Fandango’s Provocative Question #36

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FPQWelcome once again to Fandango’s Provocative Question.

For this week’s provocative question, I am asking about means and ends. I have often heard people say that “the end justifies the means.” Conversely, I’ve heard others say that “the means justifies the end.” So what about you?

Do you think the end or the means is more important? Explain.

My answer;

In an ideal world the means would be totally moral and justifiable. In this world, however they usually aren’t always so.

The law is twisted around to suit the purpose daily. We want results which are sometimes not achievable in a short space of time and so the rules are bent to get to the end quickly.

Is this good?

Not to my mind. It has set a precedent that law, and rules are a commodity to play with. This breeds a frame of mind which gradually overcomes our moral hesitation about breaking the law and we are drifting towards anarchy.

As Paula mentioned in her answer that breaking the door by the firemen to save life and property is permitted but to do so for personal gain is not. So in extreme conditions the rules can be bent or broken even but not as a routine practice. As an aside, the firemen are authorized by law to break down the doors!

A point in reference;

Laws and principles are not for the times when there is no temptation: they are for such moments as this, when body and soul rise in mutiny against their rigour … If at my convenience I might break them, what would be their worth?

Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre
In conclusion, I would say that the law should be respected as much as possible. Shortcuts and detours are not going to take us to our destination quickly. They will send us to the wrong destination. A quagmire of moral dilemmas!

Fandango Provocative Question#36

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Weekly Song Challenge Round 26

This is a new challenge and I’ve been tagged by Di of Pensitivity 101 in her post

This is Laura Lavent’s challenge, which you can find out more about by clicking below
https://lavent69.blog/2019/08/12/weekly-song-challenge-round-26/

Rules:

Copy rules and add to your own post, pinging back to Laura’s post.
Post music videos for your answers to the musical questions.
Tag two people to participate!
Easy!

Well, I like all sorts of music, so these are my choices

1. Post a video of a song about wickedness or evil.

Thriller by Michael Jackson

2. Post a video of a song from an animated Disney movie.

How far I’ll go

By Auliʻi Cravalho

From the movie;Moana

3. Post a video of a song that is spooky.

https://youtu.be/Fe93CLbHjxQ

Ghost Busters from the movie Ghost 👻 busters.

Hope you enjoy these songs.

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Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge August 13-2019

The setting sun casts ever lengthening shadows

And as it move below the horizon they coalesce

Into endless darkness, taking over the landscape

Wait patiently till another day arrives

Bringing the bright light to chase away

All the gloom of the dark night

With hopes for a brand new day to start anew

The Prompt;

Today’s prompt: Use the words “endless” and “shadows” in a piece of writing

Happy writing!

In response to;

Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge August 13-2019

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Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge #26

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So now it’s time for this week’s Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge. The image below is from Joe Roberts at DeviantArt.com.AA7EBB3D-D71F-4575-A894-CFADFA6CAEC8If this picture inspires you and you wish to participate, please write your post, use the tag #FFFC, and link back to this post.

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Too many sci-fi movies has made me a bit soft in the head

I see space ships in the air and floating street lights

I now think we can travel anywhere in a tardis

Call on an unknown doctor to help sort the messes

That we are creating on our planet

We will be saved from an unpleasant fate

By a team of super heroes dressed in capes

Flying over our head and defeating the alien monsters

Completely lost the grip on reality when I open my cell

And say ” Beam me up Scotty😛

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Fandango Flash Fiction Challenge #26

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One Liner Wednesday August 14- 2019

There is a stubbornness about me that never can bear to be frightened at the will of others. My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me.

Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

This quote is by a woman who was a pioneer in her time. But we all can identify with this feeling. I do! How about you?

In response to;

One Liner Wednesday August 14- 2019

A Prompt by Linda G Hill

Twittering Tales #149 – 13 August 2019

A final note: if you need help tracking the number of characters in your story, there is a nifty online tool that will count for you at charactercountonline.com.

 

Photo by Wal_172619 @ picabay.com

The long line of taxis outside the airport was a familiar sight for John. It meant he was home at last. Ah! Home after ten long years away. Now to get into one of those taxis to get to his hotel.

Character count; 196

In response to;

Twittering Tales week #149

A Prompt by : Kat Myrman

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BrewNSpew Café August 12-2019

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The nightmares are not hiding behind the closed eyelids

They are there out in the open, wearing the garb of daymayers

We think that things we fear are those which we imagine and not see

But what is the most frightening aspect is that we don’t recognize

The dangers which are starting us in the face right in front of us

( I have written this because of the enormity of the climate change which is gradually destroying our environment and we have collectively closed our eyes and conscious towards it)

The Prompt;

“There are many who don’t wish to sleep for fear of nightmares. Sadly, there are many who don’t wish to wake for the same fear.”
 Richelle Goodrich, Dandelions: The Disappearance of Annabelle Fancher

Presenting the week’s challenge – You may use the words and/or the image for this week’s prompt.

daymare – (noun) –  A terrifying experience, having the characteristics of a nightmare, during wakefulness.

nightmare – (noun) – An oppressed state during sleep, accompanied by a feeling of intense fear, horror, or anxiety, or of inability to escape from some threatened danger or from pursuing phantoms or monsters. Also, called incubus.

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prompt  image – August 12, 2019

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BrewNSpew Café August 12-2019

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Share Your World 8-12-19

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As promised this week’s Share Your World is far more light hearted than last week’s.    Effusive thanks to Mel of “Crushed Caramel..” for the graphic.   I snagged it off her SYW post from last week.   

I will post four or five different questions each week for you to answer.  There are two ways which you can participate.

  1. Create a SYW post.  Then post the link to your blog in my comment box or leave your answers in the comments box of my blog.
  2. To make it easy for others to check out your post, title your blog post “Share Your World”  and link it to this post.
  3. Remember to Follow My Blog to get your weekly reminders.
  4.  Ping-backs are activated, but how efficiently varies.  For instructions on how ping-backs work, in case you weren’t certain, please click here.  You may wish to leave a link to your blog post in the comments just to be sure.  Thanks! 
  5. There are sometimes two sets of questions…one with images and one without (same questions).  This is for ease of copy and pasting.

QUESTIONS:

What makes you laugh?

I have a quirky sense of humor. I laugh at myself most of all, my silly mistakes and blunders. It takes little to make me smile and be happy. But one thing that I don’t enjoy is the discomfort of others. That’s why the funny videos of people falling or getting hurt doing crazy things is not going to make me laugh.

What’s the world coming to?  (Credit to Mel of Crushed Caramel…)

We started civilization in caves. Maybe we are going back to that. Trying to destroy each other, hate on basis of someone being different are are signs of primitive thinking.

In one sentence sum up the Internet.

Don’t take what you read on the internet as the gospel truth.

If over time you replace parts on a car, at what point does it stop being the same car you bought? How many parts do you need to replace to make it a new car?

A new body and engine. If the seatbelts are from the previous car, it’s okay.

Gratitude is an attitude.   Yea or nay?   Explain your viewpoint please!  

I liked how Fandango differentiated between gratitude and attitude. I agree. We can have an attitude of gratitude and it is a blessing to have it. But plain attitude is just a pain, if you’re getting my drift. There is a need to teach people to be grateful and mindful of all the blessings of life. It will also change our attitude and make us happier and more contented.

In response to;

Share Your World 8-12-19

A tag created by; Melanie of Sparks from a Combustible Mind.

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Kira’s Sunday Scribbles August 11-2019- Mother

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 The mother, mighty yet loving and tender

Nurtures and protects us from the elements

Makes us safe from what endangers our survival

We have to take care not to earn her anger and wrath

So she is mighty and can crush out

Our existence in a blink of an eye

The planet is our mother and we are the children

Enough damage she has sustained through our hands

Lay down these weapons of destruction, it is time

The mother needs to be protected and saved

Wake up before it is too late

The Prompt;

Welcome to Kira’s weekly inspirational art piece.

Let the whole picture tell you a story, or dive into the small intricate details to make one up! Write a poem, a fiction piece or come up with a picture or drawing of your own, that you feel relates to it.

Feel free to copy Kira’s drawing, to add it to your own post!

In response to;

Kira’s Sunday Scribbles August 11-2019

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MLMM- Wordle #146

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1. Poplar Tree✔️
2. Brusque✔️
3. Traipse✔️
4. Rigorous✔️
5. Shaken✔️
6. Pump✔️
7. Downtrodden✔️
8. Starvation✔️
9. Cuddle✔️
10. Spittle✔️
11. Hardwired✔️
12. Forever✔️

Poplar trees are hardwired to destroy the structures near them as their shallow roots traipse along the soil and break into the neighboring structures. There is a forever struggle to maintain walls, lawn borders etc where these trees are planted. The flower beds near them can die due to water starvation because these roots pump away the water into the trees. The spittle of this tree overwhelms near by grass as well. You might be shaken by these facts and would need to re-think your impulse to cuddle this tree and should rather rigorously reject them brusquely, because they are no downtrodden specimens. Their best use is to plant them along swamps, where they help in draining them.

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MLMM- Wordle# 146

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