Monday means Melanie’s Share Your World prompt, and, as usual, she has given us some provocative questions for us to expose our inner selves to all of you. She did give us a warning, though, that in view of recent events, this week’s Share Your World is rather grim. Let’s see if we can turn some lemons into lemonade. Here we go.
Does life have a reason (meaning)?
I’m going to answer this question with a post I wrote in July 2017, which featured this screenshot from my iPhone.
Will the world come to an end by human hands (man’s actions)?
Yes, but not so much due to man’s actions, but more as a result of man’s inaction on climate change.
Will stricter laws make a better world? Would less strict law make it better?
It’s not a matter of more or less strict laws. It’s about better laws that are more equally enforced, without regard to race, religion, national origin, gender, or financial status.
If death is inevitable, why bother doing anything?
Yes, death is inevitable, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t live the best life we can during the finite time we are alive.
Are thoughts and prayers useful or a sop for people who wish to pay respect but interact through a virtual venue? Yea or nay – please explain your viewpoint (without rancor) if you would.
I’m sorry for reverting again within the same Share Your World response to a post I previously published, but this recent post of mine pretty much answers this question. And as a visual representation, here’s an image from Rob Israel that sums up my feelings about thought and prayers.