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Why is humour a taboo?

Last week, there was a row in my country due to a remark in a talk show. An old guy thought he was funny and made a rude joke. Other people felt offended. I ignore all these talk shows as any publicity is good publicity for them. The Dutch Justice Department wants to investigate if something happened 50 years ago. This Dutch row reminds me that several actors and/or...

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Why continue a war you cannot win?

Allegedly, Putin was convinced that his invading army would be welcomed with flowers by Ukrainian citizens (eg, DailyMail, Yahoo News). Perhaps, some people wanted him to believe that nonsense - deliberately. Some people argue that Putin already lost the war on day 1, like historian Yuval Noah Harari in the Guardian. Why continue something (eg, a war) that you...

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Making compromises

I've lots of experience in making compromises (eg, with myself, with others). Nevertheless, it never occurred to me that others are doing the very same. Actually, 1 compromise often exists of 3 compromises: yours, her/his, and the mutual compromise. However, your and her/his compromise will shift in time. Why do we compromise? First and foremost, intentions will...

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Accountability vs responsibility for war

There's quite some discussion about the responsibility for the Russian invasion of Ukraine. That's weird as there's one country that attacks, and one country that defends. It's simple. However, some people have a habit of confusing a discussion by suggesting that accountability is similar as responsibility (my blogs). Notwithstanding the above, there is...

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We are eager to forget and eager to move on

Now that the Dutch corona restrictions are coming to an end, people are (very) eager to forget and (very) eager to move on. Nightclub tickets were sold out despite violating the rules (eg, AD). At their age, people view death as an unlucky coincidence rather than an imminent certainty. I'm somewhere in between. Some people assume that our social codes (eg, embrace,...

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Progress: how, what, when, where, who and Why

Progress can be summarized by the 2001 Daft Punk song: Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger. Many of us expect progress, else we get disappointed. However, older people may complain that everything used to be better, while young people rejoice the latest version of their gaming console. The pace of Change is quite relevant. We expect progress in the following areas: (i)...

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