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Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.

A blog by Leon Oudejans


Parental alienation

A friend asked me to include parental alienation in my recent blog The people we love the most can hurt us the most. This sensitive topic needs a separate blog. If only for this 2022 Guardian article, entitled: UN to investigate use of ‘parental alienation’ tactic in custody cases. "Parental alienation is a pathological phenomenon in which a child is convinced...

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Father and Son

Father and Son (1975) by Gino Vannelli artist, lyrics, video, Wiki-artist, Wiki-album+song Once in a life there comes a man like youAnd you bear a son so much like yourselfAnd it's hard to believe that he's a grown manBut pop I understand Once every night I thank my lucky starsYou've given me some guiding lightBut there comes a time when...

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The paradoxical origin of misogyny

Contemporary views on misogyny are quite simple: men are sexist and responsible for misogyny. No further action - let alone research - is deemed necessary. The objective fact that (nearly) all men are raised by their mothers does not even raise any suspicion. "According to a new study by researchers at the University of the Basque Country in Spain, mothers...

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Is it better being alone than being with the wrong one?

I heard the phrase above ("it's better being alone than being with with wrong one") in Cold Feet, a series rated 8.2 in IMDb. This phrase has quite some hits on the internet. Nevertheless, a recent scientific study disagrees: "Even an unhappy marriage is better for you than being alone" (Times-2023). This remarkable difference may well relate to the difference...

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Why Japanese couples aren’t having kids (Bloomberg)

Bloomberg title: Why Japanese couples aren’t having kids By: Kanoko Matsuyama Date: 6 March 2023 “Last week, Japan announced it had welcomed fewer than 800,000 babies in 2022, the lowest number since record-keeping began in 1899. The country has been trying to boost its birth rate for years. The government is increasing its lump sum payment to...

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Come To My Door

Come To My Door (2013) by José James & Emily King José James, Emily King, lyrics, video, Wiki-JJ, Wiki-EK, album+song So long we've been distant nowSince you set out on your ownYou told me you had to find something to believe inNever thought you'd ever leaveBut as you walked out the doorI prayed that you would soon findAll that you...

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