I decided to go with the muggle questions this week. I just really liked them, haha!
Muggle Questions (of a more philosophical bent this week):
Is intelligence or wisdom more useful?
Hmmm…Woo, another good one! I think Wisdom may be, just a little bit more useful than Intelligence. While intelligence may be useful, sometimes, depending on the type of intelligence. There are different kinds of intelligence.
How important is play in living a healthy and fulfilling life?
Oh the most important! You need to be able to play still, always. If you don’t play, life just becomes dreary. The play doesn’t even have to cost anything either!
Is happiness just chemicals flowing through your brain or something more?
I think it’s both. I think you can also chose to be happy. Kind of like that “fake it till you make it” kind of thing. Some days I need to make myself be happy.
GRATITUDE SECTION (Always optional)
Feel free to share some photos, an image, a meme, a story or incident or a poem that helps you feel grateful.
November is really not that far away,lol…Even if it’s a totally horrible outcome. December, which means Christmas, is just the next month.
I choose to go with the plain questions, as I am not a fan of the Harry Potter author,lol. She makes me feel physically ill.
Would You Rather Live 120 Years That Are Comfortable But Boring, Or Live Half As Long, But Have An Exciting Adventure Packed Life?
I think I would like to live the 120 years, but boring life. Nothing wrong with boring, as long as well though, I live alright into my 120 years. No point if I’m a vegetable or something.
What’s Something That Overwhelms You?
Twitter can sometimes overwhelm me. I start to realise after a bit, that I am just on it a bit TOO much. Then when I hop off of it, I feel so much better and then for the first couple of weeks, I don’t really go on…Then something always sucks me back in.
What Do or DID You Take For Granted?
I try not too, and I can’t remember the last time I did. But I think the thing I take mostly for granted is probably time. It has a lot to do with fear. Fear of myself, fear that I will fail. I guess in that way I take time for granted, no one is guaranteed the next day. I really have to get over my fears.
Gratitude: Please feel free to share some gratitude moments or thoughts you’ve had recently. This section is entirely optional.
I always wonder about haters, bigots, racists. They are clearly frightened of something, so why do they waste their time with hate? Why do you care if someone wants you to wear a mask for an hour or so, while you shop, to help others? Why do you care if someone wears a BLM top? Why do you care what a complete stranger does to their body?
Why does any of that matter?
What makes this people just SO angry?
I sit in my little home. Just going about my day, and then just see on my twitter feeds all this unnecessary hate. And I don’t understand how someone can just get to irrationally angry at strangers? Life is very short too be this angry at strangers.
Anyone else feeling like these days that they are having more and more days that they just want to punch people in the face? Or is it just me?
Between Trumps demands for an apology for an hoax, that never was. The racist bigots, people saying that they agree with some of what Kanye West says, but never actually saying what they agree with. The transphobic lists of things that are neither real or ever going to happen. The Karen’s throwing child tantrums in stores. Or the white people saying “White people don’t get antsy around the police, so why do black people”. (I posted the picture of George Floyd being kneed in the neck, and ultimately killed and said “cause”.).
It’s like … OH MY GOD…
Is it SO hard for other people, to just let other people live? Get a freaking brain!
That was about my Zodiac sign, and how much of it can I relate. Well stubbornness is probably the biggest way I can relate to being a Taurus. When you’re not motivated to do something and you are STUBBORN as…It can be hard to get over that hump. We’re not talking about your every day procrastination, I’m talking about PROCRASTINATION…
I stop myself from SO much, because I genuinely don’t want to do, if it’s a task I’m doing, because of work or homework. Or that I really scary myself or don’t believe in myself enough to push myself. I am like the Bull, stop and stood still.
21. What three lessons do you want your children to learn from you?
For them to have some common sense. It really doesn’t seem that many have common sense these days. I have actually have a couple of scheduled posts around that topic, this week. I just find that a lot of our problems, everywhere. Are coming from just a lack of common sense.
General kindness…By general, I mean, be kind to others. But don’t necessarily just go all out on fully trusting people. Keep a little doubt to yourself, until they have proven themselves.
Enjoy your life! If things are getting too hard, take a breathe and start again tomorrow. There’s always tomorrow. You don’t owe anyone a reason why you need a break. Chances are, they’ve probably been where you are in some form or another.
I follow a really beautiful person on Instagram…Chronically Courtney. Now Courtney is vaccine injured…BUT…Please read further before heading to her account and blasting. She still tells people to get vaccines, just do research before you get them. Which is just common sense, really?. Nothing is 100% guaranteed. What I REALLY love about her, specifically though, is that even though there are times her body flares up, and she gets unexpectedly upset. SHE KEEPS GOING. She has not let it “end” her life.
Which brings me too my blog topic today. One of the annoying things about her account, not her. Is that every time she makes a post about vaccine injury. Even when she SAY HERSELF, get the vaccines, do research. I guarantee you that anti-vaxxers jump on with the whole “Thank you Courtney, we should get rid of all vaccines…They have DESTROYED so many lives”.
I feel insulted for her sometimes, Courtney doesn’t really strike me as the type who thinks her life is destroyed. Her injury, has inspired her to do more. Heck, I’m nearly double her age…nearly…and she’s doing a lot more than I ever have.
About a year after my huge anxiety attack, people kept telling me to take this product called “Seremind”. It’s a lavender tablet. So I did…I took it for the whole month and I hardly got any sleep. So I stopped taking it and people weren’t…exactly annoyed, but…annoyed,lol…That I wouldn’t keep taking it. About another 6 months after that I was drinking my usual cup of chamomile tea before bed. Then it hit me, what about chamomile! I always drink it before bed and it helps, I always drink it if I’m feeling anxious and it helps.
So I started taking that about a year ago, still taking it.
As you can see though, even thought the majority of people take Seremind, it just didn’t work for myself. But Chamomile “Tablets” and tea do.
It’s just the way life is.
Which is one of the other things that annoys me about those anti-vaxxers. All of them go on about how they’re better than say someone like me. Who they clearly have no idea about. Because I “worship” western medication. Which isn’t true. So many of them call themselves “Pagans” or “Wicca”s, not realising that that is a belief system. I, myself, to use both Western and Eastern medication. I do do research before I start to take something.
There was this one “Wicca” who came onto one of Courtney’s post. Going onto complete strangers posts and making uninformed comments about them. I saw that she has apparently been taking something natural since the middle of last year to make her less judgemental…I couldn’t stop laughing,so I wrote “Well this clearly isn’t working”. Well that was a mistake,lol. She told me I ruined Courtney’s message. I was called hateful, and she’d appreciate it if I could stop making armchair assessments on her, since I didn’t know her. So I did the laughing emoticon again and reminded her that she chose to write armchair judgemental comments on people she doesn’t know. I just thought it was funny that someone who claims to be better than others because she’s all “natural” is not only taking something to make her less judgemental, but it clearly isn’t working for her,lol. But these others were medicine worshippers, because they think you should research before you take anything?
Update: (this is happening a lot lately,lol). I have now actually unfollowed Courtney,lol. While her message is generally thoughtful and kind. Like with a lot of people lately, she seems to have gone one way or another. ie vaccines are evil. I still stand by though, if you are vaccine injured. It does NOT mean the end of your life (like a lot of these anti-vaxxers say it is). You just have to find a different way to live it.
Guns kill. Too me, that’s the whole function of a gun. It’s there to kill, whether it’s because you’re hunting an animal, or shooting at an intruder. The point of a gun is too kill. Even if you’re shooting at an intruder to protect your family, and you shoot and they die. They still died. The gun didn’t talk to the intruder to put it on a better path. They’re dead…Stone cold dead. You may shoot at someone to protect your family, but that gun that you are shooting at another human being with, can still kill them. That’s what they’re for…To kill.
Is it more important to be respected or liked?
Is having a big ego a negative or positive trait? (yeah I know. Duh. But there ought to be one “gimme’ in the pile)
Sometimes it could be a positive trait, a big ego, you think you’re unstoppable. I do think there’s a difference between a huge ego and a narcissistic personality disorder though. I think there’s actually nothing wrong with a big ego, as long as you’re not harming others with it,lol
Depending on your point of view, is death a new beginning?
I love the movie “The Mummy” and one of the quotes in there is when Imhotep says “Death in only the beginning”. I think it is, to an extent. I do think that there are such things as Guardian Angels, Angels, rebirth. I do believe that we come here to learn lessons, and then far later on we are reborn as someone else. That’s why I believe in soul mates. I believe that we meet certain people, in each life.
It’s tough right now to count the blessings we have. Being grateful for being confined to our homes and having reality skewed out of kilter for some is depressing. So if there is something positive or uplifting or something you’re grateful for that you’d like to share (pictures, memes, images, thoughts) please! Do share! Thanks! 🙂
My Dad was definitely more stricter than my mum. But also, let me put it this way. When my parents separated my brother never got told off for anything. NOW, my parents blame the other one for how my brother turned out. My brother isn’t a bad person, but like he’s bad with money, as an example. He never did chores, he technically didn’t pass High School, but he is as smart as! Yet, he’d get pocket money ALL the time. Because he was popular too, he’d get extra money to go out. I learnt how to save so I could go out. So now he has a very bad relationship with money. He’s two years younger than me and it’s honestly only been this year, when he’s borrowed money, he pays it back. That might be because, as well, he got a huge amount of it for a job he did this year.
I personally hold both my parents responsible. My Dad wasn’t there for us physically, but that was his choice. He was always “sick”… or hung over. We may have been with our Mum 95% of the time, but my Dad, he’s a parent too. Technically my Dad was the stricter parent, but how can you be strict with people you are never around?
What Wastes The Most Time In Your Day To Day Life?
Probably my computer gaming time. If I have something that needs something done, I can end up playing a computer game for literal hours.
Do They Bury People With Their Braces* On? (* “braces” in this scenario are those metal bits they put on people to straighten their teeth. I realize “braces” are also some item of clothing that I believe men wear to keep their socks up or something. I’m talking about the teeth option).
I’d assume they would, if you die with them on? Honestly, I’ve never been to a funeral where there has been an open casket. I’ve never had to identify a body, or known someone whose died with braces. I’m only assuming they would, because that’d how most of their departed ones would know them?
Why Does A Round Pizza Come In A Square Box?
I did hear that it’s because bins are square, well they are in Australia. And because everything is mostly in a rectangle or square shape. It’s just easier. I just don’t know how true it is,lol
Gratitude: Share something you are grateful for right now. I know that’s a tough question. It helps to share those bright bits with folks though, because many of us are seeing through an increasingly dark glass.
I am actually grateful for a lot of things. It was like I was saying to my mum the other day. It’s hard to be sad when there are so many who love and who loved you.
1. What age would you like to live to?
It depends on the quality of life, if I’m 90 and still going strong, great. If I’m 60 and not doing well, I’d want to keep living, but become a lot easier on myself. I often thought about this when my Grandfather, who had emphysema contract the MRSA hospital bug. One of those little suckers go right into the hole of his lungs, and he could live, but be in hospital the rest of his life. The antibiotics only ever getting to the outside of the virus, so it was never going to disappear. He decided to stop taking the antibiotics, so he ended up dying a lot earlier than he should have. The damn hospital still put his death as emphysema, as they didn’t want to have another MRSA death.
2. What mystery do you wish you knew the answer to? How people think, especially at the the moment. I think the thing that scares me the most, is how quickly people seem to “fall” into cults and thinking, like Trump supporters. They’ve spent their entire lives following God, and then it’s only been 3 and a bit years.
3. Does absolute power corrupt absolutely?
It seems too!
4. What outdoor activity haven’t you tried, but would like to?
I have always wanted to try skiing, but I am to frightened and I am so noT coordinated,lol
GRATITUDE SECTION (Not mandatory)
Please free free to share some gratitude from your world!
Well my Mum actually has freaked me out this morning, so I am grateful she is still here. Even though she completely has now scared me.