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What is the purpose of this site?

Those who do not find a fully satisfactory position between the need to earn a living in a drifting world of work, and their ethical aspirations, will find here the basis of a solid response.

Why this site?

The life program of most people is generally limited to seeking to acquire privileges, to preserve them, and to transmit them to their descendants.

Conversely, some people
because they received a truthful ethical education (based on example),
because they encountered exceptional circumstances which transformed them,
because they have a particular mental structure, or a child child with a particular mental structure,
because truth is a cardinal value for them,
are not enough, or no longer content, with such a life program.

All these highly respectable people, but also largely in the minority, and often isolated, have the greatest difficulty finding their place in our society structured by the struggle for privileges.

They find no comfort, nor even a satisfactory explanation,
nor on the side of religions whose practices never correspond to the discourse,
nor on the side of coaching which teaches to cynically play the pieces of social theater, possibly covering this with a thin layer of benevolence,
nor on the side of social networks, for exactly the same reasons,
ni du côté des psychothérapies, qui peuvent être bienveillantes, mais dont l'état de l'art est l'inefficacité liée au manque de rigueur scientifique, et au déni de la brutalité des relations sociales.

Ce site s'adresse donc à ceux pour qui un programme de vie centré sur la lutte pour les privilèges, ne suffit pas. Il apporte des réponses précises, construites, faisant parti d'un tout cohérent non idéalisé, mais demande probablement de revenir plusieurs fois sur les questions qui auront semblées obscures à la première lecture. Ce site change la vie de gens qui se donnent le mal d'en travailler - et pas seulement survoler - le contenu.

How to approach a question such as 'What am I doing with my life?'

To deal with a question, or a complex problem, it is advisable to proceed methodically, which consists of dividing the study into four stages.
1. Recognize the question or problem.
2. Conduct a serious analysis.
3. Develop an answer, or solution, often partial.
4. Implement it.

The two most common mistakes are:


deny or evade the problem,


move more or less directly from step 1 (ascertain) to step 3 (answer) by skipping step 2 (analysis).

An example of a hasty response could be "do what I really want" followed by immense doubt "do I dare to go for it or not" and possibly disillusionment "I had anticipated badly, I I was poorly prepared” or in the opposite case “I preserved my comfort, and let the meaning of my life slip away little by little”. On this site, you will find something to nourish your analysis and build your life project on more solid foundations than simple voluntarism or resignation. These solid foundations, which consist of answering a whole series of related questions beforehand, will give you confidence in your choices and help you stay on track in the face of inevitable difficulties.
More simply, 'What to do with your life?' is the question that can naturally come to our minds at certain periods of our life, but answering it seriously requires building solid philosophical foundations, that is to say clearly answering a whole series of sub-questions that seem to us less important, or not obviously linked to the original question. An example of such a sub-question is 'What is a human?' ; another is 'What is an adult?'.

For more details regarding the general methodology, refer to the question 'What are the conditions required to produce serious reasoning? Problem solving.'

Content of the site

This site consists of a personal section and a collective section.

The personal component is a philosophical upgrade. You will find in the personal section of this site content quite different from what you usually find, both on the personal development side, as well as positive psychology, or even psychoanalytic or spiritual paths. However, it is a synthesis of classical philosophy (Epicureanism and Stoicism), classical spirituality (Buddhism) ... and modern scientific method. In fact, it does not aim to choose and glorify one of these approaches, but simply to build on their contributions, and go beyond them.

The collective component is also an upgrade by presenting concepts with which we are not familiar, in order to make reading the book more accessible. From capital to reason. This site is for educational purposes, the book aims to disassemble. The book proposes a credible social organization to answer the two major questions of our time, which are respect for ecological constraints, and stopping the progressive degradation of the social fabric.
The collective component is important, because if you understand the content of the individual component, you will find that the social organization sets the limits of what can be done at the individual level. Put more simply, without a satisfactory social organization, there is hardly any individual solution. This is true both at the level of the family and at that of the State.

This site makes little reference to Catholicism, because it is the seat of many controversies that risk diverting attention from the substance. However, apart from the love of one's neighbor which is not put at the center, because it is a question of an objective and not a method, someone imbued with the word of Christ will find here many elements that are familiar to him. Above all, he will find there a more satisfying link with modern science than the Church offers, as well as a clearer articulation between individual responsibility and loyalty to his community. This site can therefore very well be seen as an attempt to formulate a catechism for the 21st century.


Each page of this site starts with a question, and provides - in principle - just below the most synthetic answer possible. The rest of the page is only intended to explain the initial synthetic response.
We wish, in the years to come, to continue to improve the treatment of each question, on the one hand via the comments, supplements, testimonials, criticisms, posted online, and on the other hand via oral exchanges and the confrontation with each other life aquired experience.

If you are a little lost at the beginning faced with the multitude of questions dealt with on this site, know that the central questions are:


What is a human, on scientific, empirical grounds, as opposed to introspection and simply plausible?


What is problem solving? How to get humans to practice it?

By exploring all these questions, you will lay very useful foundations so that you can then provide your own answer to your original question: What am I doing with my life?


Seriously studying the content of this site will first of all allow you to no longer be fooled in terms of human relationships, and become efficient in shaping them instead of just being subjected to them.

Then, the ultimate objective of this site is to create a community characterized by:

1. Social relationships are based on problem solving as opposed to the game of alliances, and facts take precedence over beliefs.

2. The goal of life is to move towards authenticity, as opposed to presenting a facade different from the substance, and ending up lying to oneself.

3. Support each other in this difficult quest in a society where this is not the norm.


2022-10-30 13:35:53 Loic Reformulation of the objective

Je ne suis pas sûr qu'un individu puisse par sa seule conscience et sa seule volonté diriger sa vie. Nous avons besoin d'un cadre social cohérent qui permette à chacun de compenser nos limites. Et c'est la définition et la mise en fonctionnement de ce cadre qui est un challenge fantastique.

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