Share Your World for May 25, 2020

Guess what? It’s time to Share Your World! Want to play along? See Melanie for the rules, badges, and questions. And now, here are this week’s questions…

In your opinion, does patriotism require the belief that one’s country is the greatest on earth? That great philosopher and incredible bluesman Muddy Waters once opined “You cain’t be the best, you can only be a good’un.” I think it requires that you believe your country is a good’un. Which I do.

Why is patriotism considered by some to be the highest of virtues? What is so important about love of country? Shouldn’t we be more concerned about humankind, or the planet as a whole, rather than a single country? It boils down to one thing: home. And, you know what? I’m going to leave it there, mostly because I’ve been fighting with this question all afternoon, but also because I think you know what I mean. (Ain’t I a stinker?)

What is the relationship between decisions and consequences? Decisions are conclusions or judgments reached after considerations or deliberations. Consequences is half a city in New Mexico.

Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, the only city in the United States named after a game show. Source: Google Maps.

Melanie, you knew I’d say that, didn’t you?

What is social justice? A myth.

What’s one body part you wouldn’t mind losing? My right leg: it’s the one left lame by my stroke and the one that has lymphedema in it. I’d replace it with a wooden leg.

See you in the funny papers!

13 thoughts on “Share Your World for May 25, 2020

  1. The idea that one’s country is THE best and to be patriotic is the most heroic beings about the the ugly American that is a stereotype because other countries can often recognize the ugly American in a heartbeat. Arrogance and a blind following which hurts the country. To believe that one can strive to be the best and to feel proud of one’s flag but know we can always do more is the way to think. I love your next 2 answers and for the body part..belly fat can go away

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  2. I’m adding Consequences NM to a place I want to visit. You said social justice is a myth and I said an illusion. Very similar sadly.

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    1. The town is Truth or Consequences; remember, it’s half a town (that way, I can still use it if she asks “What is truth?”). I had some more colorful answers to the question about social justice…

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  3. Thanks John for Sharing Your World, and some humorous (and some not too funny) perspectives on it all. Trust me, you don’t want to lose your leg. I haven’t lost my leg(s), but I’m 3/4 bionic in them and the surgeries and attendant lack of independent mobility convinced me that legs are vital. Even if they are crabby (my sympathies…mine are too, even with replacement parts 😆 ) Social justice isn’t a myth, in my opinion, but it’s something the world cannot grasp either. Maybe it’s just too ‘forward thinking ‘ for most. There are/were pockets where social justice has grown, but I agree with you fully in that those pockets were squashed quickly. Consequences, N.M.? BWAHAHAHHAH!!! 😆 Well I asked the question…I got (consequence) the result.. snicker Thanks John! You always bring a smile with you!! Elevate the leg, lay off the salt (mostly – you gotta have SOME or the heart begins to complain and that’s worse than any phlebitis or lymphedema you can name)…and drink LOTS of water. It works, even if the ‘cure’ is kinda a pain in the rear to apply. 🙂

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    1. I do a lot of that already. I try to stay away from salt as much as possible because of my blood pressure issues (when it rains, it pours, right?) (I just realized “when it rains, it pours” is the slogan for Morton Salt…)

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  4. Aw, c’mon — you know a decision is that scar where the doctor closed the incision.

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