The Codex of Uncertainty Transposed

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January 6, 2018

The Codex of Uncertainty Transposed – Part 1 – Venezuela

The Crib of Uncertainty – Veronica Cordido

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Fragmento:

¿Have you ever taken something for granted just to see it disappear right in front of your eyes? ¿Have you given a kiss you didn’t know was the last or kept a smile to yourself you wish you had given back? ¿Have you ever seen amor turn to hate or hate turn to amor or sworn you’ll love forever only to be forced to break two hearts at once? ¿Did you think of today, right at the start, and did it turn out exactly the way you thought it was going to?

January 13, 2018:

The Codex of Uncertainty Transposed – Part 2 – Mexico

The Knife of Uncertainty – Gabriela Lozano

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Fragmento:

But ¿what happens when you have a low tolerance for uncertainty, and you don’t find positive ways to deal with it? ¿What happens when the media spreads information that people are unable to process, keeping the masses in a state of incertidumbre perpetua?

January 20, 2018:

The Codex of Uncertainty Transposed – Part 3 – España

The Fear of Not Knowing – Jonay Quintero

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January 27, 2018

The Codex of Uncertainty Transposed – Part 4 – Egypt

Uncertainty in Personal Life – Ahmed Samir

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Fragmento:

Our lives are teeming with uncertainties, whether in the field of professional work, raising children, social relations or elsewhere. The difficulty with uncertainty is that we do not know in advance what circumstances might occur when choosing an alternative, that is, we have no information about the likely possibilities for each alternative. In other words, the available information is minimal, making any prediction of the best results very challenging.

February 3, 2018

The Codex of Uncertainty Transposed – Part 5 – France

Uncertainty Is All There Is – Abdennour Goumiri

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Fragmento:

Europe occidentale has been the theater of a massive exodus of people following the conflicts that erupted in Maghreb (Libye, Tunisie) and the Middle East (Syrie et Irak). Waves of migrants have crossed Turkey and Eastern Europe in search of the promised land, l’Europe. Many have ended up in France applying for asylum. In the countries located south and east de la Méditerranée, many of us think of France as an ideal world, a sort of a sacred land where people ruined by wars and misery journey to find peace at last and regain faith in life. It is perceived to be a refuge where unfortunate people from all over the developing world take shelter and enjoy at last “Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité.”

February 10, 2018

The Codex of Uncertainty Transposed – Part 6 – Cuba

Crossing the Uncertain Path of Life by Marilin Guerrero

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Fragmento:

Trying to predict el futuro is like sailing the ocean with no compass to guide our ship. We are surrounded by nothing but water and darkness and still we hope there’s land and light somewhere in the world. Inevitably, there are momentos in our lives when we are just sailors following la dirección of the wind, with no specific harbor to dock in but seeking un destino nonetheless. We spend days, months, and years sailing around, thinking carefully about every step we have taken in the past and what our future steps will be.

February 17, 2018

The Codex of Uncertainty Transposed – Part 7 – Peru

Worried Workers by Martha Corzo Castañeda

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Fragmento:

In recent decades, many women who are now looking for a job were hired for a position when they were young and did not have babies. However, afterwards, many of them became pregnant. First, they had one, after a relatively short time they had another, and some of them, in an unguarded moment, had a third. Consequently, they had to decide which activity they would prefer, and, if they chose to bet on the “mother” work, the sad consequence was that they lost their job.

February 24, 2018

The Codex of Uncertainty Transposed – Part 8 – Greece

Aβεβαιότητα: The Enemy of Romantic Relationships by Electra P.

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Fragmento:

Romance, passion, commitment, love… whatever name we give them, intimate personal relationships are extremely important to most of us. They are precious. Many of you reading this text right now are probably thinking about that special person who makes you smile and your world go round.

March 3, 2018

The Codex of Uncertainty Transposed – Part 9 – Turkey

Uncertain Waters by S.A. Dastan

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Fragmento:

You have no idea that your complacency is based on an arrogance which the Titanic operators once had. Not long after your last flight travel, things start to change at an unprecedented pace in Turkey. A political confrontation drags the country from its secure port into the belirsiz waters of single strongman’s rule. Every day you hear about people from all parts of society being accused of terror. The strain leads to a foiled coup attempt, which further strengthens the one-man rule. The official gazette starts to publish the names of public officers that the government claims to be affiliated with terror. In each announcement by the official gazette, people rush to the website to check if their name is on the list as well.

And one night, while checking the table of so-called terror-affiliated people, you find your name along with tens of thousands of others. It is just a name in a long excel table – one single name among more than a hundred thousand people. But for you, this is the end of the life you have known so far. You lose your job and are prevented from getting a new one. You can’t benefit from general insurance. Your passport is canceled, and you are not given a new one. You are a social pariah, and people try to avoid having any contact with you.

March 10, 2018

The Codex of Uncertainty Transposed – Part 10 – Syria

So You Say You Want A Revolution by Rahaf Konbaz

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Fragmento:

Seven years ago, it was 6:00 am in the morning. The city was still sleeping. We took to the street. My mind was filled with these naive ideas I read from books and heard from intellectuals: We were putting things on the right track. We were writing our own destiny, we could make it to the other side of the river like all those other people on the planet. The plan was simply this: Move to the streets, occupy all the main squares, stay patient – some might be killed – stay strong – some would be detained… Eventually we were going to live happily ever after. We carried out every part of this plan, but the final scene did not unfold as we planned.

I ask myself over and over: What happened? Why couldn’t we make it to the other side of the river? I do not know and have decided to call myself “Ms. I-do-not-know.” If anyone asks me any question these days, I just reply: I do not know. Seriously, do you really buy this illusion that you know anything in this world? I know that you tidy your pillow every night and sleep on this fact. Sweet dreams. But you know nothing.

March 17, 2018

The Codex of Uncertainty Transposed – Part 11 – Slovakia

Uncertainty in the Abstract by Tweeney Cooleridge

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Fragmento:

Certainty may be a cause for disdain, and uncertainty the promise of hope. After all, I’d rather live for the chance of reward than the certainty of punishment.

March 24, 2018

The Codex of Uncertainty Transposed – Part 12 – Uruguay

Compromise by Andrea da Silva Escandell

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Fragmento:

As far as I can see, this very tangled situación brings us that same sense of uncertainty. Everything seems to be entirely out of control. No simple solution appears to help.

Perhaps, this problema social multifacético we are all living through needs a complex solution that can be summarized in one word: compromise. Compromise by society as a whole.

Compromiso by individuals who should stop pointing and blaming others and try to assume their role of protecting children and helping them whenever they have the chance: in the street, on the autobús, at school, in the parque, every day, everywhere, all the time.

Compromiso by teachers who are in touch with children y adolescentes who need support from adults and cannot count on their parents, so they can picture a better life for themselves.

Compromiso by the government: feeding those kids, giving them una buena educación en la escuela, but mainly drafting laws that protect their human rights, returning their right to dream, to have hope en el futuro and to plan their destiny on their own.

Uncertainty will be the state of mind in my country as long as things remain unchanged. And since we are all parte de la sociedad, we are all part of the problem, but we should also be able to see that each of us plays an essential role in finding la solución.

March 31, 2018

The Codex of Uncertainty Transposed – Part 13 – Italia and UK

Incerto or Flexible by Mary Ranaldo

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Fragmento:

L’incertezza of keeping a job, even if it is underpaid or stressante, also causes collateral damage like increasing problemi di salute, above all depression, or the spread of other negative feelings such as rabbia, fear, and frustrazione. Young Italiani are the angriest because they are placed at the greatest disadvantage of all gruppi sociali. The failure of our governo is the failure to understand that work gives dignity to human existence, it gives individuals the possibility to be relatively free. The incertezza of work leads to incertezza in life.

April 7, 2018

The Codex of Uncertainty Transposed – Part 14 – Spain

An Uncertain Democracy by Mavi Romano

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Fragmento:

It is evident that democracy does not only consist in the formal organization of political elections every four years. As a state with tremendous cultural diversity, the basic democratic principles of popular sovereignty and integration of minorities should be permanently respected in Spain. The political crisis and the disruption of European funds supplied by the European Central Bank in the forthcoming months may induce a larger part of society to embrace the need for a new constituent process conducive to restoring Spanish popular sovereignty. This could make it possible to get corruption under control and pass legislation favorable to economic decentralization and the development of sectors such as renewable energy, ecological restoration, natural resources and water management, sustainable food production and rural tourism. In the hands of corrupt politicians, these sectors are regarded as markets that only benefit a few people.

April 14, 2018

The Codex of Uncertainty Transposed – Part 15 – Serbia

Lacking Uncertainty in Political Culture of Serbia by Vuka

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Fragmento:

Over the past 20 years Serbia has been one of the countries with the highest number of early elections in this millennium. Maybe we will end up in the Guinness Book of World Records. There’s a sense of urgency heating up the Politics of the Motherland’s System (PMS) in a country of highly racist,1 highly2 particularistic3 compatriots at the western side of “Middle East meets West” (central = Greece; eastern = Turkey; western = Italy) and no outdated coolin’ water trench system, whatsoever. Let us not dig deeper into the clogs deposited in the pelvic area of our politicians’ lymphatic system. And let us take time to lament unattended drainage systems in farming areas that are so clogged with weeds and unwittingly deposited garbage that every snow-melting season, no matter how mild the snow was, it produces massive tragic flooding in suburban and small town areas. And, of course, calls to campaign for crowdfunding to help out. And then there is the normalization of lingering on the receiving end of humanitarian aid while obtaining expensive loans for luxurious projects – that is also one huge part of the Current Political Climate.

April 21, 2018

The Codex of Uncertainty Transposed – Part 16 – Germany

Uncertainties Galore by Andreea Sepi

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Fragmento:

In an age like ours, when fast-paced technological progress disrupts business and educational models; when old commonly held beliefs are upended and replaced; when traditional parties become obsolete, and social media and virtual reality capture an ever-greater portion of people’s time and imagination – how can we NOT talk about uncertainty?

But truth be told, certainty has always been an illusion in human life and endeavors. As a young immigrant to Germany, coming from a very short-term oriented culture, I was always bemused by the constant and pervasive talk of pension plans in this country. Who, after all, holds the key to their own future? Can anyone of us really control the future or even ensure we’ll be in it?

April 28, 2018

The Codex of Uncertainty Transposed – Part 17 – Russia

One We – Kate Korneeva

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Fragmento:

Let uncertainty be a point where we can choose a different direction! Let it be a limit where we can take a deep breath and just feel, not think! What will it feel like then? Like fear? Like relief? Like exploring and discovering ourselves and being surprised? What reactions will we experience? Mine was like “Wow! This is my life! I live it my way!” No social bias, nobody to judge. Just me and the world. Was it like a sort of power, but still civilized and enclosed inside of me? Yes, something like that.

May 5, 2018

The Codex of Uncertainty Transposed – Part 18 – Argentina

The Old Eastern Books of Uncertainty – Verónica Lassa

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Fragmento:

When we do not feel the need to abolish anything – or to have the illusion of it – we find that everything that exists has its place, and even if we do not know it or we do not like it, if we can specify – somehow fix – our uncertainty, we can be ready to learn something new about ourselves or we can be willing to take better care of ourselves (and others) when confronting the unknown. Uncertainty could then become a technique of existence, a process during which we transform ourselves, a program, right, but one with an open end.

May 12, 2018

The Codex of Uncertainty Transposed – Part 19 – Indonesia and the Netherlands

When Uncertainty Reaches the Land of Certainty – Rina Sitorus

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Fragmento:

It is funny when I think about it. I left the land of ketidakpastian to find out that the land of certainty is inevitably embracing onzekerheden. I guess the cliché is true then: the only thing that is certain in this life is uncertainty.

May 19, 2018

The Codex of Uncertainty Transposed – Part 20 – Macedonia

No Name Country – Sofija Krnceska

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Fragmento:

Maybe the most important thing that we lost is our self-love. Because, when you love yourself, you try to be the best version of yourself. You invest in your future. You work on your physical and psychological well-being. You put yourself first and you love yourself the most. In terms of your country, you protect your environment, you work on your education and you invest in your younger generations. You set goals to improve yourself (your country) and you work hard to accomplish those goals. Only occasionally do you look around and wonder whether your neighbors like you. Out of curiosity and nothing else. If they do, great, if not, you continue working on your progress. Because, it’s easy to blame others for our failures and to say that we are failing because others want us to fail. Finding courage in ourselves to start anew and to become the best we can possibly be is difficult. Therefore, we wait, while the dark clouds of uncertainty are diminishing our last hope of a sunny future.

May 26, 2018

The Codex of Uncertainty Transposed – Part 21 – Argentina and Turkey

Building a Future in Times of Uncertainty – Peren Çakır

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Fragmento:

Trying to live in a Zen state of mind, I continue to dance with my beautiful, new Venezuelan friends in my flamenco class, enjoy the great artistic and cultural scene in the city, share quality moments with my spouse and cats, while dreaming of a beautiful future at an uncertain time in an unknown place. Living with uncertainty brings great anxiety but also great flexibility and imagination. As long as the planet survives, there will always be ways of getting by. However, the prospect of establishing any economic and emotional security will likely remain a mystery for the foreseeable future.

June 2, 2018

The Codex of Uncertainty Transposed – Part 22 – America

Healing Journey Pulls Us Apart – Jade Phelps

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Fragmento:

I don’t want to let go of what we have. Or what we had. It’s been almost a year since we’ve spent much time together. Now our relationship feels awkward. I’m always saying the wrong thing. Why can’t we go back to where we were 18 years ago when we first met? We were in love then. There were none of these stilted conversations and meals sitting across from each other, dominated by awkward silence. So often I look at him and want to know what he is thinking, but I’m afraid to ask. Sometimes when I’m out swimming in the sea, I wish I never had to go back to shore.

June 9, 2018

The Codex of Uncertainty Transposed – Part 23 – Serbia

Nesigurnost of the Past, Present and Future – Jelena Sekulić

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Fragmento:

But people in Serbia must have decided to agree with John Allen Paulos who said that “uncertainty is the only certainty there is, and knowing how to live with insecurity is the only security” because we continue to learn, explore and grow despite all the nesigurnost we are surrounded by. It seems that an invisible thread connects all of us and gives meaning to all the things happening around us, gives us sturdiness to persevere and faith in a future much brighter than any prophecy dares to predict.

June 16, 2018

The Codex of Uncertainty Transposed – Part 24 – Spain

Qué Será, Será – Virginia Sanmartín

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Fragmento:

Most of us live in Doris Day’s eternal question: ¿qué será, será? And it has no answer; or rather, it doesn’t have just one answer. That’s so exciting! Isn’t it? Always feeling these butterflies in your stomach…

June 23, 2018

The Codex of Uncertainty Transposed – Part 25 – Romania

Preparing for Change – Iuliana Guillot

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Fragmento:

But whăt if uncertainty were the herăld of hope? When hăppy ăbout our situătion, we resist chănge; we do not wănt it; we fear it. But whăt if chănge were beneficial? And whăt if – for those in ă băd situation – uncertainty could be the beginning of ă new stăge? A better one, ăs nothing could be worse thăn the one they ăre ălready in? So everything depends on the very stăge of our life we find ourselves in: if hăppy ănd content, we will resist chănge because ăny chănge is uncertainty; it is fear of the unknown, it is fear of the future, ănd even fear of ourselves. We know ourselves; we know how we react in fămiliar situations, but we cănnot know how we will react in different ones.

June 30, 2018

The Codex of Uncertainty Transposed – Part 26 – Tajikistan

Metamorphoses in Modern Life – Nigina Kanunova

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Fragmento:

I have been watching the picture of uncertainty in our life every day, some kind of incomprehensible and brutal disarray, when people in search of work leave their native places, when children do not study for knowledge, when those who teach often do not meet the requirements for a school or university, when the teachers are being paid a pittance. When parents face the dilemma of what to spend money on: the child? food? apartment costs? education? medical services?

July 7, 2018

The Codex of Uncertainty Transposed – Part 27 – Australia

The Bushfire Drive – Sarah Bell

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Fragmento:

The news at the next top-of-the-clock tells of people losing their homes to fires out west. We have another four hours of driving to go, through some fairly remote country. I’ve driven near bushfires before, had ash fall gently on my windscreen. I’ve witnessed thick, terrifying towers of smoke bigger than any skyscraper. But my travelling companion and partner is from the British Isles where squalls of rain are never far away and water is the most familiar element.

July 14, 2018

The Codex of Uncertainty Transposed – Part 28 – Poland

Niepewność – The Road to Freedom – Pawel Awdejuk

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Fragmento:

Would you like to be free? I’m pretty sure everyone would. And in most democratic countries people are told they are free. Here, in Poland, we have freedom (or wolność as we call it) and independence written over all the wars we have fought and all the historic changes we went through. But are we really free? And do we even understand what freedom means? And what it entails?

July 21, 2018

The Codex of Uncertainty Transposed – Part 29 – Chile

What Will Tomorrow Bring – Lillian Julber

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Fragmento:

I thought, “Well, an earthquake,“ and then all hell broke loose, the floor bent more than 45º, and the whole building started to move y shriek, while there was a deep snorting sound which came from the ground; I said aloud to myself “It has been a good 66 years, Lillian,“ curled up on my rug, to use what they call the “triángulo de seguridad“ – an area protected by two big pieces of furniture, so that if a beam or something as heavy as that falls, you can be protected and wait for the whole thing to finish.

July 28, 2018

The Codex of Uncertainty Transposed – Part 30 – China

Going the Uncertain Way – Mu Huihao

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Fragmento:

Maybe he’s right, I thought. I imagined the scene if I followed my family’s will – finding a company and working in it for about 5 years regardless of the salary, dating somebody and arranging a wedding, having a baby and becoming a full-time housewife forever – what a horrible future! I put a stop to these thoughts in no time and began to figure out the blueprint for freelance. It turned out I had nothing in my brain – I had no idea about this life. However, this kind of uncertainty encouraged me to explore more. I wanted to see what I could do if I fought for it. Yes, at first, I regarded freelance work as a last resort, but now I viewed it as my “uncertain” goal. After I made the decision, I felt myself relax. It was like breathing fresh air – enjoying a lovely breeze after a long time in a sweltering dark room.

August 4, 2018

The Codex of Uncertainty Transposed – Part 31 – Ukraine

Twenty Plus Years – Evgeny Bondarenko

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Fragmento:

I am far from making any moralité out of this but it is hard to escape one inevitable conclusion: the price for uncertainty and indecisiveness in our recent past was too high for Ukraine, with years lost and possibilities missed, suffering economic decline and causing people’s lives to get mixed up. They are implacable, those points of bifurcation: success comes to those who are certain in decisions and move straight ahead, leaving the outdated past to bury its dead.

August 11, 2018

The Codex of Uncertainty Transposed – Part 32 – España

The Trajectory of Life – Cristina Cajoto

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Fragmento:

Age brings awareness de la realidad, thus crushing the innocence of los primeros años; however, for those who choose to reflect on the topic, it also provides a deeper comprensión of life. La vida is uncertain (random, fragile…); once this is understood y accepted, it only makes sense to live it on a daily basis and with an attitude positiva, whatever shade it acquires.

August 18, 2018

The Codex of Uncertainty Transposed – Part 33 – Russia

LGBQT – Anastasiya Zakharova

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Intermezzo: https://www.perypatetik.org/2018/08/lgbqt-russia-part-33.html

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Fragmento:

The new law has caused lots of people to shift from neutral to negative. There is always tension when talking about ourselves. We have to decide whether we can tell our colleagues the truth about our partner and be free in conversation. We may have to change our job even if we like it. Furthermore, we have to counter efforts where people look for homosexuals in particular and force them to leave their job, particularly if it is connected with children. Finally, it is also possible for people to be fired just because of their sexual orientation.

August 25, 2018

The Codex of Uncertainty Transposed – Part 34 – Serbia

Environmental Uncertainty – Aleksandar Protić

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Intermezzo: http://www.perypatetik.org/2018/08/environmental-uncertainty-serbia-part-34.html

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Fragmento:

The topic I wish to address here is a rather local one, yet the underlying issue seems to be universal. My story will address an environmental kind of uncertainty, the juxtaposition of short and medium term gains and long term losses. The origin of the story lies in a narrow geographical context, but the message it sends resonates globally.

September 1, 2018

The Codex of Uncertainty Transposed – Part 35 – Portugal

Vagrant Poets – Sebastião Sem

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Intermezzo: https://www.perypatetik.org/2018/09/vagrant-poets-portugal-part-35.html

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Fragmento:

Portugal has a long history of great utopian thinkers who might be of service to help us envision and cope with the idea of a workless society. There is a line of thinking in Portuguese intellectual history which started with Padre António Vieira. António Vieira is the originator of the myth of the so-called Quinto Império, the Fifth Empire. This spiritual empire would be the culmination of progress, and it would be led by the Portuguese. The idea was later taken up by Fernando Pessoa, one of our greatest poetas (and by “our” here I mean humanity’s). Its most recent proponent of note was Professor Agostinho da Silva, a figure who, despite being an absolute rock star in his time (as we would say in ours), isn’t as well known today as he maybe should be.

September 8, 2018

The Codex of Uncertainty Transposed – Part 36 – Germany

Talking about Cancer – Kristin Fischer

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Intermezzo: http://www.perypatetik.org/2018/09/talking-about-cancer-germany-part-36.html

Cinemblem channel: https://youtu.be/ZNazMsC254Y

Fragmento:

But what if that ground is suddenly pulled away from underneath you? What if one tiny moment means that your life will never be the same again? What happens then to all those promises of life you grew up believing in? To all those dreams you had? To all the plans you made for your future? What if they were all taken away from you to be placed in the hands of others? To be replaced by uncertainty? Would you not feel angry and betrayed? Would you not think that life is unfair? Most of all, would you not think: “Why me?” and “Why now?” What, if nobody can give you an answer to that?

September 15, 2018

The Codex of Uncertainty Transposed – Part 37 – Uruguay

Adventure – Alejandra Baccino Uberti

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Intermezzo: http://www.perypatetik.org/2018/09/adventure-uruguay-part-37.html

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Fragmento:

Having been born and raised in a third-world country that underwent una enorme crisis económica, uncertainty became a part of my life at an early age. Splurging was out of the question as every peso had to be planned, saved and carefully spent. Your parents had a job and an income until, all of a sudden, they might not anymore. Living at the edge of the abyss while seeing your parents struggle and fearing that the following night your life might change completely, bred una generación of academic over-achievers and people seeking government employment.

September 22, 2018

The Codex of Uncertainty Transposed – Part 38 – Lebanon

Economic Uncertainty in Life – Ghadir Younes

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Intermezzo: http://www.perypatetik.org/2018/09/economic-uncertainty-in-life-lebanon.html

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Fragmento:

The number of Lebanese nationals currently living abroad is around 800,000 – with a diaspora amounting to 14 million in second and third generation descendants – a high number relative to a population of only 4 million. A large percentage of Lebanese rely financially on a family member living abroad; the money that emigrants send back to their families accounts for around 16% of our GDP. For a country whose citizens are known for being proud of belonging to and loving their homeland, these numbers show how alarming the situation has become and how the government fails to implement plans that provide job opportunities to Lebanese and motivate them to stay.

September 29, 2018

The Codex of Uncertainty Transposed – Part 39 – New Zealand

The Dark Side of Perfection – Sara Deiana

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Intermezzo: https://www.perypatetik.org/2018/09/the-dark-side-of-perfection-new-zealand.html

Cinemblem channel: https://youtu.be/TeupqcdpOxA

Fragmento:

Well, this is something I come to think about quite often: suicide.

No, don’t get me wrong. I don’t think about committing suicide, what I mean is that I think about suicide as a dimension, a door you open and close very quickly, which only people who actually do use that door can embrace. That is it: I find myself thinking about these people, their stories, how they do it and, above all, why they do it. What pushes them to their limits in such a powerful way that they need to be sure to die in the way they choose, and be able to stop bearing the uncertainty of tomorrow?

October 6, 2018

The Codex of Uncertainty Transposed – Part 40 – Poland

Ephemeral – Kamila Trojnar

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Intermezzo: http://www.perypatetik.org/2018/10/ephemeral-poland-part-40.html

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Fragmento:

So if you feel tomorrow might bring a disaster, you will lose your sight, be fired, the government will suddenly decide there is no support for the blind any more, and even your spouse leaves you when you can no longer provide for them.… If you feel you can find no safe rock to place your foot on and feel certain of your choice, then turn to your people – to your dearest friends and the ones you love. It may seem they are sometimes far away but I am more than certain, they will be happy to throw some bigger rocks for you to safely land on.

October 13, 2018

The Codex of Uncertainty Transposed – Part 41 – China

Now or Later? – Lian Pang

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Intermezzo: https://www.perypatetik.org/2018/10/now-or-later-china-part-41.html

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Fragmento:

Many fresh undergraduates face the same question that I did: Should I get a master’s degree while I’m still familiar with the work from my bachelor’s degree or should I get a job first? Honestly, although a master’s degree may get you a fatter paycheck and give you (arguably) higher status, undergraduates sometimes have an easier time actually finding a job. Many of my friends with a master’s started with the same salary as I did when I graduated. But some of them later climbed quickly up the career ladder and ended up earning a lot more than an employee with a bachelor’s.

October 20, 2018

The Codex of Uncertainty Transposed – Part 42 – South Africa

Living for Today – Toni Wallis

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Intermezzo: https://www.perypatetik.org/2018/10/living-for-today-south-africa-part-42.html

Cinemblem channel: https://youtu.be/-f_MpwNug4U

Fragmento:

Bradley was chatting to me about his life early one cold winter morning in Cape Town a few months ago, as he drove me to the airport at 3.45 am to catch a flight. He was at the end of a 24-hour shift and anxious to get home before his wife left the house for the day.

Bradley and Lynette’s story is not unique, but it provides a snapshot of the lives of millions of South Africans in the laboring class. It’s a tough life of long hours for little pay. But it’s a job. With an official unemployment rate of 24 percent, many people choose to endure difficult conditions rather than risk the onsekerheid of prolonged unemployment.

October 27, 2018

The Codex of Uncertainty Transposed – Part 43 – Argentina and Great Britain

Uncharted Bliss – Javier Gomez

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Intermezzo: https://www.perypatetik.org/2018/10/uncharted-bliss-argentina-and-great.html

Cinemblem channel: https://youtu.be/-L4bJIBXC7E

Fragmento:

Uncertainty had painted all the roadmaps. I entered full existential crisis mode; something that I thought only had a place in my teenage years. You know that hollow feeling when you stare through the window and everything looks gray and half-dead? Well, I do live in England and it’s usually gray here, but you get the idea. It took me several months to understand that I had to embrace the magic of not having a clue in order to understand it. What do I want to do? Who do I want to be? Will I have a different answer tomorrow? I still don’t know, but I’m happy with it because it means I can be anything I like for as long as I want.