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A blog by Leon Oudejans


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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Why is sex not part of the 7 Belief systems?

Last weekend, I received a question: why is sex not part of my concept of the 7 Belief systems? A very interesting question of which I’m not sure that it crossed my mind in 2015. Actually, Love was the 7th and last belief that I defined (my April 2015 blog). It's important to realize that the word sex quite often implies lust and the absence of (romantic) love....

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The fallacy of control (3)

A friend sent me a comment on my recent blog The fallacy of control (2). She said that it lacked a connection with acceptance (my blogs). I agree. Hence, I've made some minor amendments to my 2017 diagram on Change to reflect how (not) being in control and acceptance are related. Not accepting Change may easily result in being / feeling out of control. Indeed,...

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We don’t know the things that we don’t know

We know the things that we know. That knowledge may seem a lot to us. Yet, that knowledge of known knowns becomes very small when we start considering (i) the things we know that we don't know (eg, most foreign languages), and/or (ii) the things we don't even know that we don't know these (no example - by definition). There's also a category of things we don't know...

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Growth and motivation

I cannot recall that I've ever had difficulties in motivating myself, apart from an 18-month period in 2013-2014. Latter makes sense as a burnout is a crisis of faith (NY Magazine-2006, my 2019 blog). Our faith empowers our beliefs while our beliefs drive our willpower. Hence, losing faith in your beliefs erodes your willpower. Recently, someone offered me money to...

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Can you not have a worldview, beliefs, or philosophy of life?

My worldview can be outlined following the 7 Belief systems: I have views on the economy, love philosophy, politics, religion, science and the truth. A specific view is our philosophy of life (and death), which is often related to faith and religion but not necessarily the same (eg, hedonism). In my view, everyone must or should have a philosophy of life.My...

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