Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Prompt – “More”

 

Stream of Consciousness

More than ever, I want to welcome Linda Hill to explain our Stream of Consciousness prompt for this week. So here she is to let us know what to work on. “Thanks, John. You still haven’t gotten a haircut, I see. Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “more.” Start your post with the word “more.” Enjoy!”

I guess now you know why I started the post with “more.” Yes, I did cheat. I read ahead before Linda got here.  If you would like to join in the enjoyment, visit Linda’s blog, and learn how.  Here is the link. https://lindaghill.com/2020/07/31/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-aug-1-2020/

More by John W. Howell © 2020

“More is less.”

“Excuse me?”

“The saying, ‘more is less.'”

“Yes, what about it? By the way, the saying is ‘Less is more.”‘

“I think it means the same thing. Sometimes when you have more, you really have less.”

“But the idea that ‘Less is More’ circles on the concept of having very little leads to being able to enjoy what you have and thus is more beneficial.”

“I get that. I was thinking more about having choices.”

“Okay. Now that we are in a philosophical discussion tell me more.”

“Go to the food store and see how many more breakfast cereal choices there are there.”

“Oh, I know. More than Cheerios, and I am confused.”

“So I’m saying that if there were only Cheerios on the shelf, the more, you would like them.”

“Well, let’s say the more I would like not having to make a choice.”

“So, in my example, having all those choices is actually not giving you more choices but rather less satisfaction.”

“I think that is more or less accurate.”

“Ta da. ‘More is less.”‘

“You do this to me more times than I want to count.”

“And I will do it more times than I can count since you are such an easy mark.”

“Maybe I trust you more than I should.”

“More is less.”

“I’m going to the pub. More to try and forget this conversation.”

“I’ll buy the first, then if you want more, it’s on you.”

“One is more than none. Okay, you are on.”

“You are so easy. More to come.”

50 comments

  1. I was ready for more but decided you were right, less is more after all even if you tried to put it backwards!

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    1. Hahaha. Sometimes these characters need to be throttled. Maybe next week. Thank you, Dale. 😊

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      1. They sure make things fun, though

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      2. Thank you, Dale.

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  2. Think you lost me until the pub. 😁

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    1. I lost myself too. Oh well. Not everyone is a winner. Thanks, Charles.

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      1. I think it’s still a winner. Philosophical debates do go this way a lot.

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      2. Hahaha. So true.

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  3. I want more! 😂

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    1. As long as more doesn’t get you less, Beck. Thank you. 😁

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  4. This was great John! Happy Saturday!

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    1. Happy Saturday to you, Jill *sung to the tune of Our Town by Iris DeMent.

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  5. That was quite a specious argument! You won your case.

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    1. Of course, you have to conside the opponent. Thank you, Liz. 😂

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      1. You’re welcome, John. 😀

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  6. “One is more than none.” Words of wisdom, so very important to understand, John. More is less, less is more – confusion rules the day. I’ll join you at the bar. I’ll buy the second round.

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    1. I think I could use a drink after this one, Dan. I’ll be there shortly. Thanks, 😁

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  7. Are we expected to add any more to this, John?

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    1. I think the more we go on the less we will understand. No, GP. There is no more you need to add. There is more than enough. Yikes, get me out of this tic. Thank you. 😂

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  8. More power to you, John. 😉 😀 Great response to the prompt. Hugs on the wing!

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    1. *Scratches head* Not sure I understand what I wrote so thank you, Teagan.

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      1. LOL, proof that you did better with the prompt than I could have. “More power to you” was all I could think of when presented with “more”… And proof that I need to try and manifest “more” and improve my concept of more. Ah! That’s one — “more than enough!” And since I’ve just commented more than enough, I’ll stop babbling. 😀

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      2. e always welcome to say more. What’s more you can say it anytime. (more or less) 😊

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  9. I think the pub was the right decision!

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    1. Thanks, Maggie. I do too.

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  10. More is less, less is more, and the pub sounds like the perfect place to sort it out.

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    1. Excellent solution. Thanks, Laura.

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  11. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    I’m with Laura. “More is less, less is more, and the pub sounds like the perfect place to sort it out.” Great dialogue, John. Happy weekend!

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    1. Happy weekend, Gwen. Thank you.

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  12. Yep! I think going to the Pub is a great idea after all the “mores!” 🙂

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    1. Hahaha. This will be on the test later.

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  13. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    I got lost in this but in a nice way:)

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    1. We all got lost, Denise. Thank you.

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  14. The master at work! Great as always. 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Billy Ray.

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  15. Oh, this was hilarious! Thank you for making me laugh, John!

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    1. Always good to laugh, Marie.

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  16. I had an unexpected internet outage but thought I had commented, This one hits close to home as I am downsizing and going minimalist – in my case less is more but more made me feel less so both are true! 🙂

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    1. Yes both are true, Jill. Thanks. 😁

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  17. Argh, this gave me a headache 🙂

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    1. Hahhaha. My job is done here.

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  18. Fair enough. You buy more rounds and I’ll buy less.

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    1. Hahahaha. Sounds like a deal…..wait a minute.

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  19. Haha this causes an ache for my head.

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    1. Think of mine. Thanks, Norman. 😁

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  20. I think I’m ready for the pub, John! 😀

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    1. I know what you mean, Lauren.

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  21. This was a head spinner, and a good one. The pub sounds like an excellent idea. Well done, John.

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    1. Yes this was designed to snap a neck for sure.

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