Sta Hungry Stay Foolish

Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.

A blog by Leon Oudejans


My title is an audit abbreviation for No Further Work Done. Sometimes, you just know enough; usually not. I’ve wondered if a certain error was by mistake or intentional. Now, this quote by Friedrich Nietzsche comes to mind: “I’m not upset that you lied to me, I’m upset that from now on I can’t believe you.” 

The abbreviation above was usually valid and/but sometimes abused due to budget and/or staff scheduling constraints. Depending on a person’s character, my review notes were mild or sharp. The (common) solution was simple: replace your audit staff. Let others deal with their sloppiness.

To some extent, that simple solution seems a generic one: change your spacetime dimension. However, such changes never come free. I’m far from sure if it’s worth the trouble and/or effort in my situation.

The sloppiness in the writing suggested it was not an error; also see my 2016 blog: Grammar: sloppy writing, sloppy minds? Still, I preferred to give the benefit of my doubt. The removal of doubt did not create fear but relates to the DIKW model of Data, Information, Knowledge and Wisdom.

The Nietzsche quote above was also used in my recent blog: Do you trust me? The similarities should be coincidental. Now, I finally and fully appreciate his quote. The feeling in that quote seemed rather unusual to me at the time of my earlier writing.

My recent blogs show that I have other – more important – fish to fry. Hence, the title of this blog: NFWD or No Further Work Done. An alternative title would have been Mission Accomplished. Now, the troubles of some others require my full attention.

Some quotes on sloppiness:

  • “Those who prefer their English sloppy have only themselves to thank if the advertisement writer uses his mastery of the vocabulary and syntax to mislead their weak minds.” A quote by Dorothy L. Sayers.
  • “Sloppy writing reflects sloppy thinking.” A quote by Milton Friedman.
  • “a careless, sloppy writer has a careless, sloppy mind.” A quote by Antonin Scalia.

Trouble Man (1972) by Marvin Gaye
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Note: all markings (bolditalicunderlining) by LO unless in quotes or stated otherwise.


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