A Few Questions to Ponder

I Don’t pay for good questions or suggestions, so don’t ask!

I have been in a thoughtful mood as of late.  One of the areas I have been concentrating on and reading about is personal growth.  Whether that be to find a mate, a date, or what to have for supper it is important to understand the why you do something and, perhaps, the should you do it.

The books I have been reading talk about growing in many areas, partly to be able to hold a solid conversation and to have an opinion on things.  Apathy is, indeed, a conversation killer and it also stagnates the mind.  In order to have an opinion that is worth something, you must be informed well on whatever it is you are holding an opinion of.  Take, for example, the highly-charged last presidential election.  You could vote simply by party.  My parents mostly do that.  So do an awfully lot of people I personally know.  I try hard not to do that.  I listen and read some from both sides and listen some more.  Then I actually research a few items, especially near election time.  It doesn’t make me better than anyone, but it does round out my personality and I can, usually, see both sides in an argument.  It allows me to talk and to talk intelligently.

But, getting back to the task at hand, I would like to simply pose a few questions for you to ponder.  I would love for you to answer them in the comments, but I will have done my job if I just get you to do the questions.  At least, try to tell me that you read them and are looking at them (if you are).

1)  What is the greatest thing in the world to you?  Why?

2)  What is the most charged topic you can think of for you?  How do you stand on it?  Why?

3)  Are you more read, in general, than most of your friends?  family?  Does that make it harder or easier to talk with them?

4)  Do you consider current books and/or movies important enough to research and to understand before you give an opinion?

5)  Thinking of number 4, how do you feel about music?

That will do.  Enjoy the questions.  Have fun with them.  Get a dialogue going here if you want to.  It’s supposed to be enjoyable to learn and to discuss.  If it isn’t, maybe we best start looking there first!

Namaste,

Scott

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  • Andrea Stephenson  On August 30, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    1) My small family, my creativity.
    2) Charged topics for me are generally around specific issues. I have become a little less radical in some of my views over the years and whereas I used to watch political debate shows all the time, now I just get annoyed or depressed by them. But topics I’ve had charged debates on include animal rights (I’m for); immigration – I get very angry about the myths that demonise immigrants, feminism – I have a degree in Women’s Studies so have spent hours debating this.
    3) More than my family – always felt a little like the outsider.
    4) I tend to only research them further if I don’t understand them, or am not sure of my opinion.
    5) My musical tastes are very eclectic, whereas once they were very narrow – but I still like what I like and researching the music further isn’t likely to change my opinion!

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  • bert0001  On August 21, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    1) What is the greatest thing in the world to you? Why?

    Life, Self, Individuality and Merging into society at the same time. How wonderful everything is within and without.

    2) What is the most charged topic you can think of for you? How do you stand on it? Why?

    I often get into arguments where I attack those focussing on differences between people to judge them, while I usually focus on similarities finding common ground with almot everyone.

    3) Are you more read, in general, than most of your friends? family? Does that make it harder or easier to talk with them?

    I think I read a lot more than most of my family – and this makes it much harder to listen without talking, and harder to talk because the other side is either talked under the table, or has no idea what I’m talking about.

    4) Do you consider current books and/or movies important enough to research and to understand before you give an opinion?

    I usually don’t give opinion on current books and movies, seldom on news events.

    5) Thinking of number 4, how do you feel about music?

    All art forms are expressed individually and will be perceived individually. It is important to be moved by art. That is the artist’s most important task. To at least move one human being to one second of silence, beit by awe beit by disgust.

    Now that was an exercise …
    Have a great evening

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  • thehappyhugger  On August 20, 2013 at 2:27 am

    1. There are a few “greatest things in the world” to me.
    2. Charged topics. Don’t quite understand the question, but usually I find religion and politics quite charged. Personally, other charged topics seem to change as they are dealt with.
    3. I am more read than most of my family – except for my mom.
    4. I need to know more about topics before I can comment fairly.
    5. I love music, all types of music, new, old, classical – everything!
    have a nice day, Scott. Namaste 🙂

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