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Get a grip on myself

I need to get a grip on myself. My emotions are taking over. Ratio is on the losing hand. For several days, I have been feeling empty. Also see my 2016 blog on palpable emptiness. An online friend said that I need a hug. She's more right than she may know. Hugs are missing in my life. Partly, this is of my own doing. It's difficult (for me) to combine a preference...

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The fallacy of control

Yesterday's blog, The complexity bias (12): Why, poses an interesting dilemma: if everything is connected (see my blogs on interconnectedness) then autonomy and control are an illusion. Hence, today's blog is about the fallacy of control. Source: "The Fallacy of Control is where you assume an inaccurate amount of control in a situation or in life. You either believe...

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Establishing priorities and making choices

About a week ago, I advised someone to establish priorities and making choices. Easier said than done though. Each day, I am instructing myself for sticking to my priorities because my mind easily drifts away. More and more, I'm following a daily rhythm with segments of blocked time and free/play time. I've discovered that writing in the morning suits me best. In my...

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The Self-concept

The Self-concept

Our self-view is often limited by our senses, like (i) looking in the mirror, (ii) listening to our (weird) voices in messages, (iii) smelling or tasting our sweat, and (iv) touching our body parts. Others only see fragments of us, and (usually) have no clue what we are thinking. Moreover, these fragments often coincide with our roles in life, like...

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Self pity

I feel much better as my food poisoning recovery is nearly finished. Saturday evening, I felt a sudden bruising near my chest, which did not make any sense. Several hours later, it turned into feeling a heavy brick inside my stomach. Soon afterwards, vomiting started which continued well into early Sunday morning. I felt a lot of self pity that day. Self pity was on...

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Faith, Beliefs and Willpower

Faith, Beliefs and Willpower

On 24 November 2016, the news and opinion website Vox published an intriguing article: The myth of self-control. Its message is in its subtitle: "Psychologists say using willpower to achieve goals is overhyped." Sometimes, you just feel and know that it's Bingo! I had to read the article twice as it contains lots of concepts that I have used in my blog articles:...

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