Question of the Day – No. 181 From your perspective, what is the most valuable skill you have? Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrMoreLinkedInRedditPinterestPocketTelegramWhatsAppSkypeEmailLike this:Like Loading... 97 thoughts on “Question of the Day – No. 181” Add yours Imagination LikeLiked by 5 people Reply Indeed, the most valuable skill for a writer. 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Most definitely. My husband has learned to assume all of my dreams are ‘wild’ every day. LOL LikeLiked by 1 person Reading. LikeLiked by 3 people Reply What are the top 5 books you would label as a “must read”? LikeLike Reply > What are the top 5 books you would label as a “must read”? 1. Something Fresh (New) P.G. Wodehouse 2. Three Men in a Boat J.K. Jerome 3. Once On a Time A.A. Milne 4. Little White Bird J.M. Barrie LikeLiked by 1 person May I say one? Well I will advice one and give an opinion, and we all know an opinion is neither right nor wrong. “The Four Agreements” I choose this as it changes our ability to see things different, it’s not a long read, but I guarantee it will change some thing for you xx something is always better then nothing x LikeLiked by 1 person Yes, thank you! It’s the one written by Don Miguel Ruiz? LikeLiked by 1 person I’ve read it three times, I often go back to it, when I’m feeling sorry for myself ha xxx LikeLiked by 1 person Thought process…. 🙂 LikeLiked by 3 people Reply That is indeed a valuable skill! LikeLike Reply Overthinking😁😃 LikeLiked by 9 people Reply I’m so glad you can see overthinking as a valuable skill 😀 LikeLiked by 2 people Reply 😁😁 LikeLiked by 1 person My imagination and writing skills. Still, both can be terrifying. LikeLiked by 3 people Reply I guess this means that both are very powerful 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply My friends have said so, after reading a story intro. I wish if I feel as a powerful writer. LikeLiked by 1 person Empathy. It’s a blessing and a curse. LikeLiked by 11 people Reply I agree, I’d say the same LikeLiked by 5 people Reply Same here. LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Interesting. Can you please give an example with empathy being a curse? LikeLiked by 2 people Reply I feel things too deeply, especially other people’s pain. It makes me too understanding when people hurt me…I forgive easily, and often end up getting hurt again in the same way by the same person. Or staying in relationships and situations I don’t really want to be in. I would choose to have less empathy if I could. My life would be much better. Much, much better. LikeLiked by 1 person Having empathy is a great gift, never see it as a curse! A lot of people unfortunately lack the ability to have an empathetic ear. To forgive someone also does not determine your too forgiving , it can just merely mean you are forgiving someone for yourself, we don’t always forgive people for them we do it for us, to have anger is to have negativity, we need more positive! And if you look into the kind things you do , it’s positive, and if it becomes to much, just pull away a bit. Keep the positive and release the negative x LikeLiked by 2 people I can understand the way you see empathy….it is a great thing to have it. Unfortunately, when you have too much of it, you become overwhelmed by other people’s pain and it’s hard to breathe, let alone deal with your own problems. Takes a lot of alone time to process things. Very difficult to just keep the positive and release the negative. But I agree that too many people seem to lack empty altogether. LikeLiked by 2 people Just a little help for you maybe, if you learn a coping mechanism of some sort, I can help you with that, especially if you have your own struggles too, then I can help you to send your heart in a different way, seems harsh but it’s not, I have MS so my wording might not come out right so please excuse! I think it’s amazing you have empathy so much, but a concern you take to much on and find it hard to not let it manifest, so try processing what you have for your self and leave what you want for others, and remember in your minds eye that having forgiveness is not always for the person your are forgiving but yet see it as a positive that you have done it for yourself, so you don’t carry the burden of hatred or worry because you forgave so you don’t have these feelings. If at any time you need anyone to talk to then please don’t hesitate x I think your an amazing person to have empathy for others, thankyou for that, from me xxxx LikeLiked by 2 people Thank you for your kind words, I appreciate them. Your wording is absolutely fine! It’s me that doesn’t really have the words to explain it very well…in my younger years I tried all kinds of coping mechanisms…the only thing that really works is to limit the amount of time I spend around people. And to choose the people I spend time around very carefully. Some people are just emotional vampires. LikeLiked by 1 person Yes if it’s having an impact on your life/ health, then you should reevaluate what your doing who is having an impact and keep it simple, it doesn’t make you a bad person, then when your in a better place then you can start again, as it sounds like you have been a shoulder for a lot of people and it’s manifested its self on you and had a massive impact! So think of you first as your emotional well being is most important xx LikeLiked by 2 people Thank you…and thanks for taking the time to comment…I really appreciate it 🖤 LikeLiked by 1 person Thankyou for taking the time to talk, much appreciated, and any time I’m just right here x LikeLiked by 2 people Solving problems LikeLiked by 3 people Reply What type of problems do you solve on a daily basis? LikeLike Reply I am nurturing, and fiercely loyal. LikeLiked by 4 people Reply How awesome it would be if loyalty would keep communities together, not a set of laws. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Awesome x infinity! LikeLiked by 1 person Creativity LikeLiked by 3 people Reply What thing you created you’re the most proud of? LikeLike Reply I turned a textbook into a memoir type art piece. LikeLiked by 1 person Wow! That’s awesome! 😀 LikeLike Not panicky during emergency situations and always prepared for anything (have a plan for any situation imaginable) LikeLiked by 4 people Reply I guess that you being prepared is what keeps you from panicking during emergency situations. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply True. I’m also prepared for not being prepared. LikeLiked by 1 person Which is the toughest. LikeLike I always say what would I do in a deserted place.. I’d make and take needs to make water to build shelter, I’m so calm I’m almost relaxed 😂😂😂 LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Learning foreign languages and keep cool in stressing situations 🙂 LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Keeping cool in stressful situations is indeed an awesome skill! 🙂 LikeLike Reply The ability to wait. There’s this ‘test’ that can be done on children (and some adults); put a cookie in front of them. Tell them that if they don’t eat the cookie right now, you’ll bring a second cookie later. If they do happen to eat the cookie before you come back, no second cookie. Look at the videos on YouTube, it’s amazing. Those kids go through hell deciding. Back when I was that age, I would have just eaten the cookie. Since then I’ve learned to be patient. I want that second cookie, darnit! LikeLiked by 2 people Reply I know this experiment. Thank you for reminding me! Instant reward versus a potentially better one. Maybe it’s a sign we get used to having things NOW, which can be harmful (or at least, not helpful) in long term. LikeLike Reply Empathy LikeLiked by 3 people Reply That is one of the keys for improving our communication with other people. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Very much so. LikeLiked by 1 person Resourcefulness LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Can you give an example when this resourcefulness had to do its “thing”? LikeLiked by 1 person Reply The very first time I had to be resourceful as an adult, I was 19, 5 months pregnant and with a 9 month old baby. I left my husband who was physically, emotionally, sexually, and financially abusive. I had no money, no car, no friends as he kept me isolated, and my family refused to help me because I had ‘eloped’. I was told, “You made your bed…” It took me 3 days of calling to be admitted into a battered women’s shelter. During that time, I stayed with a neighbor’s friend. While in the shelter, I availed myself to all services–legal, peer group, and individual therapy. The resource manager helped me apply cash aid; which, I never knew existed as I had lived a sheltered life in a strict, overprotective, Catholic, military family before I left home. I saved up the money in order to get my own apt in a short 45 days. After getting my own place and giving birth to the child I had been pregnant with, I went to college. I took only the courses I needed to get a good paying job with the County Department of Health Services. As a low income single mom, I researched all of the resources I could use to give my children a good quality of life with healthy food, nice clothes, extra-curricular activities, and even some material things that they wanted. Even though we didn’t have much, we were very happy. LikeLiked by 1 person WOW! This is just amazing! A few people have the strength to do what you did! LikeLiked by 1 person Thank you. 💖 Going through that prepared me for everything that came after by teaching me how to be resourceful. 😊 LikeLiked by 1 person Observation. A blessing & curse LikeLiked by 1 person Reply How come you consider observation being a curse? LikeLike Reply Because you notice everything even when you don’t want to notice LikeLiked by 1 person The ability to accept people as they are, where they are. It keeps my stress level down and reduces unnecessary conflict in my life so that I can focus on things that matter to me. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply That is a great skill indeed! True acceptance is so hard to find these days… usually people pretend to do it because that’s “politically correct”, not because they try to understand. LikeLiked by 2 people Reply The ability to think clearly and be calm despite what’s happening around me. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Have you always been able to do this? LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Most of the time. LikeLiked by 1 person Awesome! LikeLiked by 1 person I could probably provide a few answers to this, but I will say writing in this case. It’s something that is starting to put me in contact with other people in life, such as writing up the character stories for someone’s card game. It’s a skill that has a physical outcome and thus why I consider it most important, as it leads to opportunities in life. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply My heart rate increased a little thanks to your comment because I too believe writing is more than just writing 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Of course! 😛 LikeLiked by 1 person Wow!!! I absolutely adore your questions! Mine is I’m Empathic LikeLiked by 1 person Reply I love that you adore it! 😀 Have you ever been emphatic or is it something you picked up along the way? LikeLiked by 1 person Reply See now that is a fun pointless overthinking question 🙃😊 lol 😂 I’m a major over thinker so I can appreciate the beauty and art of over thinking 🤔 💭 So to answer that question, both… It was always a natural ability however with time, wisdom, life experience it can grow to the point that you can relate to people and put yourself in their shoes (so to speak) in situations you have never even been through… when I was younger it was only easy to relate to people and situations I personally knew. I hope that fully answers this particular question but I look forward to and hope for more because this is quite a fun exchange. LikeLiked by 2 people Interesting perspective! I hope you’ll find more food for thought around here 😀 LikeLiked by 1 person Love😊 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Awesome 🙂 LikeLike Reply Listening people. (Still in the process). LikeLiked by 1 person Reply People need more people with this skill around them! It’s awesome that you consider this as one of your skills even though it’s still in the process 🙂 LikeLike Reply It is hard to say. I speak 4 languages at a native level, I have photographic memory, I can draw and paint effortlessly, so, I do a lot of art. My memory works in a very logical way, I can figure out everything, so on. I suppose, it is not being afraid to take on anything new and try new things. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply This last one is probably the most valuable skill that helped you get the other ones. LikeLike Reply Curiosity and passion to learn😃 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Our whole life is a learning process so it’s awesome if you have a passion to learn 😀 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply My most valuable skill I have is curiosity. I believe this because it pushes me to learn something new daily. My curiosity leads me to reach for dreams and goals that I wouldn’t think possible normally. It challenges me to find new things about the world and myself. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Nothing would’ve been created without it 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply The ability to show love and help with no return LikeLiked by 1 person Reply To give without expectations is one of the greatest skills! Congratulations! 🙂 LikeLike Reply Thankyou! Not that I need a thankyou as I said it’s just something I do.. I’m mid way finishing my training for counselling, before I got sick I was heavy in work loaf and had a charity, but unfortunately due to sickness I was in hospital a lot, but I set up another on line charity and now in remission I’m finishing my practitioner client skills, to be able to work around my illness, but thankyou for commenting back to me, very kind of you to acknowledge me x LikeLiked by 1 person This is just awesome! You’re very strong and you do something with it! I hope more people can be like you! LikeLiked by 1 person You inspired me totally today ha! So I wrote a post I don’t know how to tag someone but I’m learning, but thankyou for your inspirational true questions, and an interesting read of the views of others xxx LikeLiked by 1 person Thank you so much! I do try to bring my best so others can be inspired to do the same! 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person You allways do x LikeLiked by 1 person My ability to make and keep friends LikeLiked by 1 person Reply So it is easy for you to make friends? What do you do to keep them? LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Friendship is all about give and take. You have to be available and loyal. Check out my blog on that topic https://live-balancinglifewithjovita.com/2018/05/31/you-have-to-be-a-good-friend-to-have-good-friends/ LikeLiked by 1 person Thank you for sharing! 😀 LikeLiked by 1 person Curiosity LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Awesome! how do you use it? LikeLike Reply It sparks a genuine interest trying to learn new things like painting, acting, a new language; or I use it to build new networks by trying to get to know others more LikeLiked by 1 person I devote myself to what I believe in. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply What do you believe in? LikeLike Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... 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