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A hive where we can discuss issues faced by all of us. Ideas for discussion are guns, drugs, divorce, death, work, health and any topic that affects us regardless of race, sex, or status.
  1. Terry Maiers

    Terry Maiers

    So, if everyone gets fired for leaking and there is only Trump and Scaramucci left, can they handle everything required to run the government?
    Terry Maiers
    Trump message chief warns leakers: ‘I’m going to fire everybody’
    www.yahoo.com Newly minted White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci warned suspected leakers on Tuesday that they must stop spilling Trump administration secrets or risk being...
  2. Vincenzo De Florio
    #Comics can be #Culture Vincenzo De Florio
  3. Terry Maiers

    Terry Maiers

    How can it be legal for a campaign fund to pay for the legal fees of someone other than the candidate?
    Terry Maiers
    Trump re-election campaign doubles spending on legal fees
  4. Terry Maiers

    Terry Maiers

    The part of the population that would really make a difference in any election is not a measly 6 million voters, but the 70% (154,000,000) of eligible voters that did not vote.
    Terry Maiers
    Millions of American adults are not allowed to vote — and they could change history
    www.yahoo.com An estimated 6.1 million American adults were not allowed to vote in the 2016 election...
  5. Terry Maiers

    Terry Maiers

    So, how many other government employees or appointees will it take before Congress takes action against all of the violations of law on the part of Mr. Trump?
    Terry Maiers
    Government ethics director who prodded Trump resigns
    www.yahoo.com WASHINGTON (AP) — The government ethics director who prodded President Donald Trump's administration over conflicts of interest is resigning to take a new...
  6. ProducerAlyssa Abonales

    Alyssa Abonales

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  7. ProducerAlyssa Abonales

    Alyssa Abonales

    Effects of Fake News on Society
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  8. Terry Maiers

    Terry Maiers

    So, if Trump fires the Special Prosecutor, how many decent people in the government will decide to retire or resign? If that happens will he then declare martial law and try and nationalize all local law enforcement officers? Will there be national guard and regular duty military in the streets? Is this the prelude to the declaration of a new "Russian" style nation where voting means almost absolutely nothing at all?
    Terry Maiers
    Trump 'wants to take down' Mueller: Top House Democrat
    abcnews.go.com The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee said President Trump wants to "take down" special counsel Robert Mueller who is conducting the investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible ties to Trump...


    Terry Maiers
    22/06/2017 #4 Terry Maiers
    #3 Another good question... Sometimes I think that there are too many. Maybe we should have laws like the one in Back to the Future! In that movie all lawyers had been outlawed!
    Nicole Chardenet
    20/06/2017 #3 Nicole Chardenet
    #2 Dunno. How many lawyers are there in America?
    Terry Maiers
    20/06/2017 #2 Terry Maiers
    #1 Good question, Nicole! When does it end?
    Nicole Chardenet
    20/06/2017 #1 Nicole Chardenet
    ...And what's he going to do about the next one appointed to take Mueller's place? And the next one? And the next one? And the next one?...
  9. Terry Maiers

    Terry Maiers

    Why would someone who is innocent need to hire an attorney???
    Terry Maiers
    Donald Trump's personal lawyer hires his own lawyer amid Russia investigation
    www.yahoo.com As the federal probe into possible collusion with Russia expands and members of the White House staff rush to get legal representation, it has emerged that Donald Trump’s personal lawyer has felt the need to retain his own attorney. NBC reporter...


    Nick Mlatchkov
    18/06/2017 #1 Anonymous
    Cause the games they play against the President are extremely dirty ...
  10. Joyce Redlon

    Joyce Redlon

    The Obama Administration Conducted Illegal Searches on Americans
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  11. ProducerTapan Ghosh

    Tapan Ghosh

    Rapists At Large
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    Tapan Ghosh
    30/05/2017 #2 Tapan Ghosh
    #1 Thank you @debasish Majumder. You may visit my website: http://tapanghosh.com
  12. Terry Maiers

    Terry Maiers

    News flash... The only "deep state" is the United States of America is.... The Rule of Law and the Constitution of the United States of America. You cannot do whatever you want even if you are the president in violation of those laws. This is not Russia!!!
    Terry Maiers
    White House officials 'convinced they may be victims of deep state conspiracy'
    www.yahoo.com Top White House aides – including Mr Trump’s trusted adviser Steve Bannon – are increasingly worried that the so-called “deep state” is conspiring to bring the presidency down, sources tell Politico. In the weeks after Mr Trump dismissed former FBI...


    Kevin Douglas Berg
    30/05/2017 #1 Kevin Douglas Berg
    Nope, the Deep State is the former #Obama Administration bypassing FISA and illegally wiretapping anyone they wanted to. Not only that but allowing it to be shared with the multitude of agencies as his last executive order. They should all be tried, Hillary, Obama, Lynch, Clapper, etc for high crimes and misdemeanors. Fast and Furious, Benghazi, IRS, Server Gate, Running Guns To ISIS, attempt to throw Isreali Campaign utilizing our money to do so, Wiretaps on Americans, Keep Your Doctor, Budget Slush fund Stimuli Programs that benefitted no-one. The crimes that the past Administration are endless and down an infinite depth rat hole. Seth Rich, the PD That was just killed on the Beach, Presidential Election 2016 Tampering by DHS in Ga and others states that we do not know of. DEEP STATE CONSPIRACY IS THE TRUTH - ANYTHING #Obumma was involved in and continues.
  13. Terry Maiers

    Terry Maiers

    News flash!!!

    Every human being who participates in the act of sexual relations are homo sexual.

    Homo - any of a genus (Homo) of hominids that includes modern humans

    Sexual - of, relating to, or associated with sex or the sexes

    So why is there such a problem with men that like men or women that like women they are human and they have sex!!!
    Terry Maiers
    Definition of HOMO
    www.merriam-webster.com any of a genus (Homo) of hominids that includes modern humans (H. sapiens) and several extinct related species (such as H. erectus and H. habilis) See the full...
  14. ProducerWhitney Raver

    Whitney Raver

    I Quit High School to Focus On My Business. Here's What I Learned.
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    Eeva Maria Al-Khazaali
    24/07/2017 #11 Eeva Maria Al-Khazaali
    #10 interesting question. Offering my second book around publishing houses, preparing my debut movie (and the preview for the winter) and maybe getting back to some school for digital marketing. I am also performing poetry sometimes, and write occasionally to magazines, whilst blogging and learning photography on the side. Thanks for asking!
    Whitney Raver
    23/07/2017 #10 Whitney Raver
    #9 What do you do now?
    Eeva Maria Al-Khazaali
    23/07/2017 #9 Eeva Maria Al-Khazaali
    I dropped out of Uni. to make it big in poetry. :D I've never regretted anything as much.
    Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    23/07/2017 #7 Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    @Whitney Raver, this is excellent. So many good points. Welcome to beBee!
    Ian Weinberg
    23/07/2017 #6 Ian Weinberg
    A great value contribution. Thanks for sharing and inspiring. Thanks @Phil Friedman for bringing this post to deserved attention.
    Phil Friedman
    23/07/2017 #5 Phil Friedman
    @Whitney Raver, this piece deserves a lot more attention than it appears to be receiving -- because contrary to what the title suggests, it is NOT the low ramblings of a drop-out Millennial trying to justify a life being semi-unemployed, but the chronicles of a determined achiever. Sharing this and hoping more will take the time to read what genuine inspiration is. Cheers!
    Harley King
    23/07/2017 #4 Harley King
    An inspiring story filled with wisdom, Whitney! Thanks for sharing.
    ☘️Don Philpott
    07/05/2017 #3 ☘️Don Philpott
    "Instead of faking (don't ever fake anything, it's deceitful) just learn on the fly" - like-able line, nice!
    Donna Wood
    07/05/2017 #1 Donna Wood
    What an incredible and inspiring story built on truth! Whitney, this is the stuff that brings out the best in people! Sharing! Others must read this!
  15. Renee Iseli - Smits
    Renee Iseli - Smits
    Social Media
    hardofhearingweb.wordpress.com August 11th, 2015 Source: Author: geralt For many hearing impaired people, social medial is a an important way of communicating. It is easier to maintain friendships, communicate rapidly, and stay...
    Never had a reason to shout, but my ears are ringing ,,, WILLIAM C. BALLARD II
  17. Joyce Redlon

    Joyce Redlon

    Joyce Redlon
    What Process Did Immigrants Go Through When They Arrived at Ellis Island in the Late 1800s? | Synonym
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  18. Renee Iseli - Smits
    Renee Iseli - Smits
    Whispering in the Ears
    hardofhearingweb.wordpress.com August 10th, 2015 Quelle: Author: Piano Keys by Vera Kratochvil Sometimes I do not envy others their jobs. I was vacationing with my husband and his family over the last few days. There was a...
    Six hundred and Sixty Six Reasons
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  20. Renee Iseli - Smits
    Renee Iseli - Smits
    hardofhearingweb.wordpress.com August 4th, 2015 Quelle: Author: Tonny Watanebe Voices are as different as the people they belong to. My voice belongs to me and I can use it to express what I want, and how I want it. If I am...
  21. ProducerPamela 🐝 Williams
    Where Have You Been?
    Where Have You Been? Over the last couple of weeks I have heard that question in my head. I’m not hearing voices but my sometimes overactive imagination could hear my fellow Bees asking me why my presence on beBee has been infrequent of late. It had nothing...


    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    19/06/2017 #58 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    #57 Hi Martin, yes it's been months, I could make excuses but quite frankly, it's all been a head journey. If I can thank the buffoon in DC for one thing it's that it has opened my eyes, made me question my own life. I'm actually doing very very well but thank you for checking in!
    Martin Wright
    14/06/2017 #57 Martin Wright
    Pamela, its been months , where have ypu been and are ypu alright?
    Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    27/02/2017 #56 Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    #55 Thank you for your update to my question.
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    27/02/2017 #55 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    #54 Preston, I understand your confusion. It was originally supposed to be a march about women's issues, but with the political roller coaster that is occurring and the numerous policy issues that were dividing the country the women's march became much much more. In our own march the name was officially changed to the Human Rights, Justice, & Equality March. The originators of the march in DC followed this same train of thought as I understand from the speech one of the organizers gave. It's because all these issues are women's issues. LGBT rights are women's issues, equality, immigration, justice; they are all women's issues, so they came together. I'm sorry those in St Louis had disagreements because it was supposed to be inclusive and tolerant; that was the whole point. Otherwise there wouldn't have been men marching right beside us! Fathers carrying their young daughters on their shoulders with signs that read; I march for my little girl. Or Christian mother's marching beside their gay sons and daughters with signs that read; equality includes everyone or God loves my gay son too (yes I saw these signs). It was a moving day Preston and one I will never forget.
    Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    27/02/2017 #54 Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    I think it was the same weekend in St. Louis that there was a women march. I was working at an Autoshow. There were a lot of supporters and I was very happy for everyone marching and peacefully using their First Amendment Rights. What I didn't like was at the women march in St. Louis was there was no common theme. Even on the Metro Train, even though women were wearing the same shirts, they were all marching for different causes. One group next to me was pro-life trying to support Trump, one group of women was talking about equal rights but wouldn't speak on which rights of women needed to be solved, the next group was only their to try to bring back Hillary, a fourth group was marching for Men who want to act like women to have the rights of women, then I saw another group protesting the national security issues. I watch about ten minutes of the women getting together, yet their was a lot are disagreement among the groups. Certain women said they other women where not allowed to be at this march. So, What was the main theme of this march?
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    31/01/2017 #53 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Thought-provoking post @Pamela 🐝 Williams. Here's one of my poems...enjoy it!

    Worldly Disputes

    By the uses of faith and reason
    let men judge their plain folly
    There’s nothing in worldly disputes
    but flaws of untruth, precepts of idiocy
    And, more trouble in the periods of existence
    that pays regard to mistaken subjects
    Lo! its an outbreak of idle deeds
    which oft shadows common sense.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    31/01/2017 #52 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    I'm working on organizing, not "I"
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    31/01/2017 #51 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    This needs more traffic, one of the most important topics affecting not only the US but the globe right now. I working on organizing. My daughter in law is attending a March in Denver this week for Muslims.
    Suzanne Dwillies-Khan, Pharmacist and Musician
    29/01/2017 #50 Suzanne Dwillies-Khan, Pharmacist and Musician
    Thank-you for sharing and posting :)
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    29/01/2017 #49 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    #48 Thank you for the kind compliment Franci and for reading my post.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    29/01/2017 #48 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    Well written piece and thank you for voicing your opinions, Pam. I am glad you are feeling better.
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    29/01/2017 #47 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    #43 Oops, accidentally deleted my reply:

    What is coming out is that the efforts to put him into the wh began in prior to 2010, and then Congress became GOP dominant. They used the media and the Tea Party to feed into the people's frustrations and turn it into irrational anger. You hear this negativity every day for 6 years and it seeps into your pores. They laid their groundwork well and that is why he felt confident in making that statement, even though I think it shook a few people in the party.
    The thing about such a campaign is they know it will be easy to punch holes in that dam and that is the reason for the drastic measures they are taking now, and the campaign to clamp down on the media. If they can turn this country into a military state quickly then we may see the largest 'democracy' fall. I don't think they were counting on The Resistance and so they are getting careless...They made a huge mistake; that the American people would stay gullible. They are losing support daily and the pressure is being put on the rest of the party. If they don't get the 'control' they are aiming for by mid-term elections they know they will have lost the war...It will be the next 22 months that will speak volumes. IMHO
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    29/01/2017 #45 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    #44 And/or mid-term elections and we clean out Congress!
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    29/01/2017 #44 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Only 207 more weeks to go - unless their is an impeachment or an insurrection.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    29/01/2017 #43 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #6 Trump did not just slip through he boasted vocally that he was slipping through. One of his campaign boasts was that if he had shot someone in the street, his supporters would still vote for him. http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/gop-primaries/266809-trump-i-could-shoot-people-in-streets-and-not-lose-support
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    29/01/2017 #42 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    #29 @Pamela 🐝 Williams - that is a crucial topic for discussion. The knee-jerk, bullying sentiment that 'if you don't love the US as it is right now, you are a communist' that aims to silence clear, rational discussions by making someone feel "wrong".

    That specific tendency - the extreme polarization of any idea or opinion - is exactly part of the malaise that has changed us from a country of messy, flawed, but essential tolerance to one of intolerance in around 3 or 4 decades.

    The communism trope is simply deployed to stop someone from continuing the initial point they were making.

    We need clarity so profoundly right now. That is the way forward.
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    29/01/2017 #41 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    #35 I wish it worked that way after they become leaders. But I've not seen such a leader for the people in my life so far 🤐🙁😟😟😟

    @Pamela 🐝 Williams That's lovely to know about Greensboro I feel more closer to them now and I wish you guys all the best. Praying for the best 😘
    Jared 🐝 Wiese
    29/01/2017 #39 Jared 🐝 Wiese
    #32 Why do people vote against their own interests?!
    Jared 🐝 Wiese
    29/01/2017 #38 Jared 🐝 Wiese
    "I've realized that our community is a global community". Perhaps it's more than just our community...
  22. Renee Iseli - Smits
    Renee Iseli - Smits
    hardofhearingweb.wordpress.com August 1st, 2015 Source: Author: 99pixel Even though I am usually a sweet, calm, and rational person, my blood can still boil over sometimes. The reason is the sheer endless bureaucracy that you...
  23. Vivian Chapman

    Vivian Chapman

    Vivian Chapman
    Working hard this holiday?
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  24. ProducerHarvey Lloyd

    Harvey Lloyd

    Challenging Today's Social Norms
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    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
    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.
    Harvey Lloyd
    14/12/2016 #20 Harvey Lloyd
    #15 In most cases looking for the right question is more important than the answer. Your questions inspire deep thought.
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