DESCRIPTION – Are we conditioned by powerful determinisms? Or are we free from our destiny? In his latest book, The slips of fate. Our life choices (1), psychiatrist Laurent Schmitt tries to answer these questions.
“O Gods, give me the courage to change what I can change, the serenity to accept what I cannot change, and the wisdom to distinguish between the two.” This (apocryphal) quote from Marcus Aurelius alone sums up all the philosophical questions about the concept of fate that have troubled our societies for centuries.
Invoking the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein, the con artist Christophe Rocancourt, or even President Joe Biden, psychiatrist Laurent Schmitt invites us to understand the various motivations, conscious or unconscious, that motivate us. To better surpass them.
Reorient your life
Recently, there is a very fashionable term: “bifurcation”. Change jobs, cities or even partners. For Laurent Schmitt, this is a rather new need. “Over the past three years, I have been faced with many questions from patients who have come to see me to reorient their lives. These people who have experienced some form of loss…
Source: Le Figaro