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A blog by Leon Oudejans
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Forgetting and unlearning

Forgetting and unlearning have a close similarity, and also a huge difference. Forgetting is never permanent. Despite actively forgetting someone, our (bad) memories can easily be reactivated. Example: when someone asks you: "How is [xyz]?" Hence, I assume that unlearning is only hypothetical. Recently, Aeon-Psyche published this article: Must you forget to forgive?...

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Facebook in Europe: pay per month OR accept personalized ads

Since 8 November 2023, I have a choice: either pay 12,99 euro per month for Facebook, or "accept" their "free" version with personalized ads (eg, AD, Standaard). This is causing a dilemma as I do not trust Facebook's data collection. Hence, I refused using their app and only used their website. Moreover, I mostly used Facebook (and LinkedIn) to promote my blog....

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Loving solitude = loving freedom?!

Recently, a Kenyan acquaintance posted the following: "Alone is not always loneliness. Alone is getting to find myself. [..]" In my view, she meant solitude. Hence, I replied by stating: "Solitude and loneliness are two very different concepts, despite being alone in both." She agreed. Several days later, I noticed a quote by Arthur Schopenhauer (1788–1860), a...

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Free will: no one can predict what you’ll do. Seriously?

People who know me well will claim that they can predict my choices. I think, feel and believe their view is valid. Nevertheless, neuroscientist Stanislas Dehaene claims that ‘Free will is real. No one can predict what you are going to do’ (El Pais-2023). The explanation may be in statistics. Knowing someone well implies that you've witnessed many events, in which...

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The more things change, the more they stay the same

Recently, I noticed the phrase above. It feels counterintuitive because Change changes things, doesn't it?? The answer depends on your (macro) perspective versus your (micro) focus. Change is often in details, like different shapes and forms. Perhaps, the invention of the wheel qualifies as Change. Many people would view the Technological Revolution of 1800-2100 as...

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Relationship vs Situationship

Recently, the Belgian newspaper De Standaard published a (Dutch language) article: Do we have a relation? No, a situation. I got curious. Apparently, a situationship is a new buzz word; it's even already mentioned on Wikipedia: "a portmanteau of situational and relationship". "Non-committal relationships are so common, it seems like a new...

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