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

“The Midnight Rooftop” has opened its doors in TRECE. The ‘late night’ hosted by María Ruiz and Antonio Hueso had a very special guest this Monday: javier ura. The one who was the first Ombudsman for Minors began the interview talking about his book ‘The human being, a spiritual being’: “It is not a book about religiosity, but about spirituality. We are something else. The human being asks 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, in addition to 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 more, but 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 seeks 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 by suicide than by traffic accidents. And 70% of mental pathologies have their etiology before the age of 17, so a lot of work has to be done with children before it becomes chronic. Many times it goes hand in hand with depression if you don’t want to continue”. Javier Urra assures that we are failing on the subject of prevention and underlines the importance of going to a professional. In TRECE’s ‘La Azotea’ we spoke with Virginia Lupi, whose mother took her own life a few months ago: “She had bipolarity and was controlled until it got complicated in confinement. He didn’t have a follow up because it was all Covid. In a matter of three months she got so bad that she left us.”

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What personal objects does Javier Urra’s ‘La Caja’ hide?

In this section, guests open a box to discover its contents, an object that will bring back good memories. The first box hid a Forges vignette: “This vignette 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 “how lucky!” I have this cartoon in my library”.

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