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Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.

A blog by Leon Oudejans
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The opposite of love is indifference, not hate

Recently, I noticed a quote stating that "The opposite of love is not hate; it’s indifference." This quote is often attributed to Elie Wiesel. Quote Investigator (QI) found an "earliest close match in [] “The Beloved Ego: Foundations of the New Study of the Psyche” by prominent Austrian psychologist Wilhelm Stekel". "There is no love without hate; and there is no...

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The dating shopping list

Recently, my online friend made a casual remark in one of her voice messages: "everyone comes with a [dating] shopping list". I knew she is right because I have one too, in the back of my mind. It contains items like looks, smell, taste, voice. My shopping list is actually much more detailed than this list suggests. Some people look great until they open their mouth...

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What are the odds in Love?

Recently, I wrote that I'm looking for a combination of a friend, lover, muse and a soulmate. An online friend added another relevant role that is important to her (and me): a partner. Each role has a different functionality. What are the odds of finding such a combination of roles? Actually, these odds are surprisingly slim. The best odds are about finding a lover...

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I’m drowning in my nostalgia

Last Saturday, these words came to me as inspiration: I'm drifting on my melancholia. I suppose my mind made up a paraphrase of a song line from David Sylvian's 1984 album Brilliant Trees: "I'm drowning in my nostalgia". I love that song. My inspiration was (most likely) related to another song: Tu me manques (I miss you) by the French/German singer-songwriter...

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Loose ends

Last week, I invited a close friend to spend a vacation at my home. Many years ago, she took care of me while I was a mess. The tables have turned. There’s a 50/50 per cent chance that she may accept/reject my invitation. I hope that she will accept as there are loose ends between us that need healing. Nearly all of my past relationships gave clean breaks, without...

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Strong people don’t need help, do they?

I noticed several articles claiming that strong people need help too (eg, I heart intelligence, Lessons Learned in Life, LinkedIn, Medium, Odyssey, Thought Catalog). I'm using this blog to find out what I think of that. My blog title contains my initial feeling on this topic. I'm not sure if I see myself as a strong person. I am an independent person though. Others...

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