I was born in a very special place: a city blessed under the shining sun of the Incas, surrounded by three protector vulcaoes, a place irreplaceable in my heart; a city I once thaught to be the very best. Its food, weather and traditions are unique as its white-vulcanic-stone architecture. There are a millions stories to be told about this place, yet now I am going to tell you a different one. It was a sunny Fall morning when a little boy was born in a clinic that overlook the city center. For 15 years that boy slept, ate, made friends, played and cried in the city that saw him com to life. Yet for the last 4 years, he's been living a very different place. It was not long before he realized that there was more to the world than just the place he came from. There were people from other cultures, people who ate different types of food, had different customs and led different lifestyles. Not everybody that comes from another place is bad and evil. There are also good people who share many things with you, and that changed the whole perspective of the boy. If he were asked: "would you rather live back where you came from?" he'd likely say yes; but he wouldn't mind, and in fact, he might enjoy living somewhere else as well, getting to know een more people, food, customs and lifestyles. He's no longer bound to any single territory and he feels home whenever he's with the people he trusts. To finallize, here are some pictures of the dawn taken from the roof a very nice hotel in the centre of this's boy's town.
Life is so complicated it has so many question we never will be able to answer them all, so why bother reading this Blog if not even I will be able to give you the answers you look for. The answer seems to be simple: "Not because we cannot answer everything should we stop thinking" .
The secret of a meaningfull life is to continue asking questions, to continue thinking and continue bringing change forwards in society. Conformism, although seemingly easy, is NOT the answer. So... you may ask yourself who I am.
Well, I think it's time to introduce myself. I am just another being who is roaming this earth in seek of happinness. With my very young 19 years in age I've probably witnessed more than many people in their whole life in this earth and this has taught me many things, the most important being, that I barely know anything about anything, but one thing I know, it that for many, the ultimate goal in life is happinness. This ideology brings many things in perspective.
For instance, I have come to relegate political ideology to one of least importance in the fulfillment of our most basic fundamental needs and wants. Because right now, if we don't protect our environment, we might not even have a world in which we can be politicaly active in the future. That beatiful town in the picture above used to be once a paradise for people with allergies, for people seeking a more peaceful life and a more traditional lifestyle. Nowadays it has become one of South America's most polluted and congested cities. I mean Arequipa, which once had a deep blue sky and starlit night can now brag of an economic growth which is among the highest in the continent, a growth which has brought with it an oversupply of polluting vehicles like taxis and minibusses, 5 malls and the general deterioration of the health and lifestyle of its inhabitants. Due to global warming, the vulcano which oversees the city has almost lost all of its snowcape. There is no more snow in its top during summer, unlike 5 or 10 years ago, when I was still a child. Its farms, its river and its title as world heritage are at stake, and unless we act soon by reducing our extreme consumist trends, what was once a beatiful city might be lost forever.