Fandango’s Provocative Question #104

FPQWelcome once again to Fandango’s Provocative Question. Each week I will pose what I think is a provocative question for your consideration.

By provocative, I don’t mean a question that will cause annoyance or anger. Nor do I mean a question intended to arouse sexual desire or interest.

What I do mean is a question that is likely to get you to think, to be creative, and to provoke a response. Hopefully a positive response.

Today’s provocative question is about formal education. We all have our opinions on how best to educate and prepare our children to succeed in today’s highly complex world. So this begs the question:

What do you think is the one subject (or thing) that should be taught in school that isn’t?

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Fandango’s Provocative Question #103

FPQWelcome once again to Fandango’s Provocative Question. Each week I will pose what I think is a provocative question for your consideration.

By provocative, I don’t mean a question that will cause annoyance or anger. Nor do I mean a question intended to arouse sexual desire or interest.

What I do mean is a question that is likely to get you to think, to be creative, and to provoke a response. Hopefully a positive response.

Today’s provocative question is about jealousy. Jealousy is generally considered to be a negative trait and when it isn’t kept in check, it has ruined many relationships. So today’s question is this:

Is jealousy purely a negative and potentially destructive emotion, or does jealousy have any value as a motivator to drive people to improve themselves?

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Fandango’s Provocative Question #102

FPQWelcome once again to Fandango’s Provocative Question. Each week I will pose what I think is a provocative question for your consideration.

By provocative, I don’t mean a question that will cause annoyance or anger. Nor do I mean a question intended to arouse sexual desire or interest.

What I do mean is a question that is likely to get you to think, to be creative, and to provoke a response. Hopefully a positive response.

2020 is finally drawing to a close, something most of us are grateful for, since this year has been such a clusterf*ck. I think that many of us are looking forward to 2021 being a better year all around.

My provocative question this week, with the end of 2020 just ahead of us and as we anticipate the upcoming year, is simply this…

What do you fear the most?

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Fandango’s Provocative Question #101

FPQWelcome once again to Fandango’s Provocative Question. Each week I will pose what I think is a provocative question for your consideration.

By provocative, I don’t mean a question that will cause annoyance or anger. Nor do I mean a question intended to arouse sexual desire or interest.

What I do mean is a question that is likely to get you to think, to be creative, and to provoke a response. Hopefully a positive response.

In my FPQ post a few weeks ago I asked “What do you think are the three most pressing issues facing us today?” Many of you included climate change among the most pressing issues. Marilyn Armstrong suggested we take a deeper dive on climate change. She wanted to know, with initiatives like reducing carbon emissions, cleaning up the the oceans, rivers, streams, and lakes, finding a more realistic way to deal with recycling, moving to clean energy like solar and wind, etc., where do we start when it comes to addressing climate issues?

Since this is an issue that could affect the future of humanity…

Where do you think we should start with respect to climate change? What role should governments play? What can we, as individuals do to help? What steps are you, as an individual, taking? Or do you think climate change is a hoax?

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Fandango’s Provocative Question #100

FPQWow! This is my 100th Fandango’s Provocative Question post. Whodda thunk it? I’m glad that a lot of you seem to enjoy these questions and I do appreciate the help that many of you have offered as suggestions for future provocative questions.

Anyway, welcome back, once again, to Fandango’s Provocative Question. Each week I will pose what I think is a provocative question for your consideration.

By provocative, I don’t mean a question that will cause annoyance or anger. Nor do I mean a question intended to arouse sexual desire or interest.

What I do mean is a question that is likely to get you to think, to be creative, and to provoke a response. Hopefully a positive response.

This week’s provocative question was suggested by Savio Paz over at Goin’ the extra…aaamile. Savio wrote, “Among all the good things we love about ourselves, there is side to us that we never talk about, a side we never want going public. It isn’t special to certain individuals, but we all have it — Our Dark Side.”

Coincidentally, in Jim Adam’s post on Monday, he commented that “there are some parts of my life that I am not real proud of.” In response, I commented back, “We all have parts of our lives that we are not proud of.”

So, based upon Savio’s suggestion, as well as Jim’s comment, the provocative question for today is this:

How do we make peace with ourselves, knowing that, being the basically good people we are, we also have a side to us which we know isn’t the best — our “dark side”? Can we overcome these parts of our lives that we may not be proud of? Or do we simply accept them, learn to live with them, and move on?

If you choose to participate, write a post with your response to the question. Once you are done, tag your post with #FPQ and create a pingback to this post if you are on WordPress. Or you can simply include a link to your post in the comments. But remember to check to confirm that your pingback or your link shows up in the comments.