Javier Urra analyzes in THIRTEEN the importance of the spirituality of the human being: “We are something else”

“The Midnight Rooftop” has opened its doors in THIRTEEN. The ‘late night’ hosted by María Ruiz and Antonio Hueso has had, this Monday, a very special guest: Javier Urra. The man who was the first Ombudsman for Minors began the interview by talking about his book ‘The human being, a spiritual being’: “It is not a book about religion, but about spirituality. We are something else. Human beings ask questions. We are a species capable of imagining, laughing, crying… with a CT we see the brain, but not the soul of the human being”.

Javier Urra’s book raises all those questions of the human being and talks about issues as complex as suffering, as well as questioning phrases such as “Time heals everything”: “When you lose a child in an accident… that time does not heal. When he was Ombudsman for Minors there was an attack where there were some Spanish children and they called and took them to the other sidewalk and it was a trap call and the bomb was where they were taken. Parents, who have lost a child, always speak of him as one of the others, but they have so much faith that they believe that his departure has simply been anticipated. In these cases, he is indeed therapeutic, but the book does not go there, it only raises questions about what you are living for ”. This book searches for a reason for existence.

The 024 help and suicide prevention telephone line is already operational: “It is very important that the telephone has put this telephone number. In Spain, twice as many people die from suicide than from traffic accidents. And 70% of mental pathologies have their etiology before the age of 17, so you have to work hard with children before it becomes chronic. Many times the one who does not want to continue goes hand in hand with depression ”. Javier Urra ensures that we fail on the topic of prevention and stresses the importance of going to a professional. In ‘La Azotea’ de TRECE we have spoken with Virginia Lupi, whose mother took her own life a few months ago: “she had bipolarity and was controlled until confinement got complicated. He did not have a follow-up because everything was Covid. In a matter of three months she got so bad that she left us.”

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What personal items does ‘La Caja’ by Javier Urra hide?

In this section, the guests open a box to discover its contents, an object that will bring back good memories. The first box contained a cartoon of Forges: “This cartoon was published in 1999 in the newspaper El País and he dedicated it to me. There are two children who are telling what the kings have brought them and finally one says that his father and mother have given him kisses and the other says “what luck!” I have this cartoon in my library”.

Javier Urra analyzes in THIRTEEN the importance of the spirituality of the human being: “We are something else”