I recently watched a Ted Talk with the director JJ Abrams.
In case you don't know who he is, well he is famous for the TV show, Lost (never seen it) and some other big name pictures, such as Star Trek and Mission Impossible 3. I loaded his Ted Talk below.
Abrams speaks fast, (like he snorted caffeine before he took the stage) so you may (or may not) have to adjust to his syle of communication.
Why am I bringing this up? Well, one huge cultural difference I have noticed between the French and Americans is their willingness to disclose personal information. The Americans throw it all out there. Am I guilty of it? Of course, just read my blog. The French, on the other hand, are more reserved.
In fact, there is a French proverb from the author Florian (Jean-Pierre Claris de Florian actually) who wrote: Pour vivre heureux, vivons cachés: "In order to live happily, live hidden" The French abide by this simple rule. I understand this now and attempt to live by it, however my blog here does shed some light on my parts of my private life, just enough though!
Florian, and to a certain extent, Abrams, both talk about creating a little mystery! It is what keeps people interested! All the best fables, fairytales, stories, shows do! So, why not take Florian and Abrams' advice -- Be the Mystery! That could go for everything in your life -- personally, your family, professionally.... Always keep them guessing, darling!
It is what the French and more recently JJ have taught me! ENJOY!
Bonjour et Bienvenue!
Thank you for stopping by for a spell!
I am a 40-something year old American woman. Born in Texas, raised in Las Vegas!
Frenchified for Life
is a fabulous little lifestyle blog about truly embracing French life!
My intent is to simply inspire you to create something unique and beautiful in your everyday life. The French have this wonderful and annoying habit of seeing the world through rose colored glasses, might as well learn something from them!
That said, I lift my glass to you!
By the way, I mention the name Cachou (or The Cash) a lot, I'm referring to her...