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What Words Mean to Me

~ 100 buzzes
Whenever you come across a meme; โ€œa humorous image, video, piece of textโ€ or quote, please write about the meaning and significance that it holds for you.
  1. ProducerRod Loader

    Rod Loader

    Touching With Words
    Touching With WordsIt's been a while since I've been active on beBee. Due to an attempt to keep my sanity, I cut my time on social media back and only wanted to post on one site. With LinkedIn's new changes, I can see that my decision to choose LI was a mistake.So, if...


    Sara Jacobovici
    20/01/2017 #5 Sara Jacobovici
    I echo the "Welcome back @Rod Loader" you are hearing and will continue to hear. Love your post and I will include a word that @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher mentions in her comment, "meaning", in my comment. You write: "The words may not be any different from those shared by others, but the emotion or images we have attached, have raised these words above the rest we heard or read on that day." Powerfully written! I would just add that we also attach meaning we have previously formed based on our experiences. That is why, from my perspective, your statement "rings true".
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    20/01/2017 #4 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    Welcome back @Rod Loader. This buzz is a great come back. Yes, they both had separate meanings and one made me think of Refugees :( Looking forward to more!
    Rod Loader
    20/01/2017 #3 Rod Loader
    Now I'm back @Dean Owen, I will make Day 2 my next post. #2
    Dean Owen
    20/01/2017 #2 Dean Owen
    I am so glad you are back. I was particularly looking forward to Day 2 of this incredible bit of prose:
    David B. Grinberg
    20/01/2017 #1 David B. Grinberg
    Welcome back, Rod! We missed you and your prolific prose. Nice buzz here, which I'm sharing on three hives. I look forward to reading more of you on beBee in the year ahead. Keep buzzing!
  2. ProducerCory Galbraith

    Cory Galbraith

    Ancient Advice for Your New Year
    Ancient Advice for Your New YearThe best advice might very well come from thousands of years ago.These ancient scribes have a lot to say about how we should live and do business in 2017.ย  โ€œWhat we achieve inwardly will change outer reality.โ€ - Greek Philosopher PlutarchThis was a...


    Dorothy Cooper
    03/01/2017 #6 Dorothy Cooper
    I loved this post! I shared it on my twitter feed. The style and content is so fresh and forward thinking! Bravo!
    Cepee Tabibian
    03/01/2017 #5 Cepee Tabibian
    Great share from the ancient sages. Thanks for the 2017 inspiration @Cory Galbraith!
    Sara Jacobovici
    03/01/2017 #4 Sara Jacobovici
    @Cory Galbraith makes the ancient advice current and timely in his own words.
    Sara Jacobovici
    03/01/2017 #3 Sara Jacobovici
    Bravo @Cory Galbraith! A beautiful piece of work from the first word to the last! You prove that ancient wisdom has carried over well into our time. Thank you.
  3. Graham๐Ÿ Edwards
    The five day count down to 2017 has started and I thought I would share five of my favourite memes. I find them wonderful reminders as I find my way.

    Graham๐Ÿ Edwards


    Graham๐Ÿ Edwards
    02/01/2017 #4 Graham๐Ÿ Edwards
    #2 Thanks @Sara Jacobovici. Have a great 2017!!
    Graham๐Ÿ Edwards
    02/01/2017 #3 Graham๐Ÿ Edwards
    #1 Thanks @Phil Friedman. I promise none of my memes will ever have kittens associated with them... lol. Have a great 2017!!
    Sara Jacobovici
    27/12/2016 #2 Sara Jacobovici
    What an important reminder @Graham๐Ÿ Edwards; the sound of courage needs to be experienced, not necessarily heard.
    Phil Friedman
    27/12/2016 #1 Phil Friedman
    @Graham๐Ÿ Edwards, excellent -- and proves wisdom does not have to come in a sickly-sweet coating. Will watch for your other four pearls... Cheers!
  4. Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    "Life has many ways of testing a person's will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen all at once." ~Paulo Coelho Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich


    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    12/11/2016 #1 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    Great quote by Paulo Coelho. He is one of my favs. Beautiful pic, Deb.
  5. ProducerDeb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    Are our names instrumental in shaping our personality?
    Are our names instrumental in shaping our personality?We all, must, in some way, keep track of people by their names. And that name becomes a short-cut for who they are. Yesterday, in a light-hearted buzz, Ali Anani inquired whether the change of Javier's surname to his business and clear passion...


    Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    04/11/2016 #78 Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    #77 Most certainly in the observer sense. I notice things. Aesthetics was one of my favorite Philosophy courses. When I respond to Art - I really respond. But I lack any capacity as a maker of visual art. I also know now that I have some degree of Auditory processing dysfunction, which is probably the real source of why my memory is better if I see a name written out when I first meet someone.

    This whole online avatar thing really works to my favor.... I can chunk the written name and photo together.
    Henri Galvรฃo
    04/11/2016 #77 Henri Galvรฃo
    #76 interesting perspective. so I guess you're more of a visual person, right?
    Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    04/11/2016 #76 Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    #75 Yeah, I know I'd butcher it. I am not one of those people who can easily mimic names (or words) phonetically. I really need to see them spelled out, it assists me in some way. I know I have a better memory of names if I get a business card where I can insert the mental picture of the spelling of the name along with the face. If I just have a face and sounds, that is when I have a chance to categorize a new face with an old face and name. Brains are fascinating!
    Henri Galvรฃo
    04/11/2016 #75 Henri Galvรฃo
    #74 well, my surname Galvรฃo is pretty unique I guess, in the sense that it's just about the most difficult name for a non-native Portuguese speaker to pronounce :-D
    Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    04/11/2016 #74 Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    Thanks so much, @Henri Galvรฃo. It is nice to get to know about the folks we scroll past on a regular basis. Got a really unique Portuguese name to share?
    Henri Galvรฃo
    03/11/2016 #73 Henri Galvรฃo
    Lovely buzz, and it's been fun to read about everybody's stories! I really think that consciously choosing a name which sounds well and, at the same time, distinct, is one of the most important things we can do in regards to our internet presence.
    Sara Jacobovici
    31/10/2016 #72 Sara Jacobovici
    A rose by any other name....? @Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich's perspective is worth the read.
    Sara Jacobovici
    31/10/2016 #71 Sara Jacobovici
    "The synchronicities of the world are just so juicy!", now I know why I didn't see this when it first came out. I had to spend last Saturday reading as much as I could about naming and meanings of names. So now I was able to connect in a meaningful way with your wonderful writing. Thank you @Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich!
    Anees Zaidi
    31/10/2016 #70 Anees Zaidi
    A very interesting series on 'What's in a name?' dear @Deb๐Ÿ Lange and dear brother @Ali Anani. My grand-daughter's name 'Aliza' was selected by my wife. The name has two parts 'Ali' my son-in-law's first name and 'za' the last two alphabets in my daughter's nick name 'Muniza'. Aliza means 'Joy' , 'Joyful' and baby Aliza is true to her name - making our evenings joyful over Facetime everyday.
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    26/10/2016 #69 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    . #68 Even when I use google translation @Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich, "I am ready" still comes up as je suis prรชt. Not sure what basque means. I would love to know more about our heritage, because that's a peice that is missing. We were told my grandfather was from the 'dark side of Scotland." I later found out that meant darker skinned people lived in that part of Scotland and they had migrated from somewhere in the Meditteranean. We think we narrowed it down to France but can't be sure. Would be interesting if someone did have further linguistical info!
    Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    26/10/2016 #68 Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    #67 That is some great information, @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher. I am not one to nit-pick, but I have a special relationship with the French word for ready, it is... prรชt prest looks to be Basque. Pretty ironic being from a region between France and Spain.... wonder if anyone has any further linguistical information.
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    26/10/2016 #67 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    Ok, this SO wasn't true for me but I thought it was funny. I pulled this from the Urban Dictionary: The name of a girl who is very pretty and is so lovable that boys fall in love with her instantly.
    Dude: Yeah, I'm like...in love with that chica.

    English- The name Lisa is a baby girl name. The name Lisa comes from the English origin. In English The meaning of the name Lisa is: Diminutive of Elizabeth: Oath of God. My God is bountiful. Lisa is often used as an independent first name.

    As for my surname Fraser -Origins of the clan- The Frasers are believed to have come from Anjou in France. The name Fraser may be derived from Fredarius, Fresel or Freseau. Another suggestion is that the Frasers were a tribe in Roman Gaul, whose badge was a strawberry plant (fraisier in French). What does Je suis PREST mean in English?
    Clan Fraser of Lovat. Friseal. Crest: A buck's head erased Proper. Motto. Je suis prest (I am ready)
    So, This "chicas oath," I am ready ;-) LOL
    Shawn Quinlivan, C.Ht.
    26/10/2016 #66 Shawn Quinlivan, C.Ht.
    #51 I never mind telling people that the Gaelic spelling for Shawn is S-e-a-n and that it is Irish for John. Nor do I mind pronouncing my last name for folks, which is phonetic (and also Irish). These are conversational openings, sometimes into the world of Celtic heritage and wisdom -- King Arthur, Catholic missions, Druids, Stonehenge, wee folk, the Lady of the Lake, alchemy -- mystical and fun!!
    Gert Scholtz
    26/10/2016 #65 Gert Scholtz
    @Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich I came across the concept of nominative determinism which is the hypothesis that people tend to gravitate towards areas of work that fit their name. My surname Scholtz means debt collector in old German - funny that I work in a bank :)
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    26/10/2016 #64 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    What's in a name? A rose by any other name would still smell as sweet! Who said that?;) Anyway, that said, any name uttered or heard, or written down or read (mentally) carries an audio signature / vibration to it that affects both the listener and the person uttering. Either positively, or otherwise. Compound that with our association an affinities and you have a persona that springs up in front of your mind's eye :) Whether you like him/her or not! And we react...or respond...accordingly. In our community we are used to naming children after our many deities and scriptural figures. My Dad took a radical departure and called me Praveen (means ''expert'' in our traditional language. And I am humbled by that definition always. He named my two siblings Raghmore (...R.I.P. - after a German name he heard on the radio that sounded like it in 1970...); Arun, the youngest one's name is derived from the Charioteer of the Sun God's name, Aruna). The middle name Raj, Dad edited from his own name RAJESHWAR. The last name or surname - Gullepally - has an interesting explanation to it. Gulle - means an oval basket woven with bamboo strips, sturdy and egg shaped; Pally - means a hamlet. My ancestors used to bury their dead in these baskets, in the foetal-curled up position (minutes before dying the breath pattern changes and you can hear a low growl which is taken as indication of imminent death and the person is brought into a sitting, knees-folded up to the chin position and a fibre rope is used to gently tie up the limbs into that posture. After demise the body is carried in that basket, tethered to a single long wooden stick carried on either ends by family members to the grave. The body is returned to the Earth as a child rests in the mothers womb, basically. Dad took another radical departure and discontinued this ceremonial practice starting with his Grandpa! :)
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    26/10/2016 #63 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    Below, "Love is forgiveness" not If. ;-)
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    26/10/2016 #62 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #61 agree love if forgiveness and understanding @Ali Anani! :)
    Ali Anani
    26/10/2016 #61 Ali Anani
    #60 Love is forgiveness and I feel different grades of happiness towards my wife, but allow no room for anything less. You are very observant @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    26/10/2016 #60 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #55 I can understand protecting your families name. My dad was born to Scottish parents in Scotland. His middle name was his mom's surname and of course last name- his dads :)) I love how you promote beBee with your first name @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee View more
    #55 I can understand protecting your families name. My dad was born to Scottish parents in Scotland. His middle name was his mom's surname and of course last name- his dads :)) I love how you promote beBee with your first name @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee and that's funny about your friend, Daniel. Haha, that would have confused me too. @Ali Anani, I love how you put it about your wife's name.. you didn't say, what do I call her when I'm mad, you said, Shereen when happy and Lana when extremely happy!" That's love!! My sister's name is Deidre, but we call her DeeDee. Close
    Ali Anani
    26/10/2016 #59 Ali Anani
    #58 Truly amazing @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
  6. ProducerSara Jacobovici

    Sara Jacobovici

    From Winnie-the-Pooh to Nietzsche
    From Winnie-the-Pooh to NietzscheImage credit: FamaHaber I cannot express the feelings I have been going through since I found my name on the new ambassadors list and the response I am receiving from you to my having to decline. I feel...


    Sara Jacobovici
    31/10/2016 #27 Sara Jacobovici
    #25 I am very touched and grateful for your comment @Anees Zaidi. Thank you very much.
    Sara Jacobovici
    31/10/2016 #26 Sara Jacobovici
    #24 Thank you @๐Ÿ Fatima Williams for your very generous and kind comment. Much appreciated.
    Anees Zaidi
    31/10/2016 #25 Anees Zaidi
    Great thoughts dear @Sara Jacobovici. I wholeheartedly endorse what @Milos Djukic has said below. You are a gem of a person, a great thinker, a writer par excellence and a most lovable bee. You are the source of illumination indeed.
    ๐Ÿ Fatima Williams
    31/10/2016 #24 ๐Ÿ Fatima Williams
    You speak out true feelings in words and these quotes are an excellent way of showcasing them.

    " The potential of the connections we make with others on beBee is that each connection can be a source of illumination." As everyone rightly said here "You are an enduring source of illumination and your thoughts leave an indelible mark in the reader's mind and that's what matter at the end of the day. #beBeesforever
    Sara Jacobovici
    19/10/2016 #23 Sara Jacobovici
    #22 Dear @Milos Djukic, you've touched my heart. I respect and admire your work and to get this generous and kind comment from you means so much. Thank you.
    Milos Djukic
    19/10/2016 #22 Anonymous
    Dear @Sara Jacobovici, You are one of the most prominent thinker here on beBee. Thank you. I am a great admirer of your writing.
    Sara Jacobovici
    19/10/2016 #21 Sara Jacobovici
    #20 Touched by your response @DILMA BALBI -Contratos e Gestรฃo. Thank you.
    DILMA BALBI -Contratos e Gestรฃo
    19/10/2016 #20 DILMA BALBI -Contratos e Gestรฃo
    "The potential of the connections we make with others on beBee is that each connection can be a source of illumination.' Totally agree with you, @Sara Jacobovici You 're a source of illumination...Touched by your buzz
    Sara Jacobovici
    19/10/2016 #19 Sara Jacobovici
    I am sincerely touched by your kind words @Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic. I am looking forward to our future exchanges.
    Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    19/10/2016 #18 Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    I wrote your last paragraph in my notes in which I write down sentences that have impressed me. There are few people on social networks who I admire and you're one of them because of your intellect and wisdom. Dear Sara, I wish you all the best.
    Sara Jacobovici
    19/10/2016 #17 Sara Jacobovici
    #16 Sweet! Thank you @Deb๐Ÿ Lange.
    Deb๐Ÿ Lange
    19/10/2016 #16 Deb๐Ÿ Lange
    @Sara Jacobovici love Winnie the Phooh!! and you!
    Sara Jacobovici
    18/10/2016 #15 Sara Jacobovici
    #9 #10 Thank you for your shares and support @Jared Wiese.
    Sara Jacobovici
    18/10/2016 #14 Sara Jacobovici
    #8 Much appreciated @Irene Hackett.
    Sara Jacobovici
    18/10/2016 #13 Sara Jacobovici
    #7 Very kind comment @Jared Wiese. Thank you.
    Sara Jacobovici
    18/10/2016 #12 Sara Jacobovici
    #6 The feeling is mutual @Mamen ๐Ÿ Delgado.
    Sara Jacobovici
    18/10/2016 #11 Sara Jacobovici
    #5 Thank you @Ali Anani for on going positive energy and generous support.
    Jared ๐Ÿ Wiese
    18/10/2016 #10 Jared ๐Ÿ Wiese
    Shared in beBee ambassadors.
    Jared ๐Ÿ Wiese
    18/10/2016 #7 Jared ๐Ÿ Wiese
    Truly beautiful and illuminating, @Sara Jacobovici. When I saw the pic and title, I think a bit of the kid in me DID anticipate :)

    Ahem... hate to break it to you... but this sort of honey is EXACTLY what an ambassador produces! Please keep it up!!

    Yours in sweet anticipation...
  7. Sara Jacobovici

    Sara Jacobovici

    I would like to share the words of Gino Bartali in the following 2 quotes: number 2.

    Here I am reminded that it's not whether I can, it's finding my means through which to do it.

    image credit: www.rateaquote.com
    Sara Jacobovici


    Sara Jacobovici
    22/10/2016 #2 Sara Jacobovici
    #1 Great comment @Claire Bridges! And so glad to hear about the "happy ending". Wishing you all the best!
    Claire Bridges
    21/10/2016 #1 Claire Bridges
    Beautiful! Reminds me that in many ways we don't choose it, nor is it necessarily packaged the way we might have chosen for ourselves. I spent so long rejecting my life's purpose. I knew what I excelled at, I knew what I got fired up about, I knew what there was a need for, and I understood the 'sweet spot in the middle' Dharma concept. But I didn't like it. So I back-and-forthed between judging my 'bicycle' either too dull for a rider as special as me, or too special for a rider as dull as me. Arrogance, self-importance, self-loathing and self-doubt, all tangled up in one disabling mess! I'm so grateful I found acceptance (of it and myself) in the end. Thank you for sharing @Sara Jacobovici.
  8. Sara Jacobovici

    Sara Jacobovici

    I would like to share the words of Gino Bartali in the following 2 quotes: number 1.

    Here I am reminded that at times actions are more important than words. It is because of his perspective, that rewards are not external but internal, that allowed him to know the difference of when to speak and when to act.
    Sara Jacobovici
  9. Sara Jacobovici

    Sara Jacobovici

    The Trees
    by Franz Kafka

    "For we are like tree trunks in the snow. In appearance they lie sleekly and a little push should be enough to set them rolling. No, it can't be done, for they are firmly wedded to the ground. But see, even that is only appearance."

    Kafka's words are a powerful reminder to me that we live in the tension of strength and vulnerability, perception and reality. We can never rely on our perceptions as we look outward but can access our reality when we reach inward.
    Sara Jacobovici


    Sara Jacobovici
    05/10/2016 #3 Sara Jacobovici
    #2 @Debra De-Jong how exciting to see you on beBee. I realize you just got in and I can't wait to give you a welcome you deserve.
    Debra De-Jong
    05/10/2016 #2 Debra De-Jong
    Powerful words....
    Sara Jacobovici
    05/10/2016 #1 Sara Jacobovici
    Image credit: mirceaverona.blogspot.com
  10. ProducerDeb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    Why Love is the Best Medicine
    Why Love is the Best MedicineThis is a topic very near and dear to my heart, my daily life, my future, and the change I want to be in the world. I was intending on sharing this to Sara Jacobovici's "What Words Mean to Me" hive just as soon as I saw it on LI via Emilia...


    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    07/11/2016 #14 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    It's been said even receiving so many hugs per day can prevent disease and ease anxiety. I can't remember how many. I'd much rather practice love than hate. Hate takes too much energy (and not the good kind). Nice buzz @Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    Sarah Elkins
    05/10/2016 #13 Sarah Elkins
    "Love is the antidote to fear. That makes Love a very powerful catalyst to healing." And truly, the only salve for hatred. Thank you, @Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    mohammed khalaf
    04/10/2016 #12 mohammed khalaf
    Very wise counsel,but that is depend kind of your decision
    Sara Jacobovici
    04/10/2016 #11 Sara Jacobovici
    What an other example of what a great writer you are @Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich. Great thoughts, beautifully and articulately written! Couldn't agree with you more.
    Sara Jacobovici
    04/10/2016 #10 Sara Jacobovici
    #1 I feel the love @Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich and send mine to you across cyberspace; from heart to heart.
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    04/10/2016 #9 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    Love does have the power to heal many issues. It has the power to sustain or strengthen medically ill people. They have proven even the power of a hug or daily touching has healing benefits. Without love, we whither. What a lovely buzz @Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    Emilia M. Ludovino
    04/10/2016 #8 Emilia M. Ludovino
    Thank you dear @Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich for this wonderful post. Just made my day, as I subscribe every word you penned down for us. Being myself a Reiki Karuna Master - Love, Compassion and Kindness are my working tools and my way of living, that I've been using for almost 20 years in all the walks of my life - as a Lawyer, Coach, Volunteer in Prisons and Hospitals - and I already testified some "miracles". Though I 100% agree with @Melissa Hefferman and #@Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman that we need to be more vocal about the importance of Love, Compassion, and Kindness in our world and to gather the like-minded soul. One Heart at a time and the LOVE REVOLUTION is possible. Much Love dear Deb and a blessed day.
    David B. Grinberg
    04/10/2016 #7 David B. Grinberg
    Thank you for a lovely read @Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich. Yes, love makes the world go around. Buzz on!
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    04/10/2016 #6 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    You are a true gem, @Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich. I agree with @Melissa Hefferman, the more vocal we are about love the better. It certainly beats being vocal about hate. Sending hugs. ๐Ÿ’
    Pascal Derrien
    03/10/2016 #5 Pascal Derrien
    Always good vibes flying around you @Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich to be consumed without moderation :-)
    Ian Weinberg
    03/10/2016 #3 Ian Weinberg
    Yes indeed @Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich , a hug a day will keep the doctor away!
    Laurent Boscherini
    03/10/2016 #2 Anonymous
    Thank you @Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich for sharing your such insightful article. "The journey to wellness begins with practicing Love right now. " Fly high and shine Deb !
    Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    03/10/2016 #1 Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    Sending love to @Sara Jacobovici & @Emilia M. Ludovino for providing the impetus for this buzz!
  11. ProducerJoel Anderson

    Joel Anderson

    Irrelativity: Are we being crowdsourced into irrelevance through a war on words and artful use of information?
    Irrelativity: Are we being crowdsourced into irrelevance through a war on words and artful use of information?"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the...


    Brian McKenzie
    06/10/2016 #29 Brian McKenzie
    We get a big war way before we get viable and prolific self driving cars.
    Joel Anderson
    05/10/2016 #28 Joel Anderson
    Here is to all the original, creative maladjusted non-conformist out there. โ€œOur lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.โ€ โ€œThis hour in history needs a dedicated circle of transformed nonconformists โ€ฆ Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted,โ€ Martin Luther King Jr.
    Joel Anderson
    03/10/2016 #27 Joel Anderson
    #24 I just don't want to end up in virtual car, at the grocery store, or at the restaurant and find that I found myself in a location not of my choosing. Finding myself only to be confronted with an unending plethora of overwhelming distractions and choices. Find myself at a place where someone has effectively channeled me into a mindless approach of how to think, how to engage, how to collaborate, and using my intellect to pick and choose.

    Whether I can control it or not, I just cannot sit passively in the passenger seat and relinquish its ownership and control if it is in my power to do so. Rather than be a back seat driver, I want to be an active participant; reflecting, engaging and collaborating on the journey.
    Joel Anderson
    03/10/2016 #26 Joel Anderson
    #24 How we decide to approach it or not, will prove to be interesting as we decide to retain some modicum of ownership, or relinquish control and influence over the information that is driving us in one direction and/or another. It will be an interesting journey. Whether that journey is complex or simple and we take it standing or sitting, it is my hope that we all actively understand how we leverage the power and use of information to advantage. I fully appreciate that there are times when others will drive a discussion, come up with a new idea, have an opinion on something and will try to influence thoughtful and productive dialogue. I also appreciate that far too often, there is an agenda behind the use of information that just may not be in the best interest of anyone other than those who are trying control information and in such control, have mastered an artful approach to crowdsourcing us into being irrelevant.
    Joel Anderson
    03/10/2016 #25 Joel Anderson
    #24 Thanks @Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich I agree. Despite the real and potential contradictions of the complex and simplicity driving any topic I am committed to a lifelong approach to learning, reflecting and better understanding the mechanics behind it all. As I thought through the recent comments, I revisited my thesis topic: "Convergence: Information Technologyโ€™s Impact and Changes on Organizational and Social Structures" that I wrote back in 2000 and served as a means to distill some of the summary of events in my comment at #23. Much has happened in the past 16 years and much is yet to be seen.
    Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    02/10/2016 #24 Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    You've summarized this well in the contradiction that "in the messiness of it all," we are "being handed information on a menu that is artfully designed to placate our individual pallets in a world of simplistic snacks that trivializes our intellect, serves to divide and distract us, and in some respects limits our ability to put things in context, see the bigger picture and assess/analyze it all"

    It appears complex and therefore factual in a simplistic way, when in effect, we simply have choices from a very limited menu. Take the cereal aisle or dog food bags - my mind boggles at the variety. But there are only a few corporations and very little actual nutrition in all those flashy well-marketed packages.
    Joel Anderson
    02/10/2016 #23 Joel Anderson
    The world of information, knowledge, insight and the resulting convergence of it all over the past 500+ years has had significant impact and change on the world (organizations and social structures) as we know "it." In many respects, the essence of convergence began in 1436 with a technological breakthrough contributed by Gutenberg. That convergence continued and actually accelerated in the 1800's with things like Morse and the telegraph, Bell and his telephone, Babbage and his "difference engine." During the last century there were things like ENIAC, ARPANET and then the exponential growth and impact of the internet and global communication continued to influence the changing landscape of information--its use, ownership and its misuse. My point in this is that as with the likes of Dickens, Santayana, and Wresch I would merely say that in the messiness of it all, the process of and ability to reflect is becoming a lost art. In some respects we are increasingly being handed information on a menu that is artfully designed to placate our individual pallets in a world of simplistic snacks that trivializes our intellect, serves to divide and distract us, and in some respects limits our ability to put things in context, see the bigger picture and assess/analyze it all. Whether by design or just a matter of shere volume, it is troubling to see the trend of marshaling all of us simpletons towards the future. Whatever the construct of the command and control "model" is or will be-- heirarchical/napoleonic, matrixed or hybrid variation still unfolding, we have to do better in educating ourselves, our youth and yes @CityVP Manjit and @Deb Helfrich condition ourselves to be more dynamic, reflective, collaborative, responsive and in control of it all so that we can truly be the "change we want to see" not the change that is foisted upon us.
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    01/10/2016 #21 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    #20 Yes Deb, and that is why the actual practice of Gandhi's popular refrain "be the change you want to see in the world" is such great definer for personal action. I do actually like Margaret Wheatley's way of looking at "what works" because that accords with what I want to do which is to master health rather than illness. If I was able to change one thing from my student days, it would have been to reverse my outlook that was taught to view life from it downside, rather than life from its upside. It is that idea that if we have reached the bottom, the only way left is UP. As for the test culture, yesterday I got involved with a case competition team and so now I am off to the races reflecting about competitions, whether they are case, contests or club competitions https://www.bebee.com/producer/@cityvp/teams-judges-and-industries This is my own disposition, jump into that which I have instant affinity with on experiencing it first hand and then quickly immerse myself in that whole new blue ocean.
    Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    01/10/2016 #20 Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    As a practitioner of "dynamic pattern recognition of noticing" I find these 3 comments to be compellingly interesting. #19 #18 #16

    @CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit - you have hit on something important, that we scroll so fast trying to get somewhere, thumbs-uping as our main pastime that we never bother to simply ask "What is Going On?" The liking is so akin to the reliance on our broken educational system which uses automated tests with the answer printed in plain site. In the subtlety of the difference in saying "Stand Up - Do Something" versus "Sit Down - Think Through What Must be Done" we have a reverse metaphor in select an existing answer or write your own thoughts in a blank essay book (or commenting box) Which leads us to an insightful statement by @Joel Anderson:

    "Letโ€™s stop allowing symptomatic sensationalism drive the train and take a look at the illness (real or perceived) and come up with logical, long standing, sustainable approaches for a better world." We were taught that we succeed by picking from an existing answer, not by synthesizing many ideas into a new approach.

    People who excel at taking tests are often at a loss in real life tests. I feel that in myself sometimes. Can't someone just give me an A,B,C,D option to undo Parkinson's or to create a sustainable livelihood that encompasses the currently invisible skills of listening and observing and synthesizing knowledge to an effective place for the experts to begin their specialization.

    Our problems are interrelated and specialized solutions will continue to ultimately lose the plot such that we will no longer have woods or the conception of a path less taken.
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    01/10/2016 #19 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    #18 For a long time Joel human beings have been fighting the barbaric imposition of the industrial age mind, but now as we move into the knowledge age, what is in much shorter supply is reflective experience. I never understood why HR folk are so blinkered to pursue policies of employee engagement initiatives to engage people, when those very policies often end up with the reverse outcome of disengagement. What would happen if they instead focused on employee reflection initiatives, then it is the employee who owns engagement. Command and control was the natural by-product of the industrial revolution, but now the knowledge revolution is a foot, we are no longer operating on the linear model of rote education, but the dynamic pattern recognition of noticing. The irony here being that rote education is not actually an education, employee engagement is not actually engagement and as we move from the industrial age to the knowledge-based age, the proportion of reflective ability must be the new form of initial engagement, for it is far from being the natural disposition of the vast majority. I now do see you are referring to engagement but there needs to be a revolution in how we view engagement, in parallel to the change in times.
    Joel Anderson
    01/10/2016 #18 Joel Anderson
    Thanks @CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit for the thoughtful responses. I dont disagree with your point of difference. I do find it interesting in the world of globalization, perviasive information, social media and the internet of things (IoT) or as I refer to it as the Thing of Things (ToT) information and its use are, or in some respects may be fundamentally challenging the essence of our being.

    Whether passive or active, sitting our standing my point in using the the phrase "if we do not stand up" was more of an attempt at a metaphor for engagement rather than the actual act of standing up an in your face stand up and fight perspective. That act may be relevant and germane in some cases, where as you have said, sometimes it is and will be better to sit down. There are some many aspects and nuances to it all, that I truly appreciate you taking the time to read it and whether your sitting or standing, to engage and explore this phenomena.
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    01/10/2016 #17 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    A point of difference I have with Joel are the words "if we do not stand up". I think we have to sit down, even if what bothers us about the information age wants us to stand up, the urge to stand in a crowdsourced world inevitably leads not to standing but grandstanding. To sit and observe is a challenge in a world whizzing with information flows. If we are caught in that information current we are then fighting spin while being spun. This is the age where the Fool on the Hill is the observer that can sit still, at a time when everyone can stand. In that listening and observing, if it fundamentally transforms us, the world is better of with this one addition. The stand and fight mentality worked well in the counter-culture of the 60's but it is impotent in a network. How I individually process diverse views is the basis of a learning politics and not a winner-takes-all politics. How we each learn is our win and as we connect information flow with life flow - then and only then do we begin to take baby steps towards renaissance.
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    01/10/2016 #16 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    There is a masters degree offered in political science, there is a masters degree offered in public administration, but we don't have that degree that politicians should earn and that is a Masters in Servant Leadership. We carry the entire weight of democracy in the casting of a single vote and we still use archaic forms of democracy to manage 21st Century life. Even a roll call for a vote is a long queue, in an age where digital democracy provides more efficient ways of making the political process more cost effective.

    The political process is not cost effective for the same reason that healthcare is not cost effective, or that education is not cost effective, because constituencies of special interest and professional groups continue to add burdens rather than improve service, they look after their own and we become puppets to their theater. The political process itself does not have to be political, it has to be systematic and why is that system broken? Just as are other systems that confuse systemic improvement with political manipulation. We become feed-stock to the political process rather individuals who are seeds of transformation.

    The two paragraphs I have written above do nothing to change ANY political system on the Earth and when I now bring all of this down to the unit level of a human being (which is me) what then does this contribute to the power of information? I do like Marshall McLuhan's question about living in the electric age, which is asking a fundamental question "What is Going On?". Yet only a few people like Joel or people who comment on this actually have the desire to explore that question. I am here because that question is very important to me, but not as a political question, but a systematic one - a system whose outputs are wisdom.
    Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    30/09/2016 #15 Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    #14 That video is 9 minutes worth watching, as it illustrates the point that what we considered 'empty' land, is in fact the lungs of the planet and because we have repurposed so much of it, we have stopped the natural carbon exchange from the air down into the soil at the same time we vastly increased industrial carbon exhaust. In addition to setting aside "national" parks that are beautiful, we need to create vast tracts of functional protected land as well. I put national in quotes, as this needs to happen all over the globe. Flatlands with grazing animals and native species of plants will help us out of our current crises.
    Joel Anderson
    30/09/2016 #14 Joel Anderson
    #13 @Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich Looking forward to reading it. I work with faculty here on a variety of related topics germane to the plains and elsewhere around our globe. A flatlander at heart, albeit the 7th flattest state in the US. One example is related to the Konza Prairie and the last stand f the tall grass prairie. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jy21uSG3ma8 And believe it or not, we actually have hills in Kansas https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flint_Hills
    Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    30/09/2016 #13 Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    As a resident of the plains, @Joel Anderson, the book will be eye-opening. Apart from the catchy title it is about the soil cycle and where we have went remiss is in the desertification of the world because "The process that actually removes CO2 from atmospheric circulation is photosynthesis" The cows part, as the modern equivalent of savannah animals, is to keep plant material circulating into the soil as they tramp it down when they roam as they should be supported in doing.
    Joel Anderson
    29/09/2016 #12 Joel Anderson
    #10 Thanks @Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich as usual spot on. Funny you raised the cow farting issue as there was an article earlier on climate change where cow burping and swamp gas was identified as the true and real culprit behind the climate and global warming issue. As with you I will continue to raise my voice and use my intellect to continue on my quest for insight and knowledge on my approach to better understand the world we live in. And one other thank you, I now have another good book to read.
    Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    29/09/2016 #11 Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    This is an important essay prompting us to the very important goal of understanding what words mean to all of us in the context of very real campaigns of propaganda and influence.
    Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    29/09/2016 #10 Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    Hard to believe I missed this back in June, @Joel Anderson. It is a discussion worth initiating again and again. I have one problem and I suspect I am not alone, but with the amount of information one can scroll by, it is very hard indeed to parse out signals from noise.

    One of the most memorable books I have read in the last few years is "Cows Save the Planet" by Judith D. Schwartz - and while the title takes a jab at the faction trying to get us to blame cows - COWS?!? - for global warming because of all the methane they fart. She makes a convincing argument as to why this is a faulty argument. As a philosopher, I have no way to verify either way. I do look for the money as that explains much that goes on in America,

    We have to open up these discussions so that non-experts have a chance of comprehending via a robust explanation in order to have a chance at seeing how specialized knowledge is manipulating us into arguing for something that ultimately benefits the few with an 'invested' interest.
    Joel Anderson
    29/09/2016 #9 Joel Anderson
    #7 Thanks Josh. Truly appreciate the vote of confidence. Press ahead I will. All the best to you and keep making a difference; one person--one step at a time.
  12. Sara Jacobovici

    Sara Jacobovici

    Dedicated to the work of @Ali Anani.

    "The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see nature all ridicule and deformity... and some scarce see nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself." William Blake

    Image credit: lens-art.photoshelter.com
    Sara Jacobovici


    Sara Jacobovici
    29/09/2016 #5 Sara Jacobovici
    #3 Thanks for commenting @Jared Wiese and for your link.
    Jared ๐Ÿ Wiese
    29/09/2016 #4 Jared ๐Ÿ Wiese
    One of the best ways to practice the Power of Now, NOTICE NATURE...
    Jared ๐Ÿ Wiese
    29/09/2016 #3 Jared ๐Ÿ Wiese
    I love this pic! Made me initially think of all that holds up a golf course, yet most never notice. Perhaps it is a view of what supports all green. Let's notice more! Makes me think of noticing nature one of the best ways to practice the Power of Now: https://www.bebee.com/producer/hive/eckhart-tolle so sharing this there!

    @Ali Anani, such beautiful views and thoughts. I see those too, thanks to you! Have a BEAUTY-FUL day...
    John White, MBA
    28/09/2016 #2 John White, MBA
    What an amazing picture!
    Ali Anani
    28/09/2016 #1 Ali Anani
    I greatly appreciate your dedication dear @Sara Jacobovici. Your topic is very close to my heart and your selection of image is brilliant. I see umbrellas,fractals, canopy, branching, reinforcement and a host of other green thoughts. Million thanks
  13. ProducerDavid Navarro Lรณpez
    Communication is a two ways journey.
    Communication is a two ways journey.Whenever we try to share a thought, immediately some obstacles use to emerge hindering it to comes out as clearly as we wanted to share it. These obstacles, just mentioning some of them, could be classified into two categories, โ€œtalker...


    Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    27/09/2016 #18 Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    #16 "Timing is Everything" is a truism with an unbelievable amount of truth. The dimension of time is something us humans are obsessed with, but we are actually quite poor at exploiting it.
    Ali Anani
    27/09/2016 #17 Ali Anani
    I Understand you no matter what because you express your views with confidence and clarity David @David Navarro Lรณpez
    David Navarro Lรณpez
    27/09/2016 #16 Anonymous
    #6 Feeling is an important matter on communication, so this is why choosing the right moment to communicate, the right mental status is vital if we want to understand/been understood
    Ali Anani
    27/09/2016 #15 Ali Anani
    #13 AMazing, as this is the core message of my buzz of this evening dear @Mohammed Sultan on Ideas Don't Move. Sometimes we need to lose our ability to move and move others. We may lose this ability for many reasons such as getting cold, imprisonment or by intangible negative forces. But it can be rewarding
    Mohammed Sultan
    26/09/2016 #14 Mohammed Sultan
    #4 Dear @ David Navarro Lopez .Your appreciation makes success belongs to you.My time constraints make me focus on producing honey from my off-line hives in which I have special talent .Thanks a lot for your encouragement and support.
    Mohammed Sultan
    26/09/2016 #13 Mohammed Sultan
    #6 Wish you a quick recovery,Dear Ali Anani,PhD.When we catch cold ,our minds get caught by it.
    Ali Anani
    26/09/2016 #12 Ali Anani
    #10 Good Morning dear @Sara Jacobovici. Yes, it is harsh and I slept very little. However, to wake up to such lovely response is pain-relieving. Yes, emotions is a multi-layered and complex issue and the paradox is your statement "Emotion can change meaning for humans, meaning never changes for devices". This is a solid foundation of Reverse Businesses. This is a great idea for expanding on my previous work. Your words relieve me more than Aspirin.
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    26/09/2016 #11 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    Sharing buzzes to my stories hive so I can read them when I arrive home on Tuesday, this appears interesting!
    Sara Jacobovici
    26/09/2016 #10 Sara Jacobovici
    #6 Under the harshest conditions and you still make "sense" @Ali Anani. I appreciate your comment on many levels but when you write, "It seems communication is a complex issue and more than I imagined...But the emotional part is important... " it reminds me of the difference between human versus technological communication. Development in the technology of Artificial Intelligence can only supply humans "high functioning" tools. Devices "communicate" with each other in a very specific/one dimensional way (still very dependent on human input). There is a difference, however, when devices "communicate" information and it is received by the human eyes and ears that interpret that information on a multi-dimensional level; and emotion is the factor that makes the difference. Emotion can change meaning for humans, meaning never changes for devices. Be well Dr. Ali and hope your cold passes quickly.
    Robert Bacal
    26/09/2016 #9 Robert Bacal
    #8 Trypophan L if I recall correctly in the milk.
    Ali Anani
    25/09/2016 #8 Ali Anani
    #7 Interesting your comment is @Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich. I don't need the honey anymore. I remember when I was in Luxembourg staying at the lobby of the hotel because I couldn't sleep. The inhouse magazine was laid on a table and I picked it to read "if you are unable to sleep, drink milk hot milk with one big spoon of honey". I walked in the hotel bar to ask for a sachet of honey and milk. Many eyes steered laughingly at me ordering milk in a bar. I tried and the drink worked like magic. Since then if I have trouble sleeping I do that successfully. Is there a scientific reasoning? I don't know, but I know it works.
    Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    25/09/2016 #7 Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    #6 The cold effect - now that is one major obstacle that cannot be ignored. We've all experienced it. It is like our brain is in quicksand and we are listening via a long, dark tunnel. Get yourself some honey, @Ali Anani View more
    #6 The cold effect - now that is one major obstacle that cannot be ignored. We've all experienced it. It is like our brain is in quicksand and we are listening via a long, dark tunnel. Get yourself some honey, @Ali Anani, as I simply and clearly wish you better health. Close
    Ali Anani
    25/09/2016 #6 Ali Anani
    I read this buzz and comments three times before commenting. I have terrible cold all of a sudden, sneezing and coughing and yet I couldn't stop myself reading this buzz or commenting on it. I am in a situation that i harsh for me to listen dear @Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich View more
    I read this buzz and comments three times before commenting. I have terrible cold all of a sudden, sneezing and coughing and yet I couldn't stop myself reading this buzz or commenting on it. I am in a situation that i harsh for me to listen dear @Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich and yet I enjoyed your comment, @Sara Jacobovici and surely @Mohammed Sultan comment. They added fragrance to the already fragrant buzz by @David Navarro Lรณpez. I am saying if the sender communicates truthfully a message with simplicity and clarity then the listener shall listen without undue effort even if health conditions are not welcoming. Is the communication balance tilted more to the sender more than the receiver? This reminds me of changing TV channels and then one channel attracts my eye and senses even though the topic isn't my favorite. It seems communication is a complex issue and more than I imagined. I like the simple rules that David suggests. But the emotional part is important and I agree with @Mohammed Sultan on this issue. Close
    Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    25/09/2016 #5 Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    I am very compelled to comment on this tremendously pertinent buzz on how very, very difficult communication really is, @David Navarro Lรณpez I find it really ironic that 2/3's of the burden is identical for the listener. Listening is not a passive activity.

    One of the things I have learned the hard way is to distinguish from someone nodding and saying 'yes' as a way to encourage a speaker to continue versus actually agreeing to do a task.

    I feel that we must always be aware of working to communicate effectively, as the moment we take these skills for granted, we are guaranteed to be misunderstood frequently. Each conversation is unique and we need to be willing to invest a little effort to make sure we ultimately convey or receive what is intended.
    David Navarro Lรณpez
    25/09/2016 #4 Anonymous
    #3 Dear Mohammed, you described it perfectly with such a simple words it is really difficult to enhance your comment. I wonder why you are not publishing any buzz, you excel quality for it, and for sure I would be one of our devoted followers.
    Mohammed Sultan
    25/09/2016 #3 Mohammed Sultan
    David Navaro Lopez.Thanks for sharing your thoughtful post.The emotional culture is an integration of thinking and feeling and is often seen in people's eyes and in the way they behave .We all have strong feelings about different issues or about things that matter to us ,when these feelings are suppressed communication can't take place.The overwhelming communication messages and the narrower space of people's attention have made it difficult for any message to get through to the audience mind.So,adjusting the tone and wave length of our communication affect positively or negatively the behavior patterns and people perceptions.When communicating with others use simple words because they go unnoticed and can get agreement easily.Big words mean little things,and all big things have little names.
    David Navarro Lรณpez
    25/09/2016 #2 Anonymous
    #1 Dear Sara, it is always rewarding sharing things with you, because you always bring to it further thoughts and enlightening.
    Fortunately, there are some so-called-misunderstandings which can be positive too. Some expressed ideas from a talker can light a different line of thinking on the listener, which can cause consequently another spark reverted to the original talker. Could it be named as "bubbling effect"?. In that case, your quoting "This situation is inevitable, and it should be accepted rather than fought" is most valuable.
    Sara Jacobovici
    25/09/2016 #1 Sara Jacobovici
    Important discussion @David Navarro Lรณpez. Good insights. I am always tempted to post my favorite quote when it comes to communication.

    "We express ourselves all the time, in all sorts of ways. And we listen to one another. But we do not simply, passively receive a communication. We construct the message (and even the sender!) for ourselves, using a mix of what we have heard, what we hope we did not hear, who we are, who we think the message sender is, what our values and expectations are, what our moods and contexts are, our memories of previous interactions, etc. So, misunderstanding between two people is inevitable, no matter how much they try to communicate, no matter who they are, no matter what their relationship. This situation is inevitable, and it should be accepted rather than fought."

    Between Couch and Piano: Psychoanalysis, Music, Art and Neuroscience
    Gilbert J. Rose - 2014
  14. Sara Jacobovici

    Sara Jacobovici

    Dedicated to @Chas โœŒ๏ธ Wyatt.
    Neil Young - Words (Between The Lines Of Age)
    Neil Young - Words (Between The Lines Of Age) Neil Young Words between the lines of age Harvest...


    Sara Jacobovici
    23/09/2016 #3 Sara Jacobovici
    #1 You're welcome @Chas โœŒ๏ธ Wyatt. (Would have loved to hear "that" recording.) Thank you for reminding me of this song.
    John White, MBA
    23/09/2016 #2 John White, MBA
    Definitely some affinity here for me on this buzz! I'm also a Neil Young fan. Thanks, @Sara Jacobovici and @Chas โœŒ๏ธ Wyatt!
    Chas โœŒ๏ธ Wyatt
    23/09/2016 #1 Chas โœŒ๏ธ Wyatt
    @Sara Jacobovici, Thank you so much. I am a huge Neil fan. Once I recorded myself and the similarities between my shaky, scratchy voice and his scared me.
  15. Sara Jacobovici

    Sara Jacobovici

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

    @๐Ÿ Fatima Williams writes on her share: "A fantabulous panegyric by CityVP Manjit on Sarah and her words/work."

    @CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit replies: "Thank you Fatima for introducing me to the word "panegyric". This article about John Dryden http://publishing.cdlib.org/ucpressebooks/view?docId=ft4g5006bf&chunk.id=d0e368 has taught me more about this word. Where it states "encomium" meaning praise, but why panegyric means more than that. I then discovered that this is great speech in a public address, which led me to learn about the Agora of Athens - the first place where democracy began to flourish in Ancient Greece. I congratulate you Fatima for a well chosen word and in that word "panegyric", you have encapsulated an appreciation and admiration of Sara, a very well chosen word indeed."

    This example "speaks for itself".
    Sara Jacobovici
  16. ProducerDeb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    Be Mindful of the Pain You Chose
    Be Mindful of the Pain You ChoseJohn White shared this last week - Sept 14th based on the date I saved it to my desktop. It is funny, I can't remember what was happening on that day that was the impetus for me to find this so poignant that I wanted it front and center. But I see...


    ๐Ÿ Fatima Williams
    10/01/2017 #11 ๐Ÿ Fatima Williams
    @Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich I know we've exchanged comments so many times and yet I felt a spark of pain in my heart today. One is because I haven't spent much time reading all your buzzes and two is I was searching for my first comment on your buzzes and I go to this one.

    I want to read every single buzz of every single beBee Ahhhh! I wish I use my time more effectively.

    This relates to me at this moment "But it is also a pat on the back to be willing to chose the pain that comes from being who I am and doing what I feel called to do. That pain is useful because I know the why " Pain has always pushed me to go further as I know why we come to experience such pain.

    Thank you @Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich for always being there for me & everyone and I want you to know that I will always be there for you. Hugs #beBeesforever
    Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    23/09/2016 #10 Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    #9 #8 Really important point - physical pain is how our body talks to us. I know for a fact that my sensitivity to bodily pain is why I am so healthy. I feel it acutely, which makes me highly curious, which drives me to find a solution quickly.

    But mental pain - that is a little complex. And I might be unique, but I cause myself pain that exists solely in my own thought processes. Because of lingering over the past - wanting to change something OR dwelling in the future - trying to predict what may happen so I can struggle today to avoid potential future pain.

    This quote speaks to me as a way to evaluate whether the mental pain is part of growing or part of spinning my own wheels way past the point when the oil has broken down
    Graham๐Ÿ Edwards
    23/09/2016 #9 Graham๐Ÿ Edwards
    @Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich I think pain reminds us we are alive... and that's a beautiful thing. I will add this to my file of quotes for sure!
    Sara Jacobovici
    23/09/2016 #8 Sara Jacobovici
    PS @Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich. In the discussion of pain, from my perspective, I see pain as a communication, our body or psyche is letting us know something is happening, alerting us, bringing our attention to something. It may not feel good, or we may not like it but, in many ways, thank goodness for it.
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    23/09/2016 #7 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    I missed this poster by @John White, MBA @Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich. Im glad you reposted it with a buzz. Pain will either hold some people back or ignite them to break free from the pain in order to find peace and hopefully a life that is filled with more pleasures, love, prosperity and good health. Great poster John, great buzz Deb!
    John White, MBA
    23/09/2016 #6 John White, MBA
    @Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich: This one is so relevant to my journey and reversing the path of my career and life. Thanks so much for resharing and adding your commentary.
    Sara Jacobovici
    23/09/2016 #5 Sara Jacobovici
    First, as I try to gather my thoughts @Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich, I will echo @Melissa Hefferman's "words", "...there's a message from the Heavens and a kindred Soul writing hello to my heart without even knowing it. So I'll say THANK YOU! Happy Thursday Deb!"

    If (not if, once) I finish my synchronicity article, it will include this kind of "connection" or openness to receiving, seeing or hearing, a message or response to a thought, question or feeling. While you were writing about your experience with this quote from @John White, MBA, I was having the same experience with your post. That is why, when I read Melisa's comment, I knew I needed to echo her words.

    So, it's the meaning and timing of words that is significant. We could be reading the same words at different times and pull from them a different meaning each time. I guess Einstein was right after all, time is relative.

    As always, Deb, thank YOU for your contribution.
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    23/09/2016 #4 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    Yep! I agree with this 100%. Good one Deb.
    Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    23/09/2016 #2 Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    Ginger bowling... Shut up, Donnie! That might really mess with the Jesus.... Thanks for dropping in to check what condition my condition was in. I'll stop being a little Lebowski urban achiever.....

    Always a sincere pleasure to bump into you, @Melissa Hefferman, being exactly who you are.
  17. Sara Jacobovici

    Sara Jacobovici

    An informative and insightful perspective about words. A good read.
    Sara Jacobovici
    Where do words come from? Do they really mean anything? | Dictionary.com Blog
    blog.dictionary.com How do we use language? We use it to express ourselves through speech, to record our experiences or to invent and tell stories in writing. But before all that begins, before a word leaves our lips or a pen hits the page, we use language in our...
  18. ProducerSara Jacobovici

    Sara Jacobovici

    What Words Mean to Me: a new Hive
    What Words Mean to Me: a new HiveI have just recently been trying to make โ€œsenseโ€ of how words have taken on a significant difference when they are part of social media and then I read @Auroras Sima say in her interview with @Don Kerr: โ€œItยดs a paradox: The technical ability to...


    Sara Jacobovici
    23/09/2016 #22 Sara Jacobovici
    #20 It's perfectly OK @Randy Keho to "just say" and that's one of the points of this discussion; what we say and what words we use to say it. Using quotes that inspire us to develop our original ideas or support or reinforce our original perspectives is one way to just say it. Always glad to see your contributions to the discussion Randy.
    Pascal Derrien
    23/09/2016 #21 Pascal Derrien
    #19 true agree attitude, eyes etc... also one can be too wordy at times :-)
    Randy Keho
    23/09/2016 #20 Randy Keho
    I, too, have noticed what I would call the "gratuitous" use of quotes from Sponge Bob to Einstein. What purpose do they serve? To make the author appear more educated? Worldly? Please, people, use your own words and have an original thought. Just saying...
    Sara Jacobovici
    23/09/2016 #19 Sara Jacobovici
    #18 I would venture to say @Pascal Derrien, that it's about 50% of all. I can not deny that we started our life relating and communicating non-verbally. We then developed the words to utter and put down on stone, paper, screens, that would communicate and express our thoughts and feelings. I think without our non-verbal maternal language, we wouldn't be able to interpret words. What do you think?
    Pascal Derrien
    23/09/2016 #18 Pascal Derrien
    Words that's all it is about isnt it? :-)
    Sara Jacobovici
    23/09/2016 #17 Sara Jacobovici
    #16 Understood and more than appreciate you taking the time to respond @Chas โœŒ๏ธ Wyatt. "Speaking" of piqued interest, looking forward to your interest in "The Tree of Life" hive!
    Chas โœŒ๏ธ Wyatt
    23/09/2016 #16 Chas โœŒ๏ธ Wyatt
    #15 @Sara Jacobovici, I thank you for tagging me, and although I love the song by Neil Young, "Words", I am actually more interested in the hive you started, "Tree of Life", and the reasons for that will become apparent at a later date. I was going to try and limit the hives I belong to, but, everytime I turn around there is some new hive that piques my interest for some reason, or another and I have already exceeded my self-imposed hive limitation. I have a lot on my plate right now with several unfinished projects, but, I appreciate your mention.
    Sara Jacobovici
    23/09/2016 #15 Sara Jacobovici
    @Chas โœŒ๏ธ Wyatt, would love to have you contribute to this hive. Please check it out. https://www.bebee.com/group/what-words-mean-to-me
    Sara Jacobovici
    23/09/2016 #14 Sara Jacobovici
    #10 Great comment @Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich. As always, "you have a way with words".
    Sara Jacobovici
    23/09/2016 #13 Sara Jacobovici
    #9 So grateful for the complete quote @David B. Grinberg. What a difference the addition of those words make!!

    Thank you for your share and kind words. Much appreciated.
    Sara Jacobovici
    23/09/2016 #12 Sara Jacobovici
    #6 "...a quote or meme shared without context (supposed we say nobody analyzes the whole timeline) will be understood at the viewerยดs discretion." Great line @Aurorasa Sima. Thanks.
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    23/09/2016 #11 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    #9 Thank you, David, I'm adding it to my the list.
    Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    22/09/2016 #10 Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    Perhaps the real saying needs to be that CONTEXT is King. The internet is a virtual smorgasbord and it is up to each of us to be the curator of our own experiences and that starts with being aware of the nutrients of meaning and significance within what we partake of.

    A fantastic idea, @Sara Jacobovici, to share what speaks to us and to contextualize why it does so in order to dive deeper into meaning.
    David B. Grinberg
    22/09/2016 #9 David B. Grinberg
    Kudos on the new hive, Sara (which I've shared on three other hives). You cited one of my favorite Einstein quotes @Sara Jacobovici. The full quote reads (for those unfamiliar with it):
    "Out of clutter, find simplicity. From discord, find harmony. In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity."
    How true.
    cc: @Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman: a good feature for "Hive Talk"
    Aurorasa Sima
    22/09/2016 #8 Aurorasa Sima
    Ah, I remembered. It said something like: When I see my account balance I know why I am not interesting for identity theft (analogous)
    Aurorasa Sima
    22/09/2016 #7 Aurorasa Sima
    #2 Good point.
    Aurorasa Sima
    22/09/2016 #6 Aurorasa Sima
    I joined. Not having read the other comments yet a quick comment: I believe memes and to parts also quotes without self-written text, for instance on a site like twitter, have the meaning of the person who sees them only. The simplest example would be tweeting (when Bernie was still in the race) a critical meme of Clinton and winning 12 new Republican "friends". So I believe, yes, depending on the site or even on any site a quote or meme shared without context (supposed we say nobody analyzes the whole timeline) will be understood at the viewerยดs discretion.

    I just saw a SpongeBob identity theft 1-liner meme. A security expert will see a warning about identity theft, someone else will see a joke, a third might see a message that the poster is poor.
    Sara Jacobovici
    22/09/2016 #5 Sara Jacobovici
    Thanks for the share @Charles David Upchurch.
    Sara Jacobovici
    22/09/2016 #4 Sara Jacobovici
    #2 Very thought provoking comment @Phillip Hubbell. I need to think about a couple of things. First, although I agree about the art of saying a great deal in a few words, I'm not sure that many words is necessarily a bad thing. Second, I think there is a distinction between complicating matters and complexities. Like I said, lots to think about. Thank you for your comment.
    Sara Jacobovici
    22/09/2016 #3 Sara Jacobovici
    #1 Thank you @Robert Cormack for a great contribution to this discussion.