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Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.

A blog by Leon Oudejans
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Burnout & Depression

There’s no positivity without negativity

Recently, a friend made the comment above. She also said those feelings are like Yin and Yang. After a brief reflection, I realised its validity. Before, I had assumed those feelings were like waves, entering and exiting my life. Nevertheless, my cycle and waves concept still fits the Wiki description below: “Yin and yang, also yinyang or yin-yang, is a...

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There comes a time

In an episode of TV series Endeavour (eg, IMDb, video), there’s a phrase that goes like this: there comes a time when you need to make a choice. That phrase struck me as very valid, and in probably everyone’s life. The Martin Luther King quote below adds an important element: conscience. I suppose that most of our choices are almost fully automatic, and hardly ever...

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An elderly man with a poor memory OR a criminal??

Recently, the option "None of the above" won the primary election in Nevada. The (conservative) Washington Times was clear: "Trump vs. Biden? America should vote ‘none of the above’. The 2024 US presidential election is a choice between an "elderly man with a poor memory" and a criminal. Most likely, the US Supreme Court will allow Trump to be elected in 2024. Most...

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Dutch explanations

Yesterday’s blog on the 2023 Dutch general election did not include any explanation. Today’s blog will. The main explanation is anger of Dutch voters towards PM Mark Rutte. Hence, all four parties that supported Rutte have lost votes: -24% (abs), -47% (rel), and -36 seats. This anger includes many topics, apart from the number of migrants and refugees. For me, it...

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A healthy mind in a healthy body

I grew up in a small village in the 1960s. I suppose that most villagers knew about each other's reputations. We played outside all of the time, with no supervision. Nevertheless, my parents seemed aware of our activities. Back then, they didn't seem to worry about our independence. A 2023 WaPo article (below) suggests that children develop a mental health crisis...

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Collective stupidity vs individual wisdom

My latest blogs were about ideology versus reality. It occurred to me that this difference may provide a fundamental explanation for collective stupidity vs individual wisdom. Before, I assumed that pragmatism was the antidote for ideology. My latest insights are in my diagram below. Our ideology is represented by our beliefs and in particular the 7 Belief systems...

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