Sta Hungry Stay Foolish

Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.

A blog by Leon Oudejans

Doubt Fear Hope Love

The bad news cycle

For a long time, I've been wondering why news is always negative. I've stopped viewing conservative and liberal news on TV. Both annoy me with their negative attitudes. I still listen to radio news despite their hidden bias. For some time, I wondered if there's another label than negative / positive. Recently, I had a breakthrough: the bad news cycle is related to...

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The benefit of the doubt

Everyone understands the meaning of my blog title. Nevertheless, it’s hard to explain the how, what, when, who, and the why. Perhaps, the benefit of the doubt relates to a conflict between consciousness (eg, ratio) and subconscious (eg, emotion). Probably, doubt is settled once a side has “won”. The benefit of the doubt relates to all three domains: Love, Knowledge,...

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The Running Grave by Robert Galbraith

On 8 February 2024, I finally finished reading this book. I bought that book early October 2023 and started reading immediately. It’s not the number of pages (ie, 945) that caused my immense delay. At times, I’ve almost cursed this book given its topic: an evil and sadistic cult. Most of the book is about that cult. On many days, I was only able to read a few pages....

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Recently, I had a discussion about a geographical distance. She asked if distance is an obstacle. I replied that distance is not necessarily an obstacle. Obstacles come in many shapes and forms (eg, distance, judging, negativity, pessimism). There’s a famous Henry Ford quote that gives the right angle for this topic: “Obstacles are those frightful things you see...

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From Fear to Love??

My recent diagram (below) did not show an arrow from Fear to Love. In my view, it seems extremely unlikely that someone is able, daring and willing to make that jump. Is that move impossible?? In my view, it requires a long detour. Source: my recent blog Closed versus open My diagram above represents a cycle of the stages of Doubt, Fear, Hope and Love in Life,...

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Closed versus open

Last Tuesday, I had a sudden burst of inspiration, while trying to take an afternoon nap. My nap lost, and my inspiration won. The resulting diagram (below) is probably the one that failed to materialise during the past several months. Finally, a certain situation is making sense to me. Most of the time, I’m in the right upper corner of my diagram above (ie, Hope)....

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