Discovering the talents around us: Dragoș Rizea, writer and theologist

We, CGS Romania, are permanently looking for talents and today, we introduce our colleague Dragoș Rizea, student at the Faculty of Theology and writer. Dragoș is a person with special sensitivity. He is calm and reflective. This gives you a feeling of peace and kindness, when you meet him.

Being aware that, in general, people associate Theology with priests, Dragoș modestly considers himself to be a future theologist, not a priest, a saint, nor a mere human being, as he states. When asked how Theology combines with the corporative environment, he answered: ‘Of course Theology and the corporation do not have many things in common. Maybe it’s just in terms of administrative issues, but only if Theology means also the institution of the church, as a form of administration, of management. It is often said that inside the yard of Theology, a theologist should not be mistaken with a living person, with a saint, although the people of Theology, priests and professors, see future priests in their students.’

As a graduate of the Theology seminar of Buzău, Dragoș felt the natural urge to continue his studies in the same area, namely the Faculty of Theology. He is grateful to those who helped him become an individual and he believes that his professional development if only at its beginning, and that future plans will come along.

The first book Dragoș wrote originated from his desire to express himself: ‘I need to write. It helps me find more inside myself. At the same time, by his definition, writing expresses and reveals much to the outside, as well. His expression requires writing. Each person with his/her needs…’

We asked Dragoș what it meant to be a human, and his answer came in the third person because, as he likes to say, he is trying to hide his subjectivity by talking about himself as if he were another person:

‘For the author Dragoș Rizea, ‘being human’ is hard to define, maybe somewhat hard to guess, but this can also be seen from the pages of his book. I believe it is also hard to define what the human being is, however, the full answer to the question above by the second question helps me find a relative answer. Maybe the human is defined by his/her preferred fragments of life, many of them, among which he/she can choose. Each person has his/her own fragments, somewhat subjective, in a small percentage, as for people. I would love for you to get to know better the narrator of my book and to enter in the literary side of his life. As for the author Dragoș Rizea, whoever wants to get to know him better, should invite him for a beer, without drinking too much, since one is enough to make him start talking.’

In addition to this talent as a writer and a theologist, Dragoș also has other skills, hidden, as he says: ‘I am quite good at catching a FIFA ball, I can jump at over 2.8 m in distance, I can give useful advice to my friends – I believe this is why I only have a few – and the most important thing is that sometimes I just sit imagining myself over the year, however, without knowing where this guy wants to go. And, believe me, they are hidden.’

His advice for his corporate colleagues is: ‘You need to keep reading, to keep reading something else besides the reports and the formal pages you read every day. This means that you need to see book fragments, made of words, which come to life in the life you live. You should see life in literary terms!’