Random thoughts

Country for Old Men Little reminder about the situation that will explode in Spain in fewer time than some people think: pensions, education issues, etc.

I was talking with some friends in a pub when they asked me how I saw the future. My answer: ‘Tough’. In fact, today (July 31st, 2016), I read few headers in the eldiario.es (Spanish) journal, and it made me reaffirm my thoughts. Here we can see various links (in Spanish), such as: Almost 60% of …

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Videogames: Personal evolution Brief reflection on the impact videogames have had on my life, focusing on the Aion MMORPG game

With the recent release of Pokémon GO, I had some sort of reflection time about my history as a ‘gamer’, and I can assert that videogames have been part of me since I was a child. When I was 4-5 years old, I had the chance to play ‘Abe’s Oddysee’ (gameplay link) on a PC. I …

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Job: A basis for the human? Short digression on the implications of having a job in our society

Few days ago I ended to read José Saramago’s ‘The Cave‘, based on Plato’s ‘Allegory of the Cave’, and it made me ponder: Which is the relevance of job in an individual’s life? The more I think about it, the more I feel the social conventions behind it. We can find some typical quotes such as …

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Grandparents, parents and children Brief discussion considering whether the effort our generation is doing to achieve our goals is directly related to the reality we had to live or not

These thoughts, which I first heard from a relative of mine, sprang to my mind a couple of days ago. This idea came back to me when I ended one of the subjects of my latest semester. In this subject, there’s a teacher that, in order to avoid having too many theoretical contents on it, makes …

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Reality: ‘You should go out, my son’ Is the physical reality the only one, or should we broaden the 'reality' concept?

Apparently, that phrase is becoming more usual nowadays. As an article of The Guardian journal mentioned, three-quarters of UK children spend less time outdoors than prison inmates. It is certainly a shocking headline. But, I do ask myself: Do we really need to spend so much time outdoors as our parents did back at their …

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