Why do people want to believe what they want to believe as if ‘truth’ is something that can be wanted into reality?

2020, the year of the truth?

Hmm. We are rather in an era of untruth. Fake news, alternative truths, etc. The phenomenon is mounting. It will mount more with new technological possibilities.

“Images speak for themselves,” but even videos can be morphed into letting someone — in a faked video…

Is this important? Indeed, it has the direst consequences. For instance, in a Western democracy, comes COVID, the difference in outcome is hardly fathomable.

We are complex creatures, being (almost) infinitely more than the sum of our parts. [see: “ Complex is not Complicated”] That way, intractable things happen within us, and we don’t see them happening. [see: “ The Basic Cognitive Illusion”] Instead, we kind of ‘see’ them happening in our environment, largely…

Health can be considered as the absence of illness. It was often defined as such in the past centuries. A modern definition of the World Health Organization (WHO) clearly shows another view

“Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”

It is realized that health is linked to ‘being-healthy’ in different domains. However, the definition does not give a picture of what exactly is to be understood with this being-healthy.

The way our brain processes information makes us interesting as well as robust. It also makes us vulnerable to projections and its consequences to health and society.

Human vision is not a one-way affair. It’s a two-way affair. In seeing, more information goes from the brain towards the eye than vice versa.

If you look at it this way, you are looking more at yourself than at the outside world.

To the one who is looking, it…

A car needs no more than superficial control. An organism instead needs deep control, which may be prevented by superficial control, like the surface reflections of a pond may prevent one from seeing its depth.

Life is about controlling the environment.

Even more, life is about controlling the inner milieu. Controlling the environment aims to control the inner milieu. If this is OK, the living organism is OK.

From its very start 4 billion and a bit years ago on planet earth, life is about…

Medicalization is the untoward appropriation of an issue by the medical field as if from now on, it’s part of the physician’s job description to manage this issue.

From a satellite view, one can see that humanity wants to get rid of disease. Each culture considers health as one of the highest goods. So we all strive for it. We wish each other good health.

The West is no exception in this.

It used to be seen as…

Medicalization is the untoward appropriation of an issue by the medical field as if from now on, it’s part of the physician’s job description to manage this issue.

From a satellite view, one can see that humanity wants to get rid of disease. Each culture considers health as one of the highest goods. So we all strive for it. We wish each other good health.

The West is no exception in this.

It used to be seen as…

This is an idea, a concept. It is not a set of people who, for instance, have accomplished something, did some study, or wrote a book. The elite is a goal, something to which anybody can and should strive, certainly also in the business world.

One may attain little, perhaps through genetic predisposition or just bad luck, yet if the striving is present, that person is also fully part of this elite. Nobody is left behind. Anybody can partake unless one continuously chooses not to.

On the other side, thinking you have arrived is never…

Jean-Luc Mommaerts

Dr. Jean-Luc Mommaerts, MD, MAI, PhD, is mental and exec. coach, author (amazon.com/author/jeanlucmommaerts) and founder/developer of AURELIS (www.aurelis.org).

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