Why do we dream?
I think we dream to process all the things that happen to us during the day. I think that our hopes and fears influence our dreams but some dreams are just totally random although they might make sense if you could remember them long enough to interpret them when you wake up.
Do you think a person’s name influences the person they become?
I don’t think it has to. Maybe if you have the same name as a famous or successful parent it might. Some parents do give their children awful names and the poor kids get teased which might influence their future self I guess.
Does hardship make a person stronger? (example: What doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger)
I think that probably depends more on the person. Hardship might make some people stronger but others might be broken by it.
Why do we judge ourselves by our intentions, but judge others by their actions?
I guess that if we don’t know someone personally their actions are all we have to go by. We don’t know their circumstances or motivations. It’s not always fair. If someone has certain mannerisms they can be misjudged, a shy person might appear stuck up for example. At other times actions do speak louder than words. I know that I have judged some people by their actions in the past and in many cases I think I was justified in doing that.
Naomi and I treated ourselves to an afternoon in Burnie last week. The weather was horrible but we had a nice lunch at a small cafe we discovered on a previous visit and a look around the shops. We tried to do a short walk on the seafront but the weather was against us as it started to rain heavily. We hope to go back next week or maybe at the weekend for another try. Meanwhile here is a photo that I took a few years ago on a visit to Wynyard and Burnie.