One has to be honest with oneself to be able to all kinds errosive issues in academia.
Lacking a deep understanding of human mind, that’s no possibility to be critical; as a slave to language, we keep playing the game of word to block us from seeing the truth.
The year 2019 is doomed to be unforgetable! I am so grateful to 2019, a year full of actions to practice mindfulness in life! From 2019, life has become a true meditation.
Any fight is a mental game, where the ugliest sides of human nature can reveal. Mindfulness helps you see the things as they are, which is the only way to understand the situation. To defend the values, you have to be mentally strong and you can be via mindfulness.
Overspecialization creates intellecutual isolationism, or narrow-mindedness, or all kinds of academic boundaries, leaving little space for generalists, does this endanger academic freedom?
Intention matters; that’s why unwholesome intention matters to academia. Their influence should not be ignored.
Some reflections on acamdemic misconduct and scientific sabotage from the recent #MeTooAcademia event at VU.
A reflection on the relation between being critical and being nonjudgmental.
A concise summary of my thoughts on doing a PhD and what necessitates a well-deserved PhD