I just noticed that I forgot about this page and since I felt the need to explain the moniker to my English speaking readers this is an excellent opportunity to remedy my carelessness.
“Nicichiarasa” means ‘don’t push it too hard’ or ‘you’ve already stretched it to the limit’
The general idea is that I got fed up with the fate of some concepts: they have been misinterpreted so far from their original meaning as to become unrecognizable.
Another thing that baffles me is there are a lot of people who smell there is something rotten in Denmark yet almost no one sneezes. I recognize my thoughts about how crooked this world has become almost everywhere yet very few people speak up clearly.
Not that I can compare myself with Copernicus but there might be something similar here. He didn’t come up with anything really original – the Ancient Greeks, among others, already knew that the Earth was round – but he had the guts to say it out loud. And he had found a way to do this without generating any conflict.
In my opinion solving a problem is infinitely more important than finding the actual person who might have caused it. Understanding what has happened and preventing it from happening again is one thing while making ‘retribution’ the goal of one’s life seems to be a wasteful use of time and resources.

In brief, what I try to accomplish by articulating my thoughts is to remind you, my readers, what thinking with our own heads really means. Besides questioning every order given to us and suggestion ‘happening’ to fly in our direction.
Thinking with our own heads also means constantly evaluating how we got here and which is the way forward.

After all, ‘our own heads’ are nothing but tools. Like a hammer or any other thing we use in order to accomplish a task. A hammer is very useful when working with nails while ‘mind’ is very useful when dealing with ideas.
And, in both cases – hammer and mind, we put them to use according to what we know about how they work. According to our education. According to our learned skills and ingrained values.

‘What have values to do with hammers?!?’

Would you use a hammer to assault anybody?

Why?
Simply because it’s against the rule? Against the rule of law?
Or you have already learned, by yourself, that assaulting your peers is the sure-fire way to destroy the very fabric of your community?

If you’re not going to use a hammer as an assault weapon, no matter what, then how about using a mind to gain a measure of control over other people’s minds?

Would that be safe? Sustainable, even?

After all, that’s why all authoritarian regimes have eventually failed.
Because no mind is comprehensive nor smart enough to make do with an inflexible ‘ideology’.
Because no mind is comprehensive, nor smart enough, to be able to adapt itself to an ever-changing environment while using a rigid set of ‘what to do’ rules. Of unchallenged traditions.
Because an ‘order’ coming from our ancestors remains an order.
Which needs to be challenged before, if ever, being put into practice.

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