The Latin term vetustus He arrived in Spanish as ancient . It's about a adjective that qualifies what results ancient, archaic or aged . For example: "I'm tired of this ancient furniture: I'm going to buy a new closet", “We should not choose a president with such an old thought”, “Making the trip with this old truck was an odyssey”.
Vetusto is a idea that can be applied to physical elements or to symbolic or abstract issues . Take the case of clothing: trousers can be qualified as ancient if it was manufactured many years ago and has an aesthetic that does not match current fashion. In this case, the qualification is applied on a specific garment, developed with a certain fabric, designed in a specific way and that exhibits a certain color.
As with any other term used to denote an opinion or personal appreciation about a characteristic or property of an object, it is not something irrefutable. When we rate an object of ancient we do it taking into account our own criteria, evaluating its appearance and features, and then contrast them with the parameters we have related to age, the antiquity , and each person can understand these concepts in a different way.
On the other hand, it is sometimes possible for any observer to agree on the use of the word ancient, although for this to happen it is necessary that there are conventions accepted by all. An example may be the age of living beings; science has been in charge of cataloging how much species it has found on Earth, and of indicating the approximate life expectancy of each one, in addition to the differences of each stage they are going through. In this way, an elderly tree with a clear wear on its trunk and branches could be described as ancient by most people.
An idea, on the other hand, can be described as ancient when it is linked to a way of thinking that is dated or out of place according to the socially accepted criteria of the time. If a deputy affirms that homosexuality is a disease , your thinking will be marked as ancient. It is currently understood that sexual orientation depends on each individual and does not obey a disorder of any kind. Decades ago, on the other hand, much of society considered that homosexuality was something that was wrong with the individual and should be corrected, solved or cured.
As unfortunate as it may seem, humanity is still far from a maturity that allows him to live in peace and harmony, which is why old ideas are more common than they should. Just as homophobia reigns in many parts of the world, so does machismo, specism and racism, along with many other forms of contempt and discrimination based on both physical appearance and beliefs, gender and tastes.
It is somewhat overwhelming to recognize that there are always more social problems than we think, that Our effort to improve and open our minds is never enough . We must accept others without prejudice , regardless of their sexual orientation, race or religion, as well as we must create societies in which the sex of each person is not a conditioner for the opportunities they receive, but we must also respect the other species, avoid any form of exploitation and torture, and the list continues.
Giano Vetusto Finally, it is the name of a small Italian commune with little more than 600 inhabitants, located in the region from Campania .