Sta Hungry Stay Foolish

Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.

A blog by Leon Oudejans


Is it a pity that we have so many opinions??

Recently, I had a conversation about the abundance of opinions. In our past, you had to send your handwritten or typed opinion in a sufficiently stamped envelope to a newspaper that might not even publish it. Since about 20 years, everyone can publish an opinion (eg, Facebook-2004, Twitter-2006). Hence, my question: Is it a pity that we have so many opinions?? The...

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Asking questions = answering questions (2)

My title above came to mind after reading a recent Telegraph Economic Intelligence (sic!) article: Like it or not, Brexit is a part of Britain's inflation problem. Apparently, the UK wonders if Brexit is a culprit for its high inflation. In May 2023, I published Asking questions = answering questions (1). The conservative-right newspaper The Telegraph is the...

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“Do you trust me?”

Recently, someone asked me the above question. She was serious, while I hardly know her. Our geographical distance prevents a quick visit. I answered her by using a quote from Dutch statesman Johan Rudolph Thorbecke (1798-1872): “Trust comes by foot and leaves on horseback.” The question above is often abused by scammers. Once you reply with a “Yes” then you will be...

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Asking questions = answering questions

A few weeks ago, someone asked me a question. Her question bugged me. The very same question was also on my mind. I had not raised my question as it would reveal my doubt and/or fear. Moreover, it's unlikely I would have received a relevant answer. My answer to her question was evasive. My blog title is not a generic thesis. It's valid in case of a conflict between...

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and then there were none……..

My blog title entered my mind a while ago but it wasn't valid yet, back then. It is now. This is unknown territory to me. The title is also a 1939 mystery novel by Agatha Christie, and "described by her as the most difficult of her books to write." Actually, I feel the same with this blog. None is not the same as empty or nothing. Far from it. There's an English...

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Is asking the wrong question essential to learning?

I've been asking myself some questions lately. None of the answers seem right and/or relevant to me. I suppose I must be asking the wrong questions. People claim that asking the right question will give you the right answer (eg, source). This seems rather obvious. How to ask the right instead of the wrong question? It has been alleged though never substantiated that...

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