Fandango’s Provocative Question # 14 A question of objectivity

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Fandango asks another great mind puzzler this week  FPQ # 14

Do you believe that anyone can really experience anything objectively? Why or why not?”

No. Why? Because we are human. As living, thinking, sentient beings, we are the product of our experiences and perceptions. Have you ever played the gossip game? The one where you all line up and the first person reads a whispered message to the next person, and so on down the line. By the time the same message is repeated by a dozen of so people, the message will have changed significantly.

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Confessions of a serial Tsundokuist

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Hello, my name is JP and I’m a serial of Tsundokuist. What the heck is that? Glad you asked. From our good friends at Wikipedia:

Tsundoku (Japanese: 積ん読) is acquiring reading materials but letting them pile up in one’s home without reading them.

I read a quote somewhere, sometime ago that one of the greatest treasures of life if a pile of unread books. Oh I agree! When I was a child, I read constantly and adored it. From my mid-teens until my mid thirties, I read mostly “study” stuff. Self help, self improvement, philosophy, religion, with the occasional smut um er, I mean romance novel thrown in for good measure. I enjoyed reading for knowledge but I had forgotten the pure delight of reading just for the fun of it. Continue reading “Confessions of a serial Tsundokuist”

Fandango’s Provocative Question # 12

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To Truth or Not to Truth that is Fandango’s Provocative Question

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 writing fiction, permissible?”

Hmmmm, well, to quote Geoff Chaucer (as played by Paul Bettany in A Knights Tale) “I’m a writer, it’s what I do, I give the truth scope.” I think to one degree or another most people “exaggerate” when relating a story. How much of that is intentional and how much is relevant to their particular memory, I would not presume to say. It’s all about the story.  To me it will always be about the story. “Exaggerations” that do not alter the intent of a story don’t bother me. They don’t change the basic truth. Continue reading “Fandango’s Provocative Question # 12”

Just Jot it January # 31

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For the final January Jot, Lindaghall.com give us this beauty:

Your prompt for JusJoJan 2019, January 31st is “your favorite thing/part/blog post of last year or last month.” Talk about what you did or discovered that gave you happiness and/or success. Have fun!

Will without a doubt my favorite part of the past year (2018) was October and November which I spent traveling various countries including China, Taiwan, Japan and New Zealand. It was a wonderful and exciting time so much beauty, so much excitement and genuine delight. You can check my posts (which I still writing by the way) tagged travel but here’s a link to the most recent and certainly one of my favorites.  Wide Eyed Wanderings — Queenstown Gardens, New Zealand Continue reading “Just Jot it January # 31”

Just Jot it January # 25 – Balance

 

Today’s Just Jot it January essay brought to you by Lindaghill.com

Today’s prompt thunk up by, oh wait, its ME!!! — Balance

Balance –

(n) – a condition in which different elements are equal or in the correct proportions
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Fandango’s Provocative Question # 10

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Fandango has posed another thought provoking question for us this week.

What is more important to you, doing the right thing or doing things right?”

I’m more of a feeler than a thinker and although I do weigh consequences, I always try to do the right thing. Doing things the “right way” not so much. It is the nature of provocative questions to be matters of opinion. What is right? What is wrong? What is the correct way? What is my way? Is there an only way? I’m one of those people who doesn’t believe in absolutes because complete truth is unknowable. Continue reading “Fandango’s Provocative Question # 10”