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A blog by Leon Oudejans
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Self-love or philautia vs narcissism

Frenemies

When a friendship or a relationship is over, a new type of relation may emerge: the frenemy. Sometimes, it may still look like the friendship - or relationship - it once was. Usually, indifference is leading. The former is a micro example. China and Russia are a macro example; see my 2019 blog. "Frenemy" (also spelled "frienemy") is an oxymoron and...

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To measure is to know, except in love

"Sayings such as “to measure is to know,” “if you cannot measure it, you cannot improve it,” and “what gets measured gets done” can be traced to at least William Thomson, who later became Lord Kelvin." (2022 study in T&F). There is, however, one exception: we cannot measure Love. My thought, and title above, came up following a discussion on my Valentine's blog:...

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Healing

While doing the final edit of my recent blog, Damaged goods (2), I wondered about the word healing. Healing is (much) easier said than done. Why is it necessary? What is healing? How to get there? When is it finalised? I hope my blog will give (you) some answers to those questions. I think, feel and believe that the Why is about restoring the balance & symmetry...

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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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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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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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