Resilience or resistance?Marco Sangiorgi
There are few species as resilient as the human being. Nevertheless, we are among the less resistant. Our newborn needs the mother’s care, not for months, but for years before they can be self-sufficient.
Looking at a newborn frog you can immediately understand why some species do not have this problem. Once they come out of the egg they are completely independent, however, ( and here is where our strength comes from), we can adapt to very many things, and not as a result of several generations of change, but in just a matter of months or even days. This is because our mental resources are capable of reshaping our presence in different situations, and with every challenge, sooner or later, we find the way to go on.
The Darwin theory on biological evolution stated that all species of organisms arise and develop through the natural selection of small, inherited variations that increase the individual’s ability to compete, survive, and reproduce. Currently this evolution has become exponential and is mainly a brain activity evolution.
When the water temperature changes, the snow arrives, and when the lack of food makes its presence in the winter, a miracle arrives, and the frogs enter into a self-unmonitored hibernation. A partially frozen frog will stop breathing, and its heart will stop beating. It will appear quite dead. This happens with terrestrial frogs, but when the hibernaculum warms up above freezing, the frog’s frozen portions will thaw, and its heart and lungs resume activity.
The frog, in a very different way, is apparently a very fragile animal-like human, with its thin undefended skin, in fact, has a lot of resistance. In California, many scientists are trying to study and modify human being’s so as to achieve a hibernation that could bring back hangars of millionaires bodies frozen since the ’80s and waiting for a time when the miracle of the Frog will be mastered.
The secret of this miracle is very elastic tissues and a high concentration of glucose in the frog’s blood and vital organs that prevent freezing.
They are the real “living dead”, and that is why in many ancient civilizations the Frog was the symbol of resuscitation, transition, and transformation.
The frog supports us in times of change. The symbolism of the frog appears in many traditions around the globe including Mexico.
This animal is generally associated with the water element and its cleansing attributes such as renewal, abundance, and metamorphosis.
The early Aztecs recognized the frog as Tlaltecuhtli, the earth mother goddess, who embodied the endless cycle of death and rebirth. Frogs and toads are our companions on earth, as they have been for countless centuries since they appeared after the extinction of Dinosaurs. They live in the stories and myths of almost every human culture. The Metamorphosis from egg to tadpole and from tadpole to quadrupeds vaguely resembles humans and is astonishing. In ancient Egypt, it was considered the symbol of rebirth and the continuous regeneration of life. Sometimes the primordial deities that make up the ogdoad are portrayed with the head of a frog. The birth goddess Heket has the appearance of a frog.
We cannot stop breathing and our heart cannot stop beating, that is true, but we can dive in a submarine 7 miles down, we can live months on a space station and maybe we will be soon landing on Mars. There are men on the North Pole and in the dead desert of Namibia. In 1918 the Spanish flu caused fifty million casualties, however, we came out of it as from most other Pandemics and Catastrophes.
Beltempo furniture is a very resistant product, most probably destined to be found by archaeologists in the future; if the weather conditions are conducive. We can affirm that it should be in perfect shape in two thousand years if buried under the desert sand.
As the frogs, our furniture does not fear the heavy rains of Florida, and it can hibernate for 3 months under the snows of Colorado. But as humans Beltempo is resilient. We have been evolving from using materials that are no longer available, to more sustainable products. We moved production away from Indonesia as a protest to the Palm oil industry with respect to the deforestation that has left Orangutans without homes. We manufacture in an environmentally sound way in South America, We are continuously in search of making a better product. We are passionate about perfection, and our effort continues to pursue that path. We are launching our regenerated Nylon in 2021, the hemp fabric in the same year, and the MOSO reconstructed bamboo fiber in 2022.
Both projects are incredibly interesting and we are sure you will be our partners in it. We need your opinions and suggestions when Beltempo makes the launch. We cannot do it alone, we need your support, we need to know that you care about the world that we live in. That is what makes you wonderful people. Because Love and Care are really what it’s all about.
Wherever your plans take you in search of a better life.
Beltempo will be there to welcome you.