For today’s Share Your World edition, Melanie is tossing us a mixed bag of questions.
What do you think of the idea of the ‘greater good’ principle?
That totally depends up whose definition of the “greater good” you’re embracing. The “greater good” is supposed to be something that benefits the public more than any one individual. But who is to say what the “greater good” actually is and who benefits the most from it. Bottom line, the idea of the “greater good” sounds noble, but practically speaking, the “greater good” is subjective and is often defined by those in positions of power to support their own unenlightened self-interests. And, as the old saying goes, one man’s meat is another man’s poison. That’s somehow relevant, isn’t it?
Do you enjoy riding a roller coaster or other amusement park type ride?
I used to love going on roller coasters back in the day. Not so much anymore. As to amusement parks in general, I haven’t been to one in well over a decade.
Which musical instrument is the most annoying to you personally?
No offense to my Australian friends, but I’m going with the didgeridoo.
Would you rather have a vivid imagination or a photographic memory if you had to choose just one?
I’d go for a vivid imagination, especially given that at my age, my memory is starting to fail me. What was the question again?
Feel free to share fun plans for this season that you might have. Especially now that many places are lifting restrictions and travel is a bit easier.
Yes, things are opening up, and I’m grateful for that. But my wife and I don’t have any travel plans for the foreseeable future. The U.S. hasn’t yet reached the herd immunity level and new COVID-19 cases in many areas are on the rise. And then there’s the highly infectious Delta variant, which is spreading quickly and seems like it could be deadlier than the original COVID strain. So we are staying close to home.