- Producer26/02/2017The Power Of IntentI have almost finished reading Bruce Springsteen’s amazingly honest and literate biography ‘Born To Run’.It’s one thing to enjoy reading a book. But the real bonus is when you end up with the feeling that you genuinely got something very positive...
Comments27/02/2017 #9 Phil FriedmanThe underlying intent of every one of your posts appears to me to be the conveyance of good common sense. Were that more of us could understand the message. Kudos for a top flight post here, Jim. PS- I liked Pat Scullin's post as well. Except that now, every time I see a photo of a feline, I think of my nemesis, Donald Trump. Cheers!26/02/2017 #8 🐝 Fatima Williams" While everyone talks about how to do this or that. You write about " What you do with it is up to you. Use it or lose it. Shrug it off and move on or think about it and figure out how it applies to your own work." This is the best take away for me. An intentful buzz Thank you Jim26/02/2017 #4 Renée 🐝 CormierThis is a very timely piece for me, Jim. I've been thinking a lot lately about the writing process, finding your voice, etc. I think it plays out differently for everyone, but intent is everything. Knowing what it is you want to say and giving your writing a purpose is what drives everything. "...if you want to be read, followed, shared and appreciated your intent needs to come across loud and clear in every piece you write." I like that line. @Graham🐝 Edwards, this is what we were discussing the other day.26/02/2017 #3 Pascal DerrienReading the same book and I must say it is pretty refreshing stuff on top of being brilliantly written, the decalration of intent he had made ot himself with Still Mill and then publicly when he formed the E Street band was powerful he knew he was not the best but he had kicked off a process nice idea mapping @Jim Murray26/02/2017 #1 Pamela 🐝 Williams"Intent' is a strong word Jim. It drives every thought, every creation; whether music, writing, or any life pursuit for that matter. I just read a piece by Cory Galbraith "How to be an Original Thinker from the Inventor Who Heard Voices" of which I shared and borrowed the following quote;
“Never forget that if there weren't any need for you in all your uniqueness to be on this earth, you wouldn't be here in the first place.”
If our intent is to be unique in all that we do and how we approach whatever we do then we add to the universe.
I saw that book at Barnes and Noble while looking for another "for Dummies" book. I paused but didn't buy it. I'm making a trip back today. I was a huge Springsteen fan. Cause Baby I was born to run and I was Born in the USA! LOL! (it was the jeans and T-shirts - they made me swoon - he was my modern day James Dean)
- Producer21/02/2017Moments Of Impact"Once you realize the power of focused human effort coalesced by writing or conversation, you will learn that being a person in charge of your life is the best gift you can give to everyone and everything you care about." Deb HelfrichWriting has...
Comments24/02/2017 #18 Cyndi wilkins#10 @CityVP 🐝 Manjit...Now that I have given your eloquent comment it's very own space in my heart...I will attempt to convey the message I am feeling so profoundly in this "Moment of Impact." Let me be a bringer light into the darkest corners of my being...Let me trust that this light is to be shared among the others who are willing and able to accept it. It is a very powerful position you hold when you love yourself and those around you as a means of bringing more light into a very dark world...When you connect with the heart of others, you connect with spirit and ALL THERE IS to guide us through especially turbulent times...Whatever that may mean for the individual, know that what connects us is the truth of existence...It is the tapestry that feeds our intuitive fire and you must learn to trust...It is more reliable than any information you receive in your "external" environment...That is not denial or ignorance...THAT is emotional honesty in it's purest expression...THAT is self-awareness...THAT is truth...THAT is LOVE.....23/02/2017 #17 Cyndi wilkins#14 I concur this comment from City VP has left me in a state of "breathlessness" ...I shall have to percolate on my response here as I must first process that "lump" in my throat again.....Thank you for your kind support @Sara Jacobovici View more#14 I concur this comment from City VP has left me in a state of "breathlessness" ...I shall have to percolate on my response here as I must first process that "lump" in my throat again.....Thank you for your kind support @Sara Jacobovici.... Close23/02/2017 #10 CityVP 🐝 ManjitThese are deeply cathartic paragraphs because in between the difficulty of caring and a felt responsibility of work, I find you have written paragraphs of personal healing - where each paragraph is an encounter with this transition in your life - and I this is how I best want to honour each paragraph you have written here as the soothing balm of your own humanity - that you have allowed to breath here.
It is not your mind paragraphed here but your entire body that speaks, and you have the right to this permission because in this transition these paragraphs are the you that you have let be as meditative ears. Amidst that which compels you to be in service of others; and in the slow grief of a loving daughter, such loss exists on its own timescale with an altogether different time sense, one that no one can know for sure how it will effect them or when it will effect them (and here @Sara Jacobovici will certainly know these different effects and flows of time), for in these moments writing these paragraphs is a great kindness to human self.
In these paragraphs of human history, love and memory I see spiritual lungs - and so the gift all of us can give you, is to listen to these paragraphs and the ruach that you have breathed into them. and then those who want to hear them, are the one's who can hear you breath Cyndi.
I honor that breath because the most marvelous thing of all, is you have found the sister of sisters in a time when you needed a great one. I am glad for you and this relationship I see in the video that Deb is a most essential one - the right person, coming into your life at the right time - and in all this I see you both rise.22/02/2017 #7 Cyndi wilkins"A temporary state of preparation to initiate or respond to impact."
#6 Exactly Devesh...What we are focusing on here is that state of "preparedness" ...so when these issues come bubbling to the surface in our lives through these moments of impact, we are better able to "respond" to them accordingly rather than simply react inappropriately to the stimuli. Of course, we can always simply ignore it until it sinks back down to the bottom of cauldron...until next time something stirs the pot;-) Thanks for commenting...It really is through the discussion that we learn so much from each other...It is food for the soul!
- 21/02/2017@Laura Mikolaitis writes: "What is important is that I realized today that my voice is worthy: that all the thoughts that constantly buzz in my mind like a swarm of bees have a place; that my experiences and my life - in all its ugliness and beauty - means something; and that perhaps with my words I can inspire, impart, evoke. So here I am, just finding me."Someday is Todaywww.linkedin.com I decided to peruse my drafts folder today and came across an article that I started writing two years ago. It would have been my fifth post and...
- Producer17/02/2017Branded ApartheidIn the time of Ronald Reagan, Nelson Mandela was branded a terrorist. When we are branded like that we are branded and it used to be politicians who were masters at this branding. Today it is the professional, whether it be a marketer or an agent...
Comments18/02/2017 #26 Sara Jacobovici@CityVP 🐝 Manjit writes: "I wrote this to ask the most basic question of all "What is going on?" and it is a question that I must come to grips with, because each of us are responsible for our own digital journey, unless we surrender it to the social engineering...." A must read.18/02/2017 #25 Sara JacoboviciDear @CityVP 🐝 Manjit, I have just come to this post and have read and "listened", to your voice, to the voices of Depeche Mode and their words, and to your readers. It encourages me to no end to hear what is being discussed. It gives me hope. Your post is timely and important and the discussion invaluable. I am trying to organize my thoughts. I will focus on three things that you said in your replies. 1. "I wrote this to ask the most basic question of all "What is going on?" and it is a question that I must come to grips with, because each of us are responsible for our own digital journey, unless we surrender it to the social engineering...." This is our Call To Action! You have done what needs to be done; asked the important question, are taking responsibility and regaining control over the process of figuring out who you want to be and in what to believe. 2. "The key factor here is ABUNDANCE...." One of the contributing factors to our identity crisis is being flooded/overwhelmed with this abundance; of information and exposure to hearing and seeing what is taking place on this planet. It is a sensory overload that our system is not setup to handle. And finally, 3. "...a single light watching each other candle light itself - because at the end of the day, none of us are a candle - we are human beings who can anthropomorphize a candle and then live that metaphor..." You have described a very powerful metaphor for dissociation; a defense response to trauma/threat. I know this will sound cliche but, when things get too big, bring it down to size. This brings me full circle to your message about branding. Before placing a brand on ourselves, let's first look into ourselves (we are the self-reflective species) and begin the narrative of who we are moving from inside out.17/02/2017 #23 Deb 🐝 HelfrichWe have hit this place in history when personal branding has become the rage precisely because we have given the keys to the planet to large agglomerations of cash - the legal structure formerly known as corporations - that should themselves be rebranded as inhumane overloads.
I don't see true evil intent, but evil has become possible via the unintended consequences of a world that now spins on virtual currency of unimaginable size.
As the species with the current mandate to think, analyze, plan, and execute for the future of the planet, we have to abdicate the total control given to corporations to care only for their own interests.
Right now, we are so blind to the damage of believing the corporate structure we created has some inherent supremacy that we are all now clamoring to deny our organic, messy, unpredictable, human brilliance and become a flashy, distinct, unchanging personal brand. The film poster version of ourselves.
Of course, this makes sense, the corporations have the money, they pay for the ads, and we think that they therefore have much to teach us in how to make money. But it is not because their way necessarily has intrinsic merit, it is because they are legally required to foot the bill on all the PR to make sure we believe how great they are at the one thing they are meant to do, which is be a framework for ever increasing profits, without ever inquiring as to whether the costs of this particular set of corporate laws may be jeopardizing the continued legacy of our species.
So now we all feel compelling to be the NEW, IMPROVED versions of ourselves, day after day after day, rather than honoring the cyclical nature of all living beings.17/02/2017 #22 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#21 That is why this matters because then we can go about designing 21st Century corporations, because the industrial age mindset whether it be Taylorism or the criticisms that Noam Chomsky has leveled at the 20th Century corporation. Sometimes just writing out our own baseline becomes the water-mark for our own imagination and that is where we begin as a new future.
Otherwise the traditional corporation will continue to inspire the new corporations like Google, Facebook and whatever else becomes a 800lb gorilla to continue doing the old things in a new but digital way. For whether it is the old and the new when their GOD is Greed-On-Demand it does not matter how they cite they are modern, they are simply making the old new again.
There is an old that should be new again and that isn't down to corporations becoming virtual equivalents, but the craft, the home and the ways of human life that were savaged and displaced by the industrial age machine and its off-spring the digital machine. Even if we get this, it is worth sharpening our own saws of meaning - otherwise life become an assumption were we only assume.17/02/2017 #21 Deb 🐝 Helfrich"The importance of recognizing the danger of a branded apartheid is to get our minds back on what and who people are - and the first is to repeal any suggestion or law that makes corporations identified under the law as people."
I also think that the driver of the cult of depersonalization came about when the structure of corporations was designed and that the first step back to honoring the distinct uniqueness of 7+ billion humans is to amended the corporate structure laws to ensure that being humane is the foundation obligation of any structure whose purpose is an amalgamation of capital.
The unintended consequences of large agglomerations of money being tied up in nothing but the perpetuation of large agglomerations of money is that the planet is dying across the animal, vegetable, mineral scales while a handful of people party.
Resources that should be a human's birthright are now asset tracked and stamped with a brand symbol, and corporations like Monsanto are perfectly willing to do harm to people, plants, and animals in order to do what they are legally bound to do - increase the value of a piece of digital paper known as a share.
Simplistic as this suggestion may be, I feel that requiring any business, as the basis of its charter, to do due diligence and expend reasonable effort to "First, do no harm." would start things along the complex process of putting humanity back in the drivers seat of our planet. Right now, all real decisions are being made by multinationals whose only allegiance is to self-perpetuation of the cash stockpile.17/02/2017 #20 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#19 Thanks Laurent, I have cued up the parts Louise published on Medium and I have your original link. I did not pay much attention to Louis on LinkedIn but this is brilliant and all of these parts to his thoughts about digital medium answers the question "What is the Cluetrain Manifesto" - as if there is one simple branded off-the-shelf answer to that or if there ever was. When people do ask me I just recite "Markets Are Conversations" in my best robot voice.
This link also tells me where you are at and this tells me totally where you are at and so I am delighted to read this and more importantly meditate it on this and so of course, I am absolutely delighted that you shared this with me. I can now see this is me saying to a fireman that the reason a house burns is because of fire :-)
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Rebirth of Digital Media (for some reason this link was deleted online) but features in Google Doc
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I do remember someone (I think it might have been @Aurorasa Sima ) that you should write more. There is brilliance in them hills :-)17/02/2017 #19 Anonymous#18 Dear @CityVP 🐝 Manjit, Let me invite you to read this link which can be relevant : https://docs.google.com/document/d/1DOMfM61jl8a2kDainWmF4MGKdEgkf5XqUtQ2xa9t3wk/pub17/02/2017 #18 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#17 Excellent Siraj. This much I know, we brand ourselves as much as we brand each other and thus I cannot separate the word branding from branded.
A branded existence may be the only viable existence for some, so it is important for me to acknowledge the needs of human survival. The first question I ask is "Is my life in flow?". If it is out-of-flow then I must learn and engage that which brings it back into flow.
If my life is in flow I can ask a bigger question "Is this leadership?" This question is based on the premise that was made (ironically) by Tom Peters "leaders create more leaders". When he wrote his book "The Brand Called You" it not only led to leaders creating more followers, but today followers that create more followers.
Leaders that create more leaders if we are focused on a life in flow, means a single light watching each other candle light itself - because at the end of the day, none of us are a candle - we are human beings who can anthropomorphize a candle and then live that metaphor [ and the Sage of Metaphor at beBee is @Sara Jacobovici ] - my greatest apology is that I like to think, that is all 😊17/02/2017 #17 Anonymous#13 Sir apologies, my mentions in comment "sir I am feeling lucky to get an opportunity to follow you both as well as there are few more indeed through the posted articles trying to learn the worldly matters" relates to myself. I am lucky to follow great personas and learn some subject matter by going through articles posted by you all.17/02/2017 #14 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#12 Dear @Ali Anani our DNA is different but our similarity is that both of us seek the explorable and in doing are wiser to the deplorable. The struggle that is within us is to emerge and be a life that is full of flow. In this is our own freedom where it does exist. Seeking freedom outside of ourselves is a fools errand, it is only found within us and if it is, then we break free of containers.17/02/2017 #13 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#10 In my case Siraj I am not trying to learn worldly matters, I am exploring what I see and living my life. When we try to see things as a tribe and a group, we are no longer observing what we are a part of. Once we engage in following others, what history proves is that this is what we have always have been doing. Agreement is a very different thing to learning - there is conflict in agreement and disagreement but there is harmony in learning unless of course, it is we who are conflicted within ourselves or we merely conditioning ourselves to a new condition. The best part of learning is the unlearning as I move into action learning. There is too much in history or science or politics or marketing or the thousands of disciplines we can find, but our DNA can tune into what allows us to engage our own flow - and if we are in flow then there is wisdom in our learning. If we are out-of-flow then it is we who did that to ourselves. The key factor here is ABUNDANCE and having a container or a mass brand does not add to it.17/02/2017 #11 AnonymousThe humans inhumane phenomenon harvest best practices are the ways we see it, as the dependencies depend on embracing and nurturing. And due to some reasons humans give lenience and either overlook or promote, only later it all becomes a factor of habit and further turns out as a must rules. Then it's impact is either revolting or revolutionizing. Why humans overlook the yester centuries ... History carries proof's and evidences.
- 05/02/2017I dedicate this buzz to Dr. Ali Anani and the shared journey of personal growth, which I know Sara Jacobovici would join me in whole hearted support, both of us have been enriched by his presence both at LinkedIn and here at beBee. re: @Ali Anani @Sara Jacobovici
In the early days before Ali Anani and Sara Jacobovici got to know me at LinkedIn, I engaged in a way of writing that is absolutely not what anyone should do if they are more invested in maintaining a personal brand, which was streams of consciousness. I would write furiously and without inhibition, inspired by the way one writer wrote his work. His name was Jack Kerouac.
As I now look further into stream of consciousness writing, what seemed so natural to let forth at LinkedIn and before in other networks, streams of consciousness apparently has a far greater and interesting background than I had ever realized - because I did not study "streams of consciousness" I merely did it. When I go back now and read these streams I must admit that sometimes even I don't understand what poured forth but I know that it came from my consciousness, and thus it had far greater metacognitive value i.e. [the act of thinking about my thinking].
Now I am in a position to study it, it makes for fascinating reading :10 Writers Who Use Stream of Consciousness Better than Anybody Elseqwiklit.com By May Huang A narrative technique that has perplexed and fascinated readers for centuries, the stream of consciousness technique has been used by many writers to trace the seamless (and oft...
Comments05/02/2017 #10 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#3 Dear Pamela [ @Pamela 🐝 Williams ] the chief reason I dedicate this to @Ali Anani is that when I was pouring out comments that were as much a page or page-half in length at LinkedIn, he was always appreciative, because he could see that there was a thinker behind those screeds. Ultimately as a writing style, it is a different type of excellence that can move it from brainfart to braincraft. Let things flow but be conscious that you have let things flow. I received greater criticism when I wrote a one-line blog called One under the name "Mark Zorro"
The One Blog "Mark Twain wasn't Mark Twain - Mark Zorro isn't Mark Zorro" 
http://bit.ly/2km1wyU05/02/2017 #8 Pamela 🐝 Williams#5 Sara, I think I've mentioned before my nephew who deals with adult onset schitzophrenia. He at times goes into these long speeches that at the time make no sense. After time my sister will realize it did have meaning. Like you say; it's their own language and like any language its up to us to learn and communicate in their language, to break down the language barriers that separate us.05/02/2017 #5 Sara JacoboviciCouldn't be more honoured to be part of this Triad; @Ali Anani, yourself, @CityVP 🐝 Manjit and myself. Your post and share are true gifts to the readers and learners.
In my clinical work, you often see individuals with severe mental health challenges writing or talking incessantly; literally streams and streams of consciousness. The majority of mental health professionals would identify this as a symptom of thought disorders. I have always experienced this as an expression of their thoughts, a language I needed to learn, to understand. Once I read it and heard it, as their expression and communication of their consciousness, their experiences, it all made sense! In the hands of writers, this is a technique. In the hands of those who are suffering, this is a lifeline.05/02/2017 #3 Pamela 🐝 WilliamsI didnt know this wrriting style had a name but it is how I write and I think why my words sometimes raise a lot of questions. I can also see why you dedicated this to Ali. He does have the gift of letting thoughts flow and is able to share in words that inspire our own musings. Great share Manjit05/02/2017 #2 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#1 When it comes to studying, it is important to differentiate that we don't study it in the moment but we must study or at least appreciate it afterwards - that is why I put a huge stress mark on developing the skills of metacognition.
Otherwise stream of consciousness becomes an exercise in lazy thinking, temporal novelty or just downright mediocrity. The laziness that it affords (where laziness is intelligent) is to free the tyranny of control, but the mining of it, that is when the work begins - especially if the origin is not from a well-spring of experience.
The great writers had already absorbed (one can also say stolen in a good way) a great body and variety of experiences and then they have so much that laying it out as a stream of consciousness is what the 10 writers link is about - so what they pour forth in gusto already has a source which is rich in depth. Here I do put the emphasis on "great writers" for at that level streams of consciousness is equal to their wonderous talent.05/02/2017 #1 Ali AnaniI am extremely privileged to have this lovely buzz dedicated to me. I find the experience of partnering with you and dear @Sara Jacobovici extremely rich.
I find that writing with the flow of positive energy and attitude lead a writer to write and keep his flow. We don't need to study this as it becomes a natural flow.
I take this opportunity to thank you for who you are Manjit. I learnt from you and the proof is in record. Only earlier today I published a buzz that was inspired by a buzz of you and dear @🐝 Fatima Williams.
I am honored to be associated with great humans like you all are.. Shared
- Producer23/01/2017The Art of Cross-pollination.Image credit: SlidePlayer I posted a buzz, Things coming together, as a reply to a comment on another post of mine. I concluded the buzz by writing: In support of our exchanges on beBee, I leave you...
Comments24/01/2017 #7 🐝 Fatima Williams@Sara Jacobovici You have beautifully and creatively explained the Cross pollination of ideas. An idea or comment is like a torch and needs a spark of light to enable the torch to burn and give light and warmness to others. Conversations /Cross Pollination on beBee is like a relay torch in the Olympics. One starts the race lights the torch and passes it on to the other who keeps the torch burning and then it gets passed down. While running around we also manage to shed light and warmness and energy to the people on the way. You @Sara Jacobovici have been a creative spark on beBee and I am proud to know you :)
@Deb 🐝 Helfrich I am enjoying time-pollination. You should try that too :)24/01/2017 #6 Deb 🐝 HelfrichThis is some very tasty honey, @Sara Jacobovici. A bunch of bees buzzed around a topic and the flow of the words is very interesting indeed. The time and space definitely overlapped as many people approached these concepts with similar thoughts expressed in a completely different set of words.
In concert with these words on cross-pollination, we got to experience another sort of time-pollination as @🐝 Fatima Williams has been rebuzzing old buzzes and it is fascinating to try to remember the Deb that I was when I made a comment in July. The words are mostly familiar and yet I rarely get deja vu. My sense of deja ecris is significantly less intense. Until, that is, I reread the entire post and then I seen to be better able to relocate my own words as a response to what the author has written.
I find this fascinating. Anyone else aware of cross-pollinating with a prior self via old comments and/or posts?23/01/2017 #5 Ali AnaniThis is a great buzz dear @Sara Jacobovici and is a real tribute to all of us who have a mention in it. I loved the idea of how you showed the cross-pollination of each idea experienced by you. This is a great way of reflecting on the quality of ideas exchange on beBee platform.
You did show by many examples how ideas cross-pollinate. The amazing thing is that I am writing a buzz on Ideas Networks, and surely I shall be referring to this interesting buzz.23/01/2017 #1 Mohammed SultanThank you @Sara Jacobovici for your mating of ideas and entertaining our thoughts through your great post.When I read your creative articles I always expect to be struck with something new and something that challenges the scientific minds by going beyond to the prestige of creative arts therapies to the wisdom of an organized life.One good thing leads to another Sara.
- Producer13/01/2017You CAN see through others eyesTime is not my own. That said, I'm sure if I was to manage it properly, I would have some time! It is laziness or a lost art - bit of both? Actually, it the manifestation of chaos..... :)Generally I write about medical stuff - badly; in cranky...
Comments15/01/2017 #29 Lisa Vanderburg#28 aw...thanks @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher, it was very tough, but it was also a time of the most intimate of love shared. You are so right - sisters ARE special! I pray yours with remain free of her cancer!
Hubby's just 'graduated' (he's the optimist, thank God!) to a walking stick, but a wheelchair for temporary work will follow soon. Parkinson's tend to act like growth-spurts in kids...just the other way :)15/01/2017 #28 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#27 I'm really sorry you lost your sister @Lisa Vanderburg. I can't imagine how tough that had to be. My sister had stage 3B breast cancer 10 years ago and I still pray her check up's are OK. Loss is never easy when we love someone, sisters are special... they understand us in ways no one else could. How cool that you are trying to find your creativity in writing. It sounds like your husband is maintaining right now?! Sending hugs your way!!15/01/2017 #27 Lisa Vanderburg#25 Oh I so feel for you, @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher! My sister died 2 years and 4 days ago from cancer - I looked after her until the end - at home, the way it should be! We were BFF and soul-mates; heart-wrenching, but it was both beautiful and rewarding - no regrets - (just wish she was here!).
I'm really here to try and stretch my creativity in writing - see if I have a 'style' at all! I expect me and hubby have as much as 10 years - maybe more, so I'm not gonna mess that up :) Thank you for your kind words!15/01/2017 #25 Lisa 🐝 GallagherHi @Lisa Vanderburg, what a moving and vulnerable buzz. I can only imagine how much stress you must be under. As you stated, your not on here looking for a job. I think people forget that not everyone is on Social Media looking for a job, some are looking for socialization and conversation because they are homebound for various reasons. Some people are stay at home moms, others are retired and the many caregivers out there like yourself who benefit from sharing your stories because it may be cathartic as well? I admire people who aren't afraid to bare their souls. I admire people who take care of their loved ones, thank goodness for people like you. We kept our mom at home during her cancer, and what a bag of mixed emotions (no regrets) just very hard on the family watching the decline of someone you love and all the care, up's/down's that go with it. Thank you for sharing!15/01/2017 #24 Deb🐝 Lange#11 If you truly long for a connection with your Mother you will find a way. I write what I did in my draft book, yet to be published about caring for my Mum. I will find it and post it. And even though you say you had to give up your walks to care for your husband, you still need to take care of yourself so you can be well enough to care for him. I was told that by someone when I had my first child many years ago. Take care of yourself too, as if you are not well enough to care for a child, or a loved one, who will. So it is just important to find ways to care for yourself. By the way, my Mum refused to go into "institutional care" - As much as it was very challenging I am so so glad I gave her the gift of dying at home. I hope one day you will look back and be glad you did this for your husband.14/01/2017 #23 Lisa Vanderburg#21 So very true @Preston 🐝 Vander Ven! In presentations we have done, I always start by describing my hubby as 'alpha male, incorrigible optimist and a guy who's completely in control of the world he lives in'. They I hit them with, 'how to you topple such a secure and self-assured man?....Give him Parkinson's!'
It is a brutal disease in its stretched-out degeneration; I'd happily murder it given half the chance :)
But, your right; even in crushing blows, we can reevaluate for the better!14/01/2017 #21 Preston 🐝 Vander VenThanks You for that testimony. I also have someone close to me with Parkinson's. One benefit of this condition, it helped this person understand the importance of time and they now take every day of their life as an investment. Before, time was seen as something they could do whatever they wanted with, so it was usually wasted. They had their eyes open to understand it is our most important assets.14/01/2017 #13 Lisa Vanderburg#7 I am and will always be grateful for what you say and do @Ali Anani! I am blessed to consider you friend. Don't know how y'all do it - find the time to write such creative and profound pieces that in themselves, stretch my imagination and stir my soul. I am so stirred, I think I'll go walkabout!14/01/2017 #11 Lisa Vanderburg#4 Thank you so much for the tips on posting!!
You hit the nail on the head @Deb🐝 Lange...this 'confession' of mine is the stirring of doing something about it!
I have read about your Mom with such sweet longing; like @Max🐝 J. Carter, you both have experienced such an intimate, steadfast love between parent and child and it makes my heart soar! Even though I have not had that 'connection', I can imagine and certainly feel for your loss. Empathy is a muscle that can never be exercised enough! May your heart be always wrapped in your Mother's love and your soul refreshed with her courage.
- 12/12/2016Influencer Makreting ONLY by LinkedIn. - LinkedIn "Top Voices" 2016 - heavily and promoted. Other underprivilaged writers are unimportant. A must read! cc. @Javier 🐝 beBee, @Matt 🐝 Sweetwood. @Juan Imaz, @John White, MBALinkedIn Top Voices 2016: Here are the writers you need to know — and start following — nowwww.linkedin.com
Comments22/12/2016 #68 Gerald HechtWhen you are a fake influencer, everybody loves you; they rip you to pieces and make love to your ghost.
When you are a fake influencer, everybody loves you; they strip your cupboards, your closets, your crutch, because they love you...they love you so much.
They nail down your body, suspend your soul in a magnetic field hold; for a fake influencer must never grow old.
They'll kick you and curse you for selling them out; then miss you and pray they could have figured it out21/12/2016 #67 Gerald Hecht@Milos Djukic Thanks for the tag. I never dreamt that the president elect of the U.S. would be one of an absolutely finite list of official influencers. The list. The list that shall not change unless MS decrees it. This doesn't seem like an ideal platform for kids to learn how to have influence on SM platforms in their STEM/STEAM curricula18/12/2016 #65 AnonymousInfluencer marketing on LI. Post featured in: Leadership & Management, Media and, What Inspires Me (11668 views, 1400 likes and 154 comments)..
"In 2017 Make People Angry…and Raise Your Hand", LI long-dorm post by Dustin McKissen (https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/2017-make-people-angryand-raise-your-hand-dustin-mckissen?trk=mp-reader-card)
"This article is part of the LinkedIn Top Voices list, a collection of the must-read writers of the year. Check out more #BigIdeas2017 here."17/12/2016 #64 AnonymousAnd when you're fake Influencer, "everybody loves you." On the other hand, real Influencers (not in terms of the LI Influencers) are not so dazzling and quiet people (corresponding to all and participating in critical discussions ), that are often unnoticeable for the mainstream social media. That's why they are influential.17/12/2016 #63 Anonymous#61 I feel tired @Deb 🐝 Helfrich... The process of transmitting messages to the curious reader requires knowledge, dedication, writing skills and fresh ideas. Someone's writing must have color, clear personal touch and scent. Some serious writers don't feel safe anymore to share their intellectual capital on social media and networks. .17/12/2016 #62 Anonymous#61 "When most marketers say they want an influencer campaign, they have already skipped over the strategic conversations and moved to a tactic of hiring a non-traditional celebrity with a big following or decided to hire lots of micro-influencers. That isn’t influencer marketing; it is buying an online audience. Proper influencers can establish trust with each handshake, social post, or advertisement and their content impacts audiences in the top tiers of Maslow’s hierarchy, belongingness, esteem and self-actualization. When they publicly support and work with brands, it is a reflection of their identities and not just their jobs." - from
article titled" "Are We Using The Term Influencer Marketing Wrong?" by David Schwab at forbes.com - DEC 7, 2016 (http://www.forbes.com/sites/davidschwab/2016/12/07/are-we-using-the-term-influencer-marketing-wrong/#6293ca66640e)17/12/2016 #60 Anonymous#59 @Deb 🐝 Helfrich, He did not take part in the discussion and has not made any comments or reacted in any way with readers and their comments. (3029 views so far). It is not typical for my friend and great writer Justin Bariso. However, that is typical practice in the case of LI Influencers and and LI representatives, or in the case of marketing only of forthcoming book (post featured in three LI channels: Big Ideas & Innovation, Careers: The Next Level, Leadership & Management by LI). Self-explanatory. This seems like a promotion and it is the backbone of LI influencer marketing..
Article: EQ vs. IQ at.diffen.com: http://www.diffen.com/difference/EQ_vs_IQ
"Emotional intelligence (EI) or emotional quotient (EQ) is the capability of individuals to recognize their own, and other people's emotions, to discriminate between different feelings and label them appropriately, to use emotional information to guide thinking and behavior, and to manage and/or adjust emotions to adapt environments or achieve one's goal(s). Although the term first appeared in a 1964 paper by Michael Beldoch, it gained popularity in the 1995 book by that title, written by the author, psychologist, and science journalist Daniel Goleman. Since this time Goleman's 1995 theory has been criticized within the scientific community." - from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emotional_intelligence17/12/2016 #59 Deb 🐝 HelfrichI had an intent to leave my type of comment in support of Justin and his book. I thought those 4 were anomalies worth discussing here, but it goes on in that vein....
I risk being attacked for supporting someone who I want to help.
There is something important at stake here if success on the internet means an author has to stay away from their own comments section in order to not become jaded.
Where do they get to have civil discussions that might enhance their work?17/12/2016 #58 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#57 #56 Andy & Milos - I am just reading Justin's EXCELLENT excerpt from his upcoming book on LI - 416 likes, 95 shares, but only 20 comments. But here is the problem I see for these guys who deserve supportive comments which add to their value proposition, of the last 4 comments:
1 asked to ignore emotional intelligence fad - damaging
1 asked for early copy of the book - positive, yet the guy has no EI, so sort of damaging
1 says her lord clears the path of snakes - damaging
1 says everyone wants to be the president - damaging
I consider Justin a friend, we chat directly, I will buy his book and yet, even I started questioning the book based on this random commentary.
I will do my part to contribute to keeping beBee a place where the author of a post stands a chance at having a comments section worthy of the work they invested in creating a post. And that might even help them further their livelihood.16/12/2016 #57 Anonymous#56 Everybody isn't as honorable as you, What we write is the undistorted image of ourselves, mostly but unfortunately not always. @Andrew Books. I treasure your friendship!. @Deb 🐝 Helfrich, here we cultivate and nurture the very best in ourselves and each other. Thank you for that. #5515/12/2016 #56 Andrew Books#55 Agree, Deb....I just don't want to take away what they have accomplished through aggressive writing and networking. I admit fully I am jealous, as @Milos Djukic so adeptly points out....both agony and ecstasy. Guess that will instill in me a drive to be a better writer. .15/12/2016 #55 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#53 #54 I love those three guys. Here is an uncomfortable truth. I can't find their work on LI anymore. I also don't feel comfortable peddling my commenting style because of what the influencer marketing influx has brought to the tone of their comments sections.
The 'game' is setup to only acknowledge numbers & quantity - which is no doubt important. But right now, that jeopardizes quality dialogue.
10,000 views OR one person taking the time to write a comment that took 10 to 15 minutes to compose to truly show that they understood what you wrote who is looking to broaden, deepen, or extend what you wrote?
An optimal site cultivates both.15/12/2016 #54 Anonymous#53 !@Andrew Books There is not a tad bit of jealousy involved. I am also very happy because of Dustin, Justin and Glenn. They are excellent writers. Period! There are still many Dustin, Justin or Glenn there. This is not a recognition for writers, this is influencer marketing. They have done because they wanted that way. Manipulation and selective favoritism were never true. In this way, even the best writers are humiliated. Then the title does not mean anything. .Only "The Agony and The Ecstasy of Social Media Writing" remains the same.15/12/2016 #53 Andrew BooksThanks for the tag @Milos Djukic. Interesting, isn't it? Very happy for Dustin, Justin and Glenn. They have contributed in amazing ways to the platform and I could not be happier for them...and I won't lie in that there is a tad bit of jealousy involved. It's what every writer wants....recognition, acknowledgment, conversation. THAT they have done.13/12/2016 #51 Mohammed SultanThank You @ Milos for sharing Linked in pulse on beBee.it makes our business journey more imaginative ..Although I started my day commenting on this post on Linked in pulse.I would like to add some feelings to what I have said, because the feelings are here on beBee.
It has to be conceded that knowledge about people is not necessarily of online nature,because personal brands are marketed on the web,exaggerating their value for effect and sometimes create heroes from zeroes.An influencer must be some one who is constantly in touch with people.As long as people are motivated by pride ,gain,fear and imitation ,as Maslow has taught us,I wish those influencers can tell people about their mistakes,when they started and how they handled these mistakes,as always quoted" well begun is half done"and also tell them how they become different today,and what advice they can offer to young people to also become influencers..People will not benefit from their own dominating prestige or their top ranking on social media as from their business wisdom and the advice they offer to the beginners.13/12/2016 #50 Phil Friedman#43 Good points, Aurorasa. One of the facts that everyone seems to be missing is that 23% of 400 million (LI) is still 15 times greater than 45% of 13 million (beBee). When it comes to the potential of a user base as a market (which is part of a platform's value), absolute numbers are more important than percentages. So. I would suggest that beBee cheerleaders stop making that particular comparison to LinkedIn. ( https://www.bebee.com/producer/@friedman-phil/differentiation-thru-conversation-bebee-and-the-quest-for-market-share )
- 21/10/2016A must read by @Milos Djukic. Invaluable insights into the identity of the writer and a great perspective on how to write.
"Social media communication is a great workout. You have to build your personal identity in strict accordance with your hidden dreams, wishes and aspirations. Long live our authenticity through diversity."I'll be Back, Innovation in Self Leadershipwww.linkedin.com Do you feel like that some most precious part of yourself is not getting through to the outside world? I will never surrender. "ME" neither. About "WE", I am not so sure. Elitism? No, just...
Comments27/10/2016 #10 Sara JacoboviciThe system is not letting me share this link with a new text (cc@Federico 🐝 Álvarez San Martín) so I will put it in this comment box.
@Milos Djukic writes, "The human interaction which is a synonym for leadership means to learn from someone and to educate someone. I want to hear your insights about "ME"-"WE" relations."
Inspiration, the word with the Latin origin meaning to take in a breath, happens as a result of a “ME” experience while synchronicity happens as a result of a “WE” experience. In other words, when we engage with others, we potentially open ourselves up to seeing the connections taking place around us; in time and space.
Only an integrated ME can be part of a WE.22/10/2016 #7 🐝 Fatima WilliamsThis article is a gem, of such high value because of it's depth and message.
To quote you Milos " Thank you very much for this outstanding buzz; I am your diligent student"
Wish I had met all you guys years back 🤗🤗🤗 I'm happy to know you @Milos Djukic It'' an honour BFF 🤗
Thank you for sharing this @Sara Jacobovici
- Producer12/10/2016Nuggets of WisdomI have been honored by a considerable number of comments on my buzzes. Some comments carried gems with them. I extracted some gems and compiled them as Nuggets of Wisdom. I have plans to write Part 2; however I wanted first to probe your...
Comments15/10/2016 #83 AnonymousDear Ali, I am honored to be on your listing, at the look of so much talent and wisdom here, even if my contribution is so small. Wish I would have made more comments to your last posts, but as you already know, I do not use to make comments unless I did not understand firstly, and meditated about the running issue, and it will take some time for me to be capable to understand them, as your posts are lately out of the bounds of my possibilities. Sorry for that.13/10/2016 #78 Ali AnaniClarisse Nigaud
Dr. Anani, your post is appreciated profoundly. Most peoples would go online fishing for ideas, rebuff them and post an article under their names. You show in reverse, appreciate great ideas into a pot of gold! Warm Regards.
This comment was made on G+. I find it very relevant to share here. WE learn and progress by digesting ideas and not by stealing them. I am profoundly grateful to Clarisse as much as I am to everyone of you who helped me move forward. The least I could do is to say thank you and this is the nugget of wisdom that helped me improve.
- Producer29/09/2016A Fired-Up Bee...Some help from William ShakespeareFriends, Bloggers, Social Media Citizens...lend me your ears. I write to share my experiences and perspectives not to praise beBee. There are many social media sites on the internet. The good is often shared with...
Comments11/02/2017 #59 Chas ✌️ Wyatt"Give every man thine ear, but few thy voice;
Take each man's censure, but reserve thy judgment...
Neither a borrower nor a lender be;
For loan oft loses both itself and friend,
And borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry.
This above all — to thine own self be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man."
~William Shakespeare, Hamlet [I, 3, Polonius].23/10/2016 #58 Anonymous#49 Well @Donna-Luisa Eversley firstly thanks for the tag, now I will say what a really well written and executed buzz I have to agree with what you say about beBee...in fact you have pretty much nailed it.
And I would also like to say what a happy buzzing bee you are, that's my weekend compliment bee happy!23/10/2016 #54 Pamela 🐝 Williams@Donna-Luisa Eversley, today I sat is a old favorite coffee shop where I could log on to my computer and work away. I was hoping my creativity which has been lagging the last couple of weeks would be reignited. I logged on, opened my latest episode of my fictional series and except for a few trips back onto beBee to interact with Bees I couldn't tear myself away from what I was writing. The next thing I know four hours had passed and the shop was closing and they ran me out. Except for when I was attending school I never became so engrossed in writing. beBee really did that. As I wrote I kept thinking of those that have supported this series and how they would react to different events in the story. (sorry I'm not giving anything away but I do hope to publish tomorrow). It is lovely having an appreciative and supportive audience. I would never have released the writing dragon in me if it wasn't for the support and kindness I have found here. I know I commented before, but you were one I thought of and when notifications came across on this post I couldn't resist another comment!23/10/2016 #49 Donna-Luisa EversleyEvery day on beBee is a learning and thrilling experience. Thanks to everyone who has read and shared, so far... Big shout out ..and some virtual desert 🍧🍰🍩🍦🍯 to everyone.. @Pamela 🐝 Williams View moreEvery day on beBee is a learning and thrilling experience. Thanks to everyone who has read and shared, so far... Big shout out ..and some virtual desert 🍧🍰🍩🍦🍯 to everyone.. @Pamela 🐝 Williams @Andrew Porter @Julie Hickman, @Renée 🐝 Cormier, @Neil Smith @Kevin Pashuk,@Ken Boddie @Mamen 🐝 Delgado Close02/10/2016 #47 Pamela 🐝 Williams#40 @Neil Smith you've expressed exactly how many of us feel about beBee. A refreshing, relaxing change from the dog eat dog sites we have all visited. Here we truly pursue positivity, encouragement, support, and collaboration. @Donna-Luisa Eversley has expressed that quite eloquently in this post. Welcome to beBee! I just followed you and am looking forward to learning more about you.
- Producer26/09/2016To beBee or not to beBeeFirstly, let me just say, I have no training on how to write, what special techniques one needs to get "more noticed", stand out or anything like that! I pretty much write how I write. And, any correct grammar, rules, or whatever there are to...
Comments28/09/2016 #63 Mark AnthonyWow, that sounds like my kind of thing. And, from what I know of these terms this would indicate that one does not allow ones self to be restricted in ones writing by "spurious prohibition" linked , I believe, to thinking the english language should bend to the rules of Latin Grammar which , in turn, can restrict the "glorious flexibility of the English language". @Phil Friedman, your style and the terms you use, once I work out what they mean, fill me with excitement, enthusiasm and great interest. #6228/09/2016 #57 Mark AnthonyHi @Andrew 🐝 Goldman, just felt I should add I have a lot of respect for LinkedIn , have learnt lots , think it's a great resource and have promoted it as such. It just isn't what I'm looking for in terms of my writing . Ultimately it too has been a significant part of my social media journey ! #5428/09/2016 #54 Andrew 🐝 GoldmanThank you, Mark. LinkedIn is pretty much about significance. People fulfill that need there. And that is the reason why BeBee stood out. I currently fulfill another need here - communication. So it depends on what you seek. If life is about the positive approach, I like Bebee more so far. Even though I have 6 500 followers on linkedIn and some good friends there. The policies push people away. Keep it positive!28/09/2016 #53 Mark AnthonyThank you Aurorasa. I have had plenty of opportunity to refine my grammar and spelling. The thing is my prolonged focus on that was stopping me writing. So I decided to just write and, at this moment in time, not worry to much about anything else.Thats not to say I won't focus on improving my grammar etc, but I refuse to let it stop me writing. I have been given some great ideas, links and advice on how to improve my grammar, spelling and noticeability and, I will use those when I choose to.For now, I want to express what is on my mind and if that comes with grammatical and spelling errors so be it. #5228/09/2016 #52 Aurorasa Sima#49 Personally, I enjoy unique content with great ideas. I like your post. http://www.onlinecollegecourses.com/2012/01/24/15-famous-thinkers-who-couldnt-spell/28/09/2016 #47 Nan EinarsonHi - I'm just new to BeBee, and this is one of the first posts I have read.
Quite honestly, I would have found the article more interesting, had it not been for all the spelling and grammatical errors. They were just very distracting, especially because there were quite a number of them, and they drew attention away from your points. Does your computer have Spell Check and Grammar Check?
Although I know it doesn't sound like it, I really don't intend to criticize you. I understand that writing without caring about spelling, punctuation and grammar and such encourages creative flow. When you post it, though, and invite people to read it, a run through the Checks is a good idea.
I hope you understand the intention of my feedback is to be constructive and not destructive.
I look forward to reading more of your posts and I intend to Follow you, if you have no objections.
- 01/09/2016Why There is More to Parkinson's than just Neuro-degenerationniume.com OK, World, here is your proof positive that Parkinson's is not just a "neurodegenerative condition" but that there is much more to it. The research results on walking with the disease which I present in this video I hope will be viewed as quite...
- Producer22/08/2016Ideas Rippling EffectThis buzz marks my publishing the hundredth buzz on beBee. It is about time to pause and think about my experiences and highlights over the last seven months. Are my buzzes worthy? Or, are they like sand grains get carried by the wind and soon...
Comments25/08/2016 #88 Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMACongratulations on your 100th post on beBee @Ali Anani. For me, every one was unique and compelling. And so much to learn, and take in, from every one. Your comment - you hope your buzzes are like grains of sand blown by the wind - is the perfect description. One never knows where these grains of beautiful sand will land, or whom they will affect when they do land and what patterns will emerge. Nor do we know when we write them which statements or words will affect a reader the most and encourage action. I can only say I'm glad you continue to spread your unique 'sandy ideas'. Thanks for 100 wonderful, sometimes thought provoking, posts.24/08/2016 #82 🐝 Fatima Williams100 buzzes calls for a blockbuster party @Alan Geller for this bee here has produced some sweetest honey on beBee and made us bees like family.
You buzzes are not only spring Mr @Ali Anani but are the 4 seasons, cause that's the effect they have on us, it's like even before spring is over I can feel autumn setting in, I can't get enough as time passes so quickly.
It is so true that you are prolific and forgive me for having not consumed all of your brilliant buzzes as yet, but I will in time( giggles).A time capsule/e-book with all the buzzes really ?? I'll be the first to get my hands on them.
I want to Thank God dear Mr Ali Anani for giving you the heart of sharing, sharing your ideas with us. And then for allowing us to have known you , for there are a very few like you here on earth who are so equanimous and gracious to share a little piece of themselves to the world.
Ideas are like a grain of wheat, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains by itself alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. For with an idea another one and another one are born, similar to that of your buzzes. Like the grains on the sands of time that are tossed into different beautiful patterns. If we keep our ideas in our head and do not bury them into the sand , they will not get the chance of being tested with the wind like you said,they must get battered and tested and finally blown to the formation of a unique pattern created by time & nature itself that which is now beyond oons.
Congratulations on this mighty 100th Buzz 🏅🏅👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🏅🏅23/08/2016 #80 Ali Anani#79 @Harvey Lloyd- I bow my head in respect of your comment. It is extremely valuable. Your writing "Time evolves us, but the principals of life stay the same". This is a wonderful statement. I fully agree with you that a buzz or comment in the right time and when we are on the edge of a state a nudge-a mere nudge- may send us into unknown paths. I feel the nudge of your comment right now23/08/2016 #79 Harvey LloydI have enjoyed the few posts I have read and see that you seek deeper meaning within your posts. A post is just in time supply management. The difference, you are uncertain as to where the supply is needed. I can discuss with you philosophically your thoughts and how they may awaken my own or possibly I am at the edge of forming a perspective and your post will nudge me a little right or left. Sometimes that nudge is subconscious and I may not even know you nudged until three days later. Wisdom is a timeless need. Time evolves us, but the principals of life stay the same. Thank you for yours and congrats on your 100th buzz.23/08/2016 #77 Ali Anani#76 Thank you @Pascal Derrien for being honest. I appreciate your comment and hidden amazement that an old man runs so fast. But it is the reason why I am writing frequently as I am not sure for how long I shall be living or able to write. It is also for this reason that I am compiling my buzzes into e-books, which interested readers can download free.23/08/2016 #76 Pascal DerrienYou are so prolific that I have some difficulty to keep up :-) I probably read one in ten not sure if you have considered maximizing the impact by reducing the cadence ? I am sure I miss 60% of your good food for thought gems and I would guess I am not the only one Have a great 100th day.23/08/2016 #72 Tausif MundrawalaAll the buzzes ,of yours, which I read up till now has resonated well with me. You have always went to the core of the subject be it : ideas, honey bees, sand grains, and nectar. Life became more philosophical in its truest sense, by reading your posts. An excellent way to bring forth this hundredth buzz.23/08/2016 #68 Anees ZaidiDear brother @Ali Anani it is good that it 'laughs' on us not 'cries' on us. The laughter begets laughter and laughter brings joy and happiness. What better joy and happiness we may feel than to see the tree we implant growing. My best wishes to all your great endeavors.23/08/2016 #67 Ali AnaniDear brother @Anees Zaidi- recently, I wrote a buzz on We Plan and Destiny Laughs. It is laughing at me now as I was supposed to be in Istanbul. However; pressing work for the forthcoming Under 17- Women's World Cup competition has forced me to postpone the trip. You know Jordan is hosting this event and Phenomena is in charge of all promotional campaigns. Lots of work my friend. The event starts September 30 and this is the whirling dust storm my dear @Irene Hackett mentioned in her comment. I have to see what I can do
- Producer19/08/2016I start to writeTen lifetimes before I ever started to write -- Years before I began writing I was a charismatic and powerful public speaker. Not in any formal way and I didn’t get a dime for it, but still I was known for it and I did speak in front of many...
Comments30/01/2017 #59 Todd JonesHere is what I like about your style Jesse- there is no subtle bullshit innuendo. You get to the point with a vengeance. It is not delicate, and I never have to guess at what you mean. You write like Mike Tyson fought during his peak, with a startling, primal, unrelenting directness.
Good to see you are getting traction on beBee. I'm already looking forward to your next post.28/08/2016 #56 jesse kaellis#50 Praveen Raj Gullepalli -- I have a manuscript alright, called "Early Out" a term that any dealer will understand. The book had a journey, a journey to nowhere and now I don't -- I'm reluctant to get pulled into trying to get published again. Since it is so daunting and filled with pain. Pain and rejection. It's a ton of work. This is not exactly the ideal climate to try to publish a book. I could easily upload to Smashwords again or Amazon and Create Space. I could do that. At least that way it will be available. I'm rather distracted right now with my spinal issues. I'm looking for a spinal fusion, and I'm likely going to Puerto Vallarta. I'm excited about it because it has been a long time coming. Yeah, the medical tourism deal. Thank you for being faithful to my postings and vision. I'm genuinely grateful. And humbled.28/08/2016 #54 jesse kaellis#52 Thank you, Sara. I am deeply blessed. I have intense experiences and the utility to express them. Somehow. It came to me. I'm lucky, a lucky guy. To be able to communicate thoughts and feelings with other people -- expressed insight is what validates our humanity. Or -- I don't know what to say. I'm abashed and pleased. I love when people quote a fragment of the story in a comment. Then I KNOW you got it. Apprehended my insight.28/08/2016 #53 Renée 🐝 CormierWriting is a very personal thing. It's both your soul and the soul of your creativity, so putting it out there in the very beginning really takes a lot of courage. When the subject matter is your life, then it requires an even greater amount of courage. When I first started writing it was based on my life. I then tried fiction. That's really tough for me. I now write about business. It's a subject I am comfortable with and it is a big part of what I do for a living. A writer must write. It's a need that burns within you and the more you do it, the better you get at it. Keep writing @jesse kaellis. The human condition is always an interesting read and you express it well. Your willingness to expose your unguarded soul draws me in.28/08/2016 #50 Praveen Raj Gullepalli#49 This response of yours is a buzz in itself Jesse :) The fact that you bare yourself thus is an equally monumental dare! When you have a place where you find engaging writers and discerning readers, what more could one ask, eh? If there isn't yet a novel titled The Boxer you oughta start working on one surely. Simon&Garfunkel won't mind cos they already/only sang a song titled the same. ;) Maybe, just maybe, Sly will scoop up a movie sequel around it! Keep expressing, king o the ring!23/08/2016 #49 jesse kaellisI seem to be wired into an acumen with literacy, with words which is ironic considering my dyslexia. Maybe I already paid the dues as a child because it was a difficult time for me. From "He's not crazy he's dyslexic." I think I'll publish that story right now. I need something to do.
After a while, the school gave up on me and labeled me an underachiever. I didn't want to learn they said; which was a pretty brutal jacket to lay on me.
The pressure was getting to me. I mean I'm coming from a highly literate culture. That's the deal with Jews. We've got a book.
I started stealing milk money off the kid’s desks. They left the money there, right on top of their desks. When they looked away I would grab it. Then after school, I would go to Goodies, the corner store and buy candy. I liked Sugar Daddies; a camel lollipop thing. It seemed like a good value.
I would come home and watch the Three Stooges on the black and white in my parents’ bedroom. My mom would yell at me, "I don't like you watching that, it's too violent”, which was ironic coming from her.
She starts asking me where I got the money for candy. "I found it." She believed me I guess. I got caught with a toy derringer I stole from a kid once. I was showing it to another kid in class and the owner saw it. The teacher stepped in and I tried to lie my way out of it. "I found it in my closet." But she wasn't buying. It was pretty fucking humiliating and in fact remembering this shit is rather painful.
Thirty some years later I'm living in Vegas and I'm strung out on meth and addicted to pornography and relentless masturbation and yes I did make the connection. Not that it made any difference. That sad, lost boy was buried a mile deep and immaculate; pristine. All those years later and I was in suspended animation.
Thanks, Laura. Very much. When people pick my stories as relevant I appreciate it, but I like comments because I can work off of that.23/08/2016 #48 Laura Mikolaitis@jesse kaellis there's someone I know who taught me about "writing naked" and letting your authenticity shine through. You have done that here and quite well, so please keep the stories coming. You are an example of why we should keep trying and why we should write for us. Each day is an opportunity - some of us believe in that while others watch it go by. You aren't the onlooker, you are the one who does. Writing is a way to relive an experience, to work through grief, to share a smile - it's whatever we want it to be. For me, it is simply something that I like to do and it's also been a source of catharsis. Cheers to you for taking a chance and for making the short list. Good stuff, thanks so much for sharing your voice with us.20/08/2016 #46 Praveen Raj GullepalliThe writer and the fighter in the ring against each other! :) Just saw this buzz and and am glad I did Jesse. It is the greatest feeling being acknowledged, respected and loved for being what you are. For being yourself. And saying it like it is. And when you find that fertile ground you are locked in. Equanimity is the space where exists neither criticism nor praise. It is just you there, in all the force of your presence and your art of expression. Thanks for sharing so much! That's a lot of trust!20/08/2016 #45 jesse kaellis#44 You're welcome, Sarah. My pleasure. There used to be an old guy at the AA meetings. He would stand up. He always had the same share; always had the same thing to say "You young people, you don't have to go down the road I did." I'm thinking "Shut up old man, you had your fun." My point is that I question whether people can learn from other's experiences.
I didn't finally quit until I was good and ready. Knowing you should and wanting to, that's two different things. I took a cold hard look at my inevitable future, and I just knew I couldn't make it work anymore. I was out of second chances.
If someone can profit from my stories, then that's beautiful. My stories are entertainment, bottom line.
It is vital for me to remember where I came from. From the depths of my degradation in Las Vegas to the serene and comfortable life I have now. I can't forget for one minute what I am.20/08/2016 #44 Sarah Elkins#43 I never thought about it that way before, Jesse, that by writing the stories I get to relive them in my mind, good or bad. Now that I think about it in this way, I'm so grateful not only for the opportunity, but for the potential impact those stories have on others and the choices they make. I learn from just about every interaction, every day, and every one of those interactions creates a story in my mind. Some I choose to relive by writing about them because they were so bad, some because they were so good, and some because the indifference was itself fascinating. Cool. Thanks for that.20/08/2016 #43 jesse kaellis#38 I'll stick around, Jim until I run out of material, or I wear out my welcome. Right now I'm happy; I'm very pleased because people like what I do. It doesn't get much better. Not for me. @Thank you, Sarah. I was getting diminishing returns on Linkedin. Each post gave me a lower view count and less interaction. And I don't even think it was because I was writing badly. There is so much crap on there (IMHO) that how bad could I be?
Franci -- it's got to be authentic for me. As I said, the libel copy bothered me. The libel manuscript -- who knows that George is John or Brian was Lester. But I knew and it bothered me. When I'm writing these stories, I get to relive them in my mind. I like it; I live in the past much of the time. Vegas was the peroration of my life. It has to be real for me -- factual.
How did you get the smiley to be upside down? Do they come that way?
Thank you all for the input. You're helping me.20/08/2016 #42 jesse kaellis#34 I saw my sister and my dad this afternoon -- he suffers from vascular dementia, but he can still carry a conversation. What is authentic? Why would something I write sound authentic? What is a voice? In regards to writing. How did I find my voice? For starters, I had something to say and then I wanted to say it as it as transparently and directly as I could. I've said this before; I'm not in love with words I'm in love with power; the power of words. And words do have power. Devastating power. Look at Hitler's words and the result of that. The English language is a beautiful language with close to 750,000 words (which includes medical terminology) and is very descriptive. #34
- Producer17/08/2016The Unbearable Lightness of Bee-ing. One Writer’s Experience In The World of The Golden Hives.I have been buzzing around on social media since it all started. It’s been a long and winding road. And it’s always had a fairly well-balanced pleasure to pain ratio.But social media, like everything else, evolves, and your skills and ability to...
Comments23/08/2016 #59 Praveen Raj Gullepalli#53 Merci Beaucoup @Jim Murray! Brand person to brand person, allow me to also confess that your name (surname rather) and your display pic resonate very positively (for me at least ;) ...reminding me respectively, in that order, of two very talented, creative, gifted and acknowledged professionals - Anne Murray and Anthony Hopkins! ;)23/08/2016 #51 Praveen Raj GullepalliCan't help but think what an autobiographical-biographical expression this one is dear @Jim Murray! Spoken like a true Brand Ambassador indeed! Your flair for writing and designing is a remarkable combo indeed, as has been visible from the start. OK, enough of flattery! Talking about beBEe, (there! I saw someone rolling his eyes!) Affinity is just the beginning I feel. The tip of the iceberg. It is always a pleasant discovery to read an engaging author...and when you read that he shares the same passion for playing the guitar for instance, that's when things start growing...Affinity becomes a path to Affinities, in fact! Professional interest becomes Personal interest. Affection creeps in. You dig deeper into the ground down to where not just acquaintances, but relationships form. Of course there will always be instances of instant dislike. But exceptions never made the rule! This is the place where head-hunters one day ought to come to and say - Hey Prospect, there you are! Am seeing the real you at last! (Sorry Bob!) The profile analysis done basis other sites is mostly a bunch of made up frap. Folks are playing to an audience out there with mostly made up or well disguised identities hiding behind 'connections' and 'likes'. This here is the real McCoy! Just look at me...I came here to share some short-sweet unifloral honey now and again, and read up stuff from other writers to learn new stuff...but seniors have now gotten me into writing stuff on fractals and patterns! ;) Aint complainin, for it all keeps you growin anyway, ridin the learnin curve!23/08/2016 #50 Mamen 🐝 DelgadoWow, really love your buzz @Jim Murray, everything you say resonates in me.
Specially I keep several ideas:
- “It is a place where people like to be. It’s light and airy. Its design is very clean and modern. And its personality (yes it has one), is very welcoming.”
Sometimes I think about beBee as an entity with its own life, as a “friend” I like to be with. And your words express exactly that feeling of mine.
- “Writers and bloggers and seekers/givers of knowledge need a home.”
I used to have a blog years ago, and finally I closed it for some personal reason. And I even stopped writing for some other personal reasons as well. And I definitely have found on beBee my home to recover the urge to start writing again, so your words mean a huge world for me.
- “I can’t guarantee you will have the same experience as I have. It all depends on what you’re looking for. But no matter what that might be, there’s a way to make that happen on beBee.”
When I talk about beBee to friends of mine I say there are as many beBees as users, because you get what you want to get. You have the experience you create. So YOU, the user, are the one who decides where to go and what to get. And this is a gift @Juan Imaz & @Javier 🐝 beBee have given us to grow, not only professionally or even personally, it’s a way to grow holistically and energetically. At least, that how I feel it and it is the way I am growing.
Thanks @Phil Friedman & @CityVP 🐝 Manjit for tagging me and bringing me to this grand corner, and thanks to you @Jim Murray for expressing in words what we many many users have inside. 💖23/08/2016 #48 Lada 🏡 Prkic#44 @Phil Friedman, thanks for mentioning me in this non-like-minded group of people. I'm really flattered. Apart from like-minded people I always try to connect with open-minded people because they are able to hear and accept different opinions and views and never judge a book by its cover.
This is really a unique buzz, @Jim Murray.23/08/2016 #46 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#43 Lisa, just a note to say how classy you are. What a role model for women, your style and grace surpass so much that I'm at a loss for words (hahaha). Seriously, you can forget whatever you want here and there, and unless you mention it, no one will notice because we think the best of you, always.23/08/2016 #44 Phil FriedmanYou know, @Jim Murray, I read today where someone, I can't remember who, said the great thing about beBee is it facilitates finding "like-minded" people with whom to engage. And that made me think of you, and @Don 🐝 Kerr, and @Kevin Pashuk, and @Milos Djukic, and @Donna-Luisa Eversley, and @John White, MBA, and @Dean Owen, and @Lada 🏡 Prkic, and @Aurorasa Sima, and @Pascal Derrien, and @Wayne Yoshida, and @Gerald Hecht, and @Andrew Books, and @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian, and @Mamen 🐝 Delgado, and at least fifty others who form not a like-minded group, but as diverse and NON-like-minded a group of people as one could think of. And I realize that finding like-minded people is NOT the objective, but rather the goal is to find and cluster with intelligent, independent-minded, hard-thinking comrades who are willing always to engage in honest give-and-take that fosters personal intellectual growth. My best to you and all of them, for you and they are the soul inside the machine that is beBee. Cheers!
- Producer08/08/2016Human Tumbleweeds: (A non-poets tumbling step out of his comfort zone)Inspired by the song Tumbling Tumbleweeds~Sons of the Pioneers “Wherever we may call home, Wherever we may roam, Wherever we may find ourselves drifting along, Cares of the past behind us, Knowing that night may be near, Yet a new...
Comments25/09/2016 #4 Pamela 🐝 WilliamsBeautiful Joel. Thank you for stepping outside your comfort zone. I truly believe humanity has the potential and capacity to rise about our conflicts, to accept individuality. All it takes is hearing others, having compassion for others, and accepting that no individual or societys has all the answers but together there is nothing we can overcome or achieve. It's the realization that we are all only here until the sun sets on our lives. Nothing is more important that life, all life for the short time we have it.08/08/2016 #1 Deb 🐝 HelfrichImportant line, @Joel Anderson "Making the most of our being--hearing, listening, and yes truly seeing despite all the fuss"
I find solace in paying attention to my own experiences and encouraging others to pay attention to what is happening within themselves. The second we celebrate our own humanity, it will lead to respecting everyone else's right to their own version of life.
- 02/08/2016"I write because I love it and feel great that people enjoy it." @Christian Farber.I Got The Music In Me!www.linkedin.com I listen to a lot of music. It's the food for the muse in me. My wife and I attend many concerts each year and pay a king’s ransom to sit up close. If we can't sit close, we don't go. We're going...
- Producer26/07/2016Why I write // Por qué escribo (English & Español)Picture of my actual Moleskine.I write because I need it.I write to look at myself in the mirror of my written words.I write to bring order inside me. And to disorder as well.I write to remember.To find and rummage in my memories.I write because it...
Comments27/07/2016 #40 Mamen 🐝 Delgado#37 Thanks @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD, from the bottom of my heart... That's the answer of our dearest @Ali Anani to my comment about how easily the children adapt to changes. We are in continuos change and being newborn adults at every second. Happy we connected. 💫27/07/2016 #37 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#30 #28 #29 #23 and all (there's a plethora I cannot do justice here!): I see not just superficial compliments, but a genuine and picturesque nudging of a sweet and new babyBee to poetry...it's poetic in itself. And to @Mamen 🐝 Delgado View more#30 #28 #29 #23 and all (there's a plethora I cannot do justice here!): I see not just superficial compliments, but a genuine and picturesque nudging of a sweet and new babyBee to poetry...it's poetic in itself. And to @Mamen 🐝 Delgado, you said, "...and I may add we don't only lose our ability to change, but also the speed of adaptation slows down. We grow older not in age only, but in our rigidity and confusement."
https://www.bebee.com/producer/@ali-anani/the-change-and-adaptation-gap ~ be rest assured, my dear friend and love, that this is a new life of 'infinity' for you. Ageless and timeless, and you are changing with the magic of the bezzz. It's like delivering a newborn baby...the buzzz stays with one becuzzzz one wants to hold on to the feeling of life and a future reeling. Close27/07/2016 #27 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhDiAwesome, fantasticó, love the musings and the Moleskine! iKeep writing, señorita! I enjoyed, loved, and contemplated each word! Your train of thought is scenery in poetry, serenity and thoughts, too......💜! Awwwe....keep writing! And to answer your question, I write because I think and I need to get it out of my brain!
- Producer23/07/2016Moments: Snap shots in time.A special thank you to Lisa Gallagher and Dean Owen. Lisa's article on her life as an insomniac and the photo of her sunrise reminded me of the importance of moments in our lives: past, present and yet to come. Dean recommended that I post this...
Comments15/10/2016 #21 Joel Anderson#16 As we walked through the museum, I stuck close by my seat mate from lunch, listening to her brother explain every piece in the museum and asking her questions along the way. You see, every piece had a personal story. Each piece had been donated by, because of, or in remembrance of someone that they had come across or knew some 60 years before. As we carefully made our way through the museum, I noticed that my new friend was becoming more and more somber as we went through each section of the museum. Then at the final section, before one could enter, she begin to cry with tears coming down her cheeks. I turned to her brother and asked what was wrong, is there something I can do? He gently put his hand on my shoulder and said, no this room is the only room dedicated to one person. Your see, my sister was the eldest. She was a teenager. She met a boy, a US soldier. They fell in love and he had written his folks about their desire to marry when the war was over. So we entered this special room and there right in front of us was a picture of two young people. A young man and a young woman. You could tell that they were happy. It was a picture that had accompanied a letter and years later, had made its way back to the museum. He told me that he was killed at the Battle of the Bulge. My sister never married and she has loved that young man her entire life. Yep, a moment--a snap shot in time, before and after.15/10/2016 #20 Joel Anderson#16 As we walked through the museum, I stuck close by my seat mate from lunch, listening to her brother explain every piece in the museum and asking her questions along the way. You see, every piece had a personal story. Each piece had been donated by, because of, or in remembrance of someone that they had come across or knew some 60 years before. As we carefully made our way through the museum, I notice that my new friend was becoming more and more somber as we went through each section of the museum. Then at the final section, before one could enter, she begin to cry with tears coming down her cheeks. I turned to her brother and asked if something was wrong, is there something I can do? He gently put his hand on my shoulder and said, no this room is the only room dedicated to one person. Your see, my sister was the eldest. She was a teenager. She met a boy, a US soldier. They fell in love and he had written his folks about their desire to marry when the war was over. So we entered this special room and there right in front of us was a picture of two young people. A young man and a young woman. You could tell that they were happy. It was a picture that had accompanied a letter and years later, had made its way back to the museum. He told me that he was killed at the Battle of the Bulge. My sister never married and she has loved that young man her entire life. Yep, a moment--a snap shot in time, before and after.15/10/2016 #17 Joel Anderson#16 Thanks Tony. Interesting perspectives on moments, before and after Thanks for sharing the pictures. As part of my experience I recall a trip we made to Bastogne and surrounding areas. One specific scheduled event was a lunch and tour of a place, as I recall, called "The Freedom Museum." It was a privately run museum by a family who had experienced both the war and the Battle of the Bulge. While we had lunch, we listened to the brothers and sisters who had transformed a family farm, its barns and outbuildings, into a memorial for those who fought, died and others who made it home. It was a personal tribute to people they had met and gotten to know during the war. We laughed and shared family stories and then, before we took the tour, they explained some of the background. Their farm had been used as an assembly area/rest and relaxation (R&R) spot for troops who were being given a break from combat before they would be sent forward for more action. They explained that they were teenagers and some of the "youngsters" as they referred to their baby siblings, were just children at the time. So we finished lunch, made a toast to those that had gone before and headed out of the farm house to the museum. During lunch, I sat next to one of the older siblings. A wonderful lady, with a great sense of humor. During the toast, I noticed her demeanor changed just a little bit. I thought it was the nostalgia of it all. She just patted my hand, smiled and simply said "a good life."15/10/2016 #16 Tony BrandstetterHey Joel, Tony B here, I just joined the group, I am excited, I bought everyone donuts, help yourself. Here is a link to images of Normandy before and after, interesting, a must see if you haven't already. Mmmm Jelly donuts....http://www.cbc.ca/news2/interactives/before-after/d-day/index.html24/07/2016 #13 Sara JacoboviciI read your story @Joel Anderson and then the comments of your readers and your replies. I can only say that I, too, fit into this time frame with my story and that of my father. The photo for me reflects the movement of time captured within that moment; the movement and flow of the soldiers from where they came and towards where they are moving is a bridge between the beach and the elevated ground. I will conclude with your words Joel: "As I grew up there were other snap shots in my life that had profound effect, some obvious and known at the time and some unknown and not readily apparent at their particular moment. I am convinced that these experiences, past-present-and future, each that have occurred or will occur during their own season, their own time and their own place at a particular point along my journey have occurred for a reason."23/07/2016 #12 Joel Anderson#7 Thank you and despite our own individual steps, our own stories and our own personal journeys-we need to take the steps and make the moments in our lives with a sense of commitment and purpose to live well indeed. All the best on your journey and the steps you take to make a difference; one moment-one step-one person at a time.23/07/2016 #11 Joel Anderson#6 @Dean Owen it was profoundly moving indeed. At the time, I had command of the Marine Security Guards for Western European and Canada. There were other battlefields, other historic sites, places and people that were encountered during that tour. Each provided equally compelling and poignant moments in time. In the photo, I just found so much in what on the surface seems like a simple snap shot in time, merely capturing troops walking up a hill. The second individual in the photo was called out specifically by Melinda Hall who informed us that several weeks later, he was killed in action. There are so many stories that could unfold from that simple picture, but I found the fact that in its simplicity, where it captured him in mid stride an important reminder, that we just dont know what that next step will bring. But, in taking the steps in our lives, we not only remember the each step taken before, but know that we must keep moving forward taking the next steps in our journeys, despite the uncertainty before us. Know that I truly appreciate your nudging me forward. Thank you.
- Producer21/07/2016About MeDear Fellow Bees: I love the fact that I am getting to know more about YOU through reading, sharing and conversation! I have read some dynamite interviews by and about my fellow bees, and I want to share a little about me.Undoubtedly, you are...
Comments23/07/2016 #86 Gerald Hecht#75 @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman I have a feeling a close approximation of those boots can be found somewhere between here and New Orleans; I gotta keep my eyes (and other senses) wide open anyway (for the whoosh of stray bullets, slings and arrows of outrageously hostile [mis]fortune, etc.); I may as well scan the environs for "classic Carnaby Street boots" at the same time!23/07/2016 #82 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman#79 Thank you @Donna-Luisa Eversley. That is an old pic, by the way so obviously I have changed. 😰 I wish I still had the outfit, boots, hair and legs. I used to dance a lot and I mean a lot. I still dance but not as much. It is great exercise yet doesn't feel like exercise. Paul and I were working out with a personal trainer but the place went belly up. We need to find a new place and get back to it. I enjoy a good work out especially when the weather is cooler. I have more energy and motivation.23/07/2016 #81 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman#78 How was your birthday @Pamela 🐝 Williams? Fun I hope! I am familiar with Cape Canaveral from several years ago. I remember it as a pretty area and interesting due to NASA. We used to drive over there to watch the launches. I like Georgia because of the mountains. After living in FL most of my life, I welcomed the change. Thank you for the compliment on my poetry. I have a lot of fun with it and feel I am creating. Come on over to WordPress! There are several bees that blog on WordPress including our Queen Bee @Donna-Luisa Eversley.23/07/2016 #80 Pamela 🐝 Williamshey, I used to have boots like that. Franci, do you remember the song by Nancy Sinatra; These Boots are Made for Walking! That's what you photo made me think of! We use to have a video of my younger sister (about 3 or 4 years old) dancing to that song wearing a pair white boots. I think we wore out the video torturing her with our teasing!#7923/07/2016 #78 Pamela 🐝 WilliamsWhat a wonderful story Franci! Told you I'd be back :-). My daughter is a cracker, born at Cape Canaveral. I lived along the Space Coast for about 9 years and two of my best friends are still there. I've never done more than drive through Georgia so can't say anything about that other than my son-in-laws father lives there. What I know about you Franci is that your poetry flows, it makes me think or it makes me smile. I enjoyed getting to know you! I hope our acquaintance continues for many years to come! Enjoying life together. Now, my next social media journey will be to check out WordPress. I'm finding writing online is very cathartic, more so than anything I've ever tried.
- Producer01/07/2016thoughts on writingWhy do we write?Why do I write? This question seems to be a strange one to me, at times. Asking, or thinking too deeply, about why I write is, in my mind, like asking why do I breathe? It's simply necessary. Your Heart says write, so you write....
Comments22/07/2016 #13 Sara Jacobovici#12 I appreciate your Symphony of Science links @Joel Anderson. I also appreciate that you echo the line that "...at least for now that one must be content with the questions themselves." I invite you to join my new Hive Thinking Out of the Comment Box that is a place for questions.01/07/2016 #3 Ali Anani@Melissa Hefferman- your buzz reminded me of mine "Why I Started Writing foe Bee"? In my buzz I wrote " One magnet that attracted me to write to beBee is the fact that the brains of bees age in reverse. The older the bee gets, the younger its brain becomes. As I am getting quite old, I feel the need for my brain to grow in reverse. I want to be a bee. The bee produces an antioxidant that protects the brain and I want to protect mine as well through the interactions with other "bees" on the beBee platform"
Now, I may extennd my analogy by saying we grow older so that our brains grow younger by reading a buzz of this quality. Thank you Melissa for making my brrain younger..
- Producer19/07/2016Why I WriteThis piece turned out to be short. The reasons why I write are not complicated. Usually I pen a few hundred words a week. Sometimes more. Often days slip by without putting pen to paper. I post reglarly on beBee, and then every so often write an...
Comments07/01/2017 #49 Gert Scholtz@Aaron Skogen @Laura Mikolaitis @Jim Murray @Julio Angel 🐝Lopez Lopez Thank you for your kind comments and I am glad that what I had to say resonated. I have read with enjoyment posts from you. Its in the writer-reader interaction that we get to know each other and learn both ways. Happy writing!06/01/2017 #46 Laura MikolaitisI love what you say here @Gert Scholtz: "I write in the hope of somewhere, somehow touching a heart or a mind, or both." That is one of the reasons that I write too. In fact, all of your motivations resonate with me as they are some of the same reasons that I write. Writing is also my catharsis. It's my escape from the busy chaos of each day and a place where I feel perfectly content. I've always said that the reward in my writing is that it resonates or inspires someone along the way. Even if it is only ever happens to be one person. I enjoy reading other writer's work and engaging in the comments. I find that there's excellent and stimulating conversation there most times. Thank you for sharing why you write. I look forward to reading more.06/01/2017 #45 Aaron SkogenI enjoyed this heartfelt piece @Gert Scholtz. This resonated, as your four motivations for writing are very similar to my own, although I think I put pen to paper much less often. Nevertheless, that spark of inspiration and the opportunity to create, share and learn are what I love about writing and sharing here. This interaction and engagement in the comments is simply icing on the cake as it provides yet another opportunity to learn and share. Well done!06/01/2017 #40 🐝 Fatima WilliamsI should read all the 50 buzzes you have here @Gert Scholtz. Work in progress as I'm super happy to give the 50th Relevant to this buzz on the day of you hitting an half century ie; 50 in terms of cricket !
It's getting crazy when you have 300 plus new buzzes on your wall. I need to get my wall organised.
Your reasons of why I write are reasons Why most of us write. The freedom brings happiness beyond words and I'm glad that writing inspires us. Here's to many more reasons to write #Cheers
#beBeelove #beBeesforever20/07/2016 #37 Lada 🏡 PrkicI love this piece, @Gert Scholtz. Like Pamela, I recently started exercising my writing skills. Most of your reasons are very similar to my own. For me, as an introvert person, one of the most important reasons for writing is communication, and in some way it is a slow-motion process, as you nicely said.
I like the part when you compare writing with a sanctuary, but for me, reading is my sanctuary.
All the best and keep on writing!20/07/2016 #32 Pamela 🐝 Williams"often in the pleasant expectation of reaching someone." Oddly enough, this is why I Read posts. I want the writer to reach out to me! I think we're perfect complements Gert! Truly enjoyed this, thank you for sharing your Whys. As someone who only recently started exercising my 'pen' I have found its become addicting.20/07/2016 #31 Shivani BhagiLove this.
It was many years before I discovered my joy for writing and agree completely, it is a form of freedom and is hugely creative. The special moments are when stuff just pours out of us and in those moments I can't help but wonder if there's a higher power at play to get a message out in the world.
It's a beautiful thing to write and whilst I'm not a frequent writer, I do love the process when the moment calls for it. I also love to read and learn from others, so yes, keep on writing folks!
- Producer20/07/2016Imagination is my brother"I'm not writing non-fiction. I don't feel anything about me as a kid was unique. Except that I had more interest in being alone and using my imagination."John IrvingDo you have a brother?There is a special bond with brothers. It is a spiritual...
Comments25/07/2016 #31 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#2 That is exactly the same glaring message I also get from this beautiful vision of a writing. Awesome piece, @Don 🐝 Kerr. You are already a writer. All it takes to be a writer is 'to write.' So I suppose that all it takes for a bee to write is to write a 🐝Buzz🐝 on the beautiful things in life!20/07/2016 #21 Kevin Pashuk@Don 🐝 Kerr... you are certainly waxing the elephant these days (waxing eloquent for those who don't get my sense of humour).
Like you, I grew up with and older sister, and no brother. You describe the dynamic well. Like you, my imagination was a friend. It has certainly been a great muse for you.20/07/2016 #17 Franci🐝Eugenia HoffmanThis is a beautiful piece, @Don 🐝 Kerr. I was an only child and I had a few imaginary friends, however, I always wanted a brother or sister. I surrounded myself with friends, which when we younger, we adopted each other as brothers and sisters. Not the same as the real thing but we never felt alone.
- 18/07/2016Find Your Voice, Your Words, Your Story!www.linkedin.com Just over a year ago I made a decision that has changed my life and the direction of my career. I was sitting on the beach thinking about thirty-years of working. It is filled with ups and downs;...