Rory, aka A Guy Called Bloke, has presented his weekly Friday Four:
1] What are your strengths and of your strengths – how have they helped you throughout your life?
Ooh boy, tough question. I was raised by two individuals of extremes. Father was a delusional agoraphobic with OCD tendencies and mother was an emotional trainwreck who was often absent, but when she was present she alternated between loving and cruel. Dad was a nature lover and mother was a music lover. Both were extremely hard workers and of the working class. Stepfather was a larger than life ranter and raver that set limits we often hated. Based on that wicked brew, I am a combination of all of it. The strengths are here and there, depending on the situation. They’ve helped and harmed at different times.
2] What are your weaknesses and how have they or have they hindered your successes in anyway and what have you done to overcome them to rue your day?
See question 1.
3] What makes people believe absurd conspiracy theories or alternatively are all conspiracy theories absurd? Answer which sits best with you.
Individuals can become brainwashed by listening to enough repetitions by a person they choose to believe. If that person feeds them conspiracy theories, they will believe them, no matter how absurd. If, however, you are an independent and critical thinker who is willing to do research, you can reach your own conclusions of whether a conspiracy exists or not.
4] How important are morals in a healthy society? What are the most important morals for citizens to have?
Morals are the things sentient creatures use to grease the wheels of a civilized society. They are essential to the machine working. Codified morals are laws. The most important morals for a society and its citizens to have are those that protect the most vulnerable (very young, very old, mentally or physically infirm) and that treat all citizens with dignity and respect, regardless of financial class status. Morals are particularly essential when it comes to the physical realm in areas of wanted/unwanted touch, domestic violence, police brutality, incarcerated populations, etc.