Sunday Poser- 5/22/22

This is a great question.
I’ve found that each of us bring our own mindsets into everything we do. No one is without pre-decided biases, but many seem to believe that they can operate ‘bias-free’. Those people are just lying to themselves.
Like viewing art, people see what they see through their own hearts and minds. That’s fine. Appreciating quotes is the same for some.
BUT… if the creator of a quote is well known that author’s meaning is easier to decipher. There’s an undeniable ‘flavor’ to the person’s intended meaning. If I am presenting a quote, who said it is the heaviest part.
The author of any quote carries far more clout for me than the words dangling without context. I don’t care to ‘dream up’ meaning when there’s truth to be discovered.
Like catchy headlines absorbed alone, there’s little truth or meaning without knowing what/who inspired them.

Sunday Poser #74- Speaks to Me

This week my question is;

Do you like using emojis in your post, or texts?

Yes. I do like using emojis but, like commas, I use them far, too, often. LOL
Even ‘good things’ can be overdone.
They, like words, don’t translate to people in the exact same way. In the hyper-sensitive culture that created the concept of ‘hate speech’ (which has a fluid definition and is realistically just a tool to prevent speech), there’s no wonder that some people would find them childish or condescending. To those people I say, “Tough”. I’m responsible for my intentions not your reaction. 🙂 😀 ❤ 😉

Sunday Poser #73- Easy Does It

Sadje has invited us to respond to her Sunday Poser Question.

I don’t know if I got used to not keeping a schedule before I did childcare for the better part of my life, or childcare inspired me not to keep a strict routine.
When I recall how ‘last minute’ I was with school assignments, I’m inclined to think it’s the former. It may seem odd to care for kids and NOT have a routine. I’m sure some people do. But kids live life ‘in the moment’. Appreciating that myself, is probably why I was drawn to kids (and all kinds of animals). What I’m doing at any given moment is the most interesting thing.
I joined a bowling team once… having to be there at a specific time was just too much for me! That experiment lasted two weeks. LOL
I can’t imagine watching a backhoe digging in the driveway and breaking away from that interesting experience according to the demands of a clock. Deadlines, schedules, and routines ruin my life experiences more often than enhance them. I’m oddly very punctual at scheduled events. (I just want to get them over with, as soon as, possible.)
When my husband and I are at our camp, guess when we eat meals? When we feel hungry, of course. Because we’re happily busy there, it’s most often, only once a day and likely not together. We’ll enjoy a few adult beverages at day’s end together though. Day’s end isn’t even a specific time. 😉
I take blogging the same way. Some days it’s one fun ‘write’ after another, and other days, something else captures my attention. (I don’t have ADD or Autism. I’ve checked. lol)
I can leave blogging alone for extended periods, like weeks or even months. Actually, rediscovering it after a long absence, is its own kind of fun.
I hope this post serves my blogging friends as a warning. If I don’t respond to a comment, I’m not ignoring you. I haven’t seen it yet. 😀

Sunday Poser #72- Defending the Good

This week my question is;

What are your views about patriotismnationalism?

I think there’s been a tragic effort to propose that nationalism (supported by patriotism) is bad and selfish. To that response, I say, “You’ve got to be kidding.”
We only need to review the importance of family to realize that our needs, and ultimate survival, reside in a prioritizing of our own interests. To those who say that their hearts belong to everyone equally, I ask, “If the local elementary school were on fire, and your own children were inside, what is your primary mission when rushing in?”. This does not mean you would not assist anyone else along the way but (if you’re honest with yourself) you know finding your kids is at the forefront. It’s natural, it’s also okay. Taking immediate care of ‘our own’ is the best we humans can do. You can’t seriously believe single human beings can save the whole world but we each can impact the world only if we survive. Compassion and aid to others isn’t ‘off the table’ but priorities are necessary.
I often wonder if people, who expect us (we Americans) to give and fight without an interest in preventing our own decline, have considered a world without a generous and innovative country such as ours? Who’ll save the environment, promote freedom, create lifesaving medicine and technology, etc.? Without wealth, how can we aid others? Destroying ourselves would actually be the most selfish of outcomes. No, we’re not perfect but we’re good. Pretending that we aren’t is the surest way to destroy us. I’m not convinced those who suggest we have no important value, worth preserving, aren’t the ones who want us to fail for their own selfish reasons?
I’ve often heard that we women have a responsibility to ‘take care of ourselves’ for the good of the whole family. How is nationalism any different?
God Bless America!

Sunday Poser #64-Feeling Uncomfortable

This is an excellent question posed by Sadje.
I hadn’t actually deeply considered this as I usually greet people on their own terms. But there are people who gain favor in my eyes quickly by doing some simple things.
1. I find making eye contact especially appealing. The eyes, after all, are the “windows to the soul”.
2. Someone who is quick to smile is always endearing.
3. People who discuss ideas rather than gossip or complaints, are my favorite types.
4. A healthy sarcastic sense of humor just seals the deal for me.
I know this kinda turns the topic on its head but, like I said, I’m not fond of complaining. 😉