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A blog by Leon Oudejans
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The bad news cycle

For a long time, I've been wondering why news is always negative. I've stopped viewing conservative and liberal news on TV. Both annoy me with their negative attitudes. I still listen to radio news despite their hidden bias. For some time, I wondered if there's another label than negative / positive. Recently, I had a breakthrough: the bad news cycle is related to...

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Is DEI an oxymoron?

Early 2024, Axios published an article that American Companies are backing away from "DEI", which stands for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. In the view of Axios, DEI has become a “toxic term”. It should be noted that the word Equity refers to “fair treatment” rather than to Shareholders’ Equity, although both seem - loosely - related. DEI may have become a toxic...

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When the Past is unknown, the Present and Future become relevant

My title above just entered my mind. That title might also be the reason why the human species is not really interested in its distant past. Our history seems restricted to its last 7,000 years. Anything that happened before the great flood (c.20,000-c.7,000 years ago) appears to have been lost “forever”. Perhaps, our ignorance towards our distant past has a...

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The magnifying glass

Whenever we look at things from a (long) distance, we are generally just observers, who do not judge. Our attitude changes when we focus on the details of what’s happening. Suddenly, we must judge. Relevant history is suddenly deemed irrelevant. Recently, I heard an interesting related remark on TV in the crime series Lewis, (#8.2 in IMDb; see Se7Ep6). Detective...

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You make your own reality

To me, the above is without question. It was even written on the back of one of my neckties. My title is also a slogan of Logan Roy, a fictional character in HBO's tv series Succession (2018-2023). For others, it's not. Recently, I noticed this quote by Margaret Atwood, author of The Handmaid's Tale: “You may not be able to alter reality, but you can alter your...

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If there’s only 1 God then why has God so many names?

In various blogs, I mentioned the various names of a Supreme Being, like Ahura Mazda, Allah, God, Jupiter, Odin, Shiva, Yahweh and Zeus. Recently, I wondered: if there’s just 1 God then why has God so many names?? The ultimate answer may well be in Mahatma Gandhi's message below. Scientists have never found any culture without evidence of...

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