“Man is the only animal capable of self destruction.” – Jose “Pepe” Mujica
Passionate Words of Wisdom From the Former President of Uruguay
Jose Mujica, the former president of Uruguay, had a very humble beginning. Working as a farmer in his youth, he then was a Tupamaros Freedom Fighter in the 60’s and 70’s, but was eventually detained by the dictatorship from 1973 to 1985. He was imprisoned as their hostage, and spent his time in solitary confinement, pondering the condition of humanity. Through his time, he developed a philosophy he strongly advocates…live a life focused on sobriety; and live with what is necessary and fair. Find happiness within, without having to consume what’s playing on our animalistic tendencies.
This 10 minute clip features Mujica’s powerful words, and should be watched in its entirety. He shares sagacious wisdom, through the eyes of man who has a pure love for life and all beings on our planet. He points out the flaws in the political system that has us draining our resources for the opulence that traumatizes our environment. May he be heard, and his passion felt.
This interview clip is from the 3-part documentary HUMAN: www.human-themovie.org