Not mine, sparrow!

"Não Bota no Meu" Song by Jair Rodrigues The STF's plenary decision on whether the press can be held responsible for a statement made by an interviewee caused a huge stir in the Brazilian press. As soon as the decision was handed down, a myriad of critical comments from the main

Success: natural gift or supernatural effort?

"The gift without the effort is like the sun without the heat; the effort without the gift is like the heat without the light" Walter Scott In the debate about the development of skills and gifts, a central question emerges: are people born with natural gifts or

Everything as it was before

"To regret a past pain in the present is to create another pain and suffer again." William Shakespeare The well-known Portuguese expression "tudo dantes como no quartel de Abrantes" refers to what always remains the same, unchanged. But what if the past could be changed?

Dumbness should pay tax

"There are so many donkeys bossing around men of intelligence that I sometimes think that stupidity is a science." Antônio Aleixo In times of tax reform, where the aim is to be creative in order to increase revenue and improve fiscal balance, the government has

Every pessimist is a loser

"The optimist can make mistakes, but the pessimist starts by making mistakes." Juscelino Kubitschek The popular saying goes that "an idle mind is the devil's workshop", or that "idleness is the mother of sin". Popular sayings are not usually the result of empirical studies

Civil Death

The scoundrel, when invested with leadership, makes, invents, agglutinates and dynamizes masses of scoundrels. Nelson Rodrigues This week, Supreme Court Justice Dias Toffoli wrote the epitaph for the Car Wash operation with the following phrase: "Biggest mistake of the Brazilian judiciary". O

The trivialization of mediocrity

"Errare humanum est, perseverare autem diabolicum" Saint Augustine The world has evolved in many ways, especially in technology and in the social agenda, by recognizing the need for equal rights and representation of minorities. However, it seems to have regressed on other issues. I'm referring to

The useless meaning of Left or Right

Today's world is polarized, with angry demonstrations on social networks with a global reach, due to political positions that are divided into two sides: the left and the right. Defining a political position solely by such a generic concept is

Journalism and the loss of objectivity

The fundamental role of the free press in sustaining democracy is not disputed. This is an unquestionable fact. In fact, democracy and press are Siamese twins, since democracy presupposes the existence of a free press and there would be no press without democracy. But,

Americanas: a string of disloyalties

"LOYALTY IS THE MOST SACRED GOOD OF THE HUMAN HEART." Seneca News brought by the CPI of the Americanas stores imbroglio states that the current president of the company has publicly admitted the existence of accounting fraud and that the estimated hole of R$ 25 billion