Polarisatie

Polarization

No one felt heard, but no one really listened to the other.
Opposites attract, so you better make the most out of it!

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Report Gaia.10.02.22-1

The Coronapandemic is a unique event in the world, just like the past World Wars (and also somewhat like it).

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Keywords

Keywords are often packaged in a context that seems to neutralize the whole. You respond to the trigger word, and the narrator can always say not to take the word out of context.

Reversibility

Reversibility is an important strategy for finding the right balance when assessing situations. It prevents tunnel vision, polarizing behavior, and an all too easily taken position from your comfort zone.

Ambition

If it feels right to you, then realize your ambitions. Make sure you don’t just try to live up to the expectations of others. The ambitions of others in particular can be stifling if you are given a role in them.

Power in words

Opinion without judgment

It would help if one separates the concepts of opinion and condemnation. One can lead to the other, but they are not synonymous.
Freedom of speech is a great thing, but it doesn’t give you the right to judge others if their opinion doesn’t fit you. Humanity and mutually respectful communication should always take precedence over formal language or enforced consensus.

Sjoelbak van het leven

The Shuffleboard of life

I have to achknowledge that the Corona crisis also has positive aspects. For some time now, the shuffleboard has been permanently on the kitchen table. The shuffleboard as your life, and you firing the discs as intentions at your goals.

The Misunderstanding About Science

Technology will not be able to avoid its responsibility in the changes of the coming period. The technician and the technologist will more often be confronted with questions of conscience about costs, practicality and influence on the planet and the quality of our living environment, and will have to communicate more consciously and transparently about this.

The decline of the USA

What happens now in the USA of course has an impact on the rest of the world, but my suspicion is that the end of the power era of the USA has now been set in motion. The domestic consequences of poverty, riots and revolution and slow corporate collapse will cause the people to suffer the most. America will probably fare in the same way as so many other countries where a revolution took place, and that is by no means a nice idea.

Turning points

The life of this bird is quite simple, as actually with all animals. Daily activities consist of eating and drinking, sleeping, reproducing themselves and making sure that dangers are avoided. That is hard work, but in the meantime they find time to be curious, to discover new possibilities and to anticipate changes in the environment. Of course there are also acts of violence and predators that you have to watch out for. And there isn’t always enough food for everyone. But life has a natural cadence, without too much complexity. Most people actually want that too, longing for peace and a well-organized life. It’s just that they rarely get that. And mainly because as species they do that to themselves.