OK I’m french. My english is a frenglish, it’s rusty and wobbly, et voilà. Try me, though. I’ll do my best. I promise. If sometimes it’s too bad, just laugh at me or roll you eyes.
Qu’est-ce que c’est que cet “Eloge amusé de la Troisième Voie” ?
The Happy Praise of the Third Path is a state of mind, or a game if you prefer, consisting of
1/ Noticing that most of choices are dual : A or B ?
2/ Then immediatly choosing to… step aside and pick up : C !
The C choice, or the Third Path, is very funny to apply. It’s, in fact, flying away on another territoire. It’s refusing to be trapped in what people chose for you.
If A runs of gas and B runs on diesel, then C rides his bike, of course.
A smokes. B struggles and tries to stop. C don’t smoke at all, never did (“that gives sick things to you”).
There’s a controversial anniversaire expo about a painter. You like (A) ? You don’t like (B) ? Oh : you are currently reading a book about Puccini under a tree (C) ?
Tool : ALWAYS try to find the C outside a bi-faced choice. You don’t always have to use that C choice, but know it exists.
Pro or Con ? There’s a place outside of that. And maybe it’s your place !