Sunday, April 16, 2017

Sunday Stealing

Sunday Stealing: The Place for Pumpkin Questions

1. If "happiness" was the global currency, what kind of work would make you a gazillionaire? I'd work with shelter animals. Adopt, don't shop!

2. Would you break the law to save someone you loved?  And, if so, how far would you be willing to take it? I don't know. I remember having this conversation with my mom and grandmother -- both of whom are gone now -- during the OJ trial. His mother took the stand for him, and at the time it seemed so exploitative it made my skin crawl. So I asked Mom and Grandma what they'd do in Eunice Simpson's position. 

Their answers surprised me. My mother said "yes," she'd show up in court and lie under oath if she had to in order to save her child -- no matter how old that child was or what that child had done. Mom said the maternal instinct to protect was too strong. Grandma said "no." She thought it would be important for her son's soul to pay for what he'd done. (Though it must be said Grandma went to her grave believing OJ was innocent. She simply couldn't believe any man would throw away his wealth and freedom over a woman he'd already divorced.)

3. Is it possible to really know the truth without questioning it first? Wow. I think it depends on the situation, and the truth we're considering.

4. Do you remember that one time . . . oh, about 5 years ago or so . . . when you were really, really upset? Does it really matter now? If not now, then when? Yes. It mattered then and it matters now. It doesn't gnaw at me now like it did then, but thinking about it can still upset me. (Gee, thanks for bringing it back up again!)

5. Is it possible to know, without a doubt, what is good and what is evil? No. Of course not. Because for an act to be truly good or truly evil, intent and motive must be considered. Only God can see what's in another's heart. I'm not arrogant enough to think I have that ability.

6. What would you do differently if you knew nobody would judge you? I'd do karaoke.

7. Would you rather have less work to do, or more work you actually enjoy doing? More work I enjoy.

8. Would you rather be an anxious genius, or a tranquil fool? I've thought about this often. Tranquil fool, definitely!

9. Are you more worried about doing things right, or doing the right things? Yes. (I put a lot of pressure on myself sometimes.)

10. How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are? 45.



  1. I think I missed the memo about #1. So far I am the only one who didn't say working with rescue animals or something about animals. I love them, though!
    Interesting answer for #2. I would be in agreement with your grandmother. I wouldn't lie under oath to save my child if I knew they had done wrong. It would break my heart and I would still love them, but I wouldn't rescue them from the consequences of their actions.
    Ditto, on #9, but I blame my dad. His voice and standards still ring in my head.
    Happy Easter!

  2. I am glad your mom would step up to save you, regardless. We all need to know somebody's in our corner no matter what. (And I didn't get the memo on #1 either).

    45 is a good age choice. My 40s were probably my best decade. I just wish I'd taken a little better care of my body.

  3. If I'd have done these, I would have answered work with animal rescue,too. I'd fly places with animal rescue, and save street dogs and cats.

  4. Sadly, animal rescuers are never gazillionaires. They are the ones who are vounteering or working overtime without pay.

    Liked your answer to the OJ question. "Depends on the situation" is definitely the proper answer. I don't think I could commit perjury for my child, but I might kill someone who put his/her life in danger.

  5. I answered age 35 for the last one because most people guess that's what my age actually is. But I like being in my 50s.


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