Tuesday, November 01, 2011
Adults are obsolete children.
A view towards the Tasman Bridge. Hobart Cycle Path, River Derwent. October 2011.
Today we reach the end of the road for the Questions Galore Meme, as we complete Part 3...
41. What is a quote that you love?
"If you have the choice between humble and cocky, go with cocky. There's always time to be humble later, once you've been proven horrendously, irrevocably wrong." - Kinky Friedman
42. Do you think of pure hate as something humanity created?
I'm not convinced that there is such a concept as "pure hate".
43. When was the last time you wanted to scream?
On Friday, and it involved an overload of poo jokes.
44. Do you ever at times see the world in black and white?
Often, then I slap myself and snap out of it.
45. Have you ever thought that cell phones are too obtrusive?
Pretty much most of the time.
46. In your life, where do you thank the rainbow will end?
Rainbows are an optical and meteorological phenomenon that causes a spectrum of light to appear in the sky when the Sun shines on to droplets of moisture in the Earth's atmosphere. As a "rainbow" is not a physical object, and cannot be physically approached and thus has no physical 'end'.
47. What is something that you never want to do again?
Have another baby. Two is enough for me.
48. When was the first time you realised the world was small?
When I started seeing things second time around. That said, it's a big as your prepared to accept.
49. How you spend your time contemplating life’s mysteries?
I'm not certain of what "life’s mysteries" entail...
50. Ever discuss your political beliefs with people?
Yes. I usually like to bamboozle them with some obscure bit of political theory to trump any argument though.
51. Do you care about the environment?
52. What’s your motto for life?
Anyone who isn't confused doesn't really understand the situation.
53. Is progress destroying the beauty of the world?
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. To put it another way: is smallpox beautiful?
54. Do you believe there is life somewhere else in the universe?
I believe that it is a highly logical proposition.
55. Would you like to rule a country?
Only if I could be the benevolent (and beloved) dictator.
56. Do you believe everything has a purpose?
I don't believe that anything is planned.
57. Is war ever for the best?
There will always be situations whereby a recourse to violence will be necessary. This doesn't make it "the best" or the ideal, merely a reality.
58. Could you kill anyone in defense of self or loved ones?
See the above answer.
59. How do you react to people (Such as Governor Rick Perry) who don't believe global warming is really our fault?
I understand cynicism and denial. I also understand vested interest. How do I react? I guess the same way with any ignorance, I sigh.
60. Does love conquer all?
Not in the slightest.
61. Is euthanasia morally acceptable?
Legislatively it is a tricky question; morally it seems more straightforward. People have a right to people have a right to self-determination, particularly when one's quality of life is poor.
62. Is world peace impossible?
It is a nice thing to aim for, judging by the answer to question 57 (and 58) suggests that it is unlikely.
63. Is pride a good or a bad thing?
Like most things, it has good and bad aspects. In moderation, pride is an essential component of a healthy person.
64.What do you think is the purpose of your life?
I am not self-important enough to believe that my life has a 'purpose'. I just try to get along getting along.
65. Do you believe in karma?
Experience tells me that the concept is little more than wishful thinking.