Anche quest’anno la nostra scuola ha preso parte alle Olimpiadi della Filosofia. Il tema proposto per quest’anno è stato “Reale e virtuale”, un’occasione di riflessione filosofica su una questione quanto mai attuale.
Quest’anno quattro studenti si sono distinti nella fase di istituto e hanno potuto partecipare alla fase regionale delle Olimpiadi: Beatrice Lauro e Francesco Cianci, con un elaborato in lingua inglese, e Andrea Palma e Angelamaria Sartorello, con un elaborato in lingua italiana.
In particolare, Francesco Cianci si è aggiudicato il primo posto nella sezione in lingua straniera, qualificandosi per la fase nazionale!
Grazie ai professori di filosofia, Alberto De Piccoli, Rachele Tortora e Lorenzo Nuscis e grazie ai ragazzi che ci hanno trasmesso i loro elaborati per permetterci di leggerli!
Elaborato a cura di Beatrice Lauro, 4BG
Friendship is one of the pillars of youth, the time where knowing people is somehow essential for the existence, but the idea of friendship having any declared purpose is very uncomfortable, because purpose is associate with the least attractive and most cynical of motives. However, during the period of growth, young people are ever changing and bombarded with tons of ideas, informations and opinions from which they are trying to trash out what they think appeals best with their persona, or better, to the person they want to be. In this period of confusion, where is not clear what to get from what is offered to you because is not even clear what you want to do with yourself, it’s logical that the majority of friends isn’t supposed to be forever. One day kids can think that that person is in line with their being, but the other they realize that those aren’t the right source of inspiration and fulfillment for them, so they look for another one.
Since young people struggle in choosing on what to like and don’t like, they report the problem in every area of their life, but mostly in loving friendships, seeing that passion is what lies in front of them. Kids are automatically drawn to love, but it takes little time to them to love and not love anymore, just like friendships. The difference with loving relationships is that they want to live days and life together in eternity.
Being young is a constant question mark: young ones feel constantly like in a labyrinth and they have to get out of but have no clue of what path to choose; even if it seems the right one, they will never know for sure, because there could be any unforeseen event that could lead them to change their way. The problem is to never being able to get out of the labyrinth, because in that case they will never know who they want to be, condemning them to a wander fate. Is commonly knew the quote “Friends are the family you choose”, taking that for true, it’s possible to say that friends are like the paths of the labyrinth: choosing the right one for you is important to get to know the role you will have in this lifetime as a human being with passions, ideas and values. In the light of this, young people are often wrapped in a mantle of insecurity and uncertainty, going right into the unknown, and when they finally find someone that feels like “family”, opening up to them is a slow process of trust.
Passion is based on friendship, but the one of loving kind, so love is also a quick experience for young people, but that has nothing to do with the intensity of the experience itself. In this specific theme is even harder to choose the people that lead the person who the “exit” of the labyrinth, since the “compass” is the heart, and is well known that is kind of impossible reasoning lucid when you’re drunk with love, so the loved ones always seem the right partners for life in the discovery of the self. Most of the times, this feeling doesn’t apply to the reality of things, and young people find out that that person doesn’t appeal to their needs, so they decide to change path. For this reason a lot of the kids are deep inside fighting with trust issues, and love looks like something unreachable, and sometimes they convince themselves that the feeling is just an illusion, that the end of the labyrinth is just an idea, but that doesn’t reflect reality, and they let themselves down after come to the conclusion that the only thing that exist is the concept of love.
When young people stop finding a reason to choose because they don’t find anything that’s pacing them anymore, it’s a problem, because the path they were supposed to find by constantly trying and retrying is not going to ever be traveled, and that young person is destined to live in a limbo of doubt and accepting it. A lot of the times they start to isolate themselves since they lost faith in people, making them believe the mankind is a total loss of energy, thinking they can figure it out alone. However, this coping mechanism is often destructive for the kids, since they don’t have the tools to handle that situation, and they often end to “hurt” themselves and feel the need to get out of the labyrinth but they don’t know how.
So yes, young people are enthralled by friendships but they often modify them since they are not sure of what they want to become and are constantly attracted by different ideas that stimulate them to different scenarios, all attractive in their own way and unique. The idea is that friends take a crucial role in the formation of young people and in some way represent the “energy” and the attitude young ones choose ti be surrounded by in their discovery of their true self. They tend to change them often because they are the first ones to change mentally and ethically. Love in relationships is seen as a very useful tool to help in revelation of the inner self, sometimes is even needed, so the often change in relationships at a young age is significant and represents a significant path to find the way out of the labyrinth that is growth, even if sometimes it may seem as a trap or a dead end, because in reality in the rebirth of the true self.
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