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Saint Augustine

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Sunday, March 31, 2019

Sunday Stealing: Thought Provoking Questions, Part 2

Sunday Stealing

Thought Provoking Questions, Part 2

 Thank you, Bev, for keeping this MEME alive, through thick and thin.... Sending Much Love!

Thought Provoking Questions, Part 2

Hi! I'm your host Bev Sykes of the blog "Funny the World"

Welcome to Sunday Stealing. This feature originated and published on WTIT: The Blog. Here we will steal all types of questions from every corner of the blogosphere. Our promise to you is that we will work hard to find the most interesting and intelligent questions. (Past hosts include: Our first - Judd Corizan, Mr. L, Kwizgiver and Bud)  Cheers to all of us thieves!

These are from a site called Thought Provoking Questions..

. . (Readers, please us the THIS link to see other bloggers who have responded to the meme....)
1. If you had to teach something, what would you teach?

Field Geology and Stratigraphy.  I want to be outside and Digging the Weans a jokie book proposal from some long ago Archeologist friends.

2. What would you regret not fully doing, being or having in your life?

Doing?  Too late for doing.  Being?  I would have liked to finish college and had a career that helped pay the bills, and one that served as an example for my daughters, and helped them get the education they deserved.  Having?  Objects?  There is nothing I lack. Nothing... 
3. Are you holding onto something that you need to let go of?

Yes, a lot of plastic Flotsam and Jetsam that needs to be dealt with and some doggie toys.  Everything else I have has a purpose.  I've gotten rid of almost everything else that can't be used to make things.
4. When you are 80-years-old, what will matter to you the most?

It will matter the most to me that I have the rest of my kids here in the same realm with me, and that my hubby and I can still get around well enough to visit them.  Well, those things and that this criminal enterprise in Washington has been dealt with in a way that it no longer can threaten the very existence of Life on Earth.. Enlightenment for the Masses? 
5. When is it time to stop calculating risk and rewards and just do what you know is right?

For myself?  Other than offering a little reward to a child if said child does "such and such?"  
My view is this: It's never time to even start that sort of thing, if people are involved.  And there is always someone else involved. 
If I've ever done anything in my life in a constant manner, I've done what I think and know in my heart is right.  I'm not a calculating person.  And if this sounds high minded or phony, forgive me.  But I'm not a gamer of people or situations, nor a gambler.  I don't calculated friendships or any other human interchange in that way.  What you see is what you get with me.  And now the garrulous old lady will go back to her knitting. ;o)
6. How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?

Oh Hun,  I SOOO know how old I am.  My body tells me every morning when I wake up.

7. Would you break the law to save a loved one?

I'm not sure what this means, but I feel that it's my duty to protect anyone who is being falsely accused, and I don't have to be related to them.
8. What makes you smile?

Jokes and cartoons, mostly irony, and snark..  Birds, Kittens and Puppies, Colts, cute little kids on Pinterest and Instagram. 

9. When it’s all said and done, will you have said more than you’ve done?

Probably not.  That depends on how much longer I can haul this cranky carcass around.  Because I'll not be doing much more but knitting and sewing for the needy. 
10. If you had the opportunity to get a message across to a large group of people, what would your message be?

It isn't Us vs You.  Dems vs Reps....Not in America.  If the people who run the puppets behind the blue curtain have it their way, they can make money on even another civil war, just like they did on the FIRST one....  Think about it.
11. If the average human lifespan was 40 years, how would you live your life differently?

I wouldn't have kids.  It wouldn't be fair.
12. What do we all have in common besides our genes that makes us human?

Nothing is more important than the Genetic Make up... It defines everything else about us.  
We even share it with our cousins, the greater apes.  We share it on a different level with what we've come to call the "lesser animals".  
But what do we share?  We all love our children.  We all love our families.  We all love our friends.  The odd part is that this "Love of The Familiar" also divides us.  Why? 
13. If you could choose one book as a mandatory read for all high school students, which book would you choose?  Ellie Wiesel's book, Open Heart.  I am going to, and though I've not read it, I think it would be a good look at a long life of seeking revenge.  Unfortunately, revenge is not the best thing to seek.  It almost NEVER has a good ending.  In this case, it may have.  My thoughts are still mixed on it. 

14. Would you rather have less work or more work you actually enjoy doing?

Right now I'll spring for Less..  I'm tired and need to get some things fixed so that I can do more work in the future.  
15. What is important enough to go to war over?

If your country is invaded? Yah.  I'll say that's an important thing to go to war for.  Heck I'd put on the bandoleros and carry bullets to the front if it was an invasion. 
16. Which is worse, failing or never trying?

This "old horse" need to be put down.  Okay, how about this scenario?  Failing at something you shouldn't have even tried to do.  That has got to be worse than anything!
17. When was the last time you listened to the sound of your own breathing?

Last Night.  It's how I go to sleep.  I concentrate on my breathing while saying "think of nothing" everytime the boogie man tries to grab my toe.
18. What’s something you know you do differently than most people?

My whole mental process.  I've never known anyone, other than my daughter Laura, whose thought processing was the same.  I know there are others out there.  Sometimes I meet them on line....

19. What does ‘The American Dream’ mean to you?

Pretty much nothing.  
20. Would you rather be a worried genius or a joyful simpleton?
I'm already a worried simpleton, so I'm exactly where I want to be, thank you..


  1. Ah Zippi, when will people learn it isn't them against us - we're going into an election in the next six weeks. I'll be watching a lot of Netflix I think...

    1. I think that the people who manipulate our instincts know us all too well, and they BANK on it.
      I'll keep my fingers crossed for all of you.. And, yes, Netflix is a good antidote for the last few weeks of intense electioneering! BIG HUGS!

  2. I like that you will stand up for protect anyone who is being falsely accused, even not related to them. Sometimes I feel like that too.

    1. Thanks ChanElena for understanding so perfectly. I'm afraid if we stop standing up to power out of fear, I mean the way that the biggest democracy on Earth is acting right now is tremendously scary, there will be no real justice left anywhere.

  3. Hi Zippi! You did a great job putting so much thought into these answers! I did not really think about not having kids, but you are right! I guess people would have children at a younger age so they could get them raised. In had my son later at 27. Loved your answers! Have a great day!


    1. Thanks Lori! My middle name is OverThinkIt, so I'm glad this all came out semi-rationally.
      40 year life span is below average for just about all the years that records were kept. So it is VERY short. A lot of little kids and babies died to bring it down. I'm glad that's not the case now. Hope your Sunday was very nice.. Spring has Sprung!

  4. You left yarn out of #8. ;)

    I chose Elie Wiesel, also.

    1. Aw, I sure did. And, yes, it makes me smile a lot. * emits Super excited Squeee!*

    2. PS.. Elie is an amazing guy. All kids should be aware of the things he has left as a legacy for thinkers....

  5. Very thoughtful answers, Zip. And I answered with one word the same as your #18. Thinking.

    1. Why thank you kindly, Ms. CountryDew.
      Oh yes. It's got to be the watchful Scottish Islanders' heritage we all share.

  6. Good answers. Interesting book choice.


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