Jean-Baptiste de Montety

Amsterdam, France

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Jean-Baptiste de Montety
Posted over 2 years ago
Laura Carstensen: Older people are happier
The idea that we are living twice longer today than we did before is a misconception based on baised statistics. What makes the life expectancy so short before is a high rate of death in early chilhood. When you would pass the chilhood test and did not die in an accident you had roughly the same life span as today.
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Jean-Baptiste de Montety
Posted almost 3 years ago
Brené Brown: Listening to shame
I think that what Renée says is misleading because not anyone if free to express his vulnerability. There is a bif difference between men and women, women are more free to show vulnerability. You can see that very clearly when it come to finding a romantic partner. If you are a guy and that you show vulnerabilty,most women just won't find you interesting for romance anymore and they will suddently concider you as a friend, and it is not always what you want as a guy. So if you want to be "lucky" you have to be the tough guy.
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Jean-Baptiste de Montety
Posted almost 3 years ago
Jonathan Haidt: Religion, evolution, and the ecstasy of self-transcendence
The point of this talk is precisly to show that they are no contradiction between being yourself and being part of a group. The vitues that you duscribe are abstract concepts which can hold a group better together, they are just the begins of the religious feeling. It is my point of view that religions are niether good or bed but just a primary human need deeply embedded into or instinct.
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Jean-Baptiste de Montety
Posted about 3 years ago
Richard Wilkinson: How economic inequality harms societies
This is so true! You spoke my mind. Immigration is killing the developed world; I saw enough to have no doubt about that. It's about time society realize that about this. And I'm not speaking here about Chinese immigration, I'm speaking about the one every one knows. As the Christ said: They have eyes to see but do not see.
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Jean-Baptiste de Montety
Posted over 3 years ago
Should Drugs be Legalised?
YEP they should, and not only in obvious case like marijuana, they all should. I never could understand why drugs are not legal. Of course they can be dangerous but cars are dangerous as well killing thousands of people every years. You'll retort that we need cars to go from A to B while drugs as no practical use. To that I would say yes, but they are an amazing experience into your conscience. I believe that if you are not addicted, they can make you a better person. Furthermore, making something illegal doesn't make it desapear, as it's well explained above.
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Jean-Baptiste de Montety
Posted over 3 years ago
Tim Ferriss: Smash fear, learn anything
You don't get it. The thing is that he was able to learn that, wich is great. BUT the idea underlying all this speech is: how did he find the time to do all that. And that you can find in his book which is a great one, so buy the book and thank again.
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Jean-Baptiste de Montety
Posted over 3 years ago
JK Rowling: The fringe benefits of failure
If such a brilliant person can know faillure, we all can. If at some point of her life, she hadn't take the decision to make her dream real, she would still be in poverty, nobody would have heard about harry potter - which would have been a shame - and she wouldn't have gave us this amazing speech. I'm more convieced than ever that imagination is the fuel of life, and I'm tanked up. Thanks J.K.
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Jean-Baptiste de Montety
Posted over 3 years ago
Wadah Khanfar: A historic moment in the Arab world
Let's get things straight: For those who support those arab revolutions, tell me ONE revolution which has improved people's condition (the american revolution doesn't count because it was more an independance war). If you can tell me that, I would be very curious to hear it. If you can't, just tell me why those arab revolutions (well as any revolution, there are more civil wars than anything else) would differ from those of the past. What many don't understand is that weath and happiness of nations has little to do with their regime but more with the dicipline and capability of its people.