Sta Hungry Stay Foolish

Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.

A blog by Leon Oudejans

Is asking the wrong question essential to learning?

I've been asking myself some questions lately. None of the answers seem right and/or relevant to me. I suppose I must be asking the wrong questions. People claim that asking the right question will give you the right answer (eg, source). This seems rather obvious. How...

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The lesser of two evils principle

Aristotle (384-322 BC) wrote the following in his book Nicomachean Ethics: "For the lesser evil can be seen in comparison with the greater evil as a good, since this lesser evil is preferable to the greater one, and whatever preferable is good" (Wiki). Fast-forward:...

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Walk beside me and be my friend

Another fine saying (see my recent blog) is this one: "Don’t walk in front of me... I may not follow. Don’t walk behind me… I may not lead. Walk beside me… just be my friend." It's usually attributed to Albert Camus (1913-1960), who had already died before this saying...

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The Universe is flat?

My apartment has relatively high ceilings because it's an old building. The sunlight comes sideways through my windows. If I don't leave my apartment, the world might appear like a big pancake (ie, flat). It's an optical illusion. Several centuries ago, sailors...

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Why do we believe in Fate?

The words Faith and Fate feel quite similar, semantically. I doubt that's a coincidence. In Dutch, the word Fate is ”het Lot” (eg, lottery ticket). It's fair to state that Fate refers to a slim chance on a considerable outcome, both negative (eg, accident) and...

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We all like to be needed, wanted or believed

Last Monday, I watched a French film on Netflix (eg, IMDb). After 1 hour and 9 minutes, someone says: "This woman needs me. Her children need me. And I want to be needed." Note: markings in quote by LO. I paused the movie and made a note. I wondered: is this what life...

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