Thoughts for May 1st – Labour Day

The first article of our Constitution says: “Italy is a democratic republic based on work”. The unilateral suspension of work is, therefore, an arbitrary, unconstitutional act (among other things, it has not been approved by Parliament). It has never happened, not even in the worst dictatorships.
Many small companies will have to close, or accept one-sided contracts to continue to survive, or “merge” with larger companies (multinationals).
We had already seen this when supermarkets forced a thousand small shops to close.
I have learned a lot in the last two months: things themselves with their evidence have clarified my thoughts: we can only understand what we can make (“verum ipsum factum” Giambattista Vico – Analogous to a saying of Confucius: I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand. (
Not doing has deprived us of knowledge, but perhaps this deprivation of knowledge has given rise to questions, has increased our consciousness of ourselves and of the world in which we live.
And so it happens every day: I go out for a walk, I don’t do anything special, I observe nature, I let it enter through my eyes. I marvel at the beauty I see. Thoughts take a certain amount of time to form and then translate into words. My naked body is a great catalyst – if I do, I understand -.
The measures of containment, day after day, have stripped the king of the sumptuous cloak with which he hid a thousand things. He wasn’t the one hiding them: we didn’t see them, we didn’t understand them. We worked almost unconsciously; we worked for others. At home, we did a lot of things, and we could see the difference.


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