Sta Hungry Stay Foolish

Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.

A blog by Leon Oudejans


The more you know, the less you understand

My title is borrowed from the Tao Te Ching (c.400 BC), written by ancient Chinese philosopher Laozi (a.k.a. Lao Tzu). Usually, his assertion is true; especially in matters of the heart (see song below). Recently, I noticed an exception at a macro level: the more you know, the more you understand. At a micro level, we tend to get bogged down in the details....

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Theory of Everything (3)

Last Thursday, I made the drawing below. Before, I did "see" the various dots but I wasn't able to connect these dots inside my mind. The house analogy suddenly dawned upon me, last Thursday. I'm pleased to present the result. In my view, it might well be my best accomplishment so far. My concept of the 7 Belief systems (eg, 2015 original and 2019 update) is a part...

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Climate warming, energy transition and geopolitics

Russia is (allegedly) looking for money to pay for its war against Ukraine (eg, Forbes-2022-03, FP-2022-07, Telegraph-2022-09, Bloomberg-2023, FT-2023). Russian cash flow is hindered by a mild 2022/23 winter and geopolitical events (eg, 2022 Russian oil price cap, and EU natural gas price cap). European climate warming was predicted decades ago (eg, Milankovitch...

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The oldest (known) city is some 11,000 years old (ie, Damascus). The oldest (known) country is some 2,500 years old, being: San Marino (301 BCE), or Japan (660 BCE) or China (221 BCE). See 2020 ThoughtCo. article. Much more recent is geopolitics, which (probably) started with WW I (1914-18). Geopolitics represents the global interconnectedness of Politics, one of...

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Why do we deny?

Our reasons for denying something, appear to be almost endless. Denial may be a response to negative emotions (eg, guilt & shame, regret & remorse), and/but also to positive emotions (eg, confident humility, love). From a rational point of view, denial seems illogical. So, why do we deny? Denying is part of lying (ie, what). Children start lying at c.3 years...

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While doing the final edit of my recent blog, Damaged goods (2), I wondered about the word healing. Healing is (much) easier said than done. Why is it necessary? What is healing? How to get there? When is it finalised? I hope my blog will give (you) some answers to those questions. I think, feel and believe that the Why is about restoring the balance & symmetry...

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