TMI Tuesday – Misbehaving

Time for another round of TMI Tuesday

1. How replaceable are you?

An interesting question. My children are almost adults now so they are able to organise basic, everyday stuff like feeding themselves and getting themselves out of bed and to work in the morning. So as a day to day carer of my children I am essential obsolete.

As a teacher of course there are a million other teachers out there so not that difficult to replace. Perhaps one who is passionate about making Maths accessible to students who many have given up on is not as easy.

As a wife of course absolutely irreplaceable. No one else would be able to put up with Mr Jones.

2. Does jealously have value in driving humans to improve themselves or is it a purely negative emotion?

Jealousy is a very misunderstood emotion. Definitely negative definitely destructive but perhaps the most destructive thing about it is the fact that most people don’t realise it stems from fear. In a relationship jealousy is mostly about being afraid that you will lose your partner. Of course this is usually an irrational fear but so is being afraid of spiders!

3. A section of your life’s memories needs to be erased, which era will you elect to have erased?
a. childhood memories – age 3 to 12
b. teen and young adult years – age 13 to 23
c. adult – age 24 to 35

Being a teenager and a young adult really sucked for me. I met Mr Jones at age 25 so I definitely don’t want to erase that. He opened my mind and heart to a lot of stuff, including the world of non-monogamy.

Childhood was very different from most childhoods. I lived on a cattle property and I was homeschooled. My days were filled with a small amount of school, horses and a lot of freedom. Both physical and mental.

Maybe that is why I struggled so much as a teenager.

4. With no laws or rules to influence your behavior, how do you think you would behave?

Honestly I am not sure I would cope with no rules. I get really annoyed when I see students flaunting not wearing the right uniform. Which I kind of says a lot about my love of law and order.

Seriously though I am not sure, I would be glad to not have to obey stupid rules like having to wear business clothing to work and having to pretend that monogamy is the way I live. But being nice to people and living in an ordered polite society is something I couldn’t live without.

5. Does anonymity encourage people to misbehave or does it reveal how people would choose to act all the time if they could?

I think the latter. Hiding behind a screen gives people a feeling of being invincible. It allows the worst out in them because there is no obvious consequence for their actions.

Bonus: In the time of coronavirus pandemic, what are you rocking–homemade face covering or manufactured mask?

So at this point there is officially no community transmission of Covid-19 in my state. The only cases of Covid-19 that have been detected are from people returning from overseas.

Because of, or perhaps despite what is happening in the rest of the world wearing of masks is not common in Australia. Offical government advice states that wearing of masks is only necessary to prevent an infected person from spreading the virus. Given that and social distancing we don’t appear to have a need for masks.

So no mask for me.

Bonus Bonus: My post for Food 4 Thought last week featured a photo captured by a play friend. Here is another image taken during the same session

As usual please make sure to check out the other TMI entries. Because they are awesome!