Friday, June 18, 2010

One Question Friday

















Every Friday I’m going to ask a question. The questions I choose might be ambiguous on purpose. The goal is to have you answer the question according to your beliefs, where you’re at in life or a circumstance that might have recently impacted you. The only thing I ask is that you provide an explanation for why you answered the way you did.














It is my hope to understand you better through this and also to gain a greater understanding of humanity and how people make decisions.


















Tread lightly or stomp, leaving footprints?


















*photos by flickr

35 comments:

  1. Probably tread lightly because I don't like how it feels to stomp. :-) Good question!

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  2. I WANT to be a stomp kind of person. I DO! Leave a mark, be confident.
    But I think I'm more tread lightly.

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  3. I'm more the tread lightly type too. I hate causing too many waves and intervering with everyone around me. I'm always embarrassed when all the attention is on me. But I'm like Jennifer too. I'd love to be brave enough and leave a big, GOOD, footprint behind me that others will think is wonderful and interesting.

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  4. Oh dear. Must you force me to cogitate on a Friday morning?

    I am a tromper who longs to be a light stepper. I feel I might make a bigger impression if I tiptoed rather than splashed.

    Tell you what. I'll give the go-lightlies a few bold lessons if they can teach me how to be more subtle. Deal?

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  5. Good question! I also tread lightly. When I do stomp, I'll look back and think, was that the right place to stomp, or should I have moved more left or to the right?

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  6. Walk barefoot, leaving a bold mark of my own very two unique feet. I love uniqueness, and embracing this!

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  7. I always tread lightly, probably always will. It is a character trait I learned young, because I have a thing about slammed doors and loud stomping around. I don't look down on it, but I don't want to give off a vive of being angry, the way I felt others were with me when I was too young to know better. Hope you have an awesome Friday! :-)

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  8. I think I'm a light everything. Lightfoot, lightweight, light voice. Very rarely do I stomp. Hurts my shins, I guess. I don't mind being the stealthy, soft type but it sure would be nice to project when I need to. Although, I guess if I were mad enough... No, probably not even then.

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  9. Sigh. Our Christ did both. So I will be a disobedient brat and say, "Gain the wisdom to know when to stomp out hate and injustice, when to tread lightly on tender hearts."

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  10. Right now I'm stopped in my tracks.

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  11. Even though I'm naturally heavy weight, even at times lead-foot when driving, I've learned where to tread lightly, yet sure footed, and where to firmly put my foot down to solidly take a stand or make a deep impression. This learning to discern is ongoing! No need to 'stomp', which to me implies a more aggressive than an assertive attitude!

    Enjoyed my visit at your blog!

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  12. Leave a mark.
    Even though the water will dry, and the grass will grow, you'll have seen your mark on the world.

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  13. Tread lightly.

    I think the essence that surrounds treading lightly can leave more of an impression.

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  14. Tread lightly. Like a whisper, it is more inviting.

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  15. Tread lightly, for sure. I'm trying to embrace it. Really. But sometimes I long to be a stomper.

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  16. I tread lightly. I would love to be a stomper, but that's just not me.

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  17. It depends on what shoes I'm wearing. :) If I'm in grubby shoes or rain boots, I say stomp away. It's fun to get messy and leave prints.

    If I'm on my way somewhere or in shoes that are difficult to wash, I say tread lightly. Leaving a print isn't worth the clean-up process after-wards.

    Lesson? There is a time and place for everything. :)

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  18. Tread lightly--I've always loved to dance. It's the personification of gracefulness to me!

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  19. Stomp leaving footprints. I like the idea of leaving behind an impression.

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  20. I used to just want to be invisible...now though...I sometimes tread lightly when around wounded people and other times more definite, wanting to leave my mark....standing and speaking up for those who can't...I want so much to make a difference....

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  21. Tread lightly. Good question!
    Happy weekend,
    Karen

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  22. I am a tread lightly kind of gal... :O)

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  23. I'll say neutral with this one, because it may be used in many contexts.

    Tread lightly or heavily can be used in times of danger, because said phrase ( the former part ) is a clear warning not to be so careless. Say in a mine field? If tread heavily is used in a safe context, perhaps I may even chose the latter of your question: I love to be noticed yes, even by my own footprints.

    But since the question can be used in many contexts, I remain neutral.

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  24. Great question! I think I tread lightly for the most part, but I hope I can stomp when stomping is needed. :)

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  25. I think I do a little of both depending on my mood and how serious the situation:)

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  26. Stomp! Not to stomp on anyone, but to leave my mark on a life well lived. I don't want people to wonder if I actually enjoyed the living. I want them to see evidence of it in my stompin'! :)

    I love your one question Friday by the way.

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  27. I think I tread lightly far too often...when what I really want to do is leave footprints. Love you, sweet friend.

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  28. Wendy:
    As usual, I see myself doing both. Treading lightly when I don't want to offend someone. Stomping when people stubbornly refuse to hear me out.
    But when God gets my attention, I always try to tread lightly.

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  29. I tread lightly until someone has pushed me too hard. Then I stomp until I get the issue out of my system. But I wish I had more stomp to my step when it comes to standing up for myself before I strike.

    I have left you an award on my blog.

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  30. Tread lightly. I don't want people to think I'm rude. :)

    Amy

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  31. Neither.

    Stomp implies :

    "Look at me! Here I come!" If you must do that, then there is a bruised little child in you wanting the attention never gotten from your care-giver. Attend to that lack positively, and you'll not need others' attention.

    Tread lightly implies :

    "I will leave no mark, draw no attention." Why? Was the attention that negative during your formative years?

    Instead I think it is wise to build bridges behind you, making the way easier for those who come after you.

    Smooth the path as you leave it, making the journey less hurtful for those who take the same path.

    And reach down a helping hand to a fellow traveler who has stumbled.

    Company on the trip always makes it a lesson of sorts : either in stimulating conversation or in learning tolerance. Roland

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  32. Tread lightly -- I'm pretty non-confrontational. But I can stomp if need be.

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  33. Oh, definitely stomp. I wish I did less treading and more stomping.

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  34. I tread lightly often, yet I do think I make some type of impression without stomping it.

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  35. Great question! Definitely tread lightly. Except my husband and kids might not agree. LoL

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