• Actions speak louder than words?

    Common sense We all know and use this saying: Actions speak louder than words. It actually is biblical and comes from Matthew 7:16: By their deeds you will know them. Does a man gather grapes from thorns or figs from briars? We consider it common sense and even wisdom. I…

  • Let it be

    Changes I am not particularly good at dealing with big changes that come unexpected. Having no time to prepare myself for something with a big mental impact simply is not always easy.  It causes stress and feelings of not knowing what it will be like the next day, week, month…

  • Vaccine wars

      Shameful I cannot feel anything else than vicarious shame on how supposedly wise people who lead countries and companies and who are meant to battle the corona pandemic in the best possible way seem to be more busy at the moment with battling each other. Instead of working together…

  • Lockdowns, curfews, politics and psychological reactance

    Jack Brehm Professor Jack Brehm (1928-2009) was an American psychologist. He graduated from Harvard and attended graduate school at the University of Minnesota, working with Leon Festinger (best known for his cognitive dissonance theory and social comparison theory). Brehm’s PhD dissertation research established the free choice cognitive dissonance paradigm and…