by Paulo Coelho on December 30, 2012
“Humanity will have to be more responsible and less destructive”
The writer says that 2013 is time for people to assume responsibility for their actions and learn to understand other cultures in the name of world peace Luis Antonio Giron
In 2011, the writer Paulo Coelho suffered a clogged heart arteries that launched the boundary between life and death and encouraged him to rethink his entire career of the author of hits. “The tough times teach us to live better,” said EPOCH his home in Geneva, Switzerland. Today, at age 64, less traveling and more concerned with quality of life, he finds time to meditate, plan a novel to be released in 2013 and making predictions. In this interview, talks about the future of Brazil and the world. According to him, the watchword for the months to come is “responsibility”.
1 – SEASON – What feeling do you recommend to mankind for the coming months?
Paulo Coelho – The feeling of responsibility. Humanity will have to be more responsible and less destructive. The social community allows anyone to have a voice that will be heard. You need to leverage this to make themselves heard. It is the opposite of what happens today in the comment boxes of news. Instead of realizing that they are responsible for what they say they are dedicated to criticizing anything and person in a violent and indiscriminate. This is what one calls “trol” in the jargon of the internet. Make your voice heard with responsibility, not as a joke. More responsibility and less “Trolling”!
2 – SEASON – What inspiring place to wander or do you recommend for 2013?
Rabbit – Peregrine by your heart. He is inspiring. People are attending a very logical and leaving aside the feeling. The heart has a box of tools you will need in 2013. There, you see the intuition and the ability to react quickly without thinking too much. With that, I will not be irrational. I refer to the heart as a metaphor, not as a body. The language of the heart will become increasingly important. Using your heart, you are returned to the state of child. Without the ingenuity of the child. This will give you conditions to be creative for the challenges of the year. Will you adapt to the world crisis, how to handle new languages. The heart may not be practical, but it is wise. Get to know the inside of your soul. And so it is in the middle of the storm, with thunder and lightning around you, and feel good. You are a stranger, and his potential is greater than you know. Touring the soul, you will be happy with what you find. People fear confrontation. In autumn, the leaves play among themselves who would not fall, but to no avail: they will fall. Peace is a utopia is associated with the idea of the absence of conflict. Accept conflict, give welcome them and touch forward, because that is part of the human condition.
3 – SEASON – What are the biggest obstacles to personal growth human in 2013?
Coelho – The comfort zone is the worst obstacle. You create this zone thinking that has control over everything. Now this is a complete illusion. The moment you think everything is fine around you, that’s where the danger lies. I’m standing here, but I do not feel calm. Chase activity, avoiding the belief in control. I learned this in two situations. The first was in 1974 when I found the king of the world, because they had just released the song “Gita”, with Raul Seixas. It was when I was imprisoned, disappeared – and then my world collapsed. The second was in 1979. It was a record company executive, thought he knew where he was going. I switched to CBS and Polygram then I got fired. I could no longer find work. It was a blessing. But when you suffer. You have no control over anything.
4 – SEASON – What spiritual power or skill you want to develop in the coming year?
Rabbit – I want to do something that I’m not sure if I can: learn Arabic and Hebrew. I believe that in the case of languages in conflict, as those two, who knows the words “not being mistranslated”? When Luther translated the Bible and it became the basis of the German language, demonstrated that the Latin words were inaccurate. The language needs of accuracy. If you understand the language, is to better understand people who speak those languages. I would like to maintain a dialogue between these two languages. Languages are mystical. The Hebrew mysticism of the Kabbalah and Arabic poetry with the Corão.Quem know I can not bring these two universes?
5 – SEASON – The year 2012 was marked by the rise of erotic literature for women. Do you think the trend will continue? What are the consequences of this type of literature paraas women?
Rabbit – I see it as a positive thing. If people like Erika (James Leonard, author of the trilogy erotic Fifty shades of gray) sells so many books, because it touched a sensitive vein that was hidden. This kind of literature is liberating. The ratio of people about sex is still locked. My generation experienced sex as free. Then there was a tremendous setback. It is time for people to rethink sexuality.
6 - SEASON – The literature will continue to contribute to the improvement of people or lose ground to technology?
Rabbit – Literature live a radical transformation, because of the people. The first is language. There is more space to write their peers. That is losing relevance. The literature is benefiting from the quest for simplicity. The blogger is educated to concentrate on the essence of what we write. It is this transformation in literature. It becomes important, but not as we know it today. Literature needs of style, content and a platform. The literature is changing at all three levels. As a writer, I have to adapt to the new language. My literature has always followed the principle of objectivity that avoids superficiality, without losing the poetry. Writing by social networks is to literature. Nowadays, literature, like everything else, is migrating to the screen of cell phones. The literature will be read over the phone.
7 – SEASON – The Brazilian supporter faces two international events hosted in the country: the Confederations Cup in 2013 and the World Cup in 2014. Let’s win?
Rabbit – My hope is that Brazil give the show he will. I have no doubt that we will win. The London Olympics has been criticized, but was responsible for the country’s recovery. I hope to learn from the mistakes of others.
8 – SEASON – Brazilians are getting richer. The wealth will bring us happiness?
Coelho – Brazil got rid of the inferiority complex. We have taken a giant step. Before, the Brazilian beat his breast and said he was proud, but deep down, admired other cultures. Now he is Brazilian, is glad to be Brazilian, because your voice is heard. The Brazilian is conquering a full life. Took!
9 – SEASON – We wiser or more superficial?
Rabbit – I do not know. If we choose sides combine masculine with feminine, intuition and strength, we will be wiser. But it is impossible to know for sure. We are being dragged into the sea of banality. When you suffer from information overload, the trend is back to simplicity. Chatting at the bar or in the square was the origin of philosophy in the agora of Athens. The saturation makes us want to go back to simple. And technology that contributes back. Although it may appear a contradiction, technology helps us get back to the fundamentals, the choice of information sources. If before, felt the fascination with the internet, we now live in a time of selection and concentration information. Digging deeper, you just simplifying. And simplicity let us wiser.
10 – SEASON – Where will the winds of change vL ^ political and cultural to the world, if there will be changes?
Rabbit-Technology is changing everything. People are passive or active in a wrong way. They “Trolling”, because they think they are helping, but they are doing nothing.
11 – SEASON – You see a world united by an ideology, as John Lennon in the song “Imagine”?
Bunny-No. It is the opposite of John Lennon. I believe in a world where differences are respected. We are moving to a world of minorities. Economic globalization dissolved the boundaries. This brings us back to the tribal condition, with technology as an aid. The minorities must be respected.
12 – SEASON – We should fear religious intolerance?
Coelho – The big problem of this millennium is that it points to religious intolerance. People, for lack of faith, must prove to themselves that they have faith. The agendas are determined by religious agendas.
13 – SEASON – What question would you respond if a reporter’s future appeared in front?
Rabbit – I would like to answer a single question: “You lived with dignity?” would wait to respond to a reporter with a resounding “yes! “.