The Daily Four

Yet another round of intriguing questions posed by  Rory ( A Guy Called Bloke).

What would make us more non disposable humans?

What is a disposable human? If it is a finite being, then leaving behind a masterpiece like a great work of art, literature or science would make us “less disposable”

How much is a human being worth?

A human being’s true worth is immeasurable. We humans tend to measure ourselves and others in terms of financial, professional or social success. Even a supposedly “worthless” human being can shine in the appropriate situation.

Do you enjoy being human or would your prefer to be more digital or robotic?

I find being a human quite satisfactory, thank you ! Each human being is unique. Except for identical twins, no two of our species are alike. Robots made at a given time and in a particular design are all alike so where’s the fun in that ?

When was the last time a book made you 1] laugh, 2] cry, 3] get through a difficult time in your life, 4] really think about you and your life, and finally, is there a book that you enjoy that you recommend to others frequently for them to read?

  1. A book that made me laugh : was “Death in the Stocks” by Georgette Heyer. Although it is a murder mystery, the dialogue between some of the characters is very funny.
  2. A book that made me cry: was “The Book Thief” by Markus Zusak  . Although beautifully written, it made me so sad that I could not finish it.
  3. A difficult time in my life was when I was working, studying for a postgraduate degree, tending to a terminally ill relative as well as looking after my children. It was a hectic and stressful time but I used to take mini breaks with my favourite novels when it got too much. The authors I read during those days were Agatha Christie, Georgette Heyer and Miss Read.
  4. My current favourites are “Homo Deus” and “21 Lessons for the 21st Century” by Yuval Noah Harari. I strongly reccommend them to people who are looking for non fiction that explains modern civilization without getting too heavy or boring.

 

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