A too risky game #EndPoverty

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Virginia Barchiesi
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Each and every human being has aspires for the better, and this is the very peculiar quality that makes us be different from animals. This intrinsic nobility, also known as human dignity, that characterizes us all is what pushes us forward, towards doing better.I bet that you, reading this post (yes you!) are asking why should I ever clarify something so obvious. I’m afraid to say that for some world citizens such aspiration is much more of a forbidden dream than a reality.Let me explain by quot...


Have we ceased to be welcoming to migrants and refugees?

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Virginia Barchiesi
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I’m Italian and in the past few months I’ve been rather proud of the way my country was welcoming refugees and migrants whose journeys in the hands of smugglers ended in proximity of the Sicilian coast.However recently our welcome seems to have decreased, along with the European Union’s agreement with Turkey to prevent refugees and migrants from entering the EU.Moreover, some politicians are addressing this issue, not by explaining to the people the desperate conditions of those escaping from wa...


The long journey

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Virginia Barchiesi
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Let's stop, pause, and think of the people whose lives have to become a long journey throughout unknown lands, political events, and deaths.People peacefully armed with resilience, hope, and some goods, witnessing their past lives: pictures of their sons taking their first steps, or daughters on the day of their marriage; a Nazir Kabbani poetry book; an old CD with the songs of Fayruz; a bunch of old blankets; and maybe some dollars to buy food any other day during the march.In this humanity too...


On Peace and Gardens

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Virginia Barchiesi
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Looking for that misused, misunderstood word in the dictionary I felt like I was looking for a new way to conceive our modern world. The signification on the Oxford dictionary for the word peace sounds like obvious perhaps: Peace: A state or period in which there is no war or a war has ended.No wars, tranquility, happiness, prosperity, employment, education, culture, all these words came to my mind as a definition of peace.Today, living in a world that seems unable to make peace we’d add other w...


A Cow, a Lemon Tree, and a Little School

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Virginia Barchiesi
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I was born into a privileged environment. Into a wealthy family, in an area of Italy where, despite global issues, poverty only exists in the form of essays to be read at school. Sensitivity for people who suffer is left to the church or humanitarian organizations so that even though people here probably know that places like the Za’atari camp (in Jordan) exist, they are not a concern of their everyday lives.Luckily I was born into a very open-minded family, in which I was able to discover the i...


A decalogue for aspiring world changers (Refugee Day edition)

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Virginia Barchiesi
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I think that all of you, people reading this post, want to change the world.It’s our human inner-sensitiveness. When we don’t like things we can both criticize them and wait for others to change them, or act for a change.Personally, I have a dream and this dream is about all of us. My dream is that one day my generation, the so-called “Millennials” will change the world and exploit our potential which is as immense as it hopefully could be.The people coming after us shouldn’t worry about the hol...


Love

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Virginia Barchiesi
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Dear Love,Maybe you’re actually asking why I thought to send a letter to you.I don’t think you’re used to receiving letters, however, you are receiving one now.I decided to write to you because I need to send a prayer to you. Yes, that’s my intention.Oh dear, please read carefully what I’m about to put down, please, be compassionate and show your infinite power.I’m addressing this prayer to you because you are the only entity that is possibly present in each and every life.You are the deep bond...


A letter about refugees

Posted no picture Virginia Barchiesi , Student and UNICEF volunteer

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Virginia Barchiesi
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Dear world leaders,In the English dictionary, under the word ‘refugee’, you’ll find this signification: “a refugee is a person who has escaped from his own country for political, religious, or economic reasons, or because of a war.”I’d like to focus my attention on a single word and look for its signification in the dictionary as well: “person: a human, a man, a woman or a child.”Every single of us in this life shares moments, laughs, dreams with people: it is part of our nature to be ‘social an...


The umpteenth try to learn how to live

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Virginia Barchiesi
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Once upon a time, in a castle surrounded by a very deep wood, a princess was living her life between her courtiers.She spent her day mostly doing nothing because in that castle there wasn’t anything to do.No books to read, no music to play, no dreams, no paintings, no trips through the woods around the castle, no interest in anything, only the appearance of a fake life made of social relations between equals.Now is this a life worth living? Is this the accomplishment of the purpose of a life?We...


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    Italian High school student, Blogger, UNICEF volunteer, TEDxyouth speaker, WYA advocate. In love with humans and books.


    Member since February 5, 2017


    Age 15 • 9 Posts