Question of the Day – No. 214 What would you like to do, but you think you can’t? Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrMoreLinkedInRedditPinterestPocketTelegramWhatsAppSkypeEmailLike this:Like Loading... 93 thoughts on “Question of the Day – No. 214” Add yours Meet someone special and move in together. LikeLiked by 4 people Reply What is the reason you think you can’t? LikeLike Reply I sabotage relationships for reasons I cannot explain. LikeLiked by 2 people Would you say that it might be because you don’t want to suffer anymore if you get close with someone? Of course, it’s not an conscious effort. LikeLiked by 1 person Do whatever I want whenever I want LikeLiked by 4 people Reply Why do you think you can’t? LikeLike Reply Because I have responsibilities hahaha LikeLiked by 1 person Connect emotionally with people. The subtlety of emotions often go over my head and I hurt people’s feelings or cross the line all the time. LikeLiked by 3 people Reply Same!!!! LikeLiked by 3 people Reply What’s the main blocker for you to connect emotionally with people? LikeLike Reply I misinterpret, am blind to, and internally do not harmonize with, other people’s emotional needs and desires. LikeLiked by 1 person This was always the case for you or there was a point when this became part of your reality? LikeLiked by 1 person I think it was always true. LikeLiked by 1 person I won’t know if I can or cannot do anything until I try… I believe that comes under the heading of “living life”… 🙂 “Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.” ― Roy T. Bennett LikeLiked by 3 people Reply Is there anything you’ve tried and you couldn’t do it? LikeLiked by 1 person Reply There were and are a number of things I have tried and were not able to do, BUT I did not THINK I couldn’t do those things till I tried… I believe I can fly a space shuttle but I haven’t tried it yet… 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person “The only thing that stands between you and your dream is the will to try and the belief that it is actually possible.” – Joel Brown LikeLiked by 1 person Run. Like run marathons. LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Why do you think you can’t do that? LikeLike Reply Damaged foot. I tried and tried to run and like it, but never did. LikeLiked by 1 person Are you still trying? LikeLike be a professional writer 😉 LikeLiked by 3 people Reply I’m sure you can do it! Why do you think you can’t? LikeLike Reply Because I need to make money 😉 LikeLiked by 1 person Yes, you do. But you can write without those money, can’t you? LikeLike Dieting. I would like to diet but I know I can’t 😐😃 LikeLiked by 3 people Reply You know you can’t? How come? LikeLike Reply Because I have tried and failed! LikeLiked by 1 person Maybe it wasn’t the right diet? Or maybe you need other changes in your environment for it to work? (like removing all unhealthy food from your house) LikeLiked by 1 person But with kids around total elimination of unhealthy food looks an impossible task. LikeLiked by 1 person It may seem silly, but I’ve always wanted to be a part of a flash mob. LikeLiked by 4 people Reply lol nice! LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Maybe it wasn’t one that suited you? LikeLiked by 1 person Reply What would I like to do but think I can’t is a complex question. For the sake of my mental health, I’m going to try to keep this simple. I would like to be able to explore areas of our National Forests I once used to visit, but I don’t think in my lifetime that will ever happen. Most of them have been closed or gated off and the ones that are open require you purchase a $750 a year pass to use the roads for the 7-8 months there is no snow. It is not the government using taxpayer dollars to close these roads, its big timber companies with timber rights gating off the roads. So our National Forests we pay taxes to protect have been commerciallized so we can’t use them. Wait you might say, just go get a dang pass so you can use the roads. When you are on state disability, you get money for food and cash. The cash money is for everything like utilities, gas money, medicine, doctor copays and toilet paper. I receive $97 in cash benefits a month, so if I skipped all doctor appointments, trips to grocery store, cleaning up a #2’s and everything else that is not food for 8 months I could buy a pass for one tiny setction of the national forest in Washington. Now that I have the pass I have to save up for three more months to put fuel in my truck to get to the woods and buy a sticker for the license plate so my truck is street legal. Oh geez, forgot car insurance, the state discovery pass (in case I stop anywhere on the county road on the way to the national forest) and one oil change a year to keep my truck running. So for me to spend quality time where I feel at home, it would take 15-18 months of my benefits to cover the expenses. Dang not simple. I really want to go play in the woods but I don’t think I can. LikeLiked by 3 people Reply From my understanding, financial resources are the ones stopping you from doing that? LikeLike Reply Sure money is holding me back from getting to that one section. What about the other 85% that is closed to any access? LikeLiked by 1 person Well, if you really want it, I’m sure you can break some rules with enough money. Of course, it’s not legal nor moral, but it’s a way. LikeLike I can break rules and do anything, but two wrongs don’t make a right. This country was founded on exploration and discovery, yet we can’t explore and discover parts of our own country. LikeLiked by 1 person Create something… that I would like myself. LikeLiked by 2 people Reply What would you like to create? LikeLike Reply Anything really, from a short story to a painting. My biggest priority is music, though, but it’s so difficult for me to compose anything that I would like to listen to myself. Although I keep trying, real results seem far out of reach for now. LikeLiked by 1 person Run for President LikeLiked by 2 people Reply You can run. Maybe you’d get it! LikeLike Reply Be a judge or a full time professional photographer and to have a well-read blog. LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Besides lots of hard work, what stands between you and those things? LikeLike Reply Basically good credit which as you point out can be attained with hard work. It’s the time it takes that is killing me but I’ll live. Full time professional photography is being forestalled by my lack of knowledge of how to get my name out there, but I think I’m going to take a course to learn those skills. LikeLiked by 1 person That sounds like a plan! I’m sure it will bring some new perspective in your life! LikeLike Oh! And to have decent enough credit to buy a house! LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Go back to college. I dropped out two months in due to a mental health crisis in 2007 and never went back. LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Why do you think you can’t go back to college? LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Well it’s a bit of. along story. The reason I landed in a mental crisis is that I ad tocope with college while being multiply-disabled (blind, autistic, mild cerebral palsy). These disabilities obviously didn’t go away once I was out of my mental crisis. And colleges here in the Netherlands aren’t very accommodating. I may try some distance learning college though. LikeLiked by 1 person I’m sorry to hear about the difficulties you face. The distance learning sounds like a great idea! LikeLike I would love to scuba dive but I am terrified of the deep ocean and of sharks. Which is ironic because I am obsessed with anything ocean-related and mermaids. LikeLiked by 4 people Reply That’s my fear too! My family wants to travel out of the country but I am so terrified of deep open water I can’t handle the idea of flying to another country. LikeLiked by 2 people Reply I’m also very afraid of heights!! LikeLiked by 2 people oh god, me too! I can’t even watch some scenes in video games if it shows wicked heights… the new Tomb Raider made me dizzy lol! LikeLiked by 2 people Have you seen bioshock infinite? It’s so scary! LikeLiked by 2 people no, and if you don’t like things the way I do, I probably won’t want to check it out either ! LikeLiked by 2 people Ya I would pass on that you travel through the sky and it’s super freaky LikeLiked by 2 people yup. through the air and over the ocean.. double no thanks LikeLiked by 2 people Me too! LikeLike This is very interesting. I’m wondering which one is bigger. You curiosity or your fear? LikeLike Reply Definitely my fear, I very instant panic attacks when I am near deep water LikeLiked by 1 person I get*** LikeLiked by 1 person Hi. Have always felt like a bit of a Rebel Angel… Can i get My Wings back please.?. LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Well, are you sure you want them? LikeLiked by 1 person Reply I want more than anything to explore some of the ancient ruins all over the world. I am a total Ancient Aliens junkie, and I want to go see some of the sites they talk about all the time. Like the old Mayan and Aztec ruins. Or in Egypt, to the pyramids. Problem is, I am terrified of traveling over the ocean. Even the thought of flying over open water makes me feel all panicky.. LikeLiked by 3 people Reply So the problem is when you have to fly over open water? You have no problem flying over open land? LikeLike Reply its the fear of being over open water… if the plane crashed, it would be my worst nightmare! LikeLiked by 1 person I want to get my two children to work things out between themselves and have a relationship together again. Not only would it be beneficial for them and me, it would be good for my grandchildren and my daughter-in-law. Especially my daughter-in-law. She has no siblings, had never had any children, and is premenopausal. Her nieces and nephew are the only children she may ever have in her life who are related to her. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply What’s the problem between your two children? LikeLike Reply I would like to sing, loud and proudly. LikeLiked by 2 people Reply What is the main reason you’re not doing it? LikeLike Reply Cause it Sounds really awful. LikeLiked by 1 person Start my own consulting firm LikeLiked by 1 person Reply What’s stopping you? LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Time right now. Looking seriously at a writing coach gig though. LikeLiked by 1 person I wish you good luck with that gig! LikeLike Thank you! I’m pretty far along with the concept. Now to work it into my free time LikeLiked by 1 person Turn into Spiderman! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Well, you could find a costume… LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Hehe…I mean the real one…swinging and climbing walls LikeLiked by 1 person I think you might have to wait some time for that to become real… LikeLiked by 1 person Oh…thanks! I’ll be swinging around your house then! LikeLiked by 1 person I’ll be waiting! LikeLiked by 1 person Sing LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Would you like to sing and you think you can’t do it? LikeLike Reply I think I could hit up some open mic stuff. I want to take lessons- that’s in the cue for 2019. Idk- oddly singing in front of others makes me feel so vulnerable. Yet here I am pouring my guts out on my blog….. go figure?! LikeLiked by 1 person Pain physically holds me back from trying, but more so my anxiety and worry about what other’s think. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply What would happen if they think badly about you? LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Well…nothing, I suppose. I don’t know why I let that hold me back. LikeLiked by 1 person If I may suggest something: try thinking about the worst case scenario if you do the things you want to do and think about what others might think of you and how is that going to change your life. If you can go on with your life, are those opinions really that important? LikeLiked by 1 person Thank you. I will definitely try this. I’ve missed out on far too much already. LikeLiked by 1 person Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... 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