Category Archives: question

Three doors – Suggestions?

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Just a Dream.”

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“You’re having a nightmare, and have to choose between three doors. Pick one, and tell us about what you find on the other side.”..

For this one I don’t want to suggest the three doors and what lies behind them. I would like others to suggest what may lie behind the three doors I have to choose from. So please, make a suggestion and I will answer as open and truthfully as I can.

Blo88er

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Thinking out Loud – (In English)

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I had a funny thought today whilst travelling home from the office. I heard two people having a conversation in a different language, possibly Italian. I was thinking how I am impressed at those people who can speak a number of different languages, and some so fluently.

It must take some amount of time and dedication to learn  new language, one that you have not been brought up with, one that breaks the rules of the language you know.

It got me thinking. The Italian couple I over heard on my commute, hear each other in Italian, the same as I do. But they also think in Italian, assuming this is their native language. I think in English, I can so some basic thinking in French, but my mind automatically translates this.

If there is anyone reading this who is fluent in a few different languages, please share.. Do you think in the language of you native tongue? or do you sometimes think in a foreign language ?. What decides which language you think in? .. If you are having a conversation with someone in a foreign language, do you think in your own and translate before you speak.

Thinking about this (in English), is what lead me to my final thought on language with thought. One I cannot get my head around. If I speak to my dog, he recognises certain words, only because he associates them with a certain behaviour. But .. when he hears me say something and he follows the behaviour or action I have commented.. how does he think?

If animals do not speak, and do not communicate verbally, how do they think?. If they do not have a spoken language, then what language do they think in? Do they not have conscience ? Do they not think but only do or do not?.

What do you think ?

Blo88er

One Question

“If you had to come up with one question, the answer to which would determine whether or not you could be friends with a person you’ve just met, what would it be? What would the right answer be?”

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In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Litmus, Litmus on the Wall.”

If I had one question, which would determine whether or not you could be friends with a person I had just met, I know what it would be…

The question would be ..

“If you had to come up with one question, the answer to which would determine whether or not you could be friends with a person you’ve just met, what would it be? What would the right answer be?”

I think the answer to this question, might tell you far more than most others. Can someone really know everything they need to know about someone based on one question? . Should a potential friendship rely on someone getting one single answer correct ?.

I think if I asked someone this question, I would look for them to decline. I think i would look for some acknowledgment that this is a difficult question to answer, as a friendship is far more complex than sharing one particular view.

Answer the question as I just have or respond that you couldn’t judge something so special on the basis of one question, then that .. that ..would be the right answer to my question..

Maybe I have cheated, but thats my answer.

Blo88er

Help needed!

Being new to WordPress, I have been struggling to work this out 😦

I am trying to work out how to get my posts to show under my headings in the menu bar for e.g. “about, contact me and little extras’  know how to create a new page which I will call “blogs”, but cannot get any blogs I write to appear under this when you click on it.

Best example is if I created a page on the bar called travel posts, I would want any posts written about my travels, to appear under this when clicked..

I don’t want anyone to have to scroll all through my home page to read my posts so want to get them under relevant headings.

Can anyone help with how this is done ?