Share Your World 6-10-19

Melanie of Sparks from the Combustible Mind has asked her weekly share Your World Questions.

Questions this week;

What do fish do all day?   What thoughts do you think they have?  (Credit to the awesome Teresa and her Fibbin’ Fridays for this one)

Fish have a lot on their minds. How to evade the waste floating in the oceans, how to stay alive and not become anyone’s dinner and then there are the family considerations. So I guess they have a busy day.

What celebrity would you have as a SPOUSE, if you HAD to choose?

I would probably choose Mickey Mouse as he seems a considerate kind of guy as opposed to Donald Duck who is always angry.

What’s the most expensive thing you’ve ever broken?

To tell you the truth, I have messed up and damaged such a lot of things that I cannot keep track of them. It probably was something made out of a breakable material and quite expensive.

When was the last time you slept more than 9 hours in a stretch?  Why?

When I was two? Though I don’t remember it but I presume it would be around that time. Nowadays max is six to seven hours. If I am lucky.

An Attitude of Gratitude!

Share something you were really grateful for this year (so far):

It’s been a good year. We all are doing well. Thank God!

In response to;

Share Your World June 10/2019

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Question Fun—Philosophy

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The Topic Today Is – Is It philosophy?

Why is there a “d” in “fridge” but not in “refrigerator”

There is a d in the spelling of fridge because it has to stabilize the whole thing. Refrigerator in already long enough so it doesn’t need a d!

Would you rather be or a wasp?

I would rather be a queen 🐝 bee!

Is the “S” or the “C” silent in the word “scent?

Everyone know that it’s usually the c which is silent!

Why is A first in the alphabet, why not Z, or P, or K? Who said A had to be first, on the other side of the coin who said 1 had to be first?

A has to be the first letter as it is the alpha. Same with number. 1 is the #1.

If I try to fail, but succeed, which one did I do?

You have failed very badly.

If Cinderella’s shoe fit so perfectly well when the Prince tried, why and how did the silly thing fall off in the first place?

How could they have a romantic reunion with Cinderella loosing her shoe? It’s the demand of the script.

Given no choice except to choose one option, would you kill 10 people to save just 1?

I see this scenario often in the movies and wonder how can anyone ever select this option. Simple math says that if one person has to die to save many, then that should be the option.

How do we really know what is real?

Because reality has a habit of coming up and hit you in the eye! There are other metaphors but I am too polite to use them.

Must we have evidence to know the truth?

Nopes. We know it in our hearts.

If God is “good,” why is there so much evil in the world?

God is good. The evil and bad things being done are by humans who are bad.

What in your eyes is the most important purpose to life?

To be good and do no harm.

Do you think computers will ever take over the world?

Maybe to some extent, but not completely. Humans always want to be the big boss!

Why is it called ‘falling in love” – do we really truly fall?

We fall in love when we let go of common sense which is holding our minds together.

Which historical figure, good or bad, do you think had the biggest impact on the world? Your country?

The heroes had less of an impact as compared to the villains. Like Hitler who was the cause of such massive loss of live.

Is there really such a thing as good luck or is it, just so?

I think it’s 90% hard work and 10% destiny.

What is the right age to become a parent, do you think age is a consideration that is important here in the decisions of becoming a parent?

When a person is old enough to make sensible decisions then they should think about becoming parents. Age definitely should be a consideration.

How much freedom should people be allowed to have?

In the boundaries of the law of the land and values of common decency.

Do you think governments have the right to dictate to their people’s concerning their health and lifestyle?

No they should be educated on what is good for them and then left to make their own decisions.

Do you governments have the rights to dictate population control?

There are governments which are doing it. Like India and China. Still it should be empowered people doing it.

Provide one good quote that in your eyes sums up philosophy?

  • “One cannot conceive anything so strange and so implausible that it has not already been said by one philosopher or another” – René Descartes

Can you now provide a piece of music that achieves the same result?

I will give you a song which is my philosophy in life:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OT1HCQcSHW0

In response to;

Question Fun-Philosophy

A Prompt created by Rory.

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Twittering Tales #140 – 11 June 2019- A lonely ghost

Only the raven saw her but no one else could. It did create quite the sensation in the village. But it was no fun being on her own all the time. That is until Casper fell in love with her. It was the end of isolation and loneliness.

Character count; 233

In response to;

Twittering Tales # 140 June 11/2019

A Prompt by;

Kat Myrman

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MLMM- First Line Friday June 7th

“Breath in. Breath out. You will be okay.” The voice hitting his eardrums seemed to be coming from a long way. He was dizzy and disoriented.But he was alive and he was breathing. At first everything seemed hazy and nothing made any sense to him.

Gradually he started to feel things and the first feeling that hit him with the force of a sledgehammer was the pain. He couldn’t feel anything else then that pain. He tried to open his eyes which felt glued shut. With a lot of effort he could see a couple of feet in front of him.

He was trapped in his car which was laying on its side. The side door was wedged in and the windshield was broken into a million pieces. A head was protruding from the window at his side of the car. He appeared to be a paramedic. He was trying to stabilize him and was encouraging him to breath.

The pain he was feeling was from the broken leg and ribs. Slowly it all came back to him. His car was hit by an overtaking semi, which had caused the car to be rolled on its side and dragged along for a long way.

“You are very lucky to be alive. The only thing that was between you and certain death was the fact that you had your seatbelt on” The medic was telling him as he helped the team to ease him out of the car.

Your line for this week is:

“Breath in, breath out, you’ll be okay.”

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Writing Prompt #23-Is that a ……?

What I see in the clouds……

There was a time when the imagination ran wild. The time of my childhood when I could look up to the sky and see a million images in the clouds. If I try I can bring back that fanciful way of thinking. I would look up in the sky and see a carriage drawn by four majestic horses or maybe it’s a huge ship sailing away to find the hidden treasures in far of oceans. Or are these pink fairies dancing in the garden. Or is that a golden palm giving shade in an oasis in the desert.

There is absolutely no limit to our imagination and as children we used to use our imagination to see the wondrous and the extraordinary in the most mundane and ordinary things.

Why and when do we stop using our imagination?

I suppose it’s the growing up which kills the imaginative child in us. We want hard proof and reality check on everything that we are told. We don’t believe what we are told or even what we see with our eyes. We need proof that it is so. That is how we stop seeing beautiful creatures and amazing things in the clouds. Why we only see gray skies.

Let’s wake up the inner child with boundless imagination, sleeping in our subconscious mind. Let’s see the world through the eyes of a child who is ready to be pleased, amazed and astonished by the beauty around him!

In response to;

Writing Prompt #23

By Sarah Elizabeth Moor

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Three Lines Tales week 175

Where are we?

This looks like last century to me, I think that this time machine has brought us to somewhere in the middle of twentieth century.

Oh man! Look at this car, I can’t believe they used to have vehicles so big back then; the amount of fuel this would be burning and the emissions would be just criminal!

  • Write three lines inspired by the photo prompt (& give them a title if possible).
  • Link back to this post (& check the link shows up under the weekly post).
  • Tag your post with 3LineTales (so everyone can find you in the Reader).
  • Read and comment on other TLT participants’ lines.
  • Have fun.

In response to;

Three Lines Tales week 175

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Quotes —Success

Teresa of The Haunted Wordsmith has tagged me for the 3.2.1 Quote me challenge, created by Rory.

The topic for this post is ; Success

Guidelines: 3.2.1 Quote Me!

Thank the Selector

Post 2 quotes for the dedicated Topic of the Day.

Select 3 bloggers to take part in ‘3.2.1 Quote Me!’

Please Note l (Rory)will be reblogging your responses unless you wish for me to NOT do so.

My selection;

1.

Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.

Pele

2.

As long as you keep going, you’ll keep getting better. And as you get better, you gain more confidence. That alone is success.

Tamara Taylor

I will tag;

Li of Tao-Talk

Melanie of Sparks from a Combustible Mind

Di of Pensitivity 101

The Sunday Whirl

Wordle 407

My courage may be fading but I don’t forget my mantra

In this messy situation magic still exists

I struggle, I am vulnerable but our stories will be heard

My soul wants to break free from the bonds

And talk the talk of the hardy, the brave

Sometimes I lean towards taking the easy way out

But my heart still wins the day, every time

In response to;

The Sunday Whirl- Wordle 407

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday June 8/2019

Circumstances change, Harry….. We have to take into account…… in the present climate…..

Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban.

Like most people nowadays I don’t own many books in physical form but luckily one of my grandson’s book was close at hand and my finger landed on this word. Circumstances!

Circumstances always change. They can be favorable one day and totally the reverse on the next day. So one can make a decision one day, which in the view of present circumstances looks good but when things change, it could become obsolete. That’s why the choices made should not be taken as absolute and a room should be left for change. The question arises; Should we also change with our circumstances?

These two Quotes caught my fancy;

A great piece of advice. Choose your attitude carefully and stick to it.

So let your circumstances define you, let your actions and attitude be constant under all circumstances. That is a true measure of a person.

The prompt;

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “open book, point, write.” Pick up the closest book to you when you sit down to write your post. Close your eyes, open the book, and place your finger on the page. Whatever word or phrase your finger lands on, write about it. Enjoy!

In response to;

Stream of Consciousness Saturday June 8/2019

A prompt by Linda G Hill

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Time To Write-Sentence Starter 47

” Tell me why did you do it?

The question was not unexpected. In fact she was dreading being asked this question since they found out what she had done. But it still threw her in confusion. She didn’t know how to say it.

It was always a struggle between her mind and heart. Her mind told her that her family was doing what they believed in. While her heart strongly objected to the way it was done. Her father was a businessman and had a sprawling financial empire. Her mom was a dedicated social worker who worked for many charities. She helped lots of unfortunate people in the city and even had a few charities working in other third world countries helping the people there.

What she found unexplainable was the constant need for publicity and media presence during the charitable work. She felt it hurt the pride of the people they were helping when the action was publicized. How embarrassing it would be to a family to be in the limelight because their son’s treatment or daughter’s education was being sponsored by her family. But her words were not headed. She was told it was good for their company’s image.

So when last week when her dad asked her to find a family who needed help with educating their children, she went ahead and found a really bright student whose dream of studying abroad in a prestigious university couldn’t be fulfilled due to lack of funds. But instead of informing her parents and their charity, she anonymously gave them the money for the boy’s educationist of her own pocket.

Now she had to come up with an acceptable answer.

The prompt;

Write a story beginning with the dialogue: “Tell me.”

If you use this prompt, please leave a link to your post in the comments below and I’ll share it next week. Please be sure to link back to my blog so your readers know where you got the prompt!

In response to;

Time to write-Sentence Starter #47

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