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A blog by Leon Oudejans
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Boredom & Curiosity

Truth or dare?

Since several days, someone is provoking me to dare what she does: visiting a swingers' club. I told her that I'm not interested in a hedonistic lifestyle. It just doesn't match my character. Usually, my curiosity would win; not now. I prefer to be true to myself rather than entering her game of truth or dare? A few years ago, a new friend surprised me by asking me...

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The downside of solitude

Don't get me wrong: I like my solitude. Perhaps, I even love my solitude. However, to paraphrase Dutch soccer player Johan Cruijff's saying: Every advantage has its own disadvantage. The downside of solitude is that there is no distraction for the doubts and fears inside your mind (my blogs). Recently, a former girlfriend said to me that I've been alone for too...

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Knowledge and its self-imposed limitations

A recent Dutch Financial Times article featured an interview with British philosopher Anthony Grayling. The article's title is a reply to a question by the interviewer: "Limitations to our knowledge? That's an absurd question." From a philosophical point of view, Mr. Grayling might be right although infinity may not exist. The interviewer may have referred to...

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The Flow: individual and collective

While editing my July 1 blog, I discovered the flow model by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. It combines several of my topics: Boredom, Control, Doubt (worry), Fear (anxiety), and Flow. Arousal is covered by my blogs on Love and on lust. Relaxation is covered in my blogs on happiness & satisfaction, and confident humility. Until my July 1 blog, I had never written...

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We don’t know the things that we don’t know

We know the things that we know. That knowledge may seem a lot to us. Yet, that knowledge of known knowns becomes very small when we start considering (i) the things we know that we don't know (eg, most foreign languages), and/or (ii) the things we don't even know that we don't know these (no example - by definition). There's also a category of things we don't know...

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Somebody’s watching us

On 30 October 1938, a live radio show caused panic amongst its listeners (Wiki). That event played an adaptation of The War of the Worlds, an 1898 novel by H. G. Wells, which was directed by future filmmaker Orson Welles. On 25 June 2021, the US government released a highly anticipated report on UFOs (eg, BBC). This time there was no commotion - let alone...

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