Friday, April 14, 2006

an inquiring mind and humble spirit

Ancestor Dr. Ernesto Guevara de la Serna
aka: CHE
born: 1928
Crossed over-1967

at the UN General Assembly 1964

" We must, then, begin to erase our old concepts and begin to draw closer and closer to the people and to be increasingly aware. We must approach them not as before. You are all going to say, 'No. I like the people. I love talking to workers and peasants, and I go here or there on Sundays to see such and such.' Everybody has done it. But we have done it practising charity, and what we have to practice today is solidarity. We should not go to the people and say, 'Here we are. We come to give you the charity of our presence, to teach you our science, to show you your errors, you r lack of culture, your ignorance of elementary things.' We should go instead with an inquiring mind and a humble spirit to learn at that great source of wisdom that is the people.

Later we will realize many times how mistaken we were in concepts that were so familiar they became part of us and were an automatic part of our thinking. Often we need to change our concepts, no only the general concepts, the social or philosophical ones, but also sometimes, our medical concepts...."

CHE Guevara on Medicine

Che's homemade moccasins worn as he crossed over

May the ancestors be pleased with his efforts


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