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Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.

A blog by Leon Oudejans
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Why our egocentrism is the source of our stupidity

In 2021, I've written a lot about human stupidity (my blogs). I've been hesitant to address the How-What-When-Where-Who-Why questions. A 2021 Psyche article was very helpful: Why some of the smartest people can be so very stupid (eg, my blog). Apparently, stupidity is a blind spot in our thinking. Recently, I noticed two more related articles that have been causing...

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Health, Wealth & Self

Last week was a bad week for me. My health suddenly deteriorated, which scared me. My father died in 1994 at the age of almost 62. Slowly, I'm approaching his then-age. I'm eager to outlive him. My symptoms kind of reminded me of his cause of death. It has taken me about a week to recover, which felt long. Yesterday, I've had my first coffee, which still did not...

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The SpaceTime dimension and the alternate Energy-Matter dimension

Last Wednesday, I received an epiphany. My diagram below is the result of that. I think, feel and believe that my epiphany is important. It captures my current understanding of my blog topics: Data / Info, Energy vs Matter, and the Spacetime dimension. Spacetime is the only known known dimension to us. In practical terms, space has 3 sub dimensions: length, width,...

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You might need somebody

The title of this Randy Crawford (and Shola Ama) song has been on my mind for quite some time. Hence, I made a note of it for a future blog. Else such thoughts will slip my mind. The lyrics felt opportunistic to me. That's why I refrained from writing a blog about this topic. Today I feel different about it. The song is about loneliness and how to deal with that...

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Advantage vs Empathy (3)

While looking at my notes for future blogs, I noticed this one: "Alignment between personal and group interests only possible if Empathy > Advantage". This statement applies to all situations, like a family, relationship, sports team, study group, and at work. Example: Why stay with [an employer] when you can increase your Advantage by quitting? If you replace...

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I have faith in you. I believe in you.

The ancient Greek had (at least) six words for Love, being agape (divine love), eros (romantic love), philia (friendship), philautia (self-love), storge (familial love) and xenia (hospitality). These words are all connected to my concept Faith, Beliefs & Willpower. When you love someone, you believe in them. You have faith in them. Both give you the willpower to...

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