One of the internet miracles: Google Translate.

September 2013 I started this series of blogs, and since then I published about 200. My motivation to write them was to make a difference, little as that may be, in this confusing and divided world. In the course of the years I discovered a second motive: I used the blogs as an outlet for emotional states of mind  like (moral) indignation, anger or even fury about the stupidity, selfishness, ill will or pettiness of our leaders and others in the public domain. (Of course I knew better . . . 😉 ). The blogs provided an opportunity to express these feelings in a positive, or at least acceptable way, rather than to suppress them and then express them in a covered way, or annoy my family and friends with my continuous negativity. Because I don’t think my blogs have a great impact, the second motive has become more and more important. Of course it would be better and more spiritually advanced if I didn’t react so strongly to everything I think is wrong; just letting it be – but I am afraid that, as I haven’t learned that up until now, won’t happen anymore in this lifetime. So for the time being I might as well go on with these blogs

However, I stop writing them in English. There are several reason for this. First of all, I don’t think I have many native English speaking readers. Secondly, I now think it is rather presumptuous to have opinions and judgments about what is happening in other countries. I don’t know enough about it and it is not my business too. Thirdly, I am not as capable to express myself as thoughtfully in the English language as I am in Dutch. But the most important reason: Google Translate has become so good, that it is easy for those who are interested to translate my blogs in English/American. The result may not be perfect, but certainly understandable.*)

SO THIS IS THE LAST BLOG IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE! And please note: also the announcements of the blogs on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn from now on will be in Dutch as well. So, if you want to be informed about my blogs, you either have to go to the website every now and then (I write them mostly once a week), of you have to connect with me on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn, and then set the connection on receiving messages.

That’s it for today. Not a very interesting blog for my dutch readers – sorry! Better next week, if I am spared D.V. In the meantime, if you are not a dutch farmer or water engineer **), enjoy the summer!

 

*) You may have to remove the pictures first, because otherwise the size of the document may too big.

**) We have a long lasting drought here

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