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Sharing My World 06-01-2020

Here is my post for Melanie’s Share Your World.

Is “hello” enough for you these days?
Sounds a bit much. It almost implies there’s something more to come. And I really hope there isn’t. A little wave of the hand, a little nod of the head, a little grunt which somehow manages to combine “Hi, alright?” into one poorly-enunciated syllable is my choice.

Do you believe in Murphy? (Anything that can go wrong will go wrong)
Of course. Believing in the Great Law of Murphy is a form of disaster preparedness.

And for anyone who reckons “that could never happen, what are the odds?” here’s some ridiculous odd for you. I was doing my laundry yesterday. There were five pairs of socks in the machine and when I pulled out the first five socks there wasn’t a single match. What are the odds of that?

Does evil come from within? If so, why?
Evil does come from within. And also for without. And from the in-between too. Keep your eyes peeled.

Are intelligent people more or less happy than others? What defines intelligence?
Yes. Both. Either. Neither. I’m not sure what intelligence has to do with happiness, though living in blissful ignorance sounds quite nice these days.

“Ignorance” doesn’t necessarily correlate with “intelligence”, mind. You could be extremely intelligent yet know very little. The definition of intelligence is the “ability to acquire and apply knowledge and skills”. It doesn’t mean you actually know anything about anything.

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  1. January 12, 2020 at 9:50 am

    I’m confused. O_o —- Suzanne


  2. January 12, 2020 at 2:32 pm



  3. January 12, 2020 at 3:12 pm

    Excellent answers Alistair! A very pleasing combo of wisdom and wit. πŸ™‚


    • January 12, 2020 at 5:57 pm

      I like to teach as I joke πŸ™‚


  4. January 12, 2020 at 3:38 pm

    HAHAHA! I nod and smile. Grunting is going above and beyond.
    I am seriously considering changing my name to Murphy. I know a little something about a lot of things which probably means I don’t know anything about everything. πŸ˜€


    • January 12, 2020 at 5:58 pm

      Sometimes it is difficult to force even a grunt out πŸ™‚

      Liked by 1 person

  5. January 12, 2020 at 4:35 pm

    A real example of Murphy’s Law would be if those were the only five socks still remaining in the washer afterwards….


    • January 12, 2020 at 5:58 pm

      Yeah, all stuck in the mechanism, just waiting to catch on fire…


  6. January 12, 2020 at 11:41 pm

    Personally, I know nothing about anything. And I’m planning to know even less as soon as possible.


    • January 16, 2020 at 12:28 pm

      Sounds like the right way to go!


  7. January 12, 2020 at 11:45 pm

    I think “Hello” is a precursor to, “Can I interest you in some…” πŸ™‚


    • January 16, 2020 at 12:29 pm

      Yes, and no they can’t πŸ™‚


  8. January 14, 2020 at 6:26 pm

    Your response to the last question is actually very wise. Oops, I should’ve left out the word “actually”. I mean I expected a funny, nonsensical answer. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying you talk nonsense.
    Get me a shovel so I can dig myself even deeper. πŸ˜‰


  9. January 16, 2020 at 9:52 am

    Draliman, we may not know about effurrything, but Granny and I know all about socks…especially the ones that miraculous disappear…MOL😸Pawkisses for a Happy DayπŸΎπŸ˜½πŸ’ž


    • January 16, 2020 at 12:41 pm

      I bet you hide them away to snuggle up to when you nap, don’t you? πŸ™‚

      Liked by 1 person

  10. January 17, 2020 at 6:26 pm

    Very true on your definition of intelligence. Well said


  11. January 19, 2020 at 7:19 pm

    I really like your blog. A pleasure to come stroll on your pages. A great discovery and very interesting blog. I come back to visit you. Do not hesitate to visit my universe. A soon.


  12. February 18, 2020 at 4:52 pm

    If you allow me, I would like to post your definition of intelligence on my Facebook page. Of course I will tag your name to the post.


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