Cee’s questions this week in her Share Your World challenge were inspiring to me, so I am participating (and wish I did more often, because her questions are often thought-provoking and leading to revealing something of ourselves). If you haven’t Shared Your World, head over to the link above and write something about yourself!
If you were having difficulty on an important test and could safely cheat by looking at someone else’s paper, would you do so?
In fact, I have done this – well, a long time ago. I was in junior high and had been taken out of school to take a trip to the eastern USA with my parents. I didn’t do much of my homework while I was away (except Spanish, because that was my favorite subject), so when I got back, I wasn’t prepared for the test on the book we were supposed to have finished for English class.
Also in junior high, I cheated on a science test by looking at my neighbor’s paper, mainly because I simply didn’t understand the concepts.
However, this is not something I would do nowadays and I never did it again from high school on!
What things in nature do you find most beautiful?
Nearly everything…brilliant sunsets, the colors of autumn, flowers, and watching nature unfold – there is nothing more exciting than in the spring seeing the plants push up from underground, and transform into snowdrop flowers, daffodils or tulips.
Complete this sentence: When I travel I love to….see as much as possible! Photograph everything – I love to be able to wander around freely to take pictures. I also love interacting with local people and learning about their culture and their lives.
What inspired you or what did you appreciate this past week? Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination.
I read a short column in Time magazine by Dan Rather, in which he says it’s good to have tolerance, but that is not enough. Tolerance doesn’t require true interaction with others who are different from ourselves, we just have to accept them.
Tolerance and segregation can live side by side. Tolerance doesn’t require any work on either side’s part to discuss those issues that separate us. From tolerance, we need to move toward inclusion. Inclusion requires interaction and dialogue with others, not just acceptance. Inclusion means we are not afraid to have a debate with people who think differently from ourselves.