Month: August 2019

Selfishness, intolerance, mistrust, a desire to benefit at the expense of others – in short, generalized ignorance – creates the conditions that promote the eruption of violence. In this regard, countless families are in a state of disintegration, veiled animosity, open fights, physical violence, insults, provocations, and psychological and physical abuse. Emotional learning, the development […]

Teresa – Linear thinking on the complexity of the phenomena founded theories such as the positivism of Augusto Comte who did not value subjectivity and human imagination. How do you see the relationship of linear thinking with the production of violence? João Roberto– Subjectivity and imagination are the basis of everything. From subjectivity and imagination […]

The World Health Organization presents the issue of violence as the main problem of public health in the world. It provides in its reports very important information to understand the reality of violence on the planet. It highlights the information, obtained through the systematic research in several countries, that pockets of material poverty favor the […]

Teresa – What are the roots of violence? João Roberto – Whentalking about the roots of violence, we should observe the complexity of the movements of our mind, which houses our thoughts and emotions. Our daily life is marked by emotional movements and we can easily distinguish two well-known feelings. The first is that of […]

Violence is ever present now in our daily life. There are people injuring, killing, stealing, and inflicting pain and suffering on others. It is necessary to intervene in order to inhibit and to isolate the violent agent and to prevent the destructive action from expanding. Therefore, repression is legitimate when performed within the legal parameters […]

Teresa – What is the importance of Mahatma Gandhi in the context of the construction of peace? João Roberto – Mahatma Gandhi believed in simple things like love your neighbor as you love yourself, which is a proverb responsible for significant changes in the human trajectory. The history of the independence of India, which lived […]

For a better comprehension of this psychological phenomenon of the imbalance between satisfactions and frustrations, we can imagine a possible story in the human condition and also found in every social group. A young person with a personal, family, and socially difficult background, of physical and psychological pain and suffering, becomes pregnant. Due to her […]

Jean-Paul Sartre – Existentialism Teresa – Considering the human condition, peaceful behavior and violent behavior are observed. Can it be argued that there are some humans beings predisposed to good and others to evil? João Roberto – Let us reflect on the human condition. From the point of view of science, man is simultaneously a […]

This is a question that asks for more reflection and comprehension: where does violence in humans come from? It is opportune, a priori, to understand better the concept of violence. The World Health Organization defines it as: “the intentional use of physical force or power, threatened or actual, against oneself, another person, or against a […]

It is well-known that a long time ago you developed the work of Education for Peace, which is one of the pioneering actions worldwide in the creation of pedagogical material for Social Emotional Learning (SEL). What supported you in your struggle?

The development of the social emotional skills is the safe response to confront the challenge of conquering the subjective well-being. There are children, young persons, and adults, who are unable to concentrate in the learning processes in schools or in their everyday lives. They are impregnated with uncomfortable emotions such as anger, jealousy, fear, guilt, […]

When looking at the past, scientists, historians, and philosophers ascertain that the human condition has included substantial pain. Significant suffering in the past was as a result of the basic aspects for survival, particularly hunger, plagues, and wars. In ancient times, in the Middle Ages, and even until fairly recently, hunger has been a great […]

There is a reality of general frustration due to the lack of comprehension of the most profound and important meanings of our existence. We do not know the path of subjective well-being. Without this comprehension, we step back, we hide, and we dive into mere erudition and technique. Disappointed, and sometimes pessimistic and bitter, we […]

In the light of the inexorable technological revolution, the algorithms, and the artificial intelligence, the machines and the robots will be faster and more accurate than humans. Although alarming, we have to admit that most of the manual and repetitive work will be replaced by super intelligent machines. Faced with this reality, the emphasis given […]

In order to understand the challenges of the education of the future, it is necessary to consider the complexity of the present moment and to highlight the pressures of the changes never seen by humans. We are experiencing unprecedented revolutions. The speed of change is so great that today we do not know how the […]

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