Share Your World — 02/21/22

Melanie has graced us with another edition of Share Your World. She has posed some interesting questions this week. Let’s see if I can do them Justice with my answers.

What’s the most useful thing you know?

When to change batteries in the smoke detectors before the alarms go off, usually at 3 in the morning. The second most useful thing is to always have on hand a supply of fresh batteries for the smoke detectors.

What impact do you think it would have on the world if bananas were illegal?

I don’t know what impact it would have on the world, but my breakfast cereal wouldn’t be as tasty. Plus, what would you call a banana split? Just a “split”? And no doubt, the price of black market bananas would go through the roof.

What social stigma does society need to just get over?

According to Wikipedia, a social stigma is “The disapproval of, or discrimination against, an individual or group based on perceivable social characteristics that serve to distinguish them from other members of a society.” So, I believe that society need so get over all social stigmas and everyone should embrace my philosophy of whatever floats your boat.

Do you prefer the moral viewpoint of consequentialism, which focuses on the consequences of actions, or deontology, which focuses on the innate rightness or wrongness of the actions themselves?

Well, let’s see. First, there is the theory of unintended consequences, where the outcome of an action is not intended or foreseen. And then there’s that old saying about the road to hell being paved with good intentions, which means that it is not enough to simply mean to do well, one must take action to do well. And then there is the old argument about whether or not the end justifies the means.

Have I used enough words yet to respond to the question without having answered it? No? Okay, let me continue. I think there’s a little of both involved in my philosophy, but the more important question, in my opinion, is, in today’s post-fact, post-truth society, who determines the innate rightness and wrongness of any action? And who decides whether the result of an action is good or bad?

For example, are mask mandates and vaccinations innately right or wrong? That depends upon whether one is a conservative Republican or a liberal Democrat. And are the consequences of wearing or not wearing a mask or getting or not getting vaccinated good or bad? I know how I feel about that, but many would argue that I’m wrong.

So the answer to the question is yes…or no, depending on who’s asking and why.

21 thoughts on “Share Your World — 02/21/22

  1. Marleen February 21, 2022 / 9:26 am

    I enjoyed your answer about bananas; so true. I, myself, could get along fine without bananas (although I like them). But what if coffee were to be made illegal? Have you paid much attention to the light bulb arguments (or wars)? Once, when I was taking an environmental science course, I was in a conversation with a Mormon man after class who worked at some place that either made or stocked lots of different kinds of lightbulbs. He complained that after a law or regulation went into place they weren’t allowed to sell their supply of a certain kind of bulb, which he found to be a silly waste. I agree.

    I think we’d do well to get over the social construct (and means of distraction and pulling the wool over our eyes) of Democrat and Republican. Believing there are two ways and categories of looking at things has led to a mostly one-party system.

    I believe in, both, innate rightness and wrongness and heeding the relevance of consequences. I very much believe in observing reality, too.

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    • Marleen February 21, 2022 / 12:41 pm

      [Guest on Rising] Briahna Joy Gray: Biden ABANDONS Free Community College Promise After $900K Ivy League Payout

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      • Marleen February 24, 2022 / 6:11 am

        … Pfizer [Gains Tens of Billions and Biden is close friends with the president (as well as McConnell)]


        • Marleen February 28, 2022 / 11:58 am

          Wuhan Lab Leak Theory Debunked? [Turn the NYT upside down for more accurate reporting?] NYT Reports On Studies In Favor Of Market Origin, IGNORES Red Flags · 3 hours ago

 Wuhan Lab Leak Theory DEBUNKED? NYT Reports On Studies In Favor Of Market Origin, IGNORES Red Flags 9.6K views · 3 hours ago

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        • Marleen February 28, 2022 / 2:29 pm

          Natural immunity strategy needed · 23 hours ago

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      • Marleen February 24, 2022 / 6:13 am

        … Bill Gates [not a doctor or scientist] Says
        Omicron [“Sadly” a type of Vaccine] Better than [the Vaccine]

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        • Marleen February 28, 2022 / 1:52 pm

          Spike Genes Have Patented DNA Sequences… Dangerous.

          Streamed 3 days ago

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          • Marleen February 28, 2022 / 3:58 pm


            Lab Leak Theory Debunked? NYT Reports on Studies in Favor of Market Origin, IGNORES Red Flags [which can be found, understated, at the bottom of the article if one reads that far] · 7 hours ago

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    • Marleen February 21, 2022 / 1:26 pm

      Ryan Grim [Rising]: SCOTUS Shortlist Candidate Leondra Kruger Has A STRING Of Anti-Worker Opinions To Explain [but of course won’t have to explain] · 2 weeks ago

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    • Marleen February 21, 2022 / 2:54 pm

      She Challenged Manchin, Then
      Left the Democrats. Here’s Why.

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    • Marleen February 21, 2022 / 3:23 pm

      “Unacceptable”: Rep. Jamaal Bowman [against delusions about] Manchin After Senator Says No to Build Back Better Plan · 2 months ago

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    • Marleen February 21, 2022 / 3:31 pm

      We’ve had decades of Democrats (and Republicans but less and less so) talking about being moderate, when all that was being accomplished was extreme capitalism, larger and larger inequality. So we’ve reached this moment of some people tending toward fascism (including racism and anti-Semitism in their hard feelings about economic standing) while others tend toward communism (not including white nationalism as a future ideal while recognizing the bitter honesty of where we are).

      NYC FURTHER Punishing Workers … [via] Food Stamps …

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      • Marleen February 24, 2022 / 12:05 am

        … LA Rams Owner [his lack of merit, and so on]

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    • Marleen February 28, 2022 / 3:53 pm

      On “heeding the relevance of consequrnces of actions” as stated in the opening post, one example I’m thinking of (in my answer) is the “natural consequences” or real-world approach (where, only, reasonable as the natural consequences wouldn’t be too extreme in a certain circumstance) in child rearing. It’s better than spanking all the time like in the olden days (and where spanking is not defined as “look what you made me do” as if it’s natural). Granted, I didn’t read the definition of consequentialism.

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  2. aguycalledbloke February 21, 2022 / 1:53 pm

    Good answers.

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    • Fandango February 21, 2022 / 9:41 pm

      I never tried. Maybe. 😁


  3. Melanie B Cee February 22, 2022 / 10:28 am

    Thank you Fandango for Sharing Your World! What interesting answers! Smoked bananas? 🤢 but then I hate cooked bananas and I hate smoke ‘flavoring’ and pairing the two (which I know Marilyn didn’t mean when she commented) makes my gorge rise. Ugghh! Your philosophy is a sound one, but (in my very humble opinion) lists a bit to one side more than another. Because of the arguments you presented about who decides what is right or wrong? We all make that choice I think every day. Your vessel is sea worthy too I bet. 😉 Have a wonderful week! 😀

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