Surpluses and misalignments

The Joy of the End is Prolific

The Joy of the End is Prolific

Surpluses and misalignments/10 - By moving your arms not to fall you can learn to fly by Luigino Bruni published in Avvenire on 04/11/2018 “...the richer our scheme of values, the harder it will prove to effect a harmony within it. (...) The price of harmonization seems to be impoverishment, the pri...
The Splendid Law of the Remnant

The Splendid Law of the Remnant

Surpluses and misalignments/9 - Believing in resurrection, not exhuming corpses by Luigino Bruni published in Avvenire on 28/10/2018 When rabbi Bunam lay dying, his wife burst into tears. He said, “What are you crying for? My whole life was only that I might learn to die.” Martin Buber, Tales o...

The Tree of Our Children Is More Beautiful

Surpluses and misalignments/8 - The primordial seed of every human vocation is precious by Luigino Bruni published in Avvenire on 21/10/2018 “The other, the Man, is ab initio the reciprocant. At the same time, we must not forget the other side of the coin of this ability of the other to reciprocate ...
The Demolition of the Idol

The Demolition of the Idol

Surpluses and misalignments/7 An inexorable effort that affects living people and communities by Luigino Bruni published in Avvenire on 17/10/2018 “The ideal of good faith … is, like that of sincerity …, an ideal of being-in-itself. Every belief is a belief that falls short; one never wholly believe...
To learn about heaven we should descend

To learn about heaven we should descend

Surpluses and misalignments/6 - One sees God by looking into the eyes of men and women by Luigino Bruni published in Avvenire on 07/10/2018 “With Moses we see the end of the mountaineering of sacred history, which began in reverse, downhill, with Noah who finds himself docked at the top of the Arara...
Truth Is Not In Success

Truth Is Not In Success

Surpluses and misalignments/5 - Vocation is an experience good and should be "consumed" by Luigino Bruni published in Avvenire on 30/09/2018 “I am pure, I am pure! These words that the dead of ancient Egypt carried with them as a viaticum for their last journey are perhaps suitable for the mummies o...
Mystery is Not a Profession

Mystery is Not a Profession

Surpluses and misalignments/4 - Follow the naked voice, docile to the hand covering the eyes by Luigino Bruni published in Avvenire on 23/09/2018 “The Master said, »At fifteen I set my heart upon learning. At thirty, I had planted my feet firm upon the ground. At forty, I no longer suffered fro...
The blessing of the acorns

The blessing of the acorns

Surpluses and misalignments/3 - You may leave as a son and return as a father and mother by Luigino Bruni published in Avvenire on 16/09/2018 He had the docility of wood. He was no longer a walking tree, as the blind man of Bethsaida had revealed to him, now he was planted in the ground an...
Community: an experience of returning

Community: an experience of returning

Surpluses and misalignments/2 - Go, get infected and renew the alliance by Luigino Bruni published in Avvenire on 09/09/2018 “Coi vecchi nostri canti che sai, voci di cose piccole e care, t’addormiremo, vecchio; e potrai ricominciare. E quando il mare, nella tua sera, mesto nell’ombra manda il suo g...
The many colours of the swan

The many colours of the swan

Surpluses and misalignments/1 - Infinity is the value that leads beyond fear by Luigino Bruni published in Avvenire on 02/09/2018 “Black Swan logic makes what you don't know far more relevant than what you do know.” Nassim N. Taleb The Black Swan The "black swan" is that highly improbable event...