Sharing My World – April 6, 2020

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?

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12 Responses to Sharing My World – April 6, 2020

  1. Carol — Yet one more similarity. I’ve never had a man on a white horse ride into my house and magically make it sparkling clean, either.

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  2. dawnkinster says:

    That man on the white horse must be inordinately busy somewhere else, as I have never had him show up here either.

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  3. Thanks Carol for Sharing Your World! I liked your explanation for the pleasure/pain question. One reason, in my opinion anyway, that the government doesn’t learn from its mistakes is that we, the people, keep allowing the mistakes to go unchallenged. No consequence, no change. I have never heard of this person on the white horse. If he does show up? Send him to my house too, as my windows could use a clean! 😆

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  4. I can’t go for the assumption that pleasure is ‘good’ and pain is ‘bad’–those are projections and seem rather thin. Both seem to be signals that certain things are going on in the body and the mind, and they can be used as such. Either can also be ignored or enjoyed or reacted to or grumped at–

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  5. leendadll says:

    The TP situation is really annoying!!! It’s been 3wks since the panic-buying started. WHERE DID THE REST OF IT GO???

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  6. Robin says:

    No White Tornado or man on a white horse here, either. Alas. I just read an article about the TP shortage. The experts are chalking it up to two things: 1) hoarding, and 2) people are not going to school or work or other places where the industrial sized giant rolls of TP are already provided for them (which means they need to buy it themselves for use at home). According to this article, the industrial sized rolls will soon be available in stores. What was also interesting is that people in the U.S. are not the only TP hoarders. It happened in China and other places around the world, too. I keep wishing I’d gone with a bidet when we remodeled our bathroom.

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  7. I laughed out loud at your toilet paper question.

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  8. Lisa says:

    To learn from mistakes, one would need to acknowledge that a mistake was made. And the narcissistic people in politics simply are not capable of doing that…..therefore, no one learns anything. I can’t remember any old TV shows for the third question but I think all the HGTV shows are creating a generation of people who think homes can be renovated in an hour. Yes, I’m guilty of going faster than I need to at times and, yes, sometimes I’ve run a red light when I believe it’s malfunctioning and I’ve sat through three rotations and not been given a green light! I’ve found during this pandemic time that having a gratitude journal has kept me focused on the positives and that is helping my mental health a lot. Hope you are doing well and staying safe. xoxox

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    • Carol says:

      You are very right about learning from mistakes – but how about from history? No admission of error need to be made about that. I am trying to stay safe, mostly home, a run out today to a little local store for a couple of things to forestall a trip to a bigger store. Hopes for safety and wellness for you too.

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