I have officially been ‘tagged’
- RULE 1: ALWAYS POST RULES
- RULE 2: ANSWER THE QUESTIONS FROM THE PERSON WHO TAGGED YOU ASKED, AND WRITE 11 NEW ONES
- RULE 3: TAG 11 PEOPLE AND LINK THEM TO THE POST
- RULE 4: ACTUALLY TELL THEM YOU TAGGED THEM
Questions from Allypal agirlnamedally (▰˘◡˘▰)
- Would you kill an innocent person if it meant saving dozens of others?
Gee, this is a hard one and it came up in my philosophy class before! Unf despite looking at all the deontologist and consequentialist and all the virtue ethics I still honestly have no idea. Even though it’s one life versus dozens, killing can never quite be justified—but then again I’ve never been in this situation and I hope I never will!
2. Do you believe in ghosts or the afterlife?
I guess I do, since I’m Christian by faith and believe that there is an afterlife!
3. If you were writing your autobiography, what would it be called?
"Procrastination, potatoes, pancakes and peanut butter—why your dark chocolate disappears mysteriously every night"
4. What are your top 5 most played songs?
Right now it’ll have to be Oblivion, Daniel in the Den and Bad_News by Bastille and Afire Love and Bloodstream by Ed Sheeran.
5. If you had to wake up and go to sleep at the same hour (i.e 3am and 3pm) what number would you pick?
7pm and 7am!! Goodness this would be great if I could ever sleep that long—I get to skip nighttime which is my least favourite time of the day and get more morning, which is my favourite time of the day.
6. What is your most embarrassing memory?
I’m quite boring and haven’t gotten into any major mishaps, which might be a blessing or a shame I do not quite know yet. Right now all I can think of is when I called my primary school teacher Mummy by accident or when I tripped on auditorium steps this Saturday, which was rather cringeworthy because of the amount of people watching and the deafening silence that ensued…
7. What are your favourite quotes?
“I would rather be irreverent than irrelevant”—Oscar Wilde
“So fine was the morning except for a streak of wind here and there that the sea and sky looked all one fabric, as if sails were stuck high up in the sky, or the clouds had dropped down into the sea.”—Virginia Woolf
“Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?”—Juvenal
“I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart. I am, I am, I am.”—Sylvia Plath
“No live organism can continue for long to exist sanely under conditions of absolute reality; even larks and katydids are supposed, by some, to dream."—Shirley Jackson
8. Would you rather know how, or when you’re going to die?
I’m not quite sure if this is an either or question or just one question—I wouldn’t want to know any if I could, but if I really had to I would say when. It’ll be better than living my life in fear of a falling rock or an untied shoe or Friday the 13ths, and I’ll be able to tie up as much loose ends as I can before I yknow, kick the bucket.
9. If you could witness any event past, present or future, what would it be?
My birth would be trippy but boring, so I’ll say the fall of the Berlin wall, Jerusalem, ~31-~33 AD between Palm Sunday and Good Friday, or when JK Rowling first entered The Elephant House and started writing Harry Potter. In the future I’d love to see a day where the future generations have finally managed to find complete peace and happiness and have stopped the massive destruction of the earth, fingers crossed that day would happen :-(
10. If you could be immortal for a day, what would you do?
I would run run run to every place that has a war/conflict and destroy all the weapons so no one can fight and then scoop up the innocent civilians and I don’t know be the human shield at the back so they can all run away (??)(maybe a naive and wistful aim but I was listening to the news this morning and the Syria/Israel Palestine/Ukraine Russia news broke my heart), have a massive rapid bake sale since I can’t die from exhaustion and give the money to charities and foundations for places like Somalia and for causes like saving the earth/education for all. I’m counting on the fact that I’ll have the willpower and superhuman strength to do all this since I won’t die from exhaustion.
11. What steps do you think we can all take to make our world a better and more sustainable place?
More love, less hate. There is enough negativity in the world without us adding to it—spread positivity instead! Be kind and forgive—be the bigger, better person. Save water and electricity and food; reuse, reduce and recycle. Walk and cycle sometimes instead of taking the car or taxi, or take public transport instead. Think before you leap. Make pancakes, not war. Be compassionate. Love the other beings on the earth, aka animals and plants. Do unto others as others unto you.
I have schoolwork to do and essays to write and Ally’s questions are fab, so I’m tagging these 11 fab ladies that haven’t already been tagged:
to answer the same questions! x So sorry for the long and rambly post
"tea is just leaf water!" "yeah well coffee is just bean water!" wow, it’s. it’s like everything is made of things. this door is just wood rectangle. this poster is just ink paper. this lemonade is just lemon water. wow, it’s like you can combine ingredients to make things that are more enjoyable than the initial parts of the equation. sure is a magical world we live in
friendly reminder that the golden trio met 23 years today
"Has anyone seen a toad? A boy named Neville’s lost one."