For this week’s Share Your World questions, Melanie (at Sparks From a Combustible Mind) gets into some touchy-feely stuff. I’m not a real touchy-feely kind of a guy, but I’ll do my best.
What is the meaning of true love?
To me, true love is when you care for someone more than you care for yourself.
Do acts of kindness have a motive?
They shouldn’t have a hidden motive or agenda. They should simply be a selfless act of generosity.
If we live in a civilized world why do we see so many distinctions between rich and poor?
I’m not sure that living in a civilized society and living in one with economic imbalances are inextricably linked. In almost any society, there are going to be the haves and the have nots. In some cases it’s about power, in other cases, it’s about wealth. It does seem, though, that the economic system in the United States has contributed to the income inequities we are experiencing today, a situation that has been exacerbated since the orange moron became president and was led by the nose by the Republicans in Congress to sign a tax bill that benefited large corporations and the very wealthy while doing nothing for the average citizen, thus increasing the economic discrepancy between the rich and the poor. We need to vote the Republicans out of office so that we can at least take baby steps to reverse the course of income inequity.
Do we love ourselves more in the virtual world than in the real world?
I’m not sure I understand this question. I am the same in the real world as I am in the virtual world. I would like to say that I’m younger and more handsome in the real world, but alas, I am who I am.
Are you grateful?
I am grateful for everything. I have a beautiful, wonderful wife and family. I’m in relatively good health (for an old fart) and I’m grateful for that. I’m also in a fairly comfortable financial situation in retirement, where I don’t have to worry about every penny, so I’m grateful for that. And if Donald Trump is removed from office, one way or another, I’ll be extremely grateful for that.