Here is today’s prompt from Sparks
“This week I’m doing something a little different. Still questions and answers, but this week I’ve gathered those from other bloggers. There are a few more than usual too, which you can choose to answer all of or some of. If you’ve done the question on that other blogger’s site, feel free to use the answer you gave to them if you want. Each blogger is credited for their contribution.”
Courtesy of Rory:
Are we losing the art of listening in comparison to simply hearing?
I think some of us are but others not. There are so many empathetic, caring people in my circle who truly listen without judgement or wanting their own opinion listened to.
How often do you openly discuss with friends or here in WP with your readership topics that make you feel uncomfortable or may be taboo or stigma laden?
Quite often with friends – not so much on WordPress. Mine is not that kind of blog. I write about my travels, my lifestyle and the good things in life.
Do you think that these discussions should be freely discussed and written about more?
Yes, they should be. But talk is cheap. Something needs to be done! South Africa has a ton of issues and people are discussing them and writing about them but the situation is still not improving. Frustrated people are leaving the country in droves – we call it The Chicken Run – but what to do? If all the good people leave who will be left to help sort out the problems?
Did you have a nickname as a child and if so, what was [or what is it now]?
I had a few. I think I’ve answered this question before on Share Your World? I had a Greek surname that was corrupted to Automatic Cart Horse – which I didn’t think was funny at the time but now I think it’s hilarious. My husband used to call me Puppy. Now he calls me Granny! My friends object to it strongly but I don’t mind.
Would you rather double your height or lose half your weight? (In response to last week’s double your weight, half your height query). Thanks Leslie!
Suggestion by Leslie – Swot8
Last time I chose to double my weight as I could still live a reasonably normal life if I did. This time – if I could not live a normal life weighing 25.5 kg nor measuring 330cm. I would be too thin with either option – so I think I will just stay as I am!
What is your most essential kitchen tool? (Can be a person you know. For the non-cooks in the crowd).
A sharp knife.
Courtesy of Roger Shipp
Who is one blogger you really admire and why?
Do I have to choose just one? Okay – Pat over at Chronicles of an Anglos Swiss. She writes beautifully about everyday things in her life as a ‘Golden Oldie’. She seems to ignore her disability and simply gets on cheerfully with LIFE. I love reading about her outings in her “wheelie” and enjoy her fantastic photographs. She is an example to us all.