Emmanuel Macron is the youngest French President (39) since Napoleon Bonaparte (40).
A brilliant student since young, he impressed his secondary school Drama teacher 24 years older, finally married her.
Like any genius (Einstein, Galois, Edison, …) who doesn’t adapt well in the traditional education system, Macron entered the prestigious and highly competitive Classe Préparatoire (Art Stream) Lycée Henri IV in Paris to prepare for the “Concours” (法国抄袭自中国的)”科举” Entrance Exams in France’s top Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS). Like the 19CE Math genius Evariste Galois who failed the Ecole Polytechnique Concours twice in 2 consecutive years, Macron also failed ENS “Concours” in 2 consecutive years.
He revealed recently, “The truth was I didn’t play the game. I was too much in love (with my former teacher) for seriously preparing the Concours …”
Note: French traditional name for the elitist tertiary education (first 2 or 3 years if repeat last year): “Khâgne” is the name of Classe Préparatoire for Art Stream. The Classe Préparatoire for Science Stream is called “Taupe” (Mole 鼹鼠 ).
Also some cute names for:
- Art students:
- 1st year: hypo-khâgne
- 2nd year: khâgne / carré (square)
- 3rd year (repeat): cube (cubic)
- Science students:
- 1st year: “1/2” (Mathématiques Supérieures)
- 2nd year: “3/2” (Mathématiques Spéciales)
- 3rd year (repeat): “5/2”
His party “En Marche” did a survey on French Education: “The elitist national education system for the elites & rich families. ”
Emmanuel <=> Contract with God 上帝与他同在
— ” 谋事在人, 成事在天 “
( “Man proposes, God disposes”)