Are human beings required to better themselves and will doing that make them happier?
I don’t think humans are required to do anything that they don’t want to do. I think if it’s required, doing it won’t necessary make them happier, if anything, it might have the opposite effect. With that said, based on my personal experience, self improvement or “bettering” ourselves often comes voluntarily, not forced. I think, as we age and become wiser, we will unconsciously self-improve.
Is it easier to love or to be loved?
In my opinion, to love is easier than to be loved. It’s a control mechanism, I think. We can control what to love or who to love or who we want to love back but to be love is out of our control. It’s the other individual who chooses whether or not we should be loved.
Outside traumatic brain injury, can memories be completely erased?
Um, yeah, by drugs, by very powerful high-tech machines. I recently saw an episode in a TV show where this guy’s memory was wiped due to an over-dosage of a drug.
Is there such a thing as a good death?
Having been through a near-death experience as a pre-teen, I have grown very fascinated with the concept of death over the years. If you read my flash fictions and short stories, you’d know I write about death quite a bit. Perhaps it’s got something with losing a few family members when I was young or maybe that near-death experience just stuck with me. If you ask me, I’d say, “yes, a good death exists when there is no pain such as when a person slips away in his or her sleep.”
and one ‘silly’ one because the former questions were fairly serious: What do you imagine is inside a baseball?
I’d imagine there’d be a hard core like the Earth.
2 thoughts on “Share Your World – Week of August 30, 2021 Diving into the Deep End”
Thanks for Sharing Your World Yinglan! You are very wise. I liked the perspective on the death question (that does give you a unique perspective indeed) and I loved the meme on the loved question. It is true that we can control some things about love, but not who loves us. Lastly, I never thought about drugs in conjunction with the memory question, but you’re absolutely correct! I’ve read of people destroying their minds with chemicals. So sad. Have a fabulous rest of your week! 🙂
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Thank you. That kind of experience certainly helped me gain some perspective even at such a young age. I don’t really talk about it often as not many people will believe but I certainly did. Have a great Labor Day weekend. 🙂