Several of my blogs have mentioned the drivers of Change, which govern everything around us. Late April 2018, I published my initial blog Drivers of Change, which included a rather complex diagram. I suppose I was still arranging my thoughts. Today, I present a much simpler diagram. Perhaps, the single most important item in my diagram is the Blueprint of our...
Everything follows Why
7 Apr, 2022
Mid March, I received a question from one of the readers of my blog, asking me for my definition of faith. She also stated: "According to the [deleted by LO] church (in which I was raised) I suppose that I don't have much." Note: italic markings in quote by LO. My then-answer to her was as follows: "Faith is an individual’s belief in any deity or Supreme Being....
15 Feb, 2022
Humans are creating chaos (eg, pollution, wars) and order (eg, infrastructure, legal system). Nevertheless, our ordering appears to be the winning default. Both chaos and order may result from human beliefs (eg, the 7 Belief systems - 2015 original and 2019 update). Human beliefs result from our consciousness. My blog's title is a thought that entered my mind while...
28 Jan, 2022
Recently, someone made a casual remark to me: "obstinate humanity", or in Dutch: "hardleerse mensheid". That phrase continued to wander inside my mind. I've just noticed that it's also the title of a 1990 essay: Obstinate Humanity by Louise Glück (b.1943), an "American poet and essayist" (eg, Medium-2018). A video named ‘obstinate’ by someone who calls himself...
30 Aug, 2021
In my blog of last Thursday, I suddenly noticed an overlap between two of my concepts: (i) Love, Knowledge & Power (my blogs), and (ii) Needs, Wants & Beliefs (my blogs). Combined, both concepts result in the following: (1) we need Knowledge, (2) we want Power, and (3) we believe in Love. This is trialism at its best. The other side of this coin is that both...
9 Aug, 2021
My friend's question caught me by surprise. My thinking went silent for a moment. My initial answer was still kind of evasive in order to buy time: 'mosquitoes are part of the food chain'. Humans are on top of the food chain until another species comes along and above us. In the back of my mind another question popped up: why do we need humans? The ultimate question...
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- Art vs Science
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- Collective vs individual behaviour
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