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A blog by Leon Oudejans
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Why must I have an opinion about anything?

I prefer to skip reading opinions whenever possible. Most opinions are biased or skewed and (thus) increase polarisation in societies. Opinions also tend to follow the click-bait-fight news cycle. Hence, I am careful to avoid writing opinions in my blog. Recently, I had this thought: why must I have an opinion? There are several quotes (rightly or wrongly)...

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Calculating women vs opportunistic men

There are several topics on my list that have not been used yet as these lacked a broader context. These topics are about female and male behaviour. For a long while, I've viewed men, my gender, as opportunistic. Meanwhile, I struggled finding a similar term for women. In dating, gender differences become transparent. Some women insist on paying 50%. Some women pay...

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From Hanseatic League to ‘Friend-Shoring’

On 13 July 2022, the FT published this opinion article: No, the global economy is not breaking into geopolitical blocs. Since 2015, I have been arguing that the world is heading for global city-states and a new Hanseatic League. Terms like 'Friend-Shoring' and 'geopolitical blocs' are - essentially - similar. "US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has proposed...

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Judging people

Tuesday last week, several people commented on my draft blog on Parenting. One of them included a nasty judgement about me without even knowing me. We live 2,000+ kilometers away. She claims she is my friend and even her brother. To me, her comment felt as betrayal of our (online) friendship. Her comment didn't hurt me though because you can only hurt someone with...

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The matrix of macro vs micro + negative vs positive

Recently, I got curious about plotting synergy while using a matrix with the "axes" of macro vs micro and negativity vs positivity. My initial diagram showed that both perspectives gave very generic results. Then it occurred to me that both perspectives zoom in/out (ie, focus) on generic dimensions. Please find my updated diagram below. My initial topic (ie,...

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“Are we friends??”

About a week ago, I asked her this question after drinking two bottles of Vedett, a Belgian white beer containing 0,33 liter. As the Latin phrase goes: in vino veritas. She didn't appreciate my question and said it was rhetorical. Indeed it was. At an earlier occasion, I had made a similar observation. Being lovers does not make you friends. Friendship does not need...

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