- Producer13/09/2016A World of Uncharted WatersAll waters are uncharted territory.Just because we have a map, it doesn't mean that we've been there before. Someone else's experience may serve as a guide, or plan for us, but is no guarantee of our experience or success.Just because we recall...
Comments18/10/2016 #1 Lisa Gallagher"Just because we have a map doesn't mean we've been there before." Ah, so true @Tony Rossi! Every experience is unique to each individual and how we choose to get from one destination to another, well many times we have to take detours along the way or the path is unknown until we've arrived. Nice buzz and Congrats to you for being named an Ambassador!
- Producer23/09/2016Photographic FreedomAs a professional photographer and studio owner for over twenty years I'm used to the daily grind of carrying several pounds of gear to assignments. I like my gear. I don't love it or worship it as many people do. To me it's simply the tools...
Comments24/09/2016 #6 Michael D. Davis#4 That's the Marketer's for you @Tony Brandstetter. They like to perpetrate the myth that money can buy you two things; happiness and creativity. Neither come without time spent gaining knowledge on how to properly achieve them. Without the necessary educational understanding you're not going to be very happy with the results that expensive paperweight will produce.
A wonderful exercise for anyone wishing to understand the principles of photography, whether digital or film, is to use their camera in manual mode until they are comfortable using this very accurate and complex scientific measurement tool. Until a person grasps what is being measured and how it must be controlled in order to achieve the results they desire it's all just luck and pre-programmed algorithms. I teach this stuff by the way in case you are wondering.24/09/2016 #3 CityVP Manjit#2 It is a very important subject that you have touched upon Michael, because the 21st Century is about the movement to visual images and there is great skill involved in any form of photography. There is also an emerging body of knowledge to new pathways such as iphoneography. That I am limited in my own technology capacity at present is what blocks my progress in this area, but my learning journey must eventually embrace this visual intelligence. That visuals are used for entertainment simply is a function of what we as a society have been conditioned to, through 20th Century broadcast mentality. I will stay in tune with what you have to say not because it is entertaining, but because it is important.23/09/2016 #1 CityVP ManjitThe iPhonegraphy I have seen to date is quite impressive and as each few years pass, we are going to see Moore's Law operate at the visual technology development level, the way it has operated in terms of computing power. I am not presently partaking any technology upgrades for several years because I have chosen austerity as my present path. I no longer have a cell phone, my computer still says IBM, and in technology terms, I am symbolic of that Seinfeld episode where Kramer wants to see how far they can travel on an empty tank of gas. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TuEdU_lrtZk . . . but I digress, I look forward to the day that I too will participate in this age of visual images.
- Producer18/09/2016Let's LaughWhat if you met the author, August Wilson, and he said “All you need in the world is love and laughter. That's all anybody needs. To have love in one hand and laughter in the other.” I feel his inspiring quote gives reason to appreciate...
Comments19/09/2016 #18 Lisa Gallagher#17 @Gerald Hecht, I was on the phone w/my daughter today and I kept hearing a beeping noise. I told her to hang on because the phone was beeping and I thought I had a call coming through. It happened two more times and I said, hmm my call waiting must not be working and she broke out laughing and telling me- that was ME making that noise, I made the noise to the baby first and just went with it when you thought it was your call waiting. She was cracking herself up and I couldn't stop laughing after that. Something so simple, yet it induced laughter!19/09/2016 #10 Franci Eugenia Hoffman#8 I'm beginning to understand how you utilize your hives. I am very fond of this idea because it lends new meaning to the intent of hives. Thinking of them as energy gives them energy, rather than just a place for storage. Now I think of hives as learning tools. I like your ideas because they are "energy", meaning always in motion rather than stagnant and forgotten. I love your comment.
- Producer17/09/2016Are You Secretly Judgmental Of Others? Why It’s An Important Clue About Your Inner WorldDo you notice that you often secretly judge others? For example, your sister tells you about a new car she bought and you think, She can’t possibly afford that car on her salary. She’s so irresponsible about money. Or your partner...
Comments17/09/2016 #1 Deb LangeOften we are blind to these underlying needs. However, the good thing is we can learn to uncover out blind spots. It takes curiosity and a willingness to be very open and exploratory. Once we learn how to do it we can free ourselves from The limitations we inadvertently place on ourselves.
- 19/08/2016“Play is the highest form of research.” – Albert Einstein
Make playing the main goal of your day - play is our brain's favorite way of learning and almost all creativity involves purposeful play. In the words of Emerson, “It's a happy talent to know how to play!”
- 19/08/2016To have an idea what genuine human compassion is like, look at children.
Naturally open and honest, they don't care about other children’s background, what their religion or their nationalities are, so long as they smile and play together. It’s as we grow older that the trouble begins—we only smile to get what we want.
But when we see other human beings as being like us and show concern - that's genuine compassion
Comments19/08/2016 #4 Ali AnaniExcellent post dear @Emilia M. Ludovino and the idea of your buzz is superb. I thank dear ANees @Anees Zaidi for the tag. I may add that on the surface we might observe repellency, but inside we may have the stabilizing effects of the child in us bringing us together. What we see from the outside should not blind us from searching the balancing force. In fact, dear @Anees Zaidi wrote recently how his competition with his brother for the fruits (repelling forces) increased the two brothers' love. A worthy post to read
- ProducerFeeling ColorsHis straw hat served him well over the years. There was only a small hole in the brim, but it kept a tiny ray of sun peeking through as he made his way down the avenue. When he finally reached his destination at the Summer Art Festival,...
Comments25/09/2016 #17 Karen Anne Kramer ~ CNN Women Leaders 2015Thanks everyone. When I get comments I know I am on the right track. I don't care about the views because if someone reads one paragraph and and no comment it means nothing to me. I can grow with connected dialogue not with a number. Greatly appreciated.15/09/2016 #9 Lisa GallagherWhat a touching story. When you mentioned Red Rocks, I thought of Colorado and the beauty of Red Rocks. "Love it the only color the blind see." Wow, very powerful! Thanks @Karen Anne Kramer ~ CNN Women Leaders 2015 View moreWhat a touching story. When you mentioned Red Rocks, I thought of Colorado and the beauty of Red Rocks. "Love it the only color the blind see." Wow, very powerful! Thanks @Karen Anne Kramer ~ CNN Women Leaders 2015, great story, you're very creative and intuitive. Close15/09/2016 #6 CityVP Manjit#4 Though in the way I classify things for my own learning, the nature of the work we do is classified Indigo, or an intellectual review or a hi-brow art discussion would be yellow, the way I classify Karen's story is gray. For what I take out of Karen's story is the relational - i.e. the actual art of storytelling. I placed Karen's piece in the Gray hive because there is much about the construction of her story that teach me the skills of a good storyteller. This is a skill I have not indulged but still appreciate, because the human story from the dawn of civilization draws the skill of great storytellers. So I can either make meaning from this story which is why I place things in the yellow hive, or I find learning in a piece which is about both communication skills and more importantly a story capturing essentials of human relationship - then that has great learning potential. Given the two i.e. the story and the storyteller, I find the storyteller more fascinating. Take the art of Picasso, he is loved by so many people for his art but I also draw a note of caution from Susan Sontag who brings us back to the storyteller when she talks about interpretation. When I get to the artist himself which is Picasso - my starting value is understanding his ego and his personal dominating character, and that is what actually gets me interested in Henri Matisse - now what is revealed is a humble man, a good man and now I can elevate Matisse in my mind and see his art as an extension of his virtue. These things do not interest most people, but for me they are essential aspects of learning, of deeper wisdom and ultimately relationship. In Karen I see a Matisse rather than a Picasso.15/09/2016 #4 Aurorasa SimaAnother beautiful story with several facets, messages, and ideas. Thank you! @CityVP Manjit owns several extremely interesting hives, he has classified them with the help of colors. I am sure a few would be of interest to you. You can find them via his profile or in the latest buzzes (hive talk) of @Franci Eugenia Hoffman
- Producer13/09/2016Hive Talk Special-Featuring the Wisdom Hives created by CityVPManjitHive Talk Special is intended to feature hives with special instructions and/or the length of the description warrants special attention. This Hive Talk Special is dedicated to a group of hives with a common denominator and all are under the same...
Comments14/09/2016 #13 CityVP Manjit#12 Dear Franci, I think you did a great job in term of providing a sampling. The chief takeaway I would like to give is that there are hives which you want people to converge, the kind of professional affinity that beBee talk about, but there are also hives which are personal and where one can store buzzes that were personally meaningful. As a personal collection, the chief skillset is curation. To understand what it means curating, in my case I curate my learning journey. @Franci Eugenia Hoffman check out this article on curation: http://www.learningsolutionsmag.com/articles/1037/is-content-curation-in-your-skill-set-it-should-be13/09/2016 #8 CityVP ManjitDear @Franci Eugenia Hoffman @David B. Grinberg and @Aurorasa Sima thank you for contributions to this buzz. The structure I have specifically gone for is personal learning hives. While "Orange" happens to be an actual company, it is no loss because I cover my social media learning through the Naranja hive (which is Spanish for Orange) and my "Oranges" hive is "The Orange Bee" which is social media specifically related to beBee https://www.bebee.com/group/oranges I also have three toastmasters hives related to my club involvement and then hobby/special interest hives like Tottenham and Ashoka. I don't participate much on professional or subject matter hives because the subject matter is organized around the colours and that means I can move the subjects around. How the structure of those colours evolves is through a learning instrument I have created for myself here https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CsQ7CxnXEAAqige.png:large The luxury I have online is that I am predicated or focused on generating traffic, it is a part of what I call m "learning journey". Originally that journey was through Twitter, now it is here.
- Producer08/09/2016The Oxy of MoronI sat in class staring out the window. Grammar bored me. As for English language rules – to me you just listen and read and pick it up that way. My rebellious reverie was broken when I heard the last part of the teacher’s sentence “…and that was...
Comments09/09/2016 #19 Praveen Raj Gullepalli#9 That momentary suspension of belief dear @Charles David Upchurch...is supposed to be a Zen moment by many Zen practitioners...opening the gates of new perception ;) confounding and suspending all thought and belief for a split second there...and for a student prepared enough it is said to open floodgates to new perception. So we Ox Gert to keep the Morons comin! :)09/09/2016 #18 Praveen Raj GullepalliLOL @Gert Scholtz! Away from grammar, one is on dangerously safe ground! ;) (Confession: My wife is much better at grammar than me! I forgot to remember everything i didn't read somewhere back there!) Yes oh yes, lotsa chuckles there, you betcha. Esp with: Polish writer Stanislaw Lee: “Even his ignorance is encyclopedic”....Everett Dirksen: “I am a man of unbending principles; the first is to be flexible at all times”. Now where did Groucho go? :)09/09/2016 #15 Lauren JuzlThank you for this article @Gert Scholtz having just finished my literature degree I can say that I was just as obsessed with oxymorons, it was unusual for me to leave an exam without squeezing in something about the oxymorons, or at a stretch oxymoronic imagery, within the text I was studying, glad to know I'm not the only one.09/09/2016 #9 Charles David UpchurchVery interesting trivia. That was my attempt at an oxymoron. Seriously, an interesting article. I don't know if it was on purpose or by accident, but you stumbled into something very deep with this sentence: "It momentarily suspends belief and suddenly illuminates a new truth." Initially I thought to 'correct' that by suggesting the cliched 'suspension of disbelief' (as in an audience reading a book or watching a movie or a live performance of a story), then I realized that "suspension of belief" (not disbelief) is not only more profound, it may be the key to science, art, and world peace. Very cool.
One question...what parts of this were sourced from "Dr M Grothe. Oxymoronica. Harper Collins. Glasgow. 2008"? Thanks for mentioning that source, by the way.
- 05/09/2016Once we know that Empaths are more likely want to be followers and narcissists are more likely want to become leaders, does that not change our view of the typical leader-follower meme? Sun Gazing provide a quiz to determine where we fall in the ratio between empath and narcissistQUIZ: Are You More Of An Empath Or A Narcissist?www.sun-gazing.com ... or do you fall somewhere in between...? Let's take the quiz and find...
- Producer01/09/2016Academic Snobbery: Producing Test Takers Instead of Thinkers I studied English Literature and Creative Writing at university. I have always been excited by literature. Since I could pick up a book I have spent my life searching for people to discuss literature with, whether in book clubs or with friends and...
Comments02/09/2016 #14 Chas Wyatt@Lauren Juzl, I can only speak to the educational system in the U.S., as that is what I have experienced. It is big business designed to turn a profit with the aid of the U.S. government. It has a mass marketing machine designed to entice each new generation with the false promise of a better future. This only works if you decide to become a doctor, attorney, or tenured professor. Textbooks are a side business for professors that have a shelf life of 2-3 years at which time students are forced to buy the new editions penned by the professors. As long as Universities are focused on money instead of learning nothing will change and they will remain diploma mills churning out the next generation of degreed Baristas.02/09/2016 #12 Aleta Curry@Laren Juzi - it's a wonderful post. My sorrow is that the issues are not new ones. I'm guessing that I'm about a hundred years older than you are, and the matter of education being reduced to memorising facts and figures - or the hypothesis from the prof's latest book - and then erasing the tape as soon as the test was over was being lamented over when I was a girl. Even worse, students in the US were being trained to fill in circles in standardised tests, as a measure of how fit they were to continue on to post-graduate education. I think the problem starts even earlier - back in primary school, actually. As I used to say to my sisters and my girl cousins (I'm older than all of them): we are forced to make decisions that will affect the rest of our lives at an age where we have not yet developed the tools, wisdom or experience to make those decisions. It's a sad state of affairs.01/09/2016 #7 Franci Eugenia HoffmanI really like this post because I feel the educational system in the US is archaic. and as @Donna-Luisa Eversley stated, rigid. Outdated textbooks that need to be edited, as well as containing information not necessarily useful in real life. Educating our children has become another process that shoves people into categories relating to their learning abilities. I got through school with a little above average grades because I have a photographic memory. I also learn quickly by using association. That doesn't mean I absorbed what I learned. Learn it, pass the test, forget what you learned.
However, when I started working, I took several courses (mostly insurance related), and found I was absorbing what I learned. Perhaps, it's because I was in a different environment, different state of mind, etc. I like hands on learning and know that is applicable to my current position in life.
Great post @Lauren Juzl - Bravo!01/09/2016 #6 Deb Helfrich#1 I think that @Irene Hackett led with the fundamental problem in America, if you want to sit in a corporate cubicle, the entry requirement is more often than not, a bachelor's degree. Except that rather a lot of those successful corps were started by people who realized how little college was teaching them in the realm of real life. It is a complete conundrum. I'd prefer to live in a society where the ability to earn a living wasn't constrained by the whims of corporations. The hegemony of corporations over people in America has produced a society that is truly unsustainable.
@Lauren Juzl - I agree with everything you've said about the detriment of test taking as any sort of useful measure of producing thinkers. It necessarily focuses learning on small chunks of stuff and discourages any sort of broad learning and furthermore it inherently relies on use of language as the arbiter of those that will succeed. But we need buildings and roads and sewers much more than we need any sort of book.
What if our curriculum started including courses in the 'future' right alongside the current courses in history? Courses about how to decide what one will do for a living in the future and which type of education would lead to that outcome. More focus on learning as a team sport. A little more creativity encouraged and integrated into the overall picture of each kids academic achievement. Self-directed learning opportunities allowing kids to try out all kinds of stuff while they are young.
I love the ideas about apprenticeships and traineeships being viable options right along with internships.01/09/2016 #5 debasish majumderlovely insight madam Lauren Juzl. i do agree with your views about the traditional education system which seldom have any positive impact comparing to the external world they are confronting with after passing out. but, replacing University education system with the alternative pedagogy unless being initiated in an available society, we have to adapt with it to garner knowledge. however, lovely post. enjoyed read. thank you very much for sharing the post.01/09/2016 #4 Donna-Luisa Eversley@Lauren Juzl, I'll give you a standing ovation... You have raised many key points in your observations. I will look at 2 points, the first is the rigidness of education systems really has to go! The world has been evolving and education systems and grading remains the same. You learn at one level and un-learn or re-learn at another, and that is counter productive and demoralizing in my book! The second point is the ingrained perceptions in children that getting a good grade means you are 'bright' and will get the best out of your life. That's a fallacy and the biggest lie a child learns. Growing up I was not good at exams. I would freeze and forget the things I remembered out of an exam. I discovered on my own that I learn best from practical, and applied examples, thus, I was not the 'deadbeat dumbo' at academics I thought I was, just I learn differently! Thankfully I always had the confidence and ego of a million stars in the skies, so I would brave a 'good bluff' for a long time. I'm quite passionate about this topic, and have always done remarkably well in English, history, art , etc. Thanks for raising this relevant topic.
Friends, check this out... @Deb Helfrich @debasish majumder @Vincent Andrew @Milos Djukic @Lisa Gallagher David @David B. Grinberg @Aura Alex @Pamela L. Williams @Dean Owen @Franci Eugenia Hoffman @Michael Hillebrand01/09/2016 #3 Vincent AndrewI've been teaching for more than two decades @Lauren Juzl. Your observations are right. For far too long there is this belief that the syllabus and the exam is everything in life. That's just not true. Real life skills are just as important. Example, communication and problem solving skills which books do not necessarily teach you. I teach Business A-level and I have made it a point to focus on authentic learning that is based on practical real-world issues. Just today the class discussed issues related to diversity and equality in the workplace and why that is important. I get them to be part of the Junior Achievement Programme - not in the syllabus - but according to the students it has taught them real skills such as handling conflicts and accounting. Great buzz!01/09/2016 #1 Anonymous@Lauren Juzl - this is a not only a superbly written buzz, it is also a very important topic that seems to be 'on the table' at election time and then 'off the table' as other issues rise and grab more of 'mainstream' attention. I agree that not everyone is a 'fit' for the world of academia and that should be 'ok' - and I agree that our youth needs to be presented with more real-world viable paths to financial independence. If, however, options lead to a Corporate job, a College degree will be required - a vicious cycle. Academia has become a political machine not unlike the auto & insurance industries and it will require herculean movement of thought and action on the part of many interest groups to make the positive changes that are so desperately needed. However, even on person can get this change started. I admire your spirit @Lauren Juzl - great buzz!
- Producer29/07/2016The Life Squared ChallengeIn last week’s extended Friday edition of The Daily Chalkboard I wrote about how cool it is to be square. I’m sure the title was enough to raise an eyebrow or two among some of you as you began reading, given the connotation of “being...
Comments28/08/2016 #10 Michael D. DavisWhat IS original about it though @CityVP Manjit is it is melding of different ideas that I have gleaned over the years. The words are mine, but the original ideas that have been floating around in my noggin for these many years are from various ideas, methods and systems for taking a disciplined approach to one's journey through life. The idea of Life Squared is one derived from developing equally those facets of a person's life so one is not, let's say, overly Physical to the detriment of the development of the Social, Mental and Spiritual facets of their life. It can be viewed as a holistic approach to helping a person achieve life balance if you will.28/08/2016 #9 Michael D. DavisHi @CityVP Manjit and thanks for your comments. Actually that "R" originally stood for "Religious" in the form that I adopted it from. Personally I prefer "Spiritual", which is totally different in my mind from "Religious". You could definitely say that it IS relational as it does relate to one's beliefs when it comes to matters that are not necessarily tangible in the physical sense. My intended purpose with the Life Squared Challenge series is to help those people who find it difficult to stay focused and disciplined in their path to personal accomplishment and happiness. It's not original and many people have devised similar systems for helping people succeed. I just happen to have had this one on my mind for years and felt it was time to share it with those who might find it useful.28/08/2016 #8 CityVP ManjitDear Michael, I take it that the chalkboard denoting P, S, M, equates with physical, spiritual and mental, because the only R that comes to mind on the social is relational. I am assuming that this is what all the letters on the chalkboard refer to.
The symbol of the square reminds me of the hours that are equated with Malcolm Gladwell's 10,000 hours of practice rule http://www.wisdomgroup.com/blog/10000-hours-of-practice/ This is why I am wary of the spoon-fed answer and more interested in metaphor found in the movie Matrix "There is no Spoon" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAXtO5dMqEI
Social media tends to make most things a novelty act rather than a medium of lifetime learning. The ulterior motive of social media is entertainment as a means of popularity, otherwise why put so much emphasis on the economic and psychological value of being a follower and then engineer in the LIKE button on top of that. I do not want to become paranoid with ulterior motive, I never found suspicion to be helpful when reflection is what one is seeking, but I do have high regard for due diligence.
What do we make of David Bowie's "It's not one of your best" https://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/jan/20/how-david-bowie-turned-down-coldplay-its-not-a-very-good-song-is-it or a feature of creative people like contradiction http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2010/12/08/5607578-john-lennon-a-man-of-absolute-contradictions I don't make anything out of it other than this is who they were. The difference is that they lived in the world of fame, but I am happy in being square.
- Producer24/08/2016What I've Really LearnedLast week I started a new contract and as many know something new always takes a lot of time as you acclimate to a new schedule, learning new ways of working, and filling your head with so much information you wonder if the neurons in your brain can...
Comments28/08/2016 #23 Pamela L. Williams#21 Thank you Bill! I spend as much time as I can each weekend on beBee. It's become my touchstone. I thought of that on my commute home Friday when I passed a farm named Touchstone Farm. We all need a touchstone (a means of assaying relative merits of a concept - Wkipedia). That you for the congrats. It's still sinking in andd I'm very grateful. The fact that the beBee team believed in me enough to grant such an honor is amazing!26/08/2016 #20 Pamela L. Williams#19 I was in no danger. It tail-gated me for several miles and when I heard him gun his engine to pass I pulled to the side and slowed down to a crawl. If he wanted to kill himself, fine and dandy, that his choice. I took a defensive drivers course when in my teens and I've never forgotten all the 'hints' to protect yourself from aggressive drivers like him. I couldn't help but laugh at him when I caught him at the light! If he noticed I know he was not a happy camper!25/08/2016 #19 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#4 #7 "I sacrificed until on at least one occasion it almost killed me. I've rushed around and missed more than I want to admit. I let opportunities slip through my fingers because of fear, not matter what other excuse I made." So much wisdom packed in there, and do take an Rx for pampering! This Buzz is right on the heels of My Home Remedy: Staring at an Aquarium...looks like your back road scenery is so very soothing ~ and more time by leaving earlier to enjoy: that is super smart esp after your harrowing experience with another driver. Really scary there. Glad you were not injured or hit at all. :-).25/08/2016 #17 Pamela L. Williams#16 You always put a smile on my face Paul! I'm not going to complain about my commute; I get some great inspiration on those drives! My next post might be name: Why do you have a Giant Chicken in your yard? OR Church Clusters: Three Churches within a block of each other, Is this a US South thing?
Not so funny but Ironic: a tracker-trailer tipped over on the interstate this morning. I was already at work when everyone else was having to find their way to the 2 lane Hwy I took! I was early, those crazies on the interstate were all late. bawahahaha!25/08/2016 #16 Paul "Pablo" CroubalianGreat stuff, Pam. A 40-mile commute? Wow. I complain that my office is 40 feet from my bedroom. Sometimes, the traffic is horrible when a cat slow-walks in front of me. BooHoo... LOL
Re getting locked out of the app. I drove myself crazy trying to find where the problem was that was causing the errors. Turns out it wasn't my server at all, it was Twitter's API servers. They put out a bulletin on it, AFTER I ran through some 5000 lines of code. I'll have to check that I didn't screw anything up. I'll do that tomorrow25/08/2016 #15 Pamela L. Williams#1 Sadly I put the pressure on myself, believing it was what I needed to do, but in rushing so fast I missed some important turns I needed to make. Time to stop and smell the roses!. Thank you @Aurorasa Sima View more#1 Sadly I put the pressure on myself, believing it was what I needed to do, but in rushing so fast I missed some important turns I needed to make. Time to stop and smell the roses!. Thank you @Aurorasa Sima for reading and commenting. I truly appreciate it! Close25/08/2016 #12 Pamela L. Williams#4 believe it or not beBee is a break for me! I'm still hyperactive and can't stand to just sit so I watch TV, do beBee, and sometimes even talk on the phone while I'm doing it all, but it's fun, it makes me smile, cry, and sometimes I actually do LMAO at some of the antics here! I'll admit that I was emotional when I wrote this but I 'm sure many get that way when they do a life inventory! I'm doing for me now and that just happens to include a great social media community!25/08/2016 #11 Pamela L. Williams#7 I can't take all the credit! He has me in his clan now and he's tweeting me too. LMAO! You gotta love that @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian. I somehow got locked out of the app last weekend and then got busy. But I'm setting up some more this weekend. The other's are getting old and I still have maps to create! Plus I promised a little how to for Producer! Geez, why didn't I get this all done in that year I wasn't working. haha24/08/2016 #9 Lisa GallagherCongratulations @Pamela L. Williams, very happy for you. Kudos on the numbers part, I am not a numbers person and I would run LOL! Such a nice buzz and I share your sentiments about so many on beBee. I've learned so much from others, including you. I'm glad you added the story of how you changed your travel to work. I think I would take the back roads too! No road rage then ;-) Actually, where I live you have no choice except to take back roads to the HWY, and it takes anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours to hit a major HWY depending on which one your headed towards. Enjoy that paycheck and pamper yourself a bit w/your first one!!24/08/2016 #8 Mamen DelgadoGlad you have started this new contract @Pamela L. Williams, as you enjoy numbers so much. A lot of lessons from your writing, for example the guy risking his life (and yours by the way...) just for getting the first one to the stop light. No comment! Enjoy your time, it is the most valuable possession we have. ⏳24/08/2016 #7 Deb HelfrichOh, and on a completely different topic, your automated tweets via the app-with-no-name are always right at the top of my while you were away. You are knocking it out of the park. Not just among the bees, but you are often right above the big-deal twitter expert I follow. So when you have a book to sell................24/08/2016 #6 Deb Helfrich"The last year had to happen before I could stop long enough to breath." Here is to truly cherishing each moment. If you can figure out how to make the commute an opportunity to find beauty and joy, well, then @Pamela L. Williams View more"The last year had to happen before I could stop long enough to breath." Here is to truly cherishing each moment. If you can figure out how to make the commute an opportunity to find beauty and joy, well, then @Pamela L. Williams, your life is definitely going to be filled to the brim with all the things that bring you alive. Close24/08/2016 #4 Franci Eugenia HoffmanTake a break @Pamela L. Williams. We all love you and understand you don't have 24/7 for beBee. Nice buzz and oozing with professionalism. Good luck with the new job and don't forget that @Pamela L. Williams needs attention too. 😉
I had very little time for me, myself and I, until I retired. I had to make myself stop and smell the roses. Now I take it one step at a time and try to enjoy every minute of it.
- 19/08/2016Llavero de 4 cms de alto hecho de latón.
El color está dado por sprays de colores especiales para metal.
No está soldado (no dispongo de soldador en casa) así que se ha usado un pegameto especial.
Las letras en negro son las iniciales que me pidieron poner para personalizarlo.
Comments19/08/2016 #3 CityVP Manjit#2 Everybody is familiar with Nintendo's Pokemon Go, but I am sure very few are familiar with the Legend of Zelda games and I certainly was not. There is a whole area of learning which is now called gamification which draws its ideas from the gamer community https://www.knewton.com/infographics/gamification-education/ yet gamification only touches the surface layer of what I am finding to be the formation of very sophisticated communities and culture and I have yet to explore it, or get to understand these cultures that emanate from it, but this was a fascinating introduction for me http://zeldawiki.org/Main_Page
- 17/08/2016A must read by Prof. Georg SchreckenbachSo you want to join my research groupwww.linkedin.com My laptop has just said "ping", indicating that a new email has arrived. There it is, your email, asking to join my research group. Perhaps it starts with "Dear Sir", or you might have addressed it...
Comments18/08/2016 #2 AnonymousThank you @Milos Djukic for sharing this exceptional post so factual as insightful. The real contraints are beyond the academic needs and its synchronicity. Even if you are my prefered scientific friend, I am still fortunated to be in your influence zone of work, so Light as Hydrogen and so Heavy as Uranium235.18/08/2016 #1 Donna-Luisa Eversley@Milos Djukic , don't know if you will like me or not care for me if you read my comment :-) on that post! Kudos to you and your accomplishments is such a difficult field as yours. I greatly admire scientists who research and develop new methodologies and find new discoveries. Don't think they are given sufficient recognition or financial compensation, but most do it just to help society and people. Though I can name many movie stars and a lot of musicians, I'm saddened to say you are the only scientist I know by name and the research you are doing on corrosive elements. I will try to be more aware.
- 14/08/2016"A Time to Change" is a post about me updating my CityVP Manjit photo. Since I don't publish ongoing public photo's of my private life or do not change my avatar for long periods of time, when I do make that update, the comparison of avatars becomes visual milestones. I won't be changing my new avatar shot for another two years, unless that is Father Time weighs in and accelerates changes that come with aging - otherwise I am good with this picture for another two years.The Time To Changewww.linkedin.com Having not changed my photo for nearly 2 years online I want to get myself back in the present, rather than look at my image that belongs to yesterday. I am not one for changing my online photo on...
- 12/08/2016An interesting watch !Dr. Brian Little | TEDTalk - Who Are You, Really? The Puzzle of Personality What makes you, you? Psychologists like to talk about our traits, or defined characteristics that make us who we are. But Brian Little is more interested in...
Comments12/08/2016 #1 CityVP ManjitInitially I was supportive of Brian Little's views on traits but as I watched this video, what grabbed me more is his presentation ability and excellent delivery, and that is my chief takeaway because I can come back and observe him again as a great example of of an excellent public speaker.
- 01/08/2016Having catalyzed in mind-blowing agreement what a great thinker David Kessler is in another Buzz, @Gerald Hecht made a comment about neurons that work together fire together linking to a PDF about Hebbs Rule for Synaptic Plasticity. I am not fond of white papers especially with mathematical proofs, but he said something interesting, and it is how we actually learn from a neuroscience view. What I went on to discover is resonance with LTP or Long Term Potentiality - and for me to know that required me to watch two videos. The first is more challenging to follow but it is a work of art and the second builds on from what I learned from the first to get a complete handle of how our brains get stronger from learning - and what happens in our synapses when information is not converted into longer-term memory. Visually both videos are fascinating the second one being linked in the comment section.Hebb's Three Postulates: from Brain to Soma An improved version of this video is available at: hebb.metaplasticity.com Copyright: Soma Barsen and Dr. Steven J. Barnes "Animating Hebb’s Three...
Comments02/08/2016 #7 Gerald Hecht@Robert Bacal yea, that former head of the FDA (under whose watch "Big Tobacco finally was hoisted by their own petard") really has some nerve, using multiple levels of analysis to demonstrate (with state of the art imaging), the Hebbian Rule, was indeed the mechanism underlying the conditioned reinforcement marketing techniques (also known as "Capture") employed by the Tobacco Industry. Who does he think he is? It's almost as bad as this http://psiwebsubr.org/SUBR/studyguides/4035studyguides/4035studyguideindex.html #602/08/2016 #6 Robert Bacal#4 I am critical of the misinterpretation of neuroscience, and the claims when the researcher, or the media "goes way beyond the data", and obstructs science, and the public's understanding of how the brain works. It's a general lowering of scientific standards, which is shared by a lot of disciplines including journals.01/08/2016 #4 CityVP Manjit#3 Dear @Gerald Hecht the criticism leveled at the field of neuroscience in particular is that it is "finding its way" - and I think that is a knee jerk reaction from other research disciplines that feel that they are not in the limelight. This is what I like about the work of @Vincenzo De Florio because he focuses on matters that relate to the 21st Century as emergence. When I am exposed to white papers I am exposed to new avenues of thought and then I don't have to travel on the mediated highway but create my own learning journey which Gordon Lightfoot calls "Carefree Highway" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewhM7I9gD4U
- Producer29/07/2016What is your passion?Today I had a phone interview with a global manufacturer. It was pretty standard with my being asked all the normal questions. No surprises. Then she ended the call by asking me one question I haven't been asked before; What is your passion?It...
Comments20/08/2016 #79 Pamela L. Williams#78 Thank you @Anees Zaidi. The more time that passes since i wrote this post, the more I consider the symbolism of 'me'. If we believe that we each have a purpose on this planet, then why should 'me' be a person's passion, if you consider that we are all seeking our purpose, our reason for existing. We can only find that fulfillment by coming to terms with the fact that the purpose is about the 'me' in each of us. Does that make sense? :-)19/08/2016 #78 Anees Zaidi'My passion is me' a very strong statement @Pamela L. Williams. Your statement may provided meaning to why I am here, why I exist, what is purpose of my existence? This is my passion to grow my 'self' that may provide answer to all these questions. A great post with fabulous thoughts. Thanks for sharing your wisdom.17/08/2016 #75 Pamela L. Williams#60 Don't know how I missed your comments Lisa! My apologies for the delay. Yes, my daughter is the driver of my life. Nothing comes before her and her well-being. I won't be having grandchildren through her! She has already informed me that that is something that she just doesn't see herself doing. I'm okay with that, plus the fact her mate has a daughter in college so any grandparent feelings I need to fulfill I can bestow upon her! She is more than happy to have another grandparent; more gifts! LOL!17/08/2016 #74 Pamela L. Williams#69 It is extremely important! My quest was determine what my passion was! I realized it wasn't external but within me. Your passion is creation Javier! you create companies, you created two wonderful children. You seem to really enjoy watching things grow from a little thought to a successful reality.17/08/2016 #72 Pamela L. Williams#68 Sounds exactly like what I wrote David! I like helping people, especially through whatever position I'm holding at any given time. Because I like exploring new areas I'll discover things that others may not have considered. I love sharing that knowledge with my co-workers. If something I've learned can help others do their jobs better or faster then I love it!17/08/2016 #68 Charles David UpchurchMy passion is making a difference in other people's lives. As such, I lead by following.
Depending on the needs of those who ask for my help, my passion, and my need for knowledge, adapt to each new situation.
Phrased that way, it sounds very similar to you, @Pamela L. Williams15/08/2016 #66 Pamela L. Williams#64 I'll watch video Wayne! thanks for sharing. Here's the issue with my career to date; the why has been my family. I took the positions that best worked for the well-being of my daughter and myself. Now my daughter has finished with school ( 2 degrees) and I can start focusing on finding my passions, which will be the foundation of my whys. Maybe a bit late in life to be doing that but when it comes to your children; you do what you have to do to make life good for them!15/08/2016 #64 Wayne YoshidaPamela -
Nice buzz. All comments are interesting, but some are not focused on career management/job interviewing.
Here is something to consider: In terms of "career management" - Understand your "why" -- why do you do what you do - why do you look forward to going to work and doing your job? If you are working with your passion - everything else follows.
Take a look at this TEDx talk from Simon Sinek, and think about this from a career management point of view. Also watch the follow-up video called "Building Trust."
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VdO7LuoBzM15/08/2016 #60 Lisa Gallagher@Pamela L. Williams, what a great read tonight! So refreshing! I would have to agree with you on your first passion, your daughter. My kids and grandchildren are my first passions. I love how you were able to figure it out, your passion is you! You gave a lot of great examples and you can keep adding to your passion's list. Thanks for sharing this!15/08/2016 #59 Lisa Gallagher#56 @Ben Pinto if you share a buzz (which is what you find on your homepage) like a video eg, you can only share to one hive, same goes with posts, unless they are your own. You can share your own posts to up to 3 hives. I'm curious too, did you post a link from the page back to LI or share from beBee to LI from beBee's sharing tool? I saw the post (thanks by the way!) and I did see the blank box . It allows a person to click on it but no image is there. Not sure how that happened.
- Producer27/07/2016Wisdom in the ChallengesLife may challenge us all every once in a while, it is good as it leaves some wisdom behind ... The challenge is to float when you feel you will drown.Wisdom is to sense a challenge coming.The challenge is to tide through the tough times. And wisdom...
Comments29/07/2016 #4 Savvy RajVery interesting to read this share of your experiences and influences of Mihaly's profound insights and especially on how he reacted when told so by your loving brother @CityVP Manjit.
To be intrinsically motivated is an exercise in mindfulness with a conscious intention to make a choice towards a certain focus in sustaining the patterns in a state of flow.
But given, change as the only constant the intention however powerful needs consistency of effort and coherence of it all in the emerging tides of change in spaces between . Such a being in state of flow is perhaps a deeply rewarding phenomenon in itself and that is why art is practised, dance is danced paintings are painted as the being in flow is the reward in itself .All effort seems to melt in the subtlety of consciousness in the oneness of being.
I would equate that to the value one places in the art of movement whether in a seemingly ordinary activity of our daily life to the so called creative ones are all capable of states of flow ... with a pen waxing eloquently with words , a musician composing a tune or a choreographer dancing with figures within, listening to piece of music , a dancers body in the fluidity of movements... all choosing to channelise the expression unique to its own. Here is where the power of choices matters ....
Our choices in the story we tell ourself in every step of the way can be very important as that becomes the internal guiding compass and then the emanating trajectory takes care of itself.
As challenge change seeking to fulfill the purpose of being through the choices we make. ...the wisdom flows in the being.28/07/2016 #3 CityVP Manjit#2 What I share with Mihaly is the absolute value of the flow state as an optimal experience, which is autotelic - which means having a purpose in and not a part from itself. Mihaly also warned in his book that Flow states can be addictive, so it is not absolute that being in flow is a good thing, but to engage in optimal experience is being mindful of that. My brother met Mihaly at a complexity conference in Boston about 12 years ago and he told him what a difference he made in my life after I had read his book. He said Mihaly was actually moved by that because it meant something to him that his work was being treated more than an just a great research work by an academician - but that it made a difference in an individual life also. That it certainly did.28/07/2016 #1 CityVP ManjitWhat I learned from Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi is that between challenge and capability is flow. What I learned from my own learning journey online is that between wisdom and energy there is my learning journey and this flow and journey form a natural compass that is my True North. In that context I then observe the relationship you reveal between challenge and wisdom.
- Producer20/07/2016Fractals ForeverBe BRAVE,provide something NEW and magnificent for the others,then the whole WORLD is yours.Love is the essence of time. The moment when we start to believe that we are influential is at the same time the final moment for our own rigorous...
Comments26/08/2016 #99 Lisa GallagherTime is a funny thing. Not in the sense of laughter. But with time, I feel we are given the opportunity to take a step back and see things more clearly. We are given the time to try and understand others better with even more compassion. We are given time to self reflect. We must love ourselves if we are to love another. Love can change with time but in my own experience it branches out in ways we never dreamed possible. Love can become so deep it's as if you become one with those you love just as deeply. Love is forgiving too. I married at a young age of 21. I'm using my own experience to share my thoughts. At some point, love comes without conditions or too many (if no) expectations. It's just evident. It's timeless. Like loving our children, we forgive them over and over and love them more and more as time continues. Then our children have children and the love pollinates. Love is magical.
- Producer12/07/2016A Dialogue About Classroom Lessons (Part 1)Purpose The aim of this article is to describe a series of lessons so that the reader can form an opinion about whether such a lesson is representative of lessons he/she has seen, read or experienced before. As you read the description, what...
Comments17/07/2016 #15 CityVP Manjit#13 Take one step backwards Vincent. Your classroom is in a college, your classroom is part of a greater ecology of the college. That college operates and is organized no differently to a business organization, you have just not seen that you already exist in a business, the business of education and the school or college is a mirror of all other organizations with the same relational effects and leadership dimensions - use what you already have and then there is greater appreciation for what sits outside the ecology of your workplace. The students are eyes to the outside world already so leverage those eyes but first see where you are.17/07/2016 #13 Vincent Andrew#12 You have just given me the impetus to look at something I have shelved @CityVP Manjit i.e. to give them some real experience outside the classroom, to experience what it's like to lead, to follow in a real business organisation. Thanks again for a great point Manjit!17/07/2016 #12 CityVP Manjit#11 One thing to point out is that the resources available to young people are greater outside the classroom than they are in the set curriculum of the educational system. This means young people are teaching me about a world that they live in outside the class and in knowing that I can return their leadership with guidance. The power of you being a guide Vincent is greater than the power of you being a teacher in this age.17/07/2016 #11 Vincent Andrew#10 Great point @CityVP Manjit! "What is leadership if it rules uncertainty out of the equation." I find that in teaching Business, there are many different ways of solving or approaching just one issue. And students have to learn to evaluate each way. Nothing is certain in Business and the students that I teach I hope will appreciate its complexity. Thank you for the share too Manjit.17/07/2016 #10 CityVP ManjitThe key thing about academic accounts of leadership is that this is not how leadership is practiced. So do we want our students to put label x and label y on things or assume that there are three forms of leadership, or do we want them to directly experience leadership. This is the moment leadership needs to flow through teacher both as formal and informal, and while we assume the leadership found in the students will be informal, there is still a network of leadership happening inside of that classroom. It requires skill and discernment to turn the classroom into action learning, and the risk of this is uncertainty of outcome. What is leadership if it rules uncertainty out of the equation. Here is a link to action learning http://www.wial.org/action-learning17/07/2016 #6 vanessa ropihaI like the lesson here @Vincent Andrew, hopefully it is making younger minds think about the qualities of good leadership in differing situations, how to recognize it in other people, how they can review different scenarios and what they would have done better or differently to achieve their anticipated goals.
Also the informal leader is good for a class to recognize as we are usually pushed to work within the boundaries of formal leadership put forward by society and training. Corporately informal leadership can be seen as negatively impacting on the interrelationships and hierarchical organisation. If younger generations are taught that informal leadership is a quality that can be used in all manners of life then it is definitely a positive step and not something to be shied away from.
My thoughts anyway17/07/2016 #4 Mamen Delgado#3 I'll tell you with an example. There used to be in Madrid a Science Museum for kids, where they could touch everything! They could make experiments and there was an area called "Touch, touch!" which my children and I loved specially. The concept of the Museum was that you understand an experiment in a deep way if you "feel" the experiment, not only intellectually but with all your senses putting yourself in the skin of the inventor. That could be an idea, put your students in the skin of a business men or women, try a little "theater" with them, sit them in groups to interact among them as in a "real" company,... Probably you do that as well as what you have told us before. I don't know, play with them to act: How would a formal leader act? What would he/she say? And an informal leader? Make them feel the difference inside them saying some formal sentences and some informal ones.17/07/2016 #1 Mamen DelgadoI can't help you very much @Vincent Andrew about your questions. After reading twice your post it sounds to me like a very "formal" lesson. I am not a teacher, so please don't pay very much attention to what I say, but I know I love learning in a dynamic way, in movement. ;)
- Producer16/07/2016A inclusão do empreendedorismo no currículo escolar ajudará a formar novos empreendedores?No dia 14/07/2016 foi aprovado no senado o projeto da PLS 772/2015 que altera a LDB (Lei de Diretrizes e Bases da Educação Nacional) para incluir o empreendedorismo nos currículos do ensino médio e anos finais do ensino fundamental e orientação...
Comments18/07/2016 #8 CityVP Manjit#5 One way of looking at this is that the entrepreneur welcomes failure in the system to spark new opportunity. The question is what is possible in an academic environment I checked out a MOOC provider in Brazil called Veduca founded by Carlos Souza http://www.swissnexbrazil.org/blog/lets-first-bake-the-cake-and-then-put-cherry-on-top/ MOOC's have become ways of reaching a wider educational audience - perhaps there is an opportunity to showcase excellence in entrepreneurial education. The academic way of addressing this is to outline a paper expressing the problems, the entrepreneurial way is to look for possibilities. That in my mind is the chief failure of teaching entrepreneurship - it requires an entrepreneurial mindset . Such a mindset is targeted to opportunity, to take advantage of any failure in the system. The other question is who is willing or will spur the vision to become a pioneer of this and thus create new forms of collaboration?17/07/2016 #1 CityVP ManjitDear Gilson, in rough translation I can see that you have concerns with the role out of the government's program and that you have certain reservations what they are asking and this may be questionable value in terms the entrepreneurial education the kids receive. If you have little opportunity to change the system you will receive, the opportunity is to examine the system for what can be possible.
I look at three links randomly chosen by me and see areas of insight that could potentially be pulled into whatever the constraints of the program may be.
The first is a Brazillian girl Bel Pesce whose book unexpectedly viral http://thebraziliangirlfromsiliconvalley.com/ which Brazilian kids were drawing on this information for themselves and that to me is one building block of many stories that may serve to inspire. This is taking an inventory of things happening around the school that can be drawn in, and this idea of pulling this information in can be handed over to the kids themselves - so they are searching for these stories and helping build value around the curriculum.
Then I find initiatives between universities and schools such as this one http://www.euronews.com/2014/12/02/changing-the-future-of-brazilian-education-one-school-at-a-time/ again this is leverage but this leverage needs to to be pulled in on peer-to-peer basis, creating entanglements with sources of entrepreneurial knowledge that is available in the community.
The third piece is an old paper from 2009 detailing history of entrepreneurship and open entrepreneurship centers - again either treated as a resource or engaging students to discover historical perspective in order to inspire current needs. All I can say is that no matter how draconian or not useful a program looks, there must be inputs and imaginations that can poke it back into life.
- 16/07/2016Wonderful message:Doris Day - Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera, Sera) (w Children's Chorus) - 1964 version April 3, 2016 - HAPPY 92nd Birthday Dear Doris!! When the ultra-talented actress/singer Doris Day first recorded the song "Que Sera, Sera - Whatever Will...
Comments16/07/2016 #1 CityVP ManjitIt is amazing that a Doris Day song has become the adopted chant of football fans today https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7TmzmIva0Q View moreIt is amazing that a Doris Day song has become the adopted chant of football fans today https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7TmzmIva0Q Media continues to invest in the creation of mythologies so it is hard to know what is fact or fiction and in this bio account there is perhaps a glimpse into Doris Day the person. http://talentdevelop.com/articlelive/articles/691/1/Shadows-of-Day/Page1.html What counts is her memorable performances but the big IF I took away from the article is what if she had been given that role in the The Graduate. Imagine then that movie. Close
- Producer16/07/2016Invite the criticism... and then "lean into it"!You know those times when someone just has something to say? A couple of days ago I found myself in a "professional discussion" where someone felt it was very important to offer me a perspective regarding what I was doing - He didn't understand or...
Comments17/07/2016 #17 Phil Friedman#15 Thank you, Graham, for reading and saying so. I'll be following you henceforth, and invite you to do so reciprocally. We guys who believe that people don't have to agree all the time, and that it is more beneficial when they don't, need to stick together as we traverse the swamps of social media. Cheers!17/07/2016 #16 Graham Edwards#7 Thanks for the comment @Jean L. Serio, CPC, CMC. In this case it was a total misalignment of "objectives" (and maybe a lack of understanding of social media forums). In the end his criticism was misaligned with my objectives and just were not relevant... this didn't minimize the importance to listen but in the end it just didn't seem to apply. Like you said, I do like the saying, "Let's agree to disagree".17/07/2016 #15 Graham Edwards#6 Hi @Phil Friedman and @Jim Murray... I quickly read your latest instalment of "He said, He said" and thought it was wonderful (I read it off my phone so will want to read it again on my computer as I like a bigger screen). I hope everyone takes the time to read "He said, He said"... you definitely have a new reader in me.17/07/2016 #13 Graham Edwards#4 Thanks for your insights @Jim Murray. I get your point about the social media forum as you never know where it's coming from but for me if the feedback is in context, "constructive" and respectful, then it's worth considering... I think the criticism also pressure tests your objectives and conviction. If anything, it helps you develop a thick skin because the reach of social media is now global and everyone has a point of view... if only to say something "mean". I think your right about gut feel for sure as sometimes that's all we have.17/07/2016 #11 Graham Edwards#2 Thank you for your comment @Phil Friedman and the follow.And thanks for the contribution to the discussion... your buzz (see link) was a good read and I recommend it to everyone. Great food for thought... if your definition of insipidity includes those endless lists of "top 10 ways to something" (be it happiness, being successful or the greatest entrepreneur ever), then I'm totally onboard. Cheers17/07/2016 #9 CityVP Manjit#8 This is the way to honour each as unique being. We are taught argument rather than humanity or at least we learn to recognize humanity when view each other as unique beings each with our own fingerprint, life circumstance and contexts. This is the true meaning of diversity, not the politically correct ideology found in human resources.17/07/2016 #8 Jean L. Serio, CPC, CMC#4 So true @Jim Murray. As always we don't really know what's going on in someone's mind when they make a critical comment. We're socializing with individuals from a variety of countries, religions, with their own unique personal beliefs which may be far different from our own. We should be simply agree to disagree.17/07/2016 #7 Jean L. Serio, CPC, CMCMeeting criticism head on is something I learned years ago working in an all-male heirarchy. Personally I've always been one to listen. Making non-committal comments in response to someone as you describe in this post; since arguing or disagreeing with them usually doesn't work. I can only say most of the time, when people 'go off on us' after hearing our comments or ideas on a particular subject, and don't agree, suddenly insisting we accept their opinions and move forward with them, generally don't know the real reasons why we've made certain decisions, and won't actually hear them when we try to explain them. Unless they're raving and I cut them off, you simply never know when one comment is made, one idea suggested, which is a gem and one you should consider.16/07/2016 #6 Phil Friedman#4 @ @Jim Murray, I think you and I may differ on this (big surprise), for I don't see a need to know anything about the person taking issue with me. I only need to understand their points and arguments. Of course, if that person is telling me to trust him or her when they tell me I'm full of crap or wrong, simply because they know better, then I do want to know who is telling me to blidly accept their judgment as better than mine. Now let me get back to finishing the latest installment of "He Said He Said"., which will publish this weekend. Cheers!16/07/2016 #5 CityVP ManjitYou have done what I consider an intelligent person to do, which is you have not closed the door on the relationship but said fine, when the other is ready for a meaningful relationship that yours is a open house, which equates with an open mind. Should an apology be necessary then humility is another form of intelligence - so long as we know our own heart remains an open house. There is always something we can do and waiting is a form of doing - for sure the uncomfortable raises our growth, as does the very actions of maintaining an open mind and an open heart. Your buzz is your house visited by the graceful and the unruly.16/07/2016 #4 Jim MurrayIt's always good to carry yourself with humility. Criticism on social media kind of bothers me though because if you're not really familiar with the source of that criticism, which probably 80% of the time you're not, then it's really hard to tell of that person is someone with real wisdom to impart, or just literate and full of shit. Like this comment. You don't know me from a hole in the wall. So it's really hard to decide whether or not you're learning something here...it's a dicey business at the best of times. And your gut feel is really your best bullshit barometer. Then again, maybe not. I like your insights though.
Gray Wisdom~ 100 buzzes
Gray Wisdom is the relational core of CityVP, It accompanies an offline learning journey with my Toastmasters Club at a local college. Thus gray wisdom covers relational communication and public communication skills as well as matters related to research and the learning ecosystem.