Tomorrow is the 1st July, a brand new financial year. One wonders what is in store for us in the next twelve months? The last six months have been a roller coaster of an upheaval, you cannot argue that. I spent a good deal of time sulking about it, but now I try to look on the positives and there have been some. Granted I cannot travel, but we have done some day trips, reconnected with nature and spent time in the gardens. I have spent time learning, growing and creating as well. I think some of my recent work has been some of my best yet.
Let’s move on to this week’s SYW Questions;
Must we have evidence to know the truth? The truth is a funny thing, it is like beauty and only exists in the eye of the beholder. History is often written by the victors and shows a veiled truth of their version of events. Some people tell themselves something so often that a fiction can become the truth. What is the truth? But evidence? I guess you need to separate faith from truth to begin with, they are not the same. But evidence can be skewed, and the truth can get twisted. People have been convicted on evidence that was tainted and twisted. Guilty people have been freed by same. One person version of the truth, can be different from another when asked about the same series of events. It’s gets complicated, hence why I am not a judge, lawyer or lawmaker.
How much control does a person have over their life? Have you ever seen the movie The Matrix? I often wonder if in part some of that holds true. We think we have control over our lives, but the opposite is often the case. Look at COVID19, many of us were happily living our life, thinking we had everything under control and BAM! World wide pandemic and lockdown. I guess the reality is we only have control over HOW we handle our circumstances, not WHAT is actually happening around us.
What is gravity and how does it work? The smart alec in me wants to say a lack of jokes, but that’s not the sort of gravity you after, right? It the centrifugal force that holds everything down isn’t it? Please don’t make me google it before my second cup of coffee. I know without gravity we would all float off the surface of the earth and gravity is different on different planets, or so they tell me.
Can a person be happy if they have never experienced sadness? How about vice versa? This is a really good question. I think the answer is Yes. Just look at a child, very few children have actually suffered real sadness (I hope), yet they can experience sheer joy at the simplest things. They have nothing to base their happiness on, apart from HOW they feel. Sure they learnt disappointment and loss of small items, but not the big stuff. Sure there are sadly kids out there who suffer everyday, but I have still seen joy on their faces too. I think sadness can actually taint happiness. What once gave you joy, seems silly and inconsequential after a huge loss and deep sadness. True sadness can make you appreciate happiness more, but I don’t think it stops you from experiencing it, I think makes it difficult to achieve.
I try to be grateful everyday for everything I have, I have lived a good live and I lack for nothing, not really. But I can still appreciate the little things. On Saturday I visited the Zoo with my Husband and eldest daughter. We had a wonderful day, full of laughter, fun and companionship. Sure we all live together, but rarely DO things all together. Our love of animals brought us together in the early hours to stand and marvel at some delightful African animals. My favourites were the lions, the hippos and the cheetah.
I hope you all have a safe and enjoyable week…
~ Julz, xo