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A blog by Leon Oudejans
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Time efficiency

Recently, I received a Dutch article that translates like: the ones trying to live more efficiently, will lack time for anything. The solution is, however, quite simple: stop or silence smartphone notifications. Also see recent WSJ article: How fixing notifications changed my relationship with my phone. Our obsession with time efficiency has increasingly resulted in...

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Solomon’s paradox

Recently, I noticed an article of which the subject has been on my mind for a very long time. Why am I better in advising others than in advising myself? Big Think-2023: "In 2014, a paper from psychologists Igor Grossman and Ethan Kross introduced the idea of Solomon’s paradox." "Their research revealed two things. One was that people “display wiser...

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“It’s just not knowable”

On 14 December 2022, the Federal Reserve chairman stated that "it's just not knowable", when asked if inflation will cause a hard or soft recession in the economy (see transcript, p.17/23). His answer relates to Fitch's paradox of knowability: the existence of an unknown truth is unknowable. Notwithstanding the above, people do hold views on that economic recession...

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Fountain of sorrow

I've been overwhelmed by sorrow for most of December. There are several reasons for it. Initially, the song below did not feel appropriate at all because of its full first (chorus) line: "Fountain of sorrow, fountain of light". What does light have to do with (my) sorrow?? Actually, a lot - to my surprise. A 2008 study on The anatomy of sorrow: a spiritual,...

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The human cycle of Change

The Universe has a simple cycle of Change: action, reaction. Essentially, this is also Isaac Newton's third Law of Motion: for every action (force) in nature there is an equal and opposite reaction (eg, NASA, Wiki). The human cycle of Change has an additional element: acceptance. The default human cycle of Change follows nature's default: deeds (ie, actions),...

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Preaching to the converted

There are three kinds of people: (1) the ones preaching tolerance, (2) the ones preaching intolerance, and (3) the ones struggling where tolerance ends and intolerance starts. In my view, groups 1+2 are false prophets (eg, my 2016 blog) because their deeds tend to be inconsistent with their words. Prior to the 2016 US elections, Trump claimed that those elections...

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