Happy International Women’s Day!
“A woman is like a teabag – you can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.” ~Eleanor Roosevelt
#quotes #women #tea #EleanorRoosevelt
We had a nice dialogue today with a creative peer of mine who wondered about the International Women’s Day – How difficult it was to wish happiness to the world when so many women remain suppressed and overpowered. I agreed and said that I felt the same way. And yet, I also thought that equality had to start from somewhere. Even if it’s just a day a year recognizing women. A beginning.
We may say many things about what’s needed and what’s not – but in the end, every time equality is brought back to the table in full – the scale tips further. The world needs a certain level of quotas as reminders. We need awareness for simple kindness. We need humanity to behave like humans, against our primal instinct to seek power over others. I find nothing as unattractive as asserting power instead of empowerment. It never impresses me in the least.
If you want to impress me, charm me with your intelligence, your emotional ability to understand the universes within the human mind and heart. There are a few who impress me in that field. I challenge you to try :).
“Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” ~ Robert Frost #roadlesstraveled #RobertFrost #Poem
Dying is easy. To live for others, leading a life of kindness – that’s the real challenge. The choice is easy. The journey is not.
“My whole world within a rose – The beginning, and the end.” ~ Maria Lehtman
#BeKind #BeThere #LiveForOthers
2 thoughts on “It’s all about kindness!”
While in the context of daily life and work, thanks to some practical initiatives, we can improve on gender equality, what is worrying is violence against women.
Violence, both verbal and material, must not be considered an emergency or an extreme pathology of deviated people, but unfortunately an element that pervades cultures, even in countries considered to be very advanced. In recent years there has been a strong social change which has not often been followed by individual cultural change. It is therefore necessary to act immediately to foster a new cultural dimension that spouses in the deep and not only superficially, in words, the concept of “equality”, which inculcates even in the new generations that parity does not mean a gender against another to recover “power” “Lost, but that instead
the principle of co-responsibility and complementarity is inherent to it.
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Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts, Aldo! Asserting power when you have it, in any way, is as wrong as it gets. I have seen the results of such oppression and they are life-long scars no one can take away. So much to improve. And unfortunately, even in the more advanced countries on equality frontline, there are steps backward. There is progress, but also regress, as soon as things are left unguarded. And people who move to the more democratic countries fail to understand its standards.
Something I very recently experienced when a guy was about to hit my car on purpose. When I stepped out to address the driver, his response was: “I not speak with women.” I looked at him and said: “So you’re ready to insult me, injure me, damage my car, but not talk to me.” Needless to say, I was furious when the response was the same record over and over. My car had just come out of the shop when someone else had scratched it. This time, I would have had a neck injury had I not yanked my car door open to stop him.
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