Leo Genazzano

Padova, Italy

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Leo Genazzano
Posted over 1 year ago
Stephen Cave: The 4 stories we tell ourselves about death
I see your point here, and why you obviously said such a thing. However, in the end our lives matter more than lives before or after we take our first or last breath. WWII is an interesting 'story', and one you can and must learn a lot from. But while it seems the speaker tells us to almost ignore other "stories", what he really means is to control what we have in our hands and worry less about the past or future we cannot. If you live responsibly and well, it practically ensures those near you will learn from you and do the same.
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Leo Genazzano
Posted almost 2 years ago
WHAT was the most startling paradigm shift you ever had?
Dear TEDies, Whoa! So many deep and heartfelt comments. Thank you for sharing a bit of your soul. Small example of PS: A man is sitting on a plane while flying to Toronto. Every ten seconds he hears a shrill laugh and his seat jumps forward as the girl behind him kicks his seat. After five minutes of silent fuming at the girl and her father, who has barely tried to quiet her, he turns around to scold the girl once and for all. To his surprise he sees the girl has Down Syndrome and kicks his seat involuntarily every moment or so. He closes his mouth and his eyebrows soften. His perspective changes completely. He just experienced a paradigm shift.
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Leo Genazzano
Posted about 2 years ago
TED should one day, in some way, be involved in politics.
No. No No No. No. No . No No No No No.No. No No No. No. No . No No No No No. What? Why? TED is an organisation. It is run by those vague smiley people who we sometimes see at the end of talks. I think. Is it? There is too much uncertainty regarding what TED is. All we know for sure is that someone chooses very intelligent people to give talks to very rich people, and then shares those talks with very grateful people on the Web. Which of the people in the previous sentence are "TED" ? The core idea behind TED is truth, and while politics can be a very clear and direct business, it is currently sterile from outside "dirty" influences and I honestly believe it should stay that way. All political parties are bias- that is the point of having a point of view. The truth, however, is not bias. That is why TED and politics should not mix.
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Leo Genazzano
Posted about 2 years ago
In appreciation of Lesley Hazleton
Dear Dear TEDies, Thank you taking the time to write a reply. However, I would like to point out two things: 1) Try not to hate too much here. We have enough hate and anger swilling around outside. 2) Edward Long gets a bonus point! "(to) proudly wear the label". Good job Edward! Your split infinitives are cool.
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Leo Genazzano
Posted about 2 years ago
In appreciation of Lesley Hazleton
An example from Dr. Wik E. Pedia: "The use of the term was advanced by British philosopher Antony Flew: Imagine Hamish McDonald, a Scotsman, sitting down with his Glasgow Morning Herald and seeing an article about how the "Brighton Sex Maniac Strikes Again". Hamish is shocked and declares that "No Scotsman would do such a thing". The next day he sits down to read his Glasgow Morning Herald again; and, this time, finds an article about an Aberdeen man whose brutal actions make the Brighton sex maniac seem almost gentlemanly. This fact shows that Hamish was wrong in his opinion but is he going to admit this? Not likely. This time he says, "No true Scotsman would do such a thing".[2] When the statement "all A are B" is qualified like this to exclude those A which are not B, this is a form of begging the question; the conclusion is assumed by the definition of "true A"." Isn't Anthony Flew a terrific name?
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Leo Genazzano
Posted about 2 years ago
Lesley Hazleton: The doubt essential to faith
Interesting last 2 sentences. however you can hardly blame her for making herself sound "certain". She was trying to convince people that her view was the correct one. personally i think she explains the "faithful agnostic" part clearly in the second half.
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Leo Genazzano
Posted over 2 years ago
How can wisdom be gained?
YO! Cool answers. Oh, and by the way, dear TEDies, whenever answering to the challenge please write "Challenge : " before the answer. Teedle-dee