- Producer24/10/2016How Daily Questions Create a Quality LifeThis post shows you how the right questions can create a quality life. Benjamin Franklin answered two questions every day. Could it be that easy? I discuss the power of questions, the importance of the right...
- Producer23/10/2016On Trees, Trolls, Trust and TruthFOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF A MASTER OP-ED BLOGGER...Preface: This rant is inspired by, and dedicated to my good friend, Jim Murray, whom I consider to be among the most masterful of op-ed bloggers — because he can piss you off while at the...
Comments24/10/2016 #79 Phil Friedman#77 Well, Brian, one of my points here is that the term "troll" may be too often inappropriately applied to persons such as yourself who are critical and more than just sometimes edgy and abrasive. That is not a criticism of your personal style. For I am the last person to be called to teach a course in how to win friends and influence people. So there is some irony in the fact that you say you eat trolls for breakfast.
I used to engage in similar verbal fisticuffs with trolls. That reached an apex when I suggested to one particularly annoying troll, who always sought to use my posts as springboards for publicizing his own work, that he might be having an unnatural personal relationship with his pot belly pig. I regretted the crassness of the remark, and not too long ago publicly apologized for it... to the pig. Stay edgy, Brian. For in my book, you ain't no troll. Just grumpy like me. Cheers!24/10/2016 #76 Phil Friedman#74 thank you, David, for reading and commenting. I am not sure how Ivfeel about having my work referred to as "sweet honey" or what that does to my rep as the Grump of beBee. But I guess I'll live with it. What is important, though, is that I am questioning whether the term "troll" is over-used. And sometimes unjustifiably. You and I would probably agree about that, because our respective definitions are similar. Cheers!24/10/2016 #75 Anonymous#73 Yes, @Phil Friedman, Fractals is not so famous football team, that is currently in the third league :)
In addition this is the title of an article on beBee:
Fractals forever: "Be BRAVE, provide something NEW and magnificent for the others, then the whole WORLD is yours."
Please never ever forget that Phil, my friend. Fractals forever.24/10/2016 #74 David B. GrinbergThanks for more "sweet honey" @Phil Friedman.I always enjoy your intellect, whether I agree with it or not. In this case, I agree with you that a "troll" goes well beyond expressing cordial disagreement and/or constructive comments. Rather, in my experience, trolls are like online stalkers who are nasty, use foul language, and go for the jugular with personal insults and attacks. Their purpose is to embarrass and annoy the author, and goad the author into a back-and-forth "pissing match" (for lack of a better term).
My way to deal with trolls is the "one and done" method. That is, first try to "kill them with kindness" by thanking them for their comments and expressing gratitude. While that won't make them go away, at least it will show readers that when trolls go low, you go high. In other words, you (the author) are way above the petty barbs and personal attacks of trolls. Then, if they continue their abhorrent behavior, report them and/or block them, etc.
The traditional dictionary-based definition of a "troll" (pre-Internet) is, "A mythical, cave-dwelling being depicted in folklore as either a giant or a dwarf, typically having a very ugly appearance." Well, at least the ugliness part is still true and perhaps also a dwarf of intellect. Whereas...
The modern definition of "troll" (according to the Urban Dictionary) is, "One who posts a deliberately provocative message to a newsgroup or message board with the intention of causing maximum disruption and argument." The Urban Dictionary defines "trolling" as, "Being a prick on the internet because you can. Typically unleashing one or more cynical or sarcastic remarks on an innocent by-stander, because it's the internet and, hey, you can."
https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=troll+definition24/10/2016 #73 Phil Friedman#71 Milos > " Fractals forever."
Thank you, Milos, I will keep that in mind. Is "Fractals" a football team?
Let me quote one of your cited sources: "...quantum fractals are patterns generated by iterated function systems ... In quantum physics quantum fractals can be interpreted as traces of quantum jumps during simultaneous monitoring of several non-commuting observables." (Arkadiusz Jadczyk, Quantum fractals : from Heisenberg’s uncertainty to Barnsley’s fractality, 2014)
I am far from comfortable with Quantum Mechanics, but I can summarize one of the main themes of this work, which is that fractal mathematics may provide an end run around the obstacle of the instantiation of the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle --- in that projected fractal mathematical "patterns" may enable predictability of events heretofore judged unpredictable due to Heisenberg uncertainty.
This is very far from saying that Fractality and Chaos are the same. Cheers.23/10/2016 #70 Phil Friedman#69 We all share ideas, Nicole. A minor, but possibly interesting fact is that I first started adding all that stuff at the end of my posts to foil LinkedIn's habit of attaching "Influencer" posts to the ends of my posts. LI's goal was to use my posts as hooks for readers for the Influencers, that is, someone would be scrolling down my post and before they knew it, would pop over onto the Influencer post. I resented being used as a warm-up act, so I started putting all of this miscellaneous information at the ends of my posts, so that most readers would stop scrolling before they scrolled onto an Influencer post. Yes, it was petty and vindictive, but immensely satisfying. Of course, it would not have been necessary had LI stuck to its original policy of appending several of MY prior posts to the ends of my current posts --- something that I have been recommending to beBee that it does. Cheers!23/10/2016 #68 Phil Friedman#66 Yes, Nicole. Spot on. The important thing to recognize is, to my mind, that trollish comments virtually never involve any real criticism. They are almost invariably attacks upon the person of the author, or expressions of personal preference. Never about the ideas and opinions at hand. Thank you for reading and commenting. Cheers!23/10/2016 #65 Phil Friedman#61 Pt II - Milos, as to "Fractalicity", I am searching for a word in a grammatically correct form to describe an organizing principle embodied by the real world, and which is an instantiation of the adjective "fractal". Hence, Fractalicity .... if I may be so disrespectful as to not be self-serious or, worse, not to be self-similar.
I should like to suggest that if you want me actually to wade through all of the works reputedly on fractals that you present, that 1) you allow sufficient time for me to do so, and 2) you provide a brief precis of each and its relevance to the question at hand. Indeed, it might be useful to some who are also interested in the subject of fractals (Fractalicity?) as an underlying organizing principle manifest in the universe to have such a summary guide to further reading.
And in the absence of that, perhaps we should simply agree to disagree, for the issue of fractals and Chaos is only 25% of what I treated in this post. Thank you again for contributing to what I have found to be a fascinating conversation --- notwithstanding that it may have put Randy Keho. Gerald Hecht, and numerous others to sleep. Cheers!23/10/2016 #64 Phil Friedman#60 #61 Milos > "Writing about fractals and chaos is more like teaching and mutual shaping of perception rather than activism..."
Milos, that seems to me to put the horse before the cart. (Or as I've said before, to put da horse before Descartes...) I had always thought that the scientific method involved building theories to explain the observed phenomena, not the other way around. Shaping perception to accord with, and confirm a priori theory sound suspiciously like 19th century metaphysics of the type long debunked by more modern thinkers such as Kuhn, Popper, Reichenbach, whitehead, Russell, Ayer, and Wittghind saying Chaos is fractal? continued pt II23/10/2016 #63 Anonymous#59 @Phil Friedman,
1. "Fractality" - noun, mathematics the quality of being fractal or subdivided, from www.collinsdictionary.com (http://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/fractality)
2. Fractalicity - I never heard of that term. Any references?
Thanks in advance and cheers, my friend.23/10/2016 #62 Anonymous#59 No problem @Phil Friedman, fr more info about quantum fractals, how do fractal patterns emerge from quantum observations and relativistic light aberration effects and about the possible applications of quantum fractals. please check this book:
Quantum Fractals:From Heisenberg's Uncertainty to Barnsley's Fractality by Arkadiusz Jadczyk, Quantum Future Group Inc., USA, (2014) ISBN: 978-981-4569-86-6
"Do not mistake obscurity of meaning for depth of thought." - Phil Friedman. This is one of the reasons why I'm active in this discussion.23/10/2016 #60 Anonymous#50 @Phil Friedman, for more info about an essential relation between chaos and fractals, I recommend this book:
Fractals and Chaos: The Mandelbrot Set and Beyond by Benoit B. Mandelbrot, Springer-Verlag New York (2004), doi: 10.1007/978-1-4757-4017-2
and this excellent open access book:
Chaos and Fractals, A Computer Graphical Journey - A 10 Year Compilation of Advanced Research, Edited by Clifford A. Pickover, Elsevier (1998), ISBN: 978-0-444-50002-1
Writing about fractals and chaos is more like teaching and mutual shaping of perception rather than activism. It must not be forgotten that every discovery has always been preceded by years or even decades of painstaking learning and investigation. I'm trying to provide scientific communication with practical examples and references in this highly complex area. Especially given the huge importance of science regarding the complex adaptive systems, particularly when it comes to social networks, their sustainable development-prosperity and human relations (interactions) in social media.
"Do not mistake obscurity of meaning for depth of thought." - Phil Friedman. This is one of the reasons why I'm active in this discussion
- Producer20/10/2016Trolls: Just Like Cockroaches But Much Easier To Control This is the second part of what very much appears to be becoming a series on op/ed blogging. “For bloggers, especially those who actually have an opinion about things, trolls are kind of like notches on the handle of your gun.”MeI have had a couple...
Comments23/10/2016 #31 Aurorasa Sima#30 My only tweet that went viral in the last months was when I said something like "Oh, I thought Hillary is up for votes, my bad" when the Trump trolls tried to distract from the "locker room talk" video by calling Bill Clinton a rapist.
Wow .... I received a lot of hateful comments.23/10/2016 #30 Nicole Chardenet#29 Yeah, although I haven't been much victimized by it so far I figure my day is coming, esp. with a female President about to bring out all the very worst of America's misogyny. So, if Twitter doesn't do anything about their trolls, or the new AI doesn't work, I'm outta there.23/10/2016 #28 Nicole Chardenet#27 They're not at all rare, Aurora. They're in danger of destroying Twitter if the new AI to fight trolls doesn't work as much as expected. Frankly, I don't think anything with save Twitter except for Twitter deciding to get real about fighting these morons. That will start with requiring real names and ID. You could still call yourself "@Trumplover or @GoHillary or whatever, but it should be easily discernible who you actually are with your name and maybe what city you're in. First Amendment arguments don't apply when you're anonymous. Or at least they shouldn't.23/10/2016 #26 Nicole ChardenetThe issue isn't so much the sort of mild losers you describe but the really vicious ones who set out to make your life miserable. The ones who are violent and misogynist or racist or who just persecute anyone they don't like. They've actually been around for many decades, they weren't invented with the rise of the Internet as many think. Anyone who ever wrote any sort of positive piece on gun control in the pre-Internet media could be assured of vicious, crazed, violent responses including death threats against themselves or their families. However you feel about gun control (or not), there are a LOT of crazies on the pro-2A side. Both sides of the abortion debate are known for their verbally extremist crazies as well.22/10/2016 #23 Renée Cormier#22 You may also want to consider removing your comment from his post and removing the link to it that you posted here. Everyone is entitled to their opinions and beliefs, but we don't have to give them more life than they deserve. I've read this person's stuff before. It isn't my kind of thing, so I never shared or commented or marked it as relevant.22/10/2016 #21 Renée Cormier#20 The best thing to do with that is to completely ignore it. I am, of course, assuming you do not support the opinions expressed in the post. Social media is fueled by comments, shares and likes (or relevants). Saying anything at all, will give life to the post. If you, on the other hand, think this person should be heard, then the natural response would be to share his post (which you just did), comment on it and do whatever you can to help distribute it.22/10/2016 #18 Jamie DavisThis was an uplifting article for me ☺ Being relatively new to participating in social sites, I haven't had a troll yet (thankfully), but I was blocked for the first time. Who cares? Turns out I did! Spent several minutes dwelling on why, since I am so easy going, with no strong opinions 😉In the end, I realized that I was feeling hurt by someone who doesn't know me & who I wouldn't want to follow anyway!20/10/2016 #17 Renée CormierI think have a way of being able to neutralize them, but I know that isn't something everyone can easily do. Ignoring is also a good option. I figure it doesn't take much for anyone else to realize they are (a) not that bright (b) envious (c) intimidated. beBee is a platform that is most suited to intelligent people. Those who can't play in this sandbox will eventually find themselves without a voice.20/10/2016 #13 Phil FriedmanI agree, @Jim Murray, that trolls are best ignored. Not because they are like tar babies (which they are), but because they are invariably dull and boring to engage with. Moreover, I have found that when you give them a good shot or two, they begin to whimper and whine about being treated badly, as though they didn't start it, and don't deserve the rough treatment. I once had a troll who followed me around for years, and crept my profile almost daily. One time I suggested in print that he might have an unnatural relationship with a pot belly pig. It was a remark I later regretted mightily, and for which I was moved to apologize. Which I did publicly... to the pig. :-)
- Producer23/10/2016When the top blows off. Caregiving and depression. This is an excerpt from my soon-to-be-published book Riding Shotgun. The reason for posting it now was inspired by Paul Walter's recent...
Comments24/10/2016 #9 Don Kerr#5 If I failed to respond to this caring comment with a little more depth before I apologize. @Deb Helfrich Since Kate was diagnosed our lives have changed in so many ways and your are bang on with your observation about nutrition and diet. If we fail to look after our terroir we will not progress. Thanks again.24/10/2016 #7 Anonymous@Don Kerr, it is very important that you are sharing this with such honesty. This is REAL life! There are few, if any, who escape struggle and pain and I respect your experience and your ability to be open about it; I believe strongly that your expression can provide relief for many. If you've followed my buzzes, you know my Mother suffered with severe depression, so this is not unfamiliar territory for me. There are others in my life who suffer with this difficult condition. It is not easy. But it is life. Suffering is inherent as part of the human condition. There is an interesting author/poet, I recently learned of, May Sarton, who learned how to manage her struggle with depression via writing and some solitude. A very practical quote of hers that I find helpful: "Keep busy with survival. Imitate the trees. Learn to lose in order to recover, and remember that nothing stays the same for long, not even pain, psychic pain. Sit it out. Let it all pass. Let it go. " I stand with you @Don Kerr and I am looking forward to reading 'Riding Shotgun'.23/10/2016 #5 Deb Helfrich@Don Kerr - this excerpt needs to get out into the world through all means necessary. You have described the volatility and how it manifests to others so accurately. Going through a serious long-term medical crisis and its accompanying treatment is a tremendously difficult thing to do. Compounding the physical challenges with the mental hurdles can almost break someone.
"Seek help" It is available and it will help, even though it will feel like there is no possibility it could help. Nutrition can also be a blessing.23/10/2016 #1 Randy KehoWell said, Don. Being my father's live-in caregiver for nearly two years did not increase my susceptibility to depressive episodes.
Actually, it may have better equipped me to handle the situation and my mother's previous to that.I'm still dealing with both suffering from dementia.
I do, however, wonder how dementia would impact me, should it knock on my door, having been diagnosed as clinically depressed. Time will tell.
- Producer20/10/2016The Honey Hive: Lesson 4. Make things happen. Do it.The honey hive: How to achieve easily and with happiness what you wish for. Practical course.When you say “I really should exercise more often”, “I should network more”, “ I should take Spanish classes to improve my résumé “ “I really should be...
- Producer12/10/2016Contribution to the society is the responsibility of everybody Many people assume that contribution to the society is the responsibility of those who are already well settled in life and have nothing else to do; because, even if the average person tried to contribute to the society, it wouldn’t make much...
Comments19/10/2016 #17 Robert CormackI like this Javier. I think building relationships here based on common interests and beliefs demonstrated how "together" we can be. Something tells me that's a strength we can build upon, hopefully to help others. I'd like to think we can make social media a platform for helping as opposed to showing pictures of ourselves.17/10/2016 #16 Praveen Raj GullepalliDear Jav, you have very rightly hit upon the complacency that creeps in from a personal sense of inadequacy in many. It could be due to any reason - poor health, money, work pressure, lack of time, etc. But yes, anybody can make a difference. Even without moving mountains. A random act of kindness a day, a smile, a hug, a cheerful attitude, a word of praise, an unasked raise ;) ...can and do make the world a better place! You express so well! Keep writing Amigo!16/10/2016 #14 Anonymous@Javier beBee, fractals forever. Kudos and thank you.
You Are a Social Leader, definitely. The Butterfly Effect ("Every person can make a difference to the society if they have the will to do so." - Javier Cámara Rica). The Fractal Revolution in Society, beBee affinity network is the first social media because of all members, affinity concept and high degree of awareness of management.13/10/2016 #12 Harvey Lloyd@Javier beBee your concept is timely. But i would offer up a perspective that negativity is a symptom not an outcome. I have read here and other places about "negativity" and it truly has become an emotional concept. I have had staff say, I wanted to say something but i didn't want to appear "negative".
Being negative is a matter of perspective. Steven Covey of Seven Habits fame talks about this as a bank account. Sometimes we withdraw and others we deposit. The balance is what is important, not the deposits or withdrawals. If you have made deposits with the team, negativity is a withdrawal but, no one sees it that way. Lacking deposits then one must be withdrawing from the team on a consistent basis.
I encounter negativity as a learning experience. Now i am not referring to the acute stages of negativity brought on by psycosys. But rather folks who express misunderstanding in a negative way. They apparently have a a different perspective, and i would like to hear it. I might try and discuss the presentation of the perspective so the person can express themselves and make a deposit rather than withdrawal.13/10/2016 #10 Brian McKenzieI have no inclination to join society or civilization again. "TEAM" is something I would consider, but when the machine spat me out - I am not overly excited about plugging back into it, no matter what siren song it sings. Hell, I quite enjoy pouring gas on the smoldering embers for fun and profit.12/10/2016 #3 Dean OwenI like this message. Life is pointless unless we make a difference no matter how small. And I have just spent some time on WeChat, Youtube and Facebook observing some of the conversations there. They are all full of negative people, full of hate for the world. Sharp contrast to beBee.@Donna-Luisa (I cannot tag her) says it best - Happiness is a choice.12/10/2016 #2 Mohammed SultanDear Javier beBee,Thanks for sharing your positive attitude.When paddling we should paddle in the same direction.To direct yourself in the same direction you have to control your reaction to stressful situations.That means to take charge of your mood as you can easily get trapped into a negative mood.We often are not distorted by others action,but by the ideas we take of ourselves.We have therefore to remove distorted thinking patterns,in order to have a room for clear and constructive thoughts which are usually a reflection of our feelings.The emotional culture which you try to create for beBee will be seen in the golden eyes of the bees and in the way they behave in front of their audiences. beBee progress shouldn't only be assessed by the improvements that have been already made but by striving to achieve what remains to be done.12/10/2016 #1 Mohammed A. JawadThanks for the post @Javier beBee. A simple realization can bring in us the awareness, and as we become more aware, it becomes easy for us to contribute something worthwhile...that we way, we can really make difference. Indeed, our good manners can influence others, a little act of kindness can mellow others' rash attitude or even a little smile can make a person cheery. And, after all, simple courtesies doesn't cost anything!
- Producer16/06/2016Work / Life Balance - and other FallaciesThere is much information available today on work / life balance. I've tried for years to achieve it, and came to the conclusion that sitting in the middle of this continuum is a grand exercise in futility. The problem for me is that there are...
Comments08/10/2016 #24 AnonymousI loved this @Kevin Pashuk! I am not whole if all my energy is spent on only one aspect of what it means to be human. Although some life circumstances will require periods of undivided attention. I like your categories and can see them as overlapping as opposed to compartmentalizations. For me, balance seems to happen more when I am releasing the reigns.08/10/2016 #22 debasish majumderintriguing post indeed Kevin Pushuk! i guess, we have little to do in terms of controlling our boxes as you describe. our external world used to play they key role and that actually the ingredient which being instilled through fuel injector, determining the induction mechanism to work, mobilizing us to get the momentum. we are forced to act according to the available circumstances, where our personal life and desire have very little significance. besides, our life is not a machine, where the reflection in our faculty used to play a key role. car can be your fancy, but car have no life, neither have at all any ability to make any decision, effecting our decisions, and moreover, along with steering, five wheels are of great significance along with the human effort which is the driving force of world history. however, nice post. enjoyed read. thank you for sharing the post.08/10/2016 #20 Lisa GallagherThe picture of the car is really cool @Kevin Pashuk. I think it's great that your art students drew pictures of the car. Love the matrix boxes and the 6 components of a healthy life. Real goals one can achieve, even if just one goal a day is written in the boxes. My son and daughter both have date nights with their spouses once a month. I wish that concept would have been around when we were younger and raising kids (well even if we weren't raising kids). I see that as a very healthy aspect to a relationship. My daughter is so cute about it- you'd think she was going out on a date with her boyfriend, not her husband! That's how it should be :)) Thanks for this.08/10/2016 #18 Aleta CurryThanks for this, @Kevin Pashuk. Too often, people are thinking laterally or one dimensionally, as if everything works for everyone, or presenting either/or scenarios. The truth is that we are not one trick ponies, and we are complicated, therefore our planned solutions for healthy, balanced living, have to take that into account.08/10/2016 #15 Anonymous@Kevin Pashuk.. Well Kevin! What a challenge for me always bringing my(very slight) OCD ALONG when I read articles. Truth be known, I cannot take my eyes off that car! Read a paragraph., then back to the car. such a lovely fun and ultra smart organized way to live. This was so informative. I thank you ! KAK ( I am putting my initials on because I am not well known here) I will.be if I can just stop looking at cool cars!16/06/2016 #14 Kevin Pashuk#13 Thanks for the compliments @Aaron Skogen. I do tend to agree with you about the listicle - even though a number of my posts have them. I did a fair bit of blogging for a technical magazine and they wanted blogs that had "5 Things..." in the title. I'm not proud, so any newer work will try to avoid it.16/06/2016 #13 Aaron SkogenLove the matrix @Kevin Pashuk. I'm not a fan of the listicle commonly found over on LI, and I was concerned this may be one. Thankfully it was not! You have touched on a point about balance that I completely believe in, that there is not "one size fits all" rule. We each find balance in different ways. Your matrix happens to correspond to my approach. Work is but a small part of the complete tapestry of our lives. Thanks for a well articulated and thoughtful post Kevin.16/06/2016 #11 Kevin Pashuk#10 The original Mini will forever be in my heart @Dean Owen. While they were an engineering force to be reckoned with, and would go practically anywhere, they weren't about to be acting as limos for the rich and famous. My son bought one of the new minis, and while pretty, it missed the mark on so many points for those of us who experienced the original. It's much like those who insist tofu is a great substitute for steak, having never tasted the wonder of charbroiled beef.16/06/2016 #10 Dean OwenUnlocking the internal secret of happiness - an exceptional thought process ruined only by your assumption that the new BMW made Mini's are sexy and the original Mini, Car of the Century, was a piece of junk. For that reason, I give you one star! Let's not forget the Mini Cooper S won the Monte Carlo rally 3 times in the 1960's! (Angryface)16/06/2016 #9 Kevin Pashuk#8 My mini also had 4 wee cylinders @Ken Boddie, but my life has 6... so I had to expand the model to fit my life. That car was a wonder. With your butt approximately 3" (7.5cm for those of you who are younger) off the roadway, it was more like driving a go cart. It would feel like you were doing 100 mph, then you look down and realize you were really doing 30.16/06/2016 #8 Ken BoddieDon't want to spoil the imagery, @Kevin Pashuk, but I thought the original minis had an Austin straight 4 cylinder engine? They certainly were unique vehicles, much more so than the modern day BMW revival, and the only car you can comfortably drive down stone steps. Thought you might enjoy this clip of the Italian Job movie. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtWkewqIFDM Wont't do much for your life balance overall but may add a couple of positive to the soul box. 🚗16/06/2016 #7 Kevin Pashuk#6 While I fit in the driver's seat quite comfortably, it was more comical to watch on the days it was my turn to drive for the car pool. There were three others. One was average (like me). The other two looked like a taller and rounder (respectively) version of Laurel and Hardy. Squeezing those two in the back seat always made me chuckle seeing 'Laurel's' knees up by his ears. It's a good thing it wasn't a long drive.
- Producer16/10/2016Parasitic ThoughtsInitially, I intended to write this buzz on cellular times as @Sara Jacobovici urged me to do so. However; during the thinking of the flow of ideas I found myself attracted to other aspects of our lives and I was dragged into writing this buzz...
Comments23/10/2016 #46 Ali Anani#45 May be I should have delayed the publishing of this buzz dear @Fatima Williams. Last week I had a teeth problem- it started small, but now has spreaded its virus and ill-effects in my body. Living the experience is far more impactful. What starts with a small problem might uncover many more. We need o educate the new generation that it is not a small issue or not, but how this issue may develop in the future.23/10/2016 #45 Fatima WilliamsDon't our emotions also dictate our decisions? Having a butterfly effect on all the actions that follow.
It's so amazing to learn about how our thoughts have such strident effect on our bodies.I do know that the human body is complex but this buzz has expanded so much on how a simple signal can cause chaos and harm us in unreasonable ways.
When trees are so intelligent and avoid dangers through the signals. Does human mind fall prey to negative signals and comments or actions.19/10/2016 #43 Ali Anani#39 Great examples dear brother @Anees Zaidi. SO, you come back from your vacation with great examples. I am sure you shall cover few of them in a buzz. The experiments on the memory of plants are astonishing. Being a living body as we are no wonder plants share many of or attributes.19/10/2016 #40 Anees ZaidiHarvey Lloyd, trees do respond to trauma in their chemical communication. Sage brush in North America and willow & oak trees in Europe 'warn' their neighbors of insects attacks by emitting pheromones, which raises the production of bitter tannins and other predator-deterrent chemicals in nearby plants. Similar happens with Mopane trees in Africa where the predators are the elephants.
I agree with you Dr. @Ali Anani we may take many lessons from the plants. We need to love them and adapt them.19/10/2016 #39 Anees ZaidiDear brother @Ali Anani, your scholarly writings are always great stimuli for us to learn new things, know more and sail in new waters. During my recent holiday break I had the chance to lay my hand on Richard Mabey's authoritative and very interesting book 'The Cabaret of Plants'. The book is globe-trotting exploration of the relationship between humans and the kingdom plants. The learned author shows how flowers, trees, and plants have been central to human experience. While I still have to cover the book's 400 pages the chapter that attracted me the most is 'Plant Intelligence'. Exploring the history of the sensitive plant 'Mimosa pudica', attempting to find satisfactory explanation as to why the sensitive plant shuts its leaves in a dramatic fashion on being touched, Mabey takes his readers to an interesting experiment done as recent as 2013 by Australian ecologist Monica Gagliano.
Gagliano did 'habituation' experiment on sensitive plants (repeated dropping on plants from a height of six inches every five seconds. Each training session involved sixty drops). While in the beginning of the experiment all the plants shut their leaves in thner. But some started to reopen after only four or five drops in subsequent sessions. Gagliano repeated the experiment, using the same 'trained plant', after one week and then one month. Again they ignored the drop stimulus, suggesting they had 'remembered' what they had learned. Surprisingly, the Bees, in similar experiments, forget what they have learned in forty-eight hours. It is astonishing how a plant, without any organ comparable to brain, could store or process memories.17/10/2016 #36 Ali Anani#35 I am preparing a buzz on plants movement and including some examples that you mentioned in your rich comment @Praveen Raj Gullepalli. I shall also mention some of the work Indian scientists did. The issue of what stimulates plants and how they respond just shows how less we know than some plants. Your lovely comments motivates me to continue with this journey and I am truly grateful to you.17/10/2016 #35 Praveen Raj GullepalliAnother beautiful buzz Dear @Ali Anani I read somewhere that negative thoughts and feelings manifest as disease, and I have been looking for a book that connects emotion and attitude to a specific disease, for long! I had mentioned Dr.Bose's earlier to you Sir...Dr. Jagadish Chandra Bose..."His major contribution in the field of biophysics was the demonstration of the electrical nature of the conduction of various stimuli (e.g., wounds, chemical agents) in plants, which were earlier thought to be of a chemical nature. These claims were later proven experimentally. He was also the first to study the action of microwaves in plant tissues and corresponding changes in the cell membrane potential. He researched the mechanism of the seasonal effect on plants, the effect of chemical inhibitors on plant stimuli and the effect of temperature. From the analysis of the variation of the cell membrane potential of plants under different circumstances, he hypothesised that plants can "feel pain, understand affection etc."16/10/2016 #30 Ali Anani@Deb Helfrich-surely this segment of your comment is a nugget of wisdom "The more we can learn to trust our bodies the better off we may be. Then we can focus on responding to our environment rather than trying to control it". You are very correct. The mentality of control is still prevailing. We need to change that. Trees respond and adapt; we try to control the uncontrollable. We continue to pay a heavy price and still try!16/10/2016 #28 Susan RooksI am sure if we think about it, @Ali Anani, we would recognize the impact of fear and stress on everything we are. Yes, our brains suffer. Yes, our bodies suffer. The whole organism suffers! I hadn't considered including trees in my thinking, but now? Now I have to at least consider that.
Thanks for a most-unexpected buzz!
- Producer18/10/2016From Winnie-the-Pooh to NietzscheImage credit: FamaHaber I cannot express the feelings I have been going through since I found my name on the new ambassadors list and the response I am receiving from you to my having to decline. I feel...
Comments18/10/2016 #7 Jared WieseTruly beautiful and illuminating, @Sara Jacobovici. When I saw the pic and title, I think a bit of the kid in me DID anticipate :)
Ahem... hate to break it to you... but this sort of honey is EXACTLY what an ambassador produces! Please keep it up!!
Yours in sweet anticipation...
- Producer17/10/2016We smile and announce more and more ambassadors !Smiling and improved relationships.Smiling on a regular basis conveys a sense of warmth and a positive attitude to other individuals. Smiling people tend to have more friends and wider social interactions than those people who do not exhibit this...
Comments20/10/2016 #151 Gerald HechtSomebody's hacked my account and is making my Profucer Pieces have different wordings--companies calling themselves "Russian banks" are screwing with my shares on google plus and stuff sorry @Javier beBee View moreSomebody's hacked my account and is making my Profucer Pieces have different wordings--companies calling themselves "Russian banks" are screwing with my shares on google plus and stuff sorry @Javier beBee and @Juan Imaz but you've been compromised apparently and I've filed with Ft he FBI Close
- Producer17/10/2016Sind Sie ein Künstler?„Spielen Sie ein Instrument?“ oder „Malen Sie?“ wäre einfach zu beantworten. Wir wüssten, schon durch die Fragestellung, auf welche Praxis sich die Frage bezieht. Versuchen wir eine(n) Künstler(in) an sich zu definieren, dann könnten wir uns auf...
Comments17/10/2016 #1 Froilán PérezSehr schöner Beitrag, @Harry Groenert!
Wie Kunstwerke Magie der Zeit zu erfassen hat mich schon als Kind begeistert.
Besonders bewegend empfinde ich Gemälde von Casper David Friedrich, meister der Malerei der Romatik, und auch das Zitat von Heraclit, das du hier als Beispiel gibst.
Falls ich auch ein ähnliches Zitat beitragen kann:
"Unaufhörlich strömt der Fluß dahin, gleichwohl ist sein Wasser nie dasselbe. Schaumblasen tanzen an seichten Stellen, vergehen und bilden sich wieder – von großer Dauer sind sie allemal nicht. Gleichermaßen verhält es sich mit den Menschen und ihren Behausungen." - Kamo no Chomei - Aufzeichnungen aus meiner Hütte (Hojoki) - 1211
- Producer17/10/2016The Mundane, Magic and MetamorphosisThose who have been following my Journey will know that my Story runs much deeper than just a return to Health, They will have followed my Thought Patterns, because I've recorded them all in the Moment, in the Flow as they came. They will know...
Comments20/10/2016 #21 Jared WiesePoetic, Gary!
Sounds in alignment with The Miracle Morning's "mediocrity" for the Mundane.
For more info, see the hive, http://halelrod.com/ep-27-the-95-reality-check/ View morePoetic, Gary!
Sounds in alignment with The Miracle Morning's "mediocrity" for the Mundane.
For more info, see the hive, http://halelrod.com/ep-27-the-95-reality-check/
Also struck me as relevant to Eckhart Tolle's The Power of Now. Close18/10/2016 #20 Praveen Raj GullepalliVery inspiring dear Gary! You truly are mind over matter. Magic is all in the mind. For thoughts become things. Here's something from recent memory that resonates with it all...I was out of town last week with Dad, his childhood friend and my bro in law on some work of my Dad's childhood friend. We travelled to Bangalore and back. I remember him from the time I was 4, almost 45 years ago. 25 years ago, he developed Parkinsons...and has been battling it ever since. Tooth and nail. He is around 74 now. Trembles all the time...can't hold a glass of water or a cuppa by himself. But his mind is razor sharp and he plans meticulously, though he tends to be overbearingly repetitive. Walks 4 kms morning and 5 kms evening everyday...been doing it for years. Invests in properties and sell them to builders and makes enough to add to things. He amazes me with his tenacity and sense of purpose and his self-discipline in his daily routine. Isn't that magic!18/10/2016 #19 Dean OwenI've been thinking hard how to respond to this and have written comments only to delete them. I believe the power comes from within and you have that power. I don't. If I was diagnosed like you were, I would probably sit around and let rigidity take me, and I'd be OK with that mainly because I feel I've had my lifetime share of living life to the fullest. Now obviously this is hypothetical. Who knows. I too might have some semblance of your power. What I do know is that you are an inspiration to all the fighters out there.17/10/2016 #9 AnonymousWoooohoooooo!!! Oh oh ho ho it's MAGIC (sings Pilot... it's getting sparky up in here!)! Here's my foolish formula, and I decidedly believe words are spells; thought+heart=awareness of serendipitous miracles. :) Now, I have to work on my communication. Maybe I ought to write music. Hmmmm. Danke!17/10/2016 #8 Mohammed SultanDear Gary sharpe,Your simplicity is an ultimate sophistication.The magic of words lies in its simplicity,they often provide audiences with a vivid picture of what you are trying to say or do.When you reveal yourself telling your story or telling something about yourself in a simple way'you can easily not only get others acceptance but also can change their perception.Words sometimes become vivid and powerful like metaphors or analogies because you use them in such a big way that create an intimacy between you and the reader.Big long words mean little things and big things often use little words .Look how powerful are names like HP,IBM,GM and recently beBee,People don't like to be locked in by a sugar coated words that hide facts.it's far better to be simple ,honest and direct to stick in people's mind.If you are going to change something ,change your perception and the way your mind and body work.17/10/2016 #7 Ali Anani@Gary Sharpe- you asked me if I believe in the power of words. Now, I have the proof reading your buzz and finding myself acting by the power of your words. I shared, liked and now commenting. You have many similarities with me such as your writing THinking Patterns. I wrote recently a buzz on Patterns ARe the Mirrors of Future. I totally agree with you.
I loved these extracts from your buzz:
What we have is Dogma, Ingrained Thinking, Fear of the Unknown, Myopic Perspectives, Unacceptance, Self-Inflicted Unawareness.
Friends, us Humans were never, ever meant to Live without Magic in our lives. Trapping ourselves in the Mundane is precisely what is slowly Killing us.
You remind me of a buzz that I intend to write soon on how the flytrap plant taps an insect and how we should trap what is benefit o us and how o do that. Only if we appreciate what we still yet don't know.
Thanks for sharing this beautiful buzz.
- Producer17/10/2016When you can't seem to find your purpose...Your purpose is not to become the manager of a successful restaurant. Or a member of Congress. Or an actor on a hit show. Or a bestselling author. Or a doctor. Those are positions. They are admirable, attainable goals. If you’re trying to make...
Comments18/10/2016 #8 Harvey Lloyd"Unless you let that happen." This statement struck me this morning. Purpose is something you have to let happen. I know you were referring to the various careers but would think that purpose is something that needs to be refined as we move from the playground to adulthood. I saw in your words the world surrounding our purpose and drowning out its call. We need to quiet the roar and let our purpose happen.
I believe we can try and force our purpose to happen, but would think that exposing the purpose through removal of the distractions of the mind is better. Like seeking buried treasure we remove all that covers the treasure of our purpose. Sometimes i sense that we are to busy with the career to take time to uncover and let our purpose guide.
You cant find you, out there, only in there.17/10/2016 #3 Lisa GallagherReally enjoyed this @Soumya Adhikary. Thank goodness finding our purpose does not have an end game! Finding purpose in the day before us gives us more to look for if we are lucky enough to be around 'tomorrow.' That's why it's always good to enjoy what's right before us. I'm finding that to get out of my comfort zone does add new dimensions to my life.17/10/2016 #2 Chas Wyatt@Soumya Adhikary, I have been thinking about this very topic today. Thank you for putting it into words. I echo @Cory Galbraith's sentiment. "I don't think life is absurd. I think we are all here for a huge purpose. I think we shrink from the immensity of the purpose we are here for." ~Norman Mailer, 1995.
- Producer04/07/2016Is this becoming a world of ANGRY people?Please don't shout at me, it's just a personal observation, but I do believe we are suffering from a surge of anger. It's a strange conundrum because I also sense a strong peace movement, a rise in the practice of meditation and a yearning for...
Comments17/10/2016 #75 Joel Anderson#69 @Gerald Hecht As Captain Jack Sparrow might say: “The seas may be rough, but I am the Captain! No Matter how difficult, I will always prevail.” “The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem. Do you understand?” On that theme, might I just add a Walt Whitman-ism , “Oh Captain! my Captain!--Arrgh…
https://www.bebee.com/producer/@joel-anderson/the-power-of-1-let-go-of-your-anger-legoya17/10/2016 #70 Donna-Luisa Eversley#68 @Gerald Hecht at some point , it may be realized you have enough negatives to be off balance...hence helping out with some good, to keep your negative flow in check..haha😀.. your bravery abounds, and your persistent courage is admirable. To stand up for your beliefs right or wrong indicates an individualistic mind and a sense of purpose. As we saw recently , you had a huge natural disaster challenge and you kept fighting...now you want me to help you with negatives...hmmm..lost on that 😀😀
- Producer13/10/2016THE EFFECTS OF EMOTIONS AND NEGATIVE THOUGHTS IN THE BODY!Physical symptoms of the mind-body relationship For several decades, there has been growing interest in the relationship between emotions, thoughts and physical body. The scientific community has accepted the undeniable influence that these...
Comments17/10/2016 #21 Flávio Rodrigues Vieira#16 young you got it all wrong, the article aims to bring the awareness to people that our emotions direct influence on our quality of life and that many times lead not only in diseases of the mind, such as depression, but also body on you talk about external factors, I would be a hypocrite if talking to someone like face a weather event, or any catastrophe that may occur, but the difference and be positive is exactly this, see the example of the Japanese, suffered so much, but their union can do a feat that no other country has been able to, rebuild with tremendous agility, and not they see complaining about the catastrophe they have suffered, the only thing I see is a united and happy people, even with so many problems have not forgotten always think positive about their problems, because other people do not think so just tend to suffer more because they lose a lot of time crying over spilled milk, thanks for the comment!17/10/2016 #20 Flávio Rodrigues Vieira@Jena Ball loved your work, you bring back the connection with each other in the middle of both individualism, I would have been his pupil, but although I am being now, when you came to this post to tell your opinion and add further our knowledge, I am extremely flattered to know that there are still people who have the vision to raise the children the best they can be, uncompetitive because they know that all are the best at what they choose to do.17/10/2016 #19 Flávio Rodrigues Vieira#11 interesting point of view, we are emotional in fact beings, we can not control the people who live around us and the emotions conveyed by it, but we can, as you said, an internal SWOT analysis of themselves, to get through adversity in a very more quiet and even in the worst of storms pull off a great learning experience, thanks for sharing the same point of view, it is extremely important to communion with our being16/10/2016 #16 debasish majumderi am amazed to take notice in your article that, you have entirely ignored the external conditions which are primarily responsible for our change of attitudes in a given circumstances, and we have nothing to do in terms of controlling our endocrinology system, which resulted in our anomalies we experience in body politic. i could not get what in you exactly wanted to mean in your article Flavio Rodrigues Vieira. pretty confused!16/10/2016 #14 Flávio Rodrigues Vieira@Sara Jacobovici thanks for the compliment, my focus is just that, bringing matters to people questioning without trial, all add and my own experiences, we are emotional beings, control our impulses on emotions is essential for a better quality of life, thanks again!15/10/2016 #11 Mohammed SultanFlavio Rodrigues Viera,thanks for sharing a great post. We are in a continuous journey for self-discovery and self-renewal to know our personal strengths and also the weakness areas that need support from others.When we become very keen about doing SELF-SWOT analysis we will reach a conclusion of two points; first,;being in cync with yourself is sometimes more crucial than being in cync with others,we are not influenced by what happens to us as by our view towards what happens.Second,the uppermost priority for our self-renewal is to have fun while doing things and to do more of what we love to do. God has given us the gift of life and let us decide how to live well;we shouldn't run counter to our creator 's own view that strong emotions must be subjugated to the dictates of manners,taste and sensibility,not to our acquaintances or own desires.15/10/2016 #10 Ali Anani#9 This is a beautiful buzz @ @Flávio Rodrigues Vieira and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Amazingly, I was having exchange of comments with @Sara Jacobovici about cellular time recently. This led me to search for the effects of thoughts and fear on human cells. So, it is timely I read this buzz and I find it very stimulating.15/10/2016 #9 Sara JacoboviciThank you for a great Buzz @Flávio Rodrigues Vieira, something, as your readers and discussion shows, everyone can relate to or identify with. From my perspective, the connections among emotions, thoughts and the physical body are there because we experience life (from the very beginning) in a sensory way. Then we give meaning to our experiences and that creates a narrative, a story, that we replay in our minds when we are "reminded" through a similar experience. Another thing that happens is that we internalize "messages" we receive from others from a young age and these "voices", in addition to ours, repeat what we took in. Thanks again Flavio.15/10/2016 #7 Flávio Rodrigues Vieira@Lisa Gallagher smooth, you brought up the problem of many people, including my problem, anxiety in solving some pendency me consuming and makes me negative thinking in some respects, a great solution for a mind control training and always ask, "remember this problem here five years? "almost every time my problem is just that screen out, what allows me tranquility and wisdom to solve it, but to be at peace with himself and all others is something that requires the continuous improvement process thanks for sharing your experience, the purpose meditation is a great way to balance our emotions.15/10/2016 #6 Flávio Rodrigues Vieira@David Navarro López I very much appreciate your opinion, I agree, we can tune our unconscious with good energies and thoughts, but we are emotional beings, often occur situations which are beyond our control, see the difference of those facing a serious problem with good thoughts, easily the person can overcome, unlike those who think negative, in a similar situation, give up and would bring something unresolved out, what in my opinion is transformed into physical illness, after all is energy, thank you for sharing the view that we are what we attract..15/10/2016 #5 Jena BallYes! This is so important. I got interested because the way we educate kids essentially ignores emotions and teaches them to compete, judge and be afraid to take risks. Then we wonder why we have bullying. Here is the piece I wrote on it, I hope we will continue to follow the research and consider how to bring mindfulness and self-reflection into schools: http://notperfecthatclub.com/2016/04/the-science-of-kindness/15/10/2016 #4 Lisa GallagherWhat a great buzz @Flávio Rodrigues Vieira! I think many of us can relate to anxiety and the stressors that can add to it. I am a worrier and I often wonder at times if my mind seeks something to worry about. Just when I think I've let go of something that caused me great stress, another stressor finds it's place in my mind to ruminate over. I have a few books by Louise Hayes and they are great books for affirmation! I agree, counseling is vital if anxiety is consuming a person. I was just talking to a friend today and she's doing yoga, reiki, and meditation; I could tell she was much more relaxed which makes me want to seek out some of this and at least give it a try. Ever hear that saying, "She/he died from a broken heart?" It's true, that really happens. Thanks for this!15/10/2016 #3 AnonymousI really like the way you think, Flavio, thank you for this post. I would say that the human thinking is much more complex than that. When you say"We can not "control" our thoughts and emotions, it seems to contradict your readings of Louise Hay, but it isn't really. We have two main minds, the conscious and the unconscious. The unconscious is where all the information comes, and where complex cognitive processes take place. We can consciously influence our unconscious, by choosing how or with what we are feeding our unconscious.
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- Producer08/10/2016Creating a Life you Love: How Self-Care Leads to Joy As a coach and wellness practitioner, I have always embraced and promoted the wisdom of self-care, that “self-care is essential” for our lives and living and that “self-care is a very necessary form of self-love,” both as a way of being in my own...
Comments10/10/2016 #3 Cepee TabibianAgree 100% "Self-care is both a practice and a lifestyle. Self-care is a choice – and that choice is you choosing in favor of you: your needs, your health, your dreams, your voice, your joys, your peace of mind." Thanks @Las Morenas De España View moreAgree 100% "Self-care is both a practice and a lifestyle. Self-care is a choice – and that choice is you choosing in favor of you: your needs, your health, your dreams, your voice, your joys, your peace of mind." Thanks @Las Morenas De España! Close
- 09/10/2016It is the Thanksgiving long weekend here in Canada. I am, mostly, taking a BIG break from social media of all sorts to focus on what really matters - my family. They are, in all cases, all that really matters. To my followers and friends on beBee, Canadian or not I hope you find the time this weekend to be thankful for life right now in this present moment.
Es el fin de semana largo de Acción de Gracias aquí en Canadá. Yo soy, sobre todo, teniendo un gran salto desde los medios sociales de todo tipo para concentrarse en lo que realmente importa, mi familia. Son, en todos los casos, todo lo que realmente importa. A mis seguidores y amigos en beBee, canadiense o no espero que encuentre el tiempo este fin de semana a ser agradecidos por la vida justo ahora, en este momento presente.
É o Dia de Ação de Graças do longo fim de semana aqui no Canadá. Estou, principalmente, tendo um grande intervalo de mídia social de todos os tipos para se concentrar no que realmente importa - a minha família. Eles são em todos os casos, tudo o que realmente importa. Para Meus seguidores e amigos no beBee, canadianos ou não espero encontrar o tempo este fim de semana a ser grato pela vida agora no momento presente.
C'est le long week-end de Thanksgiving ici au Canada. Je suis, pour la plupart, de prendre une grande pause dans les médias sociaux de toutes sortes de se concentrer sur ce qui compte vraiment - ma famille. Ils sont, dans tous les cas, tout ce qui compte. À mes disciples et amis de beBee, canadienne ou pas J'espère que vous trouvez le temps ce week-end pour être reconnaissant pour la vie en ce moment dans ce moment présent.
- 08/10/20165 Unmistakable Methods to Achieving Your Inner Happinesswww.joeyt.net There are so many methods to becoming a happy person in this life. However it can sometimes become unclear as to the correct path to take to achieve your own happiness. The fact it,...
- Producer06/10/2016I Don't Get No Respect!!!Rodney Dangerfield made a great living by claiming "I don't get no respect!".His typical one liners included such quotes as: "When I was a kid my parents moved a lot, but I always found them." "I could tell that my parents hated...
Comments07/10/2016 #37 Jared WieseNice work, @Kevin Pashuk. I can respect it ;)
I loved your Golden Rule essence:
"When I show respect... I find that the respect I so innately crave is returned. Amazing how some things are so simple, yet so difficult."
Yes, another of life's paradoxes.
I wonder what the world of respect would be like if we applied the Platinum Rule? One might see it as the right thing to do, Karma, etc. Forget the X or Y chromosomes!
All the Buzz, -Jared07/10/2016 #36 Ken BoddieRodney Dangerfield's quotes and Aretha Franklin's R-E-S-P-E-C-T are great ways to illustrate this post, Kev. I used to listen to the former on the Qantas flight comedy channel, and who doesn't love the latter? Taking a tip from Rodney, in retrospect, I also love respect, but all I seem to get around here is rejection. You see, my boomerang won't even come back to me! 😢06/10/2016 #33 Sarah Elkins"Why do so many people feel that giving someone respect is the same as surrendering to their ideologies?" Indeed. I've written a couple of articles along these lines, one was Respect vs. Being Respectful, acknowledging that we can treat someone respectfully (taking the high road), without respecting him/her. Behave respectfully, and your relationships will improve - and you'll be happier. Really.06/10/2016 #32 Sarah ElkinsThis is such an important concept, @Kevin Pashuk, and you presented it beautifully. "Why do so many people feel that giving someone respect is the same as surrendering to their ideologies?" Indeed. I've written a couple of articles along these lines, one was Respect vs. Being Respectful, acknowledging that we can treat someone respectfully (taking the high road), without respecting him/her. Another one was about being respectful and good ambassadors/role models for our children. If we are rude and inconsiderate to others, especially to our children and partners, we cannot expect them to be polite and considerate to anyone, especially us! Good reminders here, Kevin, sharing for sure.06/10/2016 #30 Phil Friedman#17 #16 - So as not to disappoint you, Kevin, or Jim, or for that matter Don, I agree one 125% with everything you've said here. And I think what you've said is important. I am, however, moved to add --- here it comes, the ubiquitous proviso --- that respect often involves treating others as equals, as much in your expectations of them as in your willingness to tolerate their foibles.
To my mind, that means not letting friends express half-assed ideas and opinions, without at least calling for them to discuss and defend them. The obverse of this is, for me at least, that simply patting everyone on the back (or head) and saying great job, independent of the facts, is a form of disrespect.
We love our children (at least when they are very young and cute) and we nurture them with an abundance of the kind of positive reinforcement intended to build their senses of self-worth and self-respect... but we do not in doing so "respect" them. It is only later when they grow into capable adults, worthy or our questioning of, and disagreement with them that we exhibit true respect for them as fully capable adult persons.
My point: love and caring are not synonymous with respect. Witness that we can, or should be able to respect people we don't like. Great post... with all due respect.06/10/2016 #26 David B. GrinbergExcellent message, Kevin. Respect and empathy are both critically important for the human condition and positive interpersonal relationships. Also, FYI, I'm a big fan of the late/great Rodney Dangerfield.
In my younger days, I attended one of his comedy shows and visited his comedy club in NYC ("Dangerfields"). Not sure if it's still there. His movies are hilarious too. Actually, I recall that when I attended his comedy show as kid on Long Island (NY), one exuberant fan/heckler yelled out: "Hey Rodney: where's the beef?" (per the popular Wendy's TV commercial back then). Without missing a beat, Rodney automatically responded to the fan/heckler: "Not in your pants!"
Good memories. Buzz on!06/10/2016 #23 Harvey LloydThanks @Kevin Pashuk a good reminder that we require feedback that acknowledges our existence and value. I believe one of the blinders to respect these days is the right and wrong internal debate. I can respect someone and not agree with their opinion. What ever journey they have taken has lead them to a place. I can respect their journey while not agreeing with their position.
- Producer22/09/2016What to do if you have nothing?I've got your attention on this and you will be rewarded with some wisdom. Ok, what we have today is some people say they can't do stuff because they don't have enough time, they don't have enough knowledge, not enough self-confidence, no enough...
- 06/10/2016Happiness is everything (' ' ,)4 ways Mindfulness can Enhance your Happiness - Mindful in Maywww.mindfulinmay.org By Elise Bialylew – “It is the mind that translates good and bad circumstances into happiness or misery. So happiness comes with the purging of mental toxins, such as hatred, compulsive desire, arrogance and jealousy, which literally poison the...
- Producer04/10/2016beBee Global - Try buzzing around in a new languageI love beBee and all the marvelous bees/abelhas/abejas/api/abeilles/bienen ~ Deb HelfrichI tend to be an outlier. Affinity is great. But why I am really here on beBee every day is the global mindset I noticed from the very beginning. A large part...
Comments07/10/2016 #30 Deb Helfrich#29 #21 Well, Lets make sure he knows.... I just shared to LinkedIn and mentioned Mark M-G. He has a very dedicated and large following, so it can be hard to start over on beBee, but his writing would really be embraced on this platform. And like a lot of us, he could start off copying and pasting posts from LI.05/10/2016 #25 Deb Helfrich#21 Great point, Neil. Mark M-G is truly one of the guiding lights on LI and his point is valid in a lot of ways in regards to most of the tech companies. I see the truly global possibilities on beBee as the game-changer most important to me and the relative ease and basic understanding that can be gained via google translate is very useful to those interested in a world of opportunities.05/10/2016 #22 Deb Helfrich#18 Glad to hear it, @Tony Rossi. I find meeting people all over the world fascinating and a real chance to learn a few of the things I don't know that I don't know. Especially online, with the wonders of technology, different languages are no longer huge obstacles.05/10/2016 #21 Neil SmithI remember a post on LinkedIn by Mark M-G where he ruminated on the nature of the world as portrayed through the LI lens and one of the points he made is that this world was almost entirely English speaking. One of the things I like about this site is that I am exposed to several languages and have to work around sometimes to read things that would otherwise pass me by. More power to the bees. Thanks.05/10/2016 #20 Alexa SteeleAmen! I love the international flavor of beBee, but like you I only speak English. I just recently started using Google translate to be able to read some of the Spanish and Portuguese buzzes. I hadn't thought to use it to comment, though, I'll have to try that. Really excited that @Javier beBee has prioritized incorporating translation right into the site!05/10/2016 #16 Franciane Nunes Paciência Torresthe translator makes it much easier for those who are not familiar with other languages, especially English, in my case. @Deb Helfrich, I mentioned this in my last text your producer: https://www.bebee.com/producer/@francianerh/ultrapassando-as-fronteiras-com-o-bebee
I hope that you understand the text. Hug!04/10/2016 #13 Deb Helfrich#10 That was the view from my apartment in Bellevue, Wash for about 6 years, @David B. Grinberg. Which was appropriately orange on this particular night....the Live Buzzes are definitely adding to the friendship dimension and our chance to take mini-staycations all over the world in one evening!
- Producer03/10/2016Serenity & The AwakeningSerenity & The Awakening Anticipation for a successful ELK bow hunt was exciting! Who cared it was a 16 hour drive to Idaho driving straight through! Was with a close friend and enjoyed the country through the mountains in Northern...
- Producer03/10/2016One Person Can Make A DifferenceKind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless. ~Mother TheresaRain, intense torrential rain. I was in Halifax, sitting in wall to wall traffic, my car was being buffeted by high velocity winds and pelted by the...
Comments06/10/2016 #39 Laura MikolaitisA beautiful story about random kindness, strangers and the intersections that present us with opportunities to do good. Thanks, @Paul Kearley for sharing this. We shouldn't need so many reminders to stop, take a breath and practice kindness, but many times we do. Myself included. I really love this post and I am so glad that I had a few minutes to read it and contribute to such a wonderful conversation in the comments.05/10/2016 #38 Franci Eugenia HoffmanThis post is enlightening. We seem to live in a world of hurriedness and impatience, not stopping to give someone a hand. "You can make more friends in 5 minutes by being interested in others than you can in five years by trying to get them interested in you." is a great quote by Carnegie, one we should live by.04/10/2016 #35 Lisa Gallagher#28 @Paul Kearley, "The hurrier I go, the behinder I get." Love the quote your grandmother used! Sounds like something my Scottish Grandmother would have said. And, well said below, "The best way to convey these is to "Be" these lessons." I think focusing on patience is part of the lesson. Patience of the mind can clear the mind so we are able to think on a deeper level and consider others as well.04/10/2016 #34 David LisleI think this story speaks volumes about what is still right with our society. As @Charles David Upchurch points out our old heroes don't cut the grade anymore. But this story is about the little heroes that have always been with us and are people whose habit we do well to imitate sincerely. Thanks @Paul Kearley.04/10/2016 #32 Charles David UpchurchI hope we can convey these lessons to coming generations.
The old heroes have turned into villains, and today's superheroes are no longer inspiring greatness of spirit, nor traits like patience and acceptance.
Random acts of kindness and paying it forward happen most, and happen best, when we are not so absorbed with ourselves that we cannot see and act compassionately towards our neighbors' needs.04/10/2016 #30 Aaron Skogen#29 No, I would agree. I simply will not take credit for that which is not mine :-). Also, this post will run on my twitter feed several times per day for the next five days using the #kindnessReigns2016 hashtag (and a few others)! Have a great day Paul and thanks again for a great post!04/10/2016 #28 Paul Kearley#23 @Lisa Gallagher even though I know how I SHOULD be, I am often faced with situations where I am in a hurry and someone is in my way and I "toot my horn" when I know better. I retold that piece to remind me again of a quote my grandmother used to say: "The hurrier I go, the behinder I get". Timeless. Since that incident a month ago, I have repaid this kindness a couple of times. I think it would be great to have some kind of record as to just how many people stop and think and respond positively as a result of this post. #KindnessReigns201604/10/2016 #23 Lisa GallagherWhat a great story you shared @Paul Kearley! Admirable man. I might have sat honking my horn too. I have a feeling the healthcare professional in me would have kicked in and I might have gotten out of my car to make sure she wasn't having a heart attack or something of that nature. He was smart, and in tune. Poor woman was having anxiety. I think we can all miss opportunities to help but when we see someone else help another, it's a good reminder to stay alert to the needs of others. I'm working on patience the older I get!04/10/2016 #22 Deb HelfrichI wanted to save this for awhile and it was well worth the anticipation, @Paul Kearley. I used to be the impatient type, especially behind the wheel, as driving comes naturally to me. After reading this eye-opening story, I doubt I will forget that there is another option.
- Producer27/09/2016The Only Coach There Ever Was.The only teacher you will ever need is within you right now. We all have a sense that there is something beyond and this is what we seek. The paradox of life is that the thing seeking peace is the ultimate veil. I work as a coach to help people tap...
Comments27/09/2016 #1 Jared WieseHi Daniel. What a wonderful post. Indeed all of life is actually a paradox, I'd say.
We run until we tire; then we must rest.
Black; white. Hot; cold. Yin; Yang!
We need to gain experience, knowledge and gain wisdom and grow; then we need to share it. Tony Robbins encapsulates the main paradoxes in his 6 Human Needs. Have you heard of them? I plan on doing a post about it.
Tony also is all about the power within. Just see his bestseller book, Awaken the Giant Within!
Ah, I could go on and on....
Cheers and All the Buzz! -Jared
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Mindfulness is the practice of bringing one's attention to the internal and external experiences occurring in the present moment, which can be developed through the practice of meditation. The term "mindfulness" is a translation of the Pali-term sati, which is a significant element of some Buddhist traditions.