Ten years ago, after my father's death, I made the decision to learn to live in the service of humanity.
It was hard at first. I had to understand the need. While the pain had hit my life from a very young age, I had never understood what it was to need. Not even from affection, for friendships would have taught me what it is to feel fully accompanied and without so much fear of loneliness.
It was so that one day, in the middle of my second decade of life, I took my little backpack and with less than the basics I went on a journey without destiny. It seemed to me back then that I could honor my father's memory by using my resources to give a grain of sand to the lives of people I shouldn't necessarily know, but who felt deserved it and needed it more than I did.
After living several months without almost using money and listening to people with real needs, I discovered that wealth was coming elsewhere.
That look of contempt and distrust that I frequently felt of those people who did not understand the importance of simplicity, judging a young man for times disregarded but smiling, gave me the gift of invisibility. This quality would allow us to discover who would be those who would accompany me constructively for the rest of my life and who approached for an individual interest fueled by a deep social ignorance that captured them and slowly consumed their lives.
This decision would lead me to learn a lifestyle that would change my life forever, and it would give me back so many unrepeatable moments that not even with all the money in the world could not buy.
Life would be very generous to me. Much more than I've been to her. I'd have a family again, a place in the world. In time it would be more than one.
The great sage Facundo Cabral, with his extraordinary ability to express, has been able to teach us from hundreds of interviews with a remarkable ease about the lifestyle that at first glance seems utopian, but it is simpler and more mathematical than we imagine.
With deep gratitude and appreciation to all those who are part of my life, I attach this brief reflection that I took from his account where he explains exactly my feelings.
I'll leave you the quote:
"If we didn't come to serve, why did we come here? Because we're served. I had a coffee I didn't make. I'm taking a friend in a car that's not mine. I go to a city where I didn't put a single brick and there's a theater ready for me to sing. And tomorrow the same thing will happen. When you become aware of that, life becomes a very easy exchange. That's why it's very easy to walk the world with that attitude." Facundo Cabral.