Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Have to do with

Have to do with: To be relevant to/ relate to/ pertain to. What does “x” have to do with “y”? = How does “x” relate to “y”? How is “x” connected to “y”?
-> Kicked out: to be expelled/ thrown out/ removed/ asked to leave
-> Diner = restaurant

1. Are you the kind of person that joins a conversation and starts talking about something that has nothing to do with the topic at hand? I sometimes do that without realizing it.

2.  In Time Magazine’s article, “What Condoms Have to Do with Climate Change”, it argues that with the Earth’s population now sitting at roughly 6.8 billion, “… simple arithmetic will tell you that the bigger the global population becomes, the harder it will be to reduce greenhouse gas emissions…” Can you connect the dots (find the logical connection)?

3. I was just reading a blog post titled, “Our circumstances have nothing to do with our happiness.” It goes on to say, “Sick or healthy. Rich or poor. Thin or fat. Tall or short. Curly haired or bald. None of it matters when it comes to waking up happy every day. What does matter is gratitude and perspective.” Do you agree, or do you think that our circumstances will inevitably affect whether we are happy or not?

4. When we want to deny or defend that we were not involved in any situation, or not responsible for something, we can say, “I had nothing to do with it.” Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic said about the killing of 7000 Muslim men and boys at Srebrenica in 1995: “It is going to be easy for me to prove that I had nothing to do with it… it’s a myth.”

5. Astrology has absolutely nothing to do with astronomy. Do you know the difference? “Astrology assumes and attempts to interpret the influence of the heavenly bodies on human affairs. Astronomy is the science that deals with the material universe beyond the earth.”


  1. Tell us about two things that have nothing to do with one another... for example, in the X Factor recently, during the "Rock" week, Chris Rene sang a Bob Marley song, which Simon Cowell said had nothing to do with rock... while LA Reid said that in fact Bob Marley was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Simon insisted that Reggae had nothing to do with Rock.

  2. The money have not to do with the happiness, .......but it so helps. ja ja!!

  3. I agree Paty,
    I could be happy with very little money... but I could be HAPPIER with more, haha!