What makes you think?

Below is a list of the things that pass through my head on a regular basis. You might have others, if so, add them in the comments.

What I am asking you to do, is sort them into order. Not of how important you think they are but of how often you estimate you have thought about them in the past few days – perhaps the latter is a reflection of the former. Post your top five or more.

  1. Personal relationships e.g. family, friends, colleagues, children…
  2. Finances e.g. career, income, taxation, achievement…
  3. Environmental matters e.g. climate change, pollution, wildlife, rainforest destruction, farming…
  4. Creativity e.g. art, music, film, theatre, dance, photography, writing…
  5. World peace e.g. Subterfuge, government, war, migration, powerlessness…
  6. Physical health e.g. food and drink, exercise…
  7. Mental health e.g. depression, anxiety, wellbeing…
  8. Health service e.g. NHS, Pandemics, sickness, staff pay, hospital visits/appointments…
  9. Spirituality e.g. Christianity, Buddhism, Humanism, Agnostic, Atheist, alternative, Hinduism…
  10. Personal leisure time e.g. relaxation, hobbies, me time, holidays…
  11. Human rights e.g. equality, persecution, modern slavery, Black Lives Matter, Windrush, feminism, racism…
  12. Education e.g. supporting children at home, working in education, obtaining qualifications, teachers’ pay, subject content…
  13. Animals e.g. pets, cruelty, persecution, farm animals, wildlife…
  14. Politics e.g. political affiliation, trust/mistrust, morals, Brexit…
  15. Technology e.g. Internet, phones, computers, robotics…
  16. Sexuality e.g. Hetero, homo, bi, trans…
  17. Food e.g. vegetarianism, meat, farming, supermarkets, fine dining, fast food, sugar, tonight’s dinner…
  18. Caring e.g. volunteering, caring for neighbours, looking after disabled acquaintances, managing family needs, putting others first…
  19. Beauty e.g. looking good to face the world, seeking an attractive partner, enhancing surgery, make-up, clothes shopping…
  20. Aging e.g. worrying about death, feeling less valuable, discomfort or pain, not giving in to age, memory loss, keep learning, independence, now or never…
  21. Self-searching e.g., self love, self loathing, self control, self analysis…
  22. Pressure e.g. overwork, humdrum, time constraints…
  23. Hope/lack of hope e.g., man’s inhumanity to man, no control over personal circumstances, taking action…

I suppose I should try and do this myself (subjects in bold):

1. Personal relationships e.g. family, friends, colleagues, children
9. Spirituality e.g. Christianity, Buddhism, Humanism, Agnostic, Atheist, alternative, Hinduism
17. Food e.g. vegetarianism, meat, farming, supermarkets, fine dining, fast food, sugar, tonight’s dinner
18. Caring e.g. volunteering, caring for neighbours, looking after disabled acquaintances, managing family needs, putting others first
3. Environmental matters e.g. climate change, pollution, wildlife, rainforest destruction, farming
4. Creativity e.g. art, music, film, theatre, dance, photography, writing
14. Politics e.g. political affiliation, trust/mistrust, morals, Brexit
13. Animals e.g. pets, cruelty, persecution, farm animals, wildlife
19. Beauty e.g. looking good to face the world, seeking an attractive partner, enhancing surgery, make-up, clothes shopping, hair style or state

I’m going to post this on FB as I may get more answers.

Nam Myoho Renge Kyo

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