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Paul Danblon

Paul Danblon (25 July 1931 – 8 February 2018) was a Belgian composer, opera director and administrator, and journalist. He was one of the pioneers of scientific journalism on RTBF (Radio télévision belge de la communauté française). In 1954, after graduating in chemistry from the Université Libre de Bruxelles, Danblon joined the RTBF current events programme, Carnets de l'Actualité. He went on to specialize in producing and presenting popular science programmes such as La Bouteille à encre, Connaître, and Le point de la médecine. He is the author of two books in the area:

150 ans de sciences (1830–1980) (Paul Legrain, Brussels, 1980)

L'espace (Lombard, Brussels, 1964)Danblon has also had a parallel career in the arts. He studied composition at the Brussels Conservatory with Jean Absil and Marcel Quinet. His first work, a piano concerto, premiered in Moscow in 1954. His other compositions include:

Les Troyennes (1954) - Oratorio to a libretto by Jean Le Paillot

Cyrano de Bergerac (1980) - Opera composed for the 150th anniversary of the creation of the Belgian state, with Gabriel Bacquier in the title role.He joined the Opéra Royal de Wallonie in Liège as a stage director in 1974, and in 1990 wrote the text for a musical entertainment performed by the company, Divertimento doux-amer de Mademoiselle Mozart. In 1992, he became the General Director of the Opéra Wallonie, a post he held until 1996.

A prominent member of the Belgian Laïcité movement, he is the founder and president of the Centre Laïque de l'Audiovisuel. His book, Au bonheur de vivre: libres propos d'un mécréant (Éditions Complexe, 1999), traces the evolution of his religious philosophy which began with devout Catholicism and evolved into agnostic humanism. He has also written many articles and essays in this area, including:

"La laïcité et les médias", La Pensée et les Hommes, 1985, pp. 66–75.

"Le rationalisme est-il en crise?", La Pensée et les Hommes, 1991, pp. 153–159.

"Europe, terre d'humanisme... De quel droit ", Espace de Liberté, 1997, pp. 17–28.

"Des souris et des hommes", Belgique: toujours grande et belle, 1999, pp. 219–224.

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Some of their strengths

Paul Danblon has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Passionate, Imaginative, Confident, Intelligent, Creative, Emotional, and Compassionate.

Bold and Confident

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, Paul Danblon is someone who is a bold, confident, energetic, and optimistic person, who is able to combine personal warmth and charisma with intelligence. A person who is charismatic and resourceful.

Charming and Sophisticated

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know Paul Danblon well know them as someone who can be classy, glamorous, and worldly, like jewelry.

Imaginative and Sentimental

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe Paul Danblon as someone who is imaginative, sentimental, and in touch with emotions.

A person who has extremely good memory and analytical skills, likes to make sure that everyone gets along, enjoys all kinds of situations and people, has a talent for travel and languages, and who makes lifelong friends.

Charismatic and Instinctual

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, Paul Danblon is someone who handles stress better than most people, and who tends to have a powerful charisma and convictions.

They are also someone who is altruistic, tolerant, and sophisticated, and who tends to be a perfectionist who is always working to try and make everything and everyone better.

Creative and Leadership-oriented

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, Paul Danblon tends to be someone who is a natural leader, with determination, motivational powers, and who takes obligations seriously. Who has charisma, a sense of humor, and who tends to attract attention.

Some of Paul Danblon's challenges

While Paul Danblon has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, Paul Danblon can be Arrogant, Status-seeking, Impulsive, Careless, Irritable, Moody, and Non-confrontational.

Arrogant and Status-seeking

One of Paul Danblon's key challenges is that they are someone who can come across as arrogant and status-seeking.

Irritable and Moody

Paul Danblon is someone who can be irritable and moody, have a tendency to experience self-doubt, be too secretive, can take too many risks, and who can have an extreme approach to managing personal finances.

Domineering and Stubborn

Finally, Paul Danblon also can be too rebellious, not respond to criticism well, and be too emotional and extreme about things.

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