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A blog by Leon Oudejans

Revenge & Retaliation

Dirty laundry

Why would anyone want to display her/his dirty laundry in public?? Merriam-Webster on dirty laundry: "private matters whose public exposure brings distress and embarrassment". The reasons that I can think of are both positive (ie, Love) and negative (eg, hate, revenge & retaliation). The British media focus on my negative explanations. My perspective is...

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How are you sure that you forgave someone?

Most of the time, my question above is irrelevant because we have already forgotten what happened. It appears that forgetting = forgiving. Sometimes, we cannot forget past wrongdoings (eg, by others or ourself). Does this then imply the opposite: not forgetting = not forgiving? Not really. Once you love someone you will not forget and/but you will always forgive....

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Permission or forgiveness; not both

Recently, a friend proposed a move in our online game. I advised against it as I feared revenge or retaliation. My friend said (s)he would ask for permission. That permission was denied. Much to my surprise, my friend made that move anyway. Now, (s)he is seeking for forgiveness following the consequences. My 2019 blog, It’s easier to ask forgiveness than it is to...

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Was the Urgenda verdict a miscarriage of justice?

In 2022, several countries are starting up coal-fired power stations due to the decreasing export of Russian gas and despite the 2019 Urgenda verdict. That verdict ignored geopolitical tensions and viewed climate change as a national issue. Hence, was the Urgenda verdict a miscarriage of justice? It’s an example of "what can go wrong, will go wrong", similar to...

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Seizing oligarch assets is a slippery slope (Reuters)

Introduction LO: This topic is a huge moral dilemma (to me) as Isaac Newton's Third Law of Motion must apply: for every action (force) in nature there is an equal and opposite reaction (eg, NASA, Wiki). Moreover, this will create a legal precedent for forthcoming centuries that will erode the separation of powers a.k.a. trias politica. Quite possibly, this cure is...

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The dark side of Hope

A few weeks ago, I had a conversation about how destructive Hope can be when you love someone or even something. Hope will keep generating new expectations. These new expectations may result in new disappointments. That cycle is destructive for your wellbeing. Hence, the dark side of Hope. My latest diagram (left) illustrates the above. This perspective is new to...

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