Sta Hungry Stay Foolish

Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.

A blog by Leon Oudejans


Me time (2)

I just had another look at my 2017 blog Me time, following a recent BPS article: Periods of solitude help older adults recharge after socialising. Back in 2017, my blog was about the need for me time within a relationship. Nowadays, even a short joint vacation forces me to recharge my batteries. source Recently, an old friend posted something like the older we get,...

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The power of sex

Recently, Carole Hooven, a Harvard professor of evolutionary biology claimed that ‘It’s obvious that men are much more driven by sex than women’ (El Pais). Obviously (sic!), her claim fits the stereotype: men are dominant and women are passive. It's quite weird that this stereotype still exists. My own experiences do not support her view (above). Generalizing my own...

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Relationship vs Situationship

Recently, the Belgian newspaper De Standaard published a (Dutch language) article: Do we have a relation? No, a situation. I got curious. Apparently, a situationship is a new buzz word; it's even already mentioned on Wikipedia: "a portmanteau of situational and relationship". "Non-committal relationships are so common, it seems like a new...

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Dating and Einstein’s definition of insanity

Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. This expression is usually credited to Albert Einstein, without supporting evidence. Recently, a friend was complaining about her lack of results, following her many coffee dates. Is dating an example of this insanity definition? For several months, I have quit my dating efforts...

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Calculating women vs opportunistic men

There are several topics on my list that have not been used yet as these lacked a broader context. These topics are about female and male behaviour. For a long while, I've viewed men, my gender, as opportunistic. Meanwhile, I struggled finding a similar term for women. In dating, gender differences become transparent. Some women insist on paying 50%. Some women pay...

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My recent blog on compensation did not mention the word above: recognition. These topics could, however, be related for some but not necessarily. My writing (2014-today) started as therapeutic following my 2013 burnout and subsequent depression. I doubt it now relates to finding recognition. "Recognition in sociology is the public acknowledgement of a person's...

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