Sta Hungry Stay Foolish

Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.

A blog by Leon Oudejans


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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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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A reliance on technology creates weaknesses?

On November 17, the Washington Post issued a World Alert and reported that "[..] reliance on technology created weaknesses in its [..]". Their alert created my immediate interest. Does a reliance on technology indeed creates weaknesses? The answer depends on your time frame. Several of my blogs claim that our species cannot survive a next glacial period (a.k.a. Ice...

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Joie de vivre

This topic isn't easy due to recent events. Actually, it hasn't been easy since that day in May 2013. Ever since my 2013 burnout and subsequent 18 month depression, joie de vivre doesn't come natural anymore. Faith, Hope and Love also keep me going; see my 15 March 2023 blog. Faith and religion are two separate items. I'm not religious while I have lots of faith....

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En toen kwam jij …….

Al heel lang staat er een onderwerp op mijn lijst, waarvan ik niet wist wat ik ermee aan moest: en toen kwam jij ..... Het leek nergens op te slaan tot die zondag in april. Ik hoorde jou zeggen dat je een vriend voor het leven zoekt. Dat zette me aan het denken. Diezelfde nacht viel het kwartje. De volgende dag ben ik je gaan zoeken. Het duurde niet heel lang...

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Having beliefs is the ultimate cause of anxiety

My blog title is borrowed from a 2023 Aeon essay on Known unknowables. Known unknowns is another term for human beliefs and our related 7 Belief systems (ie, 2015 original, 2019 update, 2023 update). Beliefs are the "things" we know that we do not know but still believe. "They thought of their scepticism as a way of life – as a way of reaching ataraxia or...

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