If we learn from our mistakes, why are we always so afraid to make them?
I am not convinced that people do learn from their mistakes considering the amount of people who keep making the same ones. It isn’t the mistakes which are the problem but the the consequences and fall out of the mistake which people are scared of.
How do we know that pleasure is good and pain is bad?
Well if you are a sadist the opposite is true….
Pain being bad is actually good because it warns you and stimulates you into defensive action.
Pleasure is only good in small doses because too much will result in indolence and complacency that only results in bad things. Isn’t life wonderfully simple….
What problem or situation did TV / movies make you think would be common, but when you grew up you found out it wasn’t?
Having being bought up in an edge where Public Information films were still supplied to schools I figure drowning in quicksand on the beach would be a far greater concern then it actually is.
I guess having Stag and Hen nights the night before your Wedding would be a far more common occurrence then it actually is and the resulting comic-drama as the Groom-Bride is stuck in the back of beyond with an ever closing window to get to the Church.
Also burials, most funerals these days are cremations but I guess from a visual Media point of view, a burial is a much location and action.
If you drive, do you speed when no one is watching? Have you ever run a red light late at night on purpose, particularly if it doesn’t seem to change very quickly? If you don’t drive, what minor law may you have broken?
The first, not intentionally and considering that most speed camera are fixed and automatically operated it seems pointless. The second, I have on Temporary traffic lights if it has been a ridiculous amount of time on Red and it is obvious the road is clear (this tends to be a night thing as you can see the headlights).
What positive things are you finding to do to occupy your time right now?
Well I am spending time reacquainting myself with the large electric keyboard I own and watching some online tutorials of various tunes I wish to play. I have also been keeping myself doing some odd-jobs around the home, especially after I opened the bedroom window one afternoon and a gust of wind made me realise how desperately I needed to dust some of my shelves. I have also been tidying up the back garden- mostly practical things to spare the insanity. When lock-down is over I think we could all say that the first millisecond of eternity has passed.