I reaffirm here Camila’s sincere and genuine feeling! (referring to the testimonial of Mrs. Maria Camila de Souza Moraes).
From all we have seen here yesterday (at the Institute’s General Assembly), we have also found that the “human capital” potential is much higher than that of the “material capital” – especially in the transformation of the human being (and still more especially of children and adolescents). This was one of the main values cultivated and encouraged by Mr. Mantegazza and bravely expressed today by Luca Mantegazza: we need to create possibilities in order to enable the human being to continuously become a “greater and better” person.
I am also convinced that these possibilities do not necessarily need a “high monetary value;” what they really need is a “high human value,” clearly expressed by educators and volunteers. Taking the words of Mariane, it was demonstrated yesterday – once more – ICV’s far-reaching effects and impact on the education/transformation of people, supported by a resource “disproportionate” to what could be imagined.
And this is ICV’s great “merit.” Proving the “human capital” transforming power over people’s health. We know that economists never reach a consensus regarding the causes and measures for the improvement of our economy. However, there is a unanimous agreement among them: HEALTH IS A HUMAN BEING’S MOST VALUABLE ASSET.
Congratulations to the “highly dedicated” Regina and her Group! Congratulations to the dedicated Executive Board and the dedicated Finance Committee.
As a member of the Advisory Committee – even without knowing all the members – I allow myself to express our commitment to challenge ourselves even more in our dedication to ICV.
I remembered Professor Miguel (I also ended up waking up today at 3 a.m. …) and ended up thinking about a definition of happiness. I concluded that words have not been “capable” of defining it yet, but this was demonstrated by the videos presented during our meeting. To me, the people who participated in the video have clearly defined happiness; not specifically through their testimonials, but mainly through their posture, face and eyes.
From what I have learnt in medicine, before we start an interview (anamnesis), perform a clinical examination and request lab tests and imaging exams, we must look attentively at our patient, especially regarding his/her posture, his/her face and eyes. And in pediatrics, it became still more evident when I began dealing with newborn children. This practice is already halfway to arriving at the correct diagnosis (Professor Miguel mentions in his articles the importance of “redeeming” the medical clinic and propaedeutics – ART that technology cannot carry out).
To all those who support and work for ICV, my sincere thanks for being able to participate in this experience of human transformation and happiness!