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A blog by Leon Oudejans
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Permission or forgiveness; not both

Recently, a friend proposed a move in our online game. I advised against it as I feared revenge or retaliation. My friend said (s)he would ask for permission. That permission was denied. Much to my surprise, my friend made that move anyway. Now, (s)he is seeking for forgiveness following the consequences. My 2019 blog, It’s easier to ask forgiveness than it is to...

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Little by little the truth of lockdown is being admitted: it was a disaster (the Times)

Introduction LO: Nowadays, the Why behind lockdown disasters seems to have a simple answer: the infinity of human stupidity (eg, Albert Einstein, Carlo Cipolla). Despite our knowledge on lockdown disasters, China continues with this stupidity. That Why is probably about saving face, a very important concept in China and Asia (eg, source, ThoughtCo.). Given that the...

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Principles vs Rules

Our societies have (very) many rules. Not knowing these rules (ie, ignorance) is not a legal excuse in court. This legal principle is called ignorantia juris non excusat. Many rules are not monitored for adherence or compliance. Only in case of (legal) disputes, non-adherence or non-compliance becomes important. Rules can never be watertight. Hence, guilty people...

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Judging people

Tuesday last week, several people commented on my draft blog on Parenting. One of them included a nasty judgement about me without even knowing me. We live 2,000+ kilometers away. She claims she is my friend and even her brother. To me, her comment felt as betrayal of our (online) friendship. Her comment didn't hurt me though because you can only hurt someone with...

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Recognition

My recent blog on compensation did not mention the word above: recognition. These topics could, however, be related for some but not necessarily. My writing (2014-today) started as therapeutic following my 2013 burnout and subsequent depression. I doubt it now relates to finding recognition. "Recognition in sociology is the public acknowledgement of a person's...

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Positivity and negativity: micro and macro

We all know these Happy-Go-Lucky people. They radiate positivity and can bring sunshine to your day. We also know people who can suck out any positivism from our (and their) life. Most of us are keen to avoid them. Recently, I was wondering if such positivity and negativity may also happen at a macro level. My curiosity was triggered by societies that are becoming...

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