Sta Hungry Stay Foolish

Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.

A blog by Leon Oudejans


From “are you being served?” to “will you be served?”

A random Dutch radio news message: police retirement will outpace police recruitment in the forthcoming years, which will result in police shortages. You can hear/read similar messages about nurses, plumbers, teachers etc. The (predicted) impact of a graying population is - finally - becoming noticeable. My blog's title is a reference to the 1972-1985 British comedy...

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Thinking of a place

Monday evening, I started watching an Owen Wilson film on Amazon Prime Video, called Bliss. I like watching Owen Wilson films. He's funny. After some 10-15 minutes I stopped watching. The start of this film is boring and depressing. Usually, the start of a film is foretelling. Hence, the low 5.3 rating on IMDb, I presume.Owen Wilson was sketching...

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Exactly eight years ago, I went to Mombasa. This time alone. I was reluctant to go. I felt that something bad or at least important would happen during my trip. However, my trip seemed better for all people concerned. I suppose that I accepted my fate of what was going to happen.When entering the Arrivals hall, nobody was waiting for me. I made three rounds, while...

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Black Man in a White World

I am fortunate not being a black man in white America. Actually, I'm also glad not being a white man living in USA. At times, European (white) privileges have its advantages. Racism is deeply ingrained in any society. Racism is not always related to skin colour. Sometimes, it's tribal (eg, Kikuyu versus other Kenyan tribes). In many...

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Sugar mummies and sugar daddies

I do not have a job. Neither do I receive unemployment or other social benefits. I'm fine with that. It's my choice. My social status is, however, a big problem in dating with possibly maybes. Considering the many female questions, I must be a loser. Usually, the obvious explanation for my situation does not even cross their mind. One woman recently argued...

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Confidence and vulnerability

My blog articles show a conscious choice for vulnerability. Some people may consider that foolish. So be it. I could obviously hide behind the title of my blogs - Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish - but I won't. It's my aim to reach people and help them finding their way. Showing my ego - or confidence - would jeopardise reaching my goal. People often say that I radiate...

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