you a magnificent new year full of joy, happiness, ideas and dreams that will come through, and especially sincere love. I was pondering what would be my first post in 2015. About what should I write? There are many fascinating objects and themes on our planet earth that could be equally interesting and charming. But before writing something, I knew all the time that there is some very special subject to write about. I had just to ”find” it. You know that to find inspiration is not always such an easy task, and almost perpetually we find our inspiration and even ingenious ideas accidentally. They come from nowhere. I believe that probably we shouldn’t wait something in a too concentrated way – ”Yes, man, I want that gorgeous yellow Lamborghini…I want be famous…I want that my husband would be like Brad Pitt…I want to be rich and happy…I want beautiful and talented kids…” I mean that while waiting and wanting too much, we won’t get anything. I have …

Letters of past and present

We are living in complex and interesting times. Probably everything happens on internet, via all kind of digital networks without any physical trace and even history. Each day we deal with computers, smart phones, pads; with hundreds of e-mails, posts, tags, likes and comments. Nearly each person (exceptionally not in many developing countries) have a right to decide what to read, look at, watch, accept, refuse etc. We change history: we have a right to delete for example concrete messages from our inboxes. When someone has deleted a message, there is no more any footprint of it in our reality. Maybe it is nevertheless still airing in the complex corridors of digital world, but you can not grab it anymore. New era of digitalisation has many useful and helpful aspects in resolving problems and even in democratisation of knowledge. We have more liaisons with other people than before, but on the other hand the essence of our communication has become more faceless and fragmented. Sometimes we write even without any reason, any consideration, just for …

In Search of Lost Childhood

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, author of The Little Prince, disappeared on his last reconnaissance mission 70 years ago. Saint-Ex was an ordinary genius who loved humankind, and pined always for his magical childhood and its memories. For him adulthood was an exile. This year is an extraordinary year full of anniversaries of different events, which somehow have affected the history and the advancement of humankind. Many of them have been crucial in the footsteps of our past – the publication of Voltaire’s Philosophical Dictionary in 1764, installation of the world’s first commercial electric telegraph line from Paddington station to West Drayton in 1838, start of the First World War in 1914, German invasion of Poland in 1939, D-day landings in 1944, Beatles’ first American number one and start of the British invasion in 1964, and the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 to name a few. Unfortunately many of the above-mentioned events were tragic on both a global and a local, even a personal level. On July 31, 1944, 70 years ago, a French writer, pioneering aviator, aristocrat and …