Melanie is our lovely hostess for Share Your World. These questions are DEEP this week!
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QUESTIONS This week is a philosophical (chewy) question week.
In your opinion, what should be humanity’s goal?
To respect each other and our surroundings.
Are you hesitant to speak your opinions?
Usually in a crowd, because you can guarantee someone somewhere will get offended.
However, if I feel really strongly about something, I am likely to voice my opinion.
I used to love the debates FIL and I had as he always had time to listen to another person’s perspective. Sometimes he would deliberately take the opposite corner to make the conversation ‘more interesting’. We miss him.
In what ways has society changed during your lifetime? What do you think caused these changes?
Taking the second part first, I think attitudes have changed and people seem to want everything but expect someone else to foot the bill. I was encouraged to save for what I wanted, though appreciate for the larger items like a car or house, outside financing was required. Now it seems a case of buy now, pay later…… if at all.
Everything and everyone is high-tech aware, most of which goes over my head as I wasn’t born in an age of computers, it was sort of thrust upon me in later life. It’s fascinating and scary at the same time as it can be intrusive.
Respect, responsibility and compassion appear to be rare traits in society today, many of whom seem to expect to get what they want just because they asked. My opinion of course because obviously there are thousands of decent people out there.
If you had a friend who spoke to you in the same way that you sometimes speak to yourself, how long would you allow this person to be your friend?
They’d probably be my best friend for quite a while as I have always asked for people to be honest with me if they think I’m out of line. IMO, a good friend is not afraid to tell you what they think, and even if they know it’s not what you want to hear, they have a way of getting their point across without you shooting the messenger.