Little Gandhi (22): switch

Gustav: Master, a thought keeps hunting me
Little Gandhi: Salt… tell me… lemon
Gustav: my death
Little Gandhi: you’re on the right road to enlightenment
Gustav: really?!
Little Gandhi: for the time being… switch… and please give me the shrimp kebab

Gustav: Maestro, un pensiero mi perseguita
Little Gandhi: Sale...dimmi pure...limone...
Gustav: la mia morte
Little Gandhi: sei sulla buona strada per l'illuminazione
Gustav: davvero?!
Little Gandhi: per ora... interruttore e please passa il kebab di gamberi

Little Gandhi (21): new glasses

Gustav: Master, I don’t understand anything
Little Gandhi: It seems that you’re more interested in telling me that you don’t understand than in not understanding
Gustav: But...
Little Gandhi: close your eyes
Gustav: ...
Little Gandhi: Now open them. It is the same every day, for all of us.

Gustav: Maestro non capisco niente
Little Gandhi: Sembra ti interessi più dirmi di non capire che non capire
Gustav: Ma...
Little Gandhi: Chiudi gli occhi
Gustav: ...
Little Gandhi: Ora aprili. E' ogni giorno così, per tutti.

Little Gandhi (20): distraction

Little Gandhi: Gustav!
Gustav: sorry Master, I was distracted
Little Gandhi: people can’t help but get distracted
Gustav: from what?
Little Gandhi: from death. But the real death is the distraction from death.
Little Gandhi: Gustav!
Gustav: scusa Maestro, mi ero distratto
Little Gandhi: la gente non fa altro che distrarsi
Gustav: da cosa?
Little Gandhi: dalla morte. Ma la vera morte è la distrazione dalla morte.

LIttle Gandhi (19): size

Little Gandhi: Gustav, this is the place where I come to think
Gustav: why is it empty?
Little Gandhi: I have thought a lot

Little Gandhi: Gustav, qui è dove vengo a pensare
Gustav: perché è tutto vuoto?
Little Gandhi: ho pensato molto

Little Gandhi (18): where you can find me

Gustav: Master, where do you think we will be tomorrow?
Little Gandhi: where we are today
Gustav: still here?
Little Gandhi: somewhere between the beginning and the end

Gustav: Maestro dove prevedi che saremo domani?
Little Gandhi: dove siamo oggi
Gustav: ancora qui?
Little Gandhi: da qualche parte tra l'inizio e la fine

Little Gandhi (17): dissonance

Gustav: I was told that it has always been done like this
Little Gandhi: If you don’t start to walk backwards you’ll never arrive
Gustav: where?
Little Gandhi: at your departure point.

Gustav: Mi hanno detto che si è sempre fatto così
Little Gandhi: Se non inizi a camminare all'indietro non arriverai mai
Gustav: dove?
Little Gandhi: alla tua partenza

Little Gandhi (16): eyes

Gustav: Master, are you a believer?
Little Gandhi: in what sense?
Gustav: sight?
Little Gandhi: this is not a good sense for faith.


Gustav: Maestro sei credente?
Little Gandhi: in che senso?
Gustav: vista?
Little Gandhi: non è un buon senso per la fede


Little Gandhi (15): the cat's tail

Little Gandhi: What does your brain tell you?
Gustav: there’s a tail
Little Gandhi: cat!
Gustav: Master
Little Gandhi: bite yourself!
Gustav: I’m Gustav
Little Gandhi: I bite you! I bite my brain with the tail… cat!
Gustav: Master, would you like a shellfish soup?
Little Gandhi: ...
Little Gandhi: yes... please...with bread.


Little Gandhi: Cosa ti dice il cervello?
Gustav: c'è coda
Little Gandhi: gatto!
Gustav: maestro
Little Gandhi: morditi!
Gustav: sono Gustav
Little Gandhi: ti mordo! mi mordo il cervello con la coda..gatto!
Gustav: maestro, una zuppa di crostacei?
Little Gandhi: ...
Little Gandhi: yes...please...with bread.


Little Gandhi (14): shadows

Gustav: Master, I cannot get my feet tanned, may I take my hat off?

Little Gandhi: some shadows light up the path.


Gustav:  Maestro, non riesco ad abbronzarmi i piedi, posso togliere il cappello?

Little Gandhi: alcune ombre illuminano il sentiero


Little Gandhi (13): the essence of gravity

Gustav: Master, have I made a big mistake?

Little Gandhi: gravity is the awareness of being transitional

Gustav: I would like to erase everything...

Little Gandhi: although in the absence of gravity bodies fly, it is in the essence of gravity that hearts fly.


Gustav: maestro, è stato un errore grave?

Little Gandhi: gravità è consapevolezza di essere di passaggio

Gustav: vorrei cancellare tutto...

Little Gandhi: benché in assenza di gravità volino i corpi, è in essenza di gravità che volano i cuori.


COLLAPSE: download Jared Diamond & National Geographic (book+video)

How Societies Choose to Fail or Survive?

Diamond Jared, Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed, Viking Press, 2005.
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Diamond Jared, Collasso: Come le società scelgono di morire o vivere, Einaudi Editore, 2005.

"This book employs the comparative method to understand societal collapses to which environmental problems contribute. My previous book (Guns Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies), had applied the comparative method to the opposite problem: the differing rates of buildup of human societies on different continents over the last 13,000 years. In the present book focusing on collapses rather than buildups, I compare many past and present societies that differed with respect to environmental fragility, relations with neighbors, political institutions, and other "input" variables postulated to influence a society's stability. The "output" variables that I examine are collapse or survival, and form of the collapse if collapse does occur. By relating output variables to input variables, I aim to tease out the influence of possible input variables on collapses."
(Jared Diamond)

National Geographic Channel – Collapse

The National Geographic Channel looks 200 years into the future in Collapse, based on author Jared Diamond’s book Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed, to examine how current habits might affect humans’ ability to survive. This documentary examines how relationships among current methods could lead to human extinction. Shortages of land, water, and energy could potentially propel civilization to collapse; choices such as sustainable, local farming and organic practices are highlighted as ways to ensure life on Earth continues.

Little Gandhi (12): focus

Little Gandhi: I’m thinking about the end and...
Gustav: and...
Little Gandhi: and... now I have stopped
Gustav: when?
Little Gandhi: at the beginning, now.
Gustav: and now?
Little Gandhi: and now I have started again.
Gustav: when?
Little Gandhi: at the end, now, at the beginning.
Gustav: shrimp?
Little Gandhi: shrimp.


Little Gandhi: penso alla Fine e...
Gustav: e...
Little Gandhi: e... ora ho smesso.
Gustav: quando?
Little Gandhi: all'inizio, ora.
Gustav: e ora?
Little Gandhi: e ora ho ricominciato.
Gustav: quando?
Little Gandhi: alla fine, ora, all'inizio.
Gustav: gambero?
Little Gandhi: gambero.