Share Your World — 05/23/2022

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.

16 thoughts on “Share Your World — 05/23/2022

  1. Marleen May 23, 2022 / 3:36 pm

    1) Them there is dangerous waters, generally.
    I think you made a safe choice, though.

    2) The purpose of law is for a bunch of people who don’t care much about it (and a few who do) to make a living or killing (or just waste your time or stall you). I’m pretty grumpy about this.

    I really like your next couple of answers. As for the last question, I do get it. It can be and is, sometimes, a bit overwhelming to see how things are; I’m not sure it’s worse than it’s ever been. I’m trying to be sunnier despite bad news. I can’t help but want to be informed; it’s healthy though, I think, to not get too very caught up emotionally.

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    • Marleen May 24, 2022 / 10:20 am

      (It’s “healthy” to be upset, too, but there’s only so
      much we can take on. This is a bit of a conundrum.)

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    • Marleen May 26, 2022 / 9:54 am

      This provides a glimpse of a few other angles on law, and it turns out to be funnier (by accident) than the tagline would indicate — as the tagline lets you in on the rationale for the news story. Reassurance: the man doesn’t seem to have hurt anyone.

      Man Fakes Being Law Enforcement For 15 Years

      … [man] of Waldorf, Maryland, is accused of impersonating law enforcement for 15 years. Tuckson had a fake badge, a “bite” dog and scores of other equipment and weapons.

      { The answer to the trivia question, while they don’t come up with it, is Blue Streak. I knew this off the top of my head for the fact it’s one of my favorite movies (from 1999). }

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    • Marleen May 26, 2022 / 4:16 pm

      Berman Presses Texas Official: … Why were
      [fathers who were willing to go in] stopped?

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      • Marleen May 26, 2022 / 5:10 pm

        BREAKING: Biden [has always been a Republican]


  2. Sadje May 23, 2022 / 10:03 pm

    Excellent response to mind/brain question.

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  3. Nope, Not Pam May 24, 2022 / 2:41 am

    I like your definition of brain and mind. Easy to comprehend and perfectly stated

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  4. Melanie B Cee May 24, 2022 / 9:53 am

    Thank you Fandango for Sharing Your World! Very thoughtful and erudite answers, sir! I agree with the ‘reviews’ (comments) that your description of the mind/brain is spot on! I am very sorry indeed that your spirit has been brought low by stupid people and ridiculous beyond belief situations, but I feel ya’ brother, I feel ya! Paula has an image on her reply of a giant crab statue. It epitomizes, IMO, how most folks feel these days. Have a peaceful week!

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  5. leigha66 May 24, 2022 / 6:50 pm

    Good answers Fandango! I completely agree with your explanation of the difference between the mind and the brain.

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