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- Producer15/11/2017Without Some Method, Any Creative Process Is, Sadly, Only Madness.I’m always busy. If I’m not busy doing work for my clients I’m busy marketing my business. It’s like a cyclone or hurricane that has been swirling around me since the early 1970s.I’ve been in this hurricane for so long that I truly believe I would...
Comments17/11/2017 #11 Cyndi wilkins"Everybody needs some sort of method or structure to work within. Not having this structure will invariably reduce the chances of actually getting anything done."
If you could read my mind love...what a tale my thoughts would tell;-)
Great piece @Jim Murray...A very succinct recipe for layering the groundwork in the creative process. One ingredient at a time...16/11/2017 #7 Randall BurnsGreat post @Jim Murray, very helpful. I'm working on something now and will consciously apply these tips. I understand the "compartmentalization", I find it useful for when I have a variety of ideas which I keep in a "vault" on my desktop, working and adding to them as the thoughts come to me although when I have something in the "forefront", like the one I mentioned I will work on that from start to finish.
Insightful and helpful contribution, Thanks.15/11/2017 #2 Kevin PashukThanks for the cultural reference of the musician who cannot be named... I cut my musical teeth on Gordon's work, and modeled my guitar playing after the wonderful finger-picking and chord patterns of his songs. He was actually the first professional musician I ever saw in concert, in the intimate gymnasium of Dryden High School, in North Western Ontario. I still play his tunes, including the epic Canadian Railroad Trilogy. Now that's compartmentalization at work...
- Producer13/11/2017WOULD YOU FORGIVE ME?Story by Victoria Toumit & Pictures and Graphics by Dario Ramerini “My dear friend Dario Ramerini sent me these pictures of beautiful chocolate shoes and a chocolate hammer. I created the story from these pictures and after reading my...
- Producer13/11/2017Birthday Secrets: Revealed on Salma's Birthday!Today is my birthday! I was born on a faithful XIII of November, CMXC, and now with Jupiter being positioned on my star sign of Scorpio, I am feeling lucky!My life path number XXV is significant, but there is another number LX which is revealed,...
Comments13/11/2017 #8 Salma Rodriguez#7 Thank you, Franci-Eugenia. 711 reminds me about something in the Bible I learned about.
The Gospel of John. Chapter 8, verse 32 sums to 13. Then I learned that the Hebrew Gematria for 'John' is 698, #23.
Adding 698+13, we get 711, which you can divide by 9 to get #79, which gives us 7!13/11/2017 #2 Debesh ChoudhuryHappy Birthday @Salma Rodriguez.. You are curious in looking at the magic in numbers .. I like 11 and I had read another magic with date of birth, year of birth and the result is always 111, I have to search it out. Do you remember such a magic of 111 with a simple arithmetic with date and year of birth?
- Producer11/11/2017Don't let my son's illness be in vain.My son has a very serious often life threatening mental illness. He has suffered from this for many years after he experienced unavoidable childhood trauma. The trauma left him fearing rejection and as a consequence he projects his anger out...
- Producer10/11/2017SO WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN?I apologize for being offline for the summer. I was under the weather, and my family has had five deaths this year, the latest was a few weeks ago...when mom died. That's my mom there, Maxine. I was a "whoops" baby, my parents were building their...
- Producer09/11/2017Assignment Help in UK: All about Constructing Research Questions for a Case StudyCase study research questions are different to that of the topic sentence. Experts suggest students should learn to differentiate between the topic heading and the question in order to understand what they intend to learn from the topic....
- Producer08/11/2017Safety But Not In NumbersEverybody needs a happy place somewhere they can escape life's complications or personal turmoil, where they can feel safe and content. This may be a real place or somewhere deep in their imagination a cerebral safe houseSome common ones would be a...
- Producer07/11/2017The Spontaneous WriterMy experience on beBee certainly changed me. I feel I have matured to understand the reasons why I write. I am kind of more matured now than any time before. When I have an idea that I enjoy I feel the spontaneity in writing it. I am doing this...
Comments13/11/2017 #90 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#89 "The only way to cultivate responsible choice is to nourish the needs of your soul...". I couldn't agree more @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador. This what feedback is expected to do. It is sort of ideas colliding and the product of which could be unimagined sometimes.13/11/2017 #89 Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMAThe goal of writing critiques (this includes comments to articles and posts), says Karen Hertsberg managing editor of the spelling software Grammarly, is to help the writer expand their potential. The best feedback is that, she says, which leaves the writer feeling they’ve had an awakening. Your comments about Sara Jacobovici’s recent response, to a post you wrote, seems as if it did just that. Her comment not only encouraged you but awakened you to new thoughts and ideas. Not to mention inspired you to write on a new - related - topic. My belief is comments to posts should encourage further conversation - even debate. Not beat other commenters down in order to quell the conversation and/or to turn it in their direction. As always, we should agree to disagree.10/11/2017 #82 Lisa Vanderburg#54 Now that's brilliant because you often say your ideas come in your sleep! If I were to record my waking thoughts or dreams, it wouldn't be publishable :)
So happy I made a 'hugely-important point', my friend @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee View more#54 Now that's brilliant because you often say your ideas come in your sleep! If I were to record my waking thoughts or dreams, it wouldn't be publishable :)
So happy I made a 'hugely-important point', my friend @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee...I assure you, it was quite by accident! Close09/11/2017 #78 Preston 🐝 Vander Ven#75 Your right. When I was reading your buzz, I viewed myself working at my job, and "Just like that, have that need to write". My manner just usually begins with planted from reading or listening to audios. Then it does spontaneously grow fast like a bamboo tree.09/11/2017 #76 Proma 🐝 NautiyalI agree with you completely, @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. Just like in everything else in life, giving without expecting to receive anything, doing without expecting to have anything done for us, and so and so forth. That will bring in the purity in our actions and thoughts thus reflected through our writings.09/11/2017 #75 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#72 Great and I enjoy the different styles with which we write @Preston 🐝 Vander Ven. However; is not this a type of spontaneous writing "When I realize that my comment is going to be to long, I usually add a tab. I "cut and paste" what I was going to say and create a post"?
I do appreciate your contribution to the discussions.09/11/2017 #72 Preston 🐝 Vander VenI don't find myself feeling like "The Spontaneous Writer". I just love to read a lot of book and share my input. When I realize that my comment is going to be to long, I usually add a tab. I "cut and paste" what I was going to say and create a post.
I will try to give credit to whomever gave me the spark of the idea, yet it usually wasn't spontaneous. I just love to promote other writers and sometimes it gives me ideas to write about.
- Producer03/11/2017Qualities the UK Students Should Look For in Dissertation Writing ServiceDissertation assignments have always been a stalwart in the syllabus of UK universities. The UK students, therefore, are allocated to write dissertations- generally during the post graduation levels. ‘Dissertations come in many shapes and forms,...
- Producer01/11/2017The Top Five Posts on LinkedIn A recent LinkedIn Article lists the top five posts on LinkedIn, based on the number of Likes and Shares the posts received. I found it interesting reading and I made a few extracts from the grouping of posts. Here are a number of salient points on...
Comments03/11/2017 #25 Lada 🏡 PrkicInteresting stats, Gert. I like to read posts by Oleg Vishnepolsky and Brigette. They also post interesting updates that receive the thousands of likes and comments. I agree with Ken. I prefer beBee much more than LI, but I also spend time on LI because of my many connections from the construction field.
We should take the best of both sides.03/11/2017 #24 Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBAI am very happy for Brigette.
I write about similar topics and nothing has been picked up by the editors.
I packed it in. The editors have their favourites. Other than that, no one gets seen. I know where I am not wanted and I am not a glutton for punishment. There are plenty of other places for me to post that do appreciate my work and will pay me for it.02/11/2017 #22 Ken BoddieI just can’t get enthused about LI, Gert. I tried it for over a year and eventually gave up since I deemed insufficient return for effort compared to beBee. Furthermore,, I am frequently amazed at the number of bloggers who use beBee to bitch and moan about LI yet still appear to spend time there.02/11/2017 #20 Gert Scholtz#17 @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher As far as I recall your articles have had very good reponses on Medium. LI is quite work and business oriented - maybe I will write a post on "The Business of Non-Business Articles" :)). Thanks for reading and commenting Lisa, good of you to stop by.02/11/2017 #18 Debesh Choudhury#1 I agree with @Pascal Derrien .. The topics people "Like" is monotonic "Leadership", "Management" and "Work". The number of "Like" is a good measure about the popularity. But I have a BIG DOUBT whether the people really read the contents or just blown away with the viral wave? My recent LI short form post questions that - https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:633033292170198220802/11/2017 #17 Lisa 🐝 GallagherInteresting facts you wrote of above @Gert Scholtz. It's been so long since I wrote on LI, I think I may forget how to now (just kidding). As you know my writings are always personal or about life in general... along with some travel blogs. I guess it wouldn't hurt to try and write on LI on occasion. Like you, I prefer beBee more and I've just gotten used to writing here now. Variety is a good thing. I love variety, it also shows a persons character when the are able to share something more than a business article on occasion.02/11/2017 #13 David B. GrinbergThanks for sharing this interesting info, Gert. I agree that @Brigette Hyacinth is a "must read" and we are fortunate to have her unique blogging buzz on beBee.
While I'm still active in supporting others and networking on LinkedIn, I stopped blogging on Pulse in early 2016 -- and my last post was about beBee!
I agree with your sentiments assessment, Gert: "Yet, for many reasons I like it more here on BeBee. Much more."
And a major reason why is due to all of the brilliant buzzing bees like you and countless others who help to make this platform so special and amazing. Thanks for all you do, Gert, and ditto that or everyone else who makes significant and selfless contributions to growing/improving this site.01/11/2017 #10 Robert CormackI would definitely say it's what interests people at the time. LinkedIn is very different than beBee, something I've seen numerous times where something on LinkedIn garners more interest on beBee than LinkedIn. So, I guess, putting your eggs in more than one basket, like Javier says, makes sense.
- Producer02/11/2017What Makes An Assignment Stand Apart & UniqueAssignment services are nowadays seeing mushrooming over the Internet at a very high rate. The basic reason is that students can barely manage to find time to write their assignments which are leading them to look for writing services that will...
- Producer30/10/2017On TruthIn a world where the lines get blurredTo chalk out the differencesOf what constitutes real and virtual worldOur projections become our ultimate truthOur truth become a pawn in the handsOf those adept at carving out...A world of make believe!All... ...
Comments05/11/2017 #22 Geoff Hudson-SearleBeautiful set of words @Savvy Raj We live in a very fast paced technological world, running from one place to another and tasking ourselves from one thing after another, it is not surprising that we cannot prioritise exactly what is important in our personal and business lives. Because we get so busy doing all the things we have to do, making them all seem a lot more important than they actually are, we start to panic and live in this constant state of urgency with much anxiety. As a result, we start to accumulate a lot of stress and tension into our bodies and forget what it actually feels like to relax, enjoy life and live in truth!31/10/2017 #18 Savvy Raj#11 Thank you @Gert Scholtz ... for your kind mention of this poem... While it is certainly helpful to know what interests the reader... but am truly honored for it comes from a wonderful and inspiring writer whose keen sense of observation and very inclusive works I deeply appreciate.31/10/2017 #15 Savvy Raj#8 Thank you @Harvey Lloyd for your kind appreciation of this post as well as for sharing your very interesting insights here mentioning about the truth in purpose ...
I took my time to contemplate on your words here and also thought perhaps another way of seeing is of the truth beyond facts which may just be experienced in time dimensions. Our sense of purpose may continue to be the truth of life unique to each of us but the truth is all life manifests purposefully for itself which whenever realised may take the route to the unravelling of truth in the ultimate transcedence.30/10/2017 #8 Harvey LloydTruth is explorative as humans generationally seek the advancement of concepts left behind by their ancestors. It’s search for, is noble and just.
If i might add to your great post the concept of truth in purpose. Purpose has been replaced with methodology. We cant find truth in methodology. Purpose is where truth is hidden. Media would have us discuss and focus on methodology as the polarizing affect. While purpose is left to the few puppet masters.
We only know we found truth after we have journeyed with purpose that stands the test of time.
- Producer30/10/2017SOME THINGS ABOUT DEATHWARNING : Before reading this article, please think again, because I will really talk about death! Many people say “I don't scare from dying”. If you don't have anything to lose, of course, you might not be afraid to die. But most people say...
Comments01/11/2017 #15 Victoria Toumit#14 @Puneet Srivastava My dear friend, thank you so much for your beautiful message. I agree with you, yoga is the most important exercise. I started doing yoga in 1982, I was very young at that time. I am still doing it, but of course sometimes my condition gives me really huge difficulty even for yoga. I loved your points and I agree with you 100%!01/11/2017 #14 Puneet Srivastava2 points here: 1st: you must join a good yoga school near your place to practice everyday and that will help heal your asthma. 2nd: excellent observations on subjects called 'death' and 'suffering'. Here I have learned that picking a meaningful purpose in life helps wonderfully. There are so many people in the world suffering from various ailments and yet doing something meaningful in their life / occupation. Such people you will find will be easily able to over-ride most of their own sufferings because they are always charged with the energy brought to them by their purpose / vision. In my situation i learned it was a simple practical path and hence now try follow every moment. Possibly you may be already doing the same. It was an excellent write-up @Victoria Toumit. Hope your health recovers soon.30/10/2017 #10 Proma 🐝 NautiyalVictoria, I do agree about the suffering part, something I don't wish for myself or anyone else. It scares me a lot.
This is a beautiful buzz that you have written from your heart. I wish you good health and a long fulfilling life. Sending you positive vibes and a big hug.30/10/2017 #3 Zacharias 🐝 VoulgarisThe second most scary thing about death, after the suffering that precedes it, is the fact that there is no guarantee there is access to beBee there! Imagine spending so much time (some even say a whole eternity) without access to your favorite bees and their buzzes!
Jokes aside, death is a very interesting situation / process involving radical changes in consciousness. If it is seen like that, then it's not that scary. Also, I've lost enough people close to me to realize that life carries on, even without them. So, when I'm gone too, the world will manage quite well even without me. And from the perspective of the universe, my death will be quite negligible. So, if the universe doesn't care that much about it, why should I?
- ProducerA Halloween MingleMy first two poems reflect a hint of things that go bump in the night and a seasonal interpretation of the world's madness. The Good, The Bad, The Misunderstood The owl, his moon and the ebony sky He’s much wiser than...
Comments30/10/2017 #5 John RylanceYou portray a bird brained insensitive world, that makes me feel depressed, then I look at the pictures and the gloom begins to lift. The glow of the first two, allow the peaceful feeling of the third to make me feel more positive and relaxed, and jokingly say I feel less like Eyeore and more like Pooh, and on the verge of bouncing around like Tigger.
- Producer28/10/2017Salem is the Halloween Capital of the WorldOkay—so I live in Salem, Massachusetts. Rule of Thumb for residents is you don’t go outside for the entire month of October if you can help it. But I did so today. October in Salem is a holiday worth experiencing. I dragged myself out the door...
Comments31/10/2017 #25 Lisa 🐝 GallagherLove this @Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee! We stopped in Salem for a day on our way to Bar Harbor Maine. I LOVED it there. I had no idea Salem lies along the Ocean at the time, another added bonus. You're right, the restaurants are very cool. I love the outdoor seating among the restaurants and shops. My favorite pic, The Grinch costumes... awesome and it looks like a great time. Looks like you had an awesome day! I'd like to go back one day and visit more historical places.29/10/2017 #19 Ken BoddieInteresting pics and culture, Joyce. Here in Oz, Halloween is not celebrated (or should it be ‘revered’?) as extensively as it is in the US, so pardon my ignorance if I ask why Salem becomes a haven (or is it hell?) for the whole month of October. Is this a hangover (not the alcohol induced one) from the infamous 17th century witch trials, or is there something equally mysterious driving this evolution from a single night into a month long scare party? 🕷🕸🎭🦇👻🎃
- Producer27/10/2017Ride the wavesRide the wave of passion Ride the waves in perseverance Ride the waves of purpose Ride the waves in patience Ride the waves in equanimityRide the waves in balanceRide the waves in hope Ride the waves of peace Ride the waves of love Ride the waves...
Comments28/10/2017 #7 Ignacio OrnaMontate sobre la ola de la pasión
Montate sobre las olas de la perseverancia
Montate sobre las olas del propósito
Montate sobre las olas de la paciencia
Montate sobre las olas de la ecuanimidad
Montate sobre las olas del equilibrio
Montate sobre las olas en la esperanza
Montate sobre las olas de la paz
Montate sobre las olas del amor
Montate sobre las olas de la alegría
Montate sobre las olas de la satisfacción
¡Y la marea del éxito hallarás en tu camino!
Esfuerzate no solo en llegar arriba
sino en el progreso por llegar.
Si el siguiente paso es una caída
El próximo será de evolución
El punto de inflexión está en la cima de las cosas
Pero la vida es un juego de elecciones constante.
Ya sea cuesta arriba o cuesta abajo, el truco
está en ti que es montarte sobre las olas.
Savvy Raj27/10/2017 #4 Randall BurnsWonderful poem @Savvy Raj, the great thing about waves is that they're never ending, we are constantly riding, constantly falling whether by choice or not, and constantly catching the next one and while we can reminisce about the waves we've rode in the past who knows about the waves we will encounter in the future?
- Producer27/10/2017My Top 5 Classics with Strong Female Protagonists1. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen Indeed, Jane Austen has an endless list of endearing female protagonists: Elinor Dashwood, Mary Crawford, Emma Woodhouse, Fanny Price… It really is quite difficult to choose (Catherine Morland came a close...
Comments30/10/2017 #6 María Álvarez Fernández#3 I feel Dickens has a very unique talent to tell stories but I have to say he has never been a favourite of mine when it comes to writing female subjetcs. Dickensian women have always seemed to me a bit boring and two dimensional... they're either good or bad. I do love some characters from the other Bronte sisters, Wuthering Heights is a personal favourite of mine! I'm sorry to say I still haven't read much by Anne but it's on my reading list for sure. As for my top 10.. I'll add it to my list of producers :)28/10/2017 #4 Yolanda Ávila MárquezI've seen them all loads of times (I have them in my private film library). I love them.
I recommend you @María Álvarez Fernández :
'The Red Tent' (by Anita Diamant) : It is not a classic but the story is wonderful. The Red Tent tells the story of Dinah, the daughter of Leah and Jacob, a woman mentioned only briefly in the Bible.
'The Scarlet Letter' by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Set in the harsh Puritan community of seventeenth-century Boston, this tale of an adulterous entanglement that results in an illegitimate birth reveals Nathaniel Hawthorne's concerns with the tension between the public and the private selves. Publicly disgraced and ostracized, Hester Prynne draws on her inner strength and certainty of spirit to emerge as the first true heroine of American fiction. Arthur Dimmesdale stands as a classic study of a seld divided; trapped by the rules of society, he suppresses his passion and disavows his lover, Hester, and their daughter, Pearl.
'True Women' (1997) Director: Karen Arthur. True Women is a sweeping saga of love, war and adventure. Spanning five decades from the Texas Revolution through the Civil War, Reconstruction and beyond, True Women is the story of the love, friendship, survival and triumphs of Sarah Ashby McClure, Euphemia Ashby King and Georgia Lawshe Woods.28/10/2017 #3 Melody GreenWhile of course I love all of Jane Austen's characters there is something very connectable with Margaret Hale and North and South. I love all the commentary on the classes, industrialisation of the north vs the gentility of the south etc... and how the characters are shaped by their physical environment, an element that is not explored in Jane Austen landscapes. Loved your list and would have to agree. Where do you put Dickens and the other Bronte sisters in this collection? Maybe we should ask you for your top 10 instead of 5?
- Producer26/10/2017Do we really use our Senses, Imagination and Knowledge?After reading an incredibly interesting research paper recently, named: “Berkeley’s Two Mental Events: Ideas of Senses and Ideas of Imagination and Memory”, authored by Tzofit Ofengenden, Tübingen University, the paper triggered some interesting...
Comments06/11/2017 #24 Dorothy CooperI am working on a blog post regarding IQ. skills and talents in the 21st century. You confirm the need and often overlooked biological basis to learning and perception. If you have any input feel free to email me on this topic or quotes you find relevant. Thank You, Dorrie29/10/2017 #23 Jerry FletcherGeoff, Ian and Zacharias Thank you for expanding on how we address and play upon the universe. Feynman never lost his sense of humor even when his wife was desperately ill. And, to my knowledge, he never bowed to authority. That ability to walk one's own path regardless of what stands in your way is the hallmark of a wise man in my view.29/10/2017 #22 Geoff Hudson-Searle#21 Thank you @Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris I must read your blog on wisdom I am sure it will provide interesting reading. I really enjoyed reading your views and prospective on the subject. I guess as T.S Eliot once said "Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information? We now live in a world where we are inundated with more information, on a daily basis, than we can possibly process. It is an over-communicated environment. There are so many unwanted messages bombarding us, that often the ones we want get lost in the noise. The average person can now communicate faster, with more people without thinking than ever before. Information has become disposable. It doesn't matter whether you are connected to the Internet or not. We get hit with it at every turn. At work. At home as we try to relax. And at all points in between. Fundamentally, I believe it is important to understand that wisdom is grounded in reality. To connect with reality and develop wisdom, we need to learn to be aware. Aware of ourselves and aware of those around us. We can learn from other people's success and we can learn from their mistakes. From early on, we have all been told that we should learn from other people's mistakes. Yet we see people in trouble all the time, but we forget to learn from their mistakes.28/10/2017 #21 Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris#20 Wisdom, in my view, is indeed higher in the hierarchy of information than knowledge. However, it is not merely another level of knowledge since it is inherently different. I would also include "know-how" though in this hierarchy, as it is something in-between knowledge and wisdom, while also a great facilitator to our understanding. Being more hands-on than any of the previous types of information, know-how is a very practical kind of knowledge, a kind of knowledge that you don't really think about. Wisdom is like that but more generic. For example, being able to solve any classification problem involves not just data science knowledge but know-how too. This is linked to the mindset matter I keep talking about in my blog. Wisdom goes beyond that though. It involves more big picture matters, such as "should we apply classification at all, or would it be better to frame the problem using some other methodology?" or "is the signal in the data strong enough to render classification a viable option for capturing it and representing it in a predictive analytics model?" Also, wisdom has to do with emotional intelligence as well as morality. That's why it's not just higher in the information hierarchy, but a whole new level of thought and perception altogether.
As for Einstein's contribution to all this, I think he was more geared towards knowledge and growth than wisdom. Maybe he was wise in some aspects of his life. It's hard to tell though from just his scientific work. I believe there were other scientists of that time that were far wiser, people like Richard Feynman (who developed a whole new way of making science relevant to the world, getting people excited about it), as well as Jacques Fresco (who envisioned a whole new society that harnesses technology for its betterment rather than as another means of production). In addition, there are also people like Carl Sagan who demonstrate a certain level of wisdom in their work, following Feynman's footsteps.28/10/2017 #20 Geoff Hudson-Searle#16 Thank you @Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris for you wonderful contribution, I am really happy that you share the fascination in the subject. Whilst I really do share your thoughts on Imagination and Knowledge, but what is your view on Wisdom? Earlier we discussed with @Jerry Fletcher his memes of data>>Information>>knowledge>> imagination>> wisdom do you feel there is a correlation and transfer of hierarchical information from the cellular or is this possible a new perception on cell control mechanisms which frees us from the limitations of genetic determinism? Your Einstein comments are truly interesting, a question we could ask is 'has Einstein provided us with wisdom or a legacy for knowledge and growth?28/10/2017 #18 Geoff Hudson-Searle#14 @Ian Weinberg so happy you were able to stop by and your comments are invaluable, I enjoyed hearing about your expert opinions on the eloquent neuropsychological functions and totally agree on the integration of extensive networks of our memory banks for recall and integration = expanding awareness. I find the subject fascinating Ian and so happy @Randall Burns suggested your tag, you words have stimulated even more thought provoking ideas.28/10/2017 #16 Zacharias 🐝 VoulgarisFascinating topic! Thank you for sharing and most importantly, for the thought-provoking process that inevitably ensues such a post.
Here is my 2 cents on the topic: imagination and knowledge are equally important, though their relative importance varies depending on the application. When someone is trapped in a cage (even a metaphorical one), imagination is key for finding a way out. However, if that same person it taking an exam or some kind of test, knowledge may be more important for them for that task.
Perhaps Einstein's quote is taken out of context. He lived in a time when knowledge was very dogmatic and (particularly in the fields of science), something lacking any creativity. After all, science at that time was busking in the afterglow of the innovations of some ingenious scientists and inventors of the previous century, people like Tesla and James Maxwell. With these giants featuring in the scientific books, no wonder people started adopting a very passive approach to science, focusing on knowledge. However, Einstein wanted us to break away from this pattern and be inspired by scientific innovation, rather than be entrapped by it. Hence his unconventional approach to science and his praise of imagination as the most important faculty in our possession. It's easy to go to the other extreme though and neglect the value of knowledge (collective memory) by focusing too much on imagination. After all, imagination in the human brain would be impossible if it weren't for memory...28/10/2017 #15 Ian WeinbergContinued: I have written extensively on the subject in different contexts. It may interest you to read some of the neurophysiology - see http://www.pninet.com/articles/Memory.pdf - specifically pages 6 to 10. It should also be emphasized that the brain responds physiologically in a similar way to perceived environmental stimuli and imagined data (stored integration). Innovation and creativity is the integration of existing networks which become wired together based on a unique subjective bias which brings those different networks into focus simultaneously ('neurons that fire together, wire together' - Hebbs Rule for neuroplasticity). Neuroplasticity is the term used for creating new neuronal connections and breaking down redundant one's = learning and change. Neuroplasticity is driven by meaning, purpose, curiosity, reward-gratification, achievement and value contribution.28/10/2017 #14 Ian WeinbergThanks for the tag @Randall Burns and @Geoff Hudson-Searle There's so much to say on this subject, I'm not sure I can do it justice in a single comment. But here goes: I think we need to guard against converting the eloquent neuropsychological functions into scan-based mechanistic representations. In spinal imaging we have shown over years of the MRI scanning that what we're seeing doesn't always correlate on a one to one basis with the clinical reality. 'Vision' like the other senses represents the convergence of genetically determined neural pathways with environmental stimulation. This byte of info then becomes integrated into more extensive networks in our memory banks for later recall and integration = expanding awareness. The expanding awareness becomes our subjectivity which 'colors' the represented entities and all subsequent perception involving those entities - bottom up network creation, top down subjective coloring. Finally let us not equate all human behavior and consciousness to those pretty pictures lest we treat the picture and not the person!28/10/2017 #12 Geoff Hudson-Searle#7 @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee Thank you fir your inputs on the subject, whist your scientific response is interesting, do you feel there is more than one way of viewing science on imagination, for instance, @Jerry Fletcher memes of data>>Information>>knowledge>> imagination>> wisdom is an interesting way of viewing the world, and although some business schools believe that a pyramid or hierarchy of data > information > knowledge > imagination > wisdom is not necessarily the right approach because it incites too less wisdom, I personally believe this is individual, however, creativity and imagination is not always suiting to be confined to a box of a power point slide, I would be interested to receive your views?28/10/2017 #10 Geoff Hudson-Searle#5 @Sara Jacobovici so lovely to hear from you and thank you for your wonderful comments.I am so happy that you enjoyed the buzz, I find the subject a push button too, and always find myself immersed into the subject with many thoughts :-) Have a great Saturday!28/10/2017 #9 Geoff Hudson-Searle#4 Thank you @Jerry Fletcher always great to have your prospective and in my house wisdom, counts for everything. Your memes data>>Information>>knowledge>> imagination>> wisdom reminds me of a quote by George Bernard Shaw 'We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future. These questions may provide some more thought to the memes:
Where is the Life we have lost in living?
Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge?
Where is the knowledge we have lost in the information?27/10/2017 #7 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee"Using clues from brain-damaged patients and advanced brain imaging techniques, neuroscientists have now found that the brain uses virtually identical pathways for seeing objects and for imagining them – only it uses these pathways in reverse".
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- Producer26/10/201710 Signs your 'Purpose' and 'Goals' are SynchronisedEver wondered the 'Dreams' or the 'Goals' you are chasing, are they really meant for you?Doing a 'Purpose based Goal setting' is more important than just doing 'Objective based Goal setting'. Choose your Goals wisely always keeping in mind the...
- Producer25/10/2017WHAT'S YOUR PROBLEM?Again, stuck in traffic.And blaming the people who'd caused this whole mess? Super, super easy.But imagine it was you that had gotten into the accident and caused the traffic jam.Your car's completely wrecked, with an army of drivers lined up so...
- Producer23/10/2017The Awakening: A Woman's Journey to FreedomYou may have heard of Gustave Flaubert's Madame Bovary , Léon Toltstoi's Ana Karenina, Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House or Leopoldo Ala's La Regenta, but have you ever heard of Kate Chopin's The Awakening? Chopin's novel has very...
Comments24/10/2017 #9 María Álvarez Fernández#5 Well, I would say this particular novel is surviving the test of time now more than ever!! At the time of its publication it was discredited enough so no one would read it. It remained that way for about fifty years and was only rediscovered in the 1970s. From then on, it has become more and more popular. It is actually one of the main pillars of woman studies in american literature and it is being studied all over the world, including Spain :) That is actually how I came across it!! The themes it touches are super relevant in today's society24/10/2017 #7 María Álvarez Fernández#2 Thank you @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc. Have a read if you haven't yet, it is really worth your time!23/10/2017 #5 Pedro J. EstébanezWould you tell that book is still surviving the pass of time?
I mean, a lot of artistic productions lose impact over time, not because they get outdated by themselves, but rather due to having set a trend or started a movement widely followed so they don't feel fresh when being experienced, despite them having carried the true originality.
I had that impression while reading a 70's detective novel, now I have watched and read lots of productions in the genre which just embraced its standard elements, long ago set.23/10/2017 #3 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.wonderful post by @María Álvarez Fernández23/10/2017 #2 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.thank you for this interesting post @María Álvarez Fernández may all bees awaken now and feel fulfilled!
- Producer23/10/2017Different Types of Online Learning ProgramsOnline learning is relatively a new medium in spite of its quick adoption. Institutions continue to experiment online learning with new formats. Students should become familiar with new formats of online learning early if they want to decipher which...
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Creative writing is any writing that goes outside the bounds of normal professional, journalistic, academic, or technical forms of literature, typically identified by an emphasis on narrative craft, character development, and the use of literary tropes or with various traditions of poetry and poetics. Due to the looseness of the definition, it is possible for writing such as feature stories to be considered creative writing, even though they fall under journalism, because the content of features is specifically focused on narrative and character development. Both fictional and non-fictional works fall into this category, including such forms as novels, biographies, short stories, and poems. In the academic setting, creative writing is typically separated into fiction and poetry classes, with a focus on writing in an original style, as opposed to imitating pre-existing genres such as crime or horror. Writing for the screen and stage—screenwriting and playwrighting—are often taught separately, but fit under the creative writing category as well.