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The final taboo

Recently, a friend said that (s)he wished (s)he was dead. Several years ago, someone expressed a similar wish; see my 2015 blog The road to recovery from a burn-out and depression. At my weakest moments, I have a similar feeling. Then, I remember my promise to my friend who died in 2016, and "soldier on". The 2015 blog mentioned above, refers to my 2013 burnout and...

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Sensitive

Last Friday, an ex-girlfriend replied to my Al Capone's kindness for weakness quote by stating: "I understand but you're soooooooo sensitive". She is right. Even my Chinese Western zodiac claims that in its 5th and last paragraph. I always wonder whether my sensitivity is a strength, a weakness or both. Given the triangle of personality, attitude & behaviour, I...

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A holistic view on dating

Recently, a former girlfriend made an interesting remark to me: "You have a holistic view on dating." Her actual Dutch words are rather difficult to translate: "Jij zoekt het totaalplaatje." In her view, this explains my disappointments in dating. Her perspective was new to me. I suppose, she might be right though. My (alleged) holistic view includes a focus on...

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Negativity: not forgetting + not forgiving + not loving (yourself)

I'm not good in forgetting (eg, bad events). I forgive easily but not everyone. For decades, I did not love myself (eg, failed marriage). My introspection, following my 2013 burnout and subsequent depression, allowed me to achieve philautia or self-love. Narcissism is an extreme form of self-love and/but without any doubt. Writing the aforementioned paragraph made...

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De Berge Van Bob (Rowwen Hèze)

De Berge Van Bob (2021) by Rowwen Hèze artists, lyrics, video, Wiki-1, Wiki-2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAswB2Ig2ME Weej hebbe ow nuudig Mier, harder nog dan oeitIk hoap dat ge dit huurtWeej hebbe ow nuudig Owwe lach, en alles wat ik zijKleure in ow schilderijDit hebbe weej nuudig Geej mot alle minse troesteLier os alles wir te zeenGeej halt alles dicht bij...

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1960 What? by Gregory Porter

1960 What? (2010) by Gregory Porter artist, lyrics, video, Wiki-1, Wiki-2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmDcWr1yqCc Leon1960: Another year older, another year wiser.

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