Wow! This is my 100th Fandango’s Provocative Question post. Whodda thunk it? I’m glad that a lot of you seem to enjoy these questions and I do appreciate the help that many of you have offered as suggestions for future provocative questions.
Anyway, welcome back, once again, to Fandango’s Provocative Question. Each week I will pose what I think is a provocative question for your consideration.
By provocative, I don’t mean a question that will cause annoyance or anger. Nor do I mean a question intended to arouse sexual desire or interest.
What I do mean is a question that is likely to get you to think, to be creative, and to provoke a response. Hopefully a positive response.
This week’s provocative question was suggested by Savio Paz over at Goin’ the extra…aaamile. Savio wrote, “Among all the good things we love about ourselves, there is side to us that we never talk about, a side we never want going public. It isn’t special to certain individuals, but we all have it — Our Dark Side.”
Coincidentally, in Jim Adam’s post on Monday, he commented that “there are some parts of my life that I am not real proud of.” In response, I commented back, “We all have parts of our lives that we are not proud of.”
So, based upon Savio’s suggestion, as well as Jim’s comment, the provocative question for today is this:
How do we make peace with ourselves, knowing that, being the basically good people we are, we also have a side to us which we know isn’t the best — our “dark side”? Can we overcome these parts of our lives that we may not be proud of? Or do we simply accept them, learn to live with them, and move on?
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