Opening of the blook

November 27, 2009 — Riccardo Sabellotti - Giacinto Sabellotti

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Welcome to the opening of the blook on this website!

What is a blook?
The word blook was coined to describe a blog applied to a book.
In this blook each post consists in a paragraph from the book of reference and it is therefore possible to comment and discuss the book as it is published.
The blook is guided by the principles of freedom, cultural sharing and participation, it assumes that the authors intend to compare with others their own thoughts and offer their book for free on the Internet.
The publication of individual paragraphs allows a progressive reading of the text and of related comments, and the opportunity to actively participate in the discussion of them.
The inclusion of the post in an archive divided into chapters allows to read and add comments and discussions over time, thus creating a book in progress to which everyone can participate.
Today we announce the publication of our blook; it will occur soon on this site and will concern the book “One step at a time – a path of reflections”.
To enter your comments and participate in discussions you must register at the site; the registration process (not yet activated), further to providing the information required by law to protect personal data, suggests to choose a nickname and an avatar of medieval inspiration so that the discussions take the charm of a real round table.

      Here are two examples of medieval avatar: those chosen by William the Eclectic and Hildebrand the Peasant;
a medieval-inspired nickname can be made up of a name followed by a reference to:

• the city of origin (Alaricus of Rochester, Beatrice of Canterbury, …)
• a physical feature (Gaufridus the Short, Desdemona the Goldenhaired, …)
• a character feature (Geneva the Negotiatress, Maynard The Fearless, …)
• a feature in the emblem (Lucretia Yellow Band, Landulfus Winged Crest, …)

 

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Free your imagination to coin your nickname and match it with an appropriate avatar and we’ll soon get back to you for the presentation of the contents of the book.

 

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Dedication

November 28, 2009 — Riccardo Sabellotti - Giacinto Sabellotti

 

“… from our parents
to our children…”

 

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Contents of the blook

November 29, 2009 — Riccardo Sabellotti - Giacinto Sabellotti

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ONE STEP AT THE TIME

A PATH FOR REFLECTION

With this book,
the authors wish to trace their path of reflections
developed in the following phases

M
AN AND ITS NATURE
OUR CULTURE
HUMAN VALUES
PROBLEMS TO SOLVE
POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS

The end of the path of reflections
coincides with the creation of a cultural site called

THE VILLAGE OF OFELON

Ofelon in ancient Greek means maybe
and intends to express the aspiration to set a new conception target.

The book is based on a natural vision of all resources,
all faculties and all actions of man
which led to develop the following key concepts:

THE EVOLUTIONARY EMERGENCY
BIOFUNCTIONAL PHILOSOPHY
PSYCHOLOGICAL POLLUTION
THE SYNDROME OF SERFDOM
ROOT PROBLEMS
THE MODERN VILLAGE
THE HUMAN CORAL
THE DEMOCRATIC STRUCTURE

These concepts, created by the authors,
are illustrated by the same, by proceeding


ONE STEP AT A TIME

 

We hope that the above introduced contents are of common interest
and we are glad to announce that soon the preface will be published.

 

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Preface

November 30, 2009 — Riccardo Sabellotti - Giacinto Sabellotti

PREFACE

We are in a historic moment!
After the discovery of the wheel, we are living in another era that will deeply mark the progress of mankind: the era of mobile phone.
The phone is a portable instrument that allows us to communicate with whoever we want and for as long as we want; the mobile phone now can play as well the function of calendar, clock, alarm,  game, camera, etc.. but it is called phone and always will be named so because its main function is to meet a human primary exigency: communication.
Communicating means to relate to others, sharing knowledge, culturally enriching, having more means to understand ourselves, the others and the world around us: it means then to have more resources for having a better life.
Since we are in an age of global communication (we also have television, Internet and other powerful means of communication, however, integrated into the mobile) we should all be super-informed, super-communicative and extremely happy but, unfortunately, we are not: indeed we are increasingly stressed, depressed, lost, insecure, strangely more and more lonely, at least dissatisfied and often unhappy.
Why this contradiction? What is the meaning of all this?
Several philosophers, theologians, sociologists, anthropologists and scientists have tried to search the “truth” with the noble intention of helping humanity to live better but unfortunately there is no single answer, as complex or articulated it could be; it does not exist a “recipe for happiness” that can be valid for everyone.
Once acknowledged that we can’t pursue a revelation that can be valid as a recipe for happiness for all mankind, we must reflect on the fact that we can work on ourselves, striving to acquire knowledge and wisdom, aiming to reach our own serenity, balance, the elements that are certainly underlying the well-being and, by walking this road for ourselves, we can also see how it is inevitable to forward positivity to every human being with whom we enter into contact. We must be aware of how many little steps, which over time make progress, have not been made to solve the problems of all the world; perhaps the man who invented the numbers did so to count his sheep and did not expect to obtain anything more. It is therefore natural to start from the particular problems and then to move on to those general, that means to start by examining the small problems closer to us, more within our reach. In principle it is presumptuous to think we can solve the great problems of the world, especially if we have not solved our first small personal problems. Let’s dedicate ourselves to small steps then, because these are the ones leading to great progress in all fields.
The following work is therefore a path taken by us authors for ourselves, through a set of concepts and subsequent reflections, with a view to achieving greater awareness of who we are, what we want and what we can do to achieve what we want, always respecting the role we have.
We want to extend this experience also to you, without any pretence but to stimulate thinking about your paths of life, especially if you are at the beginning of this long  journey.

Enjoy the walk.

The next publication consists in a dialogue that will sanction the start of our path of reflections:
the departure on the path of awareness.
We are waiting for you!

 

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Departure from the path of awareness

December 1, 2009 — Riccardo Sabellotti - Giacinto Sabellotti

DEPARTURE FROM THE PATH OF AWARENESS

“We just guessed the right day for this excursion;
Can you feel this nice breeze this morning? ”

                                                                               “Yes, hope that it will stay like that for the whole day,
                                                                               because the path we have chosen is long and impervious ”

“We have not even started yet and you already complain!
We have comfortable shoes and a lot of things to say, what else can you ask for? ”

                                                                                “A notebook and a pen, 
                                                                                to record all the nonsense you’ll say ”

“In 2009 still notebooks! Don’t you have a digital recorder? ”

                                                                               “I’m sorry, but I’m not so homo tecnologicus”

“I always said that you are a retrograde!”

                                                                               “Yes sir, I’m retrograde and proud of it;
                                                                               retrograde but not with the meaning of being contrary
                                                                               to the of progress,
                                                                               but contrary to what is considered normal ”

“Damn, after years of isolation
I forgot that you speak so well,
your property of language…, we can say…
you’re defining yourself as someone different from the others”

                                                                               “Touchè, but not in the sense that you think”

“Truce, otherwise if  we continue this way,
we will be exhausted before we even start our way ”

                                                                               “Come on, let’s just check if we have everything we need 
                                                                               and then go”

“Ok: our feet are in our shoes, our brain is in our skull…,
yes, we have everything!”

                                                                                “I insist, lend me the notebook as I will have a lot to write…”

“Speaking seriously: have we brought the compass?”

                                                                                “For the walk we are going to start, we don’t need the compass,
                                                                                we’ll orient by ourselves from time to time ”

“Okay, let’s start our walk!
Do you want me to chronometer the time we’ll take? ”

                                                                                “Maybe with your digital watch?”

“No, with our grandfather turnip!”

                                                                                “Watch that there is no one after us,
                                                                                we have all the time we want to achieve
                                                                                an awareness that will allow us to proceed 
                                                                                in successive stages;
                                                                                on this path we can proceed peacefully…
                                                                                one step at a time… ”

“Let’s go, let’s go as I can tell already that today you’ll drive me crazy;
I’ll go crazy! ”

 

Let’s start; with the publication of the first paragraph, planned for the next few days, the blook will start.
You can accompany us day by day on this path, with your comments and your funny medieval nicknames.
Do not miss “the first step “!

  

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