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A blog by Leon Oudejans

The fine line

There’s a fine line between a friendship and a relationship. It’s an either / or situation. The threshold is intimacy. Once that threshold has been crossed, there’s a new fine line (eg, us vs them). Crossing that second fine line often ends everything (ie, friendship...

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Vluchten hoeft niet meer

Een tijdje geleden maakte een kennis bovenstaande opmerking. Ik schreef die op mijn lijst voor toekomstige blogs. Ik denk dat ze gelijk had - en heeft. Zie ook mijn recente blog Mission accomplished. Soms wordt een huis inderdaad een thuis ondanks je ogenschijnlijke...

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Is radicaliseren een gevolg van onmacht?

Voorheen dacht ik dat de snelheid van verandering van invloed was op extreme geloofsovertuigingen. Inmiddels neig ik naar een gevoel dat achter die snelheid van verandering ligt: onmacht. Snelheid wordt pas een probleem wanneer onze verwerking van die veranderingen...

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Can you heal from a burn-out?

I suppose my situation contradicts my gut-feeling. Technically, I’m healed from my 2013 burn-out. Usually, I apply an 18-month healing period. My gut-feeling, however, says you cannot really heal from it. You carry it with you. In my view, a burn-out represents a...

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Emptiness of existence

Last Monday’s blog mentioned the apparent emptiness of existence that I seemed to witness during my Italian trip. It scared - and still scares - me. Actually, I had already felt that notion during my 2014 trip to the Dominican Republic, my 2017 blog. As far as I’m...

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Finding our goals in life

Usually, we do not think about finding our goals in life. Those goals arrive “automatically” and/or subconsciously. For nearly everyone, our primary goal is survival (eg, food, housing, water). For most of us, money is our secondary goal in life because money...

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Mission accomplished

Last Saturday, a blog title entered my mind: mission accomplished. That feeling resulted from my 3-week trip to Italy, which ended last Friday. Actually, several blog titles have passed my mind during my trip but those only made it to my list of potential topics. This...

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Tijd voor verandering

Vanaf volgde week stop ik met schrijven. In ieder geval tijdelijk. Ik voel dat het tijd is voor verandering. Mijn inspiratie is al langer niet wat ie was. De richting van die verandering betreft (vermoedelijk) mijn omgeving en niet mezelf. Mogelijk heeft mijn status...

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Reciprocity, a human tool?

Since several days, I've been wondering if reciprocity is a fundamental principle. Wikipedia argues that it is "a fundamental principle in social psychology". Hence, only for humans. In my view, reciprocity also applies to primates and probably to other lifeforms....

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AI needs embodied cognition??

Intro LO: There are four levels in human consciousness: Unknown unknowns resulting in fantasy (eg, fiction); Known unknowns resulting in beliefs (eg, science-fiction); Unknown knowns resulting in intuition (eg, innovation); Known knowns resulting in knowledge (eg,...

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