Should we ALWAYS help each other?

Approaching Christmas, I wonder if it’s important to give or to donate something for one another in this period. As a non-believer, I don’t have any kind of spiritual experience during this month. I almost try to feel some feeling for the Christmas eve, just because it’s a good time for being updated about other people life.

Reading this article “Sustainable giving for better living” (from Tony Robbins’ website) I ask to myself (and to all of you) how we can REALLY help people for better living.

In Italy, we’re still discussing how to help south part of the nation. According this article from Il Giornale from 2015, from 1951 to 2013 the southerns regions of Italy received about 430 billion of Euros to finance investments (today we have 56% of unemployment among young people). Another article (this time from Lavoce.info) tries to explain why workers are less efficient in the southern regions of Italy.

Pretty hard!

Is south of Italy a paradigm for other experiences?

 

Aaron Swartz birthday

Today would have been the Aaron Swartz 30th birthday. Aaron was “was an American computer programmer, entrepreneur, writer, political organizer, and Internet hacktivist.”

Internet Archive celebrated his life with a special Aaron Swartz Day Celebration www.aaronswartzday.org and here’s the movie about him: The Internet’s Own Boy.

Anyone who is using the Internet should dedicate one minute to remember Aaron’s passion for “making the world a better place.”

8/10/2016 – Outskirt

I wrote my last post months ago. I’m very sorry about that, but I’ve been so busy with my music that I forgot to update this website. What is my music? It’s a project called Italian Jam, I’ve written and published 4 songs, in an EP called “Con Te”. After that, I’ve published two more (old) songs. You can listen to my songs on Spotify.

that one where I take action

After all this time on the Internet, I had several opportunities to help people, companies, startups. Some years ago, I decided to save some money to support some of them. Here, I’m gonna tell you about three of them.

  • Because I’ve seen Wikipedia pages/definitions used everywhere (on the newspaper, on formal documents), I’ve started a couple some years ago to support Wikimedia foundations.
  • Every month I support Liber Liber, and Liber Liber‘s The Manuzio project , Liber Liber is an Italian “non-profit cultural association whose aim is the promotion of any kind of artistic and intellectual expression”. And The Manuzio project “(named after the famous publisher who in the XVI century improved the printing techniques created by Gutenberg) has the ambition to make a noble idea real: the idea of culture available to everybody. How? Making books, graduation theses, articles, or tales available all over the world, any minute and free”.

Maybe you could ask, why do you support them? Because, I’m a humanist.

that one where Tim Peake went for a spacewalk

Yesterday, British (or European) astronaut Tim Peake (about him) with his Nasa colleague Tim Kopa (The Tims) left the International Space Station for a spacewalk. They replaced a failed power regulator and install cabling (read more here). I didn’t have any chance to see live feed from the space, but I’m reading about European astronaut walk today.

Spacewalk

Tim Peake has an amazing photo gallery on Flickr, where he’s uploading photos from the space. Like this one, I can’t recognize Milan or Turin, but he wrote that is about Alps.

Alps in winter

BTW, did you check my Flickr gallery?