Neuroscientist and psychiatrist D.D.R. Raffaele Bonelli is the guest of Florian Machel, editor-in-chief of Report24, via Zoom. In the interview, Bonelli presented his new book “The Wisdom of the Heart”. In a time of manipulation, lies, exclusion and discrimination, the book shows ways to live a better and more stable life that is not shaken by external circumstances. The interview also mentions the tragic death of Clemence Arvey to languageAs did the recently deceased Gunnar Kaiser.
Bonelli emphasizes the importance of the deathbed question, in which people ask themselves what life they would have liked to live. It’s less about material things like money or success, but more about guilt, relationships, and self-aggrandizement. Bonelli emphasizes that what matters is true goodness and beauty in life and that we should make a contribution that is lasting. The book can be ordered here.
Florian Machl continues the conversation with the current case, the death of the famous publicist Gunnar Kaiser, who recently, due to his serious illness, publicly addressed questions about the meaning of life. Bonelli agrees with McCall that many people are searching for meaning and transcendence and that this is a basic human need. However, in today’s society, which is characterized by superficiality, these questions are often suppressed. However, the current crisis provides an opportunity to again address these essential questions.
Dr. Bonelli talks about the wounds that the past few years have left us with – of lies, manipulation and discrimination. His book aims to explain these phenomena and suggest ways in which we can deal with them. In crisis we see an opportunity to ask afresh the essential questions of life. Dr. Bonelli explains that the search for the true good and beautiful lies within us and that times of crisis can help us consider what really matters.
In his book, Bonelli also addresses the topic of freedom and emphasizes that we are free in principle, but are often exposed to external influences. Smartphones in particular play a role in preventing many people from taking time for questions and reflection. Bonelli recommends consciously taking time to reflect on the reality of your life, whether in nature or in a silent place. He regularly practices silent retreats to reflect on his life and ask himself what he wants to do with his remaining years.
Clemens Arvey, who died tragically, was a good friend of Bonelli, which is why Florian Machl has also dedicated a topic block to this popular researcher and journalist. Bonelli once again returns to Arve’s problem of allowing himself to be dragged down by negative opinions and insults from his former group of friends. The “criminal” who may have played a large role in the decision to end Arvey’s life never apologized.
Dr. Bonelli concluded with a call to action. He encourages everyone to find role models who live good lives and are trustworthy. He emphasizes the need for strong role models in today’s society and the importance of looking up to credible and inspirational people in various walks of life.
Link to the book “The Wisdom of the Heart”.
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