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For the times when we are inspired by a Buzz, update or another bee's comment and just want to put out the questions or ideas which come to mind but may not necessarily "fit" into the comment box, THIS IS THE PLACE.
  1. ProducerSara Jacobovici

    Sara Jacobovici

    The choice to be "in" balance.
    The choice to be "in" balance.Image credit: Pinterest Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee phrased the core question of his buzz, Going to the Extreme Effect, in the following way:Β  "Why then go to the extreme when we could...


    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    11/05/2017 #4 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #3 @Sara Jacobovici- thank you and I am also considering using different words such as static equilibrium and dynamic equilibrium. I am scratching my head now.
    Sara Jacobovici
    11/05/2017 #3 Sara Jacobovici
    #1 #2 Thank you for your added value to this discussion @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee and excited to see where you are heading with this. Just a quick gut feeling note (may be out of context to your questions); movement continues to take place in stillness and as long as we continue to sense the vibrations connected to movement, we can continue to move.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    11/05/2017 #2 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Part 2
    Of special interest to me is also the quote of Roger Cole "Being stuck means there is no movement; we have stopped making choices. They only "way" to get us moving out of the stuck place is to choose to move".
    Now, you bring a new issue dear Sara and I think this is the theme of my next buzz. The issue of plants for they don't move. Do they have choices? Are there choices in stillness? Do we move if we lose our senses? If so, are plants also senseless? If not, when can we have choices in stillness?
    You provoke my mind again. I see the Ideas Natural Polymeric Chain forming up.
    I am honored not only to be mentioned in this great buzz; but also for the way you connected my three of my buzzes together. You make me feel that you were the author of these buzzes. Sara, you are truly amazing.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    11/05/2017 #1 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Part 1
    @Sara Jacobovici- I shared this buzz on three hives and to my followers. This isn't because I am mentioned several times in this terrific buzz. This is honorable to me; more honorable is to be mentioned in such a high quality buzz.
    Some people think that being in balance means death. This untrue in dynamic balances because they allow for choice and movement. The tendency is calling for going to extremes so that disruption would occur. I repeat here that we can have emerging solutions in a dynamic balance. This is more feasible and less destructive option than going to the extreme. This is what I tried to explain in my last three buzzes. Therefore, your writing "Balance, on the other hand is a process rather than a place in which we strive towards equilibrium; we are more in alignment with our responses, we have more options available to us, and our responses are less impulsive and less destructive". This is reinforced in your writing towards the end " Possibilities are created when we are in the process of balance, when we are open to seeing that we are in a place of choice".
  2. ProducerSara Jacobovici

    Sara Jacobovici

    Purpose; do we have a choice? - Part Two
    Purpose; do we have a choice? - Part TwoImage credit: Boarding School Review In his buzz, Drivers for Orderly Growth, Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee has inspired a dynamic discussion partly based on purpose. Here is my β€œOut of...


    Sara Jacobovici
    03/05/2017 #14 Sara Jacobovici
    #13 This is an authentic @Savvy Raj comment. Thanks for the added value Savvy.
    Savvy Raj
    03/05/2017 #13 Savvy Raj
    Dear @ Sara Jacobvici beautiful insights and I would like to highlight an additional line ...
    'From experience, we formed meaning. It is this meaning that we carried over into other experiences that set the groundwork for purpose;' Finding meaning is a journey in itself ...of assimilations and acknowledgements ...of amalgamations in the alchemy of thoughts and actions .... I enjoyed reading it immensely. Will certainly read the earlier post and links in time ..... In these free will of choice and passion for expression our being finds its purpose.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    02/05/2017 #12 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #10 Great comment again by the great thinker @Harvey Lloyd. The pendulum may start from a static point, but when it gets moving it does and not permanently. It pauses till it gets the "push". The constant game between chaos and purpose is the only constant in their interchange and feedback game. SOmetimes the games stops for a short period, but soon it starts again. Is the pause period the one we find order? I am thinking loudly.
    Sara Jacobovici
    02/05/2017 #11 Sara Jacobovici
    #10 Thanks for sharing your thoughts @Harvey Lloyd. Your perspective is thought provoking.
    Harvey Lloyd
    02/05/2017 #10 Harvey Lloyd
    "If I remain consistent with my perception of chaos and purpose" I like the way you placed the reframe and the reframe itself. It does however imply a constant state of chaos whereby we need to develop purpose within. My personal theory has always been that yes chaos does exist at the 40k level of understanding. But individually it ebbs and flows according to our reaction at the 40k level. Establishing constant movement in and out of chaos from an individual perspective. We as individuals do have the ability to stand outside of the chaos and develop purpose.

    Under your thought of consistent chaos then, purpose would represent quite a challenge as the lingering past purposes would be in there as well. If chaos is static then the purpose would require a dynamic perspective. Keeping in mind that, "me, I" is the constant within the visual context of this fractal.

    Your picture and @Ian Weinberg's thoughts state that the pendulum started, implying it was at some state of rest just prior to engaging. Giving rise to the thought that chaos does ebb and flow in cycles from the individual physiological perspective.

    I would need to rethink my thoughts if chaos is the physiological constant. Purpose becomes a challenge if chaos is the constant. I need to find purpose but i can't get off the wheel of chaos.

    Thanks for your mention and extension of this awesome conversation started by none other than @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

    Good thoughts and a challenging concept.
    Ian Weinberg
    02/05/2017 #9 Ian Weinberg
    @Sara Jacobovici Forgive me, I just can't resist. I have to give my subjective answer to that question before I shut down for the night. I personally believe that if one reached a point of functioning at a level of absolute awareness of everything, one would descend into terminal purposelessness and inaction - a state devoid of the engagement of subjective purpose with the chaos of life is a state of death.
    Ian Weinberg
    02/05/2017 #8 Ian Weinberg
    #6 I would ask in response therefore whether full awareness alone of our subjectivity and of the engagement with the external 'chaos' ensures absolute free choice (choice independent of any subjectivity)? I would contend that only if a fully objective, running meta-state narrative were to replace all of our subjectivity would we inherit absolute free choice. That is the absolute. Obviously there are degrees of substitution - degrees of replacement of subjectivity with objective, awareness-based meta-state information. The degrees of substitution would be determined by the receptivity within the subjective narrative. From here follows another very enticing question - What choices are made from absolute awareness? Well Sara ... that's for another time!
    Sara Jacobovici
    02/05/2017 #7 Sara Jacobovici
    #3 Thank you @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee for being the spark. Looking forward to more from you.
    Sara Jacobovici
    02/05/2017 #6 Sara Jacobovici
    #2 If this is a "small" contribution @Ian Weinberg, I think I would be blown away by anything larger than. So thanks for giving it to me in small bites so I can take it in well. The only thing I would venture to suggest is that there is freedom in our process of choosing, as long as being aware, or not, is factored into that process.
    Sara Jacobovici
    02/05/2017 #5 Sara Jacobovici
    #1 Nothing "simple" about your view @Pascal Derrien. Lots of intricate layers. The one that stands out right now is, "factors may mask or block the ability to have a choice (to have a choice)". Thanks for your contribution to the discussion Pascal.
    Sara Jacobovici
    02/05/2017 #4 Sara Jacobovici
    Thanks for your share, as always, @Milos Djukic. But on this one, I was holding my breath, not knowing if I was hitting it in the ball park with my discussion on chaos. So your share lets me breathe now. Thanks again.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    02/05/2017 #3 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    This is a great buzz @Sara Jacobovici. It is deep, thoughtful, pulsating and summarizes great discussions. I am so honored that the discussions on my nuzz led to this "dynamic" discussion.
    The comment of @Ian Weinberg adds weights of ideas to the on=going discussions. His writing in his comment here "This is the starting point of the pendulum" is great and daring as he dares to discuss this "hard" issue with such "soft" clarity. His writing later "Choices are made in accordance with subjective preferences reflecting 'purpose'. Consequently and as a direct result of this process, choice is never free" is surely very eloquent. Even choice isn't free. This is the intended part of my next buzz even before I read this.
    Not only you "packaged" the extracts of comments in a lovely bundle, but you also added to its fragrance dear Sara. This is evidenced in the interpretation and rephrasing of @Harvey Lloyd superb comment "with or without our awareness of purpose we exist in chaos. With awareness, we will connect with our purpose, without awareness, we will not understand what we are doing in the chaos".
    Thank you Sara for not only beautifying the extracts of comments, but also for doing the same to our minds.
    Ian Weinberg
    02/05/2017 #2 Ian Weinberg
    Superb reasoning @Sara Jacobovici based on the broadest of contexts. Splendid stuff indeed. My small contribution: Heritage determinants will, to a large degree, give rise to the core of what will become our subjective world view. This is the starting point of the pendulum. Engagement with life's 'chaos' will modify the trajectory and thus the ultimate configuration of our subjectivity. Purpose as you rightly indicate will only arise through awareness of our subjectivity together with the awareness of the engagement of our subjectivity with the external 'chaos'. Fulfilling the 'purpose' results in the neurophysiology of gratification and achievement (dopamine-based). Choices are made in accordance with subjective preferences reflecting 'purpose'. Consequently and as a direct result of this process, choice is never free. Choice is ultimately always the result of our subjectivity - nature-nurture heritage and the engagement of heritage determinants with the external 'chaos'. The most we can aspire to is awareness, borne out of reasoning and sensitivity to our subjectivity and the engagement with the greater 'chaos', such that we maintain a running meta-state narrative of our subjectivity. Components of the meta-state narrative may in time be incorporated into our subjectivity, but this will depend on the receptivity within our subjective space.
    Pascal Derrien
    02/05/2017 #1 Pascal Derrien
    Simple Guy View : Purpose comes with time, intent addresses immediacy thru action, and while in theory we all can make choices chaos and other rigid factors may mask or block the ability to have a choice (to have a choice), I would think for some this could be seen as a very romanticized state of mind :-)
  3. ProducerAli 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    City VP Manjit  "Why I love beBee"
    City VP Manjit "Why I love beBee"Sometimes the greatest testimonies are hidden in the comments to a post. City VP Manjit made one of the best remarks about beBee that I have read in quite a while. Β It came about from a poem that Chris Guest posted in honorΒ of Ali Anani. First the...


    mohammed khalaf
    28/04/2017 #39 mohammed khalaf
    Ali Anani inspires me because of his immense optimism and positive outlook. Ali said in one of his posts: "Stories are powerful and shape both those who tell them and those who are themselves shaped by the story tellers."
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    28/04/2017 #38 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    #33 I watched it the evening you shared it and I found it just up my strolling alley!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    28/04/2017 #37 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    The poem is excellent! Short yet deep! Great comment by @CityVP 🐝 Manjit and testament to beBee. I agree, I don't write anti-linkedin articled. I also gave up blogging on LI when I left here. Not because I held a grudge towards LI, because I decided to spend my time and energy on beBee. No one forced me to do so, it was by choice. I found beBee to be a breath of fresh air and still do. City, you rock- you're always so positive as is @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. @Gert Scholtz great mix of two buzzes, they compliment one another. I'd like to thank all of you who have stood by me during some difficult times in my life and you still treated me no less than anyone else, with compassion and respect, which I find is the core of beBee.
    Sara Jacobovici
    28/04/2017 #36 Sara Jacobovici
    @Gert Scholtz shares the writing of @CityVP 🐝 Manjit.
    Sara Jacobovici
    28/04/2017 #35 Sara Jacobovici
    Well done @Gert Scholtz. Nice piece of writing by @CityVP 🐝 Manjit that deserves to be shared. And I will continue to do so.
    Sara Jacobovici
    28/04/2017 #34 Sara Jacobovici
    #25 Dear @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, Brand Ambassador @ beBee, you never cease to amaze me; your creativity, your energy and generosity! Thank you so much!
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    28/04/2017 #33 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #30 There is another movie with the word WALK in it and this one I tried to get my kids to watch. They nearly watched it except after 15 minutes they went to sleep. I actually loved it, and you will know that I am talking about MINDWALK https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uec1CX-6A38
    Lada 🏑 Prkic
    28/04/2017 #32 Lada 🏑 Prkic
    Dear Gert, you continue to put others in the spotlight and give them a well-deserved appreciation. I have to say that @CityVP 🐝 Manjit 's comments often stimulate my little grey cells, which I consider to be desirable brain exercises. :-)
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    28/04/2017 #31 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #11 #21 I say lets dedicate Louis to all bees https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyLjbMBpGDA
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    28/04/2017 #30 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    #28 Nobody drops unforeseen references like you do - you are a master tangent spinner. So I must ask you this? "Do you only watch movies whose titles include the word "walk"? I'd be up for another movie night in mid-May....
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    28/04/2017 #29 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #25 Dear @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, Brand Ambassador @ beBee I fully agree with the special energy that Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee and Sara Jacobovici bring to beBee and here energy unfolds into energy, giving rise to new energy. I will be most happy at beBee when I see a billion people here and we merge as brothers and sisters - as energy that begets energy.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    28/04/2017 #28 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #26 Put it this way @Deb 🐝 Helfrich I am a man who watches tearjerker movies and I have had women tell me to "get a grip". Members of my family cannot believe that I was gripped by a Mandy Moore movie called "A Walk to Remember". Even one of my kids said "Really Dad! Really?" when I watched a re-run of it with a tissue box.
    Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBA
    28/04/2017 #27 Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBA
    @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee is brilliant. I never saw him on LinkedIn but I am glad that I have found him here.
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    28/04/2017 #26 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    Well, I tried to do a 'roast' and find three unrelated source links that would expand the line of thought in this buzz, but alas, encountering the phrase "moving more towards fainthood" had me wondering when we are going to have an official beBee code word for mic drop when someone just slays a comment?


    Four cheers for a man who has repainted the dewey decimal system into a colorful learning catalogue!
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    28/04/2017 #25 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    @CityVP 🐝 Manjit is a great asset to beBee. His comments, as well as those from @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee and @Sara Jacobovici, are buzz worthy within themselves.

    CityVP, our sainthood bee!
    He and Sara and our beloved Ali
    Their thoughts so wise and no surprise
    Artfully penned from beginning to end

    Undoubtedly, a powerful way to teach
    Creativity in its truest form
    Information extending its reach
    Fractals in motion, ideas being born

    What better way to be selective
    Our special bees are most effective
    By bringing learning in perspective

    Yogesh Sukal
    27/04/2017 #24 Yogesh Sukal
    #23 everything is great and I like posting and getting interpretation of bees here and interactive discussions here. Thanks to bees.

    But at this moment I cannot control smile on face to the @CityVP 🐝 Manjit View more
    #23 everything is great and I like posting and getting interpretation of bees here and interactive discussions here. Thanks to bees.

    But at this moment I cannot control smile on face to the @CityVP 🐝 Manjit words moving towards faintwood :) Close
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    27/04/2017 #23 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    This buzz sure is testing my humility, I don't know about sainthood, but I am moving more towards fainthood such is the quality of people that express what for me is a very humbling appreciation. Thank you all.
    Gert Scholtz
    27/04/2017 #22 Gert Scholtz
    @CityVP 🐝 Manjit Further testimonial in your comment to this post: "It is great to reflect upon personal value and one of my greatest values is to be part of any group that I refer to as a "magnet for magnificent minds" Thank you Manjit.
    Gert Scholtz
    27/04/2017 #21 Gert Scholtz
    @Paul Walters @Pascal Derrien Thank you kindly. Sainthood? Actually I wanted to be part of β€œthe hood” but my thick Afrikaans accent kept me out :) Appreciate your comments honoring @CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Harvey Lloyd
    27/04/2017 #19 Harvey Lloyd
    Thanks @Gert Scholtz i had missed these exchanges and @City VP Manjit captured my interest in beBee. I am glad that i joined as my first foray into social media. LI was my first venture into any social online space. The business dogma of which i think i have heard most of, left me wanting. Finding @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee and @Sara Jacobovici along with @Ian Weinberg restored some credibility back to social media for me. Your post here is further evidence.

    The essence of the poem by @Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA and the posts of @City VP Manjit reclaim humanity.
  4. ProducerSara Jacobovici

    Sara Jacobovici

     An Expert Outstanding in Their Field: Part One
    An Expert Outstanding in Their Field: Part OneImage Jordan McQueen Milos DjukicΒ shared the article, The Death Of Expertise by Tom Nichols. I offer my comment "out of the comment box". β€œI am (or at least think I am) an expert.” Nichols may have been inserted what is in the...


    Sara Jacobovici
    17/04/2017 #16 Sara Jacobovici
    #13 Well said @Phil Friedman. I believe you have covered the range of issues quite well and provided an important conclusion: "We are left with our intellectual instincts in these matters, which is why I believe it so important to build strength in those instincts by constantly engaging in intellectual discussion and exchange. We need to learn to distinguish those who present reasons and genuine support for their "expert" ideas and opinions from those who, in effect, say simply "this is the way it is; trust me, I know because I am an expert." "
    Sara Jacobovici
    17/04/2017 #15 Sara Jacobovici
    #12 What your comment does @CityVP 🐝 Manjit, is bring up the myriad of questions that are influencing our ability to come up with a "functional" definition of expertise and who is an expert. Right now, unfortunately it seems to be easier to suggest who is not.
    Phil Friedman
    16/04/2017 #14 Phil Friedman
    #3 Ian, I am sure the research community will be unhappy with your mention of their dirty little secret, namely, that a staggering percentage of research funding is absolutely wasted not only through incompetence, but through outright dishonesty. As a former academic, I am aware of too many instances of research being "fudged" under the pressure of needing to justify the funding absorbed with no results, often due to a failure to design the research properly in the first place or failure to adequately manage it. Which is not to say that all research funding is wasted. Only that society needs to be more discerning about how and where it spends it money. Cheers!
    Phil Friedman
    16/04/2017 #13 Phil Friedman
    Sara, I agree with you, in the main. And in small part with Nichols -- at least to the extent that, to my mind, whilst everyone has an equal right to hold and express an opinion, not every opinion expressed has equal merit.

    As an individual one cannot "know" everything and, therefore, each of us relies in most cases on the considered opinions of other whom we respect. But that, of course, only moves the problem down the line one level or step. For the question becomes whom do we choose to respect.

    One is tempted to rule out self-declared "experts" and decide instead to respect "generally recognized experts". However, even that doesn't work all the time, witness the pathetic performances in general of all the "economic experts" in the world who time and time again are shown to have the predictive skills of gnats. (Economic forecasting is light years away from being a reliable art, let alone a confirmed science.)

    We are left with our intellectual instincts in these matters, which is why I believe it so important to build strength in those instincts by constantly engaging in intellectual discussion and exchange. We need to learn to distinguish those who present reasons and genuine support for their "expert" ideas and opinions from those who, in effect, say simply "this is the way it is; trust me, I know because I am an expert." Cheers!
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    16/04/2017 #12 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    I support expertise as I support excellence, but life is not a permanent act of excellence and expertise is most meaningful applied in the context that benefits from that expertise. Personal branding and social media can promote expertise via a very short-term period and we are expected to trust this expertise because it is now the orthodoxy. Nichols is reacting to the demand for solutions for fake news and superficial promotion.

    If I am an expert in a field that is no longer relevant then I am an expert of a legacy rather than an expert our time and place demands. We have encountered these types of issues and these kind of issues are where mythologies arise around the expert.

    At the same time new thinking abounds about the generalist, that does not negate the specialist. One example is discussions about "The Neo-Generalist" https://indalogenesis.com/the-neo-generalist/ - so when we are talking about what an expert is. What we are really saying is whether it is a specialist that is an Island of Excellence, defending their turf as old fashioned politics. When we become political about expertise we are defending a space as a soldier fighting a war against transforming forces, trying to justify a professional position in the face of disruptive change.

    What makes Nichol's book a lightning rod is that science has come under fire in a way that is entirely political and in this sense the death of expertise is very real, because politics has tried to subvert science. How do we become aware of that which is truly insipid and truly fluff without viewing our own part in this?

    When we don't see ourselves separate from this, then the response of those that are more blatant or brutal in their value judgement is to point the finger back at us. So what I extract from this discussion is what I can learn and not the nature of my own expertise online. Humility is needed and it is in short measure.
    Sara Jacobovici
    16/04/2017 #11 Sara Jacobovici
    #9 Appreciate your comment @Harvey Lloyd. Can't isolate any one point as you pull it all together very well. Thanks.
    Sara Jacobovici
    16/04/2017 #10 Sara Jacobovici
    #8 Thank you for sharing your experience and point of view @Vincent Andrew. As cliche as this may sound, it's our attitude towards learning and achievement that makes the difference. I'll never forget the experience I had when as an adult I went to my parents' city of birth in Romania. At the cemetery I was shocked to see the gravestones include the title of the deceased; Professor, Engineer, Doctor, Lawyer...The title was the important piece of achievement. I know of individuals who, the more they learn, the more excited they are to keep learning and, more importantly, to share that learning. My impression of you from your comment is that you have the quality of being a listener and that you are open to hearing and learning from a variety of sources. The sign of a true expert.
    Harvey Lloyd
    16/04/2017 #9 Harvey Lloyd
    The word expert has evolved. In the past it seems expert was something someone earned through outcomes and was humbly accepted. Today an expert is a person that has collected professional/social relevance through promotion. I believe experts exist, they are just surrounded by many paper tigers.

    Expert is also a condition or position that you wish to place in your customers mind through engagement. Creating the position in someones mind can only hold until there is a satisfactory outcome. Lacking the outcome envisioned, you can lose your expert status very quickly.

    Can i be an expert within an outcome? When we ask this question we invoke the interdependence of all disciplines regardless of apprentice or expert standing. To be at the top of your field you must be standing on a lot of other people. Experts that recognize this interdependence within their field/outcome usually don't like being singled out with the term.
    Vincent Andrew
    16/04/2017 #8 Vincent Andrew
    When I received my PhD some time back I quickly realized that I was and still am an expert in a small area of my field. Now that makes me humble and increases my desire to find out what I still don't know or things that I don't understand that well. It's not an excuse to look down on anyone else. In fact the more I work with others, the more I listen to people's different understandings regardless of their academic background the better equipped I become in forming a better judgement. A great piece @Sara Jacobovici!
    Sara Jacobovici
    16/04/2017 #7 Sara Jacobovici
    #6 Thank you @Lada 🏑 Prkic for your contribution. Expert/specialist.....as long as you are seen as someone who people can turn to within a specific context, you have proven when it comes to X that you're the one associated with that, then, as far as I'm concerned, you have succeeded in making yourself known.
    Lada 🏑 Prkic
    16/04/2017 #6 Lada 🏑 Prkic
    I don't consider myself an expert, but I'm good at my work and have knowledge and skills required in my field. However, some people do consider me a specialist in one area of my profession.
    It always bothers me when people represent themselves as experts. Let others judge about that. Let our work and/or achievements define us as true experts in a specific field.
    And one more thing, having an academic degree doesn't mean we are experts.
    Thanks @@Sara Jacobovici for this post. :)
    Sara Jacobovici
    16/04/2017 #5 Sara Jacobovici
    #4 Thank you @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee for a very powerful contribution to the discussion.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    16/04/2017 #4 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    The death of time. The death of geography. Now, the death of expertise.
    We stop growing when we die. Experts who are open to others and and @Sara Jacobovici put it eloquently "The best teachers are those who learn from their students and the best patient is one who is actively involved in his or her care plan by creating a support team in which everyone is on the same page. The best tool any expert can own is questions; asking them and being open to hearing them." As long as we are willing to learn we grow. The need to learn more without reluctance is the prime factor in my opinion and the experts who keep on learning without reluctance shall have a word always to say.
    Thank you dear Sara for sharing your agreements and disagreements. THis way we may learn and this is the only option I hold without using the questioning tools. Otherwise; yes, we need to question more to learn more.
    Ian Weinberg
    16/04/2017 #3 Ian Weinberg
    Ian Weinberg
    Apr 16, 2017 8:20:18 AM
    Excellent response @Sara Jacobovici When comprehensively reviewed, the 'experts' probably deliver the lowest returns on investment in many fields. Consider the 11billion Dollars spent on Alzheimer's disease research in the past 5 years, with no results. Repeated in physics, psychology and many other scientific areas of research.
  5. ProducerSara Jacobovici

    Sara Jacobovici

    Producing the best!
    Producing the best!Image credit: Paroxysm on Human Resource Management In his buzz, Why the Best Make the Worst?, Ali Anani challenges us with the following question and statement: β€œWhy the best fail to produce the...


    Sara Jacobovici
    14/04/2017 #9 Sara Jacobovici
    #7 "...and thus our organizations actually contribute to a mean world, rather than a meaningful world." Well said @CityVP 🐝 Manjit. Thanks for your contribution to the discussion.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    13/04/2017 #7 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    We don't often do the simplest thing which is to deal with people as a human being, instead we have policy makers and then we force fit the human being through a prescribed prescription, and often my angst at human resource practices is at this most simplest level. Human as a resource then stops being human as a being and meaning flies away, leaving the mean, and thus our organizations actually contribute to a mean world, rather than a meaningful world.
    Sara Jacobovici
    13/04/2017 #6 Sara Jacobovici
    #5 Thank you so much for your contribution to the discussion @debasish majumder. I couldn't add or take away from you comment, so I shared it. https://www.bebee.com/producer/@sara-jacobovici/a-stand-alone-comment-83604
    debasish majumder
    13/04/2017 #5 debasish majumder
    a tool being designed and developed out of the observation being made by one in an ambiance nature facilitate him to exist. for example, taking notice of the beck of a bird, an idea of forceps being triggered in ones faculty and accordingly a tool being come into effect, precisely with an intention to do the work comfortably and conveniently in accordance to ones requirement, unlike the dispensation of a bird. however, we cannot undermine ones skill how to gain expertise by utilizing the concern tool. though it could be an approximate idea, but surely an abstract one which usually accelerate the pace of civilization enormously and of course beyond any tentative assumption. in the same soil texture we can observe in nature mango and citrus fruits both produced simultaneously! so, i guess, it is pretty difficult from apparent presentation, what quality is hidden on one or in what condition, how one may emerge, giving a new dimension to the produce itself. however, intriguing insight indeed @Sara Jacobovici! enjoyed read. thank you very much for the share.
    Sara Jacobovici
    13/04/2017 #4 Sara Jacobovici
    #2 Thank you @Mohammed A. Jawad for your comment and support. Much appreciated.
    Sara Jacobovici
    13/04/2017 #3 Sara Jacobovici
    Honoured and relieved to receive your response @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. Thank you for your shares and on-going support.
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    13/04/2017 #2 Mohammed A. Jawad
    An excellent, thought-provoking post. Perhaps, we ought to realize that it's in the right knowledge that makes us sensible to cultivate chiseled culture, and this in turn make everything clear and easy to give best outcomes. Indeed, investing time in people with sound teachings and mentoring is the best initiative.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    13/04/2017 #1 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    @Sara Jacobovici- I shared this buzz on three hives not because I am only honored to have a mention in it, but also of its deep meanings. You completed the Golden Circle by writing "But if you define the criteria as, the individual can demonstrate that he or she is able to take initiative, then you are able to produce the best because you understand how and under what circumstances the individual can thrive". The why is answered promptly by the understanding how and then what to extract the best out of people. It is not only the simple rule; now, I also believe it is the simple rules of asking as well.
    This is a buzz you can be proud of for long times.
  6. ProducerSara Jacobovici

    Sara Jacobovici

    Purpose; do we have a choice?
    Purpose; do we have a choice?Image credit: Boarding School Review In his article, Simple Rules Are the Anchors for Emergence, Ali Anani writes: While reading a quote by David O. McKay my mind started nagging me....


    Sara Jacobovici
    15/04/2017 #14 Sara Jacobovici
    Great point @Paolo De Armas. Thank you for this valuable contribution to the discussion.
    Paolo De Armas
    11/04/2017 #13 Paolo De Armas
    Fantastic buzz! Another interesting way to think about purpose is within a more practical context. No matter the purpose we claim to carry, the effective purpose in our lives end up being the sum of the choices we make.
    Sara Jacobovici
    09/04/2017 #12 Sara Jacobovici
    #11 No worries @Steve Brady!! Thanks for taking the time to let me know and hoping all goes well!! I think they've made horror movies about house renovations. I hope yours has a different script ;-)
    Steve Brady
    09/04/2017 #11 Steve Brady
    Hi Sara,sorry about delay with my reply. Up to my eyeballs with house renovations. "I'll be back"!
    Sara Jacobovici
    05/04/2017 #10 Sara Jacobovici
    #9 100% agreed @Steve Brady. Well said and thanks for bringing this up. Would you agree that we have to be open to seeing or being aware of that which does emerge?
    Steve Brady
    05/04/2017 #9 Steve Brady
    Sara, thanks for this buzz. Just a couple of short comments, as I have to dash off in a minute. I have found that a person's purpose(s) do indeed involve choice, but in a broader, deeper, perhaps implicit sense, they can also be emergent. Put another way, sometimes our purpose finds us! Our lives are a whole, just as they are vastly interconnected and our purpose(s) can emerge, not just cognitively, but also intuitively and sensually.
    Sara Jacobovici
    04/04/2017 #8 Sara Jacobovici
    #5 Thank you @Harvey Lloyd. I am always appreciative of hearing your thoughts and flattered that they may be provoked by our discussions. From my perspective, purpose is an inside out process; the meaning we have creates a belief that then (to use one of your words) motivates us to choose a purpose.

    Thank you for making me think some more and for your generous words.
    Sara Jacobovici
    04/04/2017 #7 Sara Jacobovici
    #3 Very powerfully said @Preston 🐝 Vander Ven. Thank you for your contribution.
    Sara Jacobovici
    04/04/2017 #6 Sara Jacobovici
    #2 Your "comment" @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee is a great expansion and synopsis to my discussion. Thank you for continuing to add value to our discussion.
    Harvey Lloyd
    04/04/2017 #5 Harvey Lloyd
    Beebe as usual gets me into rabbit holes of thought, i enjoy the effort, but the brain can sometimes overheat. Your post is no less thought provoking.

    Where does purpose come from?

    This is the question, once answered, from which we all spring into choice. Postmodernism would have us believe that the purpose is that of group think, it is because it is. Your question is one that we all must answer as we face the social world in which we live. Each social setting seems to be based on a different purpose, derived from a different place.

    Do we conform to each? Do we seek to understand motive to purpose derived by the group? Do we express an alternative motive for purpose? Does the answer change the purpose?

    These are the questions that keep philosophers up at night. The one thing we can be sure of, purpose that leads to choice, reveals the motive.

    Thank you @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee for the tag. This a great continuation of the main dialogue you and @Sara Jacobovici started a few post ago.
    Sara Jacobovici
    04/04/2017 #4 Sara Jacobovici
    #1 I appreciate what you're saying @Pascal Derrien. My bias, however, is that no matter what country we live in, we have the ultimate freedom of choice in the choosing of how we respond to what challenges we face.
    Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    04/04/2017 #3 Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    I believe the greatest driving force of mankind is to find that purpose in life. If someone can’t find a purpose, they will blindly follow anything or anyone just to have that feeling to belong.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    04/04/2017 #2 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    This buzz is sheer beauty dear @Sara Jacobovici. I loved the reasoning and the way you kept the rhyme:

    We sow our purpose with meaning and harvest our purpose with choice.
    Then you ended by explaining more:
    Experience ourselves>>> To forming a meaning
    From forming a meaning>>> Purpose setting
    Purpose setting>>> Developing beliefs and values
    From developing beliefs and values>>> Giving intention to purpose (and this explains your above line "We sow our purpose with meaning and harvest our purpose with choice".
    What I love about this thinking is that it shows the feedback effect as the output of one line is the input for the next one. No wonder we find that even tough we start with simple rules or equation, the output may show emerging behaviors.

    This is an outstanding post dear Sara and it leaves ample room for further study. I am truly honored to be mentioned more than once in this post. I think you can develop this buzz into an e-Book.
    Pascal Derrien
    04/04/2017 #1 Pascal Derrien
    Having the choice to have a choice is a luxury in certain countries, purpose can either be a reaction to or an aspiration to
  7. ProducerLouise Smith

    Louise Smith

    "Simple Rules Are the Anchors for Emergence"    Response
    "Simple Rules Are the Anchors for Emergence" ResponseBY Ali Anani VIP   Muḩāfaz̧at `Ammān, Jordan  Communication and Journalism  Hello Ali AnaniI think your picture of the world growing on a health strong new branch is what would attracted me to read your buzz. That is if I didn't know about the...


    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    02/04/2017 #11 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    Beautiful buzz @Louise Smith A fantastic post. Ali Anani has a special place in many hearts.πŸ€—πŸπŸπŸ
    Sara Jacobovici
    02/04/2017 #10 Sara Jacobovici
    @Louise Smith wrote: "I wrote a response but I wrote too much and it would not allow me to post here. So I wrote a post in response instead."
    Sara Jacobovici
    02/04/2017 #9 Sara Jacobovici
    Your post has already made a change @Louise Smith. Thank you!
    Tausif Mundrawala
    02/04/2017 #8 Tausif Mundrawala
    #6 #7 I am glad to be connected with such wonderful and humble bees. I am blessed.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    02/04/2017 #7 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #5 I am listening with gratitude and humbleness dear @Tausif Mundrawala
    Louise Smith
    02/04/2017 #6 Louise Smith
    #5 Thank you Tausif. @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee is very good at listening!
    Tausif Mundrawala
    02/04/2017 #5 Tausif Mundrawala
    The aforementioned topic on which Sir Ali Anani has penned an article took everyone to another level of intellectualism. People anxiously wait for his buzzes to get posted as soon as he finishes his final touches. I agree with you on all counts that after a hectic day we get a chance to break ourselves from everyday norm of our work and indulge in a truly interactive session with Sir Ali Anani's post.

    Thanks for this wonderful buzz, @Louise Smith. I hope sir @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee is listening me.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    02/04/2017 #4 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Dear @Louise Smith- I am so touched by our buzz and I feel proud to be involved in the writing of this wisdom-packed buzz. Here my main take away from your buzz, and I quote you in all of them:
    People get so obsessed with themselves - a legend in their own lunchbox!
    So I try to encourage them to start o anchor themselves and to see a new way and believe they can follow it even when their lives seem jumbled like clothes in a washing machine.
    I need to keep my strength to continue to help others.
    I can't change all this but I can help to make a change for the people I see every day.
    We both carry the same message and I find myself immersed in your wisdom.
    Louise Smith
    02/04/2017 #3 Louise Smith
    #2 Thank you Deb. Yes I try not to feel despair usu when I am tired and watch TV news. I came to my peace of acceptance reasonably late in my life. But I am glad I got there. It helps me to help others on their journey. Yes I agree the client has to be ready and that takes a varying a amount of time for each person. Awareness shift is a wonderful thing to see in people.
    Thank you for your comment. I am sure you will keep up your Good work too. Louise
    Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    02/04/2017 #2 Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Dear @Louise Smith I sense your despair and I sense a peace of acceptance that you are doing what you can. I find it usually takes some event happening that my clients come to me and say "I am ready to do something different. I want to be different. I sense there is something else to life." There has to be an opening. The opening can be anything. I also find if I help my clients sense what it is for themselves that is blocked & sense where there is an opening there is a big shift in awareness, groundedness, sense sight and insight. Keep up your Good work.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    02/04/2017 #1 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    I shall comment again,. However; I immensely enjoyed reading your buzz dear @Louise Smith. I am deeply satisfied that your buzz on my buzz is of such high and touching quality. Will be back. Meanwhile, I shared this buzz on three hives. Excellent buzz to read.
  8. Producer🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    Words of wisdom - Out of the comment box
    Words of wisdom - Out of the comment boxWords of wisdom byΒ City VP Manjit and David B GrinbergΒ need to be absorbed to look beyond the boundary of fear of Life and this truth.One day at a time?Β PC - Kurt Coyne Location - Melbourne SunriseWhen I try to not be overwhelmed by the things that...


    Gerald Hecht
    02/04/2017 #25 Gerald Hecht
    #23 @Deb 🐝 HelfrichπŸ•ΆπŸŽ―
    Gerald Hecht
    02/04/2017 #24 Gerald Hecht
    #19 @🐝 Fatima G. Williams much peace to you and happy Sunday back at you!
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    02/04/2017 #23 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    #18 How about this for a biological metaphor. Only publishing is like the digestive tract - a one way ride. But commenting is like the nervous system - afferent and efferent pathways exist when things are flowing.

    It is important to have dense thingies to go on ad nauseum about, though, let's not get it twisted.
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    02/04/2017 #22 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    #20 @Paul Walters You making me go all pink now ☺☺😊☺☺ Thank you that coming from an awesome writer like you is a step with a hop taken forward for me. πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—
    Paul Walters
    02/04/2017 #20 Paul Walters
    @🐝 Fatima G. Williams You know what? I really love the way you write!
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    02/04/2017 #19 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    #18 Thank you @Gerald Hecht Have a beautiful sunday πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—
    Gerald Hecht
    02/04/2017 #18 Gerald Hecht
    #12 @Deb 🐝 Helfrich I still remember the first time (prolly 10 times) I read posts of yours about things like: "Using Publisher to Contribute Blog Posts is Only Part of the Process"...I didn't bother to understand (naturally)...and just worked myself into a frenzy trying to publish dense post after dense post...I am still sorry

    --the comments, the engagement around posts (at least following it even if you don't have time to contribute?) is where the REAL STUFF...THE NUTRITIONAL VALUE is.

    In other words, thank you for your comment...I couldn't agree more.; and thank you again @🐝 Fatima G. Williams for the post!
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    01/04/2017 #17 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    #14 Thanks Savy Hope your doing greatπŸ€—
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    01/04/2017 #16 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    #13 Very true @HervΓ© Sabattier Our boundaries are fixed to ourselves by our fears, but it's ourselves most of the time who create our fears - We need to get past the barrier of building our own fears we need to be break the virtual walls we've built We need to move on. Thank you.
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    01/04/2017 #15 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    #12 I know right πŸ€—πŸ€— Thank you Deb πŸ€—
    Savvy Raj
    01/04/2017 #14 Savvy Raj
    Great compilation dear @ Fatima Williams. Such amazing insights in these comments.!Thank you for your thoughts.
    HervΓ© Sabattier
    01/04/2017 #13 HervΓ© Sabattier
    The way I try to live is free. Sometimes, it's one day at a time, one step at a time, sometimes it's in the past, the present and the future altogether and in several planets at the same time. It depends on where I feel free and it depends on where my love lies. Our boundaries are fixed to ourselves by our fears, but it's ourselves who create our fears. We fear not to be secure in a box, a box to protect us from open space and from unlimited time. A box that protects us from freedom. We fear to be free. We fear to love.
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    31/03/2017 #12 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    #11 Nothing makes my afternoon like a buzz based on comments - and you picked a tremendously winning pair, @🐝 Fatima G. Williams.
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    31/03/2017 #10 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    #5 Thank you Prof @Gerald Hecht and @debasish majumder πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    31/03/2017 #9 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    #1 Thank you @Sara Jacobovici It is indeed.
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    31/03/2017 #8 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    #3 @David B. Grinberg You are very Kind. I'm just blessed to be among such learned and experienced individuals who are living life challenging it and achieving from it Every single day. Thank you πŸ€—
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    31/03/2017 #7 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    #2 Until we put it into practice, our own bodies will speak to that practice and our minds will be aligned to our bodies as we gain in the understanding of appreciation.
    #Golden Thank you
    Gerald Hecht
    31/03/2017 #6 Gerald Hecht
    #2 @CityVP 🐝 Manjit This is great stuff; I can't believe I missed this!
    Gerald Hecht
    31/03/2017 #5 Gerald Hecht
    wow! excellent selection...thank you for compiling this and sharing!
  9. ProducerSara Jacobovici

    Sara Jacobovici

    When there isn't enough space in the comment box.....
    When there isn't enough space in the comment box.....Gert 🐝 Scholtz wrote the post, The Write Stuff, about the writers on beBee. Impressive to say the least. I was also impressed with how many of the writers I was familiar with and also a few writers that Gert inspired me to now look out for like Paul...


    Joyce 🐝 Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    02/04/2017 #34 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    Gert is one of my favorites. I was proud to be on his list.
    Aleta Curry
    31/03/2017 #33 Aleta Curry
    Joining the beBee Love-In. Thanks very much for the mention, @Sara Jacobovici!
    Sara Jacobovici
    31/03/2017 #32 Sara Jacobovici
    #23 Dear @Savvy Raj, thank you for your comment. You are an important writer on beBee. Thank you for your creative contributions!
    Sara Jacobovici
    31/03/2017 #31 Sara Jacobovici
    #20 Thanks @David B. Grinberg for your kind and encouraging words. Much appreciated.
    Sara Jacobovici
    31/03/2017 #30 Sara Jacobovici
    #13 I am touched by your beautiful image @Mamen 🐝 Delgado. Thank you so much!
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    31/03/2017 #29 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    #13 @Mamen 🐝 Delgado White butterfly is the apt name for Sara. Always gentle and kind with her words.πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    31/03/2017 #28 Javier 🐝 beBee
    thanks @Gert Scholtz @Sara Jacobovici ! I love this wonderful list.
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    31/03/2017 #27 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    so sweet wow @Sara Jacobovici and @Gert Scholtz, sharing the honey tastes soul sweet ;-)
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    31/03/2017 #26 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    sweet of you, Ms Bee Sara Jacobovici!!! Huge honey hugs!!!
    Gert Scholtz
    31/03/2017 #25 Gert Scholtz
    #15 @Paul Walters I will definitely be around Paul and it would be great to meet up! As an ex South African you are most welcome to join the braai @Ian Weinberg and I will be having with @Sara Jacobovici for who we will we will prepare a special β€œboere veggie patty”.
    Phil Friedman
    31/03/2017 #24 Phil Friedman
    Thank you, @Sara Jacobovici, for the mention. @Gert Scholtz is also one of my favorite writers, always succinct and clear. And with insight. Cheers!
    Savvy Raj
    31/03/2017 #23 Savvy Raj
    Great buzz Sara . Sincere appreciation is inspiring and empowering .To all these writers above, a big thank you for the wonderful learnings and the unique insights you share through your writings . And so agree with you@Sara Jacobovici View more
    Great buzz Sara . Sincere appreciation is inspiring and empowering .To all these writers above, a big thank you for the wonderful learnings and the unique insights you share through your writings . And so agree with you@Sara Jacobovici about @Gert Scholtz . Close
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    31/03/2017 #22 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    I love it, "Sir @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee" Great title for our highly intelligent yet humble, caring man!!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    31/03/2017 #21 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Thanks for the mention @Sara Jacobovici, so kind of you! It never dawned on me until I read your description of Gert but that is just how I picture him! It's great when we meet others on here and we think, wow- if I were ever to visit here or there I would feel at ease having 'so and so' as my guide for the day, or just hanging out with the person. Gert comes to mind, @Ken Boddie @Dean Owen (although he might take me on a crazy drive), @David B. Grinberg @🐝 Fatima G. Williams Ali Anani and a few others come to mind as well, yourself included Sara! Oh and I know @Susan 🐝 Rooks and I would have fun together too. So many wonderful people on beBee and Javier rocks too! I think I may have tagged too many.
    David B. Grinberg
    31/03/2017 #20 David B. Grinberg
    Thanks for this nice buzz @Sara Jacobovici. I would also like to commend @Gert Scholtz and YOU on your excellent writing for Producer and gracious recognition and sharing of buzz by other bees. I'm just pleased to be included in the company of so many esteemed and talented writers/bloggers whom I regularly read, learn from, and greatly admire -- as well as the many others out there who weren't mentioned (too many to count and name). Keep buzzing everyone!
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    31/03/2017 #17 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    "Gert is a gentle giant"- thank you dear @Sara Jacobovici for expressing our feelings to the considerate human and writer @Gert Scholtz
    Paul Walters
    31/03/2017 #16 Paul Walters
    @Sara Jacobovici Hello Sara , thanks for the mention.
    Paul Walters
    31/03/2017 #15 Paul Walters
    #11 @Gert Scholtz Hello 'gentle giant" I shall be passing through your neck of the woods sometime mid June so perhaps its would be good to arrange a catch up. I'm on a quest, driving from Jhb to the top of Namibia via Botswana . Will you be around ?
    Ken Boddie
    31/03/2017 #14 Ken Boddie
    I love your summary of the "Gentle Giant", Sara. My favourite treat is a "slice of life" from @Gert Scholtz and may I have some of your sweet honey spread on it? Yum!
    Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    30/03/2017 #13 Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    Dear @Sara Jacobovici, you are a white butterfly around here... 😍😍
  10. ProducerSara Jacobovici

    Sara Jacobovici

    I Choose, Therefore I am.
    I Choose, Therefore I am.Image credit: WIRED There is no such thing as having no choice. Choice is a place in which to be.In a comment in his buzz, The Wave-Based Strategies, Ali Anani wrote, β€œThere is choice even in...


    HervΓ© Sabattier
    28/03/2017 #46 HervΓ© Sabattier
    #45 It's what I say: choice is freedom. We can freely choose not to be free.
    Sara Jacobovici
    28/03/2017 #45 Sara Jacobovici
    #44 Thank you for contributing to the discussion @HervΓ© Sabattier. What I find very powerful about the Viktor Frankl quote is that, for me, it says that we always have a choice and that is in how we respond to anything. Our circumstances or environment may influence or restrict our freedom and our choices, but because we are left with the ultimate choice of how we respond, that means we are always free. So, in this way, making no choice is still a choice we freely can make.
    HervΓ© Sabattier
    27/03/2017 #44 HervΓ© Sabattier
    We have choices because we are free... Without choice, no freedom... If we are not free, we make no choice... Choice is freedom, freedom is choice...
    Sara Jacobovici
    25/03/2017 #43 Sara Jacobovici
    #42 Well, and powerfully said, @John Rylance. Glad you took the time to expand on your thoughts.
    John Rylance
    25/03/2017 #42 John Rylance
    Thank you Sara, your reply has made me reconsider my original comment. As someone who doesn't believe in absolutes it would be fairer to say if offering choices I would only offer ones I was happy with, if I am offered choices I am not comfortable with I either decline or negotiate. As to illusion I take your point and agree with your comments on it. However something which comes to mind is the illusionist/magician, who make people believe they have made a choice. The choices we make are often knowingly or unknowingly influenced by others. #34
    Sara Jacobovici
    25/03/2017 #41 Sara Jacobovici
    #32 Couldn't be happier that it did resonate with you @Savvy Raj. Thanks for reading and thanks for commenting.
    Sara Jacobovici
    25/03/2017 #39 Sara Jacobovici
    #28 Double synchronicity @CityVP 🐝 Manjit: 1- I just finished responding to @Laura Mikolaitis's comment by saying, "...we need the power of choice to help us identify new inroads...", great line, leaves me with much to think about. So definitely agree, " Power within the choice is the choice." 2 - In my writing on choice, on my rough draft, I cut and pasted the following from Deuteronomy Chapter 30:19, " This day, I call upon the heaven and the earth as witnesses [that I have warned] you: I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. You shall choose life, so that you and your offspring will live." Agreed again, "Choose life".
    Sara Jacobovici
    25/03/2017 #38 Sara Jacobovici
    #27 Breathtaking @CityVP 🐝 Manjit. Thank you!
    Sara Jacobovici
    25/03/2017 #37 Sara Jacobovici
    #25 This reminds me of a quote in an article I just read: sometimes it's better to be smart than right.
    Sara Jacobovici
    25/03/2017 #36 Sara Jacobovici
    #24 I would still see it as a choice @debasish majumder. I am interested in hearing your perspective as to how it might not be.
    Sara Jacobovici
    25/03/2017 #35 Sara Jacobovici
    #21 Thanks for a great comment @Laura Mikolaitis. "...we need the power of choice to help us identify new inroads...", great line, leaves me with much to think about.
    Sara Jacobovici
    25/03/2017 #34 Sara Jacobovici
    #20 Thank you @John Rylance for your comment. I'd like to respond to two points I read in it. One, "Never offer someone a choice you can't live with." Has me thinking....it's a sensitive point. It makes me think that if the individual makes a choice you can't live with then that will definitely influence the future of the relationship. Two, I can so relate to the frustration of the choices with strings or limited choices, but I am not sure I agree with choice as an illusion because I can still choose whether to get the car or not, or go to another dealer, or wait for an alternative. Not happy about the circumstances, but the choice is very real and still mine.
    Sara Jacobovici
    25/03/2017 #33 Sara Jacobovici
    #18 Thank you @Aaron 🐝 Skogen for your contribution to this discussion. An important reminder that failure is still an experience and that the experience is more valuable than the "Nothing" .
    Savvy Raj
    25/03/2017 #32 Savvy Raj
    Another amazing chouceof thoughts.... Great post @Sara Jacobovici Totally resonate with it .
    Harvey Lloyd
    25/03/2017 #29 Harvey Lloyd
    #27 Usaully a brain day off has something to do with mundane construction tasks and music. Yesterday it involved 40+ electrical sockets in a new build. Thanks for the synaptic wake up this morning πŸ˜€
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    24/03/2017 #28 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Power within the choice is the choice. Choose life
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    24/03/2017 #27 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #15 We can promise our brain the day off but we don't want our brain to promise a day off, for that would not be good for us. Eventually we sleep the great sleep but while we sleep to the promise of a day off, we can't because we born to dream.
  11. ProducerSara Jacobovici

    Sara Jacobovici

    Continuing to try to make sense...
    Continuing to try to make sense...Image credit: Pinterest Does it make sense that humans are formed and developed within a sensory environment?Β  Does it make sense that we form meaning...


    Sara Jacobovici
    19/03/2017 #26 Sara Jacobovici
    #25 With pleasure and gratitude, @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    19/03/2017 #25 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #18 #18 Your sharing means a lot to me @Sara Jacobovici. Thank you. Your following post on fireworks turtle just added beauty to my mind. I appreciate your support and unfailing appreciation.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    19/03/2017 #24 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #17 Thank you dear @🐝 Fatima G. Williams for your appreciation and encouragement.
    Sara Jacobovici
    19/03/2017 #23 Sara Jacobovici
    #22 Your modest to a fault @Pascal Derrien. You didn't need the part in parenthesis. I think it's appropriate to end with "accumulated wisdom" as your comment reflects this. I agree with you what you write. I'm just glad you wrote it in your own words.
    Pascal Derrien
    19/03/2017 #22 Pascal Derrien
    #21 for what it is worth and based on absolutely nothing I think that in absolute terms we are probably very similar in the way we handle our emotions than lets say 500 , 1000 or 3 000 years ago, maybe one learn during his life no matter when he was born the same way than his ancestors, there seem to be a beginning , an apprenticeship and the sum of this = accumulated wisdom (now thats probably 2cent rubbish reflection)
    Sara Jacobovici
    19/03/2017 #21 Sara Jacobovici
    #12 For a "little brain" you ask big questions @Pascal Derrien. Would love to hear how you would answer that question.
    Sara Jacobovici
    19/03/2017 #20 Sara Jacobovici
    #9 Thanks for a very thoughtful and thought provoking comment @Harvey Lloyd. Looking forward to rereading it. Please see the following link. I shared your comment on my stand alone comment series. https://www.bebee.com/producer/@sara-jacobovici/a-stand-alone-comment-66915
    Sara Jacobovici
    19/03/2017 #19 Sara Jacobovici
    #17 Thank you @🐝 Fatima G. Williams for your openness. I find your outlook energetic and enlivening.
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    19/03/2017 #17 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    The topic on senses and our sensory experiences being directly related to our body , emotions and our actions is enriching and intriguing. This pushes me to reason without doubt our sensory emotions and its output/experiences. I'm amazed by the wonder of our being and there is so much to learn from it. When we engage our senses to learn, act or think the output is more balanced and even more enriching I believe. Like a memory game we play with objects displayed on a screen.The brain, eyes and the emotion -excitement to get them right!

    I can't wait to see the things I do outside of our physical or sensory limitations.
    Thank you @Sara Jacobovici and @Ali Anani for pushing our senses.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    19/03/2017 #15 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    @Sara Jacobovici- I published my buzz less than half an hour after you have published yours. I only saw your great buzz after publishing mine.
    Sara Jacobovici
    19/03/2017 #14 Sara Jacobovici
    #8 @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, I always await to see where you will go with any idea I present and am excited to hear about your upcoming work. No doubt that senses and emotions interact and do not work in isolation. What is always fascinating is the how; and so I am impatient to read your perspective.
    Sara Jacobovici
    19/03/2017 #13 Sara Jacobovici
    #7 Thank you @Ian Weinberg. Your confirmation is much appreciated.
    Pascal Derrien
    19/03/2017 #12 Pascal Derrien
    You guys are smart cookies and probably a bit too theoritical for my little brain but you made me ask myself about emotion evoiution are we still feeling the same way that we used to?
    Ian Weinberg
    19/03/2017 #11 Ian Weinberg
    #9 Very valid points @Harvey Lloyd
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    19/03/2017 #10 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Sorry @Sara Jacobovici as I meant Tears Ice and not Teas Ice in my previous comment.
    Harvey Lloyd
    19/03/2017 #9 Harvey Lloyd
    Purpose, motive, agenda and why are all words that engage our senses. If we take these words away then what we sense becomes merely information. Much like an encyclopedia setting on a a shelf. The value of sensory information is directly correlated with the purpose. Whether the purpose is learning, engaging or just plain ole fun the senses constantly compare the environment to the purpose.

    When we look at nature we see that every process has a purpose. The amazing aspect of nature is where we find a species process that connects to another and the chain of processes that make up our Eco-System.

    We can look at our senses in a vacuum and discuss the process, but our narrative, past, present or future, is a collection of senses input into a purpose. Most important is the human need to compare purpose with each others narrative. If we compare purpose then we can make sense of our connections and differences. If we only compare sensory data then we can find ourselves at odds with others.

    on a side note....The scary part for me with AI is this very fact, purpose. Can a few subroutines of code align in such a way that purpose can be altered from the original? The assumption is that the new or altered purpose would build upon some universal belief of goodwill. This is an assumption, without analogue senses, AI will mathematically determine outcomes, or purpose.

    Thank you for this thought provoking dialogue.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    19/03/2017 #8 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Dear @Sara Jacobovici- your beautiful mind is just powerful. I am deeply moved by your buzz as much as by the synchronicity between us that is proving to be a driving force for us. You wrote "From my perspective, what leads a group to follow a charismatic teacher is not so much their senses, but their emotions. Those who question the teacher, engage their senses in order to learn". I find myself asking now aren't senses and emotions related? And if yes, to what degree? The synchronicity is that I have just posted a buzz on "Pockets of Creative Thoughts". In the buzz I refer to frozen tears (teas ice) from dead bodies. The amazing findings in recent studies that our tears reflect our emotions. This is a startling finding. So, my response is that senses-emotions interactions are related and may not be working in isolation.
    I thank you so much for my mention in your buzz. I find your writing of deep value. I have other points, but will respond to one point at a time.
    Ian Weinberg
    19/03/2017 #7 Ian Weinberg
    You are absolutely correct @Sara Jacobovici our entire individual and collective perspective is based on the labeling and integration of sensory information.
    Sara Jacobovici
    19/03/2017 #6 Sara Jacobovici
    #4 Thanks for "thinking out loud" @Gert Scholtz. "Remembering" the somatic piece is so important. Thank you for that and for your link.
  12. ProducerSara Jacobovici

    Sara Jacobovici

    A stand alone comment.
    A stand alone comment.CityVP 🐝 Manjit writes a comment on Ali Anani's buzz, The New Mirrors of Social Media, that deserves to be posted on its own.Social media does what digital extension does, it warps our relationship with others, unless we remain vigilant of the...


    Donald 🐝 Grandy
    04/03/2017 #21 Donald 🐝 Grandy
    Interesting post @Sara Jacobovici "If the education system prepares us for work, the entertainment system alleviates us, to create a rest-bite from work"
    I'm not convinced that the education system is preparing students for work, therefore, the distraction. If you have ADD or ADHD the rest-bite from work is "at work". Can we teach "the artist who see's a different facet of human existence" to exist without themselves being labeled.
    Phil Friedman
    04/03/2017 #20 Phil Friedman
    #19 Perhaps, Sara, I did not make myself clear. There are more than one theory of mind. Moreover, theories are reflective at what are considered a transcendental level. The "recognition" you describe might, but just might be considered one possible theory of mind, although I would personally classify it as an assertion concerning the role of perception in discerning the thoughts of others. In my lexicon, theories are much more than a single statement. Wikipedia is a bit wanting here, and I prefer the Encyclopedia of Philosophy: "Theory of Mind is the branch of cognitive science that investigates how we ascribe mental states to other persons and how we use the states to explain and predict the actions of those other persons. More accurately, it is the branch that investigates mindreading or mentalizing or mentalistic abilities.". Cheers!
    Sara Jacobovici
    04/03/2017 #19 Sara Jacobovici
    #18 I hope you gentlemen don't mind if I but in here, @Phil Friedman and @CityVP 🐝 Manjit...."but" I will. From my understanding, theory of mind relates to our ability to hold the reality that not everyone thinks the way we do. In this way, our ability to "make sense" or read the thoughts of others through nonverbal cues, such as facial expressions, behaviours or actions, is crucial.
    Phil Friedman
    03/03/2017 #18 Phil Friedman
    Manjit, in the main, I concur with what you are saying. But I should like to suggest that perhaps you make what is called a "type error" when you say that, "All people possess what is called theory of mind, our ability to interpret the thoughts of others through facial expressions or behaviours or actions ..."

    A "theory of mind" is an intellectual construct at a transcendental level above our actions (including mental actions) when we interpret the thoughts of others on whatever basis. That is, a Theory of Mind is something of a different type than an employed method. The former is reflective, while the latter is an action.

    For example, I can train to hit a pitched baseball, without having a governing theory of motion or perception. And I suggest it is important to avoid confusing the two planes. IMO and with all due respect. Cheers!
    Sara Jacobovici
    03/03/2017 #17 Sara Jacobovici
    #15 You are definitely a "thinker" @CityVP 🐝 Manjit. Thank you.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    03/03/2017 #16 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #15 Dear @CityVP 🐝 Manjit- I have tons of respect for you and your "thinking" comments. Thinking because you are a thinker. You are an integral part of my thinking because of your thoughtful and thinking comments. By the way the thinker @Sara Jacobovici has just published a great buzz in response to my buzz and our exchange of comments. It is a must read.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    03/03/2017 #15 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Thank you Sara I view a part of this buzz to be the regard we have for each other and I honour that most. The word comment comes from the practice of commentator. Commentators were people invited to newspapers to provide their opinions. Commentary in newspapers is in reality the original user-generated content. The commentator lived in the mindset of the broadcast world where attention was scarce.

    Today attention is abundant, indeed it is saturated beyond belief, and instead of us being more cognoscente about the way we work and how we are a part of a transformation in the way of work - we continue to find ways of achieving attention, so thinking quickly become content and in the content we remain commentators rather than thinkers. The true value in this buzz is the exchange between you and @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee - the thinking relationship between both of you is extraordinary. So when Javier in his comment #8 calls this relationship "a powerful energy", it is exactly that.

    This powerful energy is not a broadcast but a relationship that I am privileged to witness. The word comment no longer does justice to people who think. We personally should be given the option to name this section of the buzz, through a dropdown box that has different names i.e. a choice of comments, thinkers, discussion, debate, reflection etc - so when Juan says thanks in comment #14 - to me that is what I am thankful for - that what happens under the buzz is not business as usual, they are not comments - but a person who writes the buzz should choose what kind of response they hope for. My choice is "Thinkers".
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    03/03/2017 #13 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #12 The Birth of a New Buzz- I am all I am all in positive energy to read it dear @Sara Jacobovici
    Sara Jacobovici
    03/03/2017 #12 Sara Jacobovici
    #10 So much so @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, that I have already started writing the buzz based on this incredible energy that you sparked with your buzz! You write: "Now, the idea of a new buzz emerges "The fractal of Synchronicity" and the unintended rules that leads to its emergence." WOW! Indeed! It's not a coincidence that @Javier 🐝 beBee used the words "powerful energy" in his comment.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    03/03/2017 #11 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #8 I am not any more surprised not only by your positive energy, but also for charging bees with same energy @Javier 🐝 beBee
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    03/03/2017 #10 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #7 So, I feel the driver to share my response to your comment here as well dear @Sara Jacobovici:
    Absolutely correct you are dear @Sara Jacobovici. You wrote a lot about meaning and now you have attached meaning to adaptation (or vice versa) and a new meaning for meaning just emerged. I know what your next buzz shall be about, and if not then I have lost synchronicity with you. Goodness no.

    A buzz that lead to a comment that led to sharing a comment as a buzz which again drew comments and new buzzes. The fractal of synchronicity is emerging. Now, the idea of a new buzz emerges "The fractal of Synchronicity" and the unintended rules that leads to its emergence. WOW! I feel my mind blowing with excitement.
    Sara Jacobovici
    03/03/2017 #7 Sara Jacobovici
    #5 You ask important questions @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. I think our synchronicity is having us dialogue across buzzes. As you were writing this one, I was writing on your buzz, what I think is appropriate to repeat here: You wrote: "one line of your comment (Sara) says a lot "I think we are faced with the challenge of learning a new language in our new environment". You invoke a great idea: adaptation requires new languages with new ideas. This is a powerful observation" I wrote: "Your highlighting and expansion of the line, has inspired me (as always Dr. Ali) to think; since language is our way of communicating meaning, than adaptation is linked with meaning. Adaptation can only be successful when we understand what it is we are adapting to." This is my response to your questions. I think beBee is a new environment in which we have been able to meet and find a common meaning in our dialogue, (professional and personal) and within these boundaries develop an understanding and mutual respect. I am moved by you reminding me that the world can look at us as an example for good. And to return to your business wisdom and how our human traits can be used successfully in business, your last line is a great integrator: "When we gain the hearts and minds of people we don't have to sell them- they are naturally pulled to you."
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    03/03/2017 #6 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #4 Part/ 2
    I didn't put the image of dears @Javier 🐝 beBee or @Juan Imaz because I flatter them. I did it because these two gentlemen are exemplary of dedicated people to what they do passionately. It is their affinity that captured my heart. I wrote the buzz and I could have easily refrained from their mentioning or using their photos as the background image. I did it because they treat people well and they listen. They respond to comments, suggestions, complaints and take action. Because they are who they are they captured our readiness to spread beBee. We are not paid to do it and still we do it voluntarily. Liked you shared the comment of C@CityVP 🐝 Manjit in a buzz because you see value for people to benefit from this comment. Yes, we need to understand people because we shall then be able to be real humans.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    03/03/2017 #5 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #4 It is again synchronicity of minds that made me think you would pause at this line of response to the eloquent comment of dear @CityVP 🐝 Manjit my dear @Sara Jacobovici.
    I wish to add two points here. First, isn't it our better knowledge and awareness of each other that laid down the foundation of how you Sara and I treat each other? Isn't this understanding greater than the reservations (the least to say) that would stop usr from even taking to each other? You know what I mean. It is this understanding that you and I show the world that through understanding we may live together in peace.
    You didn't intentionally sell your respect to me. You gained it. When we gain the hearts and minds of people we don't have to sell them- they are naturally pulled to you.
    Sara Jacobovici
    03/03/2017 #4 Sara Jacobovici
    #2 I am proud to say that I am beginning to take our synchronicity as a given, @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. Your response, "Using knowledge to sell more for people isn't the same as knowing people better to deal with them better", is brilliant! Looking forward to your future buzzes Dr. Ali.
    Sara Jacobovici
    03/03/2017 #3 Sara Jacobovici
    #1 Thanks @Savvy Raj. The lines of your poem do resonate!
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    03/03/2017 #2 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Synchronicity again dear @Sara Jacobovici- as soon as I have responded to the great comment of @CityVP 🐝 Manjit I noticed your sharing of his comment. I ended my response to Manjut by saying "Using knowledge to sell more for people isn't the same as knowing people better to deal with them better. However; the profoundness of your comment leaves me brewing with more ideas to share soon".
  13. ProducerSara Jacobovici

    Sara Jacobovici

    Cross-Pollination continued....
    Cross-Pollination continued....Credit image: 123RF.com I write a buzz inspired by Ali Anani’s buzz and Ian Weinberg’s buzz. Please read Deb🐝 Lange'sΒ comment on that buzz and my reply. I totally agree with you, to ask the...


    Tausif Mundrawala
    02/03/2017 #5 Tausif Mundrawala
    Senses need to be understood to the core. Sometimes we can't interpret the signs accorded in the form of situations and happenings. It's truly a very interesting subject to write and reflect upon.
    Sara Jacobovici
    01/03/2017 #4 Sara Jacobovici
    #3 Thanks for your contributions @Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee.
    Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    01/03/2017 #3 Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    I love our cross pollination @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee and @Sara Jacobovici - I look forward to more exploration! #1
    Sara Jacobovici
    28/02/2017 #2 Sara Jacobovici
    #1 Thank you @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee for being a catalyst for this process of cross-pollination.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    28/02/2017 #1 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    To be mentioned in this buzz is honorable to me dear @Sara Jacobovici. Your buzz, the comments and buzzes of dears @Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee and @Ian Weinberg are great examples of ideas pollination. "Our words arose from our sensory and lived experience - we have got further and further detached from them". THis deep statement from Deb is worthy a long pause because it is very true. I shared the buzz with maximum pride.
  14. ProducerSara Jacobovici

    Sara Jacobovici

    Adapting to "time and pace".
    Adapting to "time and pace".An open letter to the bees on beBee.I have been having an amazing experience learning, growing and connecting! The quality of writing and sharing, the exchanges of comments and replies, has risen tremendously.Β I am facing a challenge; how do I keep...


    Sara Jacobovici
    23/02/2017 #14 Sara Jacobovici
    #11 Always nice to hear from you @Melissa Hefferman. Thanks for your comment.
    Sara Jacobovici
    23/02/2017 #13 Sara Jacobovici
    #10 Thanks @Deb 🐝 Helfrich for your comment and the sharing of your thoughts and experiences.
    Sara Jacobovici
    23/02/2017 #12 Sara Jacobovici
    #9 Wow!
    Melissa Hefferman
    23/02/2017 #11 Anonymous
    Ohhh, well Now that my rose coloured glasses are bringing me back to me, looks like I just spotted the perfect lunch time reading list! Thank you! :)
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    23/02/2017 #10 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    @Sara Jacobovici - A tremendous idea. To pull out some section of a commenter's life and provide it as its own vignette.

    A couple times I have thought it might be an interesting exercise to pull together the efforts of one of my commenting days.

    I did so in my early days on LI last year when I had 33 connections and not a clue what was in store for me, so I tracked my participation to try to gauge how to devise a useful strategy.
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    23/02/2017 #9 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    The ebb & flow of each bees attention is the bounty of the nectar of a million flowers on each new day. We have to unlock ourselves from the prison of being everywhere and appreciate the seasons and patterns and preferences and synchronicities and trust that what unfolds each day is perfect in its utter uncontrollability.

    And when that fails, there is always the appropriate use of mentioning & link dropping. Used wisely, these tools are additive, but when we rely on them, these talismen of attention simply become noise.

    I find myself hitting a juncture of wanting to step back a little from mentioning. I find my notifications a little erratic and so I trust that what surfaces on each day is all the right raw material to flow towards the delight of a day well-read.

    Pascal's unearthings of childhood & Majit's erudite analyses are the exact two perfect examples of a bounty I could only keep up with if I lived in a hermitage with strict ascetic rules. As I think past their output to all the bees, I'd be clamoring for an indeterminate amount of consecutive life sentences of reader's delight.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    23/02/2017 #8 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    When we use the highways of our own imagination that is what I mean by a "learning journey", when we use the mainstream digital expressways, that is what I call a traffic congestion. To fly, to flow to find, all this is the enrichment from abundance where spiritually we may appear omnipresent but practically we engage where our compass of curiosity is taking us to and where time curates. The blessing is where we find ourselves bathed in fellowship. Personal branding is an example of a digital expressway, but a learning journey flies out to the universe while I have not even put one foot outside my bed. There is no better description of freedom than this, the only kind of freedom that we own and that is within us - otherwise freedom is in relationship to the branded prison we economically and socially operate from - and if our home is no different to that, then even louder our cry for freedom.
    Pascal Derrien
    23/02/2017 #6 Pascal Derrien
    oh gosh how did this happen :-) lost for words I am indeed so how about I just say thank you before I make a fool of myself @Sara Jacobovici :-)
    Sara Jacobovici
    23/02/2017 #4 Sara Jacobovici
    #2 Such as your buzzes @Aurorasa Sima!
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    23/02/2017 #3 Javier 🐝 beBee
    @Sara Jacobovici it is impossible to be able to read all the great content ! Anyway we will be adding features for not missing your favourite authors/bees !
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    23/02/2017 #1 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    @Sara Jacobovici- we all have the same issue as none of us is able to read all buzzes. But I admit none of yours unless they escape my noticing them. Why? Because I learn from you. This buzz is a great "escape" or apology to all distinguished writers whom we may not be able to read all their gems.
    Great buzz to read by all bees. Sharing
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    Sara Jacobovici

    From one bee to another...
    From one bee to another...CityVP 🐝 Manjit found the way, in his own unique style to communicate his impression of Joyce Bowen. I share this with our readers. Dear Sara [ @Sara Jacobovici ] Joyce has been a breath of fresh air since her arrival because she is not an actor...


    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    21/02/2017 #2 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    This quote describes also both of you dears @Sara Jacobovici and @CityVP 🐝 Manjit "QUOTE: "Satyagraha means the exercise of the purest soul-force against all injustice, oppression and exploitation. Suffering and trust are attributes of soul force."
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    21/02/2017 #1 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    Beautifully said. Joyce's writing is very intense and tells the ugly truth which many tend to look away. Thank you Sara for sharing this comment of @CityVP 🐝 Manjit with us
  16. ProducerDevesh 🐝 Bhatt
    Y KNOW Y KNOW (FOR THE SAKE OF CONVENIENCE) - by Devesh BhattAny word in any language is vulnerable to countless interpretations. Therefore words can or cannot mean anything. I just have to develop a context. This context may or may not be completely different from general usage. A context can...


    Timothy welch
    27/04/2017 #18 Timothy welch
    Must look at the context or culture or discourse or whatever to determine the author's intent and purpose. good stuff Devesh you already know what I think and believe and words and context
    Gerald Hecht
    29/03/2017 #17 Gerald Hecht
    #16 @Devesh 🐝 Bhatt "stuff like this" definitely (so far --yet I feel a "commotion" on a dream level above the one we're in) incubates better on beBee.
    Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    29/03/2017 #16 Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    #15 thank you for previous interactions which somehow helped me decompress certain thoughts which were actually overstuffed in a previous Li post.
    Gerald Hecht
    29/03/2017 #15 Gerald Hecht
    @Devesh 🐝 Bhatt thank you for tagging me on this one --a "meta algorithm" ; the meta parameters of which (already of critical import) become greatly amplified at this level...this one will need (for my limited siddis [sic]) require a long incubation/fermentation/synthesis interval....yes indeed...thank you for alerting me to this one.
    Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    28/02/2017 #12 Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    #11 glad it is of use. Thank you
    Renata Jakielaszek
    28/02/2017 #11 Renata Jakielaszek
    Very nice article…it’s refreshing to see a short article able to add value!
    Michael O'Neil
    18/02/2017 #10 Anonymous
    OK, I'm no longer puzzled by the post.
    Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    18/02/2017 #9 Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    #8 i am puzzled too. So i wrote it to see what other thoughts follow.
    Michael O'Neil
    18/02/2017 #8 Anonymous
    I am puzzled. Hives are not formed from a swarm of 1. I wonder if the narrowing of context was just a thought experiment for you alone that you are now reporting on?
    Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    18/02/2017 #7 Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    #6 every context is limited. I built one for convenience :)
    Michael O'Neil
    18/02/2017 #6 Anonymous
    Context is determined by a lot of things. In writing the language written, and whether it is the first language of the author has a great deal of influence.
    Z, or zee rhymes with bee for an English speaking American, but Z or zed, does not for many non-American English speakers. A French speaker pronounces Y as ee grec. This does not rhyme with why, nor does it rhyme with I which they would pronounce as ee. So any context is sadly limited when it is only lingually expressed.
    Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    16/02/2017 #5 Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    #4 Thanks for the Sir. Hope you just call me Devesh
    Jeet Sarkar
    16/02/2017 #4 Jeet Sarkar
    Thank you sir @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee for tagging me in this post. I like the post . Thank you sir @Devesh 🐝 Bhatt for sharing this lovely buzz.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    15/02/2017 #3 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Beautifully composed dear @Jeet Sarkar. You an issue that is of great relevance. In Arabic a word is written in Arabic alphabit may read nashtum or nashtam. Nashutum means to curse. Nashtum means to smell. It is only when we add a word like flowers that we read it to smell. Amazingly, even some people still read it as curse the flowers. I enjoyed and shared your lovely buzz.
    Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    15/02/2017 #2 Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    #1 you leave me with a lot to think about :)
    Sara Jacobovici
    15/02/2017 #1 Sara Jacobovici
    Thank you for the mention @Devesh Bhatt. Your post leaves me with much to think about.
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    Sara Jacobovici

    It's all about perspective!
    It's all about perspective!Devesh BhattΒ wrote the buzz,Β THE 4 MYTHS ABOUT INNOVATIVE THINKING, and discussed the various perspectives involved with the image of the box. He provided the following illustration.Image credit:Β  Devesh Bhatt I couldn't fit my response into...


    Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    15/02/2017 #5 Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    #4 Pardon me for i had to read this post again and again and imagine it in the context of the box, inflexibility of the perspective i guess, looking only at the floor, when infact i must look at each wall and the assumption roof which must progress from a hypothesis to something functional.

    Perspective is all encompassing whole around the box and so is every other wall/top and the word it represents. The segregation was made to equate perspective with the static elements and the walls with the variable growing elements of perspective which may change to yield a bigger space or an exit.

    The box is akin to the mental conditioning where numbers on the paper are treated as absolute in a dynamic world which requires dynamic decisions.

    Somehow the satire on barriers holds within it the solution and i missed out on the assumption that needs attention and looked at the perspective floor , my box of comfort in this case as long as i look at the floor and nothing else.

    Furthermore, the inflexibility has resulted from repetitions of these mistakes as informed decisions, therefore it identifies the problem but can very much be a problem in itself if it remains rigid.

    i am not sure if i got the message through, but this needs to be pondered upon. Thanks a lot again.

    As always, been quite behind on your responses.
    Sara Jacobovici
    14/02/2017 #4 Sara Jacobovici
    #3 Understood. Thanks.
    Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    14/02/2017 #3 Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    #2 For me, it's all us. I believe the same too. The reason for stating it as a myth. Its a form of a satire on how we get involved in semantics :)
    Sara Jacobovici
    14/02/2017 #2 Sara Jacobovici
    #1 Thank you for thoughtful response Devesh Bhatt. I think where we differ is in the semantics of the word myth. For me, it's all us. Our perception, our experience, our action, our decision. It's how we "package" it all that makes the difference.
    Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    14/02/2017 #1 Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    "We are optically neurologically, wired to "see" things from different perspectives. "


    "you see what you need to see in front of you, such as your floor=perspective, while at other times you may need to focus on the wall=knowledge side. "


    But then this question emerges. What about the action that enriches perspective and yields progress?

    The basis of the question again is my perspective.

    My box is mythical in the sense that i have admitted a certain context and given no explanation for an important element in the progression, the action. Your articles generally have the utility or the action portion well explained for replication.

    Howsoever do i flip the box i stand on my perspective, the starting point from which i look at everything else. The perspective is based on purpose , Knowledge , experience and/or ability but for the perspective to grow, any one of them has to trigger additional inputs.

    Here another question emerges. Can a box serve as a better model for operational decisions or it is best to make it linear?
  18. ProducerSara Jacobovici

    Sara Jacobovici

    Books, Glorious Books!
    Books, Glorious Books!In his buzz, Like Reading a Book, Gert ScholtzΒ shares a few of his picks. I can relate to Gert's wonderfully written, sensory experience of books and I thought I would share a few of my picks. It wasn't easy making these choices and some books which...


    Sara Jacobovici
    12/02/2017 #10 Sara Jacobovici
    #9 Beautifully written @Deb 🐝 Helfrich. Thanks.
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    12/02/2017 #9 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    @Sara Jacobovici, Fantastic idea! I have always been fond of creating little vignettes of books around my living space since I was very young and got upgraded to an adult library card - more than 5 books at a time - way before my age afforded me that luxury.

    I feel, just like the way we today find themes in very disparate buzzes and how the randomness reveals hidden commonalities, that many books I have read became fuller due to the juxtaposition of the other books I was reading concurrently.
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    12/02/2017 #8 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    #7 Simply life-affirming.
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    12/02/2017 #6 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    #1 @Gert Scholtz, if you'd given us a multiple choice question of what Oliver Sacks didn't do in his life, I would have selected weightlifting champion. Fantastic little fact that I find very interesting to contemplate.

    I'd nominate "The MInd's Eye" as my favorite Sacks book. I am a little fascinated with how much vision is wired throughout our brains and how as a species, it is our default primary sense.
    Sara Jacobovici
    12/02/2017 #5 Sara Jacobovici
    #2 The place is yours @Don 🐝 Kerr! Thanks for the recommendation. I'm looking forward to having a look at it!
    Sara Jacobovici
    12/02/2017 #4 Sara Jacobovici
    #1 Thanks for the trivia @Gert Scholtz. I have read almost everything written by Oliver Sacks. I chose The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat because it was the first book I read by him. Because I worked as a Music Therapist and because of his connection with Music Therapy, I was fortunate enough to meet him on a couple of occasions.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    12/02/2017 #3 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Tell me what books you read I may tell who you are. The beautiful mind of @Sara Jacobovici is in part the product of her reading quality books
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    12/02/2017 #2 Don 🐝 Kerr
    @Sara Jacobovici that's some exalted company with whom I am sharing your space. BTW: Sapolsky's video on zebras is brilliant and used by both Kate and I to illustrate the benefit of living in the present moment.
    Gert Scholtz
    12/02/2017 #1 Gert Scholtz
    @Sara Jacobovici Oliver Sacks is not only a great scientist - a fantastic storyteller too. And a little trivia - he was a weightlifting champion in his younger days.
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    Sara Jacobovici

    The impact of choosing, or not, responsibly.
    The impact of choosing, or not, responsibly.Photograph: Zak Noyle - A surfer riding through debris. β€œIf we long for our planet to be important, there is something we can do about it. We make our world significant by the courage of...


    Sara Jacobovici
    22/02/2017 #22 Sara Jacobovici
    #20 Great choice @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher! Thanks for your comment.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    22/02/2017 #20 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Very thought provoking @Sara Jacobovici. Humans have the capacity to destroy/repair. I can only hope that more humans will come to the conclusion that repairing is vital. Because I'm very immersed in US politics it makes me think of the Muslim ban for one- The damage began and humans joined together en masse to protest those who mattered and cared did what was right on behalf of humans. There will be many obstacles and we can choose to be bystanders or proactive. I choose to be proactive.
    Joyce 🐝 Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    22/02/2017 #19 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    Can we actually go back to the days in which we cared?
    Sara Jacobovici
    22/02/2017 #18 Sara Jacobovici
    Thanks for the share @Cyndi wilkins. Your support is much appreciated.
    Sara Jacobovici
    22/02/2017 #17 Sara Jacobovici
    #16 Thanks @Cyndi wilkins. Always good to hear from you.
    Cyndi wilkins
    21/02/2017 #16 Cyndi wilkins
    "The core idea is that nature has already solved many of the problems we are grappling with. Animals, plants, and microbes are the consummate engineers...What surrounds us is the secret to survival."
    Absolutely @Sara Jacobovici View more
    "The core idea is that nature has already solved many of the problems we are grappling with. Animals, plants, and microbes are the consummate engineers...What surrounds us is the secret to survival."
    Absolutely @Sara Jacobovici...It's like global Vegas folks...and the house always wins;-) Close
    Sara Jacobovici
    08/02/2017 #15 Sara Jacobovici
    Thank you for the share @Donna-Luisa Eversley.
    Sara Jacobovici
    07/02/2017 #14 Sara Jacobovici
    #12 Agreed @Devesh Bhatt! Thanks for your comment.
    Sara Jacobovici
    07/02/2017 #13 Sara Jacobovici
    #11 Great knowledgable insight @Deb 🐝 Helfrich! Your comments are a wonderful contribution to the discussions. Thank you.
    Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    07/02/2017 #12 Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    Biomimicry is what our ancestors did without seeking an understanding.

    We understand without seeking natural alignment.

    Both are needed.
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    07/02/2017 #11 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    Fantastically put together thoughts, @Sara Jacobovici. I think there are definitely trace of the adolescent boundary-pushing in many of the structures we have built in the corporate world. I feel like we need to make a simple, easy to grasp change - although I certainly acknowledge the will & the detailed steps to change in this way may be very hard.

    Right now, we have legally built corporations to put fiduciary responsibility to the holders of little pieces of now digitized paper before any concerns of employees, customers, communities, or the planet at large. Then companies wanted a way to judge how effectively they played this game by implementing quarterly earnings results. Now we have a situation where companies are incentivized to make very short term decisions and absolutely ignore longer-term consequences or impacts on any dimension besides ever increasing revenue.

    If corporations were mandated that continued operation required them to accept the new terms and conditions that humanity was rolling out or cease business and we simply added a first clause of do no harm. We would enable employees to have a leg to stand on in also looking for the broader and wider consequences to making everything so cheap that we throw most things away and buy new. The stockholders are the only winners in this scenario.

    Employees are people too. If their job allowed them to be a global citizen, we wouldn't need immense regulatory bodies, the right level of due diligence would arise quite naturally for companies who wanted to adjust to the new terms and conditions that humanity began enforcing with its purchasing power.
    Sara Jacobovici
    06/02/2017 #10 Sara Jacobovici
    #7 Thank you @John White, MBA. Your ongoing support, and that of the beBee team, is much appreciated!
    Sara Jacobovici
    06/02/2017 #9 Sara Jacobovici
    #6 I am humbled by your comment @Mohammed Sultan for both your generous words about myself and for the connections you make between my work and that of @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. Your comment encourages me. Thank you.
    Sara Jacobovici
    06/02/2017 #8 Sara Jacobovici
    #5 Thank you @Harvey Lloyd for "mapping" out the process. What makes it interestingly complicated is that as simple and predictable as we can be, we do have options and so we can follow different paths or take different turns from the paths we are on. Thank you for your contribution. Always good to hear your perspective.
    John White, MBA
    06/02/2017 #7 John White, MBA
    Sarah, thanks for such a buzzworthy post. We have shared it on the bebee social media pages!
    Mohammed Sultan
    06/02/2017 #6 Mohammed Sultan
    Thank you @ Sara jacobovici for sharing a great post.Your post shows an extra dimension of your personal brand,as well as, that of dear@Ali Anani PhD.
    The philosophical part of your personal brand which reflects your integrated thoughts,trust,courage and respect can safely held you as a pattern and role model.Your courage showed your willingness to continue asking vital questions and make you stand up for Dr.Ali's opinions to reach sound and objective evaluation of alternative courses that go beyond logic and traditional analytics.Your personal charisma always show what others need to see in you;how well you convey a sense of mission.The exciting moments in which you both have shown in your previous articles made it easy for us to see two thinkers in one.
    Harvey Lloyd
    06/02/2017 #5 Harvey Lloyd
    I believe i would replace the thoughts surrounding survival and self preservation with self-perpetuation (Individual and generational). The challenge lies in the self wanting to be successful. Survival and self preservation belong to a class of descriptors that evoke food, clothing, shelter and fight/flight concerns. Our issues tend to surround first world problems of excess.

    Path A allows me to get there faster where path B allows me to get there in a sustainable way.

    Path B would appear to be the obvious choice as it would allow for you/others and most importantly the infrastructure to sustain itself. The incongruence comes when we watch media, and others who choose A. We compare progress and we see that we are really taking the long road in comparison.

    We can see our own efforts as success and live out our lives, we can become apathetic and join the group of A's or we can get angry and fight the A's. All valid choices and each has its own consequences in our mind.

    Clearly the path of success has become self defeating within the long view. Future generations will be left with something to clean up if we can't find the sustainable success story.
    Sara Jacobovici
    06/02/2017 #4 Sara Jacobovici
    #3 You've made an interesting distinction between self-preservation and survival @Pascal Derrien. We survive and we attempt to preserve that state. The quality of that state is what makes us an interesting species. You also make an interesting modification to repeated patterns; you say that each time we repeat, we push the boundaries a bit further, in this way there is an extension or expansion of the pattern or process. Again, aren't we an interesting bunch? Not only do we not continue with the repair with the potential to heal, we test the limits of the repair until, as you say, we've crossed the line and then there's no turning back. I think it's a reflection of some of us wanting to "beat" the odds and survive in spite of our self-destructive versus self-preserving nature.
    Pascal Derrien
    06/02/2017 #3 Pascal Derrien
    Hard wiring to self preservation or is it survival ? We seem to repeat patterns by just pushing the boundaries a bit further each time after repair ignoring that one day we will push it beyond being fixable
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    Sara Jacobovici

    Words and meaning of words IN ACTION. An exchange of the use of a word leading to learning a new meaning and expanding on that meaning with finding the words of others

    @🐝 Fatima G. Williams writes on her share: "A fantabulous panegyric by CityVP Manjit on Sarah and her words/work."

    @CityVP 🐝 Manjit replies: "Thank you Fatima for introducing me to the word "panegyric". This article about John Dryden http://publishing.cdlib.org/ucpressebooks/view?docId=ft4g5006bf&chunk.id=d0e368 has taught me more about this word. Where it states "encomium" meaning praise, but why panegyric means more than that. I then discovered that this is great speech in a public address, which led me to learn about the Agora of Athens - the first place where democracy began to flourish in Ancient Greece. I congratulate you Fatima for a well chosen word and in that word "panegyric", you have encapsulated an appreciation and admiration of Sara, a very well chosen word indeed."

    This example "speaks for itself".
    Sara Jacobovici


    Sara Jacobovici
    29/01/2017 #1 Sara Jacobovici
    Thank you so much for sharing @🐝 Fatima G. Williams.
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    Sara Jacobovici

    A chronology of admiration.
    A chronology of admiration.One of the reasons it pays to stay active on social media, and in this case beBee, is the potential to discover and connect with exceptional people like Deb 🐝 Helfrich. My admiration for Deb has grown exponentially. Her last buzz, Deja Γ©crit –...


    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    27/01/2017 #23 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    What a lovely gesture and that is to recognize the brilliance and graciousness of @Deb 🐝 Helfrich. Her valuable contributions are authentic and meaningful. We love you Deb!
    Sara Jacobovici
    27/01/2017 #22 Sara Jacobovici
    #21 As always @debasish majumder, I appreciate hearing from you.
    debasish majumder
    27/01/2017 #21 debasish majumder
    excellent post @Sara Jacobovici! enjoyed read. thank you very much for the share madam.
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    27/01/2017 #20 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    #18 Thank you dear @CityVP 🐝 Manjit I'm glad you helped me find it.
    Sara Jacobovici
    27/01/2017 #19 Sara Jacobovici
    #17 Your response or "comment" dear @Deb 🐝 Helfrich continues to reflect you and your ability to communicate and express your thoughts and feelings in a truly unique way. I echo Wendy Weiner Runge's words: "narrow down what the world needs [you] to do, and focus on creating the business that will support [you] sharing [your] value with others."

    Thank you for your kind and generous words. I am grateful for our collaboration and engagement. Wishing you all the best!
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    27/01/2017 #18 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #12 Dear Fatima [ @🐝 Fatima G. Williams ] that panegyric is a part of my "Orange Bee" hive

    This also sparked also sparked a discussion about the word "panegyric" here :
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    27/01/2017 #17 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    What an incredible honor, @Sara Jacobovici. You will not be surprised to find out this buzz arrives at a truly synchronisitic moment! Wendy Weiner Runge was simultaneously suggesting to me on the phone that I needed to ask people what value they find in my comments, so that I can narrow down what the world needs me to do, and focus on creating the business that will support me sharing my value with others.

    The admiration is truly mutual. I am always joyful when I start to read one of your articles, as I am certain you will enhance my energy via your carefully crafted words and stunningly accurate ideas.

    You are someone with a profound knowing and you share it so generously and with so much willingness to engage with whatever arises.

    I am so grateful that we get to collaborate in comments sections for the simple pleasure of the energy that is exchanged and then stored electronically so that many others can fuel their own ideas, feelings, and actions.
    Sara Jacobovici
    27/01/2017 #16 Sara Jacobovici
    #12 Thank you @🐝 Fatima G. Williams. I think you're remarkable.
    Dean Owen
    26/01/2017 #15 Dean Owen
    Well I'll be. Those Deb quotes you highlight are masterfully written.
    Cyndi wilkins
    26/01/2017 #14 Cyndi wilkins
    "The words are mostly familiar and yet I rarely get deja vu. My sense of deja ecris is significantly less intense. Until, that is, I reread the entire post and then I seen to be better able to relocate my own words as a response to what the author has written.
    I find this fascinating. Anyone else aware of cross-pollinating with a prior self via old comments and/or posts?"

    Hmmm, how the heck did I miss this comment...I love the expression "cross-pollinating with a prior self." It resonates with me as a form of "time travel" within one's mind...Many of my posts echo the same concept...Interesting tapestry we are weaving here...What say you @Sarah Elkins??
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    26/01/2017 #13 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    @Deb 🐝 Helfrich is an inspiration and a symbol of love to me. I love her way of just commenting. Her presence is felt through her comments. The human energy she talks about is displayed. More than buzzes we have interacted through comments and having completed her book on Unique Interview Insights I would say this panegyric and much more is due her way. Congratulations Deb 🐝 Helfrich Loved the book and Thank you dear @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee for tagging me to this wonderful buzz.
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    26/01/2017 #12 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    This is a very beautiful panegyric Sara !
    I remember the one @CityVP 🐝 Manjit wrote about you a few months ago. ( I was searching for it on linkedin and here need help locating it please)

    Sara Jacobovicik
    I admire you for always having regards and admiration for others for all the right reasons. Sometimes I quietly observe and I see Year's of experience filled with humbleness displayed in words with creativity which requires great appreciation. I am proud to know you and the bees mentioned in my buzz "Why I love beBee series ". Thank you for showing that love can be displayed creatively too πŸ€—πŸ˜πŸ€—
    Pascal Derrien
    26/01/2017 #11 Pascal Derrien
    @Deb 🐝 Helfrich comments that are worth 100 articles from others and one article worth ...... u guys finish that one :-) @Sara Jacobovici
    Sara Jacobovici
    26/01/2017 #10 Sara Jacobovici
    #9 Thanks @Cyndi wilkins. From what I have read of your writings, I have to say that all those thoughts landed very well on the page!
    Cyndi wilkins
    26/01/2017 #9 Cyndi wilkins
    "What happens in my brain doesn't necessarily happen in language." That's my favorite line in that last paragraph...I feel the same way. Thank goodness all those thoughts smashing into each other don't come out on the page. It would be a jumbled mess;-) Sometimes the complexities of the language cause my eyes to glaze over! Deb is one of a kind...We are very lucky to have her. This is a great tribute to her @Sara Jacobovici...A beautiful example of how we support our community...
    Gert Scholtz
    26/01/2017 #8 Gert Scholtz
    @Sara Jacobovici Thank you for this post highlighting @Deb 🐝 Helfrich's writing. She is one of the rare writers who's work I can read again and again, and every time find something new. Deb states it so well: "Reading and writing are very powerful forms of human energy and I celebrate giving them the admiration they deserve!" To you Deb!
    Sara Jacobovici
    26/01/2017 #7 Sara Jacobovici
    #5 Proud to hear @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, from all points of view. Thank you.
    Sara Jacobovici
    26/01/2017 #6 Sara Jacobovici
    #4 Thank you for your very kind and generous comment @Mohammed Sultan.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    26/01/2017 #5 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    @Sara Jacobovici- just joined your hibe The How or Writing. Who could afford not to join having read the cross-pollination of ideas between the two admirable ladies- @Deb 🐝 Helfrich and yourself? This bzz shows the value of exchanging comments and the arouse they create in active minds.
    @🐝 Fatima G. Williams- you have a mention in this beautiful buzz.
    Mohammed Sultan
    26/01/2017 #4 Mohammed Sultan
    @Sara Jacobovici.When you appreciate anyone you make h/her success belongs to you, it's the intelligence of a creative art therapist.I consider myself one of those who are a rider of her ideas ,not just a reader.@Deb 🐝 Helfrich View more
    @Sara Jacobovici.When you appreciate anyone you make h/her success belongs to you, it's the intelligence of a creative art therapist.I consider myself one of those who are a rider of her ideas ,not just a reader.@Deb 🐝 Helfricharticle not only hit the shore of my memory but hit my imagination,too.Thank you for being a "safety valve"creator for many bees. Close
  22. ProducerSara Jacobovici

    Sara Jacobovici

    Things coming together.
    Things coming together.Image credit: Drawception I posted a buzz, Right place, right time, in which I said: β€œHaving a good sense of direction can be an asset in getting you to be in that right place. But that sense cannot...


    Sara Jacobovici
    22/01/2017 #22 Sara Jacobovici
    #21 What a great thinking cap @🐝 Fatima G. Williams! Your comment is outstanding! I am going to go over this a few times before I feel I can contribute a reply.
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    21/01/2017 #21 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    Separation and integration are our way of being. This buzz has some very interesting and intriguing comments on
    Deb's sparking comment.
    We are creating our world inside our being and our world is being created outside our being at the same time. More like the conflict on what to do between the heart and the mind. In both cases it is in the power of creation of thought/ our thinking like Deb Helfrich says.
    @Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee has opened a passage of thoughts that exist between worlds and what happens if we are in either one side or on both at the same time. I'm blaffed with how lost we get when our senses fail to detect this cross over and synchronisation of paths between the two worlds.
    Thank you everyone this is a good "put my thinking-cap" read and I thoroughly enjoyed every comment on this buzz.
    Sara Jacobovici
    18/01/2017 #20 Sara Jacobovici
    #18 Honoured @John White, MBA. Thanks to all for your response and support.
    Sara Jacobovici
    18/01/2017 #19 Sara Jacobovici
    #17 Thank you @Deb 🐝 Helfrich for being able to so clearly and poetically write a synesthesiastic description of the sense of time as it evokes the sense of pressure and the tactile sense. Wow....
    John White, MBA
    18/01/2017 #18 John White, MBA
    Thanks so much for another buzzworthy post on Producer, @Sara Jacobovici. The beBee team has shared it on the company LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ pages and several of our personal pages too. Buzz on!
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    18/01/2017 #17 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    It feels to me like time is internal and space is external and that mostly our thinking equipment manages to integrate these two dimensions, but we do, on occasion, end up out of sync - much in the way of visual illusions where we shift our focus just ever so slightly and see a different picture.

    I experience time as pressure. Mostly comforting pressure like how my dog shows affection by touch. But when I start to experience time as sharp, painful pressure, I realize I have focused on this perspective to the exclusion of all my other senses. Curiously, even though I know I often cause myself undue emotions based on how I focus on the pressure of time, it is how I experience the world until someone else points out they live within time without pressure.

    Very thought-provoking discussion @Sara Jacobovici & @Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    18/01/2017 #16 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    I have responded to this great buzz in a buzz titled "The Synchronicity of Coming Together"
    Sara Jacobovici
    18/01/2017 #15 Sara Jacobovici
    #14 You're right @Mohammed Sultan to remind us of the "shadow side".
    Mohammed Sultan
    18/01/2017 #14 Mohammed Sultan
    When it comes to motivation,the good things that come together is your inside-out purpose, potentials and fear of regressing to failure,and outside-in gain,rewarding,recognition and pride.Cross-pollination of any of these factors of motivation will have different impact on one's satisfaction and content. There's also bad things coming together ,inside- out come negative emotions and inertia and from outside- in rigid rues and deteriorating economies,all of which are anti-motivational and may be also depressing.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    18/01/2017 #13 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #12 Thank you for the inspiration dear ``@Sara Jacobovici. I shall expand on this idea. If it appeals to you then it is worthy. Will do soon.
    Sara Jacobovici
    18/01/2017 #12 Sara Jacobovici
    #11 "It is not this or that; it is both acting and reinforcing each other in simultaneity that produce the biggest effect of motivation." @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, you have taken the concept of "things coming together" and, from my perspective, you have managed to penetrate the 4th timespace dimension.

    In terms of time, I am always amazed as to how much you get done in the same amount of time as "us mortals" but I am hopeful you will at some point manage to find the time to expand on this exceptional idea.

    I am going to use the hive https://www.bebee.com/group/bubbling-honey to share the thoughts that your idea has inspired.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    18/01/2017 #11 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    It amazing how cross-pollination of ideas lead to writing such a lovely buzz dear @Sara Jacobovici. Thanks are also due to dear @Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee for provoking you to write this buzz.
    What a lovely idea: the synchronization of time and ~BOTH spaces-internal world and external world- can only lead to `Our internal world by itself, and our external world by itself, are doomed to fade away into mere shadows, and only a kind of union of the two will preserve an independent reality". I would again highlight that the two worlds are spaces and the two have to be in synchronicity for our world to be meaningful
    What still intrigues me more is the extension of this idea. For example, external and internal motivators shall give real meaning to motivation if they are in synchronicity. It is not this or that; it is both acting and reinforcing each other in simultaneity that produce the biggest effect of motivation. I don't think this idea has been discussed before. I wonder what you think?
    Sara Jacobovici
    18/01/2017 #10 Sara Jacobovici
    #8 What a wonderful metaphor @Mohammed Sultan: "Each of us has his own "window horizon" ... has his own "time window" ." Thank you for sharing your insights and expanding this discussion.
    Sara Jacobovici
    18/01/2017 #9 Sara Jacobovici
    #7 Amazing @Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee! Our connection continues. You described exactly the process I go through: "I can not keep up - I have so many draft posts where I jot down ideas after reading a post. They are then waiting for the seeds to germinate a little more and then be thrown out into a hive for pollinating with others."

    So glad to hear that what I was inspired to write by your comment (and so relieved you didn't decide not to post it) made sense to you.
    Mohammed Sultan
    18/01/2017 #8 Mohammed Sultan
    When we create consistent internal and external inside-out and outside- in within ourselves,our internal actions and their external impact will be consisten,and our actions can easily be justified.Each of us has his own "window horizon" and stand by it to see the outer world ,whenever we change our position at the window we can see different things or see them differently.Everybody,also, has his own "time window" ,and because we are 'time binding being' our time widow determines to a great extent our capacity to see the future.Some can stretch their thinking beyond the norm and think strategically, and others have time windows that put limits on what they can do and think tactically,although the stimuli could be the same.Thanks @Sara Jacobovici and to @Deb Lange for extending your original post.
    Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    18/01/2017 #7 Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Dear @Sara Jacobovici you have managed to make sense of my meandering musing to your last post! Well done! I was very confused about what I wrote. I nearly did not post my comment! And you have made sense of it! I love the cross pollination in beBee! It is energising and exciting! I can not keep up - I have so many draft posts where I jot down ideas after reading a post. They are then waiting for the seeds to germinate a little more and then be thrown out into a hive for pollinating with others. BeBee is the best platform
    And where I feel the most comfortable.
    Sara Jacobovici
    18/01/2017 #6 Sara Jacobovici
    "All are ways of bringing fresh ideas into the mix, something which should be welcomed, and hopefully what much of beBee is about." Thanks @John Rylance.
    Sara Jacobovici
    18/01/2017 #5 Sara Jacobovici
    #2 Thanks for thinking out loud here @Devesh Bhatt.
    Sara Jacobovici
    18/01/2017 #4 Sara Jacobovici
    #1 "...nothing can stop an idea whose time has come." Thanks @Max J. Carter.
    John Rylance
    18/01/2017 #3 John Rylance
    I like the idea of "cross pollinator " it's to my thinking a new slant on "thinking outside the box" and the less well known "ignorant observer". The latter someone not directly linked to the problem, who provides an answer new to the situation.
    All are ways of bringing fresh ideas into the mix, something which should be welcomed, and hopefully what much of beBee is about.
  23. Sara Jacobovici

    Sara Jacobovici

    Great comment by @CityVP 🐝 Manjit to a great story by @Lisa Vanderburg: "This is good and I would think even more exhilarating performed as a monologue direct to the grandmother 'Granny Grim'. Beyond the woven language, this really brought home the beauty of memorable characters. In the homogenized existence of the cultural fabric of modern media, we look for personality drawn in medium that do exist in our own environs. What we have not learned to do is capture the richness of detail of the most unique personalities either known to us, or we have known - or even that exist in our imaginative flow of storytelling.

    The staged play is already made in the oven of art, and we can pay the admission price to that which is shared to all - but there is great dimension in the stories that are most personal to us - and great credit to those who have noticed life playing out like this in their own life. It means we noticed the living, we utilized that which nature equipped our own faculties, and in that exists the kind of originality that we may not find with a public admission ticket. I know that @Sara Jacobovici is a Trekkie, so she will enjoy this well beyond the Spock tribute. I enjoyed the DNA in this story - well beyond anything replicate and exponentially personal from the mind of a skilled storyteller."
    Sara Jacobovici
    T'was the last night of the old year; a tale of nether-worlds
    www.bebee.com I hold the concept of joyous abandon of all rationality towards New Year's Eve with some foreboding - arm's length on the end of a pike would...


    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    01/01/2017 #3 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #2 Thank you for creating a home for that thought. We are blessed most when we have the peace to think and such are the beginnings and transitions which represent the joint freshness of each others spiritual energies.
    Sara Jacobovici
    01/01/2017 #2 Sara Jacobovici
    #1 An important "comment" from beginning to end, @CityVP 🐝 Manjit. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    01/01/2017 #1 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    I love the hive name "Only Humans Tell Stories". This is where I distinguish stories from dance. So many life forms dance and as animals evolve they become more tribal, but at the part where the tribal can relate stories, from this point there is this uniqueness we refer to as humanity. This is the point where evolution takes us into the human.

    Animals also make machines and the Spiders Web is an incredible piece of machinery. Our tribal nature may identity with machines but again how we evolve as a human being is recognizing what in the creation of advanced machines allows us to be more human.

    The capacity of our humanity is a pure unadulterated appreciation of life and the gifts of nature, and our evolution into becoming human beings. We can appreciate our animal being, we can appreciate the being of machine but it is the whole which we are a part of which defines our humanity and not the destruction of that wholeness.

    Storytelling is not necessarily a human act, for our tribal behaviour can use stories for nefarious intent - but at the level of being a human being, this gift of storytelling is ours to advance humanity or waste and in this regard nature has the final say whether humanity evolves or is just another piece of evolution, in a planet that has a beginning and an end.

    Maybe the end point of our intelligence is to send out life-giving properties into the universe, that become the ingredients to new planets, but time is so huge in scale, we can focus on the story of humanity as it is now, without any worry or tribal stories about the end of time. If humans only tell stories then this is a living pathway to our collective humanity.
  24. ProducerHarvey Lloyd

    Harvey Lloyd

    Challenging Today's Social Norms
    Challenging Today's Social NormsWe look up at clouds everyday and they are just part of the landscape view. Β If we can look at their processes and see their cycles we can see social networking and its strengths. Β Cloud formation and the benefits it brings require a specific set of...


    Harvey Lloyd
    16/12/2016 #40 Harvey Lloyd
    #38 I agree the crossroads at which we stand will be lead buy our accelerated communications techniques on many platforms. The will of the people will be served. In this they must take media by the hand and stage the journey. Social media platforms or government would be wise not to try and throttle the people as this would be a mess.

    The journey ahead will be lead by ordinary folks not great writers or politicians. Thanks for your comments and thoughts. I can see you leading within this sea of change as i have enjoyed many of your comments.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    16/12/2016 #39 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #37 As you wrote @Harvey Lloyd "Our thoughts should help us transcend the static into dynamic action. We can discuss concepts until we fully understand, but if it doesn't lead to change in action then it is static"- well and I shall take action
    debasish majumder
    16/12/2016 #38 debasish majumder
    yes, new media or social media has the potential to create a concrete platform and even change the dynamics of the political as well social flow, which recently we observe in U.S. election, their capacity and strength. on contrary, a value based platform with integrity sure make a significant proposition in due time, though initially insignificant in nascent stage, but having the potential too to make a sea change with obviously a concrete approach. lovely insightful post @Harvey Lloyd! enjoyed read. thank you for the share.
    Harvey Lloyd
    16/12/2016 #37 Harvey Lloyd
    #36 By all means please carry the thoughts along as you examine your thoughts.

    I am always curious of the disconnect of our own thoughts. The three states don't work if your thoughts are not surrounding dynamic usable outcomes. But i read posts/concepts that focus on static concepts while we live in a dynamic world.

    Our thoughts should help us transcend the static into dynamic action. We can discuss concepts until we fully understand, but if it doesn't lead to change in action then it is static.

    If the above statement is true then our thoughts should always be considered within the end game.

    Understanding today will emerge as action tomorrow.

    This changes our thoughts from "positions" where defense and offense happen, to action thoughts where we realize our thoughts will be attached to a future action. Dynamic thoughts.

    Each step of cloud formation and ultimately rain, is actionable with a result. I see in many posts where we forward a emotional position. These posts remind us of dynamic journeys that have become static positions we cant understand/tolerate or need dynamic thoughts to move forward. Continuing to forward an emotional thought though, does not change the static position.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    16/12/2016 #36 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #35 Now you provoke my mind intensely dear @Harvey Lloyd. I enjoyed your comment and it deserves a buzz on its own. If you don't write a buzz related to your comment then I shall.
    Yes, the comfort zone is a transient zone to clean our mind cache and move on. You "moved" me beyond limits with your super-quality comment.
    Harvey Lloyd
    16/12/2016 #35 Harvey Lloyd
    #34 I have often felt that we are in a state of three conditions when we are seeking understanding or work through issues. I am right until i am wrong, I am wrong until i am right, I am not moving forward. These conditions display state of mind and not judgement. Specifically as it applies to making choices/decisions.

    I can move from state to state based on new information. But realizing these conditions exist allows me to operate without blindness or stagnation. The third state is the challenge as time works against us in a world that moves very quickly. Sometimes we need to work forward even though we may feel wrong, just to start the journey towards right.

    Our comfort zone is always an eroding oasis. A brain relaxing zone if you will. These are the times when we see most clear and relax. Cherish them as the next leg of the journey will come soon enough @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    16/12/2016 #34 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Asking is a sign of maturity. It shows our lack of knowledge and areas where we wish to learn more. I agree with you @Harvey Lloyd and how many times we found that what we believed was a correct answer later proved to be wrong. It is asking questions that keeps us in tension state to desire to know more; answers tend to place us in our comfort zone. We call it comfort zone and in reality it could the ignorance zone and even sometimes the stupidity zone.
    Harvey Lloyd
    15/12/2016 #33 Harvey Lloyd
    #15 "Judge of a man by his questions rather than by his answers." by Voltaire

    So a related qoute and found this one. Thought it would add to the thought. @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Harvey Lloyd
    15/12/2016 #32 Harvey Lloyd
    #29 One of the things i have recognized in social media (I am a newbee), is we discuss relationships and networks but we see individual comments or posts as a representation of a whole. I try and read comments and posts based on the network and the relationship. I know many relationships and comments contain the depth of previous ideas and thoughts expressed across BeBee. So when @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee comments or replies to one i know he has probably done so with that individual many times before. Most likely on related and unrelated topics.

    Given this, i have seen a consistency in his responses that shine a clear light on his core values. I have seen him also debate heavily with other Bee's and even then his core values were not abandoned. This consistency is what we gravitate towards.
    Harvey Lloyd
    15/12/2016 #31 Harvey Lloyd
    #28 @Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee thanks for your comment and thoughts. The topics discussed are divisive depending on your perspective. Early in my leadership career in small business i had to learn quickly that customers, employees and vendors all had a single thought in mind. Their success. Theirs and mine were not always congruent to accomplishing the goal(s).

    I watched success over the years (and failures), and found that most of the success happens where a shared set of core values existed. The last picture in the post displays some of these. I lead with these core values to retain a consistency in my leadership. When we can face adversity from a solid foundation of core values of respect, active listening and professional responses then we can be consistent in our outcomes.

    BeBee is creative and i have learned a lot from reading yours and others posts. My learning accelerates when differing opinions arise within the comments. I like old fashion debates. I know debating is not fashionable these days. Within these debates folks defend their positions and reach deeply into their wealth of knowledge and write words that support their ideals. I learn from them. This also seems harsh in today's world.

    Thanks again for your comments.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    15/12/2016 #30 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #28 @Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee (WOw! your name is highlighting)- do you understand these are parts of your values "who add to ideas, rather than pull them down, who converge ideas allowing new patterns to form and something new to bubble up and emerge"? For me, they are. Very-well said
    Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    15/12/2016 #29 Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    In fact @Harvey Lloyd I sense creativity in BeBee - the respect of ideas, the addition and building of ideas, taking them to new places and to the unknown is fostering creativity on beBee.
    Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    15/12/2016 #28 Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    I agree with you @Harvey Lloyd - I am attracted to people who I sense through their words and actions online, who read and respect diverse views, who add to ideas, rather than pull them down, who converge ideas allowing new patterns to form and something new to bubble up and emerge. This seems to be happening on beBee in ways that are different from other sites. I feel like LinkedIn is more individualistic, facebook possibly so, even though it has it''s groups. BeBee seems to be more community, sub-community orientated. Although I am only connected to a small group of people on BeBee so I can not say what the overall trend is, other than if the small group I am connecting to has these characteristics, are they a "fractal", a pattern held within the larger group? My core values, hmm, respect of all living beings and their diverse ways of living in our eco-system; freedom with respect; love appreciation gratitude; - hard to come down to 3. I am attracted to the development of ideas and learning from one another in BeBee - I sense the building of a core community I am connecting with, gradually, as time and interactions permit.
    Harvey Lloyd
    14/12/2016 #27 Harvey Lloyd
    #26 Absolutely. Great viewpoint and quote. Thanks for taking the time to discuss the topic. I appreciate your insights and contributions.
    Mohammed Sultan
    14/12/2016 #26 Mohammed Sultan
    #25 I might recall the chairman of Hallmark quote on values when he said-Our values in Hallmark are the only things that ultimately will protect us from making mistakes that would undermine our reputation,our integrity,and therefore ,our success.
    Harvey Lloyd
    14/12/2016 #25 Harvey Lloyd
    #24 Not to labor the point but i do agree that the outcomes of negative views and the journey can lead to distorted thinking. My post is trying to deal with this point, not necessarily place someone in a fixed position. Core values offer us a tool to create a different perspective during the times when we are maybe myopic or focused on a negative aspect.

    I agree with @Phil Friedman distorted thinking is developed through a process of behaviours and interactions. I find myself there sometimes. With core values i can find my way out or maybe avoid the place all together..

    So in a simpler form the core values offer us a way of avoiding the processes you speak. Doesn't mean we necessarily take advantage of this process as often as we should.

    Core values like honesty, humility, forgiveness, seek to understand and many others can assist in avoiding the distorted view Phil points out.
    Mohammed Sultan
    14/12/2016 #24 Mohammed Sultan
    #22 The challenge is always are we able to see our past blinders and the blinders imposed by our judgments and expectations about others.As @Phil Friedman once said in one of his comments on a related issue -distorted thinking is contagious-and I added -when it becomes a habit it spreads.If we can't change our perception first we will not be able to change or create anything new.I completely agree on what @ Mohammed A.Jawad said, if we can't change our negative perception we may regress to a negative mood.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    14/12/2016 #23 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #17 Thank you @Deb 🐝 Helfrich and certainly look forward to reading whatever you contribute because I know it shall be of value.
    Harvey Lloyd
    14/12/2016 #22 Harvey Lloyd
    #21 I agree with the concepts you discuss and would add that the perception is the aspect of the post i was addressing. Perceptions do change based on moods, current events and even to the degree of who might be presenting. Given these variables how can we ever shape ourselves into a society that is sustainable?

    A solution is core values. Yes i have perceptions and they are influenced. But if i have a clear set of core values then i can filter my perceptions through them. I liked what @Mohammed A. Jawad said on a related post "While being fluid or flexible in approach, we all need luminous lampposts for traversing in a truer manner. If not, we get drifted without any directions or reaching any destination." I took his "Luminous Lampposts" to indicate a core value set.

    We should constantly seek different views, but we should also remain true to our values. I don't believe the two are mutually exclusive.
    Mohammed Sultan
    14/12/2016 #21 Mohammed Sultan
    @Harvey LIoyod. Our perception of values is not so much determined by what people bring to us, as by our views toward what they bring ,not so much by what happens as by the way our minds look at what happens.When we become optimistic we will view the same thing differently ,we will see the brighter line of the cloud instead of seeing its inside darker color,which may also deprive us from seeing the colors of the rainbow in the sky.Values are not values unless they are shared.The more often we look at things in the same way ,the more difficult it's to think about them in any other way.When we become regularly tuned to our judgement about people we may lose our personal balance,integrity and start criticising or blaming others or even turn around our established values.
  25. Sara Jacobovici

    Sara Jacobovici

    This is a comment a made in the comment box which I felt I needed to share with all of you "Outside the Comment Box".

    Attention to all readers and @Javier 🐝 beBee. I am experiencing, in real time, a cross pollination in which I am commenting on this post on how Jared's comment adds to the work I am doing as a result of another post. As well, I found myself this morning cross pollinating across social network when I shared on beBee a post from linkedin which also supports the work I am doing and contributes to the discussions I have had on beBee. I am writing all this as to show how the idea of affinity and engagement, and beBee's role as a bridge with other networks is coming to life on a daily basis. Hurray to all!
    Sara Jacobovici


    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    27/11/2016 #7 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    #6 It is all interconnected and we just need an attitude of play.

    Surfing the synchronicity.
    Dancing among the synergies.
    Architecting an experience.
    Sara Jacobovici
    27/11/2016 #6 Sara Jacobovici
    #5 I haven't seen this risque side of you yet @Deb 🐝 Helfrich ;-) Yes, that can be one side of beBee. The beauty is that there are so many sides, interests and focus. But as an integrator I can say, it's all connected.
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    27/11/2016 #5 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    beBee is a fantastic adult playground.
    Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    27/11/2016 #3 Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    Hurray!!! πŸ‘
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    27/11/2016 #2 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Let's explore beBee more for more engagement and excitement!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    27/11/2016 #1 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Truly inspiring @Sara Jacobovici!! I really admire you. Affinity Networking is amazing!
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