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...
21 Apr, 2022
Last Thursday morning, Dutch band Rondé was promoting their new single: I'm ready to love myself (see song below). The band's singer was talking about her transformation to self-love (in Greek: philautia). Before, she did not believe in the healing nature of loving yourself. How do you get there? It's important to realise that both love and self-love are output and...
31 Jan, 2022
Last week, while discussing corona protests, I made a sudden remark: Anger knows no morality, or in Dutch: "Woede kent geen moraliteit". I made a note of that remark as I sensed a blog topic. Subsequently, I wondered whether the Dark side has its own version of morality. I suppose these are called vices. Late 2012, I experienced my first-ever blind rage due to an...
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...
31 Dec, 2021
There has been a draft diagram in my Notes for many months. It felt appropriate to wrap up this year by drafting a 2021 Framework of my various concepts. The diagram below includes nearly all concepts of myself and of others (ie, Faith-Hope-Love, Sumerian, Zoroastrianism). This is the result. My 2021 Conceptual Framework started with the 7 Belief systems (ie, 2015...
16 Dec, 2021
While looking for articles on doubt in animals, I stumbled upon this "famous saying of 'we believe our doubts and we doubt our beliefs' in the corporate world" (source). It was new to me. Some argue the opposite: "Doubt Your Doubts and Believe Your Beliefs" (source-1, source-2). I doubt (sic!) that both are valid. I believe in this quote by Richard P. Feynman...
- Loyalty, fidelity and principles
- The reverse currency wars have begun (Axios Macro)
- Fact check: did universal health care prevent corona deaths?
- Why do we have labour shortages?
- Identity vs Power: dialects
- Art vs Science
- Truth or dare?
- Collective vs individual behaviour
- Is Turkey more trouble to NATO than it is worth? (Economist)