Over time… by Jean-Louis Servan-Schreiber

- through Sophie Solere

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“I took pleasure in writing this resolutely positive book, in an era that is hardly so. It deals with God, the ego, emotion, animals, values, doubt, our relationship to the media. I see there that, without the slightest chauvinism, I was lucky to be born French.

The red thread of this adventure? Time, my implacable master in all things, didn't Cioran say: ''I kill time and time kills me. We are at ease between assassins.'' But in the meantime I have lived exquisite hours and joyful seasons. It's because, very early on, I undertook to tame this despot, to extract from life everything that was possible. The years, the decades have passed, they have transformed me.

I learned that, contrary to what Léo Ferré used to sing, no “over time… not everything goes away.” I launched newspapers, a radio, books. I got intense satisfaction from it, but that's behind me. Memories do not give life, family, couple, friendship, yes. They make the honey of my late years, which I taste every day. »


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Sophie Solere

Sophie Solère is an economic and social journalist who has been interested for years in the environment and interdependence. She works for Buddhist News, a media platform dedicated to Buddhist spirituality and wisdom. By practicing yoga and meditative dance, Sophie discovered the power of spiritual journeys, which offer so many paths to (re)find yourself. She is dedicated to sharing inspiring stories and valuable advice on spiritual practice and the environment with Buddhist News readers.

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