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Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.

A blog by Leon Oudejans


Friendship, a f/m perspective

One of the differences between men and women is that many women believe they can be friends with men, with no (romantic) strings attached. Most men believe Oscar Wilde: "Between men and women there is no friendship possible. There is passion, enmity, worship, love, but no friendship." Interestingly, Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) was a homosexual. Hence, it's a gay...

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Ideas and ideologies are immortal

While reading the second Jack Carr novel, True believer, I noticed an expression: You can kill a man but you cannot kill an idea. This proverb is either credited to the ancient Greek Sophocles, or to American civil rights activist Medgar Evers. This ancient proverb has, however, been used by many (source). What keeps evidently unsuccessful ideologies alive? And Why?...

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Business Proposal (Netflix)

A few months ago, I watched a few minutes of Business Proposal on Netflix. I disliked it instantly. Its high IMDb rating (#8.1) kept fascinating me though. In my experience, IMDb is never wrong, provided that there are enough ratings (11,229 right now). Hence, I decided to watch again. Clearly, my initial judgement was wrong. It's a funny show and quite often even...

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Let it flow

Something broke inside me during the trip back from Germany. Initially, I assumed it was due to the prior night without sleep. Slowly, it dawned upon me that she and I lack a future together. I suppose that it's fair to say that our chemistry has slowly vanished until it was gone. I have been slow to accept the above. Probably because I was in denial. I preferred my...

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Black holes and their ring of light

Some people are like black holes, including a ring of light (eg, Astronomy, Quanta, Space). I suppose that ring of light is what attracts us to them, like a moth to a flame. Yet, their black hole consumes all our energy and our positivity. Recently, I was - again - reminded of this. It's time to say adieu. My realization above is hurting me. It seems that I need to...

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The Terminal List (Jack Carr + Amazon)

Writer Jack Carr of The Terminal List (2018) does not have a Wikipedia page yet, despite being a success on Amazon Prime Video and on IMDb (rated 8,0). This new action series is mind-blowingly good. Its character (ie, James Reece) is even better than Jack Reacher by Lee Child and/or Jack Ryan by Tom Clancy. It just cannot be a coincidence that all three initials are...

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