Share Your World for January 18, 2021

And now, it’s time for Share! Your! World!

Melanie asks the questions, we answer ’em. Follow the link above to her blog, which has all the rules, questions, badges, and the list of "pingbacks." And now… Share Your World!

Why do we dream? Physiology. It’s the interaction between the brain (the physical organ, with its synapses, axons, neurons, and dendrites) and the mind (the web of memories, facts, emotions, feelings, sensations, and events that represents a logical organization of the contents of the brain). During waking hours, you collect information via the senses that the mind interprets and the brain stores. While you’re asleep, the brain and mind work together to connect that information with the web that the mind builds, which in turn set off physiological impulses that become further associations and create virtual stimuli that are dreams. Sometimes you remember the virtual stimuli, most of the time you don’t.

That’s my story, and I’m sticking to it.

Do you think a person’s name influences the person they become? Shel Silverstein thought so when he wrote "A Boy Named Sue," which was a monster hit for Johnny Cash in 1969.

By the way, if you listen carefully enough at the beginning, you hear Johnny refer to his guitar player "Carl." That’s Carl Perkins, one of the greatest rock and country guitar players of all time and the author of songs such as "Matchbox," "Blue Suede Shoes," and "Honey Don’t." Johnny and Carl both recorded for Sun Records, and when Carl had some (self-inflicted) troubles in the late ’60’s and early ’70’s, Johnny added him to the band.

Does hardship make a person stronger? It depends on how you deal with it. Some people hit a "losing streak" and it knocks them out completely; others pick themselves up, set their face like flint, and try again.

Why do we judge ourselves by our intentions, but judge others by their actions? Because we know what we meant to do. We don’t know what they meant to do when they did what they did.

6 thoughts on “Share Your World for January 18, 2021

  1. I love all your answers and that first one sounded right from one of my psychology textbooks. I have wild, wonky dreams to very, very disturbing ones. Last night, I dreamt I was with a group of people( one was from my soap I watch). Most were young and this very strange, disturbed man wanted to follow us. Some made fun of him but then I saw what he did…he was a serial rapist and killer. He made the man watch as he raped his girlfriend and then beheaded her. Yes, I bloody well did dream this last night. It went on from there and we were trying to escape him but also catch him. I have no clue why I had such a disturbing, horrific dream. On to nicer things…I love my unique name and had to correct teachers and everybody else since I was 5 but I love my unique name.

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  2. Thank you John for Sharing Your World! Very interesting description of dreams. I sort of knew some of that information but was very intrigued to read it again. “Sue” indeed had a name that influenced his whole life, the poor guy. I admit I still snicker when I hear that song. Classic! Thanks for all your insightful and thoughtful answers! Have a fun filled week!

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