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Self vs Group

Judging people

Tuesday last week, several people commented on my draft blog on Parenting. One of them included a nasty judgement about me without even knowing me. We live 2,000+ kilometers away. She claims she is my friend and even her brother. To me, her comment felt as betrayal of our (online) friendship. Her comment didn't hurt me though because you can only hurt someone with...

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Recognition

My recent blog on compensation did not mention the word above: recognition. These topics could, however, be related for some but not necessarily. My writing (2014-today) started as therapeutic following my 2013 burnout and subsequent depression. I doubt it now relates to finding recognition. "Recognition in sociology is the public acknowledgement of a person's...

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Compensation

Last Friday, someone dared me to analyze him. I told him that he is an introvert compensating with extravert behaviour. He was very surprised by my analysis because no one had ever dared to describe him like that. He disliked the word "compensation" though. I told him that we all compensate. "In psychology, compensation is a strategy whereby one...

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Happiness, satisfaction & love: micro vs macro

Happiness and satisfaction are essential in our lives. Add love and our life is complete. See my related blogs. Is the opposite also true? Dissatisfaction and unhappiness are key ingredients for a burnout. Today's societies seem governed by dissatisfaction, unhappiness & hate. What does that imply? For years, I've viewed (dis)satisfaction and (un)happiness at a...

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95% of your behavior is primate behavior (Frans de Waal)

Big Think / The Well: 95% of your behavior is primate behavior with Frans de Waal By: Frans de Waal (eg, Facebook, University, Wikipedia)Date: 5 July 2022 (email) " “I look at humans basically as primates,” says Dr. Frans de Waal in our Interview of the week. “95% of what we do are primate tendencies and primate emotions and primate sociality.” But, as de Waal...

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Collective vs individual behaviour

When we look at ants, we tend to see a colony and group behaviour. When we look at ourselves, we tend to see individual behaviour. Is this an example of macro versus micro? In the view of aliens (if any), we must look like ants, including collective behaviour. Why do we view ourselves as individuals? Although I live rather solitary, I'm still part of a local...

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