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Fellow blogger dj-elevated-poet asks this question…

With so many professional sports, eras and great teams…is it truly safe to announce a “greatest player?” Example: Michael Jordan is universally acknowledged as the best basketball player ever but you have other players with such credentials and accolades. Can you have a greatest player?

My answer to this that there are athletes that are so good they transcend their sport into the greater culture. Of course stats measure greatness in one way but that doesn’t always tell the story. Tom Brady has more Super Bowl Rings than Peyton Manning but is he better overall than Manning. Then you have Babe Ruth vs. Hank Aaron, they played in different eras under different conditions. Aaron passed up Ruth as the home run king in Baseball. I think there are subjective and objective ways to discuss who is the greatest at anything. 

Ask Early And Often

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I don’t mind answering questions. I will always try to make sense (although I do suck at it sometimes) My posts give you an idea of what I am about because I do post a lot about who I am. Thanks for checking my posts out when you do. I hope to never waste your time.

What do you think about a world with no money? A works where everyone that works is provided for. #WorldChange

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That is an intriguing proposition. In Star Trek there seems to be no reference of currency or money so it seems that people who work are provided for. I am not sure it would work in reality. Capitalism is too much a part of the fabric of life in our world that some would revolt if such an idea were proposed to live without money. Economic systems would have to be completely changed to make it work. There are many details that would have to be worked out and allow the people to adopt or reject such a paradigm.

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Questions are ubiquitous things that help inform and instruct us. There’s no such thing as a dumb question. Asking questions can help remove misunderstanding and give clarity. Some people ask questions that can baffle us but that’s OK. I should ask more questions than assuming something. Perhaps asking questions can change the world and make things better.

The Right Question

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For the last few days I have had a tire on my truck that was losing air. Instantly I was thinking about having to replace it which is an expense I didn’t relish. Today I took it to a new tire store where the mechanic asked me what was wrong with the tire and I said it was losing air….so he goes and jacks up the truck and looks for the source of the leak. Well it was a nail that was embedded in the tread. The nice mechanic proceeds to patch the hole in my tire and its like “new”.

There’s something about asking questions. In my case he saved me a lot of bucks that we didn’t have to spend. Having a mechanic or anyone in service ask the right questions means a lot. When their interest is about looking out for you so you might return for the big stuff is huge. I will be going back to this new tire store again for other things.

Going Back To High School, Would You Change Anything?

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We all have memories of our days in high school. There are treasured events that happened in those days that we look back on fondly. Prom, football games, band concerts, debate team, glee club/choir and yes studying are things that made those days fun but challenging. If you could get in a time machine (DeLorean or TARDIS) would you want to go back and change anything.

Do you wish you could ask that person out you wanted to but didn’t have the nerve? Perhaps joined a club you should have, tried out for a play or a sports team? There are lots of things we wish you could do all those things. Or perhaps it was what it was.

High school is a time of making choices. Some good, some bad. But if you could change anything kind of in the spirit of “Peggy Sue Got Married” or “Back To The Future” would you?

Hi Tony, thanks for the question! I’m curious how you originally got into blogging? Also, it seems like your main goal for your blog is to spread positivity; would you say that’s true, and if not, what is your main mission of your blog would you say?

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Thank you for the follow-up question. I have been blogging on various platforms since about 2004. My first blog was on Blogger before Google bought them. I experimented with it and didn’t understand how it worked at first, but I eventually I got the hang of it and I have enjoyed the ride ever since.

As far as spreading positivity, its really just a part of my overall philosophy of being original in my posts, and sharing who I am as a person. I try to be a positive person however, like all of us I have my grouchy moments. The key thing is to be kind and to love your fellow blogger. So many people need someone to lift them up spiritually. I am a believer in God and that influences my blogging. I believe you can be grown-up in your blogging and at times be silly. Humility is important too.

The main mission of my blog is to connect with people and share my interests. Being relevant and respectful is important to me. I hope I achieve that in all my posts. I use Tumblr to expand my horizons and to exchange ideas. While I am doing that I am being myself, and I spread the peace that our world needs.