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Perception vs Reality

What is risk and why is it?

Essentially, risk is our nickname for dealing with uncertainties. Uncertainty is a consequence of Change, including its occurrence, its frequency, its direction (ie, the how, what, when, where, who questions). It suddenly occurred to me that I’ve never questioned the Why of Change. Change is a default or given in Life. Without Change (or motion), there would...

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Serendipity vs synchronicity

Last week, someone mentioned the term synchronicity to me. She gave an example. I rebutted that her example feels like serendipity to me. She was unfamiliar with my term, while I was unaware of the meaning that Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst Carl Jung had given to hers.The similarity and difference between serendipity and synchronicity are shown in...

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Decline is invisible from the inside

As a Dutchman, it's hard viewing Europe as an entity, if only following the 24 different languages. Europe is a geographical location. Many people view and/or treat the European Union as a Federation, like USA, which it is not. The European Union only exists through its many multilateral treaties. Being on the inside of Europe, makes it hard viewing...

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First reality creates and then follows fantasy

There is a lot of (functional) resemblance and similarity between a whale and a submarine, a bird and an airplane, a duck or swan and a (Viking) boat, a mole and a tunnel boring machine. Even our houses could be viewed as (functional) derivatives of a bird's nest, a bat's or lion's cave, a beaver's dam, and a fox or rabbit hole. In other words: reality...

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The fear for Loneliness and love for Solitude (3)

Quite often, people associate the word alone with loneliness. Similarly, people cannot imagine feeling lonely when in a relationship. Nevertheless, I was most lonely during my marriage. Whenever I am alone, I am loving my solitude. The key driver is (lack of) self-acceptance. Self-acceptance seems easy enough. Well, it's not. Many - if not most - people...

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Why can’t we agree on what’s true any more?

Why can’t we agree on what’s true any more?

Recently, the Guardian published an article: Why can’t we agree on what’s true any more? I use their title for today's blog. The answer to that question is quite simple: the Truth does not exist. Each of us perceives different truths, depending on our beliefs. The Truth is a nothing more than a perception of reality, within our consciousness....

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