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The Power of Restraint


The current crisis clearly demonstrates that our model of society has reached its limits. The time has come to recognize that our affluent societies have more than enough to meet their essential material needs—provided it is done fairly. The time has also come to question whether we are going to live with less, rather than more, money. We have the necessary means to do so, provided we accept this as an irrevocable principle of our lives. Rather than losing heart, this crisis can instead awaken within us unprecedented creative forces so that together, we can construct a satisfying world for heart, mind, and spirit. In the face of a joyless society of overabundance, the “power of restraint” represents a realistic alternative. As a liberating moral and physical force, it is a political act of legitimate resistance to this juggernaut that is destroying the planet and isolating the individual. The time has come to break free of these bulimic habits and the constant quest for more and more. Pierre Rabhi adopted this way of life many years ago; he offers us a form of simplicity and gratitude that gives meaning to our existence, along with a unique sense of lightness: the power of restraint.

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The current crisis clearly demonstrates that our model of society has reached its limits. The time has come to recognize that our affluent societies have more than enough to meet their essential material needs—provided it is done fairly. The time has also come to question whether we are going to live with less, rather than more, money. We have the necessary means to do so, provided we accept this as an irrevocable principle of our lives. Rather than losing heart, this crisis can instead awaken within us unprecedented creative forces so that together, we can construct a satisfying world for heart, mind, and spirit. In the face of a joyless society of overabundance, the “power of restraint” represents a realistic alternative. As a liberating moral and physical force, it is a political act of legitimate resistance to this juggernaut that is destroying the planet and isolating the individual. The time has come to break free of these bulimic habits and the constant quest for more and more. Pierre Rabhi adopted this way of life many years ago; he offers us a form of simplicity and gratitude that gives meaning to our existence, along with a unique sense of lightness: the power of restraint.

Biographie de Pierre Rabhi

Agriculteur, écrivain et penseur français d’origine algérienne, Pierre Rabhi défend un mode de société plus respectueux de l’homme et de la nature. Il soutient le développement de l’agroécologie à travers le monde et en particulier en Afrique pour contribuer à l’autonomie, la sécurité et la salubrité alimentaires des populations. Il a créé de multiples associations telles que «Colibris» et «Terre et Humanisme», destinées à relier l’homme à la nature, et a fait de l’exemplarité un choix philosophique, pour amener de plus en plus de gens à s’interroger. Il est l’auteur de nombreux ouvrages dont Vers la sobriété heureuse (2010) chez Actes Sud, et Olivier Le Naire a publié dans la collection “Domaine du possible” un livre d’entretien, Pierre Rabhi semeur d’espoirs, en octobre 2013 (Actes Sud). En 2014, Pierre Rabhi a contribué à l’ouvrage collectif Nos Voies d’espérance (Actes Sud – Les Liens Qui Libèrent).

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