In a few months, in October 22, Argentinians will vote for representatives and senators. When we face an election, of any nature, and specially when it is important for our life (and the lives of others, like in this case), it is common to consider the different options and assess what implies to choose one choice and reject the others. However, as a parallel step, one cannot stop learning and change, if necessary, his/her way of considering options, and this is based directly on experience. In the first step you assess the options (job offers, a technical decision, our career, whether it is time to have kids or not, the candidates); in the second step you assess yourself (as a professional, as a fathers/mother, as a citizen). Without this second part, which is personal, there is no growth.
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I just watched a great interview to Ernesto Sábato, an Argentinian writer, author of The Tunnel (among other books), championed by writers like Albert Camus, Thomas Mann, and Graham Greene. After graduating with a PhD in physics, he quits science and communism, and dedicates his life to writing and painting.
A student once asked him about some sociological and historical aspects around another of his books (On Heroes and Tombs). Sábato replied that “a great novel is the one that considers those great characteristics of man: the question about God, loneliness, resentment, envy, love, the problem of death. These aspects are eternal, and that’s what the Ecclesiastes means when it says ‘nothing is new under the sun’; the man’s heart is eternal. All other aspects in a great novel, including sociological and historical ones, are almost a pretext.”
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