Denise Hendrikx

Often in life, people seem not to be able to see eye to eye, no matter the issue at hand. It seems to be one of the signs of the times we are currently living in, but, by all means, this should not mean that we should give in to these omni-prevalent tendencies. Today’s world is slowly but surely becoming more and more polarized. As a result, people’s opinions on whatever topic at hand, could not be further apart. Needless to say that conflicts will emerge in such a situation. Mostly, people find that conflicts need to be resolved in a peaceful manner. However, nowadays the world is anything but peaceful. When I state this, I mean to say that we can witness this on both a personal level as on a global level. Let us talk about the personal level first. Are individuals able to agree do disagree?

No, not the movie …

I mean the cute little drawing/caricature/picture I use as a profile picture. I found it on Yahoo360 about 6 years ago and was able to save it when Yahoo360 went AWOL on its users … At the time it enabled me to at least mentally stay 20-something forever without disclosing my ASL to my readers and followers. Most of them knew me as alternative_be a social worker/amateur linguist from Belgium/Europe and NOT the capital of Brussels. (It is the other way round, in case anyone should wonder)

Usually, I am all for spreading what you believe in. However, I do not believe in brainwashing, Bible- or any other ‘Holy Book – bashing, ringing people’s doorbells at impossible moments, crusade type activities, (un)Holy wars and crimes against humanity …

Why? Predominantly, because that is the way I was brought up … My mother initiated me in various ways used by mankind to justify/explain our existence on Earth. When I was a little girl, I even accompanied her to Church on Sunday. I liked Church, mainly because I liked singing … Never mind God …