When non-doing is better

One thing I’ve come to real­ize more and more in our soci­ety, is our ten­den­cy to inter­vene all the time in every­thing, for the sake of the inter­ven­tion. Things are being changed, teams are being shuf­fled, plans are being remade, … all the time, espe­cial­ly with a new-com­er.

 

Reframing our window

For a decade now and with a sur­pris­ing increase dur­ing the last years, I tend to encoun­ter a lot of words used with­out any inter­est for their basic def­i­n­i­tion, think­ing only about cre­at­ing or increas­ing some ”wow” fac­tor. Those words I keep see­ing? Exclusivity, Groundbreaking, Revolutionary, Unique, Innovation, … 

 

Turn on the light

Like a lot of peo­ple, I woke up the 9th of November fac­ing a glob­al headache. A headache we could have seen com­ing, which has slow­ly built out­side of our bub­bles, just next to it in fact. Those talks, remarks, “jokes” that slow­ly built through­out the years and that we have all heard dur­ing our fam­i­ly or friends gath­er­ing, …

 

Introverts in a world of rainbow extroversion

I’ve always felt a bit dis­tant from the LGBT world, felt like I didn’t fit in, that it wasn’t a place for me at all. But I came to think, thanks to the book Quiet by Susan Cain, that the main prob­lem I have with the LGBT world is that it’s entire­ly aimed toward extro­verts. I’ve nev­er been the par­ty kind or things like that (which has always sound­ed a bit weird to most of my friends…), but even in gay bars do I find it dif­fi­cult.