Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Owned


At the heart of much speculative fiction (and fiction in general) is a question. What if? On Tuesdays I like to throw one out there and see what you make of it. Do with it as you please. If a for-instance is not specified, feel free to interpret that instance as you wish. And if you find this becomes a novel-length answer, I'd appreciate a thank you in the acknowledgements ;)

What if your rival beat ("owned") you in a long-standing competition between the two of you, and you realized you no longer care? Why might that be?

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29 comments:

  1. I'm not very competitive so I don't think I'd care either way. BUT if I were to care, I'd probably try harder to own them next time haha

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  2. Hi Liz -because at the end of the day it's not that important, or if it is - then move on and achieve in some other way ... you own your own life - cheers Hilary

    http://positiveletters.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/o-is-for-orkney-islands-adapted-breeds.html

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  3. Probably because I finally realized it really didn't matter anyway.

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  4. Agree with what Alex said (I do that a lot, LOL, agree with his comments :) I think the older one gets, they come to that conclusion that certain things really don't matter.

    betty

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  5. I gave trying to be the fastest runner years ago because I faced up to facts. No Olympic gold for me.

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  6. I would blame my kids. They suck every bit of energy from my being including caring about winning contests with rivals. Energy vampires. That's what they are!

    O is for Owl Worship

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  7. I suppose time would have changed my attitude and perhaps the competition being over I just realized nothing that mattered had changed.
    Perspectives at Life & Faith in Caneyhead

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  8. It seems that other things have replaced the contest, and it is no longer important to happiness.

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  9. To me it would mean time had passed. Things that evoke an emotion initially (being cut off in traffic, a hurtful word) don't both me once I've had a chance to distance myself from the situation.

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  10. I would most likely have moved on to something else and I would't give 2 hoots if I were beaten. On the other hand, if I were still in the competition I'd .be giving it my best try

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    1. It's a long standing competition of some sort.

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  11. I don't know. I'm not good at posits like this. I'm not good at figuring out why I feel the way I do.

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  12. I don't have a rival because I don't compete in anything, unless you count Scrabble, lol. That said, I find that there are other things that matter more to me now. So maybe age and wisdom would be the answer. Not that I claim to be wise, but I have learned a couple things I think.

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  13. I pick up battle wisely.
    Coffee is on

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  14. Cause long standing means, long time and I get bored. By getting bored, I get over things like that fast. So there you have it, long standing, boring, over it all.

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  15. What seemed to be so important at first, is realize, in the end, how silly it really is and quite. Waste of time.

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  16. That would probably be because my rival used underhand tactics, rendering their victory worthless, while I retain the moral high ground. Or just because the competition didn't seem as important as it did when we were both a lot younger.

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  17. For your "P" post, are you going to use Pwned? (Darn, I should have!) I can be competitive, but maybe not caring if I was owned means I've grown up and gained some maturity. Maybe. Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

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    1. No. P falls on a Wednesday, and a student gave me a good story. (Well, semi good.)

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  18. Life's too short and precious to have rivals. I'd be next to the coffee machine with Dora :) Leave the wannabewinners to themselves :) Hope all is well, Liz.

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  19. Because I realized there are more important things in life than fighting with my rival?

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    1. Hey, some people never figure that out.

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  20. I don't know if I have any rivals. If I do I guess I really don't care. lol

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