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Vera (TV series)

Recently, I finally started watching season 1 (2011) of Vera, a TV series rated at 8.1 on IMDb. My rating is a 9. Soon, I'll start watching season 12 (2023) of 14 (2025). Actually, my earlier perception of this series has been very, very wrong. This crime series is excellent despite its main character (ie, Vera). "Vera is a British crime...

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Faith versus ideology

Recently, Pope Francis made an intriguing comment about faith versus ideology: “In other words, ideologies replace faith.” See National Review, 28 August 2023: Pope Francis Says ‘Reactionary’ U.S. Catholic Church Has Replaced Faith with ‘Ideology’. It's intriguing because any Religion = ideology. In my blogs, I separate faith from Religion. As I once said to someone...

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Why do we assume that most people lie to benefit themselves?

Recently, I noticed this British Psychological Society article: Are people more honest than we think? I don't lie as I'm not intelligent enough to remember what I lied about, to whom, and when. A former colleague once joked that our then-boss must have been very, very intelligent (pun intended). The above must apply to most people. Hence, the outcome of this article...

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When to get off on a dead-end street

Several of my blogs stated that life is like a roundabout (eg, 2017 and 2023). Sometimes, its exits are a one-way street (my 2023 blog), or even a dead-end street. Marriages and/or relationships show similar exit features (eg, a break-up or divorce). The main question is: when to get off. The other 5 main questions (ie, How-What-Where-Who-Why) have - usually -...

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Is criticism always personal?

Yes, criticism is always personal, despite what articles claim (eg, Quora). As a Receiver of criticism, we tend to fail to differentiate between Sender, Message, and Receiver (ie, us). There are exceptions because some Senders are skilled in delivering their Message of criticism. Hence, it makes sense that our response follows the 5 stages of processing grief a.k.a....

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42 percent of CEOs think AI may destroy humanity this decade (Futurism)

Futurism title: 42 percent of CEOs think AI may destroy humanity this decade Futurism subtitle: "It's pretty dark and alarming." By: NOOR AL-SIBAI Date: 17 June 2023 Introduction LO: Clearly, I belong to the 58% of people who are "not worried" because the risk of AI is - indeed - "overblown". As long as machines will not have beliefs, the risk of Artificial...

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