Thursday, August 20, 2020

Questions to Ponder

I worked with a guy decades ago, who met Richard Nixon, long after he had left office.  Nixon was out for a walk in a park watching the fish in the pond, and remarked "I wonder how fish sleep?" A really deep question, so today a few deep questions to ponder. 
  • Do fish dream? 
  • Is it strange that human kinds greatest predators, are so tiny you can not see them unaided? 
  •  Are we more afraid of bears, or are bears more afraid of us?
  • If you could live forever, would you want to? 
Questions to think about, but to serious for a Sunday five. 



 

15 comments:

  1. Nixon might have done better to ponder how he himself slept at night.
    No bears here but we learnt to be afraid of them in Canada.
    I don't want to live forever, but I would like to know what the world will be like in 2050 and 2100. Can you sort that for me at all?

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    1. 2015 and 2100, more of the same, only different. Still no flying cars or personal jet backpacks.

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  2. Well, no pondering needed for that final question. No. Emphatically, no.

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  3. 1 - of course!
    2 - like COVID-19 germs
    3 - humans are more afraid of bears (with good reason)
    4 - I wanna make it to 100, then croak

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    1. But being that you are only 29, that is a lot of years to go

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  4. 1. I think so .....
    2. Not at all ...David and Goliath.
    3. I think it's equal.
    4. It might be fun to see what live evolves into in all those years, but then you'd be outliving every single person you ever knew, so .... nah.

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  5. I would want to live forever only if I could be young, beautiful and rich while doing so.

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    1. Great plan, some of us are already past that point

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  6. Wow, these got the old brain cells clicking this morning. I'll say:
    1. No
    2. I hadn't thought about that before but it is ironic.
    3. I think the fear is just about equal
    4. No

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    1. The things my brain comes up with.

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  7. 1 - I believe all animals dream ... including fish and fowl!
    2 - Like the current virus and viral germs!
    3 - People are more afraid of bears!
    4 - I do not want to still be here at 100! Ugh! NO!!!

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  8. I do not worry about fish; overall I am not afraid of bears they seem to be a friendly bunch provided they are not fed buns and things.

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