I met two French people who had founded a start-up there. They left with a backpack, learned Chinese and settled down... they showed me that another life was possible. After New York, I returned to Paris and wanted to continue volunteering.
How could the education system be improved?
Through the way of teaching. In France, we are made to study everything in a broad and extensive way: we are made to learn everything and do not hold anything back. We must follow our tastes, our preferences. The subjects I really remembered were those for which I had a real interest. Mindless education produces clones. Students must be given more time to discover. We need more agile people, who are more aware of environmental and social issues not covered in standard educations.
Is there a work that inspires you?
Recently, I saw "Human," a documentary by Yann Artus Bertrand, in three volumes. He interviewed people all over the world: when we lose sight of what makes us happy, this film puts things back into focus. We come to understand the fundamentals of humanity through it. What we need is love, food, a roof... it puts the relationship between people in perspective.
Demain (tomorrow), what does it represent for you?
To create a future that we can shape, like artists. We are in charge: we can change the future!