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  • Crisis habituation: getting used to it?

    by Mieke Mosmuller

    23-04-2021 16 comments

    Crisis habituation: getting used to it?

    After a year of social restrictions due to the corona measures and political turmoil due to affairs, you find that you need about a year to get used to a crisis. That can mean giving up and just resigning yourself to everything. But you can also take up life again and develop positivity. While the current crisis is stil... read more...

  • Human experience of nature during Easter

    by Mieke Mosmuller

    02-04-2021 5 comments

    Human experience of nature during Easter

    During the Easter season, when nature germinates from winter into a blossoming spring, and we turn our eye outward through the impulse of the self, we as humans feel strengthened and carried by the power that comes to us from nature. And just as we need nature to fill us with life force each year, nature needs our attention to t... read more...

  • Future predictions abound, but the past seems to have to be swept away

    by Mieke Mosmuller

    22-03-2021 8 comments

    Future predictions abound, but the past seems to have to be swept away

    Because of everything that has happened in the past year, we seem to lose our attention to the daily figures and measures that the state imposes on us. Alongside the multitude of predictions for the future, it sometimes seems that our traditions from the past must be forgotten, wiped out, as if they were never there. No... read more...

  • It is not left or right, but make or break!

    by Mieke Mosmuller

    12-03-2021 0 comments

    It is not left or right, but make or break!

    In today's political landscape, the classic qualification of left or right no longer serves much purpose for a voter. Whereas left-wing parties were usually socially oriented and right-wing parties more businesslike, in the current corona crisis parties are more distinguished by qualifications such as corona critica... read more...

  • Cause and effect and the art of interpretation

    by Mieke Mosmuller

    04-03-2021 1 comments

    Cause and effect and the art of interpretation

    In thinking, it is important to see the relationship between a cause and its effect, so-called causality. But precisely becoming aware of the lack of such causality is also an important competency for the art of interpretation. If we look at the interpretation of facts and data in the current corona crisis, we see that, due to a... read more...

  • Freedom: groupthinking and independent thinking

    by Mieke Mosmuller

    25-02-2021 2 comments

    Freedom: groupthinking and independent thinking

    We are increasingly seeing that individual people with strong opinions are, it seems, easily persuaded to conform to the prevailing idea of a group. Of course, it could be the advancing insight of that individual that makes him or her change their mind, but there are plenty of examples where the debate takes an unexpectedly surp... read more...

  • COVID-19: humanity under siege

    by Mieke Mosmuller

    11-02-2021 11 comments

    COVID-19: humanity under siege

    The NOS published a report on an article that appeared in the German newspaper ‘Die Welt’ about released emails from March and April 2020 showing that government leaders asked questions to scientists in order to get a mental grip on the situation, which could help to plan measures of a preventive and repressive natur... read more...

  • Vaccination passport: on agnosticism and the no-good-feeling

    by Mieke Mosmuller

    05-02-2021 3 comments

    Vaccination passport: on agnosticism and the no-good-feeling

    In the World Economic Forum (WEF) Davos 2021 document on the vaccination passport, one specific word stands out: agnostic. The vaccination passport will be a document that gives data of the person in question in an agnostic way. In the theory of knowledge and philosophy, agnosticism is that you cannot achieve true knowledge, tha... read more...

  • The limitless moral paternalism of one single opinion

    by Mieke Mosmuller

    28-01-2021 3 comments

    The limitless moral paternalism of one single opinion

    One of the striking phenomena of opinion formation is the moralizing trend that is there now. This is a kind of dictatorship of morality, which in itself is of course contradictory. But man is a being with an individual conscience, and in moral matters he engages individually with that conscience. And although we are dealing wit... read more...

  • COVID-19: the lie rules

    by Mieke Mosmuller

    20-01-2021 5 comments

    COVID-19: the lie rules

    The facts are the facts, and you can hide those facts for a long time with lies and sophisms, but they remain hard facts. History teaches us that those facts always come to light in the end. We have only just seen this in the case of the allowances affair (NL): the facts eventually come to light. This can go through a lot of suf... read more...