Rory, A Guy Called Bloke, wants to know about instincts and how well we know and trust our instincts? He asks…

How well do you trust your own instincts for sensing if something or someone is wrong for you and/or your life?

Overall, my track record when it comes to instincts is pretty good, albeit not perfect. I do believe, though, as I’ve gotten older (and wiser?), my instincts have improved.

Do you or can you make the right decisions based upon your gut reactions quickly or do you simply tread more carefully and observe everything before making decisions on your findings, opinions, and beliefs?

It depends upon what is at stake. I tend to do a lot of research before I make any significant or long-term purchases, like a house, a car, a bicycle, an outdoor grill because I don’t want to make an uninformed gut decision that later I’ll regret. When I make an important decision, I like to have as many facts as possible at my disposal so that my decision can be an informed one. On the other hand, when faced with an inconsequential decision, such as what to eat for lunch, I mostly let my gut lead the way.

If you were to sense a change in a friendship but were not sure of the direction this was taking, but your instinct told you something was seriously off – how would you choose to react?

If the friendship is one I value, I’d want to discuss what I was sensing with that friend to see if I was misconstruing the direction the friendship was taking or to prove my instincts to be correct. I’d hate to end a meaningful friendship on a misunderstanding.

Do you think your instincts are always right and if not, how do you think can alter them to become more reliable?

Always right? Hell no. Mostly right, yeah. As far as altering them, well, you gather and analyze all of the relevant information and then you either go with your gut or you don’t.

Truthful Tuesday — Hot Stuff

Frank, aka PCGuy, has published another one of his Truthful Tuesday posts. This week Frank wants to know…

Whether it’s coffee, tea, cocoa, cider, or whatever, do you reserve warm beverages for cold weather, or do you drink them all year round?

This is an easy one for me. I rarely, if ever, drink hot tea, hot cider, or even hot cocoa, but a hot cup of coffee is a daily morning drink, every day, be it summer, fall, winter, or spring.

FOWC with Fandango — Insolent

FOWCWelcome to March 2, 2021 and to Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (aka, FOWC). It’s designed to fill the void after WordPress bailed on its daily one-word prompt.

I will be posting each day’s word just after midnight Pacific Time (US).

Today’s word is “insolent.”

Write a post using that word. It can be prose, poetry, fiction, non-fiction. It can be any length. It can be just a picture or a drawing if you want. No holds barred, so to speak.

Once you are done, tag your post with #FOWC and create a pingback to this post if you are on WordPress. Please check to confirm that your pingback is there. If not, please manually add your link in the comments.

And be sure to read the posts of other bloggers who respond to this prompt. You will marvel at their creativity.