Our cities have been characterized by people of different origin. Some come in search of new opportunities of work, study or to follow the steps of relatives who preceded him. Some have sense of belonging and others do not. Some are happy and others seek the first opportunity to return. There are those who already feel as if they were native and others that are still considered outsiders.
In all, case, we live mixed, intertwined and we accept each other. In reality it is not so easy to know who is here and who the of beyond. We invite you to answer the following test. If you are here, it will reaffirm their identity. If on the other hand, will discover how close (or far) is resemble here: 1. first thing someone here does in the morning is: a. prepare the coffee; b.
take coffee; c. ask the neighbor a little water to make coffee; d. bathe (when there is water); none of the above. 2. The color of water here is: a. cloudy; b. crystalline; c. cloudy, but making an effort you can take; d. costly; e. what water? 3. The first strike that was made here to protest the lack of water was: a. twenty years ago; b. it ten years ago; c. it two years ago; d. a year ago, but you could not leave because it found no water for bathing. 4 Point to which of these phrases are heard most frequently: a. this town is going to end; b. this year has been worse than the previous ones; c. so-and-so stole but did; d. This anyone; not fix it all of the above. 5. The people here is characterized by: a. throw the trash on the street; b. say that it will never vote and then vote by a friend of the compadre (I do deal with you, buddy, and then return to repentance; c. vote by anyone who is not of the group that has ruled in the past seven years; d. repent of having voted for whom voted it and miss the old days of those who both criticized; e. all of the above.) 6. When paving one Street: a. baptized with the name of any politician of yesteryear; b. a short time break it because the aqueduct company must do some work; c. the town is indebted and lasts ten years paying for it; d. rain (or other) waters and sand are responsible for clear pavement. E. what pavement? 7. The symbol more representative here is: a. a crab because it represents the way in which we move forward; b. a cow tail, because it symbolizes the way in which we progress: back and down; c. a chameleon, because it represents the beliefs of the majority; d. a toad and you don’t know why. Alejandro Rutto Martinez is a renowned journalist and Colombian writer, linked as a teacher at several Colombian universities. He is author of four books and co-author of three others in which addresses the theme of leadership, ethics, and human development. He is frequently invited as a speaker at conferences, forums, and other academic events. Get in touch with him through corrreo or call it cell 300 8055526.