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FPQ#41: “The past is always tense, the future perfect.”

Today’s FPQ posed by Fandango is a quote from author Zadie Smith “The past is always tense, the future perfect.” Fandango elaborates on this quote by saying that we sometimes have a negative perception of the past . I beg to differ. Most people have a selective memory of the past and remember it as being better than it actually was. You can find literature … Continue reading FPQ#41: “The past is always tense, the future perfect.”

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FPQ # 36 : Do you think the end or the means is more important?

Do you think the end or the means is more important? Does the end justify the means? I think that this is a bit like asking if the hen comes before the egg or if the egg precedes the hen. In my opinion the ends and the means are both important. Their relative proportion can vary with the individual case. Take the legend of Robin … Continue reading FPQ # 36 : Do you think the end or the means is more important?

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“Malady of Choice” FPQ#27

“If you could choose one — and only one — particular malady, condition, or disease for which a safe and effective treatment was available, what one condition would you choose to treat and why is that your choice?” Stress is a modern malady from which innumerable diseases sprout. Diseases of the heart, digestive system, bones, joints, muscles, nervous system, eyes and ears : you name … Continue reading “Malady of Choice” FPQ#27

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How do you deal with stress? FPQ#23

“How do you manage or deal with stress? Is there a specific strategy or approach that you’ve found to be particularly effective?” Stress is very much a part of human life. Although some see it as a fairly modern affliction, it has been around for time immemorial. I am sure the prehistoric hunter/gatherers as well as the warriors through history must have faced stress and … Continue reading How do you deal with stress? FPQ#23

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FPQ#13 Do you believe that size matters ?

“Do you believe that size matters? Please explain your response.”   Of course size matters! If you upsize your meal too frequently, you eventually  up size your clothes. When you choose bite size or fun size, you may go hungry but you can drop a  few pounds. I think this universal truth is self explanatory.   Written for Fandango’s Provocative Question FPQ# 13 Continue reading FPQ#13 Do you believe that size matters ?

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FPQ #12 — Embellishment or Lying?

Fandango of This, That & The Other posts a weekly question on an issue that requires discussion and debate. You can check this out here:Fandango’s Provocative Question This week’s question is: “How do you feel about people who always seem to exaggerate when relating a story? Do you equate embellishment with lying? As a blogger, when, if ever, is stretching the truth, other than when … Continue reading FPQ #12 — Embellishment or Lying?