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A blog by Leon Oudejans
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Parents learn children to speak; children learn parents to be silent.

My blog's title is a translation of a Dutch proverb that I once learned from a friend. He has four adult children but only speaks to two of them. I suppose he told me that proverb when we talked about out mutual situation. Recently, I noticed a similar article: My adult children say I wasn’t a good mother. Another friend told me about two couples in such a...

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Definitions: positive, negative, unknown

Our definitions are often positive because we know the how, what, when, where, who and why. Some of our definitions are negative: peace is the absence of war. Sometimes, we do not agree; then our definitions are not universal. Example: what is love? The ancient Greek used at least 6 different words. I suppose a main reason for negative or unknown definitions is our...

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There is a crack in everything.

Nothing is perfect. Two extremes in three words. A crack results in an opening. An opening allows the light to enter the darkness inside. This metaphor is used by several people, including Leonard Cohen in his song Anthem (below). He referred to "physical objects, mental objects, constructions of any kind" (lyrics). Imperfection results in doubt; either inside...

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We all like to be needed, wanted or believed

Last Monday, I watched a French film on Netflix (eg, IMDb). After 1 hour and 9 minutes, someone says: "This woman needs me. Her children need me. And I want to be needed." Note: markings in quote by LO. I paused the movie and made a note. I wondered: is this what life is all about? There is a difference between being needed, wanted or believed in. I have a friend,...

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Doubt

I've mentioned doubt in various of my blogs (eg, Doubt-Fear-Hope-Love, self-doubt). Doubt seems so obvious that there appeared little to no need for explanation. I'm changing course. Please take a look at my current understanding of doubt: First and foremost, doubt is output or an effect of a certain cause, while (any) Change is input that may (eventually) cause...

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We believe our doubts and we doubt our beliefs

While looking for articles on doubt in animals, I stumbled upon this "famous saying of 'we believe our doubts and we doubt our beliefs' in the corporate world" (source). It was new to me. Some argue the opposite: "Doubt Your Doubts and Believe Your Beliefs" (source-1, source-2). I doubt (sic!) that both are valid. I believe in this quote by Richard P. Feynman...

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