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Plant a tree, have a child and write a book.

Temps de lecture — 8 minutes. Plant a tree, have a child, and write a book. The whole idea is that these three will survive by you. They will be your legacy. In a hopeful way of thinking, they will live long after you’re gone and benefit others. It’s not about ticking the cases. Certainly not. But it is about doing things the right way. What is the point of planting a tree if you don’t make sure it gets the best conditions it needs? What is the point of having a kid if you don’t dedicate your time and your love to him/her ? What…

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How did we meet ?

Temps de lecture — 3 minutes. I know. From this utterly cheesy title, you think it is all about romance and stuff. Not at all. Sorry, romantic people. Not today ! Well, to be honest, it is about a romantic relationship… with your own brain. A love and hate relationship with your own memory. How did we meet ? I get this strange feeling every time I come across someone I have not talked to in months. Someone that I have known for a very long time, sometimes too. I often ask myself, “how did we meet?”. And very often I am left without an answer.…

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It’s coming.

Temps de lecture — 2 minutes. One morning, my wife and I were talking in the living room while our son was still asleep. Suddenly, the movements we hear in the bedroom are like hints. She looks in the direction of the hall leading to the bedroom and says : “It’s coming”. What a beautiful way to describe the wake of our own son, isn’t it? “It’s coming”. Like a heavy storm heading towards us with threatening dark gray clouds. In so many ways, kids take us by storm. Not only in the morning. All the time. They are always full of energy when you’re not.…

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The time-stealers.

Temps de lecture — 3 minutes. No police in the world can arrest them. No prosecutor, no judge, no magistrate can convict them. So much so that they have become the hyper-powerful people of modern times, so much so that they are free of all social and moral norms, to the point of enjoying total immunity. What exactly do they steal? Seconds, minutes and sometimes even hours. They are non-violent vampires, thirsty not for blood, but for time; the single most precious non-renewable resource we have. With no leaders and no clergy, they are the most dangerous unorganized gang in the world. Yet no one dares…

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The movement is contagious.

Temps de lecture — < 1 minutes. The world of watchmaking is divided. For some, a watch is a simple everyday object whose primary function is to tell the time. For others, it is a unique and exceptional work of art, which arouses admiration and sometimes justifies indecent prices to own one. Still others perceive it as a fashion object, a simple accessory that reflects their personality.   Whatever the case, if you observe the object carefully, you may find that the movement is contagious. The initial energy, produced by a succession of complex steps, generates the movement of the second hand at a steady pace. It…

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Love people. Use things.

Temps de lecture — 3 minutes. There is a misconception about people who declare not to be attached to things. Some think that, by being detached to things, they have managed to detached themselves from other people. They think that this philosophy leads to live superficial relationships with others. That they don’t care for the existence of others than themselves. That, they are selfish. I have crossed paths with many people who have shared this thought with me. As if, the love and attachment you feel for things, mirrors the love you have for people. This is absurd. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. By detaching…

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