I must confess…please explain?

I consider myself to be relatively smart and savvy. I’ve completed an honours degree at university, a certificate IV at TAFE and countless academic and vocational training courses over the years.

In fact, I’d go out on a limb and say that I’m pretty damn intelligent.

But, despite 40 years worth of experience on this earth, and all the intelligence at my disposal, there are still many things that I just don’t understand.

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Please explain…

…the national obsession with the Melbourne Cup, “the race that stops the nation.” Why? I just don’t understand.

…why beauty pageants are still a thing and why parents enter their kids just to complain when they happen to win?

…why people are threatened by appearance diversity and resort to violence & intimidation to push their point?

…the reason why albinism is still so misunderstood and feared around the world?

…the hype around Game of Thrones? I’ve tried watching it but I just don’t get the appeal?

…how US coins work. Why is there a $1 coin AND $1 note? And what does a nickel, dime & quarter actually mean in terms of cent value?

…why people still believe that vaccinations cause autism?

…why we just can’t all get along?

…the rules of AFL. And while you’re at it, why teams in the NFL require different people to play different parts of the game?

But my biggest “please explain/I don’t understand” issue has been reserved for this week’s video below…

Are there issues that force you to scratch your head and wonder “what the?” Is there anything that you truly just don’t understand?

Make your confession and join in with the fun and the real community we are building here at #imustconfess!

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35 Responses

  1. I somehow missed there was a $1 coin in the US?? When did that happen?

    • Kirsty says:

      I’m not sure but it sure confused me when I was there last year. I just couldn’t get my head around the currency at all!

  2. Tegan says:

    I’m not a massive fan of Game of Thrones either. I did manage to get to season 4 but then I just completely lost interest.
    Tegan recently posted..The school yard bubble

  3. Zita says:

    Yeah I was confused when I first got a $1 coin. Apparently a few states introduced it but it never took off and there’s not a lot in circulation! The term ‘quarter’ makes sense to me, it’s a quarter of a dollar… But nickel and dime lost me as well!!!

    And I’m also with you on Games of Thrones… no thanks!

    • Kirsty says:

      I think I would have been better if I had more chances to use the currency. Because I spent so much time at WDW (where you use magic bands for purchases) and on the cruise (where you charge everything to your room) I really didn’t have the chance to get used to it!

  4. Oh heck. Now you have added to MY list…I don’t understand tv series either..Game of Thrones is one and any that have death, zombies and all that jazz. I listened and watched your vid. You are such a reasonable and balanced advocate for the two issues of Albinism and Autism Spectrum Disorder and do hope that you can become someone who can appear on TV and give talks at conferences. Have you considered adding your details to an agency or directly applying to the production places themselves for shows (not A current affair) that might be a good vehicle for your messages? Denyse

    • Kirsty says:

      I do have plans to become a speaker and I’m hoping to have the opportunity to get some specific training later this year. I’m also planning on creating video content for special needs parents as a platform to support my speaking. I’ll get there, slowly but surely…

  5. Vanessa says:

    I had no idea there was a $1 coin in the US. Nickle is 5c, Dime is 10c and quarter is 25c. I probably only know that from going to the US as a kid a few times so it doesn’t seem as weird to me.
    Vanessa recently posted..I Don’t Understand…

    • Kirsty says:

      I probably would have understood the currency better if I had’ve had the chance to use the currency more. It didn’t help that I didn’t need money at WDW or on the cruise…

  6. I’ve had a few ‘please explain’ moments in our new house. Starting with the power point hidden behind a sliding door.

  7. jess says:

    So much science stuff is foreign to me. My husband knows SO MANY scientific facts and how everything works, and it just goes over my head!

  8. Ness says:

    I don’t understand any of those things either! The random so-called causes for autism, including vaccines really irk me!

    I’m not sure if it’s just me but I really struggle to hear your videos for some reason, even with headphones. Maybe I need to get my hearing checked?

  9. Bahahaha I love love Melbourne cup. I don’t get how people love the cold, miserable weather.

    • Kirsty says:

      Well yes, that’s another thing I don’t understand, enjoying cold, miserable weather. Which is why I live in the northern half of NSW – not too cold, not too hot. Just right!

  10. There are many things I don’t understand, especially why some people can’t be kind. That’s the biggest mystery to me. It’s not hard and doesn’t cost anything. Life’s too short to be angry and miserable. Thanks Kirsty for the party!

    Anne @ Domesblissity xx

  11. Love your videos Kirsty and I totally agree that RESPECT is key to effective communication. As for me, there are a zillion things I don’t understand! Meanwhile, hope you have a good week.

  12. Cecelia says:

    Token American here! The Susan B. Anthony $1 was introduced, but then failed because it was almost the same size the 25 cent piece. And people got lazy and were constantly messing it up, either using it as a quarter and losing money or vice versa. There is the Sacagwea $1 coin and it is the first to be gold coloured. People are dumb about that one too, not sure why. The 25 cent piece is called a Quarter because it’s a quarter of a dollar. A Dime is 10 cents and a Nickel is 5 cents. I have no idea why. It just is.
    Cecelia recently posted..Happy Birthday & St. Patrick’s Day to Me

    • Kirsty says:

      I needed you this time last year Cecilia! Thanks for clarifying that. I feel like such an ignorant tourist for not knowing but it really did mess with my head when I was over there!

  13. I must confess: yep to most of yours too; and despite being reasonably intelligent (Diplomas in Teaching & Digital Marketing, a Cert 4 etc) – I will never understand Centrelink. After months of battling, they have declined to make any payment to Miss 19 who was off work for 3 months after having her left hand sliced open. Poor kid. How do those who rort the system manage it?!

    • Kirsty says:

      OMG I forgot Centrelink – there is no understanding that organisation, at all. So sorry to hear that Miss 19 will not receive any benefits – that doesn’t make sense to me at all.

  14. We used to have a pound note and a pound coin in the UK too for a while! There are so many things I don’t understand, for example, I don’t understand why people can’t just play nice with each other and be kind. It’s not so hard! Why can’t everyone just get along? I don’t understand anything about my computers but I married a man who understand a lot so that balances things out. I don’t understand anything about maths either but most of all, I don’t understand how and why with such a big world for us all to share there are so many peope with no place to go. Why can’t we open some doors instead of closing them?
    Sammie @ The Annoyed Thyroid recently posted..She’s So Inspiring – Belinda Burford

    • Kirsty says:

      I’m so with you on these issues Sammie – I don’t understand why we can’t show compassion, understanding and goodwill to everyone. I really don’t understand that at all.

  15. I don’t understand much but I do understand GoT! But then, I have been reading the books for ages. I imagine without that background it’s less enthralling 🙂 Don’t even start me on the vaccine conspiracists.

  16. So I’ve never joined your linky. Not because I haven’t wanted to, but because my posts don’t seem to fit. But I want to join your linky so bad that even though my post isn’t a special “I must confess” post, it is a post about me confessing something. Huh?! I guess that does fit then!

    Re GoT … I watched three minutes of it once and saw a naked woman getting her throat slit and that was it for me. I seriously don’t understand the obsession at all.

    As for the Melbourne Cup … I love getting dressed up for the races! It’s all about the head wear. I am off to the Black Opal in Canberra this Sunday in fact.

    Thanks for hosting the linky!

  17. Emily says:

    Very interesting list! I want to try answering them all, but I’ll just join you with the first. I can’t stand horse racing of any description. So. Boring. Whatever. I remember being in Byron Bay Melbourne Cup week one year just to avoid the hype, but I was out shopping when the race was on and could not get ANYONE to serve me. It really does ‘stop the nation’. WHYYYYY?
    Emily recently posted..Oh, the Blogs You’ll Blog!

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