Summary of “I am Malala”

Malala’s story is unique. In case you haven’t heard about her, here is a small summary:

Malala was born in Pakistan in 1997. Her father, a teacher, has been fighting for years to provide a better education to children, and especially to girls. In the late 00’s, the Taliban slowly took control of the country, using violence to dictate their rules to the population. One of these rules was: girls should not go to school. Malala’s father, who had his own school, fought against that. He and Malala started doing public speeches to raise the awareness about this issue in…

Another sensitive subject: the abuse of women. I originally wanted to write this post when the whole Weinstein story came out in October 2017. At that moment, plenty of women decided to tell their stories through the #MeToo hashtag. My wife shared her story on her blog, I invite you to read it here. I decided it was not my place or the right time to speak. But the publication of a new sex abuse scandal in America (a US Olympic Gymnastics doctor abused hundreds of girls while massaging them), I thought it was time to write it.

I thought…

Why is traveling important? I believe traveling should be mandatory during education. It is such an incredible experience, it can have an impact on every aspect of your life and can change you forever. I experienced this when I was younger (discover my first traveling experience on my previous blog post) and it totally changed me. So here is why I think everyone should travel.

It’s so easy

It might sound like a stupid reason but it’s true. It has never been easier to travel anywhere in the world.

Prices are getting lower year after year and you can always find amazing deals…

Racism and homophobia are sensitive subjects. I wondered for a long time if I should write this article or not. But I decided to go for it. Let’s be honest, it is still a big taboo and most of the time it is not a subject discussed with strangers (and even with family and friends actually). People will judge me for what I wrote but never mind. Not talking about it won’t solve anything. I want to share my view and opinion, especially about the roots of those two issues. …

My internship in Australia in 2010 was my first travel experience on my own. I was 22 years-old, studying in France when I decided I wanted to do my master’s degree’s first internship aboard. I didn’t know at the time, but this decision totally changed my life in every possible way.

I have always been fascinated by Australia and especially by Sydney. For years I wanted to discover this city. Why? As a kid, it started because of rugby, this is the temple of rugby league!! Then I learned how nice and rich in culture the city and country were…

In case you haven’t heard, Saturday two trucks exploded in the center of Mogadishu, Somalia’s capital. At least 300 people died in this terrorist attack and there are more than 300 people injured… Sadly, we can expect those numbers to go higher in the next few days.

The world is going crazy

In the last few years there has been an increasing number of terrorist attacks around the world, especially in Europe (as a reminder, I live in France). Most of these attacks come from ISIS, but I don’t care about that right now. Whoever does it, it stays horrible and inhuman!

Since 2015, multiple…

Privacy is a hot topic online since Edward Snowden revealed the American government’s mass surveillance program a few years ago. Unfortunately, I think most people do not understand what it means and what the issues are. Quite often if you bring up the topic in a conversation, you hear “I don’t really care. I do nothing special and they won’t find anything interesting. I’ve got nothing to hide”.

What if any government could access your emails, your private social media accounts? What if they could access your own computer, turn on your webcam to watch you and listen to you…

Unfortunately we live in a world where people don’t see learning as something fun and enriching. Too many people would rather watch a stupid program on TV than read a nice book or an interesting article on Medium for instance.

Why is that? I believe it’s mainly a cultural problem. Too often we learn or do something for a reward: a mark, a degree, a title, a pay cheque. And sadly, not enough for our own pleasure and enlightenment.

The way children are educated at school is part of the issue and it has a huge influence — for most…

Since I’ve been working in a startup, my view on the world of work totally changed.

When I finished my masters degree, I was thinking like most people (at least in France): I need to find a good job as soon as possible, in a big and wealthy company, so I can earn a decent amount of money, work hard and step by step go up the ladder to earn more money, have more responsibilities, earn even more… and I’ll be happy like that.

What an idiot I was!!!

I ended up in a French startup, EEWORX, at the end…

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I’m back! After enjoying my summer, I’m back online to feed you with some interesting (or not) posts! I have a few posts planned but today I’m going to start with something I saw in the news this week.

I really need to play the lottery

As you might have heard, a really lucky American lady won $758,7M on the lottery!! After taxes, she’s going to have around $400M left (American tax is the real winner here)!

Just to give you an idea, she is suddenly going to be richer than for instance Leonardo DiCaprio, Will Smith, Robert Downey Jr…

Jérémie André

💻Blogger 🗺Traveler | Let’s see how we can make this world a better place to live in 🌍 #DoWhatYouLove #SeeTheWorld

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