Share Your World – 10/29/19

I haven’t played along with Melanie for awhile now but today seems like a good day to join in on the fun.

  1. Where’s the line between respectful disagreement and being downright mean (bullying) to someone?  Respectful disagreement requires that voices be modulated and reasonable, with each party explaining their viewpoints and refraining from being pushy. Bullying involves less tempered words and far too often, name calling. Bullying is what you see too much of on social media, and hear too much of from the man who sits in the highest seat in the nation.
  2. Would you prefer to live in a world where alcohol was free or where politicians were honest? That’s an easy one. I’d go for honest politicians any time, since we the people are the ones that end up paying for everything anyway.
  3. What’s one habit you have that your family or friends think is rather childish? Ummm – this is where respectful disagreement comes in, I think. My family and friends have not pointed out to me that I’m being childish if I indeed am – just as I do not point such behavior out to them. Some things need to be handled with diplomacy.
  4. Would you rather go to a big party and rub shoulders with the rich and famous or go to an amazing quiet Garden that hardly anyone has ever visited? Another easy one. The quiet garden calls to me. I am not among the rich and famous and am quite certain we would have no common grounds to share anyway.

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Halloween Question:    What do you think of the idea of “trick or treat or money for a charity” as a way of making Halloween more useful? I am not a fan of Halloween, although I certainly was when I was a kid, but I think supporting charities of our choice should be something we do because we want to help and are in a position to do so, and there’s no need to set a specific time for that. Besides, the way the world is today, someone would end up twisting it into personal gain for themselves.

Maybe we’’d better get back to the gratitude questions quickly – I seem to be quite jaded today. Apparently I need reminding of the good things in life.

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8 Responses to Share Your World – 10/29/19

  1. Carol — I’d love a world filled with quiet gardens and honest politicians.

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  2. Sadje says:

    Great answers.

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  3. Thanks Carol for Sharing Your World! 🙂 Next weeks sees the Gratitude question portion returning, so it’s timely you did this one. You’re NEVER grumpy btw. Just see things clearly. To me? That’s a little gift of being earth bound for the span of years that you have. (not saying you’re old, I’m probably as old if not older than you). It’s very freeing to be ‘jaded’ sometimes.

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    • Carol says:

      Thank you. Rest assured, I’ve got you beat in number of years on this earth by quite a lot, I think. The direction the world is going, I’m glad I’m not in the early years of my life.

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  4. Ally Bean says:

    I’d answer the same way as you did. Honest politicians, polite people, quiet garden, charities honored in your own timely way. Sounds good to me.

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  5. leendadll says:

    Money for charity sounds like a great idea but I wouldn’t trust that it would actually get to the charity, or it might be a charity I don’t support; it would require having $$ on hand; and it wouldn’t be such a fun event for kids. To me, door-to-door charity requests would be more appropriate around T-day and Xmas.

    I’m a booze hound and even I would prefer honest politicians over free liquor!

    I dunno about the party vs garden.. .each has enjoyable aspects for me but would completely depend on the specific people at each event. Large party with… the Obamas & Clooneys? Count me in!! With Paris Hilton? Not so much! Am I at the garden by myself or at a small function? Is it in a forest or on a college campus?? (I heard the CSULB Japanese Garden is beautiful but I’ve never been)

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  6. Laura says:

    Your description of respectful disagreement is spot on and we’re in agreement, honest politicians over free margaritas. Hell, I’ll buy the whole bar a round if we can just wrestle truth for a single afternoon.

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  7. Lisa says:

    I remember trick-or-treating for UNICEF when I was young. Does that happen anymore? Probably not. Party with the rich and famous or garden? No brainer. Garden wins hands down every time. The rich and famous hold no allure for me and I believe very few are genuine. And, is there such a thing as an honest politician? I think many start out with those aspirations but once they get there, most begin morphing into corrupt versions of their former self. Which brings us to the question of respectful disagreement. Social media killed that concept and I see very few of our politician people leading by example….tolerance is only good when the other person agrees. Differences of opinion is not tolerated very much anymore. I’m concerned our students today will never know how to deal with different ideals since they are not exposed to them so much anymore.

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