Happy long weekend to me! Let’s celebrate with 12 bloggerz from Rory…
1. On a scale of 1 – 10 – where 1 is low and 10 is high how happy are you with everything in your life at this moment?
I’m a solid 7, not ecstatic, but definitely a couple notches happier than the middling meh.
2. Why do you do what you do the way that you do it?
Interpret as you so wish.
Because that’s the way I like it (uh huh, uh huh).
3. How do you embrace difference?
I don’t. But I don’t care either, as long as it doesn’t affect me. You do you, boo.
4. What is one of the most significant ways that your readership influences you, your blog and your writing?
I am motivated by the camaraderie surrounding responses to prompts and seeing the different interpretations to both questions and concepts/images.
5. How would you feel if everything you didn’t believe in today turned out to be true – which of your new disbeliefs now truths would affect you the most profoundly? But also answer this question from the opposite spectrum as in –How would you feel if everything you believed in today turned out to be false – would this affect you and if so which falsehood that you hold now true would affect you the most profoundly?
I’m not that attached to my beliefs, so like whatever, man. I think this sets me apart from the mainstream because others seem bound to their belief systems, most of which are separate from their active lives, if that makes sense. FOREX, people argue to the death over political ideas on the internet, which accomplishes absolutely nothing, but they feel it’s sooo important to spill their angry words into the void. I just shrug at most of this vast outpouring of emotional vomit. Some can’t even fathom the possibility that their beliefs could be imperfect. Me? Maybe I am wrong about not believing in God/souls/afterlife… so what? I wouldn’t be able to undo my mistakes in any case, and for the last several years I’ve been trying to be a good/better person, mostly as traditionally defined, though I fall short as do we all. However that all adds up at the end on the big abacus in the sky, so be it. From the other way around, what if my beliefs in true things are all false? That would be worse and affect me more profoundly because my truths are few and deep: I love my children (and grands) and they love me. This is the only belief I have that is “carved in stone.”
6. How often do you cross your fingers or say touch wood or good luck to people or do you not believe in that sort of thing?
I say good luck when it’s appropriate. It doesn’t mean I suddenly believe in the supernatural; it’s just a shorthand of saying hey I care about you and hope you have a happy outcome at your doctor’s appointment or exam or interview or whatever thing.
7. Do you think that our childhoods impact our lives as adults – what are your views?
I think our childhoods (parents, environment, resources, etc.) have profoundly affected each and every one of us, and there is no way to separate the person we are today from what happened to us yesterday.
8. There is no truth to horoscopes – yes or no and why to either?
Of course not, but astrology can still be fun to play with from time to time. I like to use it as an excuse ~ hey, I’m a Taurus, so naturally I prefer to hibernate in my cozy abode than go out anywhere.
9. Does it really matter if we are environmentally-conscious – l mean is it that important – if not why not and if yes, why??
It matters on a large scale, but an individual selfish act probably makes no difference, which is the mindset of most people who could do more, including me. It’s also a luxury of the wealthier to decide that spending more money to be environmentally conscious is a priority (not that they do necessarily), whereas poor people simply have to get by every day and don’t have the resources (financial or otherwise) to deal with this issue. Eventually though, Mother Nature will do as she will to deal with the havoc that humans have caused.
10. Do you find it easy or hard to relax and what relaxes you the most?
It’s pretty easy for me these days. I usually read or play games on my phone until whatever anxiety has passed by.
11. How well or badly do you respond to being ‘shocked’ or ‘surprised’?
Badly, usually. I need plans and routines.
12. How do you feel about the term “I am a lucky/unlucky person” as in – do you think that there is some truth to it or is it all nonsense?
I think there’s some truth in it, but in a way that makes actual, material sense. People who generally think things through and engage in sensible behaviors will tend to have better “luck” than impulsive lunatics. Yes, of course, we all know of “that one guy” who took a ridiculous chance and won, but most will lose. Remember, the house always wins, on average. You can think of the house as Mother Nature or simply mathematical odds. You are probably not that special, sorry (and neither am I).
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