Daily Prompt: Lucky Star

Today is your lucky day. You get three wishes, granted to you by The Daily Post. What are your three wishes and why?

Photographers, artists, poets: show us WISHES.

Just a quick notice – yesterday I did write a Daily Prompt post, however when I clicked ‘Publish’ it said it had done so, but actually hadn’t. So please go and check it out if you can – you can find it here.

I have lots of desires at the moment, however I am the worst person at making decisions. For example, when I go to a nearby shop at around 8pm looking for chocolate to satisfy afternoon cravings I often spend around ten minutes just trying to make a choice from the vast variety of confectionary which seems to engulf you at that point in time!

I have always wondered why people, when presented with a situation like this, don’t ask for unlimited amounts of wishes. Perhaps a protagonist in a story, such as Aladdin, finds that such an opportunity is special in its own right, and therefore should be experienced and enjoyed as a finite resource. I think that this can be applied to so many different situations in life. People don’t appreciate the little, special things in life, and they should! My three wishes would be these:

  • That people could appreciate the little things in life to the full, without the distraction of the human want for ‘more’
  • That the other two wishes go to someone else who deserves them more than I do

Other wishes:

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Daily Prompt: Karma Chameleon

Apologies folks, this said it had published yesterday but hadn’t – I hope this still satisfies!

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This just in: let’s pretend that science has proven that karma is a thing. Your words and actions will influence what happens to you in the future. How (if at all) will you change your ways?

Photographers, artists, poets: show us CIRCLE.

Hello everyone! I’m in a surprisingly cheery mood today, although I am no doubt going to be panicking be the end of the day! I had best just go with the flow anyways, which brings me onto what I’m going to say.

Many a time on this blog have I said that I believe in, more or less, going with the flow. I think that living life to the full is to experience as much as you can, and I think that being too actively involved in choosing what you do (including planning ahead by miles) can lead to a less vibrant and varied life. Karma is something I like the idea of – it’s fun, and I think that life’s little surprises are what make it worth living. That being said, I don’t believe in karma as such, although I do believe that your actions will influence what ultimately becomes of you.

I attended a kind of philosophy event today. It was a small, group discussion consisting of a few students who were more informed and experienced than I in philosophy, as well as a lecturer and another philosophy teacher standing by. It was a one off thing, so I thought I might enjoy it – after all, my mother took a philosophy degree and still talks a lot about philosophy, so I thought I wasn’t completely out of my depth. The discussion started off with your typical philosophical question: a man goes to prison, and has all the things he desires – TV, music, books, food, warmth, a new friend who he shares a cell with and gets on really well with – but he cannot leave, however this doesn’t matter to him as he has no desire to leave. The question was “Is the man free?”. And it went on and on for about an hour. I didn’t say a thing – when it comes to discussions I tend not to take part and just soak up all the ideas.

At the end, the lecturer made us all stand up (it was a small group of about a dozen), and started a word game whereby you went round in a circle and each said a word that had nothing to do with the idea that preceded it. It was very fun, and we did very well – only one person went out of the game due to saying something that rhymed with my concept. My favourite round went something like this:

“Blue”

“The letter ‘M'”

“Incongruity”

“Wood”

“Blasphemy”

Anyways, back to the idea of being free. I think the reason I like the idea of karma is because it’s fun, however I don’t think anyone likes the idea that they’re not in control of their own lives. However, we’re all constrained by limitations – we can never be truly free because in order to be so, you would have to be omnipotent. So dude, go with the flow! No way am I going to change what I’m doing at the moment, because life is experience!

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Daily Prompt: The Outsiders

Tell us about the experience of being outside, looking in — however you’d like to interpret that.

Photographers, artists, poets: show us OUTSIDE.

I have spoken of, on this blog, of the bullies I had to put up with at primary school and early high school. It was torture. I was a small kid, the youngest in his year by several months, from the rural countryside with a slight lisp (which left as I moved towards upper primary). I had just moved to the city to attend school, and I was travelling for two hours up and two hours back in a car to get to and from school. Exhausting physically and mentally on an eight year old kid who knew nothing of city life, who got a bad time from inconsiderate teachers who knew nothing of the feeling of being on the outside.

People underestimate the power of small kids on other kids. Even in what I thought was a modern society to be growing up in I got a bad time, and this affected my schoolwork. I got annoyed, I got stressed out – yet I managed to keep myself in check better than the bullies who got away with murder, so to speak. It’s frustrating even now for me to have someone disregard your efforts, through all you may encounter in life.  Some people may say that by hating others disregarding your efforts you are a self-centred person. Well it’s the exact opposite because I hate being centre of attention, I generally don’t think about myself.

I spent last night writing two pages of thoughts (which I never do) on paper, explaining to myself what I feel like, gaining some kind of idea of what might be the cause of what I’m feeling right now, even if it isn’t dealing with bullies. Complications have made me somewhat uneasy and now I have this buzzing energy inside my head, noticeably at night, like I’m on edge. This has resulted in a week’s worth of insomnia. I’d prefer not to say what it is that’s bothering me on the blog, but I can tell you this: I feel like I did. I feel like an outsider. I feel like my efforts are doing no good. I want to do good. I heard a Priest (which is surprising since I am not religious in any shape or form) tell the story of the three brothers, the camels and the Magi, which is also a popular maths puzzle. Despite not being religious there is a lesson learnt here:

“No matter how poor you are, you can share and give emotionally, physically and in your worldly belongings. By not sharing and giving these things, even if you yourself are poor, you will never get anything out of it. Nothing will come of it. But by sharing you will help. You may [such as in the story he told] even get a profit.”

It caught my ear, because it is of particular relevance to myself. I give. I am actively giving more. I am actively learn how to give more. But what happens when you lose faith in yourself? What happens when you feel singled out? You begin to feel on the outside.