Malafama 1981 (Alberto García Martín) publishes in the same Spanish publishing house as Haruki Murakami or Rupi Kaur. He writes stories to wake up. Because he has spent his life asleep. His passion is to motivate anyone who wants to move forward. He is afraid of…
In an increasingly complex world, lies are becoming more and more common.
Nowadays, with the rise of the Internet and technology, liars know how to dissimulate better.
It is no longer enough to examine a person’s non-verbal behavior while being asked about what we believe they are deceiving us about.
We all have access to the web. And we know that micro-body expressions give away our lies.
Just google for “What are a person’s gestures when they lie?” and you will get a list similar to this one.
“It is no measure of health to be well-adjusted to a profoundly sick society.”
Everyone tells you, “Be yourself.”
But do they want you to be yourself?
I don’t think so.
What they want is for you to meet their expectations. Even if you have to sacrifice your own.
Your life doesn’t matter. Only your productive capacity.
The world is a theater, and you are just…
“Be the change you want to see in the world.”
Climate change, for most, is an adventure that begins and ends on television.
At least until you hit the lottery.
Because this is not like the war in Syria. Nor like those migrants who drown in the middle of the sea. Nor like, those countries where there are not enough vaccines for everyone.
This can happen to you. And it will touch you.
Why should you…
I don’t like “normal” people.
I guess it’s because my life isn’t either, and I can’t identify with people who had it easy. That’s why I started in literature. When you scratch the surface of literary history, you discover that writers have led wild lives.
One of those lives is that of Henry Miller.
On the DVD, Henry Miller gives us a tour of his bathroom. …
My last vacation was a long, long time ago. Obama was president.
I have a fuzzy memory of that vacation. I know that happened because of the photos in the Facebook Vacation 2017 folder — I should delete that sh*t before someone like my mom sees it.
To be honest, it wasn’t that big of a vacation. Too much partying, too much sun, too much food. Too much excess.
I didn’t even plan them with illusion. I chose an all-inclusive hotel and did the same thing I did on the weekends but in another country.
I didn’t have to worry…
According to legend, Albert Einstein did not speak until he was four years old.
Nobody knew why. His parents were worried. But no matter how hard they tried, little Albert did not say anything. Although, he seemed to understand everything.
One night his mother served soup for dinner. And the little boy finally spoke. He said,
“The soup is too hot.”
His amazed parents asked him why he had not spoken earlier. And Einstein answered,
“Because everything was in order before.”
The optimization of resources is a great life lesson, which the little genius of physics was always clear to…
Falling in love is a magical encounter with fulfillment.
It is finding an oasis in the desert.
A light in the darkness.
A shelter in the storm.
To fall in love is to find parts of yourself in another person. Parts of you that you never knew existed, let alone that you were missing.
That’s why loving is so scary.
Because you know that if that person, the loved one, leaves.
You will forever lose a piece of yourself. A part of your soul.
And sometimes it happens. It happens because it has to happen. After all, the only constant…
Imagine losing everything. Absolutely everything.
You don’t have a single dollar left.
What would you do?
Now imagine you had amassed a fortune, and you have to start from scratch.
Well, that’s what happened to Zeno of Citium.
Zeno of Citium was born in Citium, Cyprus, in 333 BC.
Son of Mnaseas of Patara, a Greek merchant. Zeno had followed in the footsteps of his father. But one fine day, a ship with all his belongings and fortune sank in front of his eyes.
And do you know what he did?
It is said that he said,
“Fortune wants me…
Reading and writing are essential to mature emotionally.
Through reading, you learn the exact words that allow you to express complex feelings.
Through writing, you can organize those feelings to communicate them in an orderly manner.
Do you get it?
Imagine these two scenarios.
You were born in 1800, you live in a small town with no school, and you have to work as a child. As time goes by, what do you think your personality will be like?
Rough. Because you don’t know how to express your emotions, you only learned the basics through oral tradition. …
Alberto García (Malafama1981) is the author of the books "Incommensurable. El libro encantado" and "Desde dentro" (Published by Editorial Planeta).