Felt like playing along with Melanie today, and sharing some of my world.
If we learn from our mistakes, why are we always so afraid to make them? Because that’s the harder way to learn. It usually involves some cleanup or redoing or apologizing. My question is, if regular people can learn from their mistakes, why can’t our government learn from its mistakes?
How do we know that pleasure is good and pain is bad? Because pleasure doesn’t hurt, and pain does? Hurting isn’t good, so pain isn’t good. Pleasure usually involves laughing or joy or one of those kind of things that feel good.
What problem or situation did TV / movies make you think would be common, but when you grew up you found out it wasn’t? Beaver Cleaver’s mom wasn’t real. Neither was Ajax’s White Tornado – Never has a man on a white horse ridden into my house and magically made it sparkling clean.
If you drive, do you speed when no one is watching? Have you ever run a red light late at night on purpose, particularly if it doesn’t seem to change very quickly? If you don’t drive, what minor law may you have broken? Problem is, you never know when someone is watching. I have been known to speed, but I try to keep it within 5 mph of the posted limit. Someone told me that was safe. No, I don’t run red lights on purpose – you never know when someone might appear or be watching.
There is always a gratitude question, and I am nearly always grateful for the same things. My kids, my furry kids, a roof over my head with walls to keep out the cold, my friends – although in these days we’re not spending time together – my hobbies to keep me occupied. The knowledge that I have enough – not everything I could ever wish for, but enough. In these times, add to that internet shopping so we have a chance of keeping ourselves supplied with things we need. Although that also includes a gripe, because I’ve noticed some inordinately high prices for some items and/or shipping costs for some items. And how can toilet paper become an item that can’t be bought? Are people eating it?