Thursday, January 19, 2017

Truth, internet and the news '

Tonight we were going to watch a rocket launch with Don & Evelyn. You can see these Canaveral launches from much of Florida and the East Coast. Getting the time right is tough unless you have a live connection. If you consult Google or search the net you may get another launch or even one from a year ago. Anyway we did not get to see it, it appeared to be delayed.

But this isn't about launches, but truth. Have you ever read Regina Britt's stuff? It is odd the first time I read an e-mail concerning Regina, she was 90, reflecting back on life. The writing was hers, but her comment concerning the e-mail was, "the internet aged me." Ever hear of the game ‘Gossip?’  The game starts by a person telling something to the first of 20-30 people. Each person then  whispers what they heard to the next person. When the first and last person compares stories, many times they are completely different. We have the same on the net, things GROW & CHANGE!

So Regina, who is around 50 (?) years old says the net aged her to (90) LOL When she turned 45 she wrote "45 things Life has taught me" (something like that). Then when she turned 50 she added five more things and it became 50 things.

TWO statements I have used here (when I thought she was 90 as the note reads) I enjoyed especially  agree with #’s 40 and 41.  They are:

From Regina Britts 45 things I have learned about life. She repeated it at 90 years old.
 (Is this Regina?)
40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd grab ours back.

41. Envy is a waste of time. Accept what you already have, not what you need.
 Or this?

Now my question,  is Regina around 50 or above 90? All have been associated with her writings?

Or just a wise New Yorker?

Nite Shipslog

 1950's Cadillac's.


Lisa said...

I remember playing the gossip game. It actually taught me how stories change. But then there was always the one who would purposely change the story to make the end result completly different. Another lesson learned from the game.

Like, a real rocket?

betty said...

I googled her. According to the info I found, she spells her last name Brett, but it was the same picture you featured above. Her birthday is listed as May 31, 1956, making her 60. I do like her pieces of advice though!

I do hope you get to see a rocket launch soon!



GREAT advice. Something to be said for maturity. It teaches wisdom.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

What you call the Gossip game, I've called the TELEPHONE game. Things are said but yes, they are never repeated the same. I've experienced that more than once in my life. It got so bad where I worked once, that I stopped talking to anyone and just did my job. That's no way to have to live. Anyway, it would be exciting to see a laugh and nice you are in a good place to see one with friends. That makes it even better !

Mevely317 said...

Amid much hilarity, we used to play the "whisper" (gossip) game in Girl Scouts!

That's disappointing about not getting to see the shuttle launch. I hope y'all had a good visit with Don and Evelyn, tho!

I've not heard of Regina, but will probably look her up. Now, I'm curious!

shirl72 said...

We use to play the gossip game and when the last person told what he heard it was not anything like it was when first told. Jim watch many rocker launches...his Company's material was in a lot of them.

Dar said...

We played the 'telephone' game when I was in 4-H. Then, of course, we played it among ourselves since we were of a family of 9 kids. It was always wrong at the end and taught us not to take care Not to tell 'little white lies.'
Sorry you missed the launch. Perhaps the next one.
Love n' hugs from up north where it's still raining, plowed areas are slick to walk on but the temps are nice.

2023 said...

I always enjoy reading Shirl's comments as much as your blog entries. She needs a blog. No, actually, I'd just like to read a blog written by her, which is a very different thing.....
The way things change in the retelling, whether intentionally or not, can be so very hurtful to the object of the discussion. It is so easy to say Don't Let The Opinions Of Others Matter, but pretty hard to put into practice.