At the time of Covid-19, many are those who advise, following Emmanuel Macron, to find “A sense of the essential”. Is confinement an opportunity to take advantage of this mental load that causes almost 20% of French people to suffer, according to an Ipsos survey?
While the consumer society generally saturates the heart and mind with information, injunctions, activities and other obligations, today everything is slowed down. Or almost. Because our habits of doing everything, all the time, everything good, for everyone are hard and last.
So we are summoned or tempted to take the opportunity to… read Proust again, work when possible, cook blanquette and cheese cake, do a spring cleaning, participate in a world meditation at 4:45 am, marvel at the nature taking back its rights; understand and teach the Pythagorean Theorem to our children, while keeping smile and hope. Finally do everything we didn’t have