I am a bit late this week but here are my answers to this week’s Share Your World from Sparks.
What’s something your brain tries to make you do, which you have to will yourself NOT to do? (could be a bad habit, a physical response to something…your interpretation is as good as mine! )
If I see chocolate my first reaction is to indulge! I have to tell myself very firmly that if I eat it I will overindulge and feel sick. It’s an addiction!
When someone finds out what you do, or where you are from, what question do they always ask you?
When they hear that I was a First Grade Teacher, the response is usually – “You must have a lot of patience. ” Actually it has little to do with patience. Your training prepares you for what you have to deal with when teaching small children. It’s the most rewarding job in the world.
When I’m travelling abroad the question I am sometimes asked when I tell them I’m from South Africa is, “Why aren’t you black?” I am a teacher without the patience to explain genetics.
What’s something terrifying that we’ve all come to accept as a fact of life?
There are lots of terrifying facts of life. Was there this much crime and abuse to women and children thirty years ago?
Corruption is a terrifying fact of life, not only in this country but all over the world. What has happened to our leaders? Why is there so much evil in the world? Haven’t we learned from history that intolerance, war and dictatorship will only lead to our destruction?
Should governments make laws to protect people from harming themselves? Could that even work? (yes this one is deep, maybe too deep).
Governments should first put things in place to make sure that all their citizens can live a life that prevents them from wanting to harm themselves. Proper education, housing, health care etc. instead of making laws that they have to police.
Some laws, of course, are necessary. We need those speed limits, seat belt rules and car seats for babies.
Sadly many adults have no common sense so unless there is a rule in place they will go ahead and do something stupid that could harm them. You can enforce a law that makes you not drink and drive but what about swimming where there are no lifeguards? I don’t think so. A warning will do. If someone feels he is a strong enough swimmer he ought to have the freedom to choose where he swims.
Gratitude is an Attitude…
Please share your gratitude for this past week in the form of a photo, a quote or a thought. 🙂