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- 17/02/2017Whispering in the Earshardofhearingweb.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...
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- 05/02/2017Voiceshardofhearingweb.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...
- Producer29/01/2017Where 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...
Comments31/01/2017 #53 Mohammed A. JawadThought-provoking post @Pamela 🐝 Williams. Here's one of my poems...enjoy it!
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.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. IMHO29/01/2017 #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-support29/01/2017 #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.29/01/2017 #41 🐝 Fatima 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 😘29/01/2017 #40 Jared Wiese, 🐝 adding VALUE & RESULTSSeth Godin: The tribes we lead
https://www.ted.com/talks/seth_godin_on_the_tribes_we_lead/transcript?language=en29/01/2017 #39 Jared Wiese, 🐝 adding VALUE & RESULTS#32 Why do people vote against their own interests?!
https://www.google.com/search?q=people+vote+against+own+interests29/01/2017 #37 Jared Wiese, 🐝 adding VALUE & RESULTS#27
"I don't expect everyone to agree and I'm sure there will be opponents but THAT is what makes a democracy; the right to disagree. As long as they are logical, supported arguments they are welcome to state their opinions on my posts and I reserved the right to ignore them :-)"
Here, HERE!!!29/01/2017 #36 Jared Wiese, 🐝 adding VALUE & RESULTS#20 How To Spark A Movement
http://www.forbes.com/sites/marketshare/2013/04/19/how-to-spark-a-movement/#65facad0644829/01/2017 #33 Pamela 🐝 Williams#3 The GOP is pulling 'just inside the law' tricks all over the country. I want to know the lawyers, lobbyists, and consultants that are behind some of these actions, because we all know that politicians aren't smart enough to think of this on their own. Someone else is actually writing up this stuff. Do you think DT could actually think up some of this crap? He just doesn't have the intelligence. There I said it.
- 21/12/2016Bureaucracyhardofhearingweb.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...
- 15/12/2016Working hard this holiday?www.linkedin.com Throughout the last year I have read a lot of articles and post that have as a main idea that hard works pays off. They encourage us to stay focused on our project or task and even learn a new...
- Producer14/12/2016Challenging Today's Social NormsWe look up at clouds everyday and they are just part of the landscape view. If we can look at their processes and see their cycles we can see social networking and its strengths. Cloud formation and the benefits it brings require a specific set of...
Comments16/12/2016 #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.16/12/2016 #38 debasish majumderyes, 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.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.16/12/2016 #36 Ali Anani#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.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 Anani16/12/2016 #34 Ali AnaniAsking 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.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 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.15/12/2016 #31 Harvey Lloyd#28 @Deb🐝 Lange 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.15/12/2016 #30 Ali Anani#28 @Deb🐝 Lange (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 said15/12/2016 #28 Deb🐝 LangeI 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.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.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.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.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.
- 15/11/2016"this environment imposes a new political requirement on those of us who take voting seriously: a capacity for thoughtful, enlightened forgiveness"The Forgiveness Mandatewww.strategy-business.com The 2016 presidential election has shown that no secret is safe; we’d better learn to distinguish acceptable transgressions from non-acceptable...
- 02/11/2016Hearing Helphardofhearingweb.wordpress.com July 30th, 2015 Source: Since my sudden hearing deterioration I use various aids to help me hear. I first began with an FM system. For those who do not know what an FM system is: I carry a...
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Comments08/11/2016 #5 Jamie Davis#4 Yesterday I cried my eyes out at my doctor's appointment because no matter what she's tried, I don't seem to get better 😢 (I hate to cry, so this was terribly embarassing)
But...today is a new day and I am moving forward, excepting, yet determined to find my way toward acceptance02/11/2016 #4 Renee Iseli - Smits#3 Yes, that is very true. That is why I write my Blog, "I'm hard of hearing, so what?" and I actively advocate openess towords this so called hidden impairement. But what goes for hearing impairement, goes for all impairements, of which much also are hidden, such as psycological impairements, burn outs, etc. Just the tabus resting on this, give the affected a lot of stress. So a changing mind set is very important to stay healthy.02/11/2016 #2 Renee Iseli - Smits#1 The article has not been written by me but I deemed it important enough to share it Jamie. My hearing impairement makes me feel chronically tired and limits me too in life participation. But I always keep in mind that I'm not alone in this and that I have to keep finding ways to deal with it and indeed to prevent self doubt. And to share this kind of information with others can be one of the things to keep up self confidence!
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Comments14/12/2016 #7 Wayne YoshidaThanks Gary. Interesting statement about body movements are something learned and not innate. I don't have Parkinson's, but I am going through physical therapy for an arthritic knee. I am stretching and making movements that I've never attempted before. And it is helping relieve pain. Interesting. So this may be an important thing for more than Parkinson's. Could be therapeutic for everything. Just Move!
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- 22/10/2016The Hive metaphor, bees, beBee and Elsevier.
"Four biotech start-ups selected for new project: "The Hive". The Hive, a project for biotech and pharmaceutical start-up firms"
Elsevier is one of the world's major providers of scientific, technical, and medical information.Four biotech start-ups selected for new project: The Hivewww.elsevier.com Participants have access to Elsevier’s tools to develop drugs for unmet medical...
Comments23/10/2016 #11 Pamela 🐝 Williams#9 Well said Manjit. I experienced once again that confounded hierarchical corporate structure this week and I think for the first time it struck me; fear! That's behind all of it, keep the hierarchy strong or risk toppling that which is comfortable. Well I say; Away with comfort; let's work together, buzz together, think together, and we can tackle anything.23/10/2016 #9 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#6 While the use of the Hive at Elsevier is different to that of beBee, it underlines the role of network hubs as professional spokes. I am in favour of the hub and spoke model because that is what I am trying to get people in my college club to see - but it is not the prevailing mindset because we generally don't think in network terms and only in the sequential form that social media takes or the hierarchical form that organizations propagate. The advantage that Elsevier have is that edges of the network are much more in focus, whereas hives become random in nature unless the hive curator understands how curate with a network mindset. That is the actual link to fractal thinking - until people start to think in network terms, they will only see things in the frame they are used to, but this frame is set to change with the way future generations relate to emerging form of network intelligence.22/10/2016 #5 Pamela 🐝 WilliamsOkay, you can't tell me this is a coincidence!!! The BEE is going global like crazy! It is becoming the symbol for everything new and innovative! Maybe beBee is actually inspiring other industries, which I would be very happy to learn is the truth.
I find the idea presented to be fascinating. I would actually like to try and follow this research. It would be extremely interesting to see if they actually seek innovation or just continue to build upon what already is, which we all know, pharma needs some innovation; Right @Gerald Hecht?
- Producer14/10/2016On Alcoholism...I am a 56 year old recovering alcoholic --still...I have to admit that I remain tremendously proud of many of my exploits from my days of ridiculously heavy drinking. I weigh about 158 pounds (am 5’ 10”) and until I quit drinking several years ago,...
Comments22/10/2016 #149 Pamela 🐝 Williams#148 The Crowd, you know the ones: that community that may not be day to day friends, but the familiar faces, the ones you can be yourself with and not be judged. They don't 'care' if you're not This or That, they're just there to hang, laugh, and dance the night away.22/10/2016 #146 Pamela 🐝 Williamsthank you for sharing a personal bit of yourself Gerald. I do understand the affection for the moon. It's a community. It's like the theme song from the old TV show "Cheers". I think this pretty much covers it:
Making your way in the world today
Takes everything you got
Taking a break from all your worries
It sure would help a lot
Wouldn't you like to get away?
Sometimes you want to go
Where everybody knows your name
And they're always glad you came
You want to be where you can see
The troubles are all the same
You want to be where everybody knows your name
(Better have a good night)
You want to go where people know
The people are all the same
You want to go where everybody knows your name
by Gary Portnoy - Where Everybody Knows Your Name Lyrics | MetroLyrics
Hopefully Gerald you realize Everybody Knows you're name here and we're always glad you came to spend time with us. (okay I'm mushy, guilty as charged, but I'm good with that!!)20/10/2016 #130 CityVP 🐝 ManjitMy first job was a barman and I have attended alcoholics anonymous and I am a teatotaller. As a barman I was awful at serving drinks and my manager had to explain to me what an alcoholic was, which was his way of saying that I need to use my judgement when I was serving - whereas the person he was referring to was steadily getting more legless every time I sold him a round. I was 18 years old at the time and I even got my shots wrong. At the end of the first night on bar duty, the manager declared that they were $500 short on the shots - it was then he discovered that I thought the shots were broken, so I hit the shots five or six times. Yes the people in the bar had a totally curious look and yes more of them came for shots - but I thought that this was because I was becoming popular.
I attended one of my brothers friends medallion ceremony at an AA meeting and what I did not know is that as the meeting commences, everyone declares themselves to be an alcoholic. I had my brother with me and I whispered to him, "I am going to say my name is Manjit and I am a Teatotaller" and he made it clear that I just tag along and support his friend. When it came to my turn, I did say "My name is Manjit and I am an Alcholic". I then turned around to my bro and told him I cool with saying that on the basis that our mother gave us gripe water when we were babies, back then the original formulation contained alcohol. Bro taught me humility that day when he retorted "you really feel superior to them don't you, such a shame".
It is odd what alcohol does to the personality of a human being, both my dad and my brother turn into happy drunks, I have to remove my dads wallet when he gets drunk because otherwise he would give the farm away. Yes, there is the downside - and hearing the stories at AA made me even more humbler that night - but there is true Viking stories - the legends we do laugh with.20/10/2016 #129 jesse kaellisThe best thing about alcohol is that it's legal. And cheap -- cheap in the US. In a town like Vegas you can drink at any time of the night or morning and nobody cares, especially if you tip up front. Booze was never my drug of choice I used it in conjunction with narcotics. It's useful that way. I have -- I'm coming up on 14 years now. So? Is that the cure for cancer? Is that a big accomplishment? But it's better for me all around. I didn't like where I was heading. There's a limit.19/10/2016 #126 Ian Weinberg#122 Think Zeitgeist - the spirit of the time: No force so powerful as a thought whose time has come! About being in total rapport with the collective. Question is ... whose thoughts are these? From the depths of our neuro-noise? From the collective neuro-noise? From the quantum space of the Implicate Order? Resonance, connection ... whatever. @Gerald Hecht you are the chosen one.
- Producer05/10/2016My Painful Childhoodhttps://youtu.be/yFknG5heyPAhttp://www.bullying.co.uk/anti-bullying-week/I have decided to share this very personal and quite often painful part of my life. My childhood from ages 1to 7 I have no idea about but from 7 yrs old it gets difficult this...
Comments06/10/2016 #3 Praveen Raj GullepalliI wonder what that bully you beat up finally, must be at right now. He had it coming. And maybe that's why you were the designated teacher for him! ;) Good thing you went on to the other martial arts. Supposed to teach you self-control more than anything else...because, once you tasted that power of victory, you could have easily ended up a bully, bullying the bullies! Am sure fear of retaliation or more bullying drove you to picking up those self-defence skills. Do correct me if I am wrong. Well, I had my share of bullies too growing up. And all those protracted encounters (testing my patience) ended up in a brawl finally and that's when I realised my hands moved faster than my eyes (and my mind) when I whupped their behind! A few teeth went missing the first time...a single, cracking flash of a slap that petrified the other guy in the second instance and the last one ended in me leaving a bump with my knuckle right in the feller's forehead that even today (after 35 years) he carries, for some strange reason. He showed it to me with a sheepish smile, the last time I chanced upon him a few years ago. Am not afraid of bullies anymore. Only worried of those who I cannot reach, persuade or dissuade...and sadly there are many such crawling the corridors of power behind designations and decoys. But rest assured, every bully will find a bulldog that would have his day! :) Thanks for a nice share. There are three ways of dealing with bullies - befriend em, beat em or...like MJ said...Beat it!
- Producer21/09/2016Job Hunting At 49I feel more and more out of today's society I am coming up for my 50th birthday next year and I am unemployed have very little money and am struggling to cope with everything. I have experience and many Qualification's yet I have applied to over 60...
Comments16/12/2016 #29 Scott EnglerDaryl, I can assure you that I may be a bit younger, but understand exactly how you feel, as I once felt the same way. All I can say is that the times have changed, but YOU ARE NOT POISONOUS. I'd recommend you read my most recent article - The Problem and The Solution :)09/10/2016 #25 Janet LentzI was 56 when I left I job I'd had for many years to advance my career. A year later a headhunter lured me to an even better job. Neither company cared about my age, only what I can do for them. I'm sorry not to be sympathetic, but age discrimination is too often used as an excuse not to do the work and preparation necessary to get a job. You have to understand how the internet falls into the equation. You have to understand how to network effectively, online and off line. You need to be able to explain what makes you unique. Re-read your original post from an employer's point of view and think about how you would change it. If you are truly struggling, I suggest hiring a professional career coach to help you make the changes you need. Here is the one I used:
Yes, finding the right job is a lot of work but you need not go it alone and you can be successful. Best of luck.24/09/2016 #22 Mark Anthony DysonHey Darryl, it doesn't pay to completely rely on a CV to be bait these days. There is so much creativity required outside of submitting. You can use your talents and creativity to get in front of people first who can get you in, gain familiarity, then introduce your resume. It's easier to have faith in humans than a machine (ATS).22/09/2016 #20 Brian McKenzieI am no help with an ATS, every job I have ever worked - HR was an after stop and not my entry point. The only time I want to talk to HR is to make sure they have my information for taxes and pay correct. Other than that, I want nothing to do with them. This has worked for me for 30 years. ALL of my employer fails and angst have been when I went threw the HR / ATS front door. It is an endeavour that I always try and avoid.22/09/2016 #18 Darryl JohnThank you #16#17 I never give up I am too tenacious to do that, stubborn like my Mum I realise the internet does not have all the answers and that I still need reliable income that a job gives, but I am so determined to find that one thing that will allow me to achieve my personal goals and dreams as a method of transit the internet can be a learjet where a traditional career is like a taxi journey stopping to pick up others until you reach your destination. I value the security of this but today no job is secure and at my age I don't want a career but a job until I find the key to unlock the internet's potential to make me money as I sleep so that I can use my money to help others by providing them with the tools to help themselves. The biggest form of charity it to teach someone something as it costs your time which you will never get back.22/09/2016 #17 Michael DowlingI can appreciate the struggle - I'm in it myself. Establishing and maintaining mindset is the challenging part. Hard to focus on the future when you are living in the present. But building a simple plan to get you through each day...steps to take to build little piles of kindling that you throw matches on to spark a few fires is a good way to build momentum. You can't scattershot right now...build off of what you LOVE and target roles that feed into those activities (Martial Arts, writing, fitness anything...) You have interests. Use them. Forget about whether or not they pay well...some is better than none. First figure out if they have holes that you can fill...and then be relentless at finding them. I can tell you it gets darkest right before it bursts. You will do this. What other choice do you have? Do not quit my friend...you have support. Keep at it!22/09/2016 #16 Harvey LloydGreat article and i think the 50 somethings can mirror your opinion whether they are employed or not. The 50 somethings are all looking for a job or scared of the one they have wont last long enough. I am not comfortable with the internet either. But i believe my comfort is not based on the fact i don't fully understand its potential. My thoughts carry me to value. Yes people are making fortunes off the internet, but it appears that for each one that does there are 1,000's that don't. I see it as a value trap. I am 56 and although the internet offers opportunities they seem to be short lived paths for one looking for a career. Good luck with your search.22/09/2016 #15 Darryl JohnThank you for your words of encouragement I have posted on LinkedIn but find the platform no use when job searching I have been on there for years and only ever been offered one job, I used to have premium membership but it's not worth it. Please feel free to check out my posts my LinkedIn address is on my profile here.22/09/2016 #14 Neil SmithThanks for this article @Darryl John. It mirrors exactly my feelings following a job search last autumn. There seem to be a lot of companies using recruitment agencies which don't have the time, expertise or interest to find out about the applicant and depend entirely on recent paper qualifications. I believe that lazy hiring is a big part of the reason for unsatisfactory staff performance and another part is that many companies are offering really poor remuneration and limited benefits. One post I was offered paid not much over the minimum wage and several fell short of that with an ill-defined bonus being the magic ingredient to tempt me. I wish you the best of luck in your search.22/09/2016 #13 Aurorasa SimaI am terribly sorry you are having this experience. I´d probably have the same issue and I am glad that I do not have to go through that process, especially in the US, where - following feedback I am hearing - people are not necessarily treated well during the application process.
Sadly, I would not know how to help besides you could post on LinkedIn and I would be happy to like=share it. @Brian McKenzie might be able to help how to best feed ATS. I hope you find a great job very soon. Until then, please stay strong. I know it must be hard.22/09/2016 #12 Perla Rodriguez Dieguez#2 Hi! Your example is very interesting, this issue is in any age, except that as you mentioned, many of 30 "living with their parents", We are those parents!! who can not get work, my son 25 live with us, but if I do not get a job with my experience and my knowledge? is a whole family on the street ! and worse, than our generation 45 or more, jobless not contribute to our future retirement or pension! We will have a very tough old age, Nobody says give up, on the contrary, Here in Bebee I had three interview for employee. I remain enthusiastic :)21/09/2016 #11 Randy KehoI found myself in a similar predicament at age 56, when I resigned from the company I'd been with for 13 years. I relocated and spent nearly two years taking care of my father. I never imagined a job search could be so frustrating and stressful. Things have changed. Fortunately, the company called me back when they had an opening in the city I had moved to. Otherwise, I don't know how things would have turned out, especially when the local economy was at its lowest.
- Producer04/09/2016The Tragedy of AaronThe Study hive is my personal interface between my offline studies through both public and college libraries - though I have yet to make good use of any college library I have the choice to access. My presence here is as a 21st Century learner, but...
Comments18/09/2016 #5 AnonymousThank you @CityVP 🐝 Manjit for sharing your insightful and relevant post. Let me share you one relevant quote which enlightens quite well what happened... " Since one cannot educate adults, the word "education" has an evil sound in politics; there is a pretense of education, when the real purpose is coercion without the use of force. " - HANNAH ARENDT16/09/2016 #3 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#2 Dear Fatima there is nothing wrong with fighting injustice and obscene power but one must be prepared for the consequences. Both Edward Snowden and Julian Assange are now living in exile but they had a plan, however Aaron underestimated the consequences of special interest in education and the power they wield with government officials. This is why there must be campaign finance reform and a democratization of special interest groups.
In order to fear these things we must first get caught in the cross-hairs of those who have a different opinion of freedom and what the future should be. Instead of fearing power, we must be thoughtful that there are people like Aaron who were willing to see a bigger picture and the tragedy here is what his loss has meant in terms of reforms to the law and more importantly, the reshaping of law so society can move into the knowledge age.
These battles for transformation are nothing new, these fights occurred at the beginning of the first wave of globalization at the beginning of the century, as well as at all other prior transformational periods. https://www.etown.edu/offices/president/2014-11-14-WW1-Globalization.pdf Another way that supporters of globalization look at this is written here http://www.americanforeignrelations.com/E-N/Globalization-First-era-of-modern-globalization-to-1914.html
You and I Fatima are ordinary mortals far removed from the world Aaron was trying to change, there should be no fear from trying to be aware of these things, unless of course anxiety is our underlying condition, and that is a personal transformation.16/09/2016 #2 🐝 Fatima Williamsmy heart goes out to Aaron such a brilliant mind targeted and forced to live a short life. Our lives have become a movie directed by those who want to control us and sometimes we end up being mere puppets. An untold melancholy remains in my heart as I think more about this Aaron's story made me feel so insecure about what can happen to one who is much lesser in thought and actions than him
- 16/09/2016Why it is important to feel at home:At homehardofhearingweb.wordpress.com July 23rd, 2015 Quelle: At the moment we are in the middle of summer break and most people are not home despite the heat and good weather here, but are vacationing elsewhere. My gymnastics classes...
- 07/09/2016From Design News Daily - NASA's Secret Mathematicians - The same President who enabled this also created executive order 9066 - the "internment" of Japanese-Americans in the USA. Very confusing.Design News - Blog - The Hidden Story of NASA's African-American Women Mathematicianswww.designnews.com With the film Hidden Figures set to tell their stories on big screen for the first time, we take a look at the real lives of Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson, three little-known African-American mathematicians who played key...
- Producer07/09/2016Zemblanity + Family and the Word We Fear To Speak Today is Thursday 8th September 2016, as I post this on beBee and it is R U OK? Day (R U OK? - Are You OK? Day) in Australia. "R U OK? Day is an annual day in September (the second Thursday in Australia) dedicated to remind people to ask...
Comments10/09/2016 #26 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#22 A topic very close to my heart @Lance 🐝 Scoular. As I read your buzz I have to admit I cried and it took me about 3-4 minutes to compose myself before I could type. I didn't cry for myself, I cried reading about your daughter's friends, your wife's student and thinking of so many that are afflicted with severe depression and feel the only way out is to commit suicide. This is a vital topic and I'm glad you wrote so deeply about this. I'm keeping that term in my brain, "RU-OK" Wishing you a wonderful weekend Lance!10/09/2016 #22 Lance 🐝 Scoular#9 Thanks Lisa @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher for your kind words and sentiments. Also for your shares on Twitter.
I need to reread this myself more often, as painful as it is to do so, to remind me to ask RUOK? more often, so that less people are impacted by Zemblanity. Hopefully.10/09/2016 #19 Lance 🐝 Scoular#6 Once again @Sarah Elkins thanks. It is a reminder to me again to ask ask RUOK? more often.
I did a Snapchat story Thursday evening (Sydney time) more about the concept of asking RUOK? and how to do so in different circumstances and a few snappers passed it on to their networks.10/09/2016 #18 Lance 🐝 Scoular#1 Thanks @David B. Grinberg for your kind comments and also for the link to the New York Times article Researchers Confront an Epidemic of Loneliness. It was interesting to see the reference to Men's Sheds which originated in Australia. We have a number in our area and are a great way for men (often lonely or at a loose end) to get together a make things in a community workshop.08/09/2016 #12 Aaron SkogenWonderful story @Lance 🐝 Scoular, a very poignant reminder of our need to stay connected. As a medic, I had a handful of call's to respond to successful suicides and far too many calls to respond to an attempt. The horror of some of those calls, the families devastation has, like you, stuck with me. The suicide rate has increased 6% here in MN in the last year, driven primarily by men of a certain age (mine). More disconcerting is the rate of veteran suicides being 40% higher higher than that of the general population here int he US. Only through increased awareness, actively engaging with people, and staying connected can we battle this permanent solution to a temporary problem. "R U OK" is a great theme, and one that should be adopted worldwide. I am OK Lance, thanks for asking!08/09/2016 #11 Paul "Pablo" CroubalianRU OK? Should be pushed worldwide. Thank you for this post, @Lance 🐝 Scoular. I've had four friends commit suicide, five if you count one who was diagnosed with a terminal, painful illness and decided to check out on her terms. All but the last were indeed permanent solutions to temporary problems.08/09/2016 #10 Mamen 🐝 DelgadoUffff, this story and everything you have shared here is deeply touching for me @Lance 🐝 Scoular.
I'll try to write something more than THANK YOU when I recover and let my feelings slow down. THANKS TO YOU as well @David B. Grinberg, as I told you yesterday it is an incredible gift for me to be in touch with all of you. 💕08/09/2016 #9 Lisa 🐝 GallagherI removed a few comments, they were long and I felt too much info after I re-read what I wrote. I can't thank you enough for writing this. I'm sorry for what you and your family experienced over the years. This is such an important topic and I thank you so much for sharing this. RU-OK? Shared on beBee and twitter! My heart goes out to anyone that has lost a friend or loved one to suicide. Thanks @Lance 🐝 Scoular for sharing your personal story.08/09/2016 #8 Jena BallPowerful, gut wrenching and so important. Thank you for having the courage to share. I really believe that it is by breaking the silence, caring enough to ask and taking steps to ensure help is available we can start to make a difference. Do you know about project semicolon? Several of my friends who have struggled with depression have found its message and the community helpful. Sharing and making a conscious effort to ask not just today but every day.08/09/2016 #7 Donna-Luisa EversleyR u ok? This is a question I ask when I sense something is wrong, but maybe should be asked when everything appears right. Thanks for this sobering and inspiring article @Lance 🐝 Scoular... Thank you @David B. Grinberg for pointing me towards this post. Will share.
- 04/09/2016Hearing testhardofhearingweb.wordpress.com July 20th 2015 I can still remember my earliest hearing tests: a robust lady in a glass cubicle behind the buttons and a very heavy headset (I was very young at the time). Everyone who has had a...