Raise your eyesAuthor: Susanna Tamaro
A contemplative essay that takes the form of a long letter, posing fundamental questions about the future: What are the tools needed to cope with life and how can we provide them to the younger generation? How can we communicate better and teach them to ask the right questions and find the right answers? What is this generation trying to tell us when they protest in defense of their rights and the future?
In this crazy world we live in, where rigor, commitment and ethics are seen as a useless expenditure of time and effort, school, community and family run counter-current, like salmon swimming desperately upstream, to economic recession, arrogance, and a contempt for knowledge. Yet at the same time, a younger generation is fighting in the forefront for their ideals and their rights, showing the rest of us that that not all is lost.
Perhaps at the heart of a new generational transition lies rediscovery of a revolutionary concept, and the time to address it is now if we want to change the world for the better.
Publish Date: 2019
Page Count: 124