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Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.

A blog by Leon Oudejans


The anti-woke movement

Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1726/27) once defined his third law of motion as follows: for every action (force) in nature there is an equal and opposite reaction. Hence, we should not be surprised of the rise of an anti-woke movement (eg, the Conversation, the Spectator, the Telegraph). It's useful to give two versions of how people perceive the word woke: Wiki: "Woke "is...

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Blinded by ideology

Last week, the blog title above suddenly entered my mind, including the song below. I think, feel and believe that it captures our current times quite well. Indeed, many people appear to be blinded by ideology. I do wonder, however, why pragmatism is becoming a lost art (eg, source). To a large extent, pragmatism is related to concepts like (i) Machiavellianism (ie,...

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Unknown unknowns

Strictly speaking, unknown unknowns are (like) oxymorons because we cannot know the things that we do not know. Human inventions challenge the notion that unknown unknowns could or would even exist. As an individual, I have (very?) many unknown unknowns. Unknown unknowns may, however, not exist when we view (all) humans as a group rather than as aggregated...

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Why do we like judging others?

Some weeks ago, I had an unpleasant experience: someone commented on my blog and started judging the messenger rather than my message. That experience led me to write this blog. It was already high on my list of topics, following a conversation with a friend. She is frequently judged by others. It's not my habit judging others in public (eg, Wiki). I prefer to keep...

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How to deal with a liar

Over the years, my solution how to deal with liars has changed. When is was young(er), I confronted and engaged with them. That approach rarely brings results, apart from denial and more lies. Today, I avoid liars. Sometimes, avoidance is difficult (eg, family). Hence, this blog: how to deal with a liar. My former approach was emotional (ie, confronting, engaging)....

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“Life is not easy, faith and hope keeps me going”

Last Tuesday, an old friend said the following in our conversation: "life is not easy, faith and hope keeps me going". I suppose her words contain universal wisdom. Her words (also) relate to 1 Corinthians 13-13: "And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love." Got Questions states the following conclusion on the difference...

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