The Real Transgression is Normality

I have the feeling, sometimes, that normality and humanity are disappearing completely.

Let’s think about social media: everything is done to seek consensus, the so-called like, or the world of entertainment: the important thing is to gain the consensus, if not of the entire public, then of the advertising channels. Or, in any case, of the apparatus of so-called entertainment, which has its raison d’être on provocation as an end in itself. Above all, the aim is only transgression creates spectacle and gives visibility.

The impression one gets is that culture today is linked to a new way of understanding things. Where arbitrariness reigns supreme, as everyone boasts the right to consider themselves free to express their reasons and emotions to the point that any intemperance is reduced to a simple spectacular digression in which everything is justified.

We are in a global, interconnected, borderless world and yet we are increasingly closed in small rooms created by algorithms built to make our lives easier.

Everything is traced back to an algorithm, to which every new human adventure is delegated, where true culture becomes that of mere appearance, while metaphysics and ethics disappear. According to the new fashion that has replaced rights with desires that must be satisfied to accommodate free will.

I just want to remind everyone that there are those who theorize that man will not only be able to use technologies that will surpass us but that he will even have to integrate in some way with the machine, to enhance his humanity.

Don’t get me wrong, though, when I talk about normality. I am aware that each of us is unique, that no two identical people have ever existed in the history of humanity, and it is precisely this aspect that makes the world such a fascinating place.

I just want to refer to a possible normality, not to homologate everyone into a single, forced life path by chasing models that do not represent us.

I am referring to values that can (and should) be common to everyone: I am talking about respect for people, fairness, and honesty. Holding onto a few values such as love, friendship, and solidarity towards others.

Too many times we define what we are and feel or how we live as normal, experiencing that normality as something taken for granted; we feel, we see, we think, we speak, we taste automatically, we just do it! We hardly pay attention to all this. We hardly stop to grasp the beauty of our every moment, of our every gesture and sensation, and the ability/possibility we have in being able to live them. Very often we settle into comfort to the point of taking for granted everything we are and everything that surrounds us, taking away the possibility of grasping the specialty of every single moment and the extraordinary nature of our so-called normality.

Nothing is taken for granted, we should remember this more often and always do the best we can do. To be the best we can be in every single moment to transform our dreams into our reality and our “normal” life into an extraordinary life!

From what has been said I believe that the real transgression nowadays is to feel and behave like extremely normal people, living one’s existence in a serious and respectful way towards oneself, others, and the environment.

In short, a call to responsibility, in a society that looks more at superficiality and image.


Aldo Delli Paoli
Aldo Delli Paoli
Aldo is a lawyer and teacher of law & Economic Sciences, "lent" to the finance world. He has worked, in fact, 35 years long for a multinational company of financial service in the auto sector, where he held various roles, until that of CEO. In the corporate field, he has acquired skills and held positions as Credit Manager, Human Resource Manager, Team leader for projects of Acquisition & Merger, branch opening, company restructuring, outplacement, legal compliance, analysis and innovation of organizational processes, business partnerships, relations with Trade Unions and Financial Control Institutions. After leaving the company, he continued as an external member of the Board of Directors e, at the same time, he has gone back practicing law and was a management consultant for various companies. He has been also a columnist for newspapers specializing in labor law, automotive services and work organization. His interests include human behavior in the organizational environment, to the neuroscience, the impact of new technologies, the fate of the planet and people facing poverty or war scenarios. He loves traveling, reading, is passionate about many sports, follows the NBA and practices tennis.

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  1. In short, a call to responsibility, in a society that looks more at superficiality and image by Aldo Delli Paoli

    This is true and I agree with you. Shallowness is increasing. Substantial issues need thinking but people are willng to spend less time on serious issues.
    Like you said, the trend generally is towards popularity that brings likes and shares and hence more ads. Ads bring money.

    A great post here such as yours how many comments it gets compared to a maningless song with only beautiful girls dancing to its silly music.

    Humanity needs to pause and think