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On holiday, the French do not rest

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Overwhelmed, stressed, tired, we are taken all year round in harsh rhythms. And yet, 69% of French people want to take advantage of their holidays to embark on new activities! Lighting by Jean-Claude Kaufmann, who has just conducted a study on this New French Paradox ("new French paradox") .

Psychologies: Are holidays always synonymous with rest?

Jean-Claude Kaufmann : Etymologically, the word "vacancy" refers to the idea of ​​rest. Originally, vacations were invented for that. But today, it's more of a time that we are considering filling with everything we could not do during the year. There is a contradiction: we would like to unplug and, at the same time, we dream of taking care of his family, his couple, of himself ... This is felt in the way of telling his stays: it is quite unconfident to say that we did not do anything. So, we add ...

Are men and women equal before the holidays?

There are still family and material organization constraints, and it is almost always the women who take care of it. Very logically, they aspire more than men at rest. On a beach, while men are inventing activities, they will lie in the sun. It should not be inferred that they do nothing: they are precious moments of floating thoughts and feedback.

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