1. Introduce yourself (tell us about yourself and who you are)
I am Cristóbal Augusto: a 36-year-old Chilean author. I am passionate about philosophy; I fervently believe that he is the mother of all sciences. I am a studious of the impact of sports on cultures and history, especially combat sports. I started writing in my teens, looking for answers to multiple questions… I still haven’t answered them all, so I keep at it.
I have explored different artistic disciplines, such as poetry, music, drawing, tattooing, and photography, among other forms of expression, but I have found my place there among articles and essays.
I created my editorial project ‘PROYECTOSUPRA’ not long ago, and I am imbued with it at the present.
2. What inspires you to do what you do every day?
To be a complete man! It sounds simple, but it is not.
I am the father of a fourteen-year-old girl, and I have made many mistakes in the past. As time has passed, and I have grown up with her, I have realized that I could have done things much better. Today I focus on optimizing my intellectual and functional work; acquire new and greater tools so that our present and future are better than our past.
I live with these two great images every day as soon as I get up: his and mine, in constant development and growth. I love to imagine the prosperity of the time to come by being better people, and having the possibility of instilling in her optimal values so that she does not make the same mistakes that I did.
3. What are some goals in life that you want to complete?
Wow, I have so many wonderful goals, man!
I want to build my own house, outside the capital, near the beach. Consolidate my editorial project and publish, not only my work, but also that of others who have not yet resolved how to do it.
In the future, I also want to implement a functional training space for various physical disciplines, which provides a service to the community; why not a foundation that through sports and physical activity can contribute to the rehabilitation of people with drug use problems or psychological illnesses.
Sport is a wonderful and very powerful channeler
4. What are some positive words that motivate you every day?
I love motivation; I look for her all the time. Virtual platforms are full of beautiful valuation messages and methods of consolidating ideas. They approach philosophy in a very didactic and dynamic way. They have revived precepts that previously we could only find in old and dusty books.
I have endless quotes from great writers I admire: Nietzsche, Marcus Aurelius, Mike Mentzer, Epictetus, Paul Waggener, among many others. He left you some:
– “If you want to reach the top, make use of your own legs: do not make yourself carried away by men.” – F. Nietzsche.
– “If you’re afraid of failure, you don’t deserve to be successful.” – C. Barkley.
– “Every time you have the opportunity to make a difference in this world, and you don’t, you are wasting your time on earth.” – R. Clemente
5. What are your thoughts about the world today?
Look, although I am a positive man, I see today with some pessimism. History is quite cyclical, and today we are going through a certain debacle. A superficial idea of modernity is pursued at all costs, wanting to break with everything old, regardless of the consequences. It is not analyzed if those more traditional methods led to the greatness in the past, bringing with them virtues to the present. In all nations we can see a lack of leaders and the existence of ambitious power leaders, who seek their own fortune by displacing the majority, and that majority does not seek improvement either. It subjugates itself to those interests as long as it does not affect its comforts.
I am concerned about the abuse of all kinds of drugs and alcohol, not only by the youngest but by people of all ages, and that relational gap between human beings.
6. What are some struggles you went through in life, and how did you overcome them to be where you are now?
If what I mentioned to you recently worries me, it’s because I lived it too. I was an addict, man! And I lived the consequences of years of abuse of all kinds of substances and a troubled life. I got into endless trouble. I was imprisoned on occasion; I used to fight with the world. I fell into a brutal depression that almost killed me a few years ago. I know exactly what I’m talking about, friend.
I lost all kinds of opportunities because of my poor perspective on life: partner, family, jobs, money, and above all the desire to live fully.
It was my parents, siblings, and a few friends who stayed by my side at all times, and led me to therapy. It took me a long time to heal. There I found my true purpose.
7. In what way would you like to have an impact on the world?
Many times we think that in order to impact others we must wait for the right moment, that perfect future, and although in some ways this is the case, and we must prepare for that impact as well, we forget that we can positively or negatively impact others with our behavior on a daily basis. If we live aggressively, we can easily screw someone’s day. The same thing happens the other way around: a good deed, even a smile, can fix another person’s day. My preparation today consists of providing cordiality and good deeds to pleasantly influence the day to day of anonymous people who may be going through bad times. If that manages to exponential it, and add physical and psychological techniques to be able to generate macro programs, like the one I mentioned to you, from a training center focused on rehabilitation, it could help change some lives.