Here it is, another Monday and another Share Your World prompt from Melanie. Let’s get right to it.
If you could be best friends with a celebrity who would it be?
I dunno. I’ve never really had a hankering to hang out with a celebrity, but if I had to choose one, it would probably be Stephen Colbert. I like his ice cream, too!
What is, or should be, the main purpose of law?
Law is defined as a body of rules of action or conduct prescribed by a controlling authority, and having binding legal force. Laws must be obeyed and followed by citizens, who could be subject to sanctions or legal consequence if they disobey the laws. They are intended to protect our general safety, and ensure our rights as citizens against abuses by other people, by organizations, and by the government itself. And without law, what would Dick Wolf, creator of the “Law and Order” TV dynasty, have named his shows?
Do you care about reviews?
Are we talking about job performance reviews? If so, as a retire, the answer for me is that performance reviews are a thing of the past. If we’re talking about movie reviews, TV show reviews, book reviews, etc., I may read them to get a sense for what they’re about and, in the case of movies and TV shows, whose in them. However, reviews are so subjective, and I’ve found that I’ve loved some movies or TV shows that the critics panned and hated some that they raved about. So other than to get basic information, I really don’t put too much stock in reviews.
Is the ‘mind’ different from the ‘brain’? If so, in what ways?
I think of the brain as hardware and the mind as software. The brain is an organ, a physical thing made up of blood vessels and nerve cells. It serves as the center of the nervous system. It coordinates our movements, feelings, and bodily functions. The mind is a mental thing. It refers to a person’s conscience, understanding of things, and thought processes. You can’t see it or physically touch it. So just like you can’t run software without hardware, you need a brain for your mind to function.
Overall how sunny is your nature?
I used to be an optimist with a relatively sunny disposition. But that has changed over the past six or seven years. These days I’m more doom and gloom than I am bright and sunny.