Rory’s Four Aces

In his Friday Four series, Rory, A Guy Called Bloke, has once again posed four rather provocative questions for us to ponder.

Do you think society could survive without governmental authority or structure?

No, I think humans are generally selfish and self-serving, so I think some sort of governmental authority is necessary to ensure that critical services are made available and accessible to the members of society. And, the ideal governmental authority would be one that both protects and promotes the wellbeing of the citizens while encouraging individual achievement. Yeah, I know — Utopia.

Do we really need all the technology we have?

Do we need it? No. Humanity has managed to survive for centuries without all of the technology we have today. From my perspective, some technologies make our lives better and I can’t imagine life without them. Other technologies, however (e.g., Twitter, Facebook, hacking) have diminished our lives.

Everyone has a passion that can absorb them for hours and that includes talking about it with others for hours if left unchecked. Do you have such a passion and, if so, what is it?

I have a passion for blogging and yes, it absorbs me for hours.

What have you found yourself thinking a lot of late and that seemingly will not leave your brain alone?

Politics, Donald Trump, the presidential election, and all things related. I’m hoping that when Joe Biden is inaugurated in January, I will be able, albeit slowly, to wean myself away from such things.

9 thoughts on “Rory’s Four Aces

  1. Sadje November 6, 2020 / 6:41 pm

    I agree with your answers! I hope that when politics goes back to normal, the influence it is having on our lives right now, diminishes.

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      • Sadje November 6, 2020 / 10:58 pm

        Hopefully! Did you check out my fpq post? I said pretty much the same thing.

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        • Fandango November 6, 2020 / 11:16 pm

          Yes, I read it, but I couldn’t like it or comment on it because of whatever WordPress did to my app. And yes, it should start going back to normal once Trump is gone.

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  2. ruddjr November 7, 2020 / 5:44 am

    Agree with your answer on technology (as I listen to the sound of a leaf blower at 8:40 AM grr). I mentioned some in a post yesterday. Right now I couldn’t do without online banking and a debit card. At the same time I still see people fighting on Facebook over the election.

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  3. leigha66 November 14, 2020 / 6:11 pm

    I agree with you for the most part, but there are circumstances when Facebook does keep people in touch who otherwise wouldn’t be. I found a friend from Cameroon I had not heard from in 30+ years and she had named her daughter after me. So there are some good reunions… to be fair there is also a LOT of drama. You have to learn how to balance the good and bad.

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