Articles by Delia Steinberg Guzmán

Health for the soul

Author: Delia Steinberg Guzmán

May 15, 2019

Concerns about all sorts of issues are increasing around the world, survival is becoming more and more difficult in many countries, and confrontations for the most absurd reasons are on the rise, however important they may seem to those involved. Yet, in spite of all of this, there is a growing desire to achieve a better level of health. Of course, this is not the case everywhere in the world. [...]

What is Inspiration

Author: Delia Steinberg Guzmán

October 14, 2018

This is a question that arises when we think of real masterpieces, those creations and performances of genius which some human beings have managed to produce, as if they had been directed by special powers, which seem to have come from some source above the artists themselves. What was the magic spark that guided them? What extraordinary streams of thought or vision were they able to [...]

The Need To Stand Out

Author: Delia Steinberg Guzmán

October 12, 2018

Let us ask ourselves about one of the aspects that is most important for the human beings of our times: what are the different ways of achieving success, of standing out? There is one thing that is indisputable: all human beings, in one way or another, try to stand out, to succeed; it is like a vital necessity. It is the need to do something, but above all, something important; it is the need to [...]

The Eternal Seeker

Author: Delia Steinberg Guzmán

September 3, 2018

One cannot speak of philosophy without speaking of the philosopher; one cannot mention the world of ideas without speaking of the person who is capable of living those ideas. So, if we had to highlight one of the fundamental characteristics of the philosopher, the lover of wisdom, we would say that such a person has the qualities of the eternal seeker. He is a self-conqueror, who will only stop [...]

Open the mind: make the best ideas ours

Author: Delia Steinberg Guzmán

May 1, 2017

Can we think absolutely by ourselves, without any influence? I think not, nobody can do that. But we can assimilate ideas of other people that align very well with our own and that we come to feel as decidedly ours. What we can do is internalize ideas, thoughts, beliefs that we feel are the ones that best fit us. In terms of convictions originality does not matter, to have a new idea never [...]

Personal Problems

Author: Delia Steinberg Guzmán

April 30, 2017

What are personal problems? Evidently, they are those that afflict the personality, that is, the whole range of physical, vital, emotional and mental expressions. Without underestimating the pain associated with an illness or a more or less permanent physical disorder, emotional circumstances are the most decisive ones, to the point that they are the ones that colour our thoughts and even [...]

Growing in memory and imagination – a revolution

Author: Delia Steinberg Guzmán

April 30, 2017

Even though we are separated by several centuries from the intellectual revolution initiated by Giordano Bruno, it is a revolution that it is still very interesting to join. It starts by increasing our memory, in other words, by knowing how to live. Instead of passing through life like a leaf on the wind, we can gather experiences, not being afraid to cherish and assimilate them, but extracting [...]

Giving meaning to our steps

Author: Delia Steinberg Guzmán

April 30, 2017

Among many other psychological diseases, our time is witness to frequent crises of indecisiveness and confusion in people.  Many are those who let their lives slip by in a constant state of dissatisfaction, produced by not knowing what to do or how to do it in order achieve effective results. To escape this emptiness, there are those who throw themselves into particular activities, hoping that [...]

Quality of Life

Author: Delia Steinberg Guzmán

April 27, 2017

As a logical consequence of the demands of our technological civilization, which is based on the quality and performance of its products, people have finally begun to look at the human being as the main factor in any model of civilization, whether technological or otherwise. It is now increasingly understood and accepted that the greater a person’s sense of well-being when he or she is [...]

The Anxieties of Youth

Author: Delia Steinberg Guzmán

April 27, 2017

It is not easy to define youth. Even if we do a lot of research, we will find that different authors throughout time have not been able to agree on an exact definition. Moreover, the concept of youth is so rich and varied in its meanings, so flexible and extraordinary, that it is impossible to find an objective, concrete and synthetic way of defining it. As philosophers, we have enormous faith [...]

Living Together in Harmony

Author: Delia Steinberg Guzmán

September 23, 2016

Those who are incapable of living in harmony with others are also incapable of living in harmony with themselves. What they can’t achieve when working with others they won’t achieve for themselves either. - Delia Steinberg Guzmán Human unity It is our conviction that the human soul is essentially one, so we cannot establish distinctions based on the external appearance of people and [...]

The Best Changes Start With Ourselves

Author: Delia Steinberg Guzmán

June 13, 2015

There is no point in compiling yet again a list of the situations afflicting everyone all over the world, because the media have already taken it upon themselves to broadcast them, and because, by repeating them, we only make the evils bigger without finding solutions. What is most striking is the general way of approaching the situation, or at least the way that is shown to those of us who can [...]

Leading a Fulfilling Life

Author: Delia Steinberg Guzmán

March 27, 2015

We sometimes ask ourselves: what is life? What does it mean, for a philosopher, to live? The special mode of existence that has been afflicting the human being over the last few centuries has made us forget certain simple but important values, while their place has been taken by meaningless elements. This is why it is so difficult to define what life is. It goes without saying that life is [...]

Why can’t we communicate our feelings and thoughts?

Author: Delia Steinberg Guzmán

October 4, 2014

One of the many paradoxes in life is that in our age of mass and instant communication, human beings find it increasingly difficult to communicate with each other. Today we can know in just a few hours, or sometimes even in minutes, what is happening on the other side of the world. News reaches us at full speed; radio, TV, newspapers and magazines spread the news about big and small events, [...]

What’s Easy and What’s Difficult?

Author: Delia Steinberg Guzmán

October 4, 2014

We usually follow what is easy for us or what we master. However, Seneca argues: "It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult". In order to grow, we have to face the unknown. Why wait? Easiness per se does not exist. If we ask each person what they consider to be difficult, everyone will have a different answer. There are [...]

Personality Changes

Author: Delia Steinberg Guzmán

October 4, 2014

In order to deal with some of the problems that afflict modern societies, a lot of research has been conducted into the changes that the human personality can undergo. Clearly, this is something that concerns us all. However, attempting to define the personality is a difficult and complex task and, for the same reason, it's hard to determine what are the factors that disturb the personality, [...]

Conviction and fanaticism

Author: Delia Steinberg Guzmán

October 4, 2014

We are interested in clarifying the difference we see between conviction and fanaticism, so that each one can judge himself and others more clearly. Conviction is a high commitment – psychological, intellectual and moral – which arises from becoming progressively convinced, founded on good reasons, evidence, experience, supporting models and bases. A person with convictions displays an [...]

Against separation, we need trust

Author: Delia Steinberg Guzmán

October 4, 2014

The word "unify" comes from the Latin unus and facere, "to make one", that is, to bring together various different parts that are coherent with another, and combine them in such a way that we can achieve a harmonious and homogeneous unity. It is an act of coming closer together, of connection, which, if it did not exist, would mean that each of the parts or beings would follow different paths [...]

Willpower

Author: Delia Steinberg Guzmán

May 13, 2014

“I will never be an obstacle to myself.” - Epictetus Willpower is much more than a simple desire. In order to do things, to live and  to achieve goals in life, desire is not enough. A desire dies faster than a passing gust of wind, while willpower manifests itself with the power of faith, perseverance and patience. Willpower means not letting ourselves be tossed around by the winds and [...]