Rory is back with this month’s edition of 12 Bloggerz, where he asks a dozen eclectic questions. So let us proceed.
1. On a scale of 1 – 10, where 1 is low and 10 is high, how happy are you with everything in your life at this moment?
2. Why do you do what you do the way that you do it? Interpret as you so wish.
That’s just the way I do what I do.
3. How do you embrace difference?
In the grand scheme of things, what difference does it make?
4. What is one of the most significant ways that your readership influences you, your blog and your writing?
By reading, liking, and commenting on my posts.
5. How would you feel if everything you didn’t believe in today turned out to be true – which of your new disbeliefs now truths would affect you the most profoundly? But also answer this question from the opposite spectrum as in: How would you feel if everything you believed in today turned out to be false – would this affect you and if so which falsehood that you hold now true would affect you the most profoundly?
This is a trick question because they’re two sides of the same coin. If everything I didn’t believe in turned out to be true and if everything I did believe in turned out to be false, then what would be the point of believing — or not believing — in anything?
6. How often do you cross your fingers or say touch wood or good luck to people or do you not believe in that sort of thing?
I am not a superstitious type, so I don’t usually cross my fingers or knock on wood. And if I wish people good luck with something, as often as not I’m being sarcastic and not genuine, as in, “Yeah, well, good luck with that.”
7. Do you think that our childhoods impact our lives as adults – what are your views?
Of course our childhood influences our life. How could it not?
8. There is no truth to horoscopes – yes or no and why to either?
The only horoscopes I’m familiar with are those that are printed in the daily newspaper and they are so general that they are worthless.
9. Does it really matter if we are environmentally conscious? I mean is it that important? If not why not and if yes, why??
I’m old enough at this point to know that I’ll be dead before our environment, due to climate change, can no longer sustain human life. But I have children and grandchildren and that’s why being environmentally conscious is important to me.
10. Do you find it easy or hard to relax and what relaxes you the most?
I find it pretty easy to relax as long as I don’t read, watch, or listen to the news. That raises my anxiety levels considerably. What relaxes me the most? Putting in my air pods and listening to classic rock.
11. How well or badly do you respond to being ‘shocked’ or ‘surprised’?
That depends upon whether or not the word “pleasantly” precedes either “shocked” or “surprised.”
12. How do you feel about the term “I am a lucky/unlucky person” as in – do you think that there is some truth to it or is it all nonsense?
I don’t put much stock in the terms “lucky” and “unlucky.” It is what it is. Sometimes things go your way and sometimes they don’t. Which way is more a matter of your own actions than of anything that happens purely by chance.