Hello, Goodbye

I am assuming by now that you have all heard in some form or another about the coronavirus?

So how do you say hello and goodbye to people now, without, hopefully, offending them? When you’re with people you know, you can joke about it. At my Grans 80th, we all did the elbow tap and laughed about it. It’s becoming more and more of a thing at the moment though. How does one say hello or goodbye without actually touching?

The elbow pump:

This is where you fold your arms and just tap your elbow with the other persons elbow.

The Namaste:

This is where you place your hands into a prayer position and bow, while saying “Namaste”

Native Americans:

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Ye old, bowing and curtsying 

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Share Your World…My first for 2020

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Is ‘hello” enough for you these days?  (credit to Rory – https://aguycalledbloke.blog/2019/12/29/is-hello-enough-for-you-these-days/ )

I admit I was a bit perplexed by this question. After reading Rory’s blog post though, I get it now. A hello is still good enough for me. I still say hello to my neighbours and also if I’m walking my dog, as I go past people, I say hello. Just a quick little word to acknowledge another human being.

Do you believe in Murphy?   For those who aren’t familiar with Murphy, here’s a wee explanation:  Murphy’s law is an adage or epigram that is typically stated as: “Anything that can go wrong will go wrong”.

I do,lol. It’s one of my faults really, it’s one of those things where it makes me not believe on myself. It’s a habit, I’m going to try and break this year. Though, at the same time, when I imagine the worst, it doesn’t always happen. I’d say the worst probably happens 5% of the time.

Does evil come from within?  If so, why?

I think we all have the potential to be evil or do evil. I do think some people are just born evil. When you hear about child killers, children that kill, who knew what they were doing. Yet, they’re parents are so lovely and you’re sitting there thinking “How does it happen”. Sometimes our brains are just wired like that, but I think a strong upbringing can help “control” it. Sometimes, and unfortunately, we are evil, because it’s how our brains are. Take someone like Aileen Wuornos for example, when she was caught and found guilty she asked for the death penalty. She knew how her brained was now wired. So I don’t think she was born evil.

Are intelligent people more or less happy than others?   What defines intelligence?

This is an interesting question, I don’t think happiness has anything to do with intelligence. Happiness and Intelligence are different things to different people. The most intelligent people I know/knew were never happy, and they’d end up with abusive and toxic relationships, including friendships. So they can’t possibly be happy. Yet, there’s little old me with my dyslexia and generally I get how lucky I am and so I am content with a lot in my life.

You can be intelligent about a lot of different things, and luckily I have realised that in the last couple of years. I have to thank Trump and his supporters for that. I never felt like I could say anything about politics or anything intellectual. Until I started to realise, that I have a common sense intelligence. Emotions intelligence. Something a lot, if not all, Trump supporters lack. Despite saying they are a “Christ/God” or “Jesus” lovers.


Gratitude Section

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Grateful for the people in my life, right now. Not “Facebook friends” either, but true people.