They build it up just to burn it down

by Lorenzo Piccoli

I think in general we should care more about the little things. A few years ago I decided I wanted to work on the minutes gestures of daily life. I started being very respectful of those who were around. I looked people in the eyes, and I always made the queue without being deceitful. I began paying the ticket on the bus and I imposed myself never to throw my rubbish on the floor. I tried to give the precedence to the others and I did my best to keep the common spaces I used perfectly clean.

But then, and it was 2011, I did not resist the temptation to steal one glass of beer in a bar. That simple gesture jeopardized my entire system of values.