Sharing my World 3/4/19

What’s the first thing you notice about a person? After I notice the all of them, I will look at their hairline, then their eyes. I have difficulties recognizing people because I’m kind of face blind. I mean, I can tell that this person looks different from that person, but if you say to me, “Do you know this person, have you met them before?” I can usually say with all honesty: “I don’t know.” unless I have met them several times, know them by name and have met them consistently for a while — there’s been no time lapse in our meeting. I mean, if it’s been a while since I’ve seen someone I’ll forget what they look like and I won’t recognize them immediately upon meeting them again. But I digress. I look at someone’s hair because that’s how I recognize people, by their hairline. I then look at their eyes because, as the old saying goes, the eyes are the window to the soul or some such.

What three habits do you feel would improve someone’s life? Eh, Everyone’s different and there’s not one thing that applies to everyone. Well, except that we’re all alive at some point and we will all die. What happens in between those two points is different for every single person. For me? I guess it would be to get a bit more exercise, a little less internet time, and I dunno, stop being so negative about things. I’ve kind of fallen into a negative mindset this past year, and I’m trying to break out of it. Someone told me a long time ago: “Never attribute to malice what can be explained by ignorance” or something like that (hold on, let met look that one up). Okay I was close. It’s called Hanlon’s Razor and it goes: Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity. Now stupidity and ignorance are two different things, but the saying can be applied to both. And I haven’t been using this philosophy when I should. I totally should. People aren’t being malicious, they’re simply being ignorant or stupid. It’s easier to forgive someone who doesn’t know or can’t comprehend the rules than it is to forgive someone who breaks them knowingly and with spite or hatred. But I digress. My main point is that I should honestly stop being as negative as I’ve fallen into being. I don’t like thinking this way. So yeah…

To lighten the mood.

What takes up too much of your time? Would you stop that if you could? So, I posted a bit ago that I play a lot of video games. Whether they take up too much of my time… well, I enjoy playing them. I do. But they do take up a lot of my time. I will admit, dear reader that I sometimes think I should be doing other things, and I’ll put aside the computer to get up and attempt to do those thing but those attempts often end up with me either in pain or breathless (like, I can’t breathe breathless) and I generally end up back in my chair in front of my computer again, playing video games, watching videos on YouTube, or just surfing the internet. You know… stuff.

Video game hours

Let me tell you something, dear reader. While I like playing video games and the other stuff I do while on the computer, I’m still bored out of my mind most of the time. So yeah, I totally would stop if I could. Well, not stop exactly but cut back and do other stuff. I’d still play video games and write in my blog on my downtime, but if I had other things to do and the energy to do them, I’d do those things and play Skyrim as well. Because I don’t think that I’m wasting time with my video game playing ways. It’s not wasting time if I’m having fun. I’m using my time as I see fit. One does not have to be productive 24 hours a day, or even every waking hour of the day. I don’t care what anyone says. If someone wants to spend all of their time being productive, good on them. More power to them. That’s not my way. I’m not hurting anyone by what I do (or don’t do) so… phooey on those who think I’m wasting my time. Live and let live. You know?

Pastries

Cookies (biscuits to those elsewhere), pastries, pie or cake? If not, what does your sweet tooth crave? So, what kind of pastries are we talking about? Bear claws? Honeybuns? Scones? Donuts? Cannoli? Bagels? I like bagels… But even then there are tonnes of bagels out there. Then again, bagels, as a general rule, aren’t sweet. They had this thing at the bagel shop in my university called a “Power Bar” that was kinda sweet. It had dried frutt in it, but it wasn’t a bagel… I’m pretty sure. It was a kind of bread I think. I liked it. I do like me some cookies — and again the choice of cookies are endless. Not to mention that the line between cookies, pastries, and cakes can often cross. I mean look at some types of brownies. They’re basically little cakes, right? And where do cupcakes fit in all of this? or muffins? In the end though, it really doesn’t matter in regards to the question. My sweet tooth craves what it craves, and that differs from day today. Like last week I wanted cookies, but tomorrow it might be chocolate cake, and next week could be ice cream. Right now, I could really go for a Little Debbie Swiss Roll. Don’t ask me why. I don’t know. It’s just what come to mind when I think of sweets.

contentment

Gratitude? Are You Happy? If so, why? If not, why not? I’m… content. I have a roof over my head, a husband whom I love and who loves me, and enough of the basic needs to be satisfied. I’m still coming to grips with being disabled. You’d think I’d be used to it by now, but I’m not — and that’s frustrating to me. I’m trying to look forward to the future with the dream I posted about yesterday. But all in all, I’m content — for the moment. I won’t be truly happy until my mind accepts the fact that I am no longer able bodied. I mean truly accepts and understands it. And that, dear reader, is just something I, myself, have to learn to live with. But I’m okay with content — for now. I’ll work on happiness as time goes on.

Via Melanie’s Share Your World

11 thoughts on “Sharing my World 3/4/19

  1. Marilyn Armstrong

    I am faceblind too. So is Garry. I don’t recognize even familiar people if they are “out of context.” Apparently, this is more common than I thought. Do you also get lost all the time? The two things seem to go together.

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    1. Willow Post author

      I don’t get lost all of the time, but I do get lost in new places. Once I’ve been somewhere, I can find my way back, even years later.

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      1. Marilyn Armstrong

        It was Judy Dykstra-Brown who pinned down the problem. I forget the name.

        “Face blindness is a brain disorder characterized by the inability to recognize faces. Face blindness is thought to be the result of abnormalities, damage, or impairment in the right fusiform gyrus, a fold in the brain that appears to coordinate the neural systems that control facial perception and memory. Face Blindness = Prosopagnosia “

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  2. Prior...

    I liked that quote a lot – the ignorance and stupidity reminder – and sometimes mental illness comes into play – we know someone who has a personality disorder and we have to remind ourselves of this when they say or do certain things

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  3. Melanie B Cee

    Thanks for Sharing Your Perspective on the World this week!! Someone in something I read today (I’m betting it was Ursula – she knows all these technical words for conditions – such as being unable to recognize a face…there’s a term she used that describes that). It’s not uncommon either. I recognize faces all the time, it’s the damned name(s) that escape me.

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