A real doozy of prompts. I have been AFK for remote schooling, so I haven’t been checking email.
What is a life lesson you feel everyone can benefit from learning?
Embrace being the side character. In the view of nearly everyone in this world, that’s what you are. Don’t think about policy in terms of if it helps you, think about whether it helps society. If someone is going through stuff, don’t make their experience about you, because you are the side character to their processing. Just support them or give them space (or whatever else they express). Don’t assume that your neurological status is the default. Put it in perspective if your cousin’s friend’s testicles swell up after getting the vaccine. Did he also get kicked by an ox? Just because you heard a story, doesn’t mean it’s the story. Put yourself in the backseat once in awhile.
What is a cause you’re passionate about and why?
Social systems that actually work. Why: because hello? Our entire country is completely broken?
What is a superpower you’d love to have?
I’m mad because I read two other responses to this prompt before answering it myself. I usually try to avoid reading any other prompts before replying. Right now, I’d have to say “be able to focus at will” because I have two 10 year olds getting up to hijinks and shenanigans while I’m trying to work (and blog). But if you ask me another time, it’ll be something else.
What book is next on your reading list?
The first of the Witcher books. We’ve played the game, and we’re watching the show. I didn’t realize it was based on a book, so here we are. I’m finishing a senior community murder mystery first (the murder wasn’t in the senior community).