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Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.

A blog by Leon Oudejans
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Attitude-Behaviour-Personality

The magnifying glass

Whenever we look at things from a (long) distance, we are generally just observers, who do not judge. Our attitude changes when we focus on the details of what’s happening. Suddenly, we must judge. Relevant history is suddenly deemed irrelevant. Recently, I heard an interesting related remark on TV in the crime series Lewis, (#8.2 in IMDb; see Se7Ep6). Detective...

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You make your own reality

To me, the above is without question. It was even written on the back of one of my neckties. My title is also a slogan of Logan Roy, a fictional character in HBO's tv series Succession (2018-2023). For others, it's not. Recently, I noticed this quote by Margaret Atwood, author of The Handmaid's Tale: “You may not be able to alter reality, but you can alter your...

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“The enemy of a woman is a woman”

My title is the reply I received after sharing some local Kenyan information (eg, CNN, Telegraaf). I had scanned that article and assumed the manager was a male. She pointed out that I was wrong. The manager was a female. Hence, her reply to me: "The enemy of a woman is a woman". My friend claims that "it's a known fact". I added: "and an opinion as well". She...

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When to apply the lesser of two evils principle?

My question is: when can one apply this principle? Is it even possible to apply this principle on nations, like China vs USA, or China vs Russia? It seems that this principle prefers a micro rather than a macro view, like the 2016 choice between H. Clinton and Trump (eg. my 2016 blog, Politico). Most likely, evil requires a simple, one-dimensional view. Example:...

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NFWD

My title is an audit abbreviation for No Further Work Done. Sometimes, you just know enough; usually not. I've wondered if a certain error was by mistake or intentional. Now, this quote by Friedrich Nietzsche comes to mind: “I’m not upset that you lied to me, I’m upset that from now on I can’t believe you.”  The abbreviation above was usually valid and/but...

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Netanyahu 2022 = Trump 2024 ?

Late 2022, Netanyahu became - once again - the PM of Israel, despite the legal trials against him (eg, "bribery, fraud, and breach of trust"). Trump wants to be re-elected as US president in 2024, despite the many lawsuits against him. Hence, my question: Netanyahu 2022 = Trump 2024 ? It appears that lawsuits against both are strengthening their voter base, while...

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