and I, Claudius are still on the to-read pile, not to mention A Patriot’s History of the United States (it’s like a textbook, only with no pictures, smaller print, and longer chapters…). And even with all the reading, I still have a ton more homework to do. It’s like it never ends!
On a more interesting note, registration started yesterday, so I’m all signed up for next semester’s classes! Yay 5 a.m! And tomorrow’s Halloween! Last I knew, we weren’t completely sure what we were going to do, but I think scary movies are going to be involved, so that’ll be…
interesting. Then at the end of the week will be Jill’s birthday camping trip! So there’s lots of fun stuff coming up, but not much use talking about it now-I guess that means I’ll have a lot to talk about next week :D And for now, it’s Question Tuesday!
If our country’s entire education system operated with no cost to students/their families (meaning that elementary school through grad school & etc. would be free and accessible to everyone), how do you think our country would be different, and do you think people would be happier? *Ignore the impossibility of this ever happening. Just pretend*
I actually wrote a paper about this for my Utopia/Dystopia Colloquia last year. I think the country would be SO much better off if we could manage this, though, of course, getting people to agree to it would be the difficult part, since it would take a lot of money initially. But
imagine how much we could improve people’s lives if everyone had access to the same quality education! We could reduce, and conceivably eliminate the gap between rich and poor, because a lot of what keeps people stuck in low-paying jobs is the fact that they can’t afford the investment of an education that would give them access to higher salaries and careers that they aspire to. If it were free to everyone, then anyone could go back to school and get the education necessary to better their position in life. Also with a better educated population, crime rates would go down, because less people would be tempted to resort to stealing or other crimes, because they could make their own money. And you learn more than just facts and theories in school. You also learn about moral issues and right and wrong, so people would (hopefully) be more caring and compassionate and willing to help those who were in need. Really, the benefits would extend far and wide, to improving the standard of living because more educated people would make more important discoveries to save lives and make
things more efficient, and eventually outweighing the initial cost of the whole thing by coming up with ways to reduce and even eliminate the deficit. So, if we could do this, life would be awesome. The end.
If you could combine 2 species of animals to produce a result similar to CatDog, what 2 would you combine?
CatDog is kind of gross. But I guess I’d pick a…CatBird? That’d be interesting.
Do you have any personal goals for the road trip? (Example: my goal is to write every day)
To have fun and not lose anything important?
Why is it so adorable when a guy brushes the hair out of a girl’s face?
Because it’s so sweet :) I guess it’s kind of universally recognized as a way for him to show interest, so it’s the idea behind it, and the possibilities of a relationship developing, that make people get all smiley and “Aw”y.
Which is worse: physically cheating on your spouse or emotionally cheating on
I’m not sure what you mean by emotionally cheating? Do you mean developing feelings for someone other than your spouse? I feel like physically cheating is worse. It can’t be undone once it’s happened-there’s no going back. But if you develop feelings for someone else and resist them, then that shows that you still value the sanctity of your marriage and want to be able to save it, even if your feelings make it hard. It still might be possible to get help and get back your feelings for your spouse before your thoughts become actions. It’s obviously still possible to save a marriage after physically cheating, but there’ll still always be that knowledge of the big mistake that got between the two.
If you were married to a man but then fell into a coma for 15 years, how lenient or non lenient would you be if he had an extramarital affair and then you suddenly recovered and woke up?
Well, obviously, I would not be very happy about it. I don’t really know about leniency, though. I guess we’d have to talk about specifics- whether it was just a moment of weakness, or whether he’d completely moved on while I was gone, whether he still wanted to be married. That would be a pretty awful situation to be in, though :/
Do you have a favorite flag (not counting the USA) if so, which one?
Umm…. Argentina’s is pretty.
Anna Beth wins favorite this week! I am fairly certain that I told her about my paper when I wrote it, but seeing as it was a whole year ago, I suppose I’ll forgive her for apparently forgetting about it. And anyway, it was fun to think about again :)