Sta Hungry Stay Foolish

Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.

A blog by Leon Oudejans

Reverse psychology

“I just don’t care anymore.”

Occasionally, I said those words to myself but my words lacked subsequent actions and even intentions. See my blogs on deeds, words & intentions. Often, our words are empty and a cry for attention. I get worried when there are no such words while deeds express an après moi, le déluge, like Putin's invasion. Allegedly, Putin is very sick (eg, Daily Mail, DW,...

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How can anything be weak AND a threat?

In the view of the Russian president, the West is weak. Until very recently, he may have had a point. The Ukrainians have never been weak; just look at their faces. Nevertheless, it doesn't make any sense labelling something that is weak as a threat. Either you're weak, or you're a threat. A major flaw in his reasoning. His reasoning may have been another case of...

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Tall tales make fast friends

Exaggeration seems to be the default in today's society. Often, people compare yesterday's weather with climate change. Recently, Elon Musk compared the Canadian PM to Adolf Hitler, a tweet that he erased quickly. In 2016, Hillary Clinton labelled Trump supporters as a "basket of deplorables". I've borrowed my title from a 2018 study in the Journal of Social and...

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The infamous last words in relationships

In 2014, I asked my then-girlfriend about the reason for her behaviour. I didn't trust her initial answer and kept probing her. Her fifth answer was devastating and probably the closest to the truth. Until today, I still wonder if I should have asked my next question. I didn't really expect her to agree. To some extent, my question was reverse psychology (my blogs)....

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“One cannot be held accountable for unintended consequences.”

My blog's title is an intriguing sentence on the bottom of page 124 of Lethal White, the fourth detective novel written by J.K. Rowling and "published under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith". Is this statement valid? This sentence is complex as it contains two related concepts: (1) accountability versus responsibility and (2) deeds, words & intentions....

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Why doubt is contagious

Last Sunday, I felt something was wrong. It took me a while to obtain an answer. Apparently, there's doubt. I don't feel that doubt myself. I warned doubt has a habit of becoming a self-fulfilling prophecy. Afterwards, I realised that doubt is contagious, like a virus. Others feel the same way. Kathryn Schulz: "both doubt and certainty are as contagious as the...

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