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Tout se joue avant 100 ans!
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Give free rein to your sense of play in love, at work, and in everyday life

Original Title

Tout se joue avant 100 ans! Éveillez votre sens du jeu en amour, au travail et dans la vie de tous les jours

In life, we either play or are played with...

When you were a child, did they give you the idea that there was a difference between the playground and the schoolroom? That working was not a game? Did they convince you there was a difference between the “serious” love of older people and the “puppy” love of youth? Say good-bye to these ideas. It's time to “revolutionize” the world together!

This book invites you to awaken your sense of play in every aspect of your life. The sense of play is the room you give yourself to invent your daily life when you feel like it's hemming you in. It's also the room you give to others so they can surprise you and challenge your prejudices. And lastly it's your unique way of lighting up the world, like a lighthouse, and contributing your small spark of craziness to the universe.

This book challenges you to play with everything and, more importantly, with nothing. And if you're afraid you won't succeed, don't worry. It's never too late to become a child. Contrary to what people would have you believe, it's not the first five years that count. It's the first 100!

Strong points

A one-of-a-kind book: a playful essay where the rigour of psychology, the game of philosophical questioning and the freedom of metaphorical language intermingle.
The book itself is presented as a game: you play at becoming a beacon (the metaphor of the lighthouse keeper is central to the book)
A profound reflection on playfulness, touching on up-to-the-minute issues (Internet addiction, the obligation to perform, conformism, etc.)
Innovative concepts such as gamification, normopathy, “Awe”, “Flow”, etc., are discussed, without advocating any particular approach.
The exercises suggested are fun and require the reader's active participation; you'll be encouraged to draw, make cut-outs, etc. See complete product information (French)
Price : 
24.95 $ CAD
Publication date : 
January 2015
Category : 
Psychology & Self-Help
Pages : 
208 pages


Jean-François Vézina

Jean-François Vézina

Psychologist Jean-François Vézina dares to step off well-trodden paths. His original approach in books and lectures consists mainly of putting a bit of poetry back into the often narrow and conventional discourse of popular psychology. He also composes electronic music.

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