- Producer21/10/2017Publish or perish, or publish and perish!So, here I am a few miles down the publishing road, dust behind and a promising blue horizon ahead. I started off this piece with “a few months down the road’ and realised that I was mixing my metaphors. That is what publishing does to you. Not...
- Producer20/10/201710 Tips on How to Become a Thought LeaderI get asked frequently how I got to be a contributor for a major platform like Entrepreneur. In fact, every time one of my articles get published on any of the several well-known platforms I write for, I get Facebook, Linkedin and beBee messages and...
Comments20/10/2017 #2 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee@Matt 🐝 Sweetwood this is a masterpiece. It is thorough and factual. One question I have for you. You wrote "thought leader is to have continuous high-engagement posts on your topic". How do you define engagement? We know that the percentage of readers who comment is less than 1%.
- Producer20/10/2017Bob Marley, an international musical and cultural iconStarting out in 1963 with the group the Wailers , he forged a distinctive songwriting and vocal style that would later resonate with audiences worldwide. After the Wailers disbanded in 1974, Marley pursued a solo career upon his relocation to...
Comments21/10/2017 #21 Pamela 🐝 WilliamsI agree @Javier 🐝 beBee; music makes me better. No matter how tough the day I climb in my car, turn on the music and if the right song comes on I sing along. By the time I get home the tough day has drifted away and I'm all better :-)! I'm a Marley fan and have one of his albums on my phone.21/10/2017 #17 Lisa 🐝 GallagherGreat artist who spoke true words! "“Just because you are happy it does not mean that the day is perfect but that you have looked beyond its imperfections.”
Truth! "Get up stand up..." Oh so many great songs with great messages. Thanks for the reminder @Javier 🐝 beBee21/10/2017 #14 Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBAWell, Bob Marley was my fellow Jamaican and, without a doubt, he has had a global impact. He rose from poverty to leave not only a musical legacy but a financial legacy that has made his children millionaires. All this he accomplished in a very short lifetime.
- Producer19/10/2017Can we live in an environment as One in Truth and without Fake News….?I was recently having some very deep conversations with friends around life, the subject matter was ‘Do we live a life of One, Whole and in Truth?’, the general consensus of this conversation was that ‘life’ is incredibly complex, there are lots of...
Comments20/10/2017 #4 Lisa VanderburgExceptional buzz that raises conflicting answers in me @Geoff Hudson-Searle! I'll try and clarify. Okay, so what is truth? Is it something tactile, sensory? No, we know the element of truth is not simply contained in such limited boundaries. We know love, but even though there are biological markers for attraction or arousal, love can't be quantified either. Faith; how about that? We know faith because we believe in things like...love and truth, for example.
Personally, I don't know myself...not really. I might know there are predictors particular to me but they don't become truth unless tested. To say I am certain of anything outside of my faith in a Creator that is not confined to space and time would be untrue. Maybe we know too much. Maybe not enough; either way, our lives are simply too short (mine, too chaotic) to put fully into use what I have learned. Does not mean you haven't though!19/10/2017 #2 Harvey LloydLove is a spiritual word, mythical if you will. Science can't explain it, but society longs for it in many variations. The statistics are not surprising since the questions asked could only, probably only questions of material world processes/physical. Love is not something the material world can grasp or explore because as your final quote stated, love has nothing to offer the material world but a smile of a child.
It is difficult to find peace in a world that measured materially rather than spiritually. The competitive nature of man is unleashed when materialism is at the front. The compassion of man is released only when love is genuine and is motivated spiritually.
It is difficult to have a foot in both worlds/concepts. The truth is relative to the world in which you choose to live. The material world requires fake news to feed the material fire of progress. Fake news destroys our love and spiritual realm in creating cognitive dissonance, because we attempt to survive in both.
- Producer19/10/2017Lopsided Thinking in Marketing and SalesYou need to raise the bar by first drawing awareness to whatever you intend to market, get people interested in it, and then intensify interest to desire so that people may act and purchase your product. You need creative ideas to shorten the...
Comments20/10/2017 #13 Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMAIn todays competitive world it's best to develop a product, or business, which serves a niche. From there you market your niche product to your unique audience. To overcome the issue of offering too much and confusing customers, it's smart to 'niche down'. Meaning creating products which are helpful to your original product, which add to it's ease of use, for example. Thanks for another valuable post, Ali.20/10/2017 #12 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#9 you are observant @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher. Yes, sterssing self and the customer is not the way to sell. In fact it is an assured way not to sell. Besides, going into technical details violates two simple facts. First it does not answer what is in it for me? Second, people buy holes and not drills. And third acttually people don't like to deal with people who try to force them to take decisions.
It is simplicity that may lead to successful selling20/10/2017 #11 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#8 @Jerry Fletcher- this is a great comment and is like a read map. I often say that sales and marketing are like my eyes. One eye is short-sighted while the other is long-sighted. The first eye is my marketing eye and the short-ranged one is my sales eye. I recalled this because of what you wrote "Too often, marketing professionals get too close to their own ideas to see the differences and how the audience is reacting". I love this and agree fully with you.20/10/2017 #9 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#4 Someone close to me used to work for Salesforce and their name fits them well. They are so sales driven, they burn out their employees/teams and expect them to keep pushing until they close the deal. Sadly, they lose clients with because they are relentless. They also lose good employees due to a high burn out rate. Simple is much better and so is trying to close a deal that works for the client as well- it's a compromise of sorts, it must be a win/win for both the client and the company who is selling a product. Great info graphics @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee19/10/2017 #8 Jerry FletcherAli, Marketing and sales are two different things. Yes they occur within the context of someone moving from prospect to customer but the same models do not apply at the level of sophistication you are addressing. The AIDA model was developed in the direct marketing arena which is one of the few places where sales and marketing are attempted at the same time. Today, online marketing is taking on those aspects. Marketing is about knowing and understanding the needs, wants and desires of a target audience (the market) which, in simplest terms, has not yet purchased the product. Sales is about moving an individual that has been drawn in by marketing to make the purchase.
Too often, marketing professionals get too close to their own ideas to see the differences and how the audience is reacting. The process of each sale is different based primarily on price/value. People use less logic on the purchase of a candy bar than a new car. But, the emotional input into both sales may be equivalent. It all comes down to trust. Which brand marketing do you trust? Which option is clearly the one that matches your situation? Which solution solves your problem? Which sales person or process do you trust? Often it is the why of a product or service that is the differentiator. That's because we inherently trust those that can tell us the reason for a product/service's existence especially if there is an emotional connection to our situation.19/10/2017 #7 Harvey Lloyd#6 In most cases sales are in front of someone who has a need. The very first question they are asking is, can you fill the need? Technical detail don't answer the question, they merely obfuscate your answer in such a haystack it can't be found.
Yes anyone who has been involved in any sales knows that new customers are like courting. There are phases of development. The initial phases are asking some big questions that details cannot answer. When the engineering questions begin by the customer you have now rounded second base. Home Run is still a ways a away, but if the details show up on the run to first base, (First Date), go ahead and run to the bullpen, because you OUT.
Great post and brings back some memories of the old days. Cherished, but not missed.19/10/2017 #6 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#4 together your comment @Harvey Lloyd with that of @Edward Lewellen make a great buzz. Yes as people by delight and not pain. Your advise to keep salesforce away from technical teams is an awesome one. I found it useful thst the salesforce should try first to sell inhouse to ordinary staff. Who would buy pain? The pain of technical details will lead to failure.19/10/2017 #5 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#3 this is is what I call a prfect example ear @Edward Lewellen. You are write and we complicate things by selling what we know rather what the customer needs. Or, we use technical descriptions to put the cuser off.
In writing my buzzes I observed that the sjimpler they are, the more viewership they get. People are impatient with complications.19/10/2017 #4 Harvey LloydNever, ever, ever allow sales force to become part of the engineering team. This is was a hard lesson. Once the sales folks came into our estimating, contractual and accounting understanding their ability to sell became difficult. They carried an understanding of to many details from which they tried to sell.
The infamous words, sell the sizzle not the steak. Hold true in so many ways. The complexity of a product during the sales process should be displayed through benefit, outcomes and if applicable capital appreciation to the bottom line.
But i also believe so many folks have burnt by the sizzle as the steak was not as great as the noise, smell and visual. That they want to peek behind the marketing and see the real deal. So in sales and marketing, if you sell the sizzle be prepared to show folks the stove with the same sizzle.19/10/2017 #3 Edward LewellenDear @AliAnani, I observe so many people, including people whose profession is Marketing and Sales, who complicate their sales process by describing how they do what they do, rather than the results they derive from what they do.I recently placed an ad in an upscale magazine. The first proof i was sent was horrid. It onlt described my process and whp wants to buy that?!! I rewrote the ad with the results I get and it was much better received, even by the person who wrote the first proof.
By over complicating the description, they would have raised more questions than they answered, causing confusion, lack of interest, and no response.19/10/2017 #2 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#1 You are right @Mohammed A. Jawad. When companies diversify quickly and in different directions they perplex the consumer. People don't have time to sort out many alternatives and get confused which one to select. More, if they don't understand the product such as some offers from financial institutions.
- Producer18/10/2017Keep Your Eye On The DonutCover your eyes with donuts simple but cute. Picture: Elena Rodríguez. Model: Elen BassKeep Your Eye On The DonutThere is the donut and there is the hole. And you should keep your eye on the donut. And all the things that go on they don't...
Comments19/10/2017 #21 Phil Friedman#20 Impressive memory, @Peter Altschuler. You are correct. The ditty is on a plaque labeled "The Optimists Creed", a photo of which can be found at: https://restaurant-ingthroughhistory.com/tag/mayflower-coffee-shops/19/10/2017 #20 Peter Altschuler#10 It was the Mayflower Coffee Shop chain that used that little ditty, @Phil Friedman. Yet they were clever enough to create little bite-size bits that were known as donut holes -- the dough allegedly taken out of the center of a doughnut. In storytelling, they're like the Grand Inquisitor tale in the midst of "The Brothers Karamazov."
Personally, I'd rather focus on a 1950s television test pattern than on a doughnut. They are, in all their deep-fried, calorie dense, artery-clogging infamy, the amalgamated sin of all mankind.19/10/2017 #17 David B. GrinbergThanks for more great advice, Javier, which is always a welcome breath of fresh air in a world of information overload and daily distractions. I would add these nuggets of wisdom to reiterate the main points above:
1) While you can't control the actions of others, you can and should control your reactions. In short, don't react to every idiot in the world or you'll be wasting time and losing focus all day long.
2) Per the best selling book of the same name: "Don't sweat the small stuff" -- and it's all small stuff! http://dontsweat.com/
3) Remember the righteous refrain of the successful U.S. civil rights movement which resulted in more equal opportunity and equal justice for every American: "Keep your eyes on the prize!" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keep_Your_Eyes_on_the_Prize18/10/2017 #14 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador@Javier 🐝 beBee u need to be in the innovative Pastry industry to understand what David is talking about....jajajaja....i love this GIG!
But if i may...I prefer to keep my eyes on the "chuuuuuuros"! As good a Donut, but zero chance to get lost in the Hole...hahaha!
- Producer18/10/2017Bali – Mount Agung VOLCANO ALERT…. Blog 11_ let’s talk about the Island of the GodsWe seem to be at a stalemate here on our paradise Island of Bali.More than 180,000 plus people have been evacuated from their homes here in Bali, life goes on.My heart aches for these people who have been away from their homes, temples and animals...
- Producer17/10/2017Pity the NationI came across this poem by Lawrence Ferlinghetti, and I thought I would share, Ferlinghetti is the author of more than thirty books of poetry, including Time of Useful Consciousness (New Directions, 2012); Poetry as Insurgent Art (New Directions,...
- Producer17/10/2017You must have experienced one of those scenariosThe complexity of our lives in increasing because of the increased duality or ambivalence that we suffer constantly from. I am sure we have all experienced one of the following scenarios in which you found your feelings and thoughts are in...
Comments19/10/2017 #79 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#78 Very true @Yolanda Ávila Márquez. However; antifragility is more than resilience. It is coming out of a stressful situation stronger than before. Like carbon under stress yields diamonds so we are expected to be antifragile. This is a subject of huge interest and I hope to cover it soon.19/10/2017 #78 Yolanda Ávila Márquez#74 Of course.
One of the most wonderful capacities of the human being is resilience.
Have you read Viktor Emil Frankl? Man's Search for Meaning
''Man can preserve a vestige of spiritual freedom, of mental independence, even in the terrible circumstances of psychic and physical tension''
''Man can be snatched from everything but one thing: the last of human freedoms - the choice of personal attitude before a set of circumstances - to decide his own way''
Regards!18/10/2017 #73 Yolanda Ávila Márquez#70 I understand you.
I have read more similar cases. I agree that doing something to help others who have gone through the same situation is positive but provided that at the same time you have healed the wound inside.
This model of Yoga, for example, has a support group for women who have been raped.
She helps them because she was also raped. I think it's wonderful and ... healer.
Basically you and I agree Ali:
we must think and act, not stay paralyzed and look for creative solutions that take us out of the paralyzing situations.18/10/2017 #71 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#68 brilliant comment dear @Tausif Mundrawala. You wrote "I have learnt that whatever we desire it comes with a price and requires us to work on it diligently". In thermodynamics we know you don't get anything for nothing. You derived this reality by yourself. You are smsrt my friend.18/10/2017 #70 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#69 Dear @Yolanda Ávila Márquez- I read the story of the girl. She didn't remove her problem, but lesssned its intensity by helping others. She vented out part of frustration this way. The positive side is that she designed the sports shoe. She re-challened her frustration and this was a way of dealing of a problem rather than allowing the problem to ruin her. She was self-motivated to do that.18/10/2017 #69 Yolanda Ávila MárquezMy dear Ali ....
this time I disagree with your opinion , just a little ;)
''So is the case of the raped girl. In one incident a raped girl started a new brand of sports shoes in which she donated a certain percentage of her profits to help girls who suffered from rape. Solving the problem of others puts our feelings and thoughts in harmony''
I think doing that alleviates the pain but does not eliminate it. It is a way to divert or channel attention. For me, it is valid only if at the same time you are healing in yourself what happened. You have to find peace within yourself.
"Happiness is achieved when what you think, what you say and what you do are in harmony." I agree with him.
All our attention must be focused on living our life with consistency.
Regards!18/10/2017 #68 Tausif MundrawalaHowever disharmonious our situation might be, it's incumbent on us to act in tandem with what our heart says and lies. Whenever I felt low in life I have seen myself inching towards the calling of my heart and wherever I taught my forte lies. I have learnt that whatever we desire it comes with a price and requires us to work on it diligently. We should blink once but we shouldn't leave sight of the path chosen by us and by our Almighty. He gives signs. He would put us in difficulties which would make us strongest than before. We have to heed to his call and suggestions. If someone is meant to be a writer or a poet he/she would always be enchanted with that subject.
Thanks for this wonderful buzz, Sir @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee Awaiting your reply.18/10/2017 #67 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#66 Your comment dear @Cyndi wilkins has just inspired me with the idea for my next buzz. The theme of it is as we face hardships in life it is our best times to find creative and simple solutions. Welcome to challenges because they make us thrive, Thank you Cyndi.18/10/2017 #65 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#64 You really increased my awareness of the role my father> Thank you and I am truly moved by your comment.
When my father passed away in 2005 we only found out that he was sponsoring more than ten orphaned students by paying their university fees. He didn't only scarified for his family, but also for the needy and deprived people.
My father was a renowned writer. He co-authored one book in English.
The early history of the Gulf Arabs / Ahmad Anani and Ken Whittingham.18/10/2017 #64 Cyndi wilkins"The pain was great, but still his beliefs helped him contain the pain."
That my friend @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee is the will to survive...and that is why your father lived another forty years after the fact...His concern for his families well-being should he not survive himself was the driving force behind his choice to soldier through excruciating pain to secure their future...even if he sacrificed his...That is the highest expression of love...and the measure of an amazing man...You are blessed to have had such a wonderful role model;-)18/10/2017 #63 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#62 I agree fully with your splendid comment @Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris. Either we find a creative solutions, or we find a way to lessen the conflict. It is not always easy to find a total solution. I mentioned same idea in my previous comment. But it all starts from congruence with oneself. Beautifully expressed Zacharias.18/10/2017 #61 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#60 Do you know dear @Lisa Vanderburg that my father memorized The Learners' Dictionary in full. At his time very few people spoke English in my country. This helped my father do thirteen jobs simultaneously. He worked as translator, Part-time English teacher and preparing pitches documents to big construction companies, among other jobs. If I claim that he didn't influence my life I would be lying.
There is a catchy phrase in your comment. "Suffering can take a good person and either make them exceptional or destroy them". Absolutely spot on. It is a thin line that can bifurcate us into two different paths. This is a buzz on its own.
Your comment reminds me to invite my friend Dr. @Vincenzo De Florio to the discussions here. Antifragility is to become stronger when experiencing a hard going in life. Not only suffering can take us in two different paths, but it can even make us stronger than we were before the suffering. This is a huge idea for the workshop that Vincenzo is organizing. Pain and Antifragility. It is more than resilience because resilience takes us to the same condition and position we were at before we suffered. Antifragility makes us better and stronger.18/10/2017 #60 Lisa Vanderburg#59 Your father's journey leaves me reeling; that determination takes such great passion to overcome, especially as the odds were so stacked against him. I can see where you get your steel from @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee View more#59 Your father's journey leaves me reeling; that determination takes such great passion to overcome, especially as the odds were so stacked against him. I can see where you get your steel from @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee!
Suffering can take a good person and either make them exceptional or destroy them. Such is the fine line we tread....at some point, our choice will define us. Thank you for sharing your father's story, my friend! Close
- Producer17/10/2017EMPOWERMENT OF WOMEN- A CONFUSING STATEMENT!Shymal is a poor farmer with a small amount of land to till of his own. He along with his wife’s diligence, they are capable to yield food crops and other seasonal crops and somehow managed to maintain his family. His daughter, Anita is now...
Comments17/10/2017 #5 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee"Are not those perpetrators getting approval of majority men by making these incidents as trifle? "
I was just talking to my tenants--young men both--about this yesterday. It has long been disseminated that this is a man's world. Women who speak out against the system are shamed and ignored by most. They agreed this is just plain wrong. Hopefully, we will grow as a race to be totally inclusive.17/10/2017 #1 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeA saddening rape story with far-reaching effects. Thank you @Debasish Majumder for highlighting a hot issue. One other thought in your buzz that got me thinking is your writing "Naturally, they tend to shun their roots". In they you were referring to medical doctors. Aren't we always in going back to the land where from we came out?
- Producer15/10/2017Successful at School, Failing in LifeA friend of mine complained the other day that his son was top of his class all his life. Everybody expected him to be successful at work, but disappointingly he fell miserably. This isn’t a rare incident and happens frequently. We all need to...
Comments18/10/2017 #84 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#82 thank you @Yolanda Ávila Márquez and I am checking on the book as soon as I post this comment.
I loved your comment. You are very correct "Many people achieve success in life after overcoming very adverse circumstances but after having lived deep life experiences". I agree with you all the way18/10/2017 #83 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#81 if I have a wish then it is that you made this comment earlier @Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMA. It would have attracted the attention of other commentors. It is deep. If I have another wish it is that you expand your comment into a buzz. And I truly hope you do.18/10/2017 #82 Yolanda Ávila MárquezFirst of all, recommend a book Ali: (It's a treasure)....
https://www.amazon.com/Heart-Personal-Journey-Through-Meanings/dp/0380977958 View moreFirst of all, recommend a book Ali: (It's a treasure)....
Let's keep going...
It is well known that students are not prepared for Life, they only require intellectual ability and little else.
Many people achieve success in life after overcoming very adverse circumstances but after having lived deep life experiences.
Liz Murray https://goo.gl/bzjNHj (from homeless to Harvard)
Khalil Rafati https://goo.gl/oh6aSr (from homeless to millionaire)
''God writes with crooked lines'' .... Success is a very slippery road.
Regards! Close18/10/2017 #81 Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMAYou have once again written an article which stimulates the thoughts and ideas of many. A topic infrequently touched upon. And while I have no unique words of wisdom as many who have commented here, do, I remind everyone of the following practical scenario - allowing children to discover how to deal with the changes life often forces upon us by finding them a part-time job when they're young. It can expose them to a variety of simple problems and changes they can learn to deal with and build their confidence as they grow.
Your post also reminded me of a situation I encountered after college. I attended an expensive private high school my parents worked hard to scrape together the money (while I cleaned houses and baby stay to help out) in order to attend. 5 years after graduation I'm shopping in an outlet store, with a friend, only to discover a young woman, tops in our high school class who graduated 'magna cum laude from college, working as a 'checker/bagger' there. I was beyond shocked but didn't question her. However I did discover from a friend this woman was unable to cope with the trials and tribulations of working. She was incapable of moving up to a management position, or other position which could provide a better living and life. One point was she disliked rules and following them; yet she wasn't a leader or one who might create them. And, quite frankly, she had no desire too I also discovered. Now while it's certainly possible to move up from sweeper (or a bagger/checker at a grocery store) to CEO, some - like the woman I mention here - likely was happiest, thriving in the controlled halls of education. Her parents, as with the man you mention in your post, were despondent when they discovered they'd spent all their money on an education for a daughter who continued to 'fail' according to their determination. All that said - there is always the "Peter Principle" - where people 'rise to their incompetence'.17/10/2017 #78 Vincenzo De FlorioRe: your kind question -- in a sense, I've replied already through my previous comment :) I think such topic would match very nicely with the themes of ANTIFRAGILE, and I would honored and very happy to have a paper from you for "my" little workshop. And should you like the idea, also to get involved with the organization of the workshop itself :)
Please let me know, dear friend @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee!
(2/2)17/10/2017 #77 Vincenzo De FlorioDear friend @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, thank you very much for so interesting a post, which I have appreciated very much! As you know, I'm very interested in resilience and antifragility. Often people consider the two qualities as one, corresponding to the ability to survive; But as you know very well, this is not true. There is a subtle, *systemic* difference between the two qualities: an antifragile system is able to learn from the experience. If it survives the experience in the first place, that is! And this is precisely what you identify here. Moreover, you suggest to "train" the antifragile system, proposing to "expose it gradually to conditions outside its comfort zone". This is definitely a strategy that makes sense and could (should) be applied to any antifragile system. Therefore e.g. Antifragile Communities should be exposed to "little crises" in order to temper themselves; and antifragile drones should be subjected to an increasingly harder set of environmental conditions in order to learn and get better without... crashing down! (1/2)17/10/2017 #75 Tausif MundrawalaWe should always put ourselves to the rigidest of test at every point of life. Life is very uncertain and it would always strike at the comforts on which one makes oneself a slave. We should see opportunities in all these uncomfortable circumstances. The strictness of my daddy directed me towards the habit of reading which initially I deplored. I now realize the benefits which it brings with each passing word. Everyday the ink of newspaper leaves an indelible strain on my hands and I always take pride in this color of intellect.
I can go on and on because this topic is a never ending process. Am awaiting your reply, Sir @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee17/10/2017 #73 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#71 If I had the power to distribute your comment worldwide @CityVP 🐝 Manjit I wouldn't hesitate for a moment. Just at least to absorb your line "...his expectations feel more like an added weight to his son". Why put heavy loads on our kids and then expect them to move fast or freely? How often we tend to forget the basics of life is an issue that amazes me.17/10/2017 #72 CityVP 🐝 ManjitA irregular heartbeat is a sign of a healthy heart, that is what makes life fractal. A regular heartbeat is the stuff of personal brand. http://reylab.bidmc.harvard.edu/tutorial/DFA/node7.html View moreA irregular heartbeat is a sign of a healthy heart, that is what makes life fractal. A regular heartbeat is the stuff of personal brand. http://reylab.bidmc.harvard.edu/tutorial/DFA/node7.html We have become really good at painting whitewash on existence and as we smoke the dope of painting life as success, we join in a collective failure to create unnecessary expectation and listen to the ownership society portray its view of life on the "have nots". Why should we expect anything different if the mentality promotes a certain view of life as being better than a more realistic appraisal of reality. Close17/10/2017 #71 CityVP 🐝 ManjitI wonder what the friend of yours would complain after the suicide of his son. Then he would yearn for him to be failure but a failure who is still alive especially those fathers who have talked to an overwhelmed son who is further condemned by the weight of expectations that the word "failure" brings and now live with a memory.
Shit happens to people and sometimes a tonne of shit, and this is another example of why the polished shine of personal branding is so personally offensive to me. Just because life is kind to a person and they sit in the privilege of what life has given, does not mean that life is shit-proof. Maybe the father who complained about his son needs another look in the mirror because his expectations feel more like an added weight to his son, especially if his son happened to read this online and that became the straw that broke the camels back.
It is called be on the receiving end of life and also a receiving end where shit happens. This shit can take many forms and in some cases people recover but in a few cases they do not. We tend to ignore this abject reality and socially we have got good at brushing "real life" under the carpet. That is until some poor soul writes something that opens up reality window and then for a moment we all rush in and applaud that truth - but we also go straight back into the language of success we use to cover this abject reality, because there is a reason we put this out of mind and out of sight in our own lives when we "can't handle the truth". That is a great movie line and when we preach success, we preach the movie of life, not actually live the reality of life.17/10/2017 #68 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#61 thank you @Jerry Fletcher for your analytical approach. You wrote "Those that are creative are denied the right to grow and develop way too often". You remind me of a real story. A student asked the teacher about a step in a chemical reaction and its driving force. The response was "it is like that. All you need to do is memorizing the steps". No wonder students quite often hate chemistry even though it is a highly interesting science. Not only we tend to block creativity, but also stop students from logical thinking.
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Comments16/10/2017 #210 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#208 First, I want to thank dear @Debasish Majumder for sharing this buzz and drawing more great comments.
Thank you @Proma 🐝 Nautiyal Your writing "they need to think long term and base their actions on those thoughts" inspired me with an idea for a buzz. Thank you15/10/2017 #208 Proma 🐝 NautiyalThis is so true, @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee! I have experienced this in real life, too. I believe this happens because some people don't think in macro terms, they prefer to live in their own myopic view of the world. If somebody truly wants to build a long-term relationship, personal or professional, they need to think long term and base their actions on those thoughts. Thank you for this buzz! ]
Thank you, @Debasish Majumder for sharing this buzz!15/10/2017 #207 Harvey Lloyd#206 @Debasish Majumder thanks for this pull from history. It is often intriguing to review our past and this was a very interesting review. The comments and subsequent discussion was viewed quite differently from today than it was at the time.
Still a great post and holds true today @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee15/10/2017 #206 Debasish Majumderintriguing buzz indeed sir @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee! i wonder, when unity of thought enable us to align, how come we can visualize an entirely abstract format which may cause disaster to our relationship! however, enjoyed read and shared. thank you very much for the share.23/04/2017 #202 Joanne Gardocki#201 It also came to mind, @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, there is a school of thought that sees our Earth as a living being. How interesting that earthquakes and the human brain can follow the same power law plot. I am not sure I like connecting our Earth to being a serial killer on a very large scale. Oh my...
However, if our own human minds are mirrored in our environment, it is one more bit of evidence in the connectedness of all. It becomes a call for real mindfulness and compassion.22/04/2017 #198 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#197 Excellent example of analogy @Joanne Gardocki. Now, you got me thinking. It is interesting that you mentioned earthquakes. You now recently a discovery was made in that serial killers time their killing unintentionally with power laws- same as earthquakes do.22/04/2017 #197 Joanne GardockiVery interesting analogy. It sounds like we need to add some flexibility and earthquake proofing technology to our bridges. I was surprised to find out that banks and businesses are using computer algorithms to investigate 100 year/1000 year catastrophic events in much the same way as engineers designing buildings.18/12/2016 #193 Mohammed Sultan#191 Thank you Phil for your welcomed thoughtful reply.If there's some logic in the the truth it's sometimes distorted by others interpretations.Sometimes we have an accurate market data(truth) which is distorted by the interpretations and the logic of an inexperienced researcher.18/12/2016 #192 Mohammed Sultan#189 Analogies are also important in business.Nowadays,for effective communications companies are inspiring their employees by associating pictures to make their vision clearly understood.It's also happening here at beBee when they keep inspiring their mission and strategies.I remember once watching the former CEO of CAD Systems was moving with drawing featuring the company strategies on flip charts in offices and conference rooms.And when asked about this he said; I have those drawing around on purpose.It's really hard to get an entire org to understand where it's going ,so we have to keep hammering at the message.......I guess it's a kind of like subliminal suggestion.18/12/2016 #191 Phil Friedman#187 Mohammed, I obviously agree about the excessive use, or rather the misuse of metaphor. However, logic does not "distort logic" mostly because logic has to do with patterns of reasoning, and never in itself can claim to determine truth. Logic is only concerned with assuring that if we start with true premises or assumptions, we reach similarly true conclusions. Logic does not, and cannot determine if our assumptions or premises are themselves true. Cheers!
- ProducerThe Boy Who Could Create MiraclesOnce upon a time there was a special child, a cute boy, always dressed in blue clothes. Born with the most beautiful eyes, reflecting the color of the sky. It was a genius. With a mission. Locked in his soul. At the age of seven, the activation...
Comments16/10/2017 #4 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#3 exactly @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador once we understand that, life looks 100 % different, thank you15/10/2017 #2 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#1 well thank you @Debasish Majumder that is super kind of you to say!!!15/10/2017 #1 Debasish Majumderlovely share @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.! enjoyed read and shared. thank you for the share.
- Producer14/10/2017I am Imperfect, and That is My USPI am bored to hear the word "perfect". I don't know why. I can't do things as other professionals do. Could that be the reason? I am not sure. I am not even bothered. It only bothers me if I can't complete a work.I always take more time to complete...
Comments14/10/2017 #8 Debesh Choudhury#5 Very happy to get your comment @Phil Friedman, I always try not to pretend as honest, but sometimes the situation becomes very complex. Everything seems to go out of sight. Computer gives error. People misunderstand. Then I can't help writing something small. Reality over powers. This one is a result of that.14/10/2017 #5 Phil FriedmanDr. @Debesh Choudhury is a old online friend and fellow writer from various LinkedIn groups, including the Unfluencers (tm), which he and our good friend @Jeffrey Strickland founded. Although not always followed by some of its members (the Unfluencers (tm) is an open group, the principles established in writing for the group by Debesh and Jeffrey are a model for active intellectual exchange on social media -- as are Debesh and Jeffrey themselves. I cannot recommend too highly that you seek out Debesh's and Jeffrey's writings here and on LinkedIn, for they are often remarkable in their insight and always personally modest and self-effacing in their approaches. As evidenced by this piece by Debesh.
- ProducerThe Beneficial Impact of Shaping There are many shapes in the world. Ever tried to count them all? Some shapes tend to attract us more than others. That is only human, we all have our unique taste. Through the course of time we might prefer other shapes. As we change, our choices...
Comments14/10/2017 #12 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#11 thank you very much @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador happy to get such a wonderful compliment! Have a great weekend.14/10/2017 #11 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand AmbassadorInspiring and excellent piece @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc..14/10/2017 #10 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#7 very much appreciated poem bee @Debasish Majumder, happy creative moments to you as well!14/10/2017 #9 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#6 wise words @Donna Wood thank you so much, happy weekend!14/10/2017 #8 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#5 thank you sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much @Gabriel Bazzolo good to see you here, hope the world of drones is forever expanding!14/10/2017 #7 Debasish Majumderlovely share @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.! enjoyed read and shared. thank you for the share.14/10/2017 #4 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#3 good to know @Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris always treasure the child in you!14/10/2017 #2 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#1 and that @Devesh 🐝 Bhatt creates double joy, thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;-)
- ProducerNaiveté"Here's to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes... the ones who see things differently -- they're not fond of rules... You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the...
Comments13/10/2017 #1 CityVP 🐝 ManjitNaiveté can have a wonderful value to it. especially when it challenges the orthodoxies of "expertise". This is not theory, but what Jack Welch trusted at GE, to hire talented people who were not limited by their perception of expertise, so did not know better where that expertise limit was. His bet was that these people would go beyond because they would cross the threshold of expertise exactly due to their naiveté. He hired people who went beyond the limits because they did not know there was a perceived limit. Another way of expressing this Naiveté is "beginners mind".
- Producer13/10/2017People unite facing the common enemyWhen someone is taking out the gun, starts shooting at you and everyone around you, there is only one thing you can do to survive. Unite with everyone around you. It happens in seconds. It's survival instinct.It may sound pretty obvious. But how...
- Producer11/10/2017Mentoring; A "Keystone" in the life of a Cook(Kitchen @ "Viaduct Central", Auckland, New Zealand, 1999) The “philosophy” of Mentoring can be applied to any profession, and to life in general; we all have Mentors and by the same token we are all...
Comments13/10/2017 #18 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee"Mentoring is a lifelong process, particularly in the kitchen, never-ending". Absolutely and zI may add that creativity in the kitchen is endless and has led to many great discoveries. Now the metaphor is extended beautifully to mentoring with great examples. A must read buzz12/10/2017 #12 Gert Scholtz@Randall Burns A super article Randall with an inside look into operations of a restaurant kitchen, I never knew about. I think you summarised it perfectly with: "Mentoring is the "art" of training someone to achieve higher levels of performance, the ability to train them to deal/cope with more responsibility and expectations while teaching a wide range of knowledge."12/10/2017 #10 Randall Burns#6 HaHa! Thanks for that @Harvey Lloyd I'm just glad I didn't offend you. :-) I'm very familiar with the industrial shutdowns you are referring to as I'm presently working at a Lodge in the Alberta Oilsands where the major producers here have shutdowns regularly and yes it is BIG money. That is high stress and adrenaline in it's own right.12/10/2017 #9 Puneet SrivastavaVery nice sharing @Randall Burns. So many experiences. Amazing. I am sure you have helped a lot of people. Good wishes. Look to read more of your write-ups. I love cooking. Do it daily for self and kid plus family. Also try teach 3 things. Grow food. Cook food, Serve food. If you want to be a better human being. Best wishes once again.12/10/2017 #6 Harvey LloydI dont work well with others in those environments is probably better stated. @Randall Burns
Mine was not kitchens but large industrial shutdowns where you had 72 hours to complete two weeks worth of work.
Coordinating, setting up and keeping shifts moving smoothly was my game.
I was not well liked but we got lots of work because we met schedule. Which each hour shutdown is worth hundreds of thousands.
In my youth i enjoyed myopic focus on schedule, people and equipment but glad that stage of life is over.
Doing it every night would be crazy. My hat is off to you and those that make a kitchen work.
Thanks for the opportunity to participate at the guinea pig level and the mention and link.12/10/2017 #5 Irene 🐝 Rodriguez EscolarHigh energy? High stress? Adrenaline rush? Yes indeed! It is the same for every station in the kitchen, including the dishwasher, (An integral and very important part of the team); every station must be “on top of their game” and work together with every other station.
I always say that the work in a restaurant is the best school of customer service. If you can overcome that stress.
It is a team work always, kitchen is nothing more than waiter or that cleaning, waiter is nothing more than cleaning or cooking, the worst thing is to see how they fight and you as cleaning is not appreciated. I have always liked the kitchen, the waitress work too, I like customer service, although I have almost always been dedicated to cleanliness.
There is no one else, we work to serve the clientele and the three areas should be as one (I continue reading ...)11/10/2017 #2 Paul "Pablo" CroubalianThe Foodservice Industry embraces mentorship like no one else. It's equally satisfying for the mentor as the mentee (Is that a word? We just use "chef" and "stagaire"). A stage is French for internship. There's a strong competition for internships with grads of my alma mater (who shall never be mentioned).
I've had many, but one really stands out. She was an at-risk youth who cleaned up after serious drug abuse. She was 19 but only half-way through high school at a special-needs school near my restaurant. Her counselor approached me for an internship. I had 49 applications for the three internships I had available, but I agreed to meet her anyway. It was more out of politeness to the counselor (a regular at the restaurant).
To this day, I don't know what possessed me to accept her. I'm so glad I did. She claimed she loved to cook, but cooking and professional cooking are distant relatives at best. She took to it like a duckling to water. Within a few short weeks, she prepped as fast as I did. She also scaled dough much, much faster than I did.
She kept a level head. Once, a supplier goofed. We had no chocolate for croissant au chocolat (an all-butter croissant stuffed with 60g of couverture semi-sweet chocolate.) I went to a friend's shop to borrow some. On my return, I found her baking croissants that she stuffed with a butterscotchy thing of her own invention. Croissant au Caramel were born and proved very popular.
I got her a scholarship at my school. She graduated second in her class last Spring.
She started as a sous straight out of school. She took over the kitchen in September. If I still had the restaurant, I'd consider passing her the reins
Maybe she'll be the next Escoffier. I can say with pride that the student surpassed the teacher.
- Producer12/10/2017Give it Away for Free: One Secret To Success Why on earth would I say give it away for free is a secret to success? Because apparently today, I am the odd man out. Not really. Here's why. Once we humans got over the shiny object internet syndrome, (say twenty-five years ago) we were left...
Comments13/10/2017 #7 Phil FriedmanGood solid advice, @Charlene Norman, not the usual SMBS.
I personally always include a couple of context related tips in any presentation I give to a prospect. Of course, if I don't get the contract, those tips end up being free information. But I do that to demonstrate authenticity and expertise.
What I recommend, however, is to never provide a complete plan, even when a prospective client asks for it as a condition for being considered -- because 80% of the job is knowing from experience what to do. Too often, a demand to see a complete plan is the precursor to the prospect taking the plan and giving it to someone who promises to execute it for much less than you would charge. Always false economy, but usually by the time the prospect realizes that, it's too late -- for everybody involved.
But it's always, win some, lose some. And if you can't handle that, you should not be an independent consultant.
Some related thoughts: https://www.bebee.com/producer/@friedman-phil/tips-for-successful-consulting13/10/2017 #5 Charlene Norman#4 Ah @Wayne Yoshida, I used to agree. Not being thanked was so bloody awful I blame the lack of manners on the rise of technology. More technology means less time means less civility means more me time means less manners. Very simple and so very sad. A small part of a much bigger picture. One that I am now spending gobs of time writing about these days in my second book. LOL. Frankly, I gave up worrying about manners years ago. I am ecstatic when I see the the ideas still stick and continue to be passed along. Because nuggets are always worth their weight in gold. With or without thanks.
Hey, thanks for reading and noticing!13/10/2017 #4 Wayne YoshidaThank you, @Charlene Norman! I have a similar tactic, but now I need to mix in some stuff that is not for free -- thank you for explaining that missing part on the way I've been doing stuff. And my observations are similar to yours - the worst one is the part about not getting thanked. What happened to old fashioned courtesy? What happened to manners?
And the plumbing example is exactly right. I can and do things using the Internet for information and guidance, and at The Office I am famous for telling people to go Google something. But let's get practical -- sometimes I have to get an experienced expert to un-do what I tried to do, and get something done correctly. . . . I do have some great success stories - like my washing machine story, and I like to think that the struggle is part of getting the experience needed to do it again when needed.
- Producer12/10/2017INTRIGUING INSTINCT!Without comprehending Darwin’s theory of evolution It is really difficult to assess the impact of reflection Will we tend to think? Which organ evolves first, eyes or brain? To claim supreme and reign In our realm of thought...
Comments13/10/2017 #14 Zacharias 🐝 VoulgarisI don't know which organ came first, the eye or the brain, but I can think of a few people who are still in the first stages of development for the latter :-) It's a shame that these people are in positions of leadership though, dragging everyone in their ignorance...
On a more positive note, it seems that intuition (or instinct as it is referred to here) is an invaluable feature to have in our thinking. I have a feeling that it is even older (and more important) than our analytical faculties. But then again, that's just a gut feeling I have on the matter :-)12/10/2017 #11 Kevin BakerThis is where I got my question from. http://health.howstuffworks.com/pregnancy-and-parenting/pregnancy/fetal-development/how-a-fetus-grows1.htm
- Producer12/10/2017The power of social media startupsSocial networking sites have become popular since their launch a decade ago. 2.46 billion users worldwide are on social networks and this number continues to rise year by year. Our personal brands are important not only to stay in touch with our...
Comments13/10/2017 #8 CityVP 🐝 ManjitNetta, there is a huge difference between static observation and dynamic interaction. I am not online to teach the youth of today but I am online to learn from the way youth are educating themselves that in turn can leave me anticipating the next turn or transformation. My response is #8 in this buzz. What did I learn from #1 through #7.
If response today does not include thinking then that is the preliminary difference between static observation and dynamic interaction. If I try assume to know the nature and DNA of education, that assumption will throw me a million digital light years behind where transformation is occurring, but in the wisdom of not knowing, I open my eyes to the possibility of dynamic interaction.
There can be no more of a static container than trying to accommodate a personal brand and such accommodation is the lowest hanging fruit in the adaptive structure of emerging networks. Static observation is a container. It is the past and yes, it is a container that organizations like Facebook own, but even Facebook is not immune to dynamic interaction - they need to buy the next Instagram in order to remain relevant - and that kind of vision is not possible with static observation.
Zuckerberg has made some good bets but even Mark Zuckerberg is fallible in his decisions and not everything he has decided upon is the stuff of Instragram genius - and if so - how do we entertain our own observation?
- Producer12/10/2017BeBee Producer: One Hundred PostsThis is my 100th BeBee Producer post. Over the last year and a half, I have written on a variety of interests. Some posts have been expository, some introspective, others light-hearted. A few have been on travel, many on writing, a selection on...
Comments13/10/2017 #19 Ken BoddieHey my SA buddy, Gert. You are one of only a handful on this platform whose posts I read without question as soon as I encounter then. This is because you reveal something interesting about yourself and/or your country with each one. After a year and a half I find that such openness and uniqueness has unfortunately become rare on beBee and there is too much repetitious noise. “I think of you favorably for what you have done". Good onya, mate.12/10/2017 #16 AnonymousCreo que lo principal para ser sincero ds pensar que la mentira ni ayuda ni lleva a ninguna parre. Mi hijo desde muy pequeño ha sido sincero conmigo, nunca ha inventado o contado mentiras y quizàs sea porque yo siempre insistí en que prefería una verdad que me molestara a una mentira que me hiciera desconfiar de él para siempre. Él nunca tuve miedo a contar la verdad porque siempre le hablé en un tono de diàlogo en el que no tiene por qué temer ser sincero. A día de hoy mi hijo es un adolescente en el que confio plenamente, me cuenta lo que hace y donde va cuando sale sin que yo le pregunte y cuando ha hecho algo mal también me lo cuenta y escucha mi opinión acerca de lo que pienso. Y si me enfado con él, pues no pasa nada, pero siempre con la verdad por delante, algo que siempre se ha mantenido en mi casa, eso y la confianza.
- Producer01/08/2017Questioning the Questioner: Sara Jocobovici Takes Her TurnThe lovely Sara Jacobovici has taken to interviewing fellow bees and posting her Q & A series so that we may all know each other better. After Sara interviewed me, it occurred to me that Sara should also be interviewed. I have taken the...
Comments03/08/2017 #45 🐝 Fatima G. WilliamsThis is such a wonderful interview and a bonus to what we already know and learn from Sara. Her mind and thoughts are that a beautiful bee that buzzes around leaving pollen and honey on the way. Pollen helps generates more honey and the honey enriches our minds in creative ways. We have both shared our love for Victor Frankl and I knew the answer to that question.
Your journey on self discovery is inspiring and I thank you for sharing it with us. Keep inspiring the world and stay awesome always #beBeelove
Thanks Renee for the awesome interview.03/08/2017 #41 Tausif MundrawalaI kept on hold to watch this wonderful video and believe me I became a bigger fan of yours, @Sara Jacobovici The pain of losing the closest family member in fact my own progenitor was devastating. I wanted to forget myself so that I could forget her but my entire family would have been in ruins with this drastic step of mine. You have always been a great support whenever I needed as you have asked about her well being. God bless you always.03/08/2017 #35 Aaron 🐝 SkogenWhat an outstanding interview @Renée 🐝 Cormier! I love that you flipped the equation and put @Sara Jacobovici in the spotlight. And Sara, its so great to learn just a bit more about you. We have something in common, and its a bit funny. Just the other day a friend on LI posted about "what-if" careers. My response was twofold. First, I've always wanted to build canoes (Which I know my friend @Don 🐝 Kerr, would understand) and I WILL do that ("I'm working on my first pair of snowshoes to learn how to form wood strips), the second (and funny thing), was that if I had it to do over again I might have pursued the Ethnomusicologist path as well. I think that would be a seriously COOL job! Back in the day when I was just deciding on my degree path, I didn't even know such a career existed. It wasn't until I was about 30 that I ran into a museum curator who was. . .02/08/2017 #33 Tausif MundrawalaThank you so much, @Renée 🐝 Cormier for this interview. It was absolutely necessary to know the person who took pain to introduce many of our bees to us. The bees to whom I know but got to know them more closely just because of this interview. You are a jewel in this crown of beBee, @Sara Jacobovici
- Producer11/10/2017Armed & DangerousMy parents named me Corentin, I don't know if it was a reference to a long gone king or to a founding saint who got Brittany's heart pounding. Anyway, I am Corentin G. Seven hundred and eighty. That's the cell number of the prison where I am meant...
Comments14/10/2017 #40 Cyndi wilkins#19 @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher...You make a crucial point here... "I think of people like Jeffrey Dahmer as one example. I won't go into gory detail but the way he killed and what he did afterwards will never make sense."
I do not believe that people are inherently 'inhuman'...and certainly this young man behaved as such...cannibalism is a sure sign of chemical disorder in the brain...the body itself becomes 'canabolic' when it is starved of vital nutrients...as seen in those who suffer disorders such as anorexia...I remember seeing an article or interview with Dalmer's father in which he stated that he was very concerned for his unborn child as his wife was a manic depressant and on several mood altering medications during her first trimester of pregnancy...apparently not realizing she was pregnant at the time.
There was an image of the letter he sent to the doctor...and the return answer was of significant concern as the first trimester is crucial to the fetus' developing brain...I'm no scientist...and I'm not defending this young man by any stretch of the imagination...but I would say he was born very mentally ill....That said, his story and life served a higher purpose in educating us all on the dangers of using drugs during pregnancy...Prescription or not...This brings to mind the issue of abortion...but that's a discussion for another time.
A sobering reminder for us all @Pascal Derrien...12/10/2017 #30 Phil Friedman#29 I agree. Let me leave you with this thought: Those who are truly positive about life and living are NOT those who refuse to recognize Evil and its handmaiden, Misfortune. The truly positive of this world are those who fully recognize Evil and Misfortune for what they are and ... spit in their eye.12/10/2017 #29 Pascal Derrien#28 Thanks @Phil Friedman always a constructive point of view :-), I am a very optimistic person in fact :-) but I like exploring dark angles with my inquisitive torch. Crazy stuff is happening all the time no later than 10 days ago my daughter and wife were 5mns away from a mowing car in London... how do we produce these type of individuals in our society is still a question that needs to be answered, I find it being a more relevant interrogation than the 5 ways to..... :-) ?12/10/2017 #28 Phil Friedman#25 You "can", Pascal, but only at the risk of offending the Honey Police. Never forget, life can be exactly as you want it to be, if you just believe in yourself and concentrate on the positive. Or something like that. Anyway, I just sent out 50 or so sympathy notes with that thought to many who lost loved ones in Las Vegas. Cheers!12/10/2017 #27 Harvey Lloyd#24 I wish my POV was unique and i could just be considered a crazy old man. But history of civilizations seem to point towards survival mode, the banning of people and communities to support each other.
Then we evolve into the godlike mode of mans pennicle of achievement and the materialism begins. This is an observation and not a condemnation. My prayer is this epoch will survive its evolution.
We may have grunted and painted on walls or grew to stone tablet writing and now iPads, but the human condition/brain is pretty much the same.
I was given a book that took the Old Testement and turned into novel like narrative, that from a historical perspective, told the tale i speak to. The rise and fall of the Roman Empire along with the Aztecs, Myan’s and many other civilizations seemed to follow the similar patterns.
You ask a valid question and no its not a dark question, but rather a question of self awareness we tend to avoid. To ask it would cause us to look internally, that is the dark place we wish to avoid. Especially when Visa offers us a look at the Disneyland the brain so enjoys.
No you ask the question because you know it must be answered. Dont stop asking or seeking its discussion.
As always you spark real discussion concerning real humanity. Visa will never ask these questions.12/10/2017 #24 Pascal Derrien#22 as often you provide a unique point of view @Harvey Lloyd :-) Is it a sign of the times or can we so gore and brutal as a specie ? I agree with the join the game comment, if you look at corporations who sell hugs and kisses thru their CSR marketing campaigns and intentionally manage their staff to mental exhaustion. All is calm on the surface but altogether very different under the primary line of vision.
- Producer11/10/2017Intelligence Rocks - Trust Your MindIntelligence rocks. It really does. It rocks my world. I get so much satisfaction through my exploratory mind and how driven it is to know more, understand more, connect more. It took me a while to own my intelligence and I am still working on it....
Comments11/10/2017 #1 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee@Dunja Rado-Quite interesting buzz. You wrote "I recently started using my intelligence more, for discernment of what I like and dislike, what I agree and disagree with, what I feel is helpful and what I feel is detrimental". So, emotional intelligence is part of using the mind. I would add also imagination as you show the photo of `Einstein and he is the one who called for imagination. The mind feeds from imagination and feelings. Do you agree?