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Share Your World 4-6-2020

Questions:

If we learn from our mistakes, why are we always so afraid to make them?

We fear the consequences of mistakes. That is why we fear to make them. When we jump across a puddle we are careful not to make an error in how far we should jump because we know that we can get wet as a result of a mistake. Of course, the lesson will be to make a better estimate of  distance in the future.

 

 

How do we know that pleasure is good and pain is bad?

Scientifically speaking, there are different centres in our brain for pain and pleasure which respond to these stimuli so that we experience the respective emotion. You could also argue that these are partly conditioned responses that we learn as we grow. One of the first thing a child learns is that fire is hot aas a result of repeated warnings by elders.

 

 

What problem or situation did TV / movies make you think would be common, but when you grew up you found out it wasn’t?

I grew up in a small family and would envy the large family get togethers over Christmas and Thanksgiving that were very popular in Hollywood movies. ” The more the merrier” seemed to be the principle. When I grew up and had the chance to be a part of some large celebrations I woke up to some harsh realities. Large family gatherings took a lot of planning, effort, diplomacy and tact. They sometimes became acrimonious and quite stressful too.

 

 

If you drive, do you speed when no one is watching?   Have you ever run a red light late at night on purpose, particularly if it doesn’t seem to change very quickly?   If you don’t drive, what minor law may you have broken?

If there is no one else on the road, I might be tempted to exceed the speed limit provided no cops or speed cameras are around. Very early in the morning or very late at night, again when there is none or hardly any other traffic on the road I just might run a red light. Come on, I’m only human!

 

 


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What positive things are you finding to do to occupy your time right now?

Blogging, reading, nature walks, spending time with family.

 

 

Written for Share Your World, a prompt created by Melanie of sparksfromacombustiblemind

 

 

13 thoughts on “Share Your World 4-6-2020

  1. Thank you Dr. Tanya, for Sharing Your World! ❤ It sounds like you've found activities to keep you occupied while the wait goes on. I'm on your side about the rules of driving. If there isn't anyone around and no cameras (which are EVERYWHERE these days it seems), then where's the harm as long as one is in control of the vehicle and is aware of potential problems ahead (and behind them). The red light late at night? It's silly (IMHO) for the powers that be to insist on those. Especially in towns where after 1 a.m. means nobody is out anyway. We're all human! 🙂

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    1. Thank you Melanie for giving us this opportunity every week.
      I have always wanted to do more stuff than I had time for so I guess that keeps me occupied.
      I am glad you share my opinion about speed limits and red lights, and also that we’re all human and therefore not infallible.

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  2. Ahhhhhh…puddles I am now at that stage in my life where I believe puddles are meant to walk and splash your way through and we have such spectacular puddles here so why wouldn’t you?
    As for red lights day or night most drivers don’t appear to even notice them here hence the dubious honour of being numero one in the charts for accidents across the world…Hence I don’t drive anymore I walk but if I did and was alone at night I would make my way across the lights..always a rebel…hehe

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