“Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.” ~ Thoreau
“Personally, I find it hard to live in the world that is going from humanism into
selfishness. Always putting the goals of materialism as a priority and putting
them over people, who then become slaves of the ideal common life. It is
necessary to feel the connection between the necessities as human beings alongside the necessities of all kinds of living beings through the world, and to become keepers of life instead of killers of it.” explains Alejandro, who is a Take 10 volunteer. He is 23 years old and comes from Zamora in Spain.
“The reason to join this programme for me is to understand, live and fight in the countries together with the people who suffer from lack of necessities and injustices on the rights of human beings as well as other living beings. Also, I have a desire to become part of the spectacular lifestyles from one of the countries in southern Africa and I appreciate becoming part of the culture of humanist organisation.”
Marta, who sits beside him, is also from a town close to Barcelona. She’s 29 year old. “I studied different things starting with science but then I changed my plans and I studied fine arts. The thing I enjoy the most in arts is the creativity and the process to make piece of art. The result is important but is in the process that I learn the most. Also, I like when art is used like a tool to improve your own and people’s lives.
After I finished my degree, I took some time to think about the next step that I would do. I wanted to do something different and I found this programme; an opportunity to live a different experience to learn new things, new cultures and new challenges.”
My favourite quote is: “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step” by Lao Tzu.
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