Courtesy of Rory:
Are we losing the art of listening in comparison to simply hearing?
I do believe that most definitely that is true. I have to say I think I’m one of them. It can depend on how I’m feeling as well, if I’m trying to get myself out of an anxiety attack. I may not listen as much, if I don’t really like the person. If it’s a situation, you know where someone just complains and does nothing about their situation? My mum complains a lot about her work, but has never applied for another job and only really says anything to me about it all. A lot of her mangers seems to be borderline treating their employees illegal. Their managers customer service is atrocious as well! People only like talking to my mum and she’s the receptionist, so there’s only so much she can do herself. Even saying that my Mum is still a good listener, hence why people keep wanting to talk to just her.
How often do you openly discuss with friends or here in WP with your readership topics that make you feel uncomfortable or may be taboo or stigma laden?
Not too many people know about my WordPress, my partner does and possibly others do. I actually just had a “real life” friend post a screen shot saying the link to my blog wasn’t working. So people do know about it, but I don’t talk about it. Unless they bring it up of course.
Do you think that these discussions should be freely discussed and written about more?
Too a point, sometimes constantly talking about something can bring you down. But you need to get the awareness out there as well.
Did you have a nickname as a child and if so, what was [or what is it now]?
I used to get called Smiley a lot when I was kid, I always apparently smiled…a lot. The only time I used to cry was when I put in restraints. Who can blame me though! So my baby play pen and when I got older, I hated being in a seat belt. I still do really,lol.
Why is there still ‘stuff’ we simply just don’t understand despite our progressive world?
I don’t think we’re always supposed to understand everything. Otherwise would we be here?
Would you rather double your height or lose half your weight? (In response to last week’s double your weight, half your height query). Thanks Leslie! Suggestion by Leslie – Swot8
I think double my height, I don’t think it’d hurt to be taller. If I lost half my weight, I’d be severely underweight. I’m trying to lose weight, jut not that much,lol
What is your most essential kitchen tool? (Can be a person you know. For the non-cooks in the crowd).
Courtesy of Roger Shipp
Who is one blogger you really admire and why?
The blogger who I admire most is *drum roll please* BereavedSingleDad
Bereaved Single Dad has to be one of the most positive people I’ve “seen”, when with the things that have happened would break a normal person. I admire them because despite everything you just get the feeling that the ones he loves are never a burden to him. The places himself and his family have seen. His son is a very lucky person, I know far too many people who would have given up.