Why do we seem to respect the dead more than the living?

I suspect it’s because being dead allows us to soften our focus. It smooths out the rough edges, blurring minor (or at least less than major) character flaws, and that makes it easier to center a person’s positive qualities and achievements.

Why is beauty associated with morality? Or not? (A few weeks back I asked a similar question, but the key word was MORTALITY, not MORALITY).  

Okay, this question I understand. The mortality one was a swing and a miss for me.

When people tell me we have beautiful kids – and let’s face it, they are – the first answer I give is “inside and out” because I believe a person’s heart and soul always shines through, and that’s what makes someone beautiful. It’s why beauty can be subjective. Some might argue that heart and soul isn’t the same as morality, but I believe one drives the other.

Have gadgets and apps taken away emotions?

I don’t think they’ve taken away emotions. I think they’ve blunted our ability to process and express our emotions in a healthy way. Which might be worse.

Is there a perfect life?  What’s your version of a perfect life if you care to share?

What great timing! We have friends tagging their photos #livingourbestlife which I LOVE because shouldn’t we all be living our best life every freaking day? Yeah, I know, cleaning up cat puke isn’t exactly awesome and realizing there’s no spare TP under the sink is (ahem) inconvenient but…big picture. I think the perfect life is loving who you are, right where you are. Period.

If you’d like, please share something uplifting or for which you are grateful.

The sound of waves crashing on a beach, drinks by the pool, somebody else feeding me all week, and this ⬇️. This all day long.

Sparks from a Combustible Mind hosts Share Your World.