Tell me.. What do you see, when you look at me?

Κάποιοι φοβούνται, εμείς όμως περάσαμε και χειρότερα.

Εμείς όμως ακόμα αντέχουμε.

Είμαστε εδώ όταν οι άλλοι εγκαταλείπουν. Τα καταφέραμε να φτάσουμε ως εδώ και τίποτα πια δε μας κουνάει.

Κι αν κάποιος έχει διαφορετική άποιψη, θυμήσου:

Οι πιθανότητες να μην μπορείς είναι ίδιες με τις πιθανότητες αυτός ο κάποιος να κάνει λάθος!

Θεσσαλονίκη χωρίς νερό. Η εμπειρία μας. NOT.

Θεσσαλονίκη. 2018. Χωρίς νερό. Ξανά. Για πάνω από 12 ώρες. Ξανά.

Έχουμε δικαίωμα στην πρόσβαση σε καθαρό νερό;

Ποιος το φροντίζει;

Αυτοί που είναι σε κατάλληλες θέσεις και πληρώνονται για να προβλέπουν και να φροντίζουν τι κάνουν; Αν δεν μπορούν να ανταπεξέλξουν στα καθήκοντά τους γιατί δε βρίσκουν βοήθεια;

Υποθέτω δεν μπορούν ούτε αυτό να το προβλέψουν;

Ας προσλάβουν προγραμματιστές – τα πάμε πολύ καλά στο να προβλέπουμε σενάρια και να κάνουμε κάτι για να αποφευχθούν!

Φανταστείτε όταν κάνατε μια ανάληψη από ATM να αφαιρούνταν 100 ευρώ από τον λογαριασμό σας και να παίρνατε μόνο 50 ευρώ στο χέρι. Τότε θα είσασταν εξίσου ανεκτικοί που κάποιος δεν πρόβλεψε κάτι; Γιατί είστε με το νερό; Και το δικαίωμά μας σε αυτό;


Υπάρχουν νομικές προσφυγές κατά των υπευθύνων για την καταπάτηση των δικαιωμάτων των πολιτών της Θεσσαλονίκης; Θα υπάρξουν ποινικές κυρώσεις;

Τι αποζημιώσεις θα δοθούν στους πολίτες της Θεσσαλονίκης για την επανειλλημμένη καταπάτηση δικαιωμάτων, εξανάγκαση διαβίωσης χωρίς καθόλου νερό επί ώρες, επί μέρες ξανά και ξανά, την αδιαφορία και την ελλειπή και κυρίως ψευδή ενημέρωση;

Λέει η ανακοίνωση της ΕΥΑΘ (10.5.2018) 

” Η ασφάλεια και η ποιότητα του πόσιμου νερού οφείλει να είναι αδιαπραγμάτευτη.”

Με την πρόσβαση σε καθαρό νερό τι γίνεται; Είναι και αυτή αδιαπραγμάτευτη ή κάποια στιγμή θα καταφέρετε να μας την προσφέρετε αδιαλείπτως;


ΟΧΙ ξανά η Θεσσαλονίκη χωρίς νερο! Do Something!

How intention is not enough

Intention equals words. Not actions. That should pretty much sum it up!

Intention of doing something is not enough. It’s arguably important but very far from enough.

Actions, now that’s something worth considering that it may possibly potentially be a tiny bit of enough.

The intention of being there for someone on its own, does not make you be there for that person. It does not make that person benefit from your intentions in any possible way. It’s just talking words, typing sentences.

It actually makes no sense saying to someone you want to be there for him/her. If you want to be there for someone, go there and be with him or with her. Don’t just say it, as if it makes any difference at all.

Because knowing what to say and knowing what to do are 2 very very different things. And we are so scared that maybe what we know is not good enough, that we hold back from actions. We are so reserved that our actions may be rejected that we don’t even try, we don’t even put ourselves out there. And it’s true that our actions are motivated by our own experience and definitely our own feelings. But it goes without saying that not everyone feels the same way about a situation, not everyone addresses a problem the same way. Because everyone is different and unique. So every reaction of every human is different and unique.

On the other hand, you cannot reject, the thing you do not know. Had you never feel loved, you can never trully say you don’t need someone to love you, but at the same time you can never ask for it, because you simply do not know what ‘it’ stands for… You don’t know what to ask for, because you have no experience of it, you have no words to describe it, and even though you may unconsciously feel it, but you can never express yourself and ask for it.

So maybe we need to “impose” ourselves on others, until they feel what we have to give, so that they can consciously reject it (or not). No more fear. People don’t always know what they need, or want, in any particular moment.

And some others might have a lot to give, but no suitable recipient for it (or at least, some of it).

Words ain’t enough, words can be misunderstood, words can be mistranslated, words can lose their meaning if you have 1000 things in your mind which you are trying to sum up with in just a couple of words like “I’m here for you”, “What do you need?”, “What can I do for you?”. What are the chances that the person receiving those questions from you, actually realizes all the other 1000 things you have in mind and so much would like to speak out but it’s not the place or the time – and it’s probably never gonna be the time because well, rejection fear.

So, no, intention is not enough, it’s in fact very far from enough. You can act even if you didn’t intend to, and that can be half-enough. Because enough is hard to reach on its whole.

So don’t feel loved by those who know how to use nice words, words are easy, and most important words can be spoken out of a transcript. Actions can’t, not when they are truly unconditionally genuine. When you face a difficult situation, actions are bound to be unprompted.

Don’t appreciate the ones that give big promises. But perhaps you should try and take them up on their offer, regardless of the times you have been let down by people, perhaps you will find some others who are actually willing to make their promises actionable. The ones that can just be there for you. For no particular reason and surely for no particular gain. Maybe for some extra pain. But maybe they don’t mind.

Maybe someone can be there for you. Just maybe. But is that ‘maybe’ enough for you to give people a chance?

FOSDEM 1-2 February 2014

Be there 😉

Well this year I think I will do (again) my little extra trip to another city of Belgium and Antwerpen is the one on my list. Hope our work for FOSDEM preparations the previous couple of days will allow for that!