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This is a speech by the famous Italian journalist and writer Tiziano Terzani (1938-2004) which he gave in a high school in Pisa.
As you can guess it is dedicated to teenagers and young adults.
Since it's a speech I couldn't find any "official" translation into English, so I've translated it myself as best as I could trying to keep the natural spontaneity of an oral discourse (and unfortunately changing some parts :( ). But if you're curious here's the original speech: www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtrF_g…
I was deeply touched by his incredible understanding and humility in his approach to the young Italian's condition, which I think can be related to all youngsters today :)


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"And I understand that violence generates violence. If you live in a world that you feel as violent, you react with violence.
I understand.

I must say though, that in the last thirty years, I haven't read your newspapers, I haven't seen your television, I don't have a cell phone, I have a different way of communicating so of course I'm different.

I know, your life is not easy; you have this sense of being isolated, that the world isn't yours. Then it's understandable if kids these days read sport magazines**, because the things I talk about seem a problem that doesn't concern them. They're frustrated because the world belongs to other people: to the ones with a tie, to ones who have the power, to ones that have the money. And they must console themselves  with the little things: their girlfriend, a trip to the sea side, a pizza. The world belongs to others.

And my message kids is this: the world is yours! You can change it, don't let yourselves be trapped in roles that you don't like, because of course you can be a lawyer, a doctor, a journalist, a psychologist, a bricklayer, a smith…But you can also do one of these jobs loving what you do. And in every profession you can invent for yourself a margin of personality, with passion and with love.

I guarantee it, I've done it myself so it's possible for everyone. My message kids is this: the world is yours!"



** the word used by Tiziano is actually "Corriere dello Sport" which is an important daily sport newspaper in Italy, similar to "ESPN", "the Sporting News" or "the Sports Illustrated"
  • Mood: Content
  • Listening to: Ludovico Einaudi
  • Reading: a song of ice and fire
I'm starting a little project on the medina of Morocco. It's a little reportage based for now on photos contained in a folder called "Medina Stories"  laurachan3.deviantart.com/gall…, just to show to everyone the wonders of it!


For those who have never been in a northern African country the word "medina" literally means "city" or "town" but it indicates an ancient section of the city typically walled and containing many narrow maze-like streets. They are highly populated and often contain mosques, madrasat (islamic schools), fountains and other palaces which suddenly appear in the midst of the myriad of little houses, all stuck together.

One of the biggest and oldest is the medina of the great imperial city of Fes which is completely surrounded by high walls that go on for many kilometers, today an  UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Step into a medina and you will find yourself pleasantly lost in the many stalls, markets and shops. It is truly an amazing experience!
  • Listening to: Hoba Hoba spirit, Nour Eddine, Mashrou Leila

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Laura
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Having no real country to call my own I find a restlessness and a vague longing within me to experience the world, to loose myself in new meetings and to search for those ideas I read so much about...

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I'm still new at understanding how photography works. So any comment or advice of any sort is well appreciated! :) Also for any watch I receive I try to give a watch back.
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akarra Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Student Writer
Howdy neighbor! Have an excellent new year - will be talking to you soon!
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Raleyks Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Hey you! Thanks so much for all the Fav's Babe! x
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ThePockyC Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the favorites :D :hug:
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frei76 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
grazie per aver aggiunto una mia foto alle tue :+fav:
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LauraChan3 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
prego!!!! :) E' sempre difficile trovare il tempo per guardare accuratamente tutti i lavori delle persone che ci piacciono su Deviant Art. Quindi per ora ti metto il Watch! :D
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frei76 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
hey grazie, sei davvero molto gentile :meow:
Io sono solo una dilettante, faccio foto per passione, non per lavoro,
ma spero comunque che ti piacciano i miei modesti scatti! ^^;
buon fine settimana! :blowkiss:
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LadyLincoln Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for your lovely comment and :+fav: on my recent story segment. I am very touched that you enjoyed it.

Much love,
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LauraChan3 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!!! I wish I'd have more time to read more of your work, you write beautifully!! :)
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LadyLincoln Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you, honey. I appreciate this more than you know. :heart:
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Emmers29 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fave! :la:
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