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Let’s work together

My 2016 blog, Human Emotions (2) - a revisit, defined two primal emotions, being Love and Fear. All other emotions are derived from those two. My blog of 30 September 2020 defined two primal ways of human interaction: cooperation vs competition. The diagram below depicts how those 4 elements work together. Human couples show the most common example of cooperation...

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There is no easy escape from the global debt trap (FT)

Financial Times title: There is no easy escape from the global debt trapFT subtitle: No matter what happens to near-term inflation and growth, the world is too indebted for rates to rise much higherOpinion by: Ruchir Sharma (see Note below)Date: 22 November 2021 "One of the big mysteries in the global economy is why, though inflation is making a strong comeback,...

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The true (wo)man wants two things: danger and play.

Recently, I noticed an intriguing quote by Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900): “The true man wants two things: danger and play. For that reason he wants woman, as the most dangerous plaything." I may not be a “true” man as I fail to recognize myself. In my view, Nietzsche may even have confused women for men. I'm reminded of the first line of a 1978 song (see below):...

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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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Needs, Wants, Beliefs, Awakening & Wisdom

Let me start by presenting my current thoughts on today's topic through the diagram below. Please be informed that the contemporary "woke" subculture is part of human Beliefs and not of an Awakening. To a large extent, these two are even each other's opposites. The awareness in "woke" represents a blindness to anything else, which results in (highly) biased...

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The survival of reason in a climate of fear

Both governments and their opposition - of whatever kind - use fear to bolster support in contentious issues (eg, covid-19). Governments force us to choose sides by threatening us with expulsion from society (eg, fines, imprisonment, passports). The opposition stirs our fears by labelling government policies as a conspiracy and as a brutal attack on our rights (eg,...

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