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A blog by Leon Oudejans
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2022 Conceptual Framework

There has been a diagram on my desktop since July 24. My initial version was published on LinkedIn (link) in response to someone else's diagram that I viewed as invalid. My August 26 version below is a major update. However, the macro scope is so big that I have trouble seeing its (true) perspective. The above diagram is - partly - the result of a lingering question...

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There is a crack in everything.

Nothing is perfect. Two extremes in three words. A crack results in an opening. An opening allows the light to enter the darkness inside. This metaphor is used by several people, including Leonard Cohen in his song Anthem (below). He referred to "physical objects, mental objects, constructions of any kind" (lyrics). Imperfection results in doubt; either inside...

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Shortages everywhere but plenty of opinions

These are weird times. You can feel it (see below). Something is about to change. With the knowledge of hindsight, that change will (undoubtedly) make sense to us. To date, I still cannot grasp the direction of such change. Is it possible that the abundance of opinions is due to that feeling of change? Labour shortages are the talk of the town. These labour...

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Why do we (not) have a responsibility towards the next generation?

Recently, I noticed a question from The Well, a collaboration between Big Think and the John Templeton Foundation. In my view, their question was wrong as it contained an implicit answer: What's our responsibility towards the next generation? The neutral version of the question is the one in my title above. I believe in stewardship (in Dutch: rentmeesterschap)....

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The dark side of Hope

A few weeks ago, I had a conversation about how destructive Hope can be when you love someone or even something. Hope will keep generating new expectations. These new expectations may result in new disappointments. That cycle is destructive for your wellbeing. Hence, the dark side of Hope. My latest diagram (left) illustrates the above. This perspective is new to...

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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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