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Sharing My World Week 8

It’s Week 8 at Sharing Your World, Cee’s weekly question and answer challenge. So let’s dive straight in!

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Your favourite blog post that you have written? (add link)
It’s quite hard to choose just the one post. Here’s one about a lad who joins the army in the 1800s, only to discover that it’s not all excitement and glory after all, written a year ago for the Storybook Corner challenge.

What do you feel is the most enjoyable way to spend $500? Why?
Currently that’s Β£323.84. I really have no idea how I would spend it. If I just had the money right now, it would go straight towards paying off a credit card, but that’s not very enjoyable!

I think maybe I would use it to fund a little mini-break up-country somewhere, maybe Cumbria. Or even to a different country as I’d quite like to visit Scotland again. I could use the money to stay in a nice little hotel somewhere.

If you could know the answer to any question, besides β€œWhat is the meaning of life?”, what would it be?
The first thing which entered my head was “when will I die” so that I know whether or not to keep paying money into my pension. But on second thought, I don’t think I really want to know.

Then I thought, when I die, is that me gone forever or is there something else waiting? But I’m not sure I want to know that either, just in case there isn’t.

It’s beginning to sound like I don’t really want to know the answers to any of the “big” questions. Because “hope” is an important thing to have in life, and I don’t want to accidentally lose any by getting the “wrong answer”.

So I’ll ask, “Which question should I ask?” So even though I won’t get the answer to the question I should have asked, I’m halfway there by knowing what the most important question is.

Where do you eat breakfast?
Nowhere. Sometimes I go through periods when I have a cereal bar, but, “most important meal of the day” or not, I don’t usually feel hungry first thing in the morning.

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  1. March 1, 2015 at 10:22 am

    Ali, Stop thinking about death. You’re too young for that. I think you need one of those trips. Maybe you’re spending too much time playing a video game where someone’s trying to kill you. πŸ˜€ I’m so surprised that the English pound amounted to less than the Amercian dollar. I thought the American dollar was worth a lot less than the English pound. Well done. πŸ™‚ — Suzanne

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    • March 1, 2015 at 5:51 pm

      I’m definitely always playing video games where someone/thing is trying to kill me πŸ™‚
      One pound is currently worth $1.54, so $500 gets you Β£323. Enough for the petrol to get to Scotland and back plus a night in a hotel!

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      • March 2, 2015 at 8:29 am

        Thanks, Ali. I was confused. 😦 My mind sometimes hits off center. πŸ™‚

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      • March 2, 2015 at 8:46 am

        I always have to do a double-take when converting this sort of thing, too. That’s why I’m so happy that I can just type it all into Google and it converts it for me πŸ™‚

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  2. March 1, 2015 at 2:50 pm

    I think that many of us wonder about the same things as you, Ali – life after death, in particular. It’s not something we’re ever going to know, though. I agree that getting the ‘wrong’ answer would be worse than not knowing. Scotland would do you good, or the Lakes. Both are wonderful places, with scenery to inspire you – perhaps into writing that novel that’s bursting to be born. πŸ™‚

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    • March 1, 2015 at 5:51 pm

      That’s true. I could go on a “writer’s retreat”. Maybe sitting by a lake or loch would inspire me πŸ™‚

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  3. March 1, 2015 at 4:30 pm

    I’ve been to close to death too many times to be concerned about when i die. I’ve learned to just live for today and have fun. πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing.

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  4. March 1, 2015 at 5:25 pm

    Yup, death…same response. Spend or save is all really want to know πŸ˜‰

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    • March 1, 2015 at 5:53 pm

      That would be a roundabout way to get to the same answer – “Yeah, I wouldn’t bother with a pension if I were you.” “Ulp!”

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  5. March 1, 2015 at 8:13 pm

    See, that’s the trouble with being given money to spend. I have to assume it’s “spare” money or I too must use it to pay something I already owe. Or put it in savings, in case something ugly happens. Drat!

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    • March 2, 2015 at 8:45 am

      Exactly. I have to force myself to spend any money I might get at Christmas on me, otherwise it ends up as groceries or petrol.

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  6. March 2, 2015 at 8:35 pm

    Pawkisses for a Happy Week, Draliman. We have to think about a question before we get the answer, just like you πŸ˜€ ❀

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  7. March 3, 2015 at 3:57 am

    How do I know I can trust the “person” that is answering my question to tell me the truth?
    Maybe “it” is a trickster or one of DrAli’s aliens.

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    • March 3, 2015 at 7:58 am

      So not only am I not sure I want to know the answer, but the answer may be a lie anyway. This is getting more complicated by the second πŸ™‚

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  8. March 4, 2015 at 5:39 am

    That quitting putting money into your pension part was hilarious πŸ™‚
    Ellespeth

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    • March 4, 2015 at 7:52 am

      It always annoys me that it could all be lost if I inadvertently die young(ish) πŸ™‚

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  9. March 7, 2015 at 9:07 am

    ‘To ask or not to ask, that is the question…’ πŸ˜‰

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    • March 7, 2015 at 9:58 am

      The bigger the question, the more curious I am and the less I actually want to know the answer πŸ™‚

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  10. March 7, 2015 at 10:22 pm

    Cumbria… What is in Cumbria that this place would be your first choice?

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