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A blog by Leon Oudejans
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Propaganda

There have already been several people arguing that restricting access to (foreign state) propaganda is against the (individual) right of free speech. I trust you will see the inherent contradiction(s). Nevertheless, let's assume, for the purpose of this blog, that these people actually believe in what they're arguing. The above is an example of the paradox of...

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Mind your step

At Schiphol Airport, the loudspeakers near the treadmills keep repeating: "Mind your step". This analogy came to mind when thinking about the Third Law of Motion by Isaac Newton: for every action (force) in nature there is an equal and opposite reaction (source). In other words: what goes around, comes around. Nowadays, it's common practice to propose to forbid,...

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Why doubt is contagious

Last Sunday, I felt something was wrong. It took me a while to obtain an answer. Apparently, there's doubt. I don't feel that doubt myself. I warned doubt has a habit of becoming a self-fulfilling prophecy. Afterwards, I realised that doubt is contagious, like a virus. Others feel the same way. Kathryn Schulz: "both doubt and certainty are as contagious as the...

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Trust works better both ways

Many years ago, I entered into a situation in which someone wanted to have proof from me that I can be trusted. Reluctantly, I agreed to that demand. After some reflection on its underlying distrust, I decided to ask for similar proof from that person. That person disagreed. Things quickly escalated and ended badly. In my view, trust works better both ways....

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Giving versus Taking

Giving versus Taking

Today's society is characterized by dualism (eg, bipartisanship, knowledge vs power, Us vs Them). China is already migrating to monism. The concept of trialism is mostly forgotten and is represented by my concept of Love, Knowledge & Power (my blogs). Trialism is giving me a new perspective to several subjects that were once on my list of topics (eg,...

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Is someone who overthinks also someone who overloves?

Is someone who overthinks also someone who overloves?

A few days ago, a friend wrote on her timeline: "Someone who overthinks is also someone who overloves". I had to read that line at least twice because the link between overthinking (ratio) and overloving (emotions) was new to me. I can relate to overthinking because some people indeed use that description for me. I had never viewed myself as overloving. My first and...

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