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.


11 thoughts on “The Daily Four


Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s