LAGNIAPPE - A LITTLE SOMETHING EXTRA

MORE THINGS TO PONDER CONTINUED

It is Sunday afternoon here in Arizona. The weather is beautiful and I really should be out doing things. But, I prefer to stay in, read and ponder things. I turn to my computer to give me ideas that I would probably never think of, but they do deserve some thought.

Sometimes asking ourselves the right questions can do a lot to help us see life from a whole different perspective.

There are some questions that can be life-changing, if we raise them, contemplate on them, and try to answer them. This, however, can be achieved only if we ask those questions with full honesty.

Here are a few such questions to ponder:

I have answered some but must, well, you know, ponder most!!

  • If you were going to die tomorrow, what would you do today?
  • If you had the opportunity to be different, what would you change about yourself?
    • I would be less judgmental and more open to others opinions, even if I didn’t agree with them
  • If you could change one thing in the world, what would it be?
  • If you could choose to live anywhere in the world, where would you prefer to live?
    • England at the moment, but that is subject to change as I read more books about far away places
  • If you could commit any crime and get away with it, what would you do?
  • What would you do if you found the wallet of your next door neighbor who you hated?
    • I would return it to him. Crime never pays.
  • If you could have any car you wanted, which car would you choose? Would it be practical or flashy?
    • I would purchase a Jeep Rubicon Wrangler in either bright red or chartreuse. I have a Jeep Renegade now and have had Jeeps before. Good reliable automobiles.
    • If you could be famous (a household name), what would you like to be famous for?
      • Writing a book.
  • If you had one wish, what would you wish for?
    • Enough money to travel extensively.
  • If you could do any job, what would you like it to be?
    • Own or manage a book store
  • If you were asked to speak to a graduating class, what would you say?
  • If you were given a choice between being given great wisdom or great wealth, which would you choose?
    • Great wealth. Sorry, I’m shallow I suppose.
  • If you were given the opportunity to be born again, how would you change how you lived?
  • If you were walking through the forest and you suddenly saw a tiger, what would you do?
    • Stand very still and hope he didn’t eat me.
  • If you were told you had a terminal illness and had six months to live. What three things would be most important for you to do?
    • Spend time with my loved ones.
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  • f you could say a sentence which the whole world could hear, what would you say?
  • If you were given a choice to live as long as you want, how long would you like to live?
  • If you could only see three people for the rest of your life, who would they be?
    • This is the easiest. My two wonderful sons and my soul mate.


Here are five of just some things that I don’t think about often, but when I do, I am puzzled. The English language is a very hard language to master by someone trying to master it as a second language. I believe it. I’m going to list a few things that make me think. Some I have seen before over the years and others are new to me. I found them interesting.

WHY IS AN ALARM CLOCK GOING “OFF” WHEN IT ACTUALLY TURNS ON?

     Before your head hits the pillow at night, you have to set your alarm to go off at a certain time. But aren’t you really telling it to turn on at a certain time, so that it wakes you up? This is one of the unanswerable questions about life that might not matter much, but makes you think.

IF A PERSON TOLD YOU THEY WERE A PATHOLOGICAL LIAR, WOULD YOU BELIEVE THEM?

  Pathological liars never really tell the truth, so it’s hard to believe a word that comes out of their mouths. So if they claim they’re a pathological liar, are they being honest for once?

IS THERE ANOTHER WORD FOR SYNONYM

Synonyms are words that have the same meaning as another word. It would be ironic if ‘synonym’ did not have a synonym, but no words come to mind.

WHAT IF THERE WERE NO HYPOTHETICAL SITUATIONS?

This question is a hypothetical one, which is what makes it so ironic. You can’t imagine a world without hypothetical situations unless you’re thinking about a hypothetical situation.

That’s all of today. I’m sure I’ll find some other things to sit and waste time thinking about when I’m not reading.
Until next time……….farewell!!!!

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