Rory, as usual, has offered a few interesting questions.
Should we fear the arrival of more progressive AI [Artificial Intelligence] or embrace it?
As with most things, cautious fascination is my default.
It’s the same way I approach thunderstorms.
They are wonderous, awe-inspiring, events but shouldn’t be met with careless disregard for their dangerous capability.
Given that…my worry mainly lies with the ‘all for profit’ type of human innovators who time-after-time throw caution to the wind.
A quote from Jurassic Park that fits this well is, “The scientists were so concerned with whether they COULD, they never asked if they SHOULD.”
How much time do you spend sitting each day?
Sometimes a lot (reading or blogging) and sometimes so little (from gardening or doing errands) that my body aches. I guess that balances out over time as a healthy lifestyle.
What is your proudest accomplishment?
[Having Children not included]
Being an excellent childcare provider. I built a wonderful reputation and took my role of inspiring and teaching kids farther than what some might consider “babysitting”.
Kindergarten teachers approached me on a few occasions expressing how well prepared and skilled ‘my kids’ were and knowing new kids each September had spent their ‘tender years’ under my tutelage made them happy. Some family members of ‘my kids’ have also reached out to tell me how pleased they were by what they had noticed the kids had learned. That included manners, life-skills, and being curious.
Are/Were you the youngest, middle, oldest or only child?
I have been interested in ‘birth order’ theory for a long time. Some psychologists believe that one’s birth order plays a crucial role in each of our personalities. The little day care ‘families’ (keep in mind that many of the kids spent more wakeful hours with me than at home) that grew up in my care often scrambled that dynamic by placing ‘oldest’ children in a group where they were the ‘youngest’, and so on.
I was all in on “Birth Order Theory” at one time. And I DO think birth order plays a part in the rate at which kids mature. BUT, after years of my own curious study, I’m now convinced that most of our temperament and natural inclinations come from inborn tendencies. Our DNA has done much of the decision making. I could go on and on about my real-life observations, but I’ll spare you. LOL
I am the oldest child of three. I was also the oldest grandchild on BOTH sides. I got a slathering of attention for sure.
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I really like it too! It is the image that the question maker offers. 🙂
These are good answers Susan, you are right about AI – just because we could, should we have? Great use of the quote from JP, very fitting and appropriate too. It’s a quote l could throw out at a lot of things today. Reminds me of the old adage, silence is golden, just because you have a mouth and can speak, doesn’t mean you have to do it all the time on pointless trite.
Providing excellent childcare is an achiement. I had to include the fact ‘not including children’, because so many answer “I had children”, sure fine, however the real achievement is raising children to be great adults and awarding them a wonderful childhood.
Thank-you! Yes, the quote applies everywhere and is timeless. I’m proud of ALL my kids. 😀
So you should be 🙂
I am the oldest child too and the oldest grandchild as well!
I knew you were extra cool! Cheers.
I’m the oldest in my immediate family and the oldest grandchild on Mom’s side.
😁 maybe I should reconsider the weight of that birth order influence? Cheers!
Oldest child is often the one who has to face the learning graph of their parents. While oldest grandchild gets spoiled by both set of grandparents.
Yes… and the God given nature of the child determines how he grows and deals with the circumstances. Thanks, Sadje.