Joseph Moukarzel

baldati.com
Beirut, Lebanon

About Joseph

Languages

Arabic, English, French

Universities

Lebanese University

Comments & conversations

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Joseph Moukarzel
Posted 6 months ago
What is behind competition? Does competition influence the behavior of people in a negative way?
If there is no competition, how can you tell that a certain activity or product is done in the right way? If im doing something that no one else besides me in the world is doing, I can easily claim that im doing it in the only right and best way. I could be right, however there is a big chance that someone else might do it way better than me. Competition is comparison, and comparison to others makes you feel cheerful or down, depending on the result, If I feel cheerful, I will surely work to keep my feeling and position, thus evolve and gain expertise, However, if im down, this will create ambition or frustration, either way, one will work in the hope of becoming the best or reach high positions, thus evolve and gain expertise. Same result, same behavior of looking forward, competition have surely a positive effect on us, by refusing a monotonous life, and letting place to discovery, learning from mistakes and evolution, and this is the essence of life.
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Joseph Moukarzel
Posted 7 months ago
What would make a wonderful sustainable tourism destination?
No, I'm a Landscape Engineer, but I'm currently working on a project involved in sustainable tourism, that's why I'm gathering info and brainstorming because it's my job to analyse and select destinations with interesting cultural elements. Will make sure to send you a link as soon as the website is ready.
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Joseph Moukarzel
Posted 7 months ago
What would make a wonderful sustainable tourism destination?
I was on a wine tour with an NGO called "Baldati", im a member of this NGO and we constantly do tours and hiking events throughout Lebanon. Although Taanayel farms have nothing to do with wine, but its located in the Bekaa valley, which is well known for wine making. and by the way, im very enamored for wine...
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Joseph Moukarzel
Posted 7 months ago
Suzanne Talhouk: Don't kill your language
The problem is not in being multilingual, the problem is that we constantly and abusively mix three languages in a normal conversation. For example we greet each other in a sentence that contains three languages! is it right? wouldn't be better if we stick to only one language, disregarding the one we choose? I am proud that i speak and write fluently in three languages, and i think that the Lebanese education is of great quality, however, i also think that using this hybrid "Lebofrenglish" language is diminishing to the true and authentic Lebanese language, its unfortunately losing slowly its identity.
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Joseph Moukarzel
Posted 7 months ago
What is art? And why should we care what it is?
I really like what you said that schools does not teach art, they teach the delivery of it. You are absolutely right, however, don't you think that following this way of teaching might have a negative effect, resulting in having an homogenous generation of students, where the majority are doing everything the same way? From a personal experience: I would like to add that I'm a guitar player, I used to pick up my guitar and try to compose little pieces of music, if it sounds good to me I play it if not I drop it, whats fascinating is that I created some really nice songs! back then I didn't know any music theory, what I was composing really came from the heart, but since I decided to learn some theory, my creativity dropped, I now use defined scales to make music such as the pentatonic scale, the music still sounds good, but its music that everyone can do, unlike the personal music I first composed.
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Joseph Moukarzel
Posted 7 months ago
What is art? And why should we care what it is?
The problem with art is that it's being taught to us only under the image and form of masterpieces. Our educational system shows us what the greats have done such as Beethoven in music, Da vinci in painting, and Marlon brando in acting, etc...and values and assesses our artistic side compared to them... Art cannot be taught or compared, it's a constant evolution and the honest expression of the soul and the mind, unfortunately, our schools have failed to understand this, thus they killed creativity.