My name is Leon E. La Couvée. I am a writer, speaker, and teacher. My interest lies in human freedom and contentment; I encourage people to reflect on their path to success — whatever that entails for each of us. How do we become fulfilled and what does this mean? To access this happiness, we must make an individual and life-long journey by utilizing critical thinking skills. This is not easy, I know this personally. To this end, eight years ago, we founded our site called Don’t be a wage slave – A Career is a must: dbawageslave.com. We motivate people to reflect on their life and their employment, and believe in the mantra: “Find a job that you love and you will never work again.”
Every week, we write a column based on the themes of optimism and, yet at the same time, realism. I am Canadian by birth, Taiwanese by choice and an internationalist by conviction. My background, as with most people, is quite varied. I grew up at a time when travel and experimentation were “de riguer.” Thus, I was educated in France, Poland, Canada and the United States. I hold degrees and diplomas in a wide range of disciplines: philosophy, education, business, and English. All of this formal education, however, is incidental to my life experience.
As I aged, I was overwhelmed by just how much there was to learn: with only a lifetime to do it in. I totally identify with young people who are inundated by the knowledge that exists, the world of the Internet — information with no wisdom. My only counsel is, “Do not be afraid, just open your ‘life door’ – take some risks — and things will happen. Promise yourself that you will be a lifetime learner (LL).
I came to Taiwan, quite by chance, to visit one of my sons who was studying Mandarin at university. I, quite literally, fell into the culture. I was struck by the basic decency and civility of the Taiwanese. I have been honored to be a part of the education of many, many people — both young and not so young.
I believe that the Taiwanese, and all people, truly give hope to the concept of a kinder, gentler world. My work is focused on critical thinking and time, and the freedom that is associated with this kind of thinking. This is my life’s work: I am dedicated to helping each person discover their true gifts. Please subscribe to our website and channel, and help us grow this message.