Daily Prompt – Overload Alert

“Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense.” — Gertrude Stein
Do you agree?

See, I look at this and interpret ‘information’ as actual information; knowledge; facts etc, not information as ‘oh hey, here’s a photo of my lunch, and a video of some cats’. I call that ‘filler’.

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Dec 16: Imagination vs. Knowledge

Albert Einstein said: “Imagination is more important than knowledge.” Do you agree or disagree?

I certainly don’t call myself an academic. I wasn’t academic at school, although, in saying that, high school was a complete fucking nightmare and nothing but 6 years of emotional abuse and bullying, so I really wanted nothing to do with it.

I’m a creative person.

The statement is a catch-22 to me.

Imagination is more important than knowledge. Without imagination, where is the creativity? Where is the innovation? Where is the artistic expression. Without imagination, my view is that the world would just be cold and clinical. People would do as they were told and nobody would question anything. It would function like clockwork. No emotion. Lifeless and boring.

Knowledge is more important that imagination. Imaginative people are just careless and care-free. They have no structure. Without knowledge, there would be no laws / legislation to determine right and wrong. Knowledge is the foundation of science, and without science we have nothing.  Well, not unless you believe in Jebus?

So I can’t answer this and just pick one, when I can argue for both sides.

But if I had to pick one, I’d still pick imagination.

Day 19 – Accomplishment

What accomplishment are you most proud of?

Thinking back over the years, I really can’t identify any significant achievement I’ve made; goal I’ve reached; award I’ve won that stands out on it’s own. And I haven’t had children, so I can’t be one of those people who harp on about ‘oh the greatest gift I could give to the world is my GREATEST achievement, and that’s my darling children, who just so amazing and talented and good looking – they really do make the world a better place by just existing’.

You know, those people. Ugh.

For me, I would probably say one of the best things I’ve ever achieved was moving out of home when I was 19. Being the ‘sheltered’ country kid moving to the big city and starting a completely new chapter of my life, is probably one of the best things that I have ever done. Social media has allowed me to see what other people I went to school with are doing… and so many of them are still living back in my hometown.



Grossly overweight.

It’s as though they just accepted whatever life threw at them; as though there wasn’t any desire to go off and explore, or be independent in their lives whatsoever. They are the people who settled. They make me feel quite glad that I got out of there. At the same time it’s a bit saddening that they just accepted that lifestyle, regardless of whether it was warranted or not.