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India : the vultures are back

Twenty years ago, the parsis living in Bombay used to offer to the vultures their own dead. Since centuries, that’s the way parsis got rid of their dead. By respecting this tradition, none of the sacred elements ( air, earth, water, fire, … Continue reading

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There is perfection in imperfection

Why do we feel we have to be good at something to try it, that we have to succeed at something in order to enjoy it, that we have to do something right before we feel accomplished ? Striving for … Continue reading

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Lesotho, the mountain kingdom

“Khotso, pula, nala”. These three words ( peace, rain, prosperity) greet people as they enter the kingdom of Lesotho, a tiny African country completely surrounded by the Republic of South Africa. The people are called Basotho ( one person is a … Continue reading

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Zarathustra’ s guide to good living

In the VI° and V° centuries BC, five of the greatest religions of the world are born ( or have been strongly reformed). These were buddhism, jaïnism ( both in India), taoism, confucianism ( both in China) and zoroastrianism in Persia ( now … Continue reading

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Corporate humour

Below are some laws that work at the right time but at the wrong place : Law of mechanical repair : After your hands become coated with grease your nose will begin to itch, or you’ll have to pee. Law … Continue reading

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Money is not what matters ( or why less is more)

One common belief is that the universe is pure abundance and all we need to do is to plug into an infinite supply of material wealth to abandon our scarcity-ridden mindset. Because money is there, it has to be spent. … Continue reading

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“Adults are not serious”

That’s what said Boris Cyrulnik, a famous neuro-psychiatrist from France. As a jewish boy during the WWII, he escaped many attempts by the nazis to send him to the concentration camps. Sometimes the Gestapo and French militiamen tried hard to arrest him ( and other … Continue reading

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