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A blog by Leon Oudejans
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The shadow over any past relationship

Last Monday, I received her "no" to my invitation to heal at my home. It didn't come as a surprise. Too much time had already expired. Her entire message did surprise me though and even made me sad for a moment. The history of our relationship is still hanging like a dark cloud (or shadow) over any future together. I suppose the above relates to several sayings,...

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China: appear strong when you are weak

My blog title is the 2nd part of an advice from the ancient book The Art of War by Chinese military strategist Sun Tzu (544 BC - 496 BC): “Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.” The continued Chinese military plane incursions in Taiwanese airspace remind me of that Sun Tzu quote (eg, NR). A recent report by Goldman Sachs economists, as...

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Introspection

A recent Psyche article revealed something unexpected: "67 per cent of the men and 25 per cent of the women opted to intentionally shock themselves, rather than spend a short period of time alone with their thoughts." Hence, introspection is far from common (for men). Apparently, I'm an exception. There are two primal emotions in life: Fear and Love (eg, my 2016...

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Strong people don’t need help, do they?

I noticed several articles claiming that strong people need help too (eg, I heart intelligence, Lessons Learned in Life, LinkedIn, Medium, Odyssey, Thought Catalog). I'm using this blog to find out what I think of that. My blog title contains my initial feeling on this topic. I'm not sure if I see myself as a strong person. I am an independent person though. Others...

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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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Another IPCC warning (2): après nous, le déluge (4)

Last Monday, the IPCC issued its 6th assessment report on climate change (report). Their timing is remarkable as we are still being made scared about the latest coronavirus mutant (eg, Reuters). I assume that this IPCC report will soon lose the media battle for attention. Fear works better when it's close to you. The IPCC warning is "only" about forthcoming decades...

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