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Paul’s Daily Three for September 14, 2018

Politics.  Not interested?  Moderately interested?  Very interested?

What country, other than your own, do you know best?

Other than your parents, when you were growing up, who had the greatest influence over you in encouraging or discouraging you from being true to yourself?

19 thoughts on “Paul’s Daily Three for September 14, 2018”

  1. I’m moderately passionate about politics, but not very active these days.

    I’m not intimate with any country but my own, although I could once have found my way around one Dutch City – Amsterdam – blindfold. It’s a small city, only slightly larger than a dinner palate.

    I had two opposing influences when I was growing up; my mother taught me ethics and wanted me to find fulfilment in whatever field I chose. My father taught me lots of useful skills like carpentry and building, then changed tactics and tried to mould me into his image of woman. It wasn’t a pretty picture.

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      1. Women should look alluring, keep their stupid mouths shut and take their clothes off. A wife shouldn’t complain when her husband has a string of affairs – she should be glad he comes home at night. That’s not the way my father explained it. He was a charming man; his own sex admired him and women flocked to him. He realised, when he stuck his tongue down my throat, that he wasn’t going to get any further with me, so instead, he groomed me to be promiscuous and discouraged me from succeeding in any other role. He had 5 children. He destroyed us all in different ways, but I was the one one he was physically attracted to, so I became the one he resented the most. He was a fascinating, creative, brilliant, twisted piece of shit.

        That’s the simple answer to your question.

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    1. Glad to hear you had your friend’s parents, and good teachers, Bri. Good adult influences are so key, aren’t they? My father died when I was two, but my mother and aunt were both strong, loving people.

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  2. Politics.  Not interested?  Moderately interested?  Very interested?
    Not very interested, though I try to be more knowledgeable about it.

    What country, other than your own, do you know best?
    Russia. My parents are from there, and I got to visit it a couple of times. Russian was also my first language and I was raised in a very Russian household, so I know a lot about the culture and traditions.

    Other than your parents, when you were growing up, who had the greatest influence over you in encouraging or discouraging you from being true to yourself?
    I had a wild imagination, and the characters in the little universe I had created in my head were by biggest advisors. I was a very rebellious child because of that.

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  3. Politics. Not interested? Moderately interested? Very interested?
    Keep myself informed. Currently thoroughly disgusted and embarrassed about politics and their shenanigans in Oz. Why can’t they just do their job?!

    What country, other than your own, do you know best?
    I was born in Finland. Came to Oz as a 7 yr old – so those two

    Other than your parents, when you were growing up, who had the greatest influence over you in encouraging or discouraging you from being true to yourself?
    Geez – probably my sister. She’s 5 years older than me

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      1. I don’t think so. It’s a beautiful country, but our life, friends, family and networks are so established here. We do have extended family there, of course. My hb is a Finn too.

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  4. Politics. Not interested? Moderately interested? Very interested? – I’m moderately interested in that it is necessary to know it for my own good. People should know what the government is doing and how they change their countries. Politically ignorant people don’t know what is happening to their country which weakens citizens and benefits the government, allowing them to make any policy.

    What country, other than your own, do you know best? – America. I’m more aware of the politics and society than Australia.

    Other than your parents, when you were growing up, who had the greatest influence over you in encouraging or discouraging you from being true to yourself? – Me, i suppose. I didn’t have good friends and visited my extended family rarely. I more discouraged myself than encourage.

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  5. Politics : moderately interested

    Other than my country, India , I know US the best because that’s the only other country I have lived in.

    Growing up , other than my parents, my grandparents and extended family has had an influence on me ( in both encouraging and discouraging)

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  6. Politics. Not interested? Moderately interested? Very interested?
    ~Passionately uninterested. I respect anyone with the patience to care and to try and change things, but oh my god, it’s just so much Jerry Springer shit, and in circles.

    What country, other than your own, do you know best?
    ~I know a lot about Japan but they’re so far removed from me ideologically and culturally, and the language defies my best efforts. Probably England, I grew up reading a lot of classics and our history and culture is deeply entwined with theirs.

    Other than your parents, when you were growing up, who had the greatest influence over you in encouraging or discouraging you from being true to yourself?
    ~My siblings

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