- Producer24/07/2016Bees and BeerThe internet cable is broken in my office and I decided to go down to the café shop to use the available internet. Changing places may lead to changing thinking. A bee buzzed in my mind and a wiggling idea started to dance in my head. Bees make...
Comments24/07/2016 #30 Ali AnaniDear @Praveen Raj Gullepalli- I don't have to explain why I dedicated this buzz to you. Your mind and heart grabbing comment says it all. You are a wonderful man with broad concern for humans. Yes, we need more genuine bees who can produce many times their numbers. You are a genuine bee and your writing "We need more of the sweet honey that moral science distills to make a better generation that understands value-based culture". I couldn't agree more. I am grateful to be connected with you24/07/2016 #29 Praveen Raj Gullepalli#12 Dear Manjit, I am literally faced with the Honey quandary on a weekly basis! For a while now I have been having honey with warm lime water in the mornings. I also have substituted sugar with honey in my morning bowl of Muesli and hot milk laced with spoons of turmeric and black pepper. I run out of my jar of honey real quick. In the market place there are so many brands that promise you natural, uniflora/multiflora/jungle-sourced honey...but it is hard to know which isn't concentrated, honey-flavoured sugar syrup like you indicated! I go to great lengths to procure stuff that promises to be the most authentic, needless to say! But the seed of a doubt is always sprouting...Yes, a life of moderation is best, be it with alcohol or anything that we indulge in, for abstinence more often than not breeds fanaticism and a holier-than-thou attitude, instead of tolerance :) Too many are the people, and too few are the bees, God knows we need, more of those apiaries! So dear beBees, keep buzzing, keep producing...!24/07/2016 #28 Praveen Raj GullepalliThank you dear @Ali Anani for the dedication and the analogy/analogies and parallels between insect and insect and insect and human striving.You continue to fascinate by connecting the common place, the often ignored, to issues and topics deeper and profound.From hair to honey is no mean leap of...observation!:) Bees strive to sustain their breed with honey; while writers strive to sustain thought and debate, discussion and discovery through their efforts and by sharing their insights. If only the wars of old and the enmities of yore had not destroyed the many writings painstakingly preserved for long - we would have been today, a far more advanced race with a far more innocent face!Alas, we are today a civilisation unable to fathom where to deploy innovation and how to benefit from discovery. A legacy of secrecy and power-mongering is destroying the human spirit even as we speak. I read today in our local newspaper an article about how some schools are pondering on whether Moral Science should be retained in schools and if so, in what manner! We need more of the sweet honey that moral science distills to make a better generation that understands value-based culture. Half the syllabus should be buzzing around Morals and the deeper nuances of right and wrong with examples from history and cultures around the world, instead of the volumes of stuff that is best forgotten (and is mostly forgotten) after high school! Thank you @Gert Scholtz for your kind words! What can I say? You folks inspire and deserve a candid response!
- Producer17/07/2016Pungent, but Real StoriesIt amazes how plants distribute where you may find abundance of a plant in most parts of the world versus some plants where they find their niche for survival in limited areas. Plants which blossom regardless of their abundance need to be...
Comments20/07/2016 #30 Ali Anani#29 There is a reason for everything dear @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD. May be if they find out why these "bees" do what they do we may find new discoveries. I prefer not to work with negative negativity and try to find ways to make it positive positivity. At least we shall end up with new creative approaches that would be extensible to other areas in our lives.20/07/2016 #29 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhDI'd also like to see, as you have spurred in me @Ali Anani, a system for 'pollinating NewBeez' who have no nectar-identifying characteristics, yet need to be taught 'how' to 'be' a Bee. Do they just copy one another? What if it ends up to be a 'bad' bee that skews their entire learning curve and turns them into someone that they are not? Perhaps they don't know what 'pollen' is...nor where to find it...not that the Queen is calling and calling for it. But it is vital and engrained. So how to make it shine?18/07/2016 #25 Jean L. Serio, CPC, CMC#20 Not only do people move on when 'pungent' people and situations occur, such as you describe the alcoholic friend @Ali Anani - but how about leaving organizations which appear pungent, banks with poor service, relationships which become pungent. And the list goes on...18/07/2016 #21 Kevin PashukThere is so much in nature to marvel at, and learn from, isn't there @Ali Anani? Your pondering is much appreciated. The second part of your post reminded me of a story from my mother's childhood. She came from a family of 9 children and it was in the 1930's in rural Canada. The great depression was on, but those that lived on farms did have food, but it was scarce. The family would share a loaf of bread with meals, with one slice cut for each person. My mother's younger brother loved bread and would regularly endure the punishment he received as a result of grabbing several slices of the bread and licking them. While his butt hurt, he did get to eat the bread since none of his siblings would eat it.18/07/2016 #20 Ali Anani@Jean L. Serio, CPC, CMC- I wish I had read your comment before publishing my buzz of today because your comment would have a key place in the buzz. You wrote "Regarding pungent vs fragrant - it seems to me it's possible to experience both pungent and fragrant times when moving through life". This is very true. I give one example of a friend who was alcoholic. He only associated himself with the like. Suddenly, he changed and became anti-drinking. He left his old friends because now he finds their alcoholic breath pungent. As I responded to Sara @Sara Jacobovici in my buzz Soapy Social Behaviors identification and attraction are related to each other. I wonder what you think? Thank you for making, as usual, a very interesting comment.18/07/2016 #18 Jean L. Serio, CPC, CMCAs you've shown us in this unique article, @Ali Anani, life is filled with both the pungent and the fragrant. Perhaps some are born pungent, a point you consider in one of your comments. Personally I believe this is true. Since the pungent Corpse flower, you describe, is unique in color, it's easy to see, how similarly - in life - pungent people can show a beautiful, enticing exterior to draw others to it. I'm thinking these people lure certain types with their beauty, in short as you associate with them you begin to smell that unique odor like the flies with the Corpse flower. But have become so well associated with this type of pungent person, you may ignore their unique smell (ideas) like the flies ignoring the rotting smell of the Corpse flower. Or, perhaps you have - in life - been searching for such a pungent person to associate with because you are one; and like attracts like. Regarding pungent vs fragrant - it seems to me it's possible to experience both pungent and fragrant times when moving through life. What are your thoughts on this Alli Anani? Perhaps on our way through life we must experience the pungent to move forward to the fragrant.17/07/2016 #15 Sara Jacobovici#13 I think that you present a very wise perspective @Ali Anani. And you provoked me to think about the distinction between "attraction" and "identification"; in nature we are predisposed to be attracted to those things in our internal and external environments which will be of benefit to us. Yet our human nature is drawn to aspects (such as heroes and antagonists) that we connect with through identification. Would you say that this distinction falls along that porous dividing line?17/07/2016 #13 Ali Anani#11 With seriousness I say @Sara Jacobovici yes, pairing is there. WE can't have one without the other. However; we have reference- that is our favoritism. In stories for example, they are only interesting if they have a conflict. We are biased to the hero and hate the antagonist. The hero has people who hate him and likewise the antagonist has people who stand by him. There is a porous dividing line. In solutions we have unsaturated one, saturated one and oversaturated one. If we change the temperature a shift takes and the saturated one may move this direction or the other. I wonder what you think!17/07/2016 #12 Lada PrkicI'll start with the answers backward. Dear Manjit, I couldn’t answer earlier because I have had many weekend chores to do, and don’t have much time to spend on socials.
My simple writing cannot be compared with your poetic approach to this topic (or any other, by the way). Because I am not a person of many words I always try to express my thoughts in a simple and understandable way, especially when I write in English, which is not my mother tongue. Every post of dear @Ali Anani consists of so many levels that urge us gently towards being contemplative.
Smelly plants found their places under the sun in a competitive battle with other plants for enabling procreation. The evolution has led to the emergence of these species and it is built into DNA of the plants, as well as the flies and bumblebees are being attracted by this smell, not by choice, but by nature.
But people are conscious beings and they are choosing whether to be attracted to the fragrance or to the stench of rotting. Those who have chosen the smell of rooting did that because their nature (acquired or inherited) is stronger than their ability to judge what is right and wrong and act in accordance with moral virtues.
Looking at what is happening in the world today, my conclusion is that there is a huge number of rotten and evil people. It's a harsh reality. Luckily, the good still prevails over evil otherwise the world would have looked completely different. Obviously, there are much more than 1% of good people who have chosen to visit fragrant flowers.17/07/2016 #11 Sara JacoboviciForgive me @Ali Anani but I say this with serious intent, "A rose by any other name would smell as sweet". The reason I say that is that everything has to exist; the (sweet) smell of a rose as well as the (pungent) smell of the corpse flower. What is pungent to us is fragrant to the fly. Now we look at how that transfers to behaviours and I can only refer to @CityVP Manjit's comment. Thank you Dr. Ali for pointing out the diversity of nature and our human nature.
- Producer08/05/2016Arrogance, Ego And RevengePerhaps, in this passing world, the subject of utmost priority should be 'how relations can be formed, cherished and continued well to make an exposure of pleasant and virtuous lives'.Let’s talk about human bond that describes us in our personal,...