Mediterranean humanism. Territory, participation, and care.

Twenty-first-century humanism is often associated with a radical transition. A humanism that is increasingly hyper-connected, a humanism aimed at progress, a humanism increasingly able to contaminate itself with innovation and the digital. A trans-humanism or post-humanism thatrisks, if unmoderated, weakening and suffocating what makes the sense of humanity unique.

From the words we speak, too often used to divide rather than unite, to complain rather than appreciate, to deceive rather than reveal truth.

From the lives we lead, distracted and hectic, dangerously fraying the threads of the social and human fabric.

From the choices we make, superficial and too often individual-centric, that detach us from those ancestral and natural rhythms that instead remind us how incredibly interconnected everything is.

In order to break that vicious cycle of collective degradation, which reverberates in the human dimension as much as in the economic and social dimension, we need to rediscover the path of presence, the “here and now,” a path that leads us to experience and enjoy deeply (even before sharing) places, people, relationships, territory, and food. We must re-educate ourselves to look for and see the beauty that is present in every corner of the world, but increasingly hidden from our eyes. The beauty of simple gestures, such as a caress or a hug, the beauty of a sunrise or a sunset, the beauty of thoughtful and kind words, all fundamental ingredients for integral regeneration.

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