Here is my response to the questions asked by Melanie below
Earlier this week Rory asked a question that I found so interesting, I thought I’d share it. Another question, similar to this one was asked in August, but this one is unique.
If confronted with a violent crime against a single individual in progress (severe beating, rape, assault) do you try to do something about it (phone authorities or confront the criminal, stop the crime) or do you figure it’s none of your business and walk or drive on by? Worse (to me) would you record the crime for social media use without doing anything else?
If someone attacked a person I was with, I’d probably instinctively confront the attacker. If I came across an incident I would call the police or rally others to help.
Recording the incident would be a good idea for evidence – not for social media. The problem is, does one think to do it at the time?!
Okay now we got the heavy stuff out of the way, let’s get to some less stressful questions.
If someone asked to be your apprentice and learn all that you know, what would you teach them?
At school, I often had a student-teacher with me in the classroom and while he/she was there I would always tell them why I was doing things the way that I did – even if they didn’t ask. I hope some good rubbed off!
But this question I’m guessing is about life-skills. These are the things I try to pass on to my grandchildren. I
- Keep a diary even if it’s only a sentence a day or a quick summary of your week. Write down how you feel and what you do – it will be interesting to look back on later in life. I have journalled on and off for many years and it’s fun to go back and see what I did on this day 20 years ago! Also, take lots of photographs and keep them in orderly files and label them well.
- Keep up with good friends. Don’t neglect your girlfriends/boyfriends when you start a serious relationship.
- Keep conflicts with siblings to a minimum. Family feuds are just not worth it. It’s almost impossible to get over a broken relationship with a sibling. Your shared history bonds you too closely.
- Work hard and play hard. Keep a healthy balance in your life.
- It’s all very well to Follow your Dream but you also have to make a living so if you want to become a rock star don’t neglect to find something else to do if that doesn’t work out! Find something to do so that you don’t rely on others to support you.
- Listen to your parents’ and grandparents’ advice. They know you well, love you unconditionally and want you to be happy. They may be wrong but they’re more likely to be right, so consider carefully what they’re trying to tell you.
First, think of a product. Now, what would be the absolute worst brand name for one of those products?
I just don’t know – but I have named a restaurant The Bug and Mean because their staff bug me and I think they’re mean.
What ridiculous and untrue, yet slightly plausible, theories can you come up with for the cause of common ailments like headaches or cavities?
Crabby children cause headaches and aches in other parts of the body too. This is because their carers can’t wrap their heads around their problems fast enough causing the blood vessels to clog up and press against the temples causing severe pain.
If you’d like to, please share a photo or an example of gratitude that you have. Thanks! 🙂
I am grateful for the time I can spend on the farm with my grandchildren. Nothing can beat these beautiful surroundings. My grandson fishes in the dam right in front of the house while my granddaughter plays the guitar and sings ballads on the lawn. Bliss!