- Producer18/11/2017LinkedIn and the Tinder EffectI've held my tongue about this one for a LONG time now. I didn't want to appear to be mean but things are totally out of hand. So I am just going to go for it. If I draw fire.....so be it.I almost called this post: LinkedIn and the Kim...
- Producer18/11/2017Bertrand Russell on UncertaintyIs there virtue in uncertainty?Bertrand Russell was a British philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, writer, social critic, political activist and Nobel laureate. He campaigned against the wars of his time, and he was an eccentric and...
Comments18/11/2017 #17 Randall BurnsGreat post @Gert Scholtz Some wonderful philosophies that's for sure, I quite like;
"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts"
probably why "fools and fanatics" are running the world.18/11/2017 #16 Lisa VanderburgWOW. @Gert Scholtz, I cannot thank you enough for this buzz; for teaching me about a vaguely-remembered 'name' and adding your own unique touch!
I am laughing, pointing fingers (in my head...mainly at me), and nodding in reminded wisdom. This is priceless and SHALL be read :)18/11/2017 #11 Phil Friedman@Gert Scholtz, Bertrand Russell was, to my mind, one of the 10 greatest philosophers and social commentators in Western history. His compelling thought and writings are completely free of obscurity and pretension. He was one of the major influences during my own undergrad and graduate studies in philosophy, and I thank you for this concise reminder. As usual, you struck right to the heart of the matter. Cheers!18/11/2017 #10 Yogesh SukalEnjoyed the read. I agree one should not conclude so easily as it might be just a relative perception, rather wait until understand the absolute truth.
I guess hence your line makes sense "The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts."
Absolute truth is hard to grasp, hence uncertainty. but atleast is not a merely perception.
One of my buzz on the same topic might interest you. I will be happy to get your interpretation on the same.
Thank you @Gert Scholtz for such a thought provoking buzz.
CC: @David B. Grinberg @Gerald Hecht @Sara Jacobovici @CityVP 🐝 Manjit @Susan 🐝 Botello18/11/2017 #9 Deb 🐝 HelfrichA truly impactful set of quotes, @Gert Scholtz, by a guy who influenced me, when the word still had some semblance of meaning.
In truth, one of my own brushes with absurd authority came in high school by being contrary enough to read "Why I Am Not a Christian" which came to light as the punishing straw when I practiced taking the knee of my time - not participating in a ritual meant to uphold systemic discrimination.
I'd like for a few pompous critics to really feel the truth of this statement:
"If an opinion contrary to your own makes you angry, that is a sign that you are subconsciously aware of having no good reason for thinking as you do."
and for those so very adamant in being provided the link to their precious published studies:
"Whoever wishes to become a philosopher must learn not to be frightened by absurdities."
Truly innovative thought pierces deep into the complexities of the things about the world that frighten our sensible & sensical minds.
- Producer18/11/2017Living In A Smoker's Paradise.Ok, I’m a smoker! There, I said it! I can almost hear the rustle of bees wings as they rush to the keyboard and frantically press the orange button, unfollow, unfollow, unfollow! Beware, a smoker is amongst us! I am not...
Comments18/11/2017 #17 Randall BurnsWell Bravo to you @Paul Walters for "coming out of the closet", it is a tough one that I'm dealing with as well. Believe it or not I'm on Champix right now, (@Paul "Pablo" Croubalian will be interested in this), the first thing your doctor is going to ask you is, "are you depressed? do you have suicidal tendencies? etc." Why? Because the Champix will give you the most intense, vivid dreams, absolutely wild which are very disconcerting for some people and if you're in a "negative" state of mind can make things worse. I have no problems with it and find it actually quite entertaining.
I notice a decrease in craving as well but the bottom line is it's the psychological factor that will dictate whether you quit or not, yes "willpower", Champix is not "The silver bullet" but it can help, (I'm still smoking but less, I'm in a "re-group and re-organize" phase and will try again in earnest in a few weeks)
Good luck Buddy! keep us posted18/11/2017 #16 Cyndi wilkinsI'm rootin' for ya @Paul Walters...Brutal habit to quit...I was a smoker for well over 30 years and quit cold turkey when my daughter was born...But that addictive behavior, like all others, never completely leaves you...I fell right back into it while dealing with the recent loss of my dad...a coping mechanism I had employed for many years to calm my nerves...
Try as I might to stop the cravings...my inner 'voldemort' kept hissing at me with a big 'F Off' every time I tried to reason with it...It took getting violently ill recently to kick the habit once again...I hope you don't have to go there;-)18/11/2017 #15 Jim Cody 🐝 Brand AmbassadorIt’s sad but true. The only way anyone can kick the habit is to have the willpower. Otherwise all you do by trying all the standard means to quit is wasting your money. Until one decideds they want to quit it is a lost cause.
Nicotine, the primary psychoactive chemical in tobacco and therefore cigarettes, is very addictive.About half of cigarette smokers die of tobacco-related disease and lose on average 14 years of life.
But all of that said doesn’t sole anything.
I occasionally enjoy a good cigar.18/11/2017 #14 Pamela 🐝 WilliamsWould never unfollow you. I'm off again, on again myself. Right now I'm on. A sibling stopped with Chantix and said it was easier but still took willpower as the whole hand to mouth actions were as much of an addiction. She tended to replace it with a fork and gained 10 lbs quickly. Lollipops were my replacement but in a professional setting you looked a bit silly! 📍📍📍📍📍📍📍📍📍📍📍📍📍18/11/2017 #13 Lisa VanderburgDang, @Paul Walters...I'm with @Ian Weinberg; hate to tell ya we're all gonna die!! Puff away - I do, on my vape - no nicotine now. My sister & BFF died from it 2005; not from her terminal NSCLC which was only diagnosed at stage 4, but because she fell asleep outside in the cold (having a fag; oxygen inside) during the night on my watch - I got to her 45 mins after, she got the final infection. After that I finally quit. We'd both done the Champix thing - it really works!
Unless you start again.
People judge on what they see (or smell). They should get the plank outta their own eye because we all fall short :)18/11/2017 #4 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeGreat buzz and introduces the paradox of governments asking people not to smoke; yet the government's revenues from selling cigarettes are a major source of revenues for them. "The trouble is also that the Australian Government has, alas, become addicted to the revenue generated by the sale of tobacco".
We live in the world of paradoxes.
Great reading @Paul Walters. I am not unfollowing you
- Producer18/11/2017Most Terrific Methods to Repost on InstagramAre you struggling to come up with engaging content to share with your Instagram followers on a consistent basis? Well, a lot of business owners face this, and it’s one of the main reasons why a lot of them fail to attract new followers on the...
- Producer17/11/2017Instagram Stories adds no-frills photo-only posting from mobile webSnap Chat Dead? Instagram Stories adds no-frills photo-only posting from the mobile web, as Instagram really wants the developing world to start using Storytelling with Brand Development.IG Users won’t be able to use Instagram’s augmented reality...
- Producer14/11/2017Inspiration vs. Motivation, Steve Jobs, and Reverend Billy GrahamI remember when I was a kid watching the late Reverend Billy Graham on TV.Holy Cow. This guy was inspiring. Although I grew up in a fairly religious family, at that time in my life I was questioning religion, period.But dang, it was hard not to...
Comments18/11/2017 #15 Larry Boyer, 🐝 Brand AmbassadorLove the distinctions and contrasts of the two concepts. It has me wondering about "inspiration development" as a leadership development topic. Having a power vision and being able to inspire and motivate as appropriate would be powerful. MLK and Ghandi see to be be people who were able to both inspire and motivate.15/11/2017 #9 Preston 🐝 Vander Ven@Dave Worthen I really enjoyed this. I have had those throughout my life motivate me and very few inspire me. A similar trait I found in all those who have inspired me is they were STEADFAST in their teachings and beliefs. I feel that this is what inspired me. It was not their knowledge, yet wisdom from this foundation they showed me.14/11/2017 #3 Harvey LloydReally enjoyed your journey. I can speak for myself and say it is easy to tell when someone is inspiring because it sounds like they are speaking to the heart. When someone speaks of motivation it is for the brain and ears.
We can only inspire others from on heart to another. The moment this stops so does inspiration.
- Producer16/11/2017Customer Journey: El ciclo de vida del clienteUna de las mejores herramientas que nos puede ayudar a comprender la Experiencia de Usuario, heredada del Design Thinking, es el Customer Journey o Mapa del ciclo de vida del cliente.Se trata de un diagrama que muestra los pasos extremo a extremo...
Comments16/11/2017 #3 Yolanda Ávila Márquez¡Creatividad a rebosar! @Federico 🐝 Álvarez San Martín
El marketing ya no gira en torno al producto, sino en torno a las personas (consumidores), a su forma de ver y vivir la vida, sus pasiones, sus intereses, sus valores e ideales ....
Hay que conocerlo, respetarlo y ofrecerle lo que necesita (a veces, también lo que quiere jajaja) y todo ello de forma creativa y personalizada.
Caray con el marketing del siglo XXI ....
- Producer15/11/2017What about the girls who can't say no?Twenty years ago, my mother told me that men were going to have their comeuppance for all the rotten things they have been doing to women since God made little green apples. It turns out that my mother was not only a man hater but also a heck of...
Comments18/11/2017 #52 Nicole ChardenetGreat debate here, folks. I would like to note that on Quora there are a *lot* of great discussions about gender relations, feminism, etc., participated in by men who have a far more rational and less emotional reaction than the angry MGTOWs et al. It's also peopled by women like myself sympathetic to their very real grievances. It's MGTOW without the hysterics and hostility. Check them out!18/11/2017 #51 Nicole Chardenet#45 Agreed, Brian. And I've had my trip to the vet too..when I was 39, a birthday gift to myself. There IS too much overgeneralization on both sides - in fact, I called a feminist friend on it the other night when she referred to men in general as 'the rapists'. It's one of the many gripes I have with certain branches of feminism that have never evolved and who have come to enshrine permanent victimhood for women. I don't identify with weakness and powerlessness the way they do. My own feminism is a bit too muscular for many.
One of the reasons why I've been more patient with you than I might customarily is because I see too much of my former self in you. I used to be angry, hostile, blamed everyone else for my problems and came to consciously recognize that I had come to hate men in general. But...I've gotten better, and I think turning fifty has had something to do with it...and also getting into Buddhism, mindfulness and meditation. I also do a lot more research on neuroscience, gender relations, relationships, emotions, etc. to better understand both men and women and be less judgmental. So, if I can do it, you can do it, although you will probably have a longer and harder path because you've alluded to a quite unhappy childhood that I didn't have. But I want to encourage you to stop generalizing like all those damn misandrist (misangrist? I typed that by mistake, corrected it, then wondered if it was maybe right the first way LOL) feminists. They've got their heads up their asses just as much as you and the MGTOWS ;)18/11/2017 #50 Nicole Chardenet#43 Lisa, I too understand the appeal of @Brian McKenzie's MGTOW movement, and I agree with your assessments that it's mostly angry, damaged men who have given up trying to deal with women...and they have some quite legitimate gripes and complaints, along with the other haters in the Red Pill groups, the MRAs, etc. Women are forever bleating on about how we want men to discuss their feelings, and then when we hear what we don't like...we slap them down over and over again and shut them up with accusations of being misogynist pigs. Then a whole whack of women vote for a self-confessed pussy-grabber and THEN wonder why the Harvey Weinsteins and Bill Cosbys of the world think misogyny and male entitlement is okay. And we wonder where the angry ragebabies come from. Well, some of them are decent men who gave in to the hopelessness, like Brian, and go to their own forums to lick their wounds and completely ignore the ocean of information about women that would teach them how to get along with women better and to see things a bit more from their perspective...but women will have to do the same, and that means not reacting like hissing cats every time they hear a *legitimate* criticism of women, feminism, and the selective victimhood of too many feminists.
The Left in general wouldn't listen to some of the more reasoned voices on the Right on a number of different issues - gender, sexuality, race, immigration, and of course those problematic Muslims - so now the conversation has emerged on *their* terms...twisted, ugly, blind, and exactly what the Left ordered.18/11/2017 #46 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#34 thank you @Lisa Vanderburg. I may have a "twisted" view on this issue raised by @Renée 🐝 Cormier.
I believe in the freedom of choice. We are all have sexual desires. I experienced those desires in my life. I always made a point. If zI have the choice to ask the girl had the free choice of saying no. Never again ask the same girl.
If we don't respect the choice of assking and of being turned down then we respect nothing.18/11/2017 #45 Brian McKenzie#43 Vasectomy at 18 (1986) - I give not one f*ck to perpetuating the bad, broken, tainted and stained.
This family tree ends with me.
P.S. women love the abusive, predatory and the murders - the "Bad Boy" archetype - shit, they are welcoming terrorists in waiting with open arms all across "civilized" Europe. Whom is murdering civilization? *hint - it ain't MGTOW holding the signs that say Rapists > Racists.18/11/2017 #44 Renée 🐝 Cormier#40 Interesting point, Nicole. I have often observed that money is "the great forgiver". There is a sad number of people who will turn a blind eye to anything a rich person does, as if doing so will increase their chances of catching a crumb from their table. I've seen it repeatedly and it makes me want to barf. When it comes to people. intelligence and good character always impresses me. Nothing else really matters beyond that, as far as I'm concerned.18/11/2017 #43 Lisa VanderburgPart 2: @Brian McKenzie. I can understand how MGTOW can happen. You'd know better because you teach it. But I respectfully offer that your view is tainted by emotions of pain and anger that you cease to recognise; it has become your 'religion.' Like the Catholics of old (hopefully!) your mantra is attracting men with different agendas - you need only to read the comment-threads to see them; amongst your ranks are women-haters hiding in plain sight: predators. If you don't see that they will be your undoing, then maybe you should look with fresh eyes.
Men cutting themselves off from women also means no siring of kids; presumably no mother, sisters etc. Regardless of sexual orientation (two of the best blogs were written by a gay man) going against the natural order of women needing men and vise-versa for say, God, may have some merit. But MGTOW's tenets are built on hate & hurt. It cannot work IMHO; sooner or later some big males with your banner are going to get mad enough to take it out on women and their children.18/11/2017 #42 Lisa Vanderburg#39 @Brian McKenzie, dear man. I respectfully acknowledge that you & others of MGTOW are hurting: yes, there are some women that behave deplorably, in anger, fear or just power, taking everything they can (including children) from their ex'. This is what has given rise to this movement - forget the history. Somewhere on the site Jesus Christ himself is mentioned as a member! In my church in FLA, I was always struck by how so many were divorced or remarried, and it was just accepted as OK. But with that memory I recall a particular sermon where the Pastor talked about how VERY often he does couple-counselling & if someone says 'I just don't love them anymore' he'll respond with, 'love is not a 'feeling'...it's a CHOICE.' So outside of abuse, we choose to love; I do anyway. It ain't perfect, often not pretty either, but it works.
End Part 118/11/2017 #41 Lisa Vanderburg#36 This whole thing is definitely more US-orientated @Renée 🐝 Cormier & @Nicole Chardenet. European men tend to know the 'line' better in public. That is most likely the answer to my question of #33: Trump.
I'm an American living in the UK; about half my life Stateside, but my education was here. I voiced a theory back in the mid '90's that the Europeans are 'old: sage, deliberate and crusty' & the Americans were 'adolescent: fearless, careless & fun'. That's the short version. Overlooking the harshness of my statement, the US was thrown from their place of love, freedom and safety by 9/11. I think America has been chucked into adulthood so fast, they now realize that their [re]actions have consequences & that brings fear, mistrust, ambivalence all without the time to mourn what they lost: innocence. So this is probably what answers my question of #33; Americans are trying to find their feet, their voice - it's good! But the downside is extremism in their own ranks. God willing, it'll pass. This Trump shake-up will help empower people eventually, and that will give them their confidence back.18/11/2017 #40 Nicole Chardenet#32 Hey Lisa-Vanderburg, I've begun wondering if the #MeToo campaign, which has already begun to feature some men's stories of sexual predation by other males, will soon start to name women's names...if only out of revenge with so many men being socially shamed now. I suspect almost everyone - male or female - could be named as potential harassers and abusers. I know I've crossed the line a few times.
One thing we might want to think about, though: How do some women contribute and validate the sexual harassment climate? I was having coffee with a couple of gal pals last night and I said if a woman voted for the pussy-grabber last year, she needs to STFU about Harvey Weinstein. One of the most appalling things about Trump is that he IS a sexual predator, and a lotta women voted for that. What message does it send men when women do that? And also, we know Donald Trump grabs women's crotches, but did any ever protest or slap his face? How many were okay with it because he was rich and famous and, at one time, not a bad-looking guy? Is sexual harassment okay with some women as long as the guy owns enough Manhattan towers?18/11/2017 #39 Brian McKenzie#32 MGTOW is only new name. I found the ilk to walk away in Thoreau's 1854 Walden - and not just from women - he resigned from society, taxes, traditional education / occupation / commerce, home ownership and of course children.
When it is a shit game - there is no point playing it.
I am helping more out of the traps every month. #MGTOW is growing is ternationally. 😈18/11/2017 #36 Renée 🐝 Cormier#35 I agree, @Jerry Fletcher. Perhaps it is the Puritan mentality that has driven our North American souls to see sex as a taboo. Not that everyone should go around groping others, but a predator is a predator and everyone else is perhaps silly in a moment. There's a fine line we walk in this part of the world. I don't think Europeans view these things with the same eye. I had a friend who was from Macedonia who told me that European men had a way of making women feel like women.17/11/2017 #35 Jerry FletcherRenee, The song is apt for men as well. I don't think I've ever met a man who can say "no." The problem is that we are all sexual beings and we keep trying to treat the subject as taboo. That doesn't work. It makes people try to be surreptitious which only adds to the confusion. What would the world be like if all of us men, women and those not sure could talk about and act honestly about sensuality.
- Producer16/11/2017Is the world really out of control?After the worst shooting atrocity in American history, the question, macabre but inevitable, arises once again: “How do we respond to a world that seems out of control?”The world and its people are changing and losing knowledge. Females and males...
Comments18/11/2017 #27 Geoff Hudson-Searle#12 @Jerry Fletcher Always great to hear from you and your comments are thought provoking, Mother Earth is one tough Mother, there is no question about this fact! Interesting enough Hurricane Irma, like Hurricane Harvey, was not caused by climate change. But scientists say the horrifying destruction it has sent across the Atlantic might have been. Apparently global warming was the reason for the extreme weather is the wrong question. Instead, we should be focusing on how global warming has helped turn the hurricanes into even more destructive forces than they ever would have been before......18/11/2017 #26 Geoff Hudson-Searle#11 @Lisa Vanderburg keep it coming, I just love your forthright comments, you are a great inspiration! I found that research study that was produced on 27th September 2017, I would be interested to seek global research on the world in 'hell in a hand basket' but I feel I already know the answer......I feel @Harvey Lloyd has made some great comments and this is totally plausible, I am not sure there is a quick fix to the problems, the problem starts with government, business, communities and ultimately us as creators of the current unhappiness in this chaotic world, and we are responsible for this debacle, a small majority or even large majority can live with a better belief and and a better tomorrow, the question is always how much people really want to change for a better future, I guess we are back to 'be careful what you wish for' .18/11/2017 #25 Geoff Hudson-Searle#10 Thank you @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee for your kind words. You question is interesting and I saw a study some time ago that described a method to control chaos or a chaotic world by using phase space compression which is applied to economic systems. Effectively conscious state variables and restraints, including financial to upper bound and lover bound state of mind.I found the paper interesting, but in reality and academic approach to solving a problem in today's world which I am not convinced could ever be applied.18/11/2017 #24 Geoff Hudson-Searle@Lisa Vanderburg Democrats also feel that way, but by a much slimmer 16-point margin (51-35 percent). There’s no gender or age gap: two-thirds of men (67 percent), women (66 percent), voters under 45 (68 percent), and those ages 45+ (66 percent) think political correctness has gone too far. The Fox News poll was conducted under the joint direction of Anderson Robbins Research (D) and Shaw & Company Research (R) among 1,017 randomly chosen registered voters nationwide reached on landline and cellphones from Sept. 24-26, 2017. The margin of sampling error is plus or minus three percentage points for results among all registered voters.18/11/2017 #23 Geoff Hudson-Searle@Lisa Vanderburg There’s lots of cross-partisan agreement on the decline of our social glue. For example, 81 percent of Republicans say people are less courteous, as do 77 percent of Democrats, and 76 percent of independents. It’s mostly the same on people behaving worse and our bonds weakening. "We often focus on the divisiveness of specific political leaders," says Democratic pollster Chris Anderson, who conducts the Fox News poll with Republican Daron Shaw. "But these results are a reminder that those elected leaders are a reflection of the voters who elect them, and a society that sees people as increasingly rude and lacking common bonds." The nation is more divided over kneeling protests this year: 55 percent of voters see kneeling during the national anthem as inappropriate. That’s down six percentage points from 61 percent in 2016. And 41 percent consider kneeling an appropriate way to protest, up from 32 percent last year. The increase comes largely from a jump of 21 points among blacks and 16 among women. Those most likely to disapprove of the kneeling include men (60 percent), independents (62 percent), whites (63 percent), veterans (65 percent), Republicans (86 percent), and Trump voters (90 percent). In addition, 66 percent of voters feel political correctness has "gone too far" in this country. Twenty-three percent disagree. Republicans think things are too PC by a 72-point margin (83-11 percent).18/11/2017 #22 Geoff Hudson-Searle#9 Thank you @Lisa Vanderburg for your words, the world is going to hell in a hand basket, is true and there is no denying the facts, it really is time to wake up. A large majority of American voters feels the bonds that hold the country together are weakening, while over half think the world is going to hell in a handbasket.
A Fox News poll released Thursday also finds that large numbers feel more people are rude and behave badly in public in the United States today compared to the past. Some 56 percent of voters say things are "going to hell in a handbasket." It was 57 percent a year ago and 58 percent in 2014. That consistency masks some big movement among who thinks the world is going to hell -- and the party that controls the White House has a lot of sway in this. In 2014, only 48 percent of Democrats said things were going to hell compared to 70 percent who feel that way today. The reverse is true among Republicans: 71 percent said hell in a handbasket in 2014 vs. 42 percent now. Meanwhile, most voters believe compared to 10 years ago, people in the U.S. behave worse in public (83 percent), are less courteous (78 percent), and the bonds that hold our nation together are weakening (81 percent).18/11/2017 #21 Geoff Hudson-Searle#7 Thank you @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador for your comments, totally we live in a strange and cynical world that at its very best is out of control, but maybe we look at the world as being out of control and maybe it is us beings that the world finds out of control, change has a funny way of presenting itself at times.18/11/2017 #20 Geoff Hudson-Searle#6 @Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris Thank you for your valuable comments, I paused....but you are right, we live in turbulent times, and spending times with the City economists and analysts I not convinced we have seen the worst yet, external factors...I am sure will implode, more and more people are searching for answers, the answer for all of us starts with us, huge subject maybe a buzz I should write in January. Have a great weekend!18/11/2017 #19 Geoff Hudson-Searle#5 Thank you kindly @Debasish Majumder for your amazing comments, it was an interesting buzz to write, my blog manager JJJ was debating with me life one late evening a few months a go, which triggered the thought to write about the topic, I am really pleased you enjoyed reading my buzz! :-)18/11/2017 #17 Geoff Hudson-Searle#3 Thank you @Harley King that's a great reminiscing story about the 60's with @Harvey Lloyd talking about the 60's too, it makes me think of the amazing Beatles with A day in the life' and Hey Jude. We have had many people, philosophers, and even I was in Sedona on 23rd December 2012 when everyone believed this was the end of the world, The Mayans end of the I-Ching calendar, if was fascinating when you listen to the wisdom behind some of these people and their conviction. Your quote from Socrates is exemplary, I remember working with Polaroid and Edwin H Land was remembered for saying ' The world is a scene changing so rapidly that it takes every bit of intuitive ability you have, every brain cell each one of you has, to make the sensible decision about what to do next. You cannot rely upon what you have been taught. All you have learned from history is old ways of making mistakes. There is nothing that history can tell you about what we must do tomorrow. Only what we must not do. My view on life is very simple these days, we constantly evolve, transform and think of the future, when really we should be capturing the special moment of now with our loved ones, family and friends. Life is precious, we need to share and enjoy these times with our special people in our lives, life is also terribly short.18/11/2017 #16 Geoff Hudson-Searle#2 @Marisa Fonseca Diniz Thank you for sharing your beliefs, I believe we all change, the universe moves with time, the planets move and utimately even if we care not to believe it, we change too, marginally, slightly and totally. I know from my own life in the last decade my life has completed a 360.18/11/2017 #15 Geoff Hudson-Searle#1 @Harvey Lloyd So the question is do we call this a human choice? One of the oldest questions in life is whether humans have choice and the freedom to do so. That is, are we able to choose what we will do with our lives? There are studies that show a belief in its existence might work, but beyond that, we cannot verify or invalidate its existence. What is important, however, is that we treat ourselves and each other as self-determined beings whose thoughts and feelings are important. In that regard, Baumeister’s research has much to teach us. Maybe we should just follow the Golden Rule of 'be careful what you wish for' after all......?18/11/2017 #14 Geoff Hudson-Searle#1 So sorry for my tardy response @Harvey Lloyd, this week has been a little crazy, but no different to the 60's lol Thank you for your great contribution, you really struck a nerve with me across some of my favorite subjects. Ah....be careful what you wish for, you may just get it, was this an English saying from “The Monkey’s Paw” by W.W. Jacobs? This wonderful saying seems to appear everywhere in life and different eras too; 点石成金 (Dian Shi Cheng Jin) Diǎn shí chéng jīn [dian shi cheng jin] touch stone accomplish gold Turn stone into gold/To work something of no worth into something of value. The story of Xu Xun is reminiscent of Greek mythology. King Midas is known as the man who could turn anything he touched into gold. He was granted this ability by Dionysus, the god of wine. (I like that one :-)) However, Midas would soon come to regret his wish. In short, I guess the common lesson from the quotes is: Greed can lead to you losing what you really value in this world. A wish for an alternate outcome can really change what makes a person who they are. Also, there are real-life implications when someone wishes for something crazy only to see how crazy it is.17/11/2017 #12 Jerry FletcherGeoff, Every generation seems to have the same complaints from the time of Socrates to the present. But there is a difference this time. Gaia is now entering the discussion in an active way. Whether you agree with climate change or not, the physical differences taking place in Mother Earth are real and will have drastic consequences for humankind. This is nothing to shrug off. She is one tough Mother.17/11/2017 #11 Lisa VanderburgAh...That's better @Geoff Hudson-Searle - just had to get away from that very nice piece of ass #8 that is....inappropriate, IMHO.
Where was I? After reading the thoughtful comments; @Harvey Lloyd's resounds 'life is becoming so complex that many within the social distillation process are floating to the bottom. Each generation is creating a atmosphere that the one its replacing cannot survive. The ones after it are stepping on top of air to start their lives. This air will eventually give way.' I'd like @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, @Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee @Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA opinions! Great buzz, Geoff!17/11/2017 #9 Lisa VanderburgYou put into words what most of us already fear to do @Geoff Hudson-Searle; the world's going to hell in a hand-basket (American expression..?). We have been down this way before, yes. The difference now is our exploding population, despite the appalling atrocities and disease of the so many countries including the third world, is fuelling the discrepancies between the rich and poor. Instinctively,of those of us feeling the crush of 7+ billion people there will be some who will use this to justify immorality, making things worse. These divides can only grow, sucking the life out of everyone else unless we can all decide to work together...I personally don't hold much hope for that as our world has become so complex and I begin not to see the big picture. This fascinating site: http://www.worldlifeexpectancy.com/world-life-expectancy-map shows births and deaths as they happen in boxes top L & R
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Comments17/11/2017 #8 Lisa 🐝 GallagherGreat suggestions! I've used a Chrome book for 2.5 yrs now, never heard of Mozbar. I did end up turning off a lot of the extensions because it's true... too many and it slows down performance or it may freeze causing you to have to reboot. I love my Chrome Book. Updates in a matter of seconds and as soon as you turn it on, there is no wait time for everything to load like Windows.17/11/2017 #6 Jerry FletcherDon, You opened my eyes to the wonders of Chrome. I've been a FireFox guy for a lot of years. Recent new desktop and a Surface laptop caused me to look at the Microsoft browser (yuck!) Now you've forced me to look at Chrome versus Firefox. And I didn't have enough to do selling a house and buying a condo while trying ot keep my consulting business alive!16/11/2017 #3 Phil FriedmanThanks, Don, for the tips. I had to use a Mac for a while and found it worked best with FireFox.Then I started using FireFox as my main browser on my Surface Windows PC because of the neat extensions like Grammarly and Awesome Screen Shot that integrated and worked seamlessly with it. When extensions work properly and don't hang up, they truly enhance the browser as a primary tool. Cheers!16/11/2017 #1 Randall BurnsInteresting read @Don Philpott☘️ I'm really not a computer/tech guy, I still use a "flip phone" and I'm refered to by many as a bit of a Neanderthal. I'm saving this and peruse it later to glean more off of it, I do learn new things every day. Thanks for the info and helpful post!
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- Producer15/11/2017INTRIGUING UNIVERSE WITH ITS MYSTIC WIND!What is sand or soil texture we observe in nature’s floor? Valuable resources for life to explore What draws our attention in the night sky? Myriad of falling stars diving in the seas high A continuous deposition of grandeur...
Comments15/11/2017 #8 Sara JacoboviciIt never cease to amaze me @Debasish Majumder how you are able to produce such poetry with a flow of its own. You make it appear so easy. You finish this poem with a meaningful statement for me, "Unfathomable it is out of its mysterious rhythm!". Thank you for your share.15/11/2017 #3 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee"A continuous deposition of grandeur
Helping our lives to evolve with valor"
Great meaning and vivid descriptions by @Debasish Majumder.
It seeme to me you find writing poetry is as easy for you as drinking a cold cup ofvwater in a hot summer day
- Producer14/11/2017INTRIGUING HAPPINESS!Happiness human only aspire What exactly it is? Posing a recurrent nemesis Without which we all are in despair Causing a disdain in our atmosphere! Happiness is an abstract protocol We all spirally moving on Do not...
Comments14/11/2017 #1 Debasish Majumder@Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc., @Milos Djukic, @David B. Grinberg
- Producer15/11/2017Reflections of a mirrorDid it ever occur to you how you made that choice of ‘A’ over ‘B’ and how you had to live with the consequences of your choice? The choice was made in the very front of your brain, the pre-frontal cortex (PFC), which sits just under your...
Comments17/11/2017 #21 Ken BoddieI just love your 'brain mechanics for non-medics', Ian. I am a wiser man yet again, after reading your enlightening and Particularly Functional Composition (PFC). 💡
So, next time the local grammar school's Parents and Friends Committee (PFC) ask me to volunteer for a task that puts me outside my comfort zone, or my eco-electrician suggests that I need a Power Factor Correction (PFC) which threatens to put my wallet outside its comfort zone, or I am told by a US secret service Private First Class (PFC) to clear the way for one of his nation's dignitaries visiting Oz, hence threatening to move my body away from its rightful resting zone, I'll tell them all to let me be, as I'm incapable of making an unbiased decision, thanks to my own PFC. I'll then blame it all on Rupert Murdoch and Michael Bloomberg. 🤥17/11/2017 #20 Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBeeDear @Ian Weinberg great article sharing the neuroscience science of choice and the power of the pause. Your medical and scientific knowledge supports my language bed experience. I shared the difference the pause makes in one of my articles. thanks For sharing your knowledge.
https://www.bebee.com/producer/@deb-lange/press-pause-and-sense-a-moment-in-a-conversation16/11/2017 #17 Gert Scholtz@Ian Weinberg Fascinating article Ian! Especially how we sometimes make choices and decisions prior to actual awareness of the choice being made. So much more reason to pause and eliminate the trio of impediments: generalization, deletion and distortion. The pause is often overridden or disturbed at least, by automated responses, inherent cognitive biases, emotional triggers, and perceived time pressure - to name a few. If we can "mind the gap" more and in a more accentuated way - then as you say "Neutralizing deletion and distortion and its negative consequences requires commitment to authenticity no matter what the price. Additionally therefore, a generous helping of courage is also necessary." Once again, a very intriguing post Ian - thank you.16/11/2017 #13 Cyndi wilkins"Uttering certain emotive words and carrying out specific actions can trigger the appropriate neuronal integrations within us. Hence the positive power of enhanced laughter, powerful phrases and mantra’s and driven motor activity."
This is the root composition of mind/body medicine... By offsetting negatively charged energy with regular practice of positively charged reinforcement techniques, we significantly influence the health of our inner (psychological) and outer (physiological) worlds and our experiences of them.15/11/2017 #12 Sara JacoboviciAnother classic @Ian Weinberg post. You make me think and you put me to work. My response needs to be be written "Outside the comment box." Thanks for the post and for the discussion it generated. My circuits must be working well as I made a good choice in reading this post.15/11/2017 #7 Phil FriedmanI appreciate, @Ian Weinberg, how you link the brain physiology to the historical model of "mind" in the context of decision and judgment. Without bickering about questions concerning the mind-body connection, I think it is safe to conclude that you see physical evidence for what we call in the "mind" model the value of deliberation, questioning of assumptions and presumptions, and avoidance of rush to judgment. In other words, the primacy of maintaining reason and rationality. Nice piece, indeed, fascinating. Cheers!15/11/2017 #5 Ian Weinberg#2 Firstly @Randall Burns my wife wrote me off a long time ago. These days she just rolls her eyes Heaven-wards with my antics! As regards choice changes, working memory is continuous and rapid. Plus there's some inputs which I purposefully omitted - really off the charts and headed in a quantum energy space. But that's for another time. Got to pour another. Cheers mate!
- Producer15/11/20177 Types Of Content To Share On Social MediaWhat is the best way to leverage social media to build brand awareness? By sharing customized content. As you create content with blog posts, videos, and social media updates, you are leveraging these elements to create value and reinforce...
Comments16/11/2017 #3 Preston 🐝 Vander Ven@Edwin Dearborn Great info. I believe that StoryTelling is the best and most powerful of all the content to share. Stories are natural to remember and great to share Wisdom. Emotional Content is at my number 2. I feel that great examples are testimonies. If two people are sharing the same information, yet the second blogger has a testimony, I am more likely to follow and trust the second. I think that is just human nature.
I would personally rank all the others equally. This ranking is from my own personal experience with others I have talked to.
- Producer15/11/2017Tips to be a good Community ManagerSocial networks have become something very important in our lives. A company which doesn’t have any presence in the world of media seems almost non existent. It’s not necessary to have an account in every network, because not all of them have the...
- Producer14/11/2017Happy Birthday Dada! The sadness is almost not there; Inner peace, understanding and knowledge dawned!Today I couldn't help recollecting and smiling at the happy moments spent with my Dad. The last outing we had was a trip to a famous church "The Basilica of Our Lady of Good Healthof Velankanni" down south of India, a city called Nagapattinam. The...
Comments16/11/2017 #19 🐝 Fatima G. WilliamsThank you for all the support I received from my friends here at beBee. Without you I would have found my healing to be very difficult. Thank you from the bottom of my heart @Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA View moreThank you for all the support I received from my friends here at beBee. Without you I would have found my healing to be very difficult. Thank you from the bottom of my heart @Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA
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@Geoff Hudson-Searle Close15/11/2017 #15 Geoff Hudson-SearleBeautiful words @🐝 Fatima G. Williams whilst Parents provide unconditional love Grandparents in addition to unconditional love also provide wisdom, there is a wonderful quote by Alex Haley "Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children." This quote always resonates with me. I am sure you are much loved, Dada and the Angels looking over you. Happy Wednesday!15/11/2017 #11 AnonymousThank you @🐝 Fatima G. Williams for sharing your tremendous post. The parents’ ability to love unconditionally can have powerful effects. Seeing our loved ones in an eternal perspective, knowing that they are of infinite worth, helps us to look beyond their loss, as spreading their past gifts to new generations.14/11/2017 #1 Cyndi wilkinsAwe...This one is very special for me right now @🐝 Fatima G. Williams, as the holidays approach and I am remembering my dad as we lost him last New Years Eve:-(
He was very much a being of justice, generosity, truth, harmony, compassion, understanding, and goodwill...We will miss him terribly in our lives...but he always inhabits our hearts...Peace to you my friend... a big hug to you with a special birthday wish for your dada;-)
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- Producer15/11/2017Why Blogging Is Important"A Blog is neither a Dairy nor a Journal, but includes elements of both." When you consider the investment of time, effort, and money that you need to put into a blog for it to be successful, there’s no doubt that you’ve probably asked...
Comments16/11/2017 #2 Preston 🐝 Vander Ven#1 I also love to write, yet I will give most of my credit to others. An example is Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee buzz called https://www.bebee.com/producer/@ali-anani/the-spontaneous-writer View more#1 I also love to write, yet I will give most of my credit to others. An example is Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee buzz called https://www.bebee.com/producer/@ali-anani/the-spontaneous-writer. Go read this his buzz after my comment. My spark of an ideas comes from comments and other articles I read. I then begin to write as fast as possible before I forget what I was thinking. Close15/11/2017 #1 Proma 🐝 NautiyalGreat buzz, @Preston 🐝 Vander Ven! The advantages of blogging are so clearly outlined and explained. My favorite line "I love to turn one article into ten or twenty, by sharing them on sites like beBee, Linkedin, Facebook, Twitter, and more."
Blogs because of their rich content help us in repurposing content in various other formats leading to more traffic and more engagement.
I am feeling motivated to write a new one for my website, right away. Thank you for this awesome post. Sharing!
- Producer21/04/2016The Power To ChooseTop Image courtesy of: www.VideoBlocks.com " The choices we make today significantly impact all of our tomorrows." Every time we choose, we enter into a new stage of evolutionary development. Every exchange we make has the power to drastically...
Comments18/11/2017 #50 Cyndi wilkins#49 "We have the potential to be free thinking, but how free thinking are we? How much do we restrain what we think to "fit in" even if fitting in is not healthy? "
I've had a couple of lessons in this concept over the past 24 hrs @Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee View more#49 "We have the potential to be free thinking, but how free thinking are we? How much do we restrain what we think to "fit in" even if fitting in is not healthy? "
I've had a couple of lessons in this concept over the past 24 hrs @Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee...and I have to say in the first incident I restrained myself so as to not embarrass my daughter in a 'restaurant' situation...as a result, I was aggravated enough to ruin my appetite...In the second situation, I let my feelings out, perhaps a bit more forcefully than I could have, but I was not backing down...OK...So I'm not the most popular lady in the neighborhood right now...but dang it...I got my point across and it got the job done.
Sometimes you have to risk being 'unpopular'.... Close18/11/2017 #49 Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBeeGreat article @Cyndi wilkins - You say, " As free-thinking human beings, we have the right to choose how we wish to experience this thing we call life. Every decision we make will determine the outcome of our future. How is it that you will choose to live?"
We have the potential to be free thinking, but how free thinking are we? How much do we restrain what we think to "fit in" even if fitting in is not healthy? How much are we aware that we are not "free thinking"? but rather going along with the tide, in and out depending on which way media and those around us sway us?Choice means either pausing for even the shortest time and then being brave enough to stand in our truth and choose what wellbeing, or being able to sense and intuit in a fleeting moment the "right" choice for our well being. I have also written about choice in a few other places. https://www.bebee.com/producer/@deb-lange/press-pause-and-sense-a-moment-in-a-conversation
https://journal.thriveglobal.com/are-you-frustrated-as-you-dont-have-time-to-create-wellbeing-15dd6f38657a17/11/2017 #48 Randall Burns#47 Thank You for your kinds words, you are indeed perceptive and smart to elicit a response from me @Cyndi wilkins :-). It was @Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee article that did prompt me to write that.
You're spot on with your sentiments, I agree, again nothing to add. looking forward to continuing discussions, I really don't get enough of this challenging enlightening input/dialogue in my "daily grind', it's not just good for the mind and spirit but also the soul.
I think @Sara Jacobovici might appreciate this post and the discussion17/11/2017 #47 Cyndi wilkins#44 I knew there was more for you to add here than just the secret sauce -) You're article is so fabulously constructed it would make @Jim Murray proud. Interesting you should make reference to @Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee...I hope you took her up offer.
As we expand in awareness and develop the perception of being 'multi-sensory' or 'multi-dimensional' beings, our consciousness extends far beyond seeing the world as just 'physical.' My piece is suggesting we modify our thinking as such that we consider humans not to be the only beings that exist in the universe.
Yes, we ALL have the ability, but many of us struggle with what @Ian Weinberg refers to as the 'neuronal noise' of the intellect...you describe it perfectly in your article...
"It is the intellect's contrivance of trying, desperately, to rationalize/assess/recognize and classify the unfathomable/irrational/impossible aspects of ourselves; but here's the crux; they are ONLY unfathomable/irrational/impossible aspects to our intellects! They are perfectly normal/rational/possible relating to the rest of our beings."
If we can somehow convince our intellect to take a vacation and come along for the ride, we can open ourselves for exploration far beyond our limited 'human faculti17/11/2017 #46 Cyndi wilkins#45 Thank you @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher...Truth be told, people like her are an inspiration to me...and I am very fortunate to see her at the beginning of my every work week...fifteen years and counting!
I see a lot of changes in cognitive abilities...but the true nature of 'the person' remains and is magnified tenfold. The love and laughter in the room is so contagious that I feel the effects reverberate throughout my system for several days...She is a gift that keeps on giving;-)16/11/2017 #44 Randall Burns#42 LMAO!!! Now you've got me thinking @Cyndi wilkins, I enjoyed and agree with your article because you're talking about "expanding our paradigm" which is within all of our capabilities if we just try. You may, (or may not), be interested in this;
https://www.bebee.com/producer/@randall-burns/expanding-the-paradigm-of-our-perceptions-senses-and-philosophy16/11/2017 #43 Randall Burns#42 Actually there are absolutely no secrets, I've been taught to share/teach/mentor to the best of my ability; you can give 10 Chefs the same recipe and will end up with 10 different results. Nothing we do is original, it's all been done before, beware of the Cook that has a "secret" that they are not willing to share with the world or their proteges, it is generally an insecurity clinging onto a security blanket, for whatever reason, that is not a sign of a great cook.
Seriously your post is insightful, thoughtful, intelligent and on the mark, I agree and have nothing to add, like a perfect recipe.
Love the picture of "budget cuts". When I was younger and the Chef asked me, "how goes the battle Randy?", I responded with, "Well Chef I think I can see light at the end of the tunnel", He smiled and responded to me, "I hope that's not the locomotive coming".15/11/2017 #40 Cyndi wilkinsThe Tower of Babel is the perfect example of how we have become disconnected from our own spirituality @Preston 🐝 Vander Ven;-) We have been manipulated by the forces that govern us into thinking we need them for our physical survival...we mere mortals cannot possibly 'think' for ourselves without the help of those who claim to have our best interests at heart. Our lives have been shaped by laws put in place by those with self-serving intentions.
When we become awakened to the psychology of our own spirit we are able to detach ourselves from the distractions and chaotic events of physicality to see things from a higher perspective...with a clarity to set our conscious intentions accordingly to our own specific needs without being governed by the unconscious and impersonal energy of others....We can see the forest through the trees, so to speak...and make our own responsible choices through the awakened spirit of conscious intent.15/11/2017 #39 Preston 🐝 Vander VenGreat Buzz. It is full of hope, and love. Sadly, Sin is born into humanity. The last time everyone was united together is in the story of the Tower of Babel -Genesis 11: 1-9. God certainly desires that people live in unity, but it must be for the right purpose and motivation. Unity that has evil as it’s purpose or outcome is not something God desires. Sadly, "We the people" is what humanity naturally thinks, instead of bringing glory to our Creator.
The people of Babel where unified in such a way that they were working against God’s intent that humanity multiply, fill the earth and glorify God in the process. Instead they had united in one place in order to secure their own position and in some way raise themselves up to God. The building of the Tower amounted to an assault on heaven. It was a statement saying that they could approach God on their own terms and in some measure as equals. The confusion of languages served two purposes. First it kept people from uniting in an effort to supplant God. Second, it forced them to scatter, dare I say “Be Distributed” across the earth, in order to fulfill the command to tend it and care for it.
Don't confuse my words. I am very hopeful of future Grace. Until this day, it is our duty to be obedient children.
"Therefore, prepare your minds for action; be self-controlled; set your hope fully on the grace to be given you when Jesus Christ is revealed. As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance. But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; for it is written: 'Be holy, because I am holy.'" - 1 Peter 1:13-16 These are great verses to quickly explain my view.14/11/2017 #37 Cyndi wilkins#35 I can certainly understand your frustration @Harvey Lloyd...I feel it very profoundly myself...So I will refer back to a comment I made on Ali's post yesterday...I think it fits in nicely here...
As parents, we have an even greater responsibility to do the 'inner work' in becoming conscious of our choices...Our children are our greatest natural resource for the future...and we the parents their greatest 'influencers'...How we choose to shape ourselves has extraordinary impact on all souls in our sphere of influence...especially our children. That is why it is so important for each of us to be of very clear intention in respect to the behavior we project onto ourselves and others...If we wish to diminish fear within the global environment for example, we must first diminish our own individual fears.
Teaching our youth about spiritual development at home and in our schools would go a very long way in creating the necessary mindset for the up and coming generation of new leaders in bringing valuable contributions to the evolution of humanity. Each of us holds a piece of the puzzle...each of us is valuable in his or her own way...The health of the family dynamic brings health and harmony to us all...This would be a great place to start shifting the tide;-)14/11/2017 #36 Harvey Lloyd#33 Although Trump makes himself an easy target......I would have to say that the saddest part of the previous election is that at the end of the day, 80+% of the American Voting Public thought that the two candidates were the best opportunity for our country to move forward. Or these were the two candidates we allowed to be handed up within the material world paradigm.
He won, 50% are unhappy and fighting him, if she had won 50% would have been mad and fought her. While we fight they all walk to the bank and laugh.
Special interest has divided the nation and now politicians use it as a whip against each other, while we choose sides. Like the magician we never saw the slight of hand to change our focus.
Give me chaos and i will show you how to make money.14/11/2017 #35 Harvey Lloyd#32 We did an interesting study on "Generational Poverty" it dealt with the segment of the population and the narrative building during youth that perpetrated a scheme of thought. Some of these discussions lead to we have almost created and under current of a caste system. Wherebu locking folks into a narrative. We discussed further how from parenting to realization of parenting goals or lack thereof, that the narrative is now further in the community we choose to operate.
So my frustration is how do you tell someone they have lived their life inside a paradigm that is unhealthy?
There is no room in the inn, for spiritual awareness. The material world demands all of our energy just to break bread in the evening.
If we are to make change in our present moments with others we must show them a new and different way to see the paradigm with what they have engaged.
We have described the issue quite well, yet when we come down to discussing the how are we going to move forward?????? It gets a little squirrelly. We are unwilling to admit to others that our spiritual selves are uneducated and therefore blind to the paradigm. Material leaders have been wise to leave our spirits in the dark. Now they can pick our pockets while we thank them.
Please pardon my frustration, it is not directed at anyone but rather the general atmosphere of shame/persecution that surrounds our spiritual needs.14/11/2017 #33 Cyndi wilkinsI also have to say @Harvey Lloyd, that I agree with what you have stated about how we perceive 'power'..."Where we see those in "power" that it is really not power but rather the manipulation of the material world to their advantage, under the law. It is seen as power from being in the audience while they hold the microphone."
This statement reminded me of a very vivid dream I had just prior to the recent US election (or perhaps it was a nightmare;-) I was in attendance of a speech given by our now president Trump....I was standing by a doorway through which he exited the stage and I said to him..."I have to admit Mr. Trump...It is quite impressive the way you command an audience."
His comment to me..."Please remember that when you go to vote." My reply..."Not a snowball's chance in hell."14/11/2017 #32 Cyndi wilkins#30 #31 "The road to hell is paved with good intentions. For some reason though, through media, we have been desensitized to notice the heat build up."
Interesting that you would say that @Harvey Lloyd View more#30 #31 "The road to hell is paved with good intentions. For some reason though, through media, we have been desensitized to notice the heat build up."
Interesting that you would say that @Harvey Lloyd , as it reminds me of how Al Gore described climate change in his documentary..."An Inconvenient Truth" We have been so desensitized to the heat building that we are in denial of it even happening. However, if we were to jump from the pot into the fire, we would feel it's effects quite profoundly.
I would like to also like to zero in on the comment by @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher..."The day we are born, the programming begins."
Early childhood influence is exactly what sets the tone for the trajectory of our lives. It is here that we have the ability to make the greatest impact for change. Why should we change? Because we have to, or risk extinction...period. We have already gone too far...and the only reason we are alive today is that Mother Nature has unconditional love for her misbehaving children. It's about time we clean up our room;-)
I just had a wonderful session with one of my dementia patients, recognizing the subtle nuances as she peels back the layers of her life...It's all about family, relationships and how we have treated ourselves and others along the way. As I nurture her body and mind while listening compassionately...she recalls a joyful childhood filled with love and laughter. At the end of every session, she says the same thing..."This is heaven Cyndi...and I never want to leave here." Close14/11/2017 #31 Harvey LloydI would also suggest that where we see those in "power" that it is really not power but rather the manipulation of the material world to their advantage, under the law. It is seen as power from being in the audience while they hold the microphone. But that power is given to them via others who aspire to be like them.
This aspiration is what sets us on the path to fear based motivation. It engages us beyond our capacity to manage self. The charleton makes many promises that leave us at the dead end where fear begins.
The road to hell is paved with good intentions. For some reason though, through media, we have been desensitized to notice the heat build up.
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Comments13/11/2017 #1 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee"Creatives suffer resistance, the different suffer resistance, in the most diverse and timeless 'witch hunt'. Ideas scare unimaginative minds, from the comix to the custom. Idea can scare the unprepared, ruminate the conservative".
And who decides very often? Sadly, the unimaginative. Thank you @Neto Montana for sharing your daring thoughts
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Comments14/11/2017 #8 David B. GrinbergThank you for this profoundly important blogging buzz, Debasish. You make many powerful points worthy of serious consideration. I would note that I've always been impressed by your exemplary social media etiquette and proactive social engagement. Thanks for all YOU do, kind sir!13/11/2017 #7 Cyndi wilkinsThis is another one of those posts that speaks volumes @Debasish Majumder...The internet is a very powerful tool of influence...but if you behave like a 'tool'...you are less likely to attract any meaningful engagement...That said...some people like the piranha pool...That's cool if you don't mind being eaten alive;-)12/11/2017 #6 Preston 🐝 Vander Ven#5 @Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris I agree. Social Media is sometimes like a megaphone of someone's character. This is not always true, because it can also be a mask to hide behind. Either way, Social Media is still just a tool. US, I am the one choosing to use it. It has no use, power, or influence without followers. One day, I am sure it will be replace with a new generation of tech. But, it will be in the choice of the user of how it's used.12/11/2017 #5 Zacharias 🐝 VoulgarisI don't think SM make people rude or arrogant. They merely expose the fact, since people tend to be more reckless when behind a computer / smartphone screen, on their own. Also, just like the Internet can be used for both positive and negative things, so can SM, which are an application of this technology.12/11/2017 #4 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand AmbassadorSocial media is what you make it, and like @Randall Burns, I take interactions on social media with a grain of salt. Used as a tool and in moderation can be advantageous but to misuse can produce negative results for oneself and others. Bullying, etc. will not be my problem, it's their problem. Interesting and timely read @Debasish Majumder.11/11/2017 #3 Randall BurnsInteresting post @Debasish Majumder with some very interesting and valid points. I always take interactions on social media with "a grain of salt", to me it is slightly removed from reality in that we can never be 100% sure of the sincerity of the people we are interacting with. Some people may even act out differently on media than in "reality", and some people now may even feel that "social media" is more real than "reality".
As with anything there are the positive and negative aspects associated with anything, I like to think that i see and interact on the positive side with social media and if someone is acting out negatively, bullying, ignorant, etc. on social media, well that's their problem, I'm completely removed from it.
Thought provoking post, it's still generating responses in me.
- Producer12/11/2017Is "Twitter Ads" worth your money?I like to save people's time by answering a question right the way, so here we go: The answer is NO and here is WHY.So, I have decided to try "twitter ads" to have a hands on experience and see if it is worth or not, below is a resume of my...
Comments14/11/2017 #14 Flavio 🇯🇵 Souza 🐝Twitter only will have a real value when they get the fake profiles out of their system , one way to do it is to use the verified accounts path but they seem to prefer to make this function more "exclusive/royal" than I would have made it, so if they do not change their concept and continue to accept any profile into the system, they will die as clearly their ad function is rigged @David B. Grinberg#1313/11/2017 #11 Zacharias 🐝 VoulgarisBTW, Dr. Muller from Veritasium, did an experiment with FB ads and found out that they too are useless as the "people" who visit his account because of the paid ads are indistinguishable from the people you'd pay on some random "like" fetching site on the web, even though FB states clearly that these are real people. Dr. Muller's experiment was very thorough and proved beyond doubt that whatever FB claims, the paid ads are a total scam...12/11/2017 #1 Renée 🐝 CormierWell isn't that interesting? I wrestle with the value of Twitter all the time. I have long suspected that most of the people who use Twitter rarely read anything. They will like or retweet a tweet they have never clicked on just to get noticed or to build their following. I once posted a picture of rat's asses on Twitter just to see what would happen. I wrote about it: https://www.bebee.com/producer/@renee-cormier/what-happened-when-i-posted-a-picture-of-a-rat-s-ass-on-twitter
All of that makes me wonder why think we need to have 198K followers. You can't sell in a room full of sales people or engage with people who don't care.
The other thing that bugs me about Twitter is that when you set up your account, you indicate your interests, and then it automatically has you following people like the Trumps and random Russian hookers. That hardly makes you look good in front of your clients, so you have to spend half an hour or more deleting profiles from the account.
As for the ads, I watched some videos and read some blogs about targeting, but found it was just easier to follow the people I wanted to follow me back. The ads are costly in so much as the ROI is not really there. You can easily spend $1000 and never get a customer from those new followers. In fact, I have always gotten business from LI and never from Twitter. beBee has given me business relationships, an engaged audience and a way to demonstrate my expertise. I anticipate that as it grows, the business will flow quite well, so it is always worth my time to post here. I still use Twitter, but I consider it a small part of my social media marketing.
- Producer07/05/2017The Purpose of Being on beBeeImage Credit: Tim Robberts/Digital Vision/Getty Images https://www.lifewire.com There have been many great posts and discussions that dealt with the topic of purpose on beBee lately. Although...
Comments16/05/2017 #51 Lada 🏡 Prkic#47 You perfectly described beBee community, @Renée 🐝 Cormier. This is an engaged community that is hungry for content with substance, no matter how provocative. I couldn't agree more.
I'm glad that many members of our community found this content useful and worth engaging. Thank you. :-)16/05/2017 #48 Virag🐝 G.Great article Lada! My voice on socials is the same as my offline persona. So, for me, being on social media is just an extension of my physical limitations and it enables me to reach further, meet more people and being exposed to things I would never normally come across with. Go bees :-)16/05/2017 #47 Renée 🐝 CormierI share your views, @Lada 🏡 Prkic. I find that beBee's format presents an especially good opportunity for people to learn new things and expand their thinking on any subject. Strong writers and smart marketers have a golden opportunity here. Posting weak content or direct sales messages is a waste on any social media platform, but even more so on beBee because you have such an engaged community that is hungry for content with substance. My experience is that the most thought provoking messages and the most useful content will get the most engagement.
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