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May your thoughts be immortal

With the help of young writers, dying people should put their thoughts down, and co-write a book about their experience in this life.

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Write. Put your thoughts down… Take all of your life essence out of your body and soul. Don’t bottle up your thoughts. Free yourself while making the last steps. Share it - with yourself, your family or with the whole world.

Everyone has a story to tell, and every life’s lesson is priceless.

Writing has magical psychological effect on people. Indeed, it is a way of releasing emotions, and a way to better understand these emotions. It is a way not to forget, and a way to give a message.

It would be very interesting to create an organisation that deliver such service to people who wants to write it all down before leaving this world. It can be a way for them to revisit their memories, to express life lessons, or just leave something behind to help your family in their life path.

It can include:

  • Memories
  • Life Lessons
  • Favorite places we visited
  • Favorite food we tasted
  • Our “must do”
  • Things we wish we had done differently.

Every book should finish by answering this question: If you pick up the phone, and on the line it’s yourself 40 years ago (adaptable to the age of the person), what would you tell yourself?

The best stories could be share publicly to help people take the most out of life !

What is a provocation or insight that might inspire others during this challenge?

How can writing benefit our lives? How can personal stories help other people throughout their path?

Tell us about your work experience:

I did several internship in Communication agency in France, New York and Mauritius. I also did volunteer works in Mauritius. Currently focus on Social Entrepreneurship, Art and Creativity.


Marine Dalais


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Photo of Karina Schoultz

Thank you for sharing these thoughts, Marine! Your contribution made me think of Dignity Therapy,  which encourages individuals to explore what has given their lives meaning and then to put this on paper (with the help of others), as a legacy to share with their loved ones if they desire:

Photo of Marine Dalais

Thank you Karina ! You just made me discover something :) Amazing !! 

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