Elmer Tollinchi

Small business owner- Phillosopher/Entertainer
Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico

About Elmer

Languages

English, Spanish

Areas of Expertise

Philosophy, Language education - Englis, Languages, Karate, Conflict Resolution, Photography, Performing Arts, Acting

I'm passionate about

Right now, all I can express is that I have studied and tried many things at many of the lobbies of life. Nothing has ever given me any more pleasure and self value than helping to help make change.

Comments & conversations

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Elmer Tollinchi
Posted over 4 years ago
How can creativity and chronic depression coexist?
That is a very interesting way of viewing depression Anna. I'm not sure I want mine cured anymore as much as i would rather have it managed instead. :) I do agree with you in that one does focuse more in one self when one is depressed and that in turn does cause one's mind to comme up with a bevy of stories, images and all sorts of original ideas that would have value (to quote Sir Ken Robbinson) How ever my problem (and I'm sure I'm not alone here) is that while being deppressed does triger a world of ideas in my head the very same depressed state keeps me from actually lifting a pen or keyboard or even a phone to get assistance in bringing that idea to life. That in turn causes a whole effect of guilt and just makes matters worse. Truth be told in the end the idea is ussually rescued but it takes a lot longer than i guess it would take someone feeling with more drive to take action into its ideas. if any of you get what im saying feel free to dispense your srategies on how to manage it better. Take care Anna. Good day to all.
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Elmer Tollinchi
Posted over 4 years ago
The modern rebirth of Aristotle's ideas.
Phillosophy in general has never been as urgent as today Adan. We need to get everybody's wheels turning. First of among many things that can be done in this endeavor we need to rescue our ethical, wise heroes. Here at home there has been a huge growing trend of what i have come to call "Idiot-latry" the people or characters that are constantly been waved and celebrated in front of eveyone are done so in terms of how agreessive they are, how much money they have and yes how stupid they can be even. No one is celebrated for their values, wisdome, insight or creativity. That brings one problem through a distorted logic it is implied that inturn wise people are not popular, loners, rejected individuals whom no one wants to associate with much less try to emulate. We need to rescue our wise heroes and use our creativity to depict them in ways that are appealing. But there lies the rub, phillosophers are so used to be looked at as wise looners that they in turn aid to create that distance between themselves and society. Just step into a phillosophy class and you will see it. Fortunaletly this ctrend is starting chage in campus but we need it to change everywhere. Writers, filmmakers, producers and (God forbid) TV execs. need to start using the same strageties that have so successfully been used to sell cars and clothes to bring our Wise heroes back into the media landscape. it would be a start.
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Elmer Tollinchi
Posted about 5 years ago
Michael Sandel: The lost art of democratic debate
I would suppose that a if God who created everything shared our homophobia with the same pasion some of us humans do such a distinctive clause would have been added to the many "love thy neighbor" instances provided in the world bilbles. Or at least it should had made it to one of the ten commandments. i mean if it was so important shouldnt it had made it atleast to the "top ten" list of things you must obey? When ever religion couldnt answer any question i had i would always get this response everywhere i went. "God has a divine plan" and the all time famous "God works in mysterious ways". Well if God has a divine plan that is naturally mysterious then i supouse that at least God fearing religious people are not expected to understand it just simply to follow it. So with that in mind i suggest to all of my God fearing brothers and sisters to simply understand that judging isnt in our job description. just go forth, dont steal, kill, cheat and always do love thy neighbor.Flute dear?
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Elmer Tollinchi
Posted about 5 years ago
Michael Sandel: The lost art of democratic debate
Of course Tere when you say "the way he created us" i hope you remember that from a creator's perspective a God that is in fact the Alpha and Omega must also be responsible for the creation of homosexual behavior. If the concept of the non-natural excludes completley what in fact is natural then i presume we cannot conclude that there isn't a particle of God's nature which is not natural in and of itself. simply put one cannot give what one does not have. so if God created nature then it is imposible for nature to create anything that would be considered "non-natural'. in other words if it exists in this universe is natural. I often find trouble understanding why is it so difficult for some God fearing, religious people to simply stop judging Gods divine plan and go forth we the human job description of being religious which practically boils down to: "love thy neighbor' (Notice: love thy neighbor vs love thy heterosexual neighbor)