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Olivier Babeau: "Young graduates, don't repudiate science and capitalism!"


TRIBUNE - During the graduation ceremony, students from the agronomy school AgroParisTech castigated their training, saying that it "generally pushes to participate in the ongoing social and ecological devastation".

Olivier Babeau is the president of the Sapiens Institute (think-tank).

The speech given by a few students at the graduation ceremony of the AgroParisTech school of agronomy made the rounds on social networks.

Certainly, it is in the nature of young people to be ardent and idealistic.

At 20, we are thirsty for the absolute and we willingly dedicate the past to shame.

Rebellion is one of the stages of life.

Each student has his temptation of 68 as we later have that of Venice.

The speaking out of these students, however, did not express momentum, but the deep unease of a youth fed up with “anti-system” imprecations.

We first heard all the clichés of anti-capitalism, which is already distressing in the mouths of graduates: the

"cynical boss"


"the 30-year loan for a pavilion"


"the burn-out at 40 years old”


As if business and a professional career couldn't possibly be anything other than Gehenna.

Our students who are not enthusiastic about anything...

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Source: lefigaro

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