Sta Hungry Stay Foolish

Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.

A blog by Leon Oudejans


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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Somebody’s watching us

On 30 October 1938, a live radio show caused panic amongst its listeners (Wiki). That event played an adaptation of The War of the Worlds, an 1898 novel by H. G. Wells, which was directed by future filmmaker Orson Welles. On 25 June 2021, the US government released a highly anticipated report on UFOs (eg, BBC). This time there was no commotion - let alone...

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Happiness & satisfaction (5) and completeness

Since a few weeks, I'm noticing that satisfaction and happiness (my blogs) are inadequate to describe how I'm feeling nowadays. Something is missing. Initially, I supposed that Happiness might be another container word like Love. The ancient Greek used at least six words for describing the various types of love: agápe, éros, philía, philautia, storgē,...

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Having power is a threatening aphrodisiac

Having power is a threatening aphrodisiac

In last Tuesday's blog, I wrote that having power is a threatening aphrodisiac. The aphrodisiac part is about wanting more and more because we believe that more is better (my blogs). However, in accordance with the ordinal utility or Pareto ranking in micro-economics, each "more" yields less additional (or: marginal) satisfaction and creates more indifference....

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Après nous, le déluge (3)

Wednesday's blog on intolerance and urbanisation was an important one - to me. Urbanisation is one of the most stealthy threats that I know of. Nevertheless, its urgency may not have been clear to everyone. I received a comment to that extent. Urbanisation is an example of après nous, le déluge. Why worry about something you will not live to see? Our limited life...

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Who cares?

A wealthy American pedophile has died. Either he committed suicide, or he was murdered to protect some other (important) people. However, my only question is: who cares?? The world is better off without him. That should be the only thing that ultimately matters. Apparently, it's more interesting for news media writing about this murder/suicide anyway. Why? The...

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