People are different, people have different abilities, have different characteristics, traits of character, have different origins, have found their way to politics along different pathways—well, that is diversity, which is good.
Angela Merkel quoted by The New Yorker, March 2017
“Recuperemos el control” es el eslogan que hábilmente utilizó la campaña a favor del Brexit. Esta es la ilusión –retomar un presunto control perdido- que se vendió bien en el Reino Unido y que se va a vender bien en otros países de Europa por la cohorte de “terribles simplificadores”, demagogos y oportunistas que hoy proliferan en el continente.
Moisés Naim en Brexit y el Stalingrado italiano, publicado en El País el 27 de junio de 2016
“A psychologist walked around a room while teaching stress management to an audience. As she raised a glass of water, everyone expected they’d be asked the “half empty or half full” question. Instead, with a smile on her face, she inquired: “How heavy is this glass of water?” Answers called out ranged from 8 oz. to 20 oz. She replied, “The absolute weight doesn’t matter. It depends on how long I hold it. If I hold it for a minute, it’s not a problem. If I hold it for an hour, I’ll have an ache in my arm. If I hold it for a day, my arm will feel numb and paralyzed. In each case, the weight of the glass doesn’t change, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes.” She continued, “The stresses and worries in life are like that glass of water. Think about them for a while and nothing happens. Think about them a bit longer and they begin to hurt. And if you think about them all day long, you will feel paralyzed – incapable of doing anything.” It’s important to remember to let go of your stresses. As early in the evening as you can, put all your burdens down. Don’t carry them through the evening and into the night. Remember to put the glass down!”
Author unknown but how true!