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Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.

A blog by Leon Oudejans

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Get a grip on myself

I need to get a grip on myself. My emotions are taking over. Ratio is on the losing hand. For several days, I have been feeling empty. Also see my 2016 blog on palpable emptiness. An online friend said that I need a hug. She's more right than she may know. Hugs are missing in my life. Partly, this is of my own doing. It's difficult (for me) to combine a preference...

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The survival of reason in a climate of fear

Both governments and their opposition - of whatever kind - use fear to bolster support in contentious issues (eg, covid-19). Governments force us to choose sides by threatening us with expulsion from society (eg, fines, imprisonment, passports). The opposition stirs our fears by labelling government policies as a conspiracy and as a brutal attack on our rights (eg,...

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“Are you in a relationship?”

Finally she asked the question that I was so eager to avoid in our conversations. My main goal was and is offering moral support to a gifted and promising young writer, who lost her sight due to an illness. Such a major change in anyone's life is bound to trigger the five stages of processing grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance (a.k.a....

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Why doubt is contagious

Last Sunday, I felt something was wrong. It took me a while to obtain an answer. Apparently, there's doubt. I don't feel that doubt myself. I warned doubt has a habit of becoming a self-fulfilling prophecy. Afterwards, I realised that doubt is contagious, like a virus. Others feel the same way. Kathryn Schulz: "both doubt and certainty are as contagious as the...

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Everything becomes fluid under pressure, except for Love

On 16 August 2019, I published my blog: Under pressure, everything becomes fluid. Recently, I had an epiphany: except for Love. Many, if not all, deeds, words and intentions become fluid under enough pressure. The most common tool is money. I think, feel and believe that Love cannot be pressured into becoming fluid. In other words: you cannot make people love you. A...

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What stops human beliefs?

There are three collective development stages in humankind: Needs, Wants and Beliefs (my blogs). On an individual level, there is a fourth: an Awakening. Ever since I developed this concept, there has been a question on my mind: why does it seem impossible for societies to collectively reach an Awakening? In other words: what stops human beliefs?In general, the...

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