Monday, June 2, 2008

manic monday #119

june 2 2008

You have accomplished a difficult task and hear someone else taking the credit. How do you deal with the situation?

Haha...story of my life.
I've taught my ego to shut up.

Ofcourse there are moments I hate it when people run away with my ideas, but I try to tell myself that it's OK that I myself know where certain improvements came from.

Sometimes, when it's an article or a graphic or photo, I can proof directly it's mine.
Graphical material can be pixeled with a signature or watermarked.
Written material often is deposited. I'm on the official list of authors who are paid for the use of copyright, so ...

In the case I can proof ownership I approach the person involved and carefully state that there has been made a mistake.
When something is stolen intentionally, the reaction says enough.
I'm not afraid to report to the authorities.

But with ideas, it's most often only friends and direct family who know I tried to channel an idea to the person who can take action and change matters.
I'm glad when my criticism and ideas can improve matters and life for others. So so be it.

If you had to marry someone that you presently know unromantically, and spend the rest of your life as their spouse, who would you choose?

Right now... I just don't know.

There's one person I can imagine being part of my old days. He's too much of an individual at the moment to live with someone.

I don't know any men who are about my age and free.

If you knew that in one year you would die suddenly, would you change anything about the way you are living now?

Yep, I would tidy my house.

As a matter of fact I'm high risk due to some diseases that all carry a high risk of heart failure.
I've learned I can't live like this is my last day.

I think I'd have a hard time accepting I can't do a lot of things I thought I'd be able to do later in life.
Travelling, some things to do with music, meeting online friends.

But when life is coming to an end, the focus one has is more and more on a small part of life.

I think I'd miss some friends of the past even more than I do now.
So maybe I'll have a last try to find them.

It all depends so much on why I would die.

But I've always said that when I knew I would die in the near future i would travel to Mali and walk straight into the desert.

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  1. Interesting answers. I once saw a documentary about the desert in Mali - it was a beautiful and fascinating place. Happy MM!

  2. I would like to spend my last days by the ocean.
    Wishing you a long and happy life.
    Take care,

  3. Your answers were so in depth, it was a joy to read them! And...if you can't find any men who are about your age, then maybe some a few years younger :-)

  4. Ohhhh ~ I love your answers! Especially #3, great concept of walking into the desert.

    Thanks so much for visiting mine!

    Have a fabulous week,

  5. Very interesting answers. Have a great evening!

  6. Your answers are very interesting ! I can see that most people had trouble answering question #2 :)

  7. Love the "tidy the house" comment! :-) Why are we all so worried about how people will think of us afterwards?? [I'm the same way]

  8. Q#3 I think I would also have some regrets about the things I didn't accomplish life.


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