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Man who wanted to change the world

There was a man who wanted to change the world and who lived in a city which avoided touching the sea. Once, the man who wanted to change the world travelled to other city which in other country also avoided touching the sea.

The city where the man who wanted to change the world lived had two art schools  and the same happened in the city where one day the man travelled to. There he met local artists of that city which was not his. One of them was called Samir Lucas.

The man who had the opportunity to meet Samir Lucas had studied art in one of the two schools of his city and it was not that he had chosen this school, it was simply that the man who wanted to change the world did not know that there were two art schools and he entered the one where a friend of his was studying, anyway, she was the one who had convinced him to study art. Even before meeting this friend who had convinced him to study art, the man who wanted to change the world did not know that there were art schools in the city where he lived.

Once inside his art school, the man who wanted to change the world did his first paintings and drawings and engravings and sculptures passionately, and among that doing the man realized he wanted to get infected with his classmates’ doing.  And, together with his classmates, the man who wanted to change the world discovered there were two types of students of art in his school. On the one hand, there were the artists and on the other hand, there were the ones who, as him, wanted to change the world. Then, it was only when the wish to change the world went on holidays that the man who wanted to get infected with his classmates’ doing found the time to paint, and he did it again passionately. The man used to think that somebody intelligent had almost certainly invented those holidays.

Changing the world had very clear rules in those days, rules that with the passing of time made the man who wanted to change the world feel lazy to remember them. Maybe the rules are clear because we put them in the sun, the man also used to think. But with the passing of time and as it was expected, the man and his classmates whose doing he wanted to get infected with, discovered that it was possible and more bearable and even necessary to paint while they were changing the world. In this way the man and his classmates could also realize that the world was changing them. But the really important thing they discovered was that in order to do good painting and change the world at the same time, while the world was changing them, they had to learn to be them themselves.   
And all this appeared as thought in the man who wanted to change the world while he was looking at how Samir Lucas did his paintings in a horizontal direction. And the man was really pleased when he realized that his new friend, who also lived in a city which avoided touching the sea and had two art schools, brought back this thought to him.

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