P.C.

#223: Is political correctness a useful concept, or does it stifle honest discussion?

I’m going to keep this short as I’ve had an absolutely mental day, with another one directly ahead of me and in all honesty, am just looking forward to my bed!

Political correctness is… actually do you know what, I am way too tired to be tackling such a big subject. A case of “wrong prompt, wrong time”!

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#220: What bores you?

I can’t think of any one thing that I find the most boring, so I’ll do a mini list of the top rankers in no particular order…

1. Laziness – I hate when someone asks you to do something that they are clearly capable of doing themselves, for example, writing an address label. It gets boring after a while…

2. Data entry – even though it’s easy and it allows you to zone out, when you’re faced with hundreds of completed surveys, it makes you want to jump out of a window!

3. Politics.

4. History documentaries… unless it’s the history of Egyptians (of course!).

5. Long queues/waiting around – who doesn’t find this boring?!

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Never

#156: Tell us about a thing you’ll never write about.

Hmmm… that’s a toughie because this WordPress challenge covers a whole array of different topics, so something I mention now is bound to come up soon! Although, looking at the prompts I’ve rebelled against over this year, ignoring the prompts I couldn’t complete as they asked me to involve a colleague (as these types always appeared during press weeks!), the topics include choosing my favourite blog – I have too many to pick just one; writing my own eulogy – aside from it being morbid, I’d only recently lost a family member so couldn’t bring myself to even think about something like that; and politics based prompts. So basically, anything to do with politics or that have a morbid nature are a no no for me and will never have a place on my blog!

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Art appreciation

#120: Do you need to agree with an artist’s lifestyle or politics to appreciate their art? To spend money on it?

I have yet to buy a piece of art in my lifetime, but I don’t think an artist’s lifestyle or political beliefs would affect my appreciation of their work. I think if it’s a good piece, then it’s a good piece. Simples! Of course, if the artist is a criminal or something, I wouldn’t buy it regardless of how good it was, as I wouldn’t want my purchase to appear as if I support their unfortunate choices. I have morals and will stick by them at all times.

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#15: “It’s never a good idea to discuss religion or politics with people you don’t really know.” Agree or disagree?

Since I don’t really have a profound interest in either of them, I generally don’t discuss politics or religion with anyone. I simply agree and understand that people are free to believe in whatever they wish. However, to answer the original prompt, I think it is fine for people to discuss these topics with people they don’t know, so long as it remains a discussion and does not turn into an offensive debate provoking argument or a bid to convert the other individual. It is simply discussing an individuals interest and at the end of the day, that’s how you make connections in society – shared interests!