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Which is the dream of Italians

The research “What do the Italians dream of” done by Censis per Conad and presented in Rome showed that two out of three did not want to come out of the euro and are opposed to the concept of national sovereignty as an escape from the EU.

For Italians the essential factors to grow and come back to dream are: more equitable resources, more welfare and social protection, less aggression and resentment towards others while – surprisingly – two out of three do not want to leave the euro and are opposed to national sovereignty as escape from the EU. This is different data from the ones we listen in the talkshow on TV every day.

“1.2% of Italian families has 21% of the country’s wealth: thinking about the development of Italy means intervening on this polarization. We cannot only think of profit, but of what derives from it. At regards at this request for the redistribution of wealth, the Government cannot be excluded “, said the Conad CEO Francesco Pugliese, commenting the research and adding that the country needs a credible governing class, of equity and meritocracy, of a policy that rewards commitment and promotes solidarity, the social context and a sense of responsibility. These are necessary prerequisites for sharing a great collective dream, the most powerful engine of growth.”

Speaking as an entrepreneur, Pugliese concluded: “Once for the companies was relevant their production capacity. Today we talk about reputation and to have a reputation we must know to take a position.”

If this is the feeling of the Italians, how is it possible such a marked difference from what is daily said by the media? “Today news means only bad news; good ones have no dignity to be told. This concept must therefore be overturned.”

Illustrating the research, Francesco Maietta, head of Censis Social Policies, said that “according to the Italians the general situation is getting worse in two aspects: the economy (deteriorated in the last 12 months according to 55.4% of Italians and will worsen further by 48.4%) and security (worsened by 42.3%). The perception of life touches two decisive areas: obviously what it was done by government failed to reverse the trend. The worsening of the economy is perceived more by low incomes, while the perception of insecurity is more distributed.

People trust only in the great scientists (41%), the President of the Republic and the Pope (30%), in the highest levels of the police (25.5%). The problem is that the psychology of the worst has been build, which is the opposite of the dream and there are no mythic solutions. The idea that we must leave Europe does not convince the Italians (66.2% is against the euro exit and 65.8% is against the return to national sovereignty, 52% is against re-establishing customs barriers and walls. The absolute primacy is the individual freedom which is the first aspects of the Italian dream.

We are an impersonal society: individual without self-awareness and relation with collectivity

We are a country  with many trouble and once again Censis highlighted some of the main flaws:

  1. 31% of parents play every day at video games for more than two hours.
  2. Not more than 20% of Italians have the minimum skills to guide and resolve, through the appropriate use of the Italian language, complex situations and problems of everyday life.
  3. We are third in the world for number of interventions in aesthetic medicine and surgery in relation to population. In 2012 in Italy the interventions of aesthetic medicine increased by 24.5%. There are 900 centers for the tattoos (cost varying from 40 to 2,000 Euros each). Every week in Italy open 4 new centers specializing in tattoos.
  4. Growing pessimism about the future and it is expected to further ethical degradation: 55% increase for the bribes, such as tax evasion (58.6%) and the practice of accepting dubious businesses (59.8%).
  5. Increase the consumption of psychotropic drugs: 16.2% of anti-depressive in 6 years.

Yesterday I wrote about the necessity to redefine the success concept, here it has been has already been redefined. Rather than the wisdom of the development of new skills,  they search fo a luck in the video games; the well-being is reached through the psychiatric drugs, tattoos and aesthtetic medicine/surgery; instead of the idea of ​​return/sharing, growing passivity and helplessness to the future and ethics; the desire to wonder gives way to an  impersonal lifestyle, copy of that one told through the lives of celebrity gossip.