Today, as I was mulling over few questions and answers, in my mind, I was thinking about the past, the present and my future. Then, I thought about all of the Rhetorical Questions, I’ve asked myself and others over the years. I’ve tried to get my family thinking and talking about anything and everything to I could possibly think of to learn more about them and help myself, in order to learn more about me.

I had two questions weighing  heavily on my mind today; the first was a question that  I answered at Wikianswers,
Q: Can you die twice?
I posted an answer to this question and it may not be right answer but, it’s how I felt about it anyway and can that really be wrong or absurd? here was my response…

A: There is an old proverb that says, “You die twice; once when your body dies and once when anyone who remembers you, dies.”

It’s certainly heartening to know that these people are not forgotten; like many of our ancestors, our friends, and relatives. We keep them alive in our thoughts and our hearts.

The other, was a question about gifted children, that came up again this week, when talking to my neighbor. There are two types of gifted children: one kind are Please-ers; My daughter, Mandy falls into this category and my son Steven is the other kind; NOT A PLEASE-R! He is very high minded, independent  and deep thinking.

There is a quote by Winston Churchill that said “An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.” And it really bothers me to think about all the people that she doesn’t cut out of her life in order to please other people.  She’s just, nice. Wouldn’t we be much happier if we could go the rest of our lives without any conflict? without strife, or pain? or mean spirited people? or agitators? instigators? posers? Then why do we feel guilty when we no longer associate ourselves with these qualities? Where is it written that just because you’ve ever known someone, that they must remain in your life? The bible says; to shake the dust off…

Q: Is a “Please(er)” the same as an “Appeaser”?

I know… I know… more rhetorical questions, I guess we can never know all the answers. But at the very least, I do know who to ask…

The more passions and desires one has, the more ways one has of being happy~ Charlotte-Catherine

Julie Miller
Sunday, June 14, 2009

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