About Jérôme

My name’s Jérôme, I’m Swiss and I speak French. I was born in 1983 in Switzerland and I have been living there since. It’s a nice, clean and calm country. Although it has a lot of flaws, I like it. But I’m not a nationalist. And for those who have never been to Switzerland, we don’t live in “chalets” in the mountains, wear a Rolex or eat chocolate and cheese all the time. Some do, some don’t. I live in an old apartment, wear a Swatch, eat chocolate with a coffee – actually a Nespresso – what else?

I studied English, German and Cinema at the university of Lausanne between 2002 and 2008. I lived in Scotland and Germany briefly, between 2006 and 2007, where I learnt the languages and discovered different cultures. I grasped the most of it. I enjoyed beers and Würste in Germany, I loved whisky and haggis in Scotland. But not only that, of course.

I’m interested in the arts in general, specifically in cinema, music and literature. I play tennis and I’m a huge fan of Roger Federer (who isn’t by the way?). I’m not into politics, however I believe in it. I enjoy traveling and, of course, writing.

I hate violence, bullying and assaulting. I’m against the idea of an army but I reckon it’s necessary to have one.

I’m a philanthropist and I believe in humankind’s capacity to overcome difficulty, solve problems and deal with adversity. I’m thus not religious, though I think there may be a deity somewhere. I strongly believe in hedonism but I agree the everyday life doesn’t show propensity to happiness. The only two things I worship are friendship and sincerity. That’s more than enough to deal with for a whole life.

I also believe in environmental conservation, independence and simplicity.

I live in Lausanne and I’m presently teaching English and German in a Swiss public school. I earn good wages – another true myth about living in Switzerland – but I will never be rich enough to own a manor at the side of lake Geneva. I live happily though.

Hope you could get to the end in one go, and if questions pop up, feel free to ask!
Jérôme

One response to “About Jérôme

  1. Classe 8VSG

    Bonjour Monsieur,

    Après 2 ans passés avec vous, vous allez nous manquer. On espère vous avoir comme remplaçant.

    WE LOVE YOU! 🙂
    La classe 8VSG

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