Thought provokers # 9

Rory of A Guy Called Bloke is asking;

Thought Provokers

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Is there anything that you wish you had spent more time doing five years ago?

At my current age and physical fitness, I wish I really had given serious consideration to learning yoga five years ago. I might be able to do it now but with two titanium knees and with instructions of not sitting on the floor, I doubt that I can learn now.


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


Aside from my weight issue, I don’t think I have that many regrets in life. Regrets are sure shot destroyers of happiness and peace of mind. So I try not to have regrets and accept things as they are now. Much easier this way.


What do we all have in common besides our genes that makes us human?


Most of descent human beings have a compassionate side to their nature which sets them apart from the non- humans. (I won’t say animals because man has proven himself to be more viscous and cruel than any animal can be) The ability to feel the pain of another and try to alleviate it is a human characteristic.


What’s something you know you do differently than most people?


I don’t know that I am much different from others. But maybe I am more clumsy than others or maybe I am too direct! I really cannot say.


If life is so short, why do we do so many things we don’t like and like so many things we don’t do?


An interesting question. We don’t do a lot of things because we think we have a lot of time to do them later. And as for doing things we don’t like or want to do, it’s basically through the pressure exerted on us by those who are in charge of us like teachers, parents and well-meaning family and friends. We do say that life is short, but we really don’t act as if we believe in this!


Have you ever regretted something you did not say or do?


If I said something in anger, I definitely would have regretted it. Though it is difficult to remember it now. As for regretting not doing anything, I don’t think so. The thing is that I don’t have a very sharp memory so I don’t remember many things in the past. And I guess that’s a good thing!


What is your greatest fear and has it ever come true?


My greatest fear is to be at odds with my intrinsic family. And it has come to pass a few times but I am always the one to make the first move and try to resolve the situation. Even saying sorry when I am not the one who is carrying the blame.


What is the difference between innocence and ignorance?


A child is innocent or a person who doesn’t know the realities of life. An adult who chooses not to know is ignorant. The innocence is an endearing quality and ignorance is not at all.


Which is more real; perfection, happiness or beauty and why do you think the way you do?


Perfection is a myth. No one is perfect in this world. We each have our flaws, either hidden or apparent. External beauty is a gift of God, and it is real as far as the skin. Inner beauty is what is created by a kind heart and good nature and that is truly real and long lasting . As for happiness, if you attain it, it is real but it’s never a happily ever after.


Do you own your things or do your things own you?


Oh, I think I own things. The day you are owned by your possessions, that’s the day you become a slave to them. Even becoming a slave to your gadgets is not good. And if I use the cell phone too much, it is only to let it know who is the BOSS!


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