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Being Right Being Wrong

Why, at some moments, it is so important to be right? Why it becomes so important to proof to ourselves and to others that our opinions or our actions are correct?
The answer is quite simple: being right reassures us. It is a way to know that we didn’t do anything wrong and eventually that other people are on the wrong side.

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The need to learn

Let’s continue the topic of the difference between what is important and what is urgent. In my last articles, we talked about taking time for ourself. We noticed that what is urgent makes us react automatically and neglect what is important in our life. What is nourishing our hearts, minds and relationships.
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Urgency VS Importance

I’m back after one week in Malta where my main activity was focusing on 3 projects: writing the structure of my book, reading Bruno Latour and organizing an event. The schedule I created for myself worked just perfectly: starting every day with a walk until the beach, having a swim in the cool water, back at the hotel, breakfast and then starting to “work”. It amazed me how being away from the daily life AND having a clear focus made me experience the difference between what is important and what is urgent. Even if I had my computer with me, I could easily retain myself from controlling every e-mail coming in.
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The connection between the visible and the invisible

At the end of the last year, I gave, with a friend, a workshop* aiming to increase consciousness about the challenges that our planet, and us with her, are facing.
One of our participants, a young man from Mongolia, shared with us a very interesting observation. He said that in one hand, in the western society, we are very busy, even obsessed, by the material world. In the other hand, we constantly neglect, even forget, about what is invisible to our eyes.
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Taking care of what we own

I am reading an extremely interesting book written by Bruno Latour, a French philosopher. He explores the topic of why it is so difficult for us, for our societies, to shift our mindset about how we consume… our planet. I have to admit that the content of this book is intense and sometimes difficult to completely follow. But he proposes many considerations that fascinate and inspire me. I would like to share one of them with you.
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