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Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.

A blog by Leon Oudejans
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Happiness-Satisfaction

Let it flow

Something broke inside me during the trip back from Germany. Initially, I assumed it was due to the prior night without sleep. Slowly, it dawned upon me that she and I lack a future together. I suppose that it's fair to say that our chemistry has slowly vanished until it was gone. I have been slow to accept the above. Probably because I was in denial. I preferred my...

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Life is colour, warmth and light

I've borrowed my title from a 1915 war poem by Julian Grenfell (1888-1915), called Into Battle. For some time, I've been aiming to write about my (daily) gratitude for the colours, the light, and the warmth. That line in Julian Grenfell's poem captures my meaning well. Without our sun, there is no life. My interest in this topic may well be the result of the dark...

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Nationalism is more than its many “njets”

Globalism has a simple vision: more prosperity. This vision worked (very) well for the "happy few" but not for all. Hence, dissatisfaction with globalism caused a fertile ground for nationalism, including its ultimate act: Brexit (2016). Brexit's utter failure serves globalism well. In my view, nationalism could work. A recent article in The Conversation states that...

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How to restore togetherness in a society?

In a recent facebook remark, I wondered how we can restore togetherness in a society; or in Dutch: hoe krijg je saamhorigheid terug in een "samen"leving? Our Western societies are often characterized by glorifying freedom (eg, sexual expression, speech) and by individualism. I received several replies. A friend of a friend is convinced that global grass roots...

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Happiness is (not) a choice.

Several days ago, I noticed this quote by Ralph Marston (1907-1967) again: "Happiness is a choice; not a result." If this would be true then why do so many people not make that "choice" for happiness? Given the pursuit of happiness by so many people, a result is (much) more likely than a choice. There is some truth in Ralph Marston's saying. In my view, however,...

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