- Producer03/12/2016Help Your Employees Shake a Bad Mood "Morning traffic, spilled coffee, running late — it’s not uncommon for people to arrive to the office harried and annoyed. But if your team members start the day in a bad mood, they’re likely to stay that way, which can affect their performance....
- Producer30/11/2016Hume’s Philosophy and Its Relevenance in Today’s Morally Challenged WorldAthough Scotland is known for its beautiful countryside, its ingenious scientists, and for one of the best fiction writers of all time (Arthur Conan Doyle), it is also the birthplace of David Hume, an interesting modern philosopher who...
- Producer30/11/2016How Plato's Dialogue "Apology" Is Now More Relevant than EverThose who have studied the classics of ancient Greece, may remember one dialogue from Plato called Apology (which was not his most famous work). There he talked about his mentor's trial and how he defended himself against charges which were...
Comments30/11/2016 #2 Robert CormackGood post, @Zacharias Voulgaris. Living by conviction has certainly lost some of its lustre today. We write, we argue, we talk but actually living by this conviction seems foreign and, as most people would conclude "not really necessary." So we're now at "talk is cheap."
- Producer29/11/2016What is the Essence of the condition of being Human?To answer this one question we must also answer the question of what was the essence that preceded the existence of our current Universe.For lack of a better word, God is that essence that preceded the existence we know now. The essence that was God...
Comments29/11/2016 #1 David B. GrinbergVery profound and deep read, Max, I really enjoyed it. I'm sure you're familiar with some of the scientific theories regarding multiple universes (the Multiverse), parallel universes, etc. I think one of the most mind boggling questions is how something as gargantuan (if not infinite) as our universe came from nothing, or something infinitesimally small (singularity). This is really good food for thought. Keep buzzing!
- Producer29/11/2016Mea culpa. Política e Facebook.Esse é mais um daqueles textos dos quais escrevo para provocar e ouvir a opinião alheia. Confesso que esse é o meu pensamento no momento, mas que não estou totalmente certo sobre ele. É sobre o surto político que ataca os brasileiros e o...
Comments29/11/2016 #1 Allan Melo NascimentoNão só o Facebook, mas qualquer rede social é um alto-falante na mão da sociedade. Todo mundo despeja na internet sua opinião sobre o que quiser, sem maiores consequências. Concordo com vc que muita gente desinformada acaba falando sobre o que não entende... tá ficando chato.
- Producer25/11/2016Independent in thought, Interdependent in realityI’m a straight stone cold individualist.The moment I find people around me giving me the sincerest form of flattery by taking on some of my mannerisms of speech, I change the way I talk so I can continue to be different. Some people say this looks...
- Producer21/11/2016Psychospirilosophy The Martial Art of Thought and Protection through Right ActionThis is the core of what I use for lecture and covers a bulk of my life's work summed up into one presentation. If you can find the holes, could you point them out to me so I can plug them. Thank you. 1. Be self-aware and vigilant in your...
Comments25/11/2016 #26 Max CarterOnce you understand what you are afraid of, fear the emotion is settled and you see the situation clearly and instead of using fear to make your decisions you are looking at cause and effect, decisions and consequences. Once you no longer fear the consequence it becomes a matter of whether or not it's worth it to experience the reaction/response.25/11/2016 #25 AnonymousHey Max, thank you for the tag. This is quite a compilation of deep thought and I commend your organized way of presenting it! It would take days for me to really digest all that you lay out here. I will pull out one item to comment on as it seems a struggle for so many of us: #43, fear: A thought for consideration only, I would not suggest to know the answers to any of this subject matter!! 🙂 Everyone experiences fear - it's a complicated emotion and rather than completely dismiss it, it may be necessary to understand that much of our emotional fear is self-created by the 'stories' we repeatedly tell ourselves. Often with the awareness of the falsity of these self-made stories, we gain the courage to move through the fear & even beyond it to a place where the fearful 'stories' in our head begin to fade away.22/11/2016 #24 Max Carter#21 What can go right in the face of deception is my calling of bullshit on the activity we all know happens.
In acknowledging that it happens and does get called out is what could go right what actually happens as a result as all have seen when it happens is out of my control.
For me, I bring it up because what could go right is other people speaking up and out against said activities.22/11/2016 #23 Max Carter#20 Part 2
One who understands why they fear something and plans accordingly may be doing something healthy. It all depends on what you fear. If you set a result and your fear is failure you look at every way you can fail and what ever is left is the path to your chosen result. What can right is is learning from failure so next time you turn left instead of right.
I wanted to avoid getting into the Chakra system and concepts that might offend religious people. I leave it there so that those who receive the lecture can ask about it. The heart chakra runs strongest on unconditional love meaning that we don't pick who we love everyone no matter what they do or say. This is what the love of God is.
This does not mean we never get angry or sad it means that our anger if often for others as is our sadness much like being an Empath taking on their emotions without ego as if they were own.Love is fierce in defense of the weak. Love mourns loss. These parts of healthy love expression and to repress them is to create damage in yourself and spew that damage everywhere. IN fact if someone is lying to you when you heart chakra is open it will hurt and might even piss you off. Which is the healthiest response to being lied to.22/11/2016 #22 Max Carter#20 @Deb Helfrich I love the questions, thank you.
It is naive to believe you can trust people to never inadvertently use what they know of you against you. At times we do things that we do not intend to do that cause harm and if one s interest in protecting ones life one makes adjustments to what one allows to effect one and what brings foryh the power of one less one be exploited by one who intends to harm one.
21-23 are like that for emphasis. To drive the point home.Having to read it 3 times reinforces it and the savage that human always will be no matter how evolved will always use the pleasure to mask pain in order to survive the experience. Its why there are many combat veterans who miss the combat because in order to survive it they had to learn to enjoy it. This si an ugly truth and I am not sure what the numbers are in reality however over half of the combat vets I have met deal with this issue..
If you are going to say you have faith in something the only way to test that faith is to let go of everything else. If you have found your faith to be rewarded through the results, letting go of your faith so you can explore what others have faith in can often expand the nature of what it is you have faith in and expand your level of conscious awareness and understanding.
It helps to create a neutral first thought process rather than a reaction of defending what one has faith in and never listening to anyone else..One will be better able to respond from a non defensive stance and attitude.22/11/2016 #21 Deb Helfrich#18 I am calling bullshit, Max -" 9. What could go right?
9.1. The only question one need to ask when facing a decision.
9.2. Anything less is a fear based decision on ones part in hopes to avoid what one thinks could go wrong.
9.3. Setting the intent for what can go right allows one to have those things become probabilities instead of possibilities for one’s life. "
I turned the focus on having the community look for souls and you went into great detail about what is, might, and likely to go wrong.
I keep my eyes on my own behavior. I reach out when I see harm being done. I strive to keep conversations interesting in my unique way. So do many others. It is the right thing to focus on the right things.
I do like to apply learnings the first chance I get... :) Shamans do get humor, correct? Just noticed that the healing power of levity escaped my notice on the first read through.22/11/2016 #20 Deb HelfrichI don't understand the last clause of 8 - why change your power?
Why are 21, 22, 23 separate numbers not sub-sections? I know you have a reason, but it is obscure to me.
I find 5.3 attention-grabbing and worth some serious pondering but I wonder how it integrates with 34.1 and 34.3 and 34.5
I like what is going on in 38, except I think you can do better than the cliched last line
Curious about the similarities between 9 & 45 - It is a fabulous question, made me but, but, but, but and then I surrendered. (And will have to keep surrendering for quite some time) Anything to say about my persistence in wanting to say that imagining fears and attending to them as part of the planning process is useful in complex situations.
50 is light. Anything to say about what to do to ensure an open heart chakra?
Will be back after some integration.....22/11/2016 #18 Max Carter#15 The community as a whole yes is responsible. However having functionality that allows them to keep score falls on those who design the community .
No one intends to design a community that rewards abusive behavior.
However when those in the community who make behind the scenes agreements to make each other popular the community suffers for their greed to be satisfied.
I was approached at least once for this kind of thing in every social media community I have participated in.
It happens and then gets explained away as something innocent and someone such as myself gets called names like paranoid.
There is no way to police it and the culprits know this and know they do what they always do and say "It's not a click we just happens to all like the same stuff and tag each other on everything to make sure our numbers are high."
No one can prove otherwise and the lie holds and they continue to do what they can to make sure those they don't' like have their shit ignored or buried under other material.
I am an Empath and a Telepath which means I have read the energy of the totality of this site and the people I could single out by name for such activity.
How I study and environment is to mirror its totality based on what shows up in my feed. Its a honed skill I use for lectures as I mirror the entire audience to make sure I lower my level of conscious awareness appropriately to ensure then entire audience understands the words coming out of my mouth.
It's not normal however I still do it anyway. That takes a mastery of being an Empath Telepath and Medium using all skills simultaneously while it looks like I am just talking.22/11/2016 #15 Deb Helfrich#5 "The worst of all abuse is to ignore someone." I agree with the unfathomable interest in celebrity and your obvious meaning, but I also do want to point out the under-layer which is that those who chose to follow the crowd are ignoring their own soul. Which is exactly why they can be distracted so easily by shiny monetary things and superficial looks.
I do my best to look for souls and let them know they are being seen, but it is really a community function. Let me dive into the full text now...21/11/2016 #14 Max Carter#12 Here is how it reads now as I updated the piece.
37. Meditate daily.
37.1. Why not?
Meditation assists one in centering oneself and dealing with the stress of life. Meditation aids one in hearing the inner voice for guidance. Meditation sessions depending on intent set for session can aid one in many ways.
(The below was added in response to a comment on this piece. Thank you Ali Anani for the contribution.)
One who does not meditate will not find inner peace. In meditation one teaches oneself to develop and maintain this inner peace by listening to the inner voice as it guides.21/11/2016 #11 Max Carter#2 @Ali Anani what I added point 37 to address the issue you thankfully spotted and called out is the following.
One who does not meditate will not find inner peace. In meditation one teaches oneself to develop and maintain this inner peace by listening to the inner voice as it guides.
I think this closes that hole.
Would you agree or am I missing it?21/11/2016 #6 Ali Anani#5 What an eloquent response this is. In particular for me this part:
What got me to first take notice of the phenomenon from my last comment was when some people would argue something I said and then 3 days later a famous person said it and they acted like I had never said a word.
I noticed the same on social media. You write a buzz and somebody makes a comment or writes a buzz on your buzz. People mention mostly the new buzz and completely ignoring the original one. I find your reasoning very satisfactory.
- Producer19/11/2016The Hole in Dad's Libraryhttp://literaryphotographer.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/06/anonymous-bookshelf-2.jpg I am what I see, and what I’ve seen and where I’ve been. I am what you told me I am. But, mostly, I am what I have read. I cannot recite one sentence or stanza...
Comments19/11/2016 #1 Praveen Raj GullepalliYou are so right dear Charlie! All that we express is through the very words and phrases we have read and remembered! Maybe tweaked a little to suit the flow of emotion! And you are so darned right when you talk about that book or two that have an impression deep enough to shape the very fabric of character. Our mythological tales told by elders and depicted in comics as we grow up do the trick for us here in India! And the influence of western literature at the same time, compounded with a heavy dose of Tintin, Asterix, Marvel superheroes, Calvin n Hobbes, MAD, yes even the Hardy Boys, Blyton' s boys, Hitchcock's Three investigators, etc only add to the growing up grist and the multicultural twist. All said and done, it is reading that maketh the man do the best he can. ;) Great share!
- Producer16/11/2016Psychospirilosophy says "There are no Negative Emotions"In the midst of a discussion with Ali Anani on the following post Adaptations to Emotional Flooding I found we hit a topic I wanted to explore further. If you have never read Ali's work, I do for a good reason. He makes me think. Here's what I am...
Comments16/11/2016 #15 Max Carter#14 Harvey the reason people keep getting isolated is because of the word negative.
There has been such a push from pseudospiritulists to demand that you alone are responsible for you life and your emotions. This is bullshit. Yo have a responsibility to your life whoever all ones are connected and all ones are responsible for what happens to all ones.
Marketing and branding people use the emotions associated with pleasure to create an addiction as anything one can find pleasure in can become addictive
In fact it is a direct result of marking and branding techniques that we have found ourselves in this place where the very idea of not being happy and going along with everything makes one easy to ignore.
How many memes do we see talking about negative this or articles about how to avoid negative people or articles that listicles that are telling people how to diagnose their friends and family as negative and create their own isolation from anything negative in their life. All tarted marketing techniques to bolster few and blast many and has created an abusive society who doesn't even see the abuse they inflict because that would negative.
In that actual and factual there is no such thing as positive and negative emotions,and until the word choice change all that use it are setting themselves and the rest up for more of it. I can;t see how using the terminology when talking about emotion can do anything but cause abuse, the abuse it has been causing and will continue to cause until people stop doing it to each other and themselves as a result.
If you are going to have people to elevate you have to have people to degrade and using the emotional state is has become the great scapegoat as to why so many go ignored. .16/11/2016 #14 Harvey Lloyd#13 I agree, but in my context, i refer to our emotions and their impact on others. Experiencing emotions are a part of life and not negative. It's when we act negatively towards others because we are experiencing them that is the negative. My perspective is that all things human are within a social group. Take away the social group and our existence becomes, to some extent, moot.
I don't like the current trend of folks isolating others because they are experiencing emotions. These are natural reflections of our views of the current situation. I do find it interesting that folks can be compelled to align, give money and take risk with certain benevolent emotions. While other emotions are repulsed. Almost as if a diesese exists when we express anger, frustration or anxiety.
These styled discussions are the only way we can begin to understand how we have behaved our way into a very tight corner of condemnation of others.16/11/2016 #13 Max Carter#10 @ Harvey Lloyd Thank you and
I would have to state though that a negative emotion is when we attack another humans character as a result of our own emotional stance. Given the circumstances of the act, a character shot at each other is corrosive. Someone displaying a different position emotionally is asking for understanding, a person displaying character assassination is a different definition.
Here;s why I disagree. I would call it a negative action based on the choice to allow passion to drive the car right off a cliff. The results and what we choose to do in the emotional state can have a negative impact on our lives and others however the emotions itself isn't negative.16/11/2016 #11 Harvey LloydPart 1 The word negative could not exist without the opposite word, positive. A simple statement but has big implications when we consider our use of the word. When i look at negative emotions in the mirror, i would define them as emotions that inhibit me from experiencing life. Looking at others emotions would i not use the same definition? Someone else's emotions that inhibit me from experiencing life would be negative also, or would it?
I do believe we have become that selfish. When assembling with others to accomplish a goal or task there exists a comparison of emotions. This lays under the surface until someone displays what another would call a negative emotion. The emotion becomes a bacteria that grows within each member differently. None the less the comparison begins.16/11/2016 #10 Harvey LloydPart 2 Your view of looking through the eyes of another is appropriate here. When someone displays a negative emotion as defined by our own internal definition, two things should happen. Realize that the display is not necessarily following your definition and second a team member has seen something differently than you saw, take heed, seek to understand.
Emotions are Apps that are installed to assist us in our experience of life. Using technology as the metaphor here we can see that any App that absorbs all of our time and controls our inner thoughts robs us of the rich experiences of all the other Apps (emotions). This is a negative emotional state. It's not negative to me though. As a friend, it would be a call for help, not comparison or labeling.
I would have to state though that a negative emotion is when we attack another humans character as a result of our own emotional stance. Given the circumstances of the act, a character shot at each other is corrosive. Someone displaying a different position emotionally is asking for understanding, a person displaying character assassination is a different definition.
Thanks @Max Carter and @Ali Anani. A very interesting discussion.16/11/2016 #9 Max Carter#8 When great minds meet they travel to places the have yet to go as they push each other on to push the envelope further and further to find greater wisdom to share with those who just happen to watching all this.
Thank you as a Shaman born storytelling goes with the gig. Film is my passion and being a Shaman is just something I do.16/11/2016 #7 Max Carter#6 I dug it. It was good use of creating context with the acidic and alkaline metaphor to explain the character building process. I like the simplicity of which you were able to describe the complexity of character building with your example.
When a character does something out of context we call it bad film making or a trick of movie magic allows for the out of context story for this character to take place.
Alice takes the pill that begins the journey down the rabbit hole where here presence is totally out of context for the world she is now in.
Here's what's funny for me. The song Go ask Alice by Jefferson Airplane started playing on my shuffle as I was searching for a story to reference in this comment. . .
Now as my character as The Rock 'N' Roll Shaman music is a place I often go for guidance so it is within the context of my character for the synchronicity of the two events to line up to create this moment.
With out becoming who I am I could not very well have the same thing be within the context of my character.
This is where I start getting into the Cinematic view which I have written about here. https://thechurchofrocknroll.org/2016/07/22/the-law-of-reflection-and-the-cinematic-view/16/11/2016 #6 Ali Anani#5 @Max Carter- I am not complimenting you @Max Carter- I am stating a fact.
I loved this part of your comment "It's due to this we can miss context in black and white or misread it as we are not hearing the voice inflection or seeing the facial expression or hands waiving wildly about".I agree.
I is interesting that you are involved in storytelling. I wrote an e-book describing my nine different approaches of storytelling. One of them is reflected in my presentation storytelling, in which I provided a litmus paper-like approach toward storytelling. I believe you should find it provocative and challenging in view of your buzz here. This presentation has more than 42,000 view and more than 1200 downloads. I would be very interested to see how you react to it as it is very relevant to your buzz here. The link is:
http://www.slideshare.net/hudali15/visual-storytelling-3236637516/11/2016 #5 Max Carter#4 @Ali Anani You are far too kind in your compliments and I thank you.
I agree as the situation or context in which a word is being used changes it's metaphorical understanding and application greatly in some cases.
Context is everything in communication in every form The context is what drives the meaning and the reaction/response based on the contextual understanding of the concept being tied to the word in the moment f its use.
It's due to this we can miss context in black and white or misread it as we are not hearing the voice inflection or seeing the facial expression or hands waiving wildly about.
In the material I developed for the lecture series I am currently doing locally is teaching people storytelling and in story telling context is everything. I have spent 9 years off and on editing books and scripts for Pete Conrad and Suicidal Flower Productions and was in my early work in this area I really grew to understand how vital context is in life much less in the movies.
Everything we communicate is a telling a story.16/11/2016 #4 Ali AnaniThis is an amazing buzz @Max Carter- You make me think and rethink. I am honored that my buzz and the discussions inspired you with writing such a profound buzz. In fact, you too inspire me to write a buzz on same, but using a different approach. I shall do soon.
I read this buzz twice before responding and the following segments from your buzz caught my attention:
Psychologically speaking by saying some emotions are negative we will do anything we can to avoid them or someone experiencing them
A negative is a loss and the only loss that we truly experience is the loss of growth and learning when we ignore our emotions or other people because we use words such as Negative to describe the emotion and therefore the person.
During a recent visit to my dentist, he said that the new "artificial teeth" shall stick in my mouth by negative pressure. Here negative is doing a great job and very positively. I think the distortion comes from our attitudes to view negative as bad. Joy is great and positive; however excessive joy is harmful and becomes harmful. It is our attitudes that we may think we may have joy without having pain or that joy is always a good thing regardless of its quality and quantity. Sometimes we need to say the positive pole and negative pole of a battery. The positive pole alone or the negative pole alone shall not make the battery work. It is the presence of both that we may have a working battery. You ignited the battery of my mind, Max.
- Producer15/11/2016The New Vulcan“Against logic there is no armor like ignorance.” Laurence J. Peter Everyone’s going to hate this post but I’m going to write it anyway. In the popular science fiction space sagas of Star Trek, there’s a race of people steeped in logic called...
Comments16/11/2016 #6 Franci Eugenia HoffmanTimely buzz, Phillip. Life is beautiful and yet challenging. But the no one said life is a bowl of cherries, and if they did who would believe it. My husband and I were chatting with a nice young man, while grocery shopping today, and he said he hopes he lives to be our age. He was in his twenties and we are in our sixties and seventies. It seemed sad he felt that way. Our species may be far from ideal, as you stated, but what is the ideal species?15/11/2016 #4 Gerald HechtI have a cousin who used to live near a plant that made huge vulcanized rubber tires for "monster construction machines"...nothing sounded, smelled, or felt logical until you got about 10 miles away...sulphur exposure is my best guess--but that was a long time ago... I think; maybe not. I don't know15/11/2016 #3 Gerald HechtWell--take the "climate situation" for example --some people see the atmosphere as "Kant-full" and some see it as "Hume-empty" or even the inverse (symmetrically)...certainly you have provided much fuel (which may or may not have substance) for thought (which may or may not have a priori constraints); we should do well to consider our collective futures (if such a thing is real)...we certainly should give it a spin, IMO.15/11/2016 #1 Paul Frank GilbertTruth. Our truth. My truth. Your truth. As long as we remember that a "well intentioned" truth is only our best knowledge at this time. The history of humankind is based in part on our truths and the sometime deliberate lies they are/were ... or simply the failing of we humans to understand and know enough to actually see the truth. Flat Earth, Earth is the Center of the universe, spontaneous generation, static universe ... on and on. Truth. We use it as a crutch ... we use it to be steadfast in our beliefs ... we use it to be ignorant. Luckily we have been blessed by those who challenge the truth and work to dig deeper ... to understand more. Logic and reason ... I like the idea ... but when humans are not logical and do not always reason ... using those tools to solve problems sometimes cause more problems. Truth says that people are imperfect. That, I believe is an absolute truth. In order to interact successfully with society you must balance logic and reason with humanity and even the reality of perception as a "truth" The question I find important about change and our approach to it is ... "Are we manipulating people or are we influencing them?" Because even the right idea (truth) can be lost in the wrong presentation. What is important for us to move forward? Absolute truth or ... merely humans agreeing on what is the truth? Always insightful ... always worth the read! Thanks!
- Producer14/11/2016About Writing About WritingWHEREIN THE AUTHOR LOOKS AT THE GROWING WRITER'S COMMUNITY ON BEBEE AND ASKS WHY SO MANY SEEM COMPELLED TO TELL OTHERS HOW TO WRITE...Preface: Between the time I started writing this post and the time I finished it, Alexa Steele published "How...
Comments30/11/2016 #103 Gerald Hecht#102 @Phil Friedman Similar story on this end (with the obligatory --yet true "smartass component")...From Ukraine --Original was Shupack or something --but "the ole' great grandfather" wrote Bolshevik Propaganda Pamphlets (his day jobs were running a small brewery and playing the violin [no documentation of whether he ever did so on a roof or not] --he chose the pen name "Hecht"...because he was told it was German for "shark"...unfortunately, it was some other kind of fish)...he lived long enough to receive a "consolation prize" ...in WWII the Germans developed a secret submarine (it had the same level of "prestige" as the V2 Rocket, and the Messerschmidt 163 Komet"! The Submarine was called "The Hecht"; it was supposed to be like a U-Boat on Steroids...remember: "I before E when following R."30/11/2016 #102 Phil Friedman#101 Gerry, "Friedman" is a common name among U.S. Jews because it was easy to pronounce and spell, and so was a favorite among Ellis Island immigration officials -- who "assigned" it when they could not pronounce or spell a surname of an immigrant from Eastern Europe. I am sure that my paternal grandfather originall had a different Romanian surname. Cheers!30/11/2016 #101 Gerald Hecht#100 @Milos Djukic Tom Friedman is a very astute observer of geopolitical epiphenomena; and has a gift --the ability to make the information accessible; even enjoyable --it also seems that he has the ability to extend the shelf-life of a thought provoking post by @Phil Friedman --I believe that perhaps I should receive some credit for being the first person to make that observation available in writing. There are some, on the other hand, who would say that my penchant for making statements such as the one in the preceding phrase --are symptomatic of a need to "stir things up" just to see what may happen next. The reality is there is actual relevance to the topic and two principals with a common last name...21/11/2016 #93 Gerald Hecht#86 @Randy Keho okay; I'll stop. I also apologize.--I meant no harm; I was trying to participate...which (I should have learned by now) only alienates people...people who are pretty much my only friends...anyway...okay...maybe someday I'll learn how ...never mind. Take care Randy20/11/2016 #92 Phil Friedman#91 Praveen, thank you for reading and commenting with such care. I agree that there is a place for everyone on beBee. And that, when it comes to writing, there is a myriad of motivations and many different levels of competency. But I also believe that those who give tips for writing better (which I don't generally do) do not mean to restrict anyone from writing and publishing on beBee. I believe they are genuinely trying to be helpful. And all I am saying is that if one wants to learn to write better, the best way to do so is to read those writers who are very good at it. Cheers!20/11/2016 #91 Praveen Raj GullepalliDear Phil and friends, no denying that buzzes on how to write are a dime a dozen these days on the web. beBee is no exception. On beBee, I have noticed writers (of all kinds and levels of competence), some rocking, some just trying to communicate and say something. In their own trained or untrained, expert or hesitant, cool or gettin-there kinda way. A clear and lucid piece of communication is understood by even a novice at writing. And they do learn a lot from it. It is truly exciting to see folks trying to write (focusing more on the thought than expression at times), writing some great stuff, and also sharing stuff with passion. There are styles and there are purposes behind how and why something is written. Not everyone is competing here. Some are just trying to communicate. Unlike other social platforms on the web, the key point on beBee is the corollary to produce honey. We should be thankful that folks are not shying away from beBee because of that clause. (However optional). We should be happy that folks take time out to join, engage, read, comment and participate in the discussions. Just like in real life, there is something in here for everyone. There are degrees of performance and delivery, acknowledgment and acceptance. And there are discerning audiences willing to teach and to learn. I hope I am not way off the mark if I believe that the best way to engage here is to continue to produce honey according to one's ability, availability and experience, encourage those who dare to express and communicate, go offline and mentor, build personal brands and connections...and grow. Cheerio!20/11/2016 #90 Phil Friedman#88 #89 Thank you, Irene and Tony, for reading and commenting. I am sure there are other writers which other readers would add to the list --- or to their lists --- but the real point is, as I am sure you see, that there is a very strong community of writers growing here on beBee. Cheers!17/11/2016 #87 Mark Anthony@Phil Friedman That makes sense. I guess it was your comments coupled with Roberts regarding saturation and so on that got me thinking. Yes, I love the idea of "letting the audience decide" Particularly if it is genuine, no algorithms and from the heart real stuff. @Gerald Hecht it a bit like the "look for the similarities not the differences" thingie I believe.17/11/2016 #84 Gerald Hecht#80 @Mark Anthony of course the assumption that there is one and only one answer regarding the relationship between these things; but that, of course creates a state of mind that is troubled --it is constantly worried about building the relationship "incorrectly". Ultimately, "success" is a collective group of readers, who despite differering tremendously --whose characteristics are so varied --no market forces, editors, distributors, or algorithms can seem to account for the bond between what the writer created and the huge, diverse readership collective who meet the creation...it seems so inexplicable that marketers, algorithm writers, publishers, "actuarial/sales projection types"...all...all are at a loss. It's "Melville's shock of recognition thingie" that still baffles all but those who, with great peace of mind, can easily see the mutually desired relationship --the underlying dynamic; which requires no one form or formula or format.
- Producer11/11/2016It's Not What You ThinkWhat is the value of life? What is the value of belief? Does value exist only in misguided and arrogant ideology giving right and rise to power over others? Regardless of the justification it is the worst of values to believe that one person...
Comments11/11/2016 #1 Jared WieseDARN good food for thought!
I'd suggest a discussion on values vs. PRINCIPLES:
“Correct principles are like compasses: they are always pointing the way. And if we know how to read them, we won’t get lost, confused, or fooled by conflicting voices and values.
Principles are self-evident, self-validating natural laws. They don’t change or shift. They provide ‘true north’ direction to our lives when navigating the ‘streams’ of our environments.
Principles apply at all time in all places. They surface in the form of values, ideas, norms, and teachings that uplift, ennoble, fulfill, empower, and inspire people. The lesson of history is that to the degree people and civilizations have operated in harmony with correct principles, they have prospered.”
“Principles, unlike values, are objective and external. They operate in obedience to natural laws, regardless of conditions. Values are subjective and internal. Values are like maps. Maps are not the territories; they are only subjective attempts to describe or represent the territory. The more closely our values or maps are aligned with correct principles—with the realities of the territory, with things as they really are—the more accurate and useful they will be.”
—Stephen R. Covey
- 07/11/2016Protection through Right Action Part 12thechurchofrocknroll.org Set the intent to be the individual living form of love that is the core of ones being. The free will to be the individual one was born to be is one’s power. This power is the ultimate power in...
- 04/11/2016Protection through Right Action Part 11thechurchofrocknroll.org Speak well to live well. True Majick lies in every word one speaks that is one’s ever weaving spell that creates ones path and adds to the shared reality. Talk mad shit and deal with mad shit What...
- 03/11/2016Protection through Right Action Part 10thechurchofrocknroll.org Never be afraid to share your observation however offer no judgment. Another view often provides clarity to confusion. One is hearing both sides while both sides are trying to be heard. Offering...
- 02/11/2016The next part in the series excursively at The Church of Rock 'N' Roll.org home to your friendly neighborhood Rock Shaman.Protection through Right Action Part 9thechurchofrocknroll.org Spend a lot of time outside. Why not? A walk in the grass barefoot can do much. Sitting by a creek or a lake or river or on the beach for a while can do much. A walk in the woods through or a...
- 01/11/2016I will be posting the rest of this series on The Church of Rock 'N' Roll.org exclusively.Protection through Right Action Part 8thechurchofrocknroll.org Seek the intent behind the words and actions to better understand words and actions. At times understanding the intent behind words and actions that cause harm can lead to healing. At times...
- Producer01/11/2016Simplicity “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” Leonardo da Vinci This chapter isn’t about “simple” as it relates to our technologies, mechanisms or processes in the physical world. We should embrace the complexities of technological...
Comments02/11/2016 #2 Lisa Gallagher@Deb Helfrich took the exact sentence of yours I was about to copy/paste. That spoke volumes about simplicity without expectations. People who do things because it's right, not because it makes THEM look good are the role models I adore. I too, wish our entire world operated on this premise. I see it as a form of punishment and yes, exposing people like that for political gains. What's even sadder, children are the innocent victims many times.02/11/2016 #1 Deb Helfrich"Real simplicity is about looking at a problem with an eye towards solving it without consideration of who benefits, ancillary to those afflicted by the problem. It is about defining the problem without the hype. It is about cutting out the people who have a vested interest in either the success or the failure"
I want to live in the world that does this. I'd be glad to assist anyone looking for new answers.
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- Producer27/10/2016Think Positively About StressAre you worried that your high stress level is bad for your performance, your relationships, and your health? It turns out that believing stress has a negative impact might be the worst part. New studies show that your mindset is the most important...
- 26/10/2016The Movie Whore Number all time favorite film Star Trek: The Motion Picturethemoviewhoreresurrected.wordpress.com Here’s why. In my mind even as a child to me science fiction was about exploring the possibilities of who we could become if we got our shit together and evolved in our thinking. This is why...
Comments27/10/2016 #9 Max Carter#8 if you really cared more about me than yourself you would have asked questions as tro why use such a name instead of making it all about you and your distaste for it;.
At what point did it even cross your mind to comment about the ideas expressed in the piece if ever?
What I am getting here is that your comment was a selfish act to make yourself heard because you don't like the word whore.
You don't care that there are people in the film industry who actually love the name and it is the name that made them take notice and want to know more about me.
Instead you are more concerned with your own feeling about having to see a word and making sure we all know it.
How is this grown up mature behavior?
Please remember I do have background in behavioral psychology and do choose my words very carefully.27/10/2016 #6 Charles David UpchurchRather than argue, I will quote my original comment, then point out a couple of things that you seem to have missed.
"The article was okay, @Max Carter, but I could not tell who it was that wrote it. I see someone using the moniker of TMW, but I really don't like the term "whore" because it either refers to selling oneself or, just as bad, selling one's integrity. That's just me, Max, and nothing against you, personally."
If "I could not tell who it was that wrote it, how could any part of my comment on your article be a personal attack? Besides, "the article was okay" is not exactly a scathing criticism.
When I wrote that "I really don't like the term "whore" because it either refers to selling oneself or, just as bad, selling one's integrity"... i totally owned my point of view. "That's just me."
I did not judge or disapprove of you. I simply stated that I disliked the use of the word "whore, and I explained why. It was totally your own choice to identify yourself as the person who used that word.27/10/2016 #5 Max Carter#4 What's the point of giving feedback if you do not intend it to be personal?
Saying "I don't mean this personally" is saying "I know this is extremely judgmental of me to say but I am going to say it anyway."
Or to i didn't tale it at all because you had no idea what you were giving feedback on or who you were giving it too or the history behind the name The Movie Whore.
Instead of probing you judged and made it known how you felt about it as if somehow that would have any relevance to me or anyone else.
Everything about your comment was personal and please feel free to this critique and feedback personally as it is intended to be because of we never take it personally we never grow or make changes within to keep ourselves from doing things that find us in embarrassing situations such as this.
As a Shaman I am always happy to provide and insightful educational moment.
Really what it comes down to is why was it so important to you personally to even make the comment to begin with?
That's where growth happens in asking why.and then being honest in answering the question not for image sake but for the sake of personal growth.26/10/2016 #1 Charles David UpchurchThe article was okay, @Max Carter, but I could not tell who it was that wrote it. I see someone using the moniker of TMW, but I really don't like the term "whore" because it either refers to selling oneself or, just as bad, selling one's integrity. That's just me, Max, and nothing against you, personally.
- Producer24/10/2016How Daily Questions Create a Quality LifeThis post shows you how the right questions can create a quality life - in as little as six questions and six minutes a day! Could it be that easy? Read this post, try it out for 3 days, and tell me the results! I discuss the importance of...
Comments26/11/2016 #22 Jared Wiese#21 I can see you are, Lisa!
No worries even on the morning reflection. The key is to go easy on yourself, but do your best to make it a habit first thing - as taking care of yourself first, so you can help others second. A bit dismal, but think of the airplane oxygen mask :O ;)08/11/2016 #19 Jared WiesePlan your week. Weekly organizing gives you the freedom and the flexibility to handle unanticipated events, to shift appointments if you need to, to savor relationships and interactions with others, and to deeply enjoy spontaneous experiences.
Habit 3: Put First Things First
:Shared from the Living the 7 Habits app:01/11/2016 #18 Jared Wiese#17 I totally understand, Dawn. I recently went to a talk about habits and one of the best takeaways was to be compassionate with yourself! Do what you can. Small steps.
We all struggle at various times. I've heard of it described like a waves - many highs and many lows. It will get better!
You might also check out The Miracle Morning (https://www.bebee.com/group/themiraclemorning) hive's articles. The idea there is to make more time, first thing in the morning, and do as many of the following as possible: silence/meditation, affirmations, visualizations, exercise, reading and journaling.01/11/2016 #17 Dawn KieranI am definitely in need of trying this out for myself. Or parts of it. I want to slowly start and try all of this but, I feel I need to start slow I have not been focusing in the right areas of my life for some time. I actually put a story of my own up today but it doesn't show how stressed I am or how I feel I am floating right now. Thank you for pointing me in this direction.30/10/2016 #16 Brian McKenzieI am going to have to wade into this slowly, everytime I make long term "happiness" goals - they explode, so I only plan my life one year, one country, one little war at a time. I am looking for more than the next ginned up war and countryside genocide for gratitude, but it is consistently the only thing people pay me for, dead bodies ~ nearly my only viable commody or skill. Yee-ha 8?/30/10/2016 #14 Jared WieseHello all,
I felt my article needed to evolve a bit more, so I added the following:
- more on on Benjamin Franklin's routines
- a section on The Magic and Value of Questions (Goldsmith)
- how to get the Goldsmith's 32 questions (see Want All 32 Questions?!)
- why the 32 might help (although, like you, I'm thinking it is probably overkill ;)
- WHY each of the questions is important (see Here are the morning questions and their reasoning) - especially the Gratitude one
- an Example Template with brief prompts
- a little more on motivation from the likes of Robbins and Oprah
- A lot more on Making the Routine a Habit
Enjoy! Now, GO make this a habit :)24/10/2016 #11 Jared Wiese#10 Oh Boy, DO I :)
See page 12 of http://sourcesofinsight.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/GettingStartedWithGettingResults.pdf:
' Do This Now …
Ask yourself, the following question:
“What are three wins I want today?”
… and write your answers down on paper.
Simply by taking this action step, you’re doing Getting Results
the Agile Way. '
Please check out The Miracle Morning book and hive for inspiration on everything you just mentioned, "not an early riser by nature so waking up a little bit earlier to write, exercise, mediate, etc...is a bit hard for me to maintain".
- Producer22/10/2016Living Under the Bridge of Writershttp://4.bp.blogspot.com/-TfIvEFsLJtg/URhOm3w4mpI/AAAAAAAALmg/22LjY7hoJ80/s1600/troll1.jpg I am a writer, but I don’t do it for a living. In any walk of life there are Haves and Have-nots. The talented among us have no problem paying the bills. The...
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Philosophy is the study of general and fundamental problems concerning matters such as existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind, and language. The term was probably coined by Pythagoras (570 – 495 BC). Philosophical methods include questioning, critical discussion, rational argument and systematic presentation.