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Just Jot It January 30th – An- #SoCS


What if all the answers to all the questions in the world were given to us? Wouldn’t life be boring? There would be no disease, no questioning why we exist. Would there be no war? I imagine there would be no need for it, since we’d know how to sustain our peoples, our boundaries, grow all the food we’d need… and still I think life would be chaotic.

People would be so bored they would defy the logical answers. Like, what if I jump off this cliff with a bungee cord wrapped around my throat? Okay, bad example. How about, what if I jump off this cliff without first measuring my bungee cord? There is already no end to the number of risk-takers in this world. Nor is there a measurable number of stupid people. You just have to watch AFV to see a handful every week.

Having all the answers, I can only therefore deduce, would not limit the number of deaths in the world. It would only kill off the stupid people. That’s my final answer.

And how about anticipation? If we had the answer to every question in the world, we’d know how everything was going to turn out. It’d be like having precognition. (Except for the stupid people, because they’d just ignore it.) Having precognition would end hope. The end of hope would be the end of happiness.

So there you have it. If we had all the answers we’d be a population of smart, (because all the stupid people popped off after doing something stupid) miserable, yet safe and healthy people with nothing to look forward to.

Think of that next time you wish you knew the answer.

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Author: Linda G. Hill

There's a writer in here, clawing her way out.

39 thoughts on “Just Jot It January 30th – An- #SoCS

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  3. Let the Darwin awards speak for the stupid people, it’s their only appropriate epitaph.


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  12. Sometimes yes, sometimes no, sometimes maybe?


  13. You are most awesome Linda – BTW… I just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award. You can check it out on my page if you like. Wishing you and yours a great day. Thank You 🙂


  14. but…there’s always an endless variety of answers…no right or wrong–just relative “-)


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  17. January 23rd?
    Did I miss something?


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  19. In my humble opinion, knowing all the answers wouldn’t stop people from acts of idiocy. Look at all the deniers of climate change!


  20. I’ll keep adventure. As much as I like answers, I would rather have experiences. 🙂


  21. I would like three answers, like a genie gives, or how to answers. Some hints would be nice. But then we do get hints sometimes. Interesting.


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  23. Interesting question. Good discussion


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  28. Yeah, I think everyone loves some mistakes and mystery so is good just the way it is but is a wonderful subject to think of.


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  32. I think you underestimate the ability of stupid people to create more stupid people BEFORE they pop off….just sayin’……


  33. Life would become predictable tedium.

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