There's a new US debate whether Republicans are accountable or responsible for the Great Replacement "theory" (see my recent blog). Democrats and/or liberals were eager to blame the Republican party. The conservatives and/or Republicans were eager to deny that criticism. This pattern seems universal. Why do liberals typically blame others (and each other)? Why do...
3 May, 2022
Early 2016, I wrote my blog: The meaning of Life = living a meaningful life. Also see framework posts. The Scientific American article below claims that "appreciating beauty in the everyday may be just as powerful as a sense of overarching purpose". Its title claims that it's "a new dimension to a meaningful life". The second sentence in their final paragraph is...
12 Dec, 2019
Yesterday morning, I noticed that I have published 2,000 blogs. My initial ones (in Dutch) were mediocre and reveal a lot of emotional pain. However, that was their purpose. My then-girlfriend recommended writing to me, for losing steam and for healing my soul, following a nasty divorce that lasted for 4 years in several courts. Her advice worked and I would...
1 Jan, 2018
On 28 April 2014, I started writing my blog. Initially my posts were only in Dutch and rather negative following my 2010-2013 divorce battle and my 2013-2014 burn-out. My number of daily views was low. This number has been increasing ever since I changed to the English language by the end of 2014. Nowadays, most of my readers are located in France - for reasons...
16 Oct, 2017
A quote by the ancient Greek philosopher Plato (428 BC-348 BC) has long been on my list of topics: "Human behaviour flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge." (book) These 3 sources of human behaviour appear to be similar to the 3 stages in my concept of Needs, Wants & Beliefs (my blogs). My diagram to the right, also connects these 3...
6 Sep, 2017
Next year will be a year of change, lots of change. 2018 will bring me a greenfield situation in which nearly every option becomes a variable. Sometimes this prospect is overwhelming and makes me melancholic for a life with fixed options. It took me some time in realizing that these variable options are mostly sequential rather than happening parallel. At...
- Loyalty, fidelity and principles
- The reverse currency wars have begun (Axios Macro)
- Fact check: did universal health care prevent corona deaths?
- Why do we have labour shortages?
- Identity vs Power: dialects
- Art vs Science
- Truth or dare?
- Collective vs individual behaviour
- Is Turkey more trouble to NATO than it is worth? (Economist)