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« Be aware of the fact that you are the luckiest human beings in the history of humanity; you have inherited the successes and failures of numerous generations. »

 

Association Une Vie® is a non-profit French non-profit organization (“loi 1901”) founded in 2017 by its current president Sébastien Brochot and its treasurer Brigitte Sion. The organization is committed to promoting respect between people, as well as encouraging fulfillment of individuals and their community.

 

Registration, statutes and regulations of the non-profit organization

Non-profit organization “loi 1901” registered under the number W751237833 with the Prefecture of Police of Paris.
Publication in the “Journal officiel” 149/8 of 25/02/2017 under number 1232.
SIREN #829 344 902 (INSEE).
Association Une Vie® is a registered trademark with the INPI under number 174335395.

See the statutes of the non-profit organization (in French)
See the rules of procedure of the non-profit organization (in French)

The minutes of the meetings of the board of directors are freely available to the members of the non-profit organization (make an application via the contact form).

The 2017 activity report will be available online at the end of February 2018.

Read the founding text "Letter to Humankind — The Courage of Kindness"

Letter to Humankind — The Courage of Kindness

My dear children,

I write to you from the bottom of my soul, where it is cold tonight. I wish I had the courage to love better.
Life is a wonderful gift. But it takes so long to find oneself.
We spend so much time untying the knots of our history until we finally learn to love ourselves and others deeply.
I am giving you the following advice so that you can share it with your children, friends and enemies.
Don’t miss out on life. It is fleeting.
Never give up. Run away from disillusionment and cynicism.
Be the entrepreneurs of the future; build the world that you dream of.
Some people destroy; you should strengthen and improve what already exists.
Some tremble and hide; you should face your enemies and your fears; take the time to discover and meet people.
Some blindly follow baseless rules, or pray every day at the same time without knowing to whom or why; you should behave with dignity, not out of fear but out of conviction.
Some destroy their bodies or tear up their souls; you should take the time to heal your wounds.
Some take advantage of others, or become richer at their expense, and treat them as objects; you should work towards mutual enrichment based on respect and esteem.
Share your knowledge; listen before you speak. Be courageous enough to keep quiet when you don’t know. Do learn.
When you face taunting, ingrained thinking, or pessimism, persevere and pursue your fight.
Be aware that any type of extremism reveals immaturity.
Do not be enslaved to objects or beliefs; don’t be imprisoned in a cage made of pixels, fabric or metal. Why lock yourself in when life offers so many opportunities?
Be kind to living beings. All living beings.
Don’t look away out of weakness.
Don’t display your inner self out of vanity.
Talk together rather than be afraid alone; cowardice kills self- esteem and trust for others.
Be resolutely optimistic by choice and by conviction.
Be kind to yourself and to future generations.
Be aware of the fact that you are the luckiest human beings in the history of humanity; you have inherited the successes and failures of numerous generations. Never have human beings enjoyed so many riches, so much comfort, security, care, leisure, knowledge, and shared humanity.
Talk simply to your children; take the time to explain the world to them, without scaring them. Above all, listen to them. Help them develop their conscience. Make them want to question everything and to look for answers. Teach them to reason and to share their findings.
Explain to them that everything has a cause and that everything has an effect, but don’t overwhelm them. Give them the possibility
to make choices and to change their minds many times, without shame.
Finally, teach them to keep faith in humanity.
Then your children will do better than we did. They will fix what my parents have destroyed. They will heal the wounds that I caused, and they will teach you, their parents, to become better human beings.
Life is a rite of passage towards maturity, towards the freedom to be oneself. But it only lasts for a short while. Accept this fact with humility.
At the end of your life, do not ask if you’ve succeeded – who would come out victorious of such a fight? – but ask yourself if you’ve tried hard enough.
Do not forget to leave some of your dreams incomplete, for future generations.

My dear children, have the courage to love. Have the courage of kindness.

 
Sébastien Brochot
All rights reserved. Reproduction prohibited without permission of the author. Translated from French by Brigitte Sion.
This book is protected under intellectual property and copyright laws.

 

Our Programs

Child protection
Protecting children from sexual abuse

A primary, secondary and tertiary prevention program with a multi-faceted international profile. [+]

Memory
A yellow star in London

 
A radio documentary about the course of a man who fled occupied France to join de Gaulle in London.

Citizenship
Fighting against incivility

 
A video series of 70 episodes aired on the internet, to fight with a smile against all forms of incivility.

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Residence Paname – Boite 38
73 boulevard Richard Lenoir
75011 Paris – FRANCE

 

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IBAN: FR76 1027 8060 5900 0204 6520 134
BIC: CMCIFR2A
Bank: Crédit Mutuel
Bank address: CCM PARIS REPUBLIQUE – 8 BOULEVARD VOLTAIRE – 75011 PARIS – FRANCE

 

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