Rory’s Provocative Questions

2BCDB910-1F46-4510-9D53-06DE165B34B5.pngRory, A Guy Called Bloke, has come up with a series of thought provoking questions. Since I post my own weekly provocative question, how could I refuse to answer Rory’s questions? So off we go.

What is one life lesson that you have had to learn the hard way?

Don’t take yourself so seriously.

What can you do today that you were not capable of a year ago?

Hosting a bunch (three) blogging prompts. Well, I suppose I was capable of doing that a year ago, but until WordPress bailed on its daily one-word prompt, it never really occurred to me to do so.

What is the difference between living and existing?

Hmm. You must exist in order to live and you must live in order to exist. I guess the difference is, for both living and existing, how you go about it.

If the average human lifespan was 40 years, how would you live your life differently?

I’d have been dead for 30 years, so who cares?

If the average human lifespan was 40 years, how would you live your life differently?

I think I’ve heard this question somewhere before. I just can’t remember where.

Are you more worried about doing things right, or doing the right things?

At this point in my life, I know full well how to do the right thing, so I’m not worried about that at all. But when it comes to doing things right, well, that’s why there are contractors.

What impact do you want to leave on the world?

When I’m gone, I’m not likely to have left much of an impact at all, and that’s fine with me. I like being anonymous.

What impact do you want to leave on the world?

Déjà vu all over again.

To what degree have you actually controlled the course your life has taken?

To about the same degree as flotsam and jetsam.

Beyond the titles that others have given you, who are you?

I yam what I yam an’ tha’s all I yam.7F978A39-0DA7-46F8-ACBD-ABD00EB556BC

14 thoughts on “Rory’s Provocative Questions

  1. aguycalledbloke March 7, 2019 / 7:37 am

    Hey Fandango, well spotted on the 40 years thing, am still settling into my tramadols, sorry about that,, otherwise nicely answered, see you went for the ten and not the four 🙂

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  2. JT Twissel March 7, 2019 / 10:46 am

    I found the most interesting question to be doing things right or doing the right thing. Aside from moral decisions, how can we possibly know if we’re on the right path? We just have to made the best of the path we’re on. But are we doing it right? Does it matter?

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  3. Marleen March 7, 2019 / 11:59 am

    If the average lifespan were forty years, we wouldn’t really need to plan for how to support ourselves for years or decades when we can’t work. And that brings me to what I can do that I couldn’t a year ago (which I won’t say much about as I was taught it’s tacky to talk about money — manage a retirement account). Something I learned to do when I was forty-one, though, I mean I just figured it out… the butterfly stroke.

    I took a lot of swimming lessons when I was a kid, and I really liked to swim. I figured out all of the other strokes early on, but I didn’t grasp the butterfly. And it was considered the most advanced, according to the course schedules. I took in all the instructions, I also remembered them. I just hadn’t put them together in working order. Then I moved to an apartment with a nice pool. I tried again, thinking through the parts. And I did it!

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    • Marleen March 7, 2019 / 5:10 pm

      {I mean I just figured it out… Clarification: I “figured it out” rather than took lessons over again so many years after childhood. I don’t mean age forty-one is now.}

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