I’d be curious to hear if your words feels like a revelation to anyone because there’s one huge “eureka moment” waiting to happen for anyone who doesn’t normally tap into their instinct / intuition…
This is how I’m wired and how I’ve always lived, which is why there are many things about my life that come across as difficult to explain.
Lastly, I’m intrigued about what you mention about France and career counselors.
I left France when I was 17 but it has always been a very racialized society — name and address can often have a bearing on one’s chances in life.
There are excellent initiatives to level the playing field however. If you’re a francophone interested in journalism, check out Le Bondy blog, which has become an institution. :-)