In this era of creativity, some talk about the “science of human kindness”. Scientists already understand the process of transformation, of how and why to love, cooperate, empathize, create… In fact the word kindness for a long time wasn’t considered a scientific term, but now it is. Why?
Because it’s possible to count the acts of kindness made every day, and when there is “counting”, there is science. But to makes it happen, we must begin internally. We’ll tell you a beautiful and true story that opens our eyes to enjoy ourselves and to enjoy with others.
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We met Niki Koptzev, a Jewish-Russian 16-years-old teenager, originally from Haifa, Israel, and a student of Physics and the Arabic language. When it says “Arabic language” many people know what it means… but with physics? What is it exactly? Very simple, it’s an area of experimentation that involves energy, matter, time and space. It tries to explain what the universe does in our lives. Some believe it’s the purest knowledge, even the Universe’s own medicine.
Niki had heard about a training place called Moona, with possibilities to test innovative technologies. He didn’t know what to expect but when he decided to undertake the trip, he was immediately surprised at the variety of opportunities related to his area of interest.
He realized that Moona was an excellent place to start expressing his love of physics… this same physics in motion. The only requirement was to have an open mind, to enjoy and remove boundaries. That’s how he expressed it, with radiance in his eyes: “I love physics. I truly love it because I can understand how the world works, how things move and acquire the knowledge to apply it”.
Did someone hear the word love? How is it? This often seems to be impossible for a teenager. It’s a challenge. There are expectations. Adults say things that make you want to give it up. You don’t know how to please them, how to be yourself. They want to be reflected in you, for example with their own dreams, when maybe it’s not what you really want.
The adults’ world is often opaque by circumstances that are out of their control. Dreams and possibilities go with them… The years pass and all that is forgotten… But passion isn’t something to lock up. It’s a state that allows us to share with others. For Niki, Moona is that space where you know other beings like you, full of life, wanting to dream and create.
In fact many fear venturing into science or technology. They think they don’t have the tools or skills… but in Moona it’s different. Those who come don´t only stay, but come to enjoy, try, explore and experiment. Actually anything is technology, language for example.
Science and technology allow us to change the world using creative tools. These are contributions that make knowledge accessible. It’s to activate the mind to understand what wasn’t understood before. It’s to make a good life and change everything for the better.
In the end that’s what science really is… to know that in the midst of errors, brainstorming, conversations, laughter, hours spent, something new and useful is looming up. There you realize that the process is worth it, because where there are countless roads, there’s also the exit that leads to the path of pleasure. It’s the true delight of seeing your artistic work moving.
In this space for change Niki discovered people like him: different, equal, full, dreamy, playful, curious. That’s life, knowing that you can be who you are. No masks, fears or insecurities. It’s to love yourself and to love others. What beautiful moments! Knowing beings that open your eyes to perceive a natural light…
Yes! That was our meeting, a delight… but before concluding it, we dared to launch a final word… “We are from Costa Rica and we are storytellers. If language, fantasy and art are also science, what story would you want us to tell the whole world?”
There, between the sun and the mountains, surrounded by beautiful people, full of hope and radiant of real substances, Niki expressed: “you can call Moona a garden. You can plant a tree here. It will just grow, grow and grow. And you’re going to take care with water to make it more beautiful and stronger. That’s also how knowledge works and how we work. I want you to tell the story of someone who has the ability to make the dreams come true. To change lives”.
You see, we are also trees, and only with good care, we will grow strong and pretty. That’s how we can bring the spark of vitality. Wake up and go to a new world. We will find happiness caring for our tree, and united with it, the passion that is in our heart. That’s to live and to exist. It’s human kindness for ourselves and others. That’s physics and science. It’s taking care of the world, the garden to which we all belong.
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