Tag Archives: philosophy

321 Quote Me ~ Attitude

Thank you to Wondering Belle for the tag! It was hard for me to find quotes on this topic that I liked. Most were BS about how a smile cures everything and if you’re sad it’s your own fault. But I found a couple, so here you go.

I’ll tag these bloggers to continue the game:

Laura

Jade Li

Di

Confab [SOCS]

Fab is a word I associate with the Beatles, but sometimes it’s used to describe the 4 British Royals: William, Kate, Harry, and Meghan. For a short time, I used faboo as an expression of glee, but I quickly grew bored with it. I’m pretty much back to my boring old great! and yay! πŸŽ‰

Last week I stopped in Jo-Ann’s fabrics, but it wasn’t as much fun as I’d remembered. I think my crafting days are kaput ~ except for when my little granddaughter is old enough to make braided lanyard bracelets and paper flowers and beady things. That will be great! 😍

Fabricate means lie, like prevaricate… though they are subtly different. Fabricate is more about constructing a false body of evidence, while prevaricating is evading the question. But ultimately lying is lying, in my book. I think I forgot to say that in some post or other recently when were gabbing about this topic ~ I was thinking about saying that lies of omission were also lies, but then I omitted it! Oopsy. 😱

Finally, we have fables, which are a great form of storytelling. I’ve always loved fiction, but as an adult I’ve only enjoyed realistic fiction until fairly recently. But in the last couple years, something changed and I became more open minded toward fantasy in fiction. This led me into different genres, such as sci-fi, magical realism, magic in general, shapeshifter romance, time travel, steampunk, dragons… and of course culminating in Game of Thrones.

Have I mentioned that I really really love Game of Thrones??? πŸ‘‘πŸΊπŸ‰β„οΈπŸ”₯

The Golden Moon

The last one looked up

Through the choking smoke,

Took a final breath

Of poisoned acrid air,

And there…

There glowing in the gloom

Was the same old golden moon

Just like the month before.

Could a damned soul

Dare to hope,

As eyelids fluttered closed,

That this was not the end,

And life in some form somehow

Would reappear again?

~*~

Oh Prompt Me Do!

My Purrfect Day

Gatsby here! 😺

G’Mornings everypawdy! Mommy’s friend Rawry posted my Interview yesterday, and I sound grrreat! 😺

Thanks Rawry! RAWR!

You may notice there is a blank question. I forgotted to answer it because there was a noise outside, or a spider, or maybe I had a tired. Anyway, I will answer it meow. What is my purrfect day?

3:00AM: loudly proclaim my philosophical views about life, the universe, and everything. No, it is not 42. But 42 is a good number of treats to have daily. On second thought, maybe it is 42!

4:00AM: make lots of noise jumping on and off the windowsills looking for early birds.

5:00AM: yark up some harbls just as Mommy is getting a teensy bit more sleep.

6:00AM: pester Mommy for treats and then don’t eat them. 😹

7:00AM: bite Mommy’s feets as she’s trying to get dressed RAWR!

8:00AM: look for cute Calico neighbor kitty when Mommy leaves for work.

9-5: DO SECRET KITTY THINGS WHILE MOMMY IS GONE (aka mostly napping).

6:00PM: make big poo in litter box right before Mommy comes home so the apartment smells delightful.

7:00PM: have snuggles and cuddles wif Mommy! πŸ’–

8:00PM: nom up some food.

9:00PM: take catnap.

10:00PM: run around like a maniac for no reason whatsoever!

11:00PM: go to sleep with Mommy and her phone. 😻

My Brain Hurts

Halp! Rory’s provoking my thots again!

Thought Provokers

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When was the last time you tried something new?

Why would I do that?

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Do you ever get excited about happiness?

Meh.

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Do you question enough or simply accept everything? As in if I said Jump – would you say no or how high or why?

I accept nothing! Nor do I jump, run, hop, skip, or scamper. I’m old. I walk sedately. Unless there’s a kitty, at which point I’ll crouch down and make baby noises.

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What is your preferred blog reading style – do you like light hearted, emotional and heart-felt, comedy, learning about things, philosophy, something that you bite into and guage some depth from … what?

Yep, all that and some purrn.

Gatsby typed that I SWEAR TO GOD! 🐱

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What belief do many people you know hold onto, that you yourself cannot believe under any circumstance?

That Star Wars is better than Star Trek. Wtfff?

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When was the last time you were excited about life, what were you doing or had experienced to make you feel this way?

Just a couple minutes ago when I nommed up a chocolate chip macaroon left over from Saturday night, which I had forgotten I took home, but there they were… COOKIES RIGHT HERE OMG!

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Is happiness just a myth do you think?

Not if you have a chocolate chip macaroon.

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When life is all said and done, will you have said more or done more?

Lol, said more. I talk the talk. Walking the walk? Not so much. And that’s the way I like it. πŸ™‚

3-2-1 Quote Me Truth

Rory tagged me in the 3-2-1 Quote Me game with a truth theme. Thanks Rory!

One thank you. βœ…

Two quotes. Coming up!

Three tags. Eh okay. πŸ™‚

Let’s see how these bloggers interpret the theme:

Dr Tanya of Salted Caramel

Ruth of Ruth Scribbles

Suze of Suziland Too

Over to you. πŸ‘πŸ»

Monday Morning

Share Your World questions from Melanie/Sparks:

What is the best pick me up that you know of?  To shake you out of the blues?

Fixing the problem. But talking to my daughters helps, and sometimes friends are helpful too.

What would be the title of your memoir?

Eat Dessert First.

Where do you like to go when you eat out?

A bakery.

Do you believe in luck?

I’ve had a lot of bad luck lately, but I guess that’s balanced out by the times I didn’t die doing stupid things, so… maybe.

Aside from necessities, what is one thing you couldn’t go a day without?

I really miss my kitty when I go away. He’s my little furry soul boo. πŸ±πŸ’–

A Glut of Glitches

Mistakes have been made,

But no one will be blamed…

“These things happen.”

Maybe some are my fault;

It’s hard to know exactly

Where the fingers slip

And the glitches begin…

Symptoms of the po-mo age,

And it could be worse–

It could be raining.

I should disconnect,

Go gridless and rest,

Get some exercise

Emerge from my nest

Of electrical tech

Into the sunshine.

That sounds sublime,

But I’d feel so alone

Without all the souls

Who live in my phone.

Rory’s S’mores

Another Guy Called Bloke Production!

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At what point in our lives do you think we think we are good enough?

Speaking only for myself… never! I wake every day knowing there are goals to achieve and improvements to make.

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In life, what do you consider beautiful?

Cats, poetry, art of various forms, nature (flowers, sunsets, birds, butterflies, etc.), and of course my family.

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Do you think that when we dream, we can dream within a dream? But if you don’t dream, why do you think that is?

Yes, definitely. I have dreamt about dreaming.

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How do you manage your stress or do you not suffer from stress?

It varies. I don’t handle stress well at all, so I try to eliminate it at the source ~ this is why I gave up dating, where others persevere through unpleasantness. I can’t tolerate the bad. It literally makes me sick. But some things can’t be helped; stuff appears out of the blue. I will get physically ill and have to deal with that. I’ll get migraines and take medicine. My sleep will suffer. Etc. I severely manage down interactions with people so that my stress is minimized.

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Are there things or maybe just one thing you wish to achieve before you die?

I did want to have success as a writer, but I don’t see that happening. I’m not talented enough, nor do I have the patience to endlessly slog away on a novel anymore when I can get instant feedback via short blog posts.

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Some experience many things during their lifetimes, but do you think there is something that everyone should experience at least once?

No.

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Are you afriad to be different? To stand out from the crowd, to push away your peers if needs be and say β€œI am ME!”

No. I’m more afraid of being one of them, though generally I blend in wherever I go, at least superficially. I realize that sounds contradictory, but it’s not. I blend in just enough so that no one notices/bothers me, and then I get away as fast as I can to be apart from them.

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Which do you think is easier β€˜to hate or to love?’

To hate obviously. Humans are all about forming groups and excluding other humans in order to hate and possibly kill them.

FPQ19: Is It Fate?

Fandango provocatively asks:

β€œDo you believe in fate and/or predestination? If so, what or who is the source? If you do believe in predestination, is there anything anyone can do to change their predestined fate?”

And bonus: β€œIf you believe God is the source, and God has already determined the future for each of us, why should people bother to pray?”

This is a doozy. I’m probably not going to be able to explain my thoughts that well ~ I’ve been messing up a lot lately anyway. My posts are full of typos, errors, and calling people by the wrong name. I have no excuses.

I don’t believe in God or anything supernatural, but there’s a whole lot of “natural” I don’t fully grasp because I don’t have the science knowledge or the vocab to express my hazy thoughts. That said, I’ll answer the praying question anyway: people pray because it makes them feel good and gives them hope, which they then offer to others out of kindness, and what’s wrong with that? You don’t have to share their beliefs to understand that they’re doing something nice.

So, “fate.” Taking out any supernatural elements, there are two components left (imo): time and free will. I don’t fully understand the concept of time, but I lean toward the interesting idea that everything has already happened and we’re simply experiencing it in a way our minds can grasp it. That doesn’t mean we shouldn’t take precautions and do all our normal, sensible things. But whatever occurs next will occur regardless.

In the same way, I don’t much believe in free will. I think our actions are dependent upon and determined by what came before, biologically and environmentally. In this way, I believe we are “fated” to do the things we do, simply as a result of who we are, but not because some spirit in the sky is directing the show.

Sorry, if none of this makes any sense! 😜