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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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Does everything have a reason?

Does everything have a reason?

A regular reader of my blogs will know that I like asking the Why question. Recently, someone asked me a counter question: does everything have a reason? After taking a moment, I answered "Yes". I could not think of anything that doesn't have a reason (eg, for being, for happening). It might be useful, however, to elaborate on the word reason. In my view, cause...

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You get what you give

A few days ago, I chatted with a Possibly Maybe. At some point, I told her my philosophy is different from hers: you get what you give. Later, I realised that these words are the perfect title for a new blog - and also song (see below). For many years, I used to be like her: rather suspicious and keeping people at a distance. The problem is that you get...

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