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I have been lucky, thank you, parents

Well, I have been very very lucky on this end, thanks to the parent, especially the father, first, then the step father.

Although it took me time to really understand why in early to mid teenage, they have always pushed me to question systematically and especially what I would learn in public schools (mandatory) about everything that wouldn't be hard sciences or french grammar (my mom was a lawyer secretary, she made sure I care about language). They knew darn well about the locks owned by the socialists over most of the 1980s and 90s french society.

They also encouraged me, by leaving me a lot on my own regarding my interests and progress, to learn from my own mistakes, to try and discard, and to invest myself in whatever studies I would choose, and to compete as best as I could with kids of wealthier/better educated families in the topics I liked most at least. Comp. languages and logics eventually spoke to me :)

Nevertheless, I confess ever since I started working, I stayed mostly politically apathetic up until I relocate to the US and I first heard about Ron Paul, in 2010.

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.


"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius