NEWS OF THE DAY (18/05/2008):
After a long period of absence, I'm back to complete my website with a text entitled Luck or misfortune?.
As far as the translation of the next texts and reflexions is concerned, I think it will be done...some day! I'm a little (a lot? often?) lazy. So I'll probably only translate short texts, for the longer and more complicated one, I'll do it some time in the future, according to my motivation !
I invite every visitor to check the following site (in French):
It is precisely this curiosity, this versatility that makes people interesting and that enables them to be themselves, autonomous, aware, in control of their life, and to be able to enjoy their free will as much as they can.
A few years back, during a job interview, after having read my résumé, the recruiting agent told me I was paradoxical. Why? Simply because I have a baccalauréat S (the high school diploma, the S stands for Scientific), a DUT (Technological University Diploma) in Electrical Engineering and Industrial Computering, and because at the time of the job interview I was taking a class to obtain a diploma in translation, this being my job now. The recruiting agent was utterly surprised that a scientific mind could become a literary one! What a turn of event!!! How can such a thing happen? Well, simply because each individual doesn’t fit in only one box, and even though quite often a scientific mind has trouble with literature and a literary mind has trouble with mathematics, both are not incompatible with each other! The fact that at 15 I stuck on myself the label “Scientific mind” because I followed the path in which I performed best, the path I liked the most (I didn’t like reading at that time), and the pathway to success, employment and money according to my father, doesn’t mean that, after some years, I can’t add another label, be interested in languages and in psychology, and become a Buddhist! Science taught me rigor in my work, a kind of Cartesian way of thinking, a square and factual way of seeing and analysing things, while literature, via English (I translate professionally from English to French), opened my mind to the outside world, made me discover the pleasure of reading, of learning, and of knowledge, in order to have material and topics, to analyse, and things to discuss about.
I invite no one to become an anarchist, I’m not preaching, especially because I am not an anarchist myself, I force no one to visit from A to Z No Pasaran website, and I advise against taking each word written in this website as the Truth. What I wish, I say it once again, is that every individual could make the effort of reading parts of it, more precisely its Analyses section, in order to raise their head out of the TV and radio information flow, in which you never, or almost never, hear non-mainstream viewpoints, i.e. viewpoints that are not common, ready-made, preconceived, and already agreed on by the one receiving the information.
I wish every one could become active, move towards the information, towards others, take back the control of each part of their life and stop opting for the easy way, letting systematically the media, the society, their close ones or anything/anybody else impose their choices on them.
As a matter of fact, my aversion is not as much to the media (TV, newspapers, radio, the internet) as it is for the use made of them. Because media do allow us to find out what happens all over the world and to entertain ourselves after a very bad day or when we are bored at home on a rainy, cold Sunday afternoon. If the medias can lead to openness and knowledge, its massive and commercial use leads to levelling down of knowledge, culture, tastes and intelligence. However, originally, it is such a beautiful tool! It saddens me to see that capitalism, and communism in other societies, completely perverted it.
Anyway, read, talk with each other, everywhere, all the time, always, take an interest in as many things as possible, multiply the number of documents you read and of discussions you have in which you agree or disagree with the topic. Don’t spend time reading only things you agree with, although it will increase your knowledge of one topic, it will only narrow your mind.
I am going to finish this foreword with the following words I cut out from the readers’ comments page of the West Australian 2 years ago. This text never leaves my wallet.
Only after the last tree has been cut down,
November 1, 2007
I declare my website open !!!!!
Awesome, you might say. You've created your own website, terrific, but what is there in it for me?
Well, the goal of this website is particularly seflish, since it aims at sharing my thoughts, texts I liked, my likes and dislikes, my musical discoveries, etc. I've been having this urge for quite some time now to share my views about the world. I could have written a book or create a simple blog, but I chose to create my own website, which is easier to correct than a book and gives more freedom regarding the layout than a blog. Besides, i don't want just a blog to share my everyday life, I need to dig much deeper than that and share my views about the world we live in, society, life, death, religion, news, my thoughts about a text, a song, a phrase heard here or there.
In other words, it's simply my expression wall that will, let's be ambitious, some may say condescending, make the reader think. Please don't hesitate to tell me what you think, to give me a feedback of any kind, be it a language related problem (I translate everything myself from the French version), or your viewpoint about something I wrote, even if it's to contradict me!
For this, go to the Contact section of this site.
On this website, you'll find a blog (despite what I said above), texts I've found interesting, which is why I've commented them, my musical discoveries, a photo album at some point in the future, and, most importantly, the reason why I decided to make this site - as I said above - my thoughts and analyses about everything.
Have a nice time on Fushichô.com !
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