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What About Fragility?

Fragility, which almost seems like an out-of-order currency, a vanished language, a useless thermometer of weakness, is actually very modern. In times when we need not only to share, but also to show kindness, responsibility towards others. From the close relative to the neighbor, from the man and the woman who, with children, come from far away, to whom we have beside us, by choice or duty, every single day.

Fragile is considered (and is) the opposite of strong, except to discover, as some revolutions also teach, that it is not the fragile that always loses.

Rather. Fragility can give greatness to the inspiration of a poet (do you remember the immortality of Giacomo Leopardi?) As it can be the lever of a creative and revolutionary force. Provided that it does not turn into resignation and sloth.

Everything is fragile. From an idea, of which we were convinced to arrogance and arrogance, to a feeling that fades with the wear of time. From a hope, without which we lack the oxygen of utopia, of dream, of the impossible translated into possible, of a certainty, which collapses under the blows of a breath, especially if it has weak bases. From the joy, we dream of as unattainable, to the pain, to the sadness that comes to us without warning. Everything is fragile, but our strength, as an American philosopher and writer wrote, “matures from weakness”. From the virtue, all to be rediscovered, of fragility.

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.

12 COMMENTS

  1. I really liked Len’s comment Aldo and your piece. Fragile is an underused term today and you have illuminated and made me think of the value, the inherent possibility of strength, and the expansiveness of what around is truly fragile – and that is, yes, everything!

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