If you want to think about the profile of a hero here in Colombia you have to ask yourself many questions, because with the fact that now the creole princesses that appear in the series, serve organized crime or flee from it, and male idols obey the patriarchal paradigm of evil Justified by good works or is a fool trapped by his instincts. One loses the hope of choosing models that encourage you to admire. In my case for example characters like Edgar Alvarez allow me to at least sigh as I look at my children and I pray because there are more like him, to plot them in flesh and blood characters that they can live differently. He is a plastic artist behind the page “do I explain it with plasticine?”. Today a standart for me, because he did something that neither my husband nor I can achieve … to dedicate to what he loves, live well and generate small changes.
As a child, I dreamed that my life would run between curtains and applause, traveling with many friends and bringing memories from all sides to my parents, perhaps with the hair of many colors and the extravagant clothes. On the other side, my husband in spite of his deeply melancholic temperament pictured himself playing the violin to a more exquisite entourage of people who know about music, appreciate it and pay well… but we were buried in two machineries and realities that not only hurt dreams but Provoke destruction in society “efficiency and success.”
It was thus helped a little by the circumstances and another bit by the prejudices that triggers the “instrumental vision of education” in society and the family, which brought us to practice for my part in the field of teaching and my husband in engineering. There is no seemingly serious trauma because of the above beyond the desire of course that our little ones manage to know in time what they love and carry it out with passion for the rest of their lives. But I fear a little for those who are now the prototype of our children, our young people and even our contemporaries, not because my heroes or heroines are better, but because I really wonder what will come after the youtuber “Hola Soy German” #chupaelperro, what will happen to the nearly 642,000 girls who watch makeup for hours to Laura Sanchez (to those who want to dedicate themselves to the aesthetic is perfect, but to those who desperately want to look worthy of millions of likes?).
The heroes of this generation should draw more attention to us because they basically reveal the disease they suffer, and the worst is that it seems that it is not necessary to produce a cure or vaccine because there is a need to perpetuate these values and behaviors not only from within The homes where the members shine by their absence most of the day, but of the educational institutions in which a reflexive and critical character is not necessary as long as “a certain number of competences are developed”
The school is projected as the appropriate scenario “for the reproduction of cultural patterns of capitalist society. This means that the process of political-ideological domination is transferred to the educational space as a school culture, dominating the idea that commercial production is the foundation of man’s education “(Carmona, G. 2008)
Irreflective and empty, like the words of Nicolás Arrieta and Sebastián Villalobos our boys and girls are going to the same destination, becoming angels of the guard of the multinationals and executioner of their own future, who grants licenses such as those of the Colosa (Set of moors needed for water births) to Anglo Gold Ashanti, and grand important water sources to the Cerrejón (one of the biggest coal opencast mining in the world). They will not require an education that will mobilize them in favor of their resources (which in the future will cover vital needs), but will motivate in their souls the desire to work tirelessly in the monstrous industry that will not pay the expensive environmental fee that brings with it the sagacious Consumerist company of humanity.
Only doubts remain about whether it is worth waiting for education to take a humanist course
According to Martínez (2002), humanist education is education that is understood as a form of human development, in which all facets of this process give special emphasis to the following realities: uniqueness of each human being, natural tendency towards Self-realization, freedom and self-determination, integration of the cognitive aspects with the affective area, awareness and solidarity with other human beings, capacity for originality and creativity, and hierarchy of personal values and dignity (Carmona G. 2008)
I do not want to sound pessimistic but apparently it is not the idea of the state nor will it be of the next leaders because a deep reflection would change our idols and for example we would have to do something with the double morality that express the “the El niño y La niña phenomenon”, two opportune “Natural” disasters that surely have nothing to do with the misuse of resources and the country’s lack of preparedness for times of drought, rain or any eventual natural disaster that causes, for example, the melting of the poles. Not so long as we continue to give “home for prison” to physical, psychological and sexual abusers, not if our natives and their children continue to starve to death, not if the money to feed our children ended up in greasy hands of a few… and not while the artists die in their hopes because they were advised by their parents to study careers that serve for something…