Why do we dream?
No one knows this for sure, but I think this happens because our minds like to stay occupied while our bodies are regenerating. Since there is no good way to study why people dream and also because our memories tend to fade quickly after we wake up, this may be related to certain circuits in your brain rewiring themselves to take in events and preserve information, thus stimulating neuron activities that manifest as our dreams, but what the hell do I know anyway, as I am not Sigmund Freud.
Do you think a person’s name influences the person they become?
That is quite possible as the boy named Sue grew up to be a tough son of a bitch.
Does hardship make a person stronger? (example: What doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger)
German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche thought this was true and I tend to agree, but I don’t think this works for continued failure. If you get up after being knocked down, you may learn to duck next time, but if you keep getting knocked down continuously, the only thing that you will learn is that it is better to stay down and this will make you weaker.
Why do we judge ourselves by our intentions, but judge others by their actions?
Stephen M.R. Covey the American writer and public speaker and the author of the book The SPEED of Trust said this and it makes sense to me. If we do something wrong, we try to rationalize how we didn’t mean for that outcome to end the way it did, or perhaps that we really did it for some good reason. However, when other people do something wrong, we never give them that same slack, because we don’t know them as we do ourselves and we just assume that they are wrong. Everyone is biased on certain issues and we hold ourselves to a different level of accountability than we do for others, so we judge ourselves by our intentions, and others by their actions.
I heard that there is a chance that the Covid19 vaccination might come into my neighborhood and that would make me very happy.
Written for Melanie’s sparksfromacombustiblemind’s Share Your World.