Individus & Consciences: en quête de sens
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Individus & Consciences: en quête de sens
Individus & Consciences: en quête de sens
La série "en quête de sens", agrège et propose des pistes pour (re)penser nos vies et notre relation au bonheur. Dans "Individus & Consciences", nous (re)pensons comment (re)trouver du sens à travers un travail individuel sur soi et une prise de conscience.
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Science Confirms It: Your Crappy Boss Is Making You Unhappy

Science Confirms It: Your Crappy Boss Is Making You Unhappy | Individus & Consciences: en quête de sens | Scoop.it
A boss's technical competence is inextricably linked to workers' well-being. Here, seven key insights from a new working paper.
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While it may be intuitive that a boss's competence can influence a worker's happiness, the same can be said for any number of other factors, including education, earnings, job tenure, and the type of work done (e.g. public versus private sector). What the researchers found, comparing the strength of all these variables, was that supervisor competence was the "single strongest predictor" of employee well-being (below). "It dominates any of the more conventional influences upon people’s job satisfaction, including the role of worker remuneration," they write.

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Quelles espérances dans notre société désenchantée ? / France Inter

Quelles espérances dans notre société désenchantée ? / France Inter | Individus & Consciences: en quête de sens | Scoop.it
Je veux vous parler aujourd’hui d’un bien commun auquel nous ne pensons pas assez souvent, dont nous ignorons trop souvent l’importance : un bien commun, c’est quelque chose qu’il faut savoir partager pour se sentir un peu plus proches les uns des...
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Il nous faut être des "redresseurs d'espérance", faire l'inventaire de nos possibles, dans un espace de liberté intérieure que nul ne nous prendra.

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The Six Varieties of Love | Roman Krznaric

Need a cure for romantic love? Then turn to the Ancient Greeks, who identified six different kinds of love. Writer and cultural thinker Roman Krznaric talks ...
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Which variety of love would you like to cultivate more?

-> Eros: the sexual passion or desire

-> Filia:  the friendship based on sacrifice, loyalty,...

-> Ludus: the playful love

-> Pragma: the mature love, deep understanding, compromise & tolerance

-> Agape: the selfless love, the universal & gift love ("standing in love")

-> Philautia: the self love, the bad one (narcisic love of the self, aiming at personal fame & fortune) vs. the good one (self confidence that enables us to have a lot of love for others)

 

If you feel like you are lacking love in your life, it might be useful to map out your different varieties of love, the bonds you create with many different people: not just your partner but also friends, family, others around you and even yourself...

Because we only feel FULL OF LOVE when we cultivate its diverse forms, not just romantic love!

 

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This Is Your Brain on Heartbreak

This Is Your Brain on Heartbreak | Individus & Consciences: en quête de sens | Scoop.it
Why does getting dumped hurt physically? Meghan Laslocky explains where that feeling comes from, and what it's good for.
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"So as far as brain wiring is concerned, romantic love is the motivation to obtain and retain the object of your affections.

But romance isn’t the only thing that stimulates increases in dopamine and its rocketlike path through your reward system. Nicotine and cocaine follow exactly the same pattern: Try it, dopamine is released, it feels good, and you want more—you are in a “goal-oriented motivational state.” Take this to its logical conclusion and, as far as brain wiring is concerned, when you’re in love, it’s not as if you’re an addict. You are an addict."

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Awakening - What is consciousness?

Awakening - What is consciousness? | Individus & Consciences: en quête de sens | Scoop.it
Since its introduction in 1846, anesthesia has allowed for medical miracles. Limbs can be removed, tumors examined, organs replaced—and a patient will feel and remember nothing. Or so we choose to believe.
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Jim Collins's review of The Plague by A. Camus

Jim Collins's review of The Plague by A. Camus | Individus & Consciences: en quête de sens | Scoop.it

The Plague, by Albert Camus. In this novel Camus wrestles with the question, How do we find meaning in a seemingly meaningless—and certainly brutal and alienating—world? His answer: we must create our own meaning by infusing our tasks with a sense of purpose and by seeking human connection. What does that have to do with management and leadership? Everything. The builders of great organizations appreciate people's deep yearning for meaning, and they instill a shared sense of purpose and create tightly knit cultures that bond people together. Sam Walton made discount retailing a meaningful pursuit, as David Packard did with technology, and Mary Kay Ash did with selling cosmetics.

Roxane Schultz's insight:

Dans La Peste, Camus se demande:

"Comment trouver du sens dans un monde qui s'il semble être dénué de signification, n'est certainement pas dépourvu de brutalité et aliénation?"

 

Sa réponse: il nous faut créer notre propre sens, en insufflant une raison d'être à nos actes et en recherchant la connexion humaine.

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22 Things Happy People Do Differently

22 Things Happy People Do Differently | Individus & Consciences: en quête de sens | Scoop.it
There are two types of people in the world: those who choose to be happy, and those who choose to be unhappy. Contrary to popular belief, happiness doesn’t come from fame, fortune, other people, or...
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Evacuer la rancuneTraiter tout un chacun avec bontéTransformer les problèmes en challengeExprimer sa gratitude pour ce que l’on a déjàRêver en grandNe pas ressasser les petits détailsParler des autres en bienNe jamais se trouver des excusesEtre absorbé dans le présentSe réveiller à la même heure chaque jourEviter les comparaisons socialesChoisir ses amis judicieusementNe jamais chercher l’approbation d’autruiPrendre le temps d’écouterSoigner ses relations socialesMéditerBien mangerFaire de l’exerciceVivre simplementDire la véritéEtablir un contrôle personnelAccepter ce qui ne peut être changé
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How Goethe can change your life – 3 lessons for 2013

How Goethe can change your life – 3 lessons for 2013 | Individus & Consciences: en quête de sens | Scoop.it
So you’ve drawn up your list of New Year’s resolutions. Some are probably achievable, like giving up eating chocolate for breakfast. Others may be more daunting because they represent a...
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1. Break Conventions

...if we wish to transform our own lives, we may have to defy cultural norms and risk standing out from the crowd.

2. Launch yourself into life

...self-understanding comes not only from philosophical introspection but from experiential ‘outrospection’.

3. Act first, think later

...if we truly want to change the way we live; there may come a point where we simply have to stop thinking and planning, and take action.

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The Era of Outrospection | Roman Krznaric

The Era of Outrospection | Roman Krznaric | Individus & Consciences: en quête de sens | Scoop.it

Introspection is out, and outrospection is in.  Start Empathy contributor Roman Krznaric reveals how the art of empathy can not only enrich one's own life but also help to create social change.

Roxane Schultz's insight:

Outrospection: the idea of discovering who you are and what to do with your life by stepping outside yourself, discovering the lives of other people and other civilisations.
In the era of outrospection, the ultimate art is EMPATHY as a philosophy of life. 

In order to achieve radical social change, Krznaric campaigns for a "Revolution of Human Relationships", relationships that would be based not on power strikes nor greed, but on the ability to undersand others.

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Ten Virtues for the Modern Age

Ten Virtues for the Modern Age | Individus & Consciences: en quête de sens | Scoop.it
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"Throughout history, societies have been interested in fostering virtues, in training us to be more virtuous, but we're one of the first generations to have zero public interest in this. You're allowed to work on your body (going to the gym has very high status as an activity), but announce that you're going to work on being more virtuous, and people will be guaranteed to look at you as if you're insane."


It seems that if we are the first generation to have absolutely no interest in cultivating our virtues, the phenomenon might find its roots way earlier, when capitalism was introduced as the basis for our current socio-economic models.


I find it interesting to link this article with a piece written recently by Robert Skidelsky for Project Syndicate, called, "Life after Capitalism" where he explains that:

"Before  the “spirit of capitalism” entered human affairs, markets for buying and selling were hedged with legal and moral restrictions. A person who devoted his life to making money was not regarded as a good role model. Greed, avarice, and envy were among the deadly sins. Usury (making money from money) was an offense against God.

It was only in the eighteenth century that greed became morally respectable. It was now considered healthily Promethean to turn wealth into money and put it to work to make more money, because by doing this one was benefiting humanity."


Read more at http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/life-after-capitalism#VfhkhBUfB1xkpgWm.99

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Peter F. Drucker, The Practice Of Management

Peter F. Drucker, The Practice Of Management | Individus & Consciences: en quête de sens | Scoop.it

Jim Collins: "When young people ask, "What can I do to make a difference?" one of the best answers lies right here in this book. Get your hands on an organization aligned with your passion, if not in business, then in the social sectors. If you can't find one, start one. And then lead it—through the practice of management—to deliver extraordinary results and to make such a distinctive impact that you multiply your own impact by a thousand-fold." 

Roxane Schultz's insight:

Drucker's goal is to make our economy more productive in order for our society to be more productive and most of all, more humane.

 

"There are two ways to change the world: the pen (the use of ideas) and the sword (the use of power). Drucker chose the pen, and thereby rewired the brains of thousands who carry the sword. Those who choose the pen have an advantage over those who wield the sword: the written word never dies."

Jim Collins

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