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The lesser of two evils principle

Aristotle (384-322 BC) wrote the following in his book Nicomachean Ethics: "For the lesser evil can be seen in comparison with the greater evil as a good, since this lesser evil is preferable to the greater one, and whatever preferable is good" (Wiki). Fast-forward: if Russia is the greater evil, does that make Ukraine good? I've been carefully avoiding this topic...

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Positivity = forget + forgive + love (yourself)

A month ago, I had an epiphany. I suddenly realized that negativity = not forgetting + not forgiving + not loving (yourself). My blog title is the opposite, for obvious reasons. Positivity = forget + forgive + love (yourself). Quite quickly, it struck me that there is - again - an overlap with my concept of Love, Knowledge & Power, as well as the (ancient)...

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Time Out

I need a time out from writing. I have no clue when I will find the inspiration for resuming my writing. I suffer from my burden of empathy (my 2017 blog) following the Russian invasion in Ukraine. Our (Dutch) lives are moving on as if nothing has happened, while lives in Ukraine are ending without any logical reason. We are celebrating the end of corona...

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The Dutch childcare benefits scandal

The childcare benefits scandal that toppled the (still outgoing) Dutch Cabinet is still expanding. At least 1,115 children have been taken away from their families due to that same scandal. These parents lost everything while they were being drowned in debt, following clawback activities by the Dutch tax authorities. A friend told me that the Belgian approach is the...

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Does gravity affect our micro-macro focus?

Gravity keeps us grounded and prevents us from jumping up high in the air. Could gravity also affect our thinking in a similar way? Many, and perhaps most, people have a micro focus. They look at correctness, at details, at empathy. Nearly all media adopt a micro focus. There is, however, another perspective. On the other side, there is a macro focus. That focus...

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Idiocracy (5)

Monday last week, I noticed an article in the Dutch Telegraph: Experts want more clarity about corona policy asap - you cannot continue forever with harmful measures. I had assumed that the economy would have won from healthcare by now. I was wrong. Various - if not many - governments are starting to double down on their harmful measures. My diagram below...

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