Humour and compromise

pepe1We often believe that leisure is just an activity that impacts us indivudually. Leisure as culture is part of social life and impacts all society. Show business and cinema attract milions of people and the preferences of the majority influence many more followers to discover any new show or film. Though there exist milions of unknown artists and shows that stay for life in the ignorance of the big majority. Among those, many belong to the group of humour. Comedians are seen and remembered for their capacity to make us laugh and to explain reality in a hilarious and comical way, but most of them have suffered of solitude, prosecution and have seldom been accepted by the power.
Today another comedian has left us. Pepe Rubianes, a Galician, who lived in Barcelona, has died at 61 vitim of a lung cancer. Pepe was famous in the alternative show business of Spain and many times uncomfortable for the Spanish stablisment. I’m sure, many friends have been around him in his last days, but I’m also convinced that he has often suffered of solitude and prosecution.
He denounced the hypocrisy of our society in a way that not everyone could tolerate. Tolerance is a virtue that most powerful people neve practice, but it’s a sign of intelligence. Among his enemies, we can count not only conservatives, but many liberals (progrsssits in Europe) have failed in accepting Pepe’s statements.
In out networked society, these nodes, where comedians live alone, have lots of links, but they are outbound links. They give very much and get very little back.
Thanks Pepe for your honesty and your compromise, and thank you for making us laugh when we should have been crying before this enorm indifference with injustice and suffrering.


About Oriol

Professor dels Estudis d'Economia i Empresa de la UOC Lecturer of the Department of Economics and Business Administration Universitat Oberta de Catalunya - Barcelona- Spain
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2 Responses to Humour and compromise

  1. Mike says:

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  2. Carme says:

    Will miss him.
    Thanks for this post.

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