It’s Monday, dear reader, so that means sharing my world. As always, head over to Melanie’s blog to see the questions without answers (in case you want to participate) and to see links to other answers. It’s been an eventful morning this morning so I’m a bit distracted right now. My left knee is throbbing right now and that’s got me distracted too. I had to break out my walker because I can’t really put any weight on the knee. It should be fine with some rest. That usually does it. There have been a couple of other things going on, but right now, it’s what’s distracting me. Anyway, on to the questions:
Are we “here” or do we just think we are? Can you prove your point of view? Don’t know, don’t care. Yeah that might be flippant, but honestly I don’t know, and I really don’t care. If I’m stuck in a simulation and nothing is real, I’ll take whichever color pill keeps me in the simulation. I’m okay in my ignorance. So, no proof necessary.
From an identity stand-point, which would be the worst for you personally to lose? Your face, your body or your voice? Which do YOU identify with most strongly for your own sense of self? I don’t see my face very often. I hardly ever look in the mirror and I don’t take pictures of myself. When I do see my face, I’m like, “Oh, so that’s what I look like… huh.” My body is subject to change depending on how my thyroid feels. and my voice… eh, it has also changed over the years due to age. My identity is tied to how I feel about me. My sense of self is kind of the whole picture. Like, I’m sure I would be devastated if any part of me were to be suddenly and drastically altered to the point that it was unrecognizable. I am human after all, but I can objectively say that I don’t tie my identity to any of those three things really.
Do you have a ‘song’? If you’re part of a couple, you could use “your couple’s song” OR a song that’s just always resonated with you. I have a lot of songs that I like. There’s an old song that Lady Gaga did a cover of with, I want to say… Frank Sinatra? I don’t remember called The Lady is a Tramp. Tramp meaning hobo or poor person not prostitute, y’all. Anyway, that song was my “theme” song for a long time. Of course, when I heard it the first time, it wasn’t a dude singing it, it was a woman. When a woman sings it, the meaning changes. It’s not a jab at women, it’s kind of an empowering song. Anyway, I didn’t fit in with the rest of the “girls” so I figured I was a “tramp” — rebellious hobo. ^_^ Right now, I don’t have a song that comes to mind. This is mine and Doug’s song.
“Spooky” Halloween Question: Oooo! BOO! Weeghostie
Are ghosts real or has someone been smoking something and just imagines them? I believe in the possibility of ghosts. I’m not going to say that they’re real, and I’m not going to say that they’re not. Some people fully believe in them and some people completely believe that they are NOT real. If ghosts were a result of someone smoking something, that would be a lot of someones smoking a lot of something. ^_^ Because there’s a ton of anecdotal evidence for the existence of ghosts. Me? I’ve seen some things that cannot be explained by science alone, but I have not actually seen a for-real ghost. So I remain Agnostic on the subject of ghosts. And, I get to pull out my favorite Calvin & Hobbes comic!