Share Your World — 01/17/2022

It’s Monday and Melanie is out with another edition of Share Your World.

Fill in: ‘If I were really completely honest, I would say that …’ This is a question for ‘radical honesty’. What are the things you wouldn’t normally say? Things you would otherwise actually hide? What’s on your mind? What would you really like to be able to say?

If I were really completely honest, I would say that being “completely honest (i.e., brutally honest) is no way to win friends and influence people. While honesty is the best policy, sometimes you have to couch that honesty in a way that doesn’t hurt others. So rather than being “radically” honest, I would try to figure out a way to make my point without making matters worse or destroying a relationship.

Have you ever broken anything? What about rules?

I’ve broken traffic laws (mostly by driving faster than the posted speed limit). I once went through the express (15 items or less) line at the grocery store with 16 items. I also have a tendency to break arcane grammatical rules, like never start a sentence with a conjunction or end one with a preposition.

Are you also afraid of spiders? What is your biggest fear, other than spiders? (If you’re not afraid of spiders, use your biggest phobia instead.)

I am not afraid of spiders, but I’m not a fan of spiders, either. As to a phobia, which is defined as an extreme or irrational fear of or aversion to something, I don’t have a true phobia. That’s not to say I’m fearless. It’s just that my fears are neither extreme or irrational.

Do you think time goes faster as you get older?

Definitely. When I was a kid, time traveled at a snail’s pace, but now, my god, it whizzes by. Take 2021, for example. That year lasted for the blink of an eye.

Please share something that really inspired you from this last week or month.

I think what inspires me the most are those of you who read my blog, who respond to my prompts, who create your own prompts that inspire others, and who share your worlds with the rest of us.

15 thoughts on “Share Your World — 01/17/2022

  1. SadiRose January 17, 2022 / 2:22 pm

    You broke the 15 items or less rule? For shame!! 🙂

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    • Fandango January 17, 2022 / 2:54 pm

      I know. I’ve been banished from the express line!

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  2. Lou Carreras January 17, 2022 / 4:09 pm

    It’s healthy to break grammatical rules once in a while… or in my case frequently.

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    • Fandango January 17, 2022 / 10:56 pm

      Rules were made to be broken, right?


  3. Sadje January 17, 2022 / 8:04 pm

    Fandango the rule breaker! Sounds cool. Love your first response

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    • Fandango January 18, 2022 / 9:09 am

      Thanks, Terveen. I was just being, um, honest.

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  4. Marleen January 18, 2022 / 10:25 am

    I am a little bit perplexed that there are people with phobias about spiders. One of my sons used to have such a phobia (on the mild end of what a phobia can be but it was a phobia); he, now, has moved somewhat away from phobia territory.

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  5. leigha66 January 18, 2022 / 10:20 pm

    Spiders are not my favorite thing, but I dont really have a phobia about them. I DO however HATE to drive under a train overpass. I think it has to do with the train derailment accident I saw in my youth. Good answers Fandango!

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  6. Melanie B Cee January 19, 2022 / 10:47 am

    Thanks Fandango for a great Share Your World! Your first answer was very diplomatic. And yes, last year DID pass in the blink of an eye…which so far, this one is doing too. O_o Your phobia answer was wonderful! “All my fears are neither irrational nor extreme.” Good one. However. I read Suze’s SYW a bit before yours and she gave a scenario that I’d be surprised to read someone reacted to it equitably. She was sleeping and a spider (size not specified) dropped on her face. Most people, abruptly woken by such a thing freak out. I think it’s something about survival instinct and the lizard hind brain or something, isn’t it? 😉 Thank you in return for being a blogger that is both wise and fun to read. That’s a hard thing to achieve, and you’ve done so with style. If I might say. Have a great week!

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    • Fandango January 19, 2022 / 11:12 am

      Thanks, Melanie. Yes, I think if I woke up with a spider on my face, I’d freak out, too.

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      • Marleen January 19, 2022 / 12:01 pm

        The son I referenced already didn’t like spiders. This motivated one of his brothers to hide a fake spider in his covers. So, there you have it.

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