My name is Ana-Maria and I am 30, working to implement youth projects. I work for two not-for-profit organizations: Pontes and for the Association for People with neurofibromatosis. I’ve been with them ever since the beginning in 2006.
My curiosity and the desire to find rational responses have led me to end up doing this. Now, as far as I can remember the questions have been relating the nature of human beings. Why are humans dual individuals? Why a parent lies to her child? Why? Why…?
I found support to answer these questions in the possibility to observe the people around me, and myself. For the future I aspire to meet the right people who could help and facilitate putting my ideas into practice. Like for example people who believe my ideas have value and can work towards the support of others.
My project or my innovative idea concerns a specific game: outdoors or indoors, this will be a game that will allow people to make a step forward so as to realize the insight. Specifically, this is the moment when you leave yourself time for reflecting and for finding answers. The notions that form the thought/thinking are not disposed chaotically, they are organized and ordered hierarchically in a systematic manner. Many talk about the pyramid of notions and about judgement. Individuals need examples, we are not designed to understand instinctively. In psychology criticizing actually means judging, whereas encouraging is a synomym for affirming. The game consists of a circle with 2 meters in diameter, it will have precise notions written on it, and people will select a word and sit on it for thinking. The goal is to create a reflection space, and it can be played in parks, institutions, organizations, schools, even malls.