About

HADRIEN

School : Ecole Polytechnique

Age : 23 years old

Area of study : Mathematics/engineering

City of study : Paris-Saclay

Music

YOU CAN’T ALWAYS GET WHAT YOU WANT

The overall tone of the music is super sweet, but some lyrics might be bitter. Kind of an invitation to work hard enough to get something great in the end.

Movie

GLADIATOR

Within the french educational system, the main road to leading schools is called “preparation classes”. Going through this might be long and painfull. But if you keep going on, and even fight after, you might in the end up in a very good school. Then, keeping in mind French “meritocratic” system and elitism, only those few will be able to hear the acclamations.

Artwork

MOSES

This man’s look, toward a brighter future, is full of contrast with the serious and calm position. He looks confident but aware of the long path to come.

Book

EAST OF EDEN

As my grandmother told me while younger, “excellence is made of details, but excellence is everything but a detail”. The core of this book is about one simple word changing over the time in the Bible, leading to massive drift in society approach to rights and duty. I’ve always tried to keep in mind that one word can change one’s life.

Place/architecture

FRANCOIS MITTERRAND LIBRARY

Biggest library in Paris, it’s both the symbol of hundreds of hours studying there, and a goal to reach, as the ultimate aggregation of knowledge.

Event/live show

DOUR

This is the catharsis of student : during the summer, no need to be this perfect kid, it’s time to get wasted.

Food/restaurant

CHICKEN RICE

I just fucking hated rice before my universitarian exchange. It became a pleasure untill then.

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