About a month ago, I noticed a remark on Facebook by someone whom I know well. At least, I thought so. He posted a tirade against people with a different Covid-19 view. He stated that such people do not even deserve a vaccination or a hospital admittance. I decided not to question his views. I did wonder about the reasons for his emotional rage a.k.a....
24 Aug, 2020
How well do you know your father? It's a thought that entered my mind several weeks ago. It still hasn't left yet. I suppose that it wants me to write about it. My father grew up in a small town in 1932. His father was a civil servant and his mother came from a family of barbers. I understood that my father was pushed to become the village barber when that position...
24 Jul, 2020
I am bored easily. Until 7 years ago, I had a demanding job that prevented such feelings. Since about 2015, I'm on an introspective journey. Usually, it's about Why and sometimes about the How or What questions. In science, this journey is called internal curiosity, which differs from external curiosity that is triggered by our senses (eg,...
14 Apr, 2020
Tuesday morning last week, she started a blame game. This made me angry as it triggered very unpleasant memories. I used silence to de-escalate and wrote my macro-micro metaphor Shattered illusions. My silence made matters worse. She left me, while blaming my anger for her departure. She assumed no accountability or responsibility for her vicious remarks....
4 Feb, 2020
In last Tuesday's blog, I wrote that having power is a threatening aphrodisiac. The aphrodisiac part is about wanting more and more because we believe that more is better (my blogs). However, in accordance with the ordinal utility or Pareto ranking in micro-economics, each "more" yields less additional (or: marginal) satisfaction and creates more indifference....
1 Aug, 2019
This blog is the result of a discussion with a friend after she casually mentioned "that you can't have it all". That remark resulted in the question: when is life worth living for? I told her that life is not worth living without hope and dreams. She disagreed and said that love is the most important of all. For her acceptance and satisfaction can make life worth...
- What is the “Great Replacement” right-wing conspiracy theory? (the Economist)
- Democracy might be in crisis. But Autocracy certainly is (FT)
- “I just don’t care anymore.”
- “Solitude has always been my analgesic of choice.”
- Love, Knowledge & Power and zero-sum
- The final taboo
- “Without love, life has no meaning”
- How the Ukraine War May End (GPF)
- Germany Is Rising Above History to Support Ukraine (Bloomberg)
- Pushing boundaries