Sta Hungry Stay Foolish

Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.

A blog by Leon Oudejans


How can something be so right AND so wrong?

We typically believe in simple perspectives: it's either day or night rather than acknowledging dawn or twilight. Things are either black or white rather than the many shades of grey in between. People are either right or wrong rather than considering subjective truths. Many - if not most - things are dualistic in our lives (eg, us/them, yes/no). If so, how can...

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Why is history not important to us?

Baruch Spinoza (1632-1677), the Dutch philosopher of Portuguese Sephardi origin, once stated: "If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past." Our absence to do that, may explain a lot. I think, feel and believe (sic!) that history is not important to us because we do not believe in history. In general, we view that history is in...

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We need Knowledge, we want Power, and we believe in Love

In my blog of last Thursday, I suddenly noticed an overlap between two of my concepts: (i) Love, Knowledge & Power (my blogs), and (ii) Needs, Wants & Beliefs (my blogs). Combined, both concepts result in the following: (1) we need Knowledge, (2) we want Power, and (3) we believe in Love. This is trialism at its best. The other side of this coin is that both...

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Every 27.5 million years, the Earth’s heart beats catastrophically (Big Think)

Big Think title: Every 27.5 million years, the Earth’s heart beats catastrophicallyBT subtitle: Geologists discover a rhythm to major geologic events.By: ROBBY BERMANDate: 22 June 2021 ["SUMMARY:]It appears that Earth has a geologic "pulse," with clusters of major events occurring every 27.5 million years.Working with the most accurate dating methods available, the...

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Second hand news

One of the reasons for starting this blog is that I became fed up with journalism. Many newspaper articles are opinions that are presented as facts. Journalism once stood for 'objective truths', a term coined by the Austrian-British philosopher Karl Popper (1902-1994) to separate facts from opinions (my blogs). Today's journalism is about 'subjective truths' or...

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Man is fundamentally much more greedier than he is principled

Recently, I asked a friend and former colleague why there are so many (big) financial scandals in a BULL market (eg, Archegos Capital Management, Greensill Capital, Wirecard). Usually, such scandals occur in a BEAR market because losses can no longer be hidden (eg, from banks, press, public). This discrepancy is bugging me. After some further reflection, I could...

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