- Producer04/12/2016High School Sports Are As American As Apple PieLately, the USA has been the punch line in a lot of jokes around the world due to our ridiculous election season. Frankly, these jokes were well warranted and deserved. I'm not here to make this some sort of American flag-waving nationalistic we're...
Comments05/12/2016 #10 Franci Eugenia HoffmanYes, your post is quite timely, John, because this is what makes America great - not past tense but present tense. America is still great, IMO. Just because some events aren't to our liking doesn't mean the country has gone to hell. Thank you, John for your positive buzz.04/12/2016 #9 John White, MBA#8 @CityVP Manjit In Colorado our stadiums are not as big as Texas. BUT texas has got nothing on this stadium. Set high in the mountains in an old mining town, I'd rather see a game here than anywhere in Texas. However, I'm a bit partial to mountains. https://www.facebook.com/VisitClearCreek/posts/1015200479731037904/12/2016 #5 Lisa GallagherWe've always been great, improvements are always part of growing. I'm glad you posted this buzz to remind people about just one of the things that makes the USA so great. I don't want to make this political so I will just say one thing- Telling the world, "We need to make America great again," is sending a very bad message which leads me to the crux of your buzz- you shared one GREAT example of why we are great and sports is one major feat that unites many of us.
I bet your memories are wonderful from your coaching days @John White, MBA and I noticed you still play tennis! My brother played on the HS tennis team and his coach was so respected. His former coach died a few years ago and many former team mates were extremely saddened by the news and went to his funeral. That coach made a lifelong impact on his players he coached.
Jason, the basketball player from the video... WOW- Happy tears!!!! So many things unite us and remind us how we do come together for various reasons, sports included. Love the photos.... the football players praying in the snow, what a story that photo tells. Thank you for sharing this John! Sharing and tweeting.04/12/2016 #3 CityVP ManjitFirst of all we should read this soccer score from the British Premier League - Bournemouth 4 Liverpool 1 http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/38121184 That game was today's big news in England. The ground capacity for the winning Premier League professional football team is about 11000+
Now I will go to just one state in America - the state of Texas and list out its capacities In Texas there are 1305 High School Football Stadiums with a total combined capacity of 4.13 million. The 10th biggest high school stadium in Texas has a capacity of 15,000. That is 4000 MORE than a game that went out live all over the world between Bournemouth and Liverpool.
Then things get extra crazy when one considers the sizes of college football stadiums. Yet it shows how valued high school sports is in America. That the large percentage of professionals flow through to traditional American sports - just imagine as soccer begins to take off in America - the kind of team the USA will be in a decades time in terms of being a world power.
The root of all that stems from high school sports and the community that comes out to support those sports. I agree it is quite a remarkable and unique phenomena. And it does not stop there residents of McKinney North in Texas have voted to build a $62 million stadium http://sportsday.dallasnews.com/high-school/high-schools/2016/05/09/mckinney-north-coach-mike-fecci-excited-new-stadium-voters-really-voices-heard
- Producer04/12/2016No really what's an Empath? Evolution, aliens, or is God to blame?Currently around 10% of the world’s population classifies as Empath.With a population of over 7 billion that's over 700 million.That's 1 out of every 10 people.That's 10% of the population who can take on your emotions as their own.That's 1 out of...
- 04/12/2016Better Science Communication Is Critical, The New Yorker’s Michael Specter Argues | Scope Blogscopeblog.stanford.edu As part of Stanford's Bio-X Seminar Series, Michael Specter, staff writer at The New Yorker, spoke to an audience of over 70 researchers and students...
Comments04/12/2016 #8 AnonymousThanks for the tag Milos. Interesting to introduce the idea of "obligation" to make scientific results more accessible: "scientists have the obligation to not only discover new knowledge and challenge our understanding of the world, but also to present “facts” and “truth” in a way that is accessible understandable for all." I appreciate this approach. 👍04/12/2016 #6 CityVP ManjitCanada lived through its post-truth era with the Harper government. Love him or hate him, Justin Trudeau has lifted many restrictions that bound scientific practice in Canada This was how it was back then http://www.academicmatters.ca/2013/05/harpers-attack-on-science-no-science-no-evidence-no-truth-no-democracy/ The next article is Justin Trudeau's response to scientific practice in Canada http://www.nature.com/news/canada-creates-science-minister-post-1.18739 Rather than use words like Post-Truth, the realities of science communication are writ deep when we look at how political leaders relate to science. At the same time grassroots scientific communication does have a role to play in communicating science to a broader cross section, rather than remain in their individual Islands of Excellence.04/12/2016 #1 Max CarterFrom the article.
"He argued that scientists have the obligation to not only discover new knowledge and challenge our understanding of the world, but also to present “facts” and “truth” in a way that is accessible understandable for all."
One of the most hope inspiring things I have read.
- Producer04/12/2016Emotional Intelligence = Empathic IntuitionThey are the same thing. When you allow yourself to engage in empathy you open the empathic ability each of us has to a certain degree. In doing this you learn to translate emotion and the intent behind it. This is the basis of intuition, to be able...
Comments04/12/2016 #4 Max Carter#3 For most people I would agree @Franci Eugenia Hoffman however currently at least 10% of our population could considered Empath and it is a born skill that only gets sharper with age. I was able to hone in on other peoples emotions accurately as a child and my mother was often surprised by this.
For an Empath they do it as matter of breathing as it is a born trait that has no off switch. For an Empath it's more about learning to manage it as they are always engaged and when when engaged with an Empath who is focused on you solely they are reading the totality of your emotional self in the moment.
I go over this in greater detail in this Buzz
I had to republish it as for some reason I could not find it in my backlog.04/12/2016 #3 Franci Eugenia HoffmanNice piece, Max. I believe we must be open and honest with ourselves in order to understand others. What we sense in ourselves makes us aware of what to look for in others. Looking through the eyes of another has to be a honed skill because you have to completely forget about self to do so.04/12/2016 #2 Max Carter#1 Thank you @Sara Jacobovici I undertook the unthinkable task of destroying my identity or ego living in the egoless state for a few years in order understand the concepts I write about. Everything I write unless otherwise stated is based in experience and a few years of field research.
The bulk of my work has been with people who have been told they are mentally ill when in fact they possess one or more pronounced natural born ability to read far beyond what the text have been telling us for far too many years and many people have been made to suffer for this ignorance.
In fact we are evolving as a people and these pronounced traits of Empath Telepath and Medium and others are showing in greater numbers because the species is evolving to this.
I myself am all 3 and evolution and genetics is the only explanation that makes sense after studying over 100,000 people.04/12/2016 #1 Sara JacoboviciThank you for bringing my attention to your post @Max Carter. I very much appreciate your perspective here and the work you're doing; "assisting people in opening up to their intuitive self and assisting them in becoming more accurate in their reading of emotion". I find it crucial to be open and aware of all aspects of ourselves and reconnect with those parts that have been covered up over the years with layers of learning that doesn't integrate all of our innate abilities. As our well, your discussion about emotions and wisdom reminded me of one of my favorite expressions; a wise heart.
- Producer02/12/2016Parents...Patience & Love!A mama's truthParenting is hard. There are no manuals that tell you what to do to be the best parent for the child you birth. The only thing you know is this human being is dependent on you for a long time. No two children are the same. Actually the...
Comments04/12/2016 #22 Mohammed A. Jawad@Donna-Luisa Eversley I must say that you have taken a bold step to express yourself. Good wishes to you.
All i say is parents are glowing lanterns in our lives. Under their tutelage, we receive guidance, way, counsel, suggestions, light, answers, solutions, grace, warmth, encouragement, motivation, love, care, shelter...Aha...in whatever manner we've grown up, become too qualified with many degrees and years of experience, but in front of our old, ageing parents, we are still their children, and we still require their best advice that comes with their blessings. Hope one day, your daughter will realize this. :)
04/12/2016 #18 Lisa Gallagher#5 Wow, so sorry for your loss @FancyJ . How long has it been? Thank the heavens above your son found strength in family and didn't follow through because of the extreme pain he felt. Looks like Donna touched on a great subject, so many obstacles when raising children and each path differs.04/12/2016 #16 Donna-Luisa Eversley#14 @Pascal Derrin ...i agree I have kept my babes in a cocoon and now I don't think she is ready for the world. My son says I will never think she is ready, but she will swim and I have to trust that..
I just don't want her to have the tough life I have had... Then my son advises, I turned out OK, so though is not that bad..
Thanks for sharing your thoughts and experience.. I appreciate your support.. 😊🐝🐝.04/12/2016 #15 Donna-Luisa Eversley#12 @Julie Hickman...thanks so much.. I receive that hug 😊..i appreciate your support and shared experience. It feels really good reading from you and so many others... As a parent it is nice to hear from those who have been through similar situations and come out OK. I am glad for all this interaction.🐝🐝🌹03/12/2016 #14 Pascal Derrien 🐝I think boy or girl they all drift away from the mother ship at some point it is part of the path to growing up with a lot things that I think us parents don't like very much.... we do what we can as parents not always what we want there are days we cope better and some not so much. Personally mine don't realise it yet but they live in a cocoon to a certain extent and if I can spare them the sh*t I went thru at their age I think I would have done a good job... they will realize it later and gratitude may land at that point or maybe not.... :-)03/12/2016 #13 Max CarterMy son is the biggest part of my world. I use behavioral psychology with hin in the nick name I gave him as an infant.
At age 4 when he would act up and out I started talking to him and telling him what it means to be The Dude.
Be a friend
Say please and thank you.
Be honest even if it gets in trouble.
And other behaviors we can all agree are helpful in getting along with other people and being respectful and courteous.
I never have to punish him, we have a 2 minute convo that has him readjusted and understanding shit happens and we all have moments where we act up or out because we are all human. It gives him and identity to grow within and still be an individual.
A few months ago wild geese let The Dude pet them and pick up and hold their young.
It takes patience to not react to him acting out or up and remembering myself that all it takes is a simple conversation to remind us both of the behaviors we both should use to be a better example of decent human beings.
I probably fail more than he does, however he is a constant reminder as to why I work at it to not be a hypocrite in his eyes and it is the hypocrisy our children see that does more harm than anything else we do.03/12/2016 #12 Julie HickmanDear Donna-Luisa, I just wanted to send you my thoughts and hugs! My daughter is my heart and, as you say, they are bound to resemble the good and bad traits we had growing up. My daughter is an only child and it took all I had to get through those teenage years into the tender years you currently describe.
What I learned is that you and only you are the best person in your daughter's life to show her what a strong, loving and independent thinking woman looks like and what she can achieve. With your unwavering love and devotion, your daughter has the absolute best advantage she needs to grow in character and prosper in life.03/12/2016 #10 Donna-Luisa Eversley#9 @Irene Hackett...I am so overwhelmed by your words and support..got my 'weepies of gratitude on flow'.. yes as single moms it sure seems like a mountain to climb sometimes...I guess I was fortunate to have my sons first..😊 they were born understanding girls it seems at times. Thanks very much for your kindness and supportive sharing..03/12/2016 #9 AnonymousAhhh, dear @Donna-Luisa Eversley, as a Mother of 2 daughters who are now in their 20's, let me say simply: I can relate! Both my girls were 'high-risk' teens and as a single Mom, it was almost the death of me! As Mothers, we have this immense, deep love for our children - we all want what's best for them. We have these visions of what that looks like. What I've learned is that 'vision' does not always align to our children's personalities. Not only do they have to learn to accept our imperfections but we must to learn to accept theirs! It took me a long time to let go of my vision. I no longer try to 'direct'. Now, I listen a lot more and give them support for their courage in 'coming into their own'. I am so happy to tell you that my relationship with my daughters is so much better now. I appreciate your honest sharing - us Moms must stick together!!! ❤️03/12/2016 #8 Donna-Luisa Eversley#4 @Lisa Gallagher thanks so much for sharing your experience ..I agree, my sons were a lot easier than my daughter . They seemed to understand rules were there to help in their lives. She is almost 20 now. I am looking forward to that day when were can have a better relationship...thanks for sharing hope... I appreciate your support..thanks 🐝🐝03/12/2016 #5 FancyJ London 🎶What an insightful heartfelt post. I have two teenagers and can sympathise I am always looking for advice from other Mother's. After my children lost there father the hardest thing in the world to face was when my son came to me and said: "Mom, I was going to take the easy way out. I decided to stay, because I knew if I killed myself you probably wouldn't be strong enough to take care of my sister." Those words choked me in a way I could never express deeply enough.03/12/2016 #4 Lisa GallagherWhat a great buzz from the heart and so honest @Donna-Luisa Eversley! You wrote, "I'm not sure if I can ever be the mother she wishes for, but I am the mom she has." I used to feel the same, is your daughter a teen now? I thought my daughter would alway find fault with me because I had tight rules and I wasn't a conformist. Many of her friends were allowed to do whatever they wanted and lacked rules. So, I think many of us that do enforce our rules are seen as the witches or the enemy by our girls in particular. My son never challenged me and his personality differed. I can attest that my daughter and I are best friends today. She actually talks about some of her own past behavior and tells me she fully understands why I made the rules I did and should have been stricter with her haha. Can we say, things I never knew about?? I don't want to know now either! I think things will work out in the end, it just takes time and reassurance that you're doing the best you know how out of love! When it comes from a place of love, that's all that matters.03/12/2016 #3 Franci Eugenia HoffmanAh, those, on or about, teenage years when we thought we were invincible and we had to be cool. Our own pressures and our peer pressures can cause a lot of confusion. If we don't understand the confusion, then we place the blame elsewhere. So, mom - tag you're it. I feel certain it's a phase that will pass and your daughter will come around. Immaturity can wear many faces and only time will determine when the next step is taken. We are all a work in progress and remembering your other post, we will never be complete. https://donnaluisawordslayer.wordpress.com/2016/12/01/just-thinking-out-loud-life-with-me-is-a-limited-time-edition/
- Producer30/11/2016Two illusions don't make a factJoris Plaatstaal made a great comment on one of my recent buzzes titled "Conscious and Subconscious Questions". This comment led me to respond by saying that ""Between freedom and illusion there is a borderline of knowledge." Joris responded by...
Comments04/12/2016 #74 CityVP Manjit#66 Joris Plaatstaal you said "Freedom scares many of them, it involves losing certainties" and in a marketed paradise certainty becomes a euphemism for freedom, and the chief reason freedom scares people is that certainty also creates fear about its potential loss. Where fear is not pervasive certainty can create an oasis of freedom - and these freedoms involve growth in choice.
Yet the freedom that certainty gives is far different from the freedom that uncertainty gives - unless again fear invades uncertainty. Our learned disposition is that uncertainty is bad because the chief cement of social order is certainty.
Our marketed paradise uses uncertainty to get us to buy things - so in a typical advertisement we may be temporarily reminded of a pain and it is the product message that brings us back to certainty i.e. in the pathos approach [See Pathos, Logos, Ethos in link] http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/lesson_images/lesson1166/PersuasiveTechniques.pdf
It is our emotional centers that attune freedom with certainty, but it is our prefrontal cortex that can free us from our emotional conditioning to recognize the true freedom in uncertainty. The freedom of uncertainty is freedom from illusion.03/12/2016 #68 Mohammed SultanOne of the facts that many nations live with is; when dictatorship is a fact ,revolution becomes a right.this fact proved to be an illusion when a counter revolution becomes a fact.There's also another illusion about the UN platform ;being one organization for one world.03/12/2016 #67 Mohammed Sultan#65 Self-confidence is required to differentiate between what works and what doesn't work,between the truth and the illusion and determines your ability to set quantitative and qualitative measures .People believe more in measures rather than insights because measures always provide them with a benchmark on which they can monitor any deviation from the truth.To monitor the deviation from the truth is, at least, as important as knowing the truth , because it will at the end requires a vision,self-awareness and continuous self- monitoring.03/12/2016 #66 Joris Plaatstaal#59 No I did not. @Ali Anani.
Their responses and yours give me the courage to think we are not all hopelessly digesting children.
To be honest, every time I am here I ask myself why. I know the answer. But the temptation of just ignoring society is not easy to resist.
It is not in my genes to choose for my own freedom. And that is a limiting factor.
On the other hand, I can not force people to become free. Freedom scares many of them, it involves losing certainties.03/12/2016 #65 CityVP Manjit#64 Do we need self-confidence in truth, is there "musts" that we must have or can we observe our own truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth? If we cannot, then we need confidence. As the title of this post says "two illusions don't make a fact" but two illusions can create the crutch for confidence. What is the actual nature of confidence if it is built upon a faculty of lying to ourselves? There is proven scope for the attitude of faking it until you make it - so we here know that lying becomes a part of a personal success mantra.03/12/2016 #64 Mohammed Sultan#62 Thank you for sharing your insightful link. We sometimes need self-confidence to differentiate between our intellectual capability and others commonsense.To show measures yet stick to others insights.To show imagination yet be logic.While an eye for details is important, we should also have the skills, self-confidence and conceptual abilities to define what's typical and what's not.We must become involved with others yet have the ability and confidence to remain isolated from current of events.03/12/2016 #62 CityVP Manjit#61 There was something that Jiddu Krishnamurti said that on seeing it, I thought was incredibly profound and pure genius, he said :
"A confident man is a dead human being"
He is not talking about a lack of confidence but how confidence is a part of the illusion.03/12/2016 #61 Ali Anani#60 This a great comment dear @Mohammed SUltan. I like your borderline definition "The confidence is always a borderline between the outside insights and our ability to use our own understanding and judgments:. Lack of confidence leads to illusion- this is a radical idea and I do appreciate alerting us to this trend. We need to explore ourselves- this is solidly true.03/12/2016 #60 Mohammed SultanDear Ali Anani PhD.The illusion is always there,Kant himself quoted "there's no fact ,only interpretations."For some reason a lot of people don't have the confidence in themselves as valid interpreters and always look for outside sources to validate their interpretations.The confidence is always a borderline between the outside insights and our ability to use our own understanding and judgments. How confidence we will feel when we live with the idea that we ourselves could be a good source of information.We need to explore ourselves to establish a set of measures to avoid filling in the trap of others insights.As quoted ;We shall not cease from exploration.And the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time."03/12/2016 #59 Ali Anani#55 @Joris Plaatstaal- i wonder if you have read the two comments of @Franci Eugenia Hoffman and @Preston Vander Ven. This is because you wrote "In this case the illusion could be even better than the real thing. I believe so and your thoughts here appeal to me. The fact that you wrote such two probing comments means that the issue of illusion of knowledge and freedom is brewing in your mind. So, I am.03/12/2016 #58 Ali Anani#54 @Joris Plaatstaal- This is quite challenging what you wrote "I feel that people want the illusions to become fact so that they don't want to hear the Truth" DOn't me limit illusion by distorting knowledge? By same token , freedom is limitless, but don't we limit it by turning freedom to a tool to slave others? You challenge my mind.03/12/2016 #57 Ali Anani#53 Thank you @Franci Eugenia Hoffman and for providing an explanation of the tendency for people to choose illusions over reality as highlighted in @Preston Vander Ven. Your explanation is powerful. Thank you for this illumination. I wonder what @Praveen Raj Gullepalli would say.03/12/2016 #55 Joris Plaatstaalpart2:
I understand the problem with freedom. You never know when you are free.
To think you 'know' can be an illusion, at least compared to the universal knowledge. After all, if I know everything I can comprehend, I know. All I can comprehend. In my eyes, I know it all, to others I can know close to nothing.
And than Freedom. It is much more subjective than knowledge. I think the reason why is that Freedom has no borders or limits. If you feel freedom in my hell, you still would be free. Freedom is subjective, and can never be an illusion. In this case the illusion could be even better than the real thing.
I am playing with a thought that freedom is always an illusion. But the good thing is, it has no borders in that case.
Maybe it is not so sad, my life. Maybe, being here on social media is not a sad thing to do. Maybe, my illusion of my freedom, is my reality.
What the heck, I am just an infinity of virtual waves. And so I play. Infinity and borderlines..................need I say more?03/12/2016 #54 Joris PlaatstaalIt sunk in, @Ali Anani.
"Between freedom and illusion there is a borderline of knowledge. There are so many ways to look at that. I will have to let it sink in". So, I did as the comment of Joris kicked my thoughts two steps further. Pondering deeply on these exchanges of comments led me to modify my thinking to "Between the illusion of freedom and the illusion of knowledge there is a borderline". .....
Dear Ali, I do not care if I am being kicked two steps further or three steps back. In a circle there can not be a forward or backward direction. Sure you can go CW or CWW, it will lead to the same.....
"Between the illusion of freedom and the illusion of knowledge there is a borderline". ..... Yeah right. If i dive into a lake I will get wet.
Between black and white there is a borderline. For sure? No grey values?
I can imagine borderlines are things we seem to need. At least in real life. Here, in a virtual domain we can discuss borderlines as if they exist. And we can not help to pretend they do. Even in the virtual domain we can not seem to shake off the truths of real life.
Why are we so occupied by our own limits, borders? I don't want to spent my life defining a border that I don't see, just because society thinks there are indeed borders, limits.
Between illusions I do not not see any borderline. Any illusion is as good as another.
Knowledge has no borderline, it has a limit. You can know so much as you can comprehend. It is never an illusion. Low comprehensibility leads to fast knowing all.
Freedom. If freedom had limits, or borders, it would have died a slow dead centuries ago.
- Producer22/10/2016SURVIVAL OF THE WEAKEST“Communities which are very strong, very rigid, that do not take into account the weak points of the community, the people who are in difficulty, tend to be communities that do not evolve.” And when they evolve, it's generally by a very strong...
Comments02/12/2016 #89 Anonymous#88 Yes @Franci Eugenia Hoffman, LePichon touches the core of a truth we may be afraid to admit or not yet ready to accept when he says human beings "are not adults in full possession of their means" and our fragility is at the "heart of humanity". You are right to say our understanding of these truths will help us to understand ourselves and others. I appreciate your feedback and the support in sharing.02/12/2016 #88 Franci Eugenia Hoffman“Human people are not adults in full possession of their means.” is a powerful statement in a quiet way. "The fragility is the essence of men and women, and it is at the heart of humanity. And once you realize that, you accept your own fragility." is important to heed because once we come to terms with ourselves, we can understand suffering within others and ourselves.02/12/2016 #87 Anonymous#85 Yes @Sarah Elkins, LePichon is truly an "'exceptional human being". Quite relevant & insightful that you recognize AI as a phenomenon that could make us realize the value in all that it means to be human. I love that insight! Thanks so much for this idea contribution and for your positive feedback.02/12/2016 #85 Sarah ElkinsWeak. Fragile. Vulnerable. Those words used to be criticism and insults. But now, as we humans start to consider what makes us human in relation to the very real, very near potential of AI, the values in those words are changing. I recognized the name, Le Pichon, from studying plate tectonics with our sons during Earth science classes in school. I had no idea what else made him such an exceptional human being. Thank you, @Irene Hackett, for bringing this story to beBee.25/10/2016 #75 Praveen Raj Gullepalli#74 Nature is telling us...through the birds...the bees...the trees...the fractals...the forms...etc...of the interdependence that is essential for both survival and evolution. Any development outside the frameworks of interdependence could only be called one thing - Cancer.25/10/2016 #73 Anonymous#71 Yes, that is an interesting title, especially for a young adult book! Fear is an important & necessary emotion - it prepares us, strengthens us in confronting danger. Issues can develop when we are imagining danger where there is no real threat before us, but the thought that there is!24/10/2016 #72 Harvey Lloyd#67 @Irene Hackett These styled discussions always make me think of musical chairs. Everyone is focused on the music and the empty chair that is closest to them. Our society, through systems, have initiated and nearly perfected, the game of musical chairs. We focus on the media or social alignment, music and our ability to seek success and joy, the chair.
Neither of these goals are bad, it's the game. I don't play within that circus. I don't require the music or reflection of media to find my peace and joy. I will have to say, a lounge chair and a umbrella drink is required to watch the game from a distance:)
"Oneness" i don't believe is the same as interdependence. This may be splitting hairs, but interdependence requires me to understand your journey and how we might benefit from each other. Oneness means that i need to not only share the journey but also belief systems. In this you and i can't be one. This journey of oneness is reserved for our spouses. I can share a portion of others journeys and each can benefit for the time.
Our answer for interdependence is a homogenized viewpoint that i feel is ground zero for some of our cultural issues. We are requesting oneness in our belief systems when this is next to impossible. We have all refined our systems from our perspectives and the journey has showed us wisdom. In this we are each unique, not one. We can all share a portion of a journey over time but we can't all live in a journey that has been homogenized.
- Producer29/11/2016He keeps coming back: Mr. GrinchIts that time of the year again.Yes, it's the season I love the most of all each and every year. It's the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ by way of a special date of memorial. As with everything else in the world, commercialism has indeed...
Comments29/11/2016 #1 Franci Eugenia HoffmanMy friend, so dear
I'm sending you cheer
May that Christmas tree
Shine a light so bright
Only those that care
Can feel the spirit we share
Grinch, you grumpy old heel
You’re not even real
You’re green pigment
Is only a figment
Of those that believe
To those that are Merry
You’re not even scary
So ta-ta my dearie
From us that are cheery
Hey Grinch, did you know
This Christmas, you’re a no-show
I hope your holidays are lovely and full of merriment, @Donna-Luisa Eversley. I love your beautiful picture!
- Producer28/11/2016Just Thinking out loud - Control Random ThoughtsBlogging has been for me, a way to share as much as I know with the rest of the world. These are my thoughts and examples from my own experiences, so I guess you can say - Dwordslayer shares a real person!There are days I need...
Comments03/12/2016 #48 Laura MikolaitisI love the random thoughts that you shared here @Donna-Luisa Eversley. Sometimes, the random thoughts can be the best fuel for our fire.
Some days it is difficult to accept that there are things we can't control. That's why it is important to enact our gift of choice; especially when the out of control things can seem overwhelming.
It's taken me a while ton fully grasp the concept but I am better at it now. Each day is an opportunity to exercise our ability to choose - to decide whether we will make the best of a bad day or make the worst of it.
I enjoyed reading this, Donna. Thanks so much for sharing.29/11/2016 #38 Donna-Luisa Eversley#20 @Sara Jacobovici, thank you ..wow, when I read this, you got the weepy emotional blast in my eyes 😉😘 ...it is the truth of music and rythmn ..I am happy it resonates with you so much. As soon as I draw on the music my entire person responds. It is like a conductor bringing the sounds into a crescendo. Controlling emotions need that understanding of self to create harmony for self.29/11/2016 #37 Donna-Luisa Eversley#19 #hugs right back at you #babydoll @Lisa Gallagher..
🐝🐝🐝🌹🌹🌹 Thankfully some of us are on Facebook or I would have been in a desert. 😂..glad to be back. I do have some stuff I've written.. will try to publish, but seems quite sad, not happy simply a difficult time with less light and the weepy willows.
Thanks for reading.29/11/2016 #35 Donna-Luisa Eversley#17 @Max Carter thank you...yes, storytelling is a part of the healing process which is powerful. It is the feel of the music which makes the story flow , making a melody which makes a whole lot more sense than life on its own sometimes 😉..thank you for your beautiful supportive words 🐝🐝🌻🌻🌻29/11/2016 #31 Fatima Williams#1 Aww ♡@Donna-Luisa Eversley I've missed you . Awesome that your back and buzzing again my dear. Your buzzes are music to the ears. This is a sensational buzz with some great takeaways. Everyone has a song for every situation we just have to sing out loud and let the music fill our lives. Buzzon dear and welcome back to beBeeland.🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗😇🤗🤗🤗🤗29/11/2016 #29 Pamela L. WilliamsI really like this comment Ken. Sometimes you just can't play it safe, you need some adventure, to try new things, to speak out when things go awry. For now it is still some of the greatest freedoms and gifts we have; free will and free speach. The Internet has given us the ability to reach a tremendous audience and as long as we stay tactful and factual great things can be accomplished. Ain't no mountain high enough! Ain't no valley low enough! #28
- Producer23/11/2016The WaitSo you sit and you tell yourself it's gonna be alright. You will get past this phase. It's a trying time in our life and we need to wait it out. You tell yourself that you are strong and this cloud of testing will soon fade away and there will be...
Comments27/11/2016 #40 CityVP Manjit#39 If we are what we eat, we are also what we think and in this regard there is plenty of suggestions on how to get unstuck. The 7 things to remember when stuck by Allison Fallon serves as an example of the mental shifts available :
7 Things to Remember When You're Feeling Stuck
http://allisonfallon.com/stuck/27/11/2016 #39 Fatima Williams#38 Thank you @CityVP Manjit It's an inevitable truth waiting is a part of our life.
But I feel sometimes we get stuck in our cocoons afraid to fly and spread our beautiful wings.
I remember a story of how an impatient person who saw a butterfly struggling to come out of the cocoon tried helping it and that eventually lead to the death of the butterfly.
This waiting phase in the cocoon is sometimes required to collect the strength as you said that required to break out and fly.
Transformation is the fruit of waiting but lets not wait too much. 🤗🤗🤗🤗27/11/2016 #38 CityVP Manjit#37 I welcome moments of life which are a cocoon. In modern culture we treat cocoon as a euphemism for prison, but it is not that, the caterpillar is not a prisoner of the cocoon, but a transformation in waiting and we are not butterflies, we are are more than a transformation that is no bigger than our thumb.
Let me take the song by Milky Chance called "Cocoon" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ernVvrYH9vg so while his main lyric is "so lets go back to our cocoon" the context is still escape and not transformation. http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/milkychance/cocoon.html If we identify with this song, we identify with escape and pain rather than transformation and privacy.
I do not offer this as a perspective to a single a person because my own cocoons are a source of personal liberation. I am not afraid of melancholy or sadness, for when grief comes I will participate in the process of grief, but when freedom comes, I can place that in a cocoon too - for that is a different kind of waiting. The best privacy is to close my eyes or enjoy time at home.
Whether it is waiting such as Van Morrison "Days Like This" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UUWkr4FUlo or I have to do what it is I must do for this thing called our work life and I can't open up my mind to you - there is something gestating in the waiting, there is something fermenting in the waiting, there is something good changing in the waiting. Waiting is a part of life.26/11/2016 #36 Deb LangeDear @ Fatima I resonate with the wait and the move. I wrote a buzz last week which was well received. I said there is a part 2. I know I have been putting off part 2 as I feel some pressure in myself to have it as well received as part 1, but maybe it won't be. --and maybe it will. I know incubation time is useful but I sense I wait a little too long and need to be bolder with my action in the world. Things are never perfect and are always perfect just the way they are. And can always be updated and improved.26/11/2016 #35 Ali AnaniPart 2
I have just responded to a comment by dear @Sara Jacobovici on my linked buzz and urged her to read this buzz. I also invite @Irene Hackett, @Deb Helfrich, @Deb Lange, @Max Carterr and the two Lisas @Lisa Gallagher and @Lisa Vanderburg to enjoy this great buzz and to contribute to the discussions.26/11/2016 #34 Ali AnaniDear @Fatima Williams- you are a greater writer, thinker and communicator. I read your buzz comprehensively, with great interest and enjoyed the flow of your ideas your buzz. You leave me with so much to think about. I just request you to read my last buzz and the two co (Parts 1 and 2) and you shall realize what I mean.
We are working on developing a formula for movement and we need your brain. I hope your time would allow you to visit.
Your explanation of the wait time, steps how to deal with it and highlighting the Waiting Step as the critical step leave me with much to think about.24/11/2016 #26 Fatima Williams#20 Ahhh @Deb Helfrich first of all I love you ! Can I say that I hope your love doesn't get angry with me LOL. I love your character, personality and the way you interact and share your thoughts. I am no longer looking at people like Steve Jobs for motivation. I just come here on beBee and connect with you amazing people and I'm more than Good ! Look at the lovely buzz @Franci Eugenia Hoffman wrote today. I am on TOP of the world Today !
" I Flourish on beBee " That's the word I would like to use.
Coming to the buzz I'm so happy you had something to take away from here that was my goal achieved. Stay Awesome and GET MOVING ( winks)24/11/2016 #23 Lisa GallagherSuch an honest piece @Fatima Williams. I think we can all get stuck in the 'wait phase,' from time to time. We do need to draw on something stronger than ourselves at times or from deep within. I thought of one more thing, guilt can also put people into 'the wait.' If we hold on to self-guilt too long, it will immobilize us. Life sure is a balancing act!
- 20/11/2016"Stop treating scientists like they’re geniuses and start treating them like people"Getting science out in the opendaily-iowan.com By Jacob Senstad Jacobemail@example.com Joe Palca took the stage at Phillips Hall on Nov. 16 and gave an ardent message about the future of scientific journalism. “Change the way we tell...
Comments23/11/2016 #8 Randy Keho#7 As far as I'm concerned, you've already done a great deal for the advancement of science through social networks..Your contributions to beBee and other networks could be considered groundbreaking in my book.
Otherwise, I would have never been introduced to any of the subjects you champion. I may not have a clear understanding or a genuine interest in them, but they set the wheels spinning. I applaud you're undying efforts to spread the word, even though I can't spell it.22/11/2016 #5 Robert Bacal#4 Interesting. The premise behind virtually all formal science publications is to remove the voice and characteristics of the researchers, as they are seen as irrelevant to the pursuit of the research. Some might perceive your suggestions as whoring science (for what?)22/11/2016 #4 Randy Keho#3 When did scientists become people?
I must have missed it, Milos.
I've always found it best to focus on the person rather than the "thingie."
Personalize the story. That's how you treat them like real people. It doesn't matter what you're writing about.
Putting a face to the "thingie" draws interest into the "thingie."
The "thingie" by itself is boring to most readers.
People prefer to read about people.
Who's responsible for creating the "thingie?"
How and why did they created the "thingie.?"
How does the "thingie" impact our lives?
And, definitely include a photo of the person. They can be captured with or without the "thingie."
But, you'll still need a photo or illustration of the ":thingie"
- Producer18/11/2016Always room to grow!Last February, I wrote a post called, Lessons From a Woman Who Changed My World. Well, today is my mother Ida's 97th birthday (till 120). In spite of any challenges, this woman continues to think of the future and of life. As such, in honor of her...
- Producer18/11/2016Gratitude: A pre-requisite of leadership“Hi Mom. Could I have your pumpkin pie recipe?”Silence on the other end of the phone“Mom, Are you still there?”“Yes, I’m here.”“Mom, I have 12 people coming for Thanksgiving tomorrow. Could I please have your pumpkin pie recipe?”Silence....
Comments03/12/2016 #18 Alan Culler#15 @Henri Galvao Thanks so much for your comment. I'm glad the piece on gratitude resonated.
As to my music -I am a new songwriter -only committed 7 songs to paper -I'm working up the gumption and funds to record them so that I might go looking for a publisher. I will let you know, but thanks for asking. Alan23/11/2016 #16 Mohammed Sultan@Alan Culler.The payoff is worth the effort to say "Thank you".The word has the impact to turn difficult situations or people to something different.If you want to shape people perceptions before they react ,say the word in a meaningful way.One of the strongest instincts of true leaders is to say words that have a big impact on employees.22/11/2016 #15 Henri GalvãoThis came in the right time for me. This morning I was presented with the opportunity to perform in front of some people and, although things didn't turn out exactly as I hoped, the least I could've done was to be a little more grateful. One more thing to remember for next time.
by the way, where can we listen to your music?22/11/2016 #11 Lisa GallagherWhat a great story you shared @Alan Culler about gratitude. You led up to the premise of your article quite nicely. There is definitely a difference between empathy and sympathy. To be able to walk a mile in another's shoes is an attribute, indeed. Great leaders can possess empathy while not allowing it to get in the way of their better judgment- 2 great qualities in a leader. How nice that you did end up sharing the recipe with your sisters ;-) I'm sure they were grateful!19/11/2016 #7 Sarah ElkinsI love this post, @Alan Culler, because I never thought of gratitude in that relation to leadership and you are exactly right. It's those people who recognize that no one is truly "self made", that every person brings some value to our lives, and that we have something to learn from every encounter, who are true leaders. Thank you so much for this post, it's just what I needed to read today.
- Producer17/11/2016The Art of Seeing Things Differently and The Power of Vujà déMany moons ago, I was in a relationship with someone who in hindsight, clearly wasn’t right in the head, but I couldn’t see why I was unhappy. I later realized there were two important reasons for this. One reason is that nobody is ever 100%...
Comments21/11/2016 #40 Mohammed A. JawadYep...thinking matters most. It doesn't take more efforts to aspire and dream high, but what it all requires is one's right, tactical thinking. Think for the good, look for action that's worth enough for prospective solutions, and forget about timid feelings that leave you indecisive. Indeed, with this simple precept, you can influence others.21/11/2016 #38 Lisa Gallagher@Renée Cormier, love how you came up with the term vujà dé. It is hard to smell the flowers through the forest, so taking a step back can really change your perspective and be an eye opener. It's also extremely hard to be objective of oneself and I love my friends and family because we are all able to be open with each other when it comes to mistakes we may have made, questions we have about choices we make, problems we are trying to solve... these are things that do take an open mind to listen and honest people who care enough to try and guide you. I value honesty. Great tips to focus on solutions!!18/11/2016 #31 Kevin Pashuk#30 I'm not sure it's wrong Ali.. I was told that with men of a certain wisdom, their hair starts to grow inward from their scalps, creating the illusion of baldness, but in reality providing a comfortable place for the flurry of thoughts that go on inside their minds. At least that's what I tell myself.18/11/2016 #25 Harvey Lloyd#21 It is a little bit of a pet peeve when exploring new ideas, for me. I want to hear all perspectives. When folks begin defending a specific perspective i can get a little testy. I try and open up the dialogue to more but they are quite willing to slam that door. Usually, i give my pointed speech of, this is not a true/false test, but rather a multiple choice questionnaire. I hold out as long as i can for them to join, but sometimes it breaks down into my speech of leadership. I'm sorry, you have made a mistake in assuming this is a democracy, it is a dictatorship and we will be hearing all perspectives. I usually call the meeting before this speech comes out, but sometimes it just happens.18/11/2016 #22 Renée Cormier#15 Perhaps you stumbled across something by Bob Sutton. I got my inspiration for this post from @Graham Edwards 🐝. Here's the link to his post on the subject: https://www.bebee.com/producer/@graham-edwards/vuja-de-voozha-day-the-beginning-of-a-wee-bit-of-an-obsession
- Producer13/11/2016Living on the Edge of ChallengeIt amazes me, and may be you too the reader of this buzz, that we tend to go the extremes and swing from one extreme to the other. Is this the call of nature? We find many trees living in arid zones, or water logging areas, but very few trees...
Comments19/11/2016 #42 Ali Anani#41 You never make useless comments and even if we differ sometimes you always prove you have a solid point. Thank you @David Navarro López for the comment and the link to your buzz. I repeat the link here as this buzz is so rewarding to read:
https://www.bebee.com/producer/@david-navarro-lopez/businesses-living-in-the-edge-of-challenge19/11/2016 #40 Ali Anani#39 Dear @David Navarro López- I will do now
I wish also your time would allow you to read my last buzz as it is inviting for many great discussions. I need your view on there.
https://www.bebee.com/producer/@ali-anani/the-positive-side-of-negative-emotions19/11/2016 #39 AnonymousDear Ali, your provoking posts always awaken my will on commenting.
Please have a look here https://www.bebee.com/producer/@david-navarro-lopez/businesses-living-in-the-edge-of-challenge View moreDear Ali, your provoking posts always awaken my will on commenting.
Please have a look here https://www.bebee.com/producer/@david-navarro-lopez/businesses-living-in-the-edge-of-challenge
as comment space was too small to answer to your post. Close18/11/2016 #37 mohammed khalafok Dr Ali People who believe in the power of dialogue usually abhor either/or distinctions. Few things in life are same of the trees if cut the water from it will died , cut and then dry, and when it comes to mitigating differences between people we need watering these distinctions .18/11/2016 #31 Joris Plaatstaal#26 "Conformity is not learning @Joris Plaatstaal" So now I know why you are here @Ali Anani, thank you.
It proves that if one needs an answer to a question one just have to ask.
To go on-topic about trees and roots and us... Well, I am sure you know this, but nevertheless I link it.
I like this, though it can be misunderstood.18/11/2016 #27 Franci Eugenia HoffmanTrees have roots to assist them in grasping the ground and holding on to life. Humans have roots to assist them in connecting with others and holding on to life. Unfortunately, humans don't always appreciate their roots and lose touch with life and all it has to offer. Humans can benefit from learning about trees and the challenges they face. Learning to adapt to uncontrollable or controllable circumstances is a major advantage in how humans can cope with challenges.16/11/2016 #25 Joris Plaatstaal#13 @ Ali Anani. "yes, we humans have choices, but do we select carefully?" .... I think not. They majority of people I know, just go with the flow. They need to conform to the public mind. They need to be part of, some, society.... I give you that, trees just live or die. Can humans live without conformation? I doubt it, I think we need it. I think we are so desperate in need of just that, conformation. Are we willing to ignore the entity we are in order to receive conformation?
Loose yourself in order to fit in the virtual hive? To be accepted? To be what some idea wants you to be?
I entered beBee to question us and myself. Why are you and me here, in this domain? Why do we even spent time here? Is being on social media a conformation to the rest?
I need to learn. I will learn.14/11/2016 #24 Ali Anani#23 No question I am going to spend this evening pondering on this idea "Our barter system of time/intelligence for money should act like the grove of trees. Learn, stabilize and grow.......But for some reason the need for volatility is strong in the human psyche". This is sheer brilliance @Harvey Lloyd. I shall be back with more elaboration of my understanding of this great and provoking idea.14/11/2016 #23 Harvey Lloyd#20 The hurricane within the metaphor is our current political climate to humans or the opportunity for the sapling to grow is when the grove becomes damaged and the canopy opens.
Our economic system benifits from volatility, it shakes the leaves of money lose from one group and allows another to flourish. The system can be played, but to what end? Our barter system of time/intelligence for money should act like the grove of trees. Learn, stabilize and grow.......But for some reason the need for volatility is strong in the human psyche. We have to shake things up.
We call this our best system to satisfy the masses the best way possible. Trees show us a different path. But the path is not special, exciting or glorifying. Humans have to make that part work.
- Producer16/11/2016TMI (Too Much Information)EMOTIONAL VOYEURISM AND EMOTIVE EXHIBITIONISM MAY BE DEGRADING OUR ABILITY TO EMPATHIZE...Preface: This is on the order of a rant --- polite and quiet, but a rant nevertheless. It's a protest against the Tyranny of Emotion that I see growing daily...
Comments18/11/2016 #68 Phil Friedman#67 Thank you, Aurorasa, for reading and taking the time to comment. I think everyone has his or her own reasons for being on social media. Yours you say is connection. I would describe mine as conversation, although that is not so different. And some I think are moved by the fact that misery loves company. I guess there is a place for everyone. Cheers!18/11/2016 #67 Aurorasa Sima#65 I know I can´t read 10 emotional posts in a row. I´d get depressed. Everyone should write about whatever they like, but if a writer is only and always writing about his inner demons and struggles, I will probably stop reading him or at least reduce the amount.
My preference is writers that have their readers in mind and try to deliver useful advice or entertainment. I´m not saying that all of the emotional writers do not care about their audience, but it seems to me that some of them are not truly looking for a genuine connection.
Here´s the thing: If I´m looking for good writers, I´ll go to "goodreads.com" or a similar site. When I turn to social media, I am looking for connection. But, again, that´s just me and my personal preference.
So, basically, I share your point of view.18/11/2016 #65 Phil Friedman#53 #52 #39 --- I understand that you have very likely read this post. However, for the record, and to clarify why I consider a number of the criticisms expressed in this thread to be off point, the following is a direct quote from the article"
" I am neither recommending nor seeking to eliminate emotive elements on social media --- or anywhere else, for that matter ... However, I am suggesting that, when it comes to emotional occurrences and experiences, TMI (too much information) can actually result in decreased, rather than increased sensitivity to the plight of others ..."
Thank you all for reading and commenting.18/11/2016 #63 Max CarterIn psychological terms what we are witnessing here is called juvenile behavior from Phil and Gerald.
Instead of addressing me directly they have been hoping I didn't come back to this article and call then out for it.
As they attempt to talk behind my back and talk shit about me without using my name but making strong inferences.
In psychological terms this called bullying someone they don't like.17/11/2016 #61 Gerald Hecht#60 @Phil Friedman yes that's a good point; I don't have the numbers but my guess would be a small number (even a smaller subset with access to pharmaceutical grade precursors in single and stereoisomer form, Noble Gases, liquid Nitrogen, matches for Bunsen burner ignition, etc.; not to mention the requisite safety certificates for working with mutha big enema compounds in and around open flames such as Bunsen burners); yea, let's stick with the Merriam-Webster standard for now. No need to add noise and vibration (sturm and drang) confounds.17/11/2016 #58 Phil Friedman#52 Gerald, I have completed the following philosophical research recently.
physic : phys·ic (fĭz′ĭk) : noun : A medicine or drug, especially a cathartic. (Merriam-Webster)
metaphysic : meta-phys-ic (ˌmɛtəˈfɪzɪk) : noun : A mutha big enema, suitable for clearing out the BS on social media17/11/2016 #57 Phil Friedman#56 Thank you, Franci, for reading the post... and for understanding that which I am saying. I agree with your point when you say, "... when someone posts about a bad experience and others chime in with the "that's nothing, I've gone through worse". Then it is time for me to move on to another read." Some people who write about these things direct their attentions outward and use examples to provide illustrations for how other people might be able to work through various trials and tribulations. I personally find that legitimate, selfless and often potentially helpful. But a flag goes up when I see that over and over again, someone uses a comment to re-focus the conversation upon him- or herself. With not only "I've gone through worse, but with "with much struggle, and to my credit, I was able, via such and such courageous action, was able to overcome my obstacles." I don't know that one can pick it up in a single occurrence, but I do know that you can recognize a pattern, when the same behavior happens over and over again. Cheers!17/11/2016 #56 Franci Eugenia Hoffman#23 I agree 100% with @Renée Cormier.
I feel people who reveal their personal woes on social media perhaps do so to fulfill a need. I'm not saying that I don't enjoy some personal stories, but if the tone is "poor me and "OMG, look what I've been through", I tend to pass by those posts. It's not that I don't care but for my own enjoyment, I prefer not to read about someone's drama and I have no tolerance for whining. Plus, those that spell out their whole life on social media could be subjecting themselves to unwanted comments.
Another annoyance IMO is when someone posts about a bad experience and others chime in with the "that's nothing, I've gone through worse". Then it is time for me to move on to another read.
Good piece, Phil. Interesting and engaging subject.17/11/2016 #55 Max CarterAnd Phil let me help you out with some education again.
Everything is metaphysics as metaphysics in reality is a metaphorical way of explaining the physical universe which means every time we describe anything in the physical world in any way shape form or fashion is a metaphysics. Science and religion are both metaphysics.17/11/2016 #54 Max Carter#44 Gerald I have seen the episode several times.
Here is where you can find my series on what an Empath is.
It's a 4 part series that will remove your ignorance Gerald.
Gerald can you explain to us who it is you know what can and can't happen?
In my view any Empath who manages and then augments the gift tuning into honed mastered skills has become a Master Empath. Just as any one who masters a set of skills is considered a Master.17/11/2016 #52 Gerald Hecht@Aurorasa Sima I'm the "guilty party" then...obviously (although I Intended no such thing) --@Phil Friedman specifically stated that he was talking about the palpable realm of "being empathetic" (on the physical plane) ...and stated that he was NOT gonna touch "metaphysical thingies" such as empaths. I saw your distress upon reading the comment from the self proclaimed "master empath" , and tried to empathize; in doing so I inadvertently brought the metaphysical /paranormal construct into existence here in the material world. I should have been more careful. I apologize.17/11/2016 #50 Aurorasa Sima#49 Wow, Phil, bless you. I put on my iron shirt prior to reading your comment to my comment. The best surprises are the nice ones.
Numbers are meaningless statistics. I consider your posts influential. So do many of the people here. As long as you are aware of the influence and potentially intimidating power of your posts (that I btw read before I commented), it´s all good.17/11/2016 #49 Phil Friedman#47 No, Aurorasa, I do not consider my posts to be "influential" on beBee, where I have fewer than 600 followers. On LI, where I have nearly 4,000, maybe in a very small way. But not the way that Candice Galek or Brigette Hyacinth are, with their 40.000 plus followers each. However, if my posts find favor with even a few readers, it is because I speak my mind, and do not seek to curry favor by means of writing to the lowest common denominator. Cheers!
- Producer15/11/2016The New Vulcan“Against logic there is no armor like ignorance.” Laurence J. Peter Everyone’s going to hate this post but I’m going to write it anyway. In the popular science fiction space sagas of Star Trek, there’s a race of people steeped in logic called...
Comments16/11/2016 #6 Franci Eugenia HoffmanTimely buzz, Phillip. Life is beautiful and yet challenging. But the no one said life is a bowl of cherries, and if they did who would believe it. My husband and I were chatting with a nice young man, while grocery shopping today, and he said he hopes he lives to be our age. He was in his twenties and we are in our sixties and seventies. It seemed sad he felt that way. Our species may be far from ideal, as you stated, but what is the ideal species?15/11/2016 #4 Gerald HechtI have a cousin who used to live near a plant that made huge vulcanized rubber tires for "monster construction machines"...nothing sounded, smelled, or felt logical until you got about 10 miles away...sulphur exposure is my best guess--but that was a long time ago... I think; maybe not. I don't know15/11/2016 #3 Gerald HechtWell--take the "climate situation" for example --some people see the atmosphere as "Kant-full" and some see it as "Hume-empty" or even the inverse (symmetrically)...certainly you have provided much fuel (which may or may not have substance) for thought (which may or may not have a priori constraints); we should do well to consider our collective futures (if such a thing is real)...we certainly should give it a spin, IMO.15/11/2016 #1 Paul Frank GilbertTruth. Our truth. My truth. Your truth. As long as we remember that a "well intentioned" truth is only our best knowledge at this time. The history of humankind is based in part on our truths and the sometime deliberate lies they are/were ... or simply the failing of we humans to understand and know enough to actually see the truth. Flat Earth, Earth is the Center of the universe, spontaneous generation, static universe ... on and on. Truth. We use it as a crutch ... we use it to be steadfast in our beliefs ... we use it to be ignorant. Luckily we have been blessed by those who challenge the truth and work to dig deeper ... to understand more. Logic and reason ... I like the idea ... but when humans are not logical and do not always reason ... using those tools to solve problems sometimes cause more problems. Truth says that people are imperfect. That, I believe is an absolute truth. In order to interact successfully with society you must balance logic and reason with humanity and even the reality of perception as a "truth" The question I find important about change and our approach to it is ... "Are we manipulating people or are we influencing them?" Because even the right idea (truth) can be lost in the wrong presentation. What is important for us to move forward? Absolute truth or ... merely humans agreeing on what is the truth? Always insightful ... always worth the read! Thanks!
- Producer15/11/2016WHY DO WE NEED ART?Why The World Needs Art There is an easy way of thinking about art and its importance on the world. Like the ghosts of Charles Dickens' novel, "A Christmas Carol", they can be bundled up neatly for this article by placing them into three...
Comments18/11/2016 #11 AnonymousSo glad you wrote this buzz. I am a fan of your buzzes @Tony Brandstetter & admire your artistic talent - thus, I am thrilled you now write about Art and share your insight with us. Yes, we humans need Art! I agree whole heartedly that Art cannot be explained or named. But it is something inside all of us, something that may separate us from other life forms. The insight I find especially true and why I believe Art must be included in all educational curriculum, is in your words: When information is not available, the logical mind reaches an impasse. A mind aided by art and imagination will think beyond what is visible and thus creates the ability for the logical mind to progress". Our past, present and future are understood in different ways, through Art. A very well written and meaningful buzz 💕18/11/2016 #9 Chas Wyatt"Creativity is a way of life and is not the exclusive domain of artists, writers, and scientists. It is the birthright of every human being.
If we aspire to understand our most distinctively human capacity, the ability to create, we must first acknowledge that there are no universal formulas, certainly no quantifiable methods, and very few reliable road maps to assist us in our quest for authentic expression. The creative process draws on many different energies of the individual. It calls forth our deepest impulses, the full range of our life experiences, our most profound hopes and aspirations, and our most penetrating and insightful observations on society and ourselves, and awakens our search for something more in life than what is offered by the culture in which we live."~ David Ulrich, "The Widening Stream, the Seven Stages of Creativity".17/11/2016 #8 Henri GalvãoI love how you balance the apparent paradox of having a curious mind and, at the same time, having a deep respect for life's mysteries. This certainly helps us to understand the importance of art as a way to expand our consciousness. As you said: "A mind aided by art and imagination will think beyond what is visible and thus creates the ability for the logical mind to progress"17/11/2016 #7 Aurorasa SimaI love your written words and reading your thoughts about art and it´s purpose. Art and the artist´s reasons to produce it are individual.
I heard this cynical definition a while back.
"What is it about art that we give it so much importance anyway. Artists are respected by the poor because what they do is an honest way to get out of the slum using one's sheer self as the medium. The money earned is proof pure and simple of the value of that individual... The Artist.
The picture a mother's son does in jail hangs on her wall as proof that beauty is possible even in the most wretched. And this is a much different idea than the fancier notion that art is a scam and a ripoff. But you could never explain to someone who uses God's gift to enslave that you have used God's gift to be free."
(BASQUIAT - 1994)17/11/2016 #5 Deb Helfrich"Of course we should know from the past and present that the impossible has always been and will always be possible."
Nothing more needs be said, @Tony Brandstetter, as imagination, the thinking process behind Art is what erases that pesky prefix -im- as possibilities are created.
- Producer11/11/2016Anger or reflection... which would you choose?In one of my more philosophical moments the other night, I happened to mention that I remember hearing about an ancient oriental philosophy that says, "If a valuable glass breaks you should not be angry with it being broken, but instead reflect on...
Comments13/11/2016 #34 CityVP Manjit#31 Dear Graham, I say learn to go into our anger for emotion is always sending us a message that we do not hear, yes we feel the emotion but do not hear it. Thus instead of anger or reflection I offer anger AND appreciation. Appreciation has the kind of depth to it that enjoyment does not have and in the context of kintsugi, that depth can be termed spiritual, and in learning about kintsugi I now see how that this very appreciation invigorates the imagination and thus take us from this depth that is spiritual to the physicality of the beautiful - and here I see in the kintsugi craft a great profundity - a flow of artistry from spiritual to physical.13/11/2016 #19 CityVP Manjit#18 I am using the word "renaissance" until a better descriptor comes along. Certainly the context I hold "renaissance" in is more than a cycle of rebirth or awakening. The problem is Satyug which means the "golden age" is also imbued as a cycle and in that context we are in the age of kalyug (dark ages) which in Vedic terms is set to continue for another 400,000+ years, at the end of which it is the end of the world. The last thing I want to focus on is end-times no matter who likes to preach or engage that.
A good example of it is the Golden Age of Greece http://www.historymuseum.ca/cmc/exhibitions/civil/greece/gr1050e.shtml
Given a choice between the word "enlightenment" and "renaissance" - I prefer to imbue new meaning to the expression "21st Century Renaissance". The problem here is that I am not thinking of awakening as an age, but our DNA as in evolution rather than mysticism.
As the 21st Century advances into profound transformation, we have reached an age where even the human genome is beginning to be deciphered, a time where the mysterious human brain is being examined as a neural network and the two combined have technologists talking about singularity.
So the word "21st Century Renaissance" is more than enlightenment but still at the human level, whereas singularity addresses post-human realities. Since I don't presently know what to call that, I will settle for the moniker "21st Century renaissance" - and so I continue to lack a more poignant word to describe this. The Golden Age of Athens lasted for about a century.13/11/2016 #18 Anonymous#17 Thank you @CityVP Manjit for the qualification of "unnecessary pain". However, I don't see the difference as it is still pain - and it seems that humans have always been creators of "unnecessary pain" as part of the human condition. And I see this still being an impetus for a 'culture of rebirth, when there is a new interest in something that has not been popular in a long time' - i.e., renaissance. The US election is an example of 'unnecessary pain' that could be the impetus that leads us back to the concerns of our founding fathers. Perhaps I am not fully grasping your meaning of renaissance - but I am open and willing to learn.13/11/2016 #17 CityVP Manjit#15 Dear Irene, let me qualify "unnecessary pain". The industrial age and the prison of archaic hierarchies have little leg-room in a developing knowledge age. Unnecessary pain is NEVER an impetus of renaissance, it is the leading indicator that we are drifting to the dark ages. Fortunately, while we are all still in the dark ages, we are at the end of this dark age and the distance light at the end of this tunnel points to renaissance. Where kintsugi is highly relevant in this context is that we don't have to discard the broken pieces of the industrial age - but have the creative imagination to treat the industrial age as raw material for moving into the light. I will never seek to open the pandora's box of pain that the industrial age created - instead I celebrate the human spirit that becomes resilient in imagination because the adversity is opportunity, but not in unnecessary pain where adversity is horror.
- Producer09/11/2016The Downward Search for NuanceLooking down on it, as I so often do, the room seems alive. A bit dark, but that's only because the man who lives there has went out to get dinner and has shut all the windows and doors, save mine, so as to guard against burglary. Normally it is...
Comments10/11/2016 #30 Fatima Williams#16 Thank you Deb I should say your attention to detail is spectacular. And its proven with this buzz you quote "Where what unfolds is tidy and planned and deeply full of meaning." It's up to us to unfold the meaning that opens up a different world than what we are accustomed to.10/11/2016 #28 Deb Helfrich#27 Electric is a good word for the feeling when those first few words auto-translate in your brain? I've never studied Spanish. I just went to Madrid based on a friend, worked in an International Development Bank where 90% of the work going on around me was in Spanish, and now I copy and paste buzzes and increase my vocab daily....10/11/2016 #27 jesse kaellis#26
I've never been anywhere Deb. Just the USA and Canada. Going to Mexico will be my first time in a country where the native tongue is not English. I was taking Spanish lessons when I lived in LA, for a little while. I lived in a Hispanic neighborhood. I walked by an alley where kids were playing in the back of a house. One kid -- "Perro!" Dog. I was electrified, illuminated. A jumble of Spanish and a word came through. I'm committed to learning Spanish when I get back. Finally. I like the language.10/11/2016 #26 Deb Helfrich#24 #25 An intricate non-American....those words really make me smile! In both France and Spain, on my first trip out of the country, I was comically thought to be Irish on a few occasions... the red hair does tend to create the illusion, but I am quite proud to not sound like an American when it comes to an openness of mind and willingness to observe how to be as local as feasible....and lately the Hondurans and Brazilians have also been a bit confused as to my origins since I wield a great copy and paste!
It's all down to books - to reading giving me the gift of being a citizen of the world.09/11/2016 #22 jesse kaellisI like this, Deb. "I decided it needed a name besides 'there,' so I started calling it home." That's a surprise that grounds the reader.
From my interview: "I’m looking for that payoff, and it could be one sentence or even a word."
See the genius there, Deb? It can be something simple, the right word in the right place.09/11/2016 #20 Deb Helfrich#18 Timing! Ohhh, I dwell in that saying. Most especially because I was trying to highlight the life that occurs in the process of a painting on a wall or a book on a shelf or a career in the making. But then certain works transcend their own time... life is so many things all at the same time.09/11/2016 #18 Laura Mikolaitis#7 @Deb Helfrich, thank you for the mention and your kind words. They say that timing is everything so I am glad that my most recent pieces evoked emotion in you; and brought you here with this beautiful piece of artistry. The imagery and narration is captivating and you transport the reader to another place in time. There's magic in selecting just the right colors for your palette and then mixing them together to bring a canvas to life. The richness of the pigment - and sometimes the dullness of it - can combine together to create something completely different than the artist may have intended. That's the beauty in pigments, and in life, the mediums that we can add to it to create a tapestry that we come to know as life. Thank you, Deb. This piece brought me to a special place today. One that was much needed.09/11/2016 #16 Deb Helfrich#13 It is incredible to hear, @Fatima Williams, that I was able to transport you to another time in your life. Most of us have had those transitions where we felt an outsider, a watcher and not a participator. And in my case, being a spectator invokes that sense of being in the cheap seats watching a magnificent performance spread out below, where what unfolds is tidy and planned and deeply full of meaning.09/11/2016 #13 Fatima WilliamsI second Irene's comment This is almost a masterpiece. I felt like the girl in the balcony and I was transported to another time in my life. Thank you @Deb Helfrich Keep them coming . I need to reread this again These memories we have are treasures and we all have something to learn from every place that created the memory.
- Producer04/11/2016The Fear Of ChangePledge against Living as Johnny Average What is wrong with Johnny Average? Nothing if the metaphor complies with the life you desire. But often we would rather accept to be unhappy than making changes that can lead to a better life for us. Time and...
Comments23/11/2016 #59 Aurorasa Sima#57 You are absolutely right. It´s harder to stay stuck and dissatisfied. Sadly, we don´t always work this rational. Addiction is a great example of that.
First, we have to be aware of the need for change. Our brain is pretty good at hiding stuff from us in the urge to protect us from pain. You are lucky that you have this combination of insight, willingness to grow and braveness, Lisa.20/11/2016 #57 Lisa GallagherWell delivered @Aurorasa Sima!! You brought up many great points. I have to wonder if people don't work on or practice change earlier in life, well is it that much harder to stay stuck in your ways, or a situation you don't like because the fear of change is over whelming? I made many changes without worrying first in life. I had the confidence that the choices I made would work out as they should or even better than I could imagine. I also stayed realistic knowing that change can rock the boat too. I never want to be that person who stays stuck in their ways... no matter what obstacles I face.06/11/2016 #48 Aurorasa Sima#42 True. When I was a Teenager I had an older bestie who already had a car. An old VW cult car ... translated the model would be "duck" .
We used to love speeding through the city, and we kept driving on a bumpy road in the center forth and back. Window open, music loud.
Yeah. There are always bumps in the road which is why I don´t believe in trying to prepare for every potential problem - there is always the bump nobody could have expected.06/11/2016 #47 Aurorasa Sima#45 Yes, limiting beliefs, low feeling of self-worth, fear of success/failure - it all comes down to fears. And a lack of self-love.
As you say, progress is only possible in a dynamic environment.
Initial resistance to change the status quo can be a survival instinct of the brain so that we should not be too hard on us and just continue with baby steps.05/11/2016 #45 Mohammed A. JawadIs it because of fear people become scary to adopt changes or stay behind thinking that any changes may bring in hurdles? But, change in itself is a dynamic process and rejuvenating rule of life. Without plausible changes, everything will begin stinking, and in static ways there can be no progress.
- Producer01/11/2016Pathogenic ThinkingLife is a full of conflicts. We experience conflict between new ideas and old ones, between the familiar and long-standing beliefs and the emerging new ones. We have conflict of interests. We have conflict between new strategies and old ones and...
Comments03/11/2016 #68 Joanne Swecker#59 Thank you @Sara Jacobovivi for the warm welcome. Consciousness and intelligence are synonymous for me. Asking the question where is intellignece, asks the mind for a point of reference and it is no where. When we use no thought to interpret it simply is here, present. The 'isness', we can say nothing about it.03/11/2016 #65 Praveen Raj Gullepalli#63 It is a privilege to be connected with such evolved minds and souls, ever curious and ever-searching for meaning and answers, in their personal and professional lives, the way I am, here on beBee. I have rarely seen such Intellect, Passion, Reason, Rationale, Humour, Grit, Satire and Wit showcased on one platform the way it is here. The pleasure is all mine Sir! Shukran!03/11/2016 #62 Ali Anani#59 I am on the look out for your feedback @Sara Jacobovici. I welcome @Joanne Swecker greatly as I have frequently exchanged comments with her on LI and she always amazes me with the quality of her comments and before that the quality of herself as a great and passionate human.03/11/2016 #61 Praveen Raj Gullepalli#57 Dear Joanne, just to add to your thoughts ...from some reading I had done recently. I share thus:
Observing thoughts as they surface and get replaced by other thoughts is Awareness. (This is generally done by observing the Breath calmly in a sitting posture, with closed eyes). Being deep in thought, evaluating an idea, process or concept is Contemplation. Focusing mentally on a Thought form/idea/ sound is akin to Meditation. A great lot of importance is given to the breathing rhythm and frequency which resonates with our thoughts and even health.03/11/2016 #60 Praveen Raj Gullepalli#33 Jawad Bhai! Thank you for the kind words! Everyone we meet here on this platform connects us either to the past, the present or the future. And helps us Branch out. Take deeper root. As fractals. As forms. As ideators. As creators. As rationalists. Or otherwise - setting up a flow. To help us Grow. I get so distraught at the paucity of time! So much to share and catch up on, but I steal moments off and on to read, respond, participate and share the best I can. My beBee interface is almost always on through the waking hours. I am a short-form communicator mostly. I have been writing off and on through the years, but in short couplets, paras, even doggerel, that fits the thoughts. But I believe I can get into a blogging mode eventually.03/11/2016 #59 Sara Jacobovici#57 #58 First, let me say how wonderful it is to see you on beBee @Joanne Swecker. Your comment is proof already of what a wonderful contribution you are and will be making to this site. Your comment is beautifully written and conceived. No less is the proof that it has inspired @Ali Anani. My gut/heart reaction to your comment Joanne is that you are introducing the concept of thoughts as an entity in and of themselves that can move in and out of our thought consciousness to be experienced but not owned. This inspires me to revisit Jung's collective unconscious and see how your insight/perspective fits in.03/11/2016 #58 Ali Anani#57 Not less even by one inch what your comments inspire me with dear @Joanne Swecker. Even though you meant thought and not though in the following extract of your comment, but it got my mind brewing We can experience a clear observation, in this clarity we are able to allow thoughts to come and go, we recognize that though is an appearance in and of itself."02/11/2016 #57 Joanne SweckerThoughts on thought Dear Ali...Where are thoughts located? When we come from an expanded and open perspective we can direct our experience to what is actually here right now, instead of our attention being scattered in thinking. We can experience a clear observation, in this clarity we are able to allow thoughts to come and go, we reccognize that though is an appearance in and of itself. Thought thinks about appearance, about this and that. But in this openess we come to allow this appearance, coming and going. What is aware of thought is never absent and thought has no intelligence of it's own. I am continually and eagerly challenged to observe my thoughts by your thinking.02/11/2016 #54 Praveen Raj Gullepalli#46 Talking of energy-drainers, yes, I have read about such energy-vampires and experienced a few thank you! ;) They could be anywhere, among friends, family. I guess they are not to blame, but you do feel all drained up, awry and tired after even a brief stint/conversation/chat on the phone with them. Ah but it is so much easier to ignore such vacuum cleaners on a virtual platform! :)
- Producer25/10/2016Bee PassionateImage credit: Lil Fish Studios In his Buzz, Unexpected Passion Migrations, @Ali Anani asks, “Where is the passion?” Because of Dr. Ali’s choice of the word “migration”, I will expand on the...
Comments27/10/2016 #30 Lisa GallagherPassion can run so deep @Sara Jacobovici. I agree with @Fatima Williams you don't need to be an expert at something to make change or do something different. I even find passion in the simple things, such as the birds chirping right before the sun rises, the tides of the ocean and the smells I take in when near the ocean, out in the forest- these things remind me of the innocence of a child. Pure wonderment we had within us as children. If we can be aware of those passions that stirred us as children, I believe it's always possible to expound on those passions. Many of those scents, noises and senses allowed me to fantasize or dream as a child, I still find myself doing that and yes, I act on some of my dreams as I'm able.27/10/2016 #27 Pamela L. WilliamsAh, @Sara Jacobovici and @Ali Anani, Again rises the question of passion. What is my passion from where does it come from. Every since I wrote that piece I still occasionally contemplate the question. I think you're correct in your thought that it is a hybrid emotion. I can't associate my passion to an emotion, but instead emotions seem to arise from the passion. A perfect example: today at work I was facing a tedious task that was going to take hours/days but then that 'exploring' part of me kicked in and I went on a search for a 'quick fix' you might say (at least less tedious). Before I knew it that internal motivation, that passion that drives me to discover arose. I was on a personal quest and when I'm there, in my mind world, I feel elated. Then I found the fix and I turned hours/days of tedious work into minutes. I felt like I was Columbus and I had just discovered the New World. It didn't matter that the 'fix' already existed in the software I was using, I discovered it for myself, I learned today, my mind expanded just a little. Whoopee!
- Producer26/10/2016Contamination of EmotionsMy previous buzz on Unexpected Passion Migrations and subsequent lovely buzz by Sara Jacobovici on Bee Passionate drew great discussions. A comment by Fatima Williams led to the formation of what I suggested as the WPD Factor (Wonderment, Passion...
Comments29/10/2016 #48 Deb Helfrich#47 Wow, @David Navarro López - that is such a powerful question! "if we didn't have them [fear & pain]. Could we then have the sensation of "God like" , and make it even worse? "
My gut reaction is you just explained why our minds come equipped with a sense of separation and limitedness. No person is equipped to make decisions for everyone when in possession of a singular body and unique set of life experiences. We are meant to participate, not feel in charge.29/10/2016 #47 Anonymous#40 I agree entirely that fear is hard to define because it has too many nuances, and they vary depending on the individual. One thing is clear: it is common to the whole species. To deny it is to deny our own nature. Which in my opinion, it has nothing to do with freedom. It is up to everyone (fully compos mentis) allowing fear to be a limit. The "sense of freedom" is as well different for every individual. Some might say that freedom is about of being able to choose what you want or you think. But as long are not absolutely responsible for the options to choose from, we are still enslaved by the options we get.
Above all, I am not too sure if we have fully evolved from apes, and if so, looking at what humankind is doing to its environment, well, I wouldn't be that proud of it. We still have too short years of life to be able to evaluate it, but the trend is not very flattering. Considering that we still have the mentioned "limits" of fear and pain, i wonder what would happen if we didn't have them. Could we then have the sensation of "God like" , and make it even worse?29/10/2016 #46 Sara Jacobovici#40 Definitely @Peter van Doorn, the meaning we give to a feeling, experience, or role makes all the difference. The good thing however, is that, no matter how individual or subjective the meaning, there is enough in common for us to allow for identification and in this way still be able to get the support of being part of a community.29/10/2016 #44 Ali Anani#42 To my best knowledge I believe @Sara Jacobovici is writing a buzz on WPD Factor. I only hope she would read your comment dear @Deb Helfrich before writing her buzz. Yes, it is precisely this availability of lag time between between stimulus and response hat we may change.
Amazingly, Deb you wrote " Thank you @Ali Anani for hosting what I consider a modern day virtual salon"- I feel you expressed my feelings to all of you here who made this salon a place to be in.29/10/2016 #43 Sara Jacobovici#36 "Awareness releases the stronghold of resistance, and space is opened up, enabling positive thoughts of "Wonderment, Passion and Drive", and we move into healthy, positive momentum. This is vibrant, healthy thinking..." All key concepts and words @Irene Hackett. I am adding this to the design I am trying to put together of the immune system (with appropriate credit given of course). Thanks Irene.29/10/2016 #42 Deb Helfrich#25 #27 @Peter van Doorn - I really enjoy reading your comments. I identify with the conundrum of being strong and the result being that others require you to be strong, such that it removes the freedom to be weak/human on occasion.
If we don't feel our emotions as they arise, they do become invisible to us and we suffer drastically, unaware of what is driving our behavior.
The thing is fear will always occur when we are alive. It is in the famous pause that @Sara Jacobovici talks about often, via Viktor Frankl's space between stimulus and response. That is where we really want to target the implementation of the WPD factor.
It is easy to sit over a leisurely coffee on a rainy Saturday morning and use WPD. It is very hard indeed to shift the impetus to close down, hide, or react when fear occurs. And that is precisely the moment when if we have to interrupt our response and look for a new way to react or new possibilities to enact. Then we have a chance to thrive.
I am so grateful for the discussions of this community. Thank you @Ali Anani for hosting what I consider a modern day virtual salon.29/10/2016 #39 Ali Anani#36 Thank you dear sister @Irene Hackett and for sharing your beautiful thoughts. In fact, I had an opportunity to extend discussions on same with both dear @Sara Jacobovici and @Deb Helfrich on their latest buzzes. I have confidence they shall enjoy your thoughts here and add to them. Thank you for taking the time to share your valuable input.29/10/2016 #38 Ali Anani#32 I do appreciate your comment @Peter van Doorn. If you would inspect the image and the listings of emotions in its bottom we may see the blue cluster. Under this cluster we tend to move between different stages of fear and their differing intensity. The borderline between them is fuzzy and moving from one state to another is easy since we move within the same boundaries of the cluster. So, fear is hard for me to define.29/10/2016 #36 Anonymous2/2 - What contaminates our thoughts? - past conditioning maybe? "Life is too hard", "Nothing good ever happens to me", "I'll never make enough money." "I'm too old, too young, too simple..." All negative emotions are a form of what Deb Helfrich refers to as 'resistance' - in our minds. This is where I see such great value in Sara Jacobovici's brilliant idea in "building up the "immune system" of a positive formula so as to be able to fight off the negativity." Could it be that cultivating awareness of our thoughts, creates an inner environment of "immunity"? Awareness releases the stronghold of resistance, and space is opened up, enabling positive thoughts of "Wonderment, Passion and Drive", and we move into healthy, positive momentum. This is vibrant, healthy thinking dear brother, Ali Anani. I shall continue pondering these mind stimulating concepts as I look forward to more sharing in the new hive you are creating!29/10/2016 #35 Anonymous1/1/ - First, I must express my excitement regarding the Consortium hive!! And I agree, beBee will be remembered and KNOWN for this!!
I find what Eckhart Tolle says about emotions, to be quite interesting - that emotions are the body's physical reaction to our thoughts. (e-motion) He claims that "dysfunctional thinking is what the body reacts to with negative emotion. The voice in the head tells a story that the body believes in and reacts to." Fear, as we know, is a thought of a perceived threat that quite necessarily helps the body prepare for management of a dangerous situation - and thus not necessarily a negative emotion. Fear is only a negative emotion when the thinking of a perceived threat is distorted, irrational. So, our emotions become "contaminated" when our thoughts are contaminated.29/10/2016 #30 Anonymous"We contaminate our emotions with many negative ones such as fear. " Well, fear is inherent to our human nature, is the direct responsible of our survival, is the alarm when a danger appears, and it resides in the amygdala. The Urbach–Wiethe disease damages the amygdala, and no fear behaviour is a clear symptom of it. I would say that we contaminate our emotions if we allow fear taking control, whilst we should always pay attention to its signals. Brave or courageous people have fear too, but they take control and do what they have to do, despite their fears.28/10/2016 #26 Ali Anani#25 Dear @Peter van Doorn- brilliant comment and it is a story on its own. Freeing self from fear brought you other responsibility- dependence of people on you for protection. Truly as thermodynamics says we get nothing for nothing. But, don't you agree that helping others is better than being submerged in ones' own fear> I do long to read your response.28/10/2016 #24 Ali Anani#23 Dear brother @Anees Zaidi- I am equally impressed by your very sound comment as I am happy to see you back in action. beBee is not the same in your absence. Yes, we need to remove of the fear of the uncertain from our lives. SPot on as this is the first step to moving on.28/10/2016 #23 Anees ZaidiDear brother @Ali Anani Good day!! a very timely post indeed. We, specially living in this region, are living in the rippling effect of fear. The fear of unknown. Once we embrace the inevitability of this unknown we come out of this fear effect. Death is an uncertain certainty. Once we embrace the inevitability of death the fear of death is removed and we live and spend an enjoyable life. Once we accept 'Every soul will taste death' we are free from all fear and illusions. It is the element of fear that makes 'Wonderment' short-lived. Your closing statement ' self-determination forms a high enough barrier to contain action by negative emotion' is the next step after we remove the fear of unknown from our path. Thanks for sharing your brilliant WPD factor.27/10/2016 #22 Ali Anani#19 ABsolutely stunning your comment is dear @Harvey Lloyd. Your concept of ideas before and after action resonates so strongly with me and leaves me with lots to think about. The value of internal demons shall remain positive and accept the trial and error consequences is ably discussed in your comment. More to discuss on this soon.
WPD Factor (Wonderment, Passion and Drive)~ 100 buzzes
Sara Jacobovici- "Go ahead. Bee passionate and change the world."
Fatima Williams - “…we don't need to be an expert at something to make a change or do something different. All we need is the passion and drive to do something different .”
Ali Anani - "WPD Factor (Wonderment, Passion, and Drive) is the main factor of succeeding in whatever we do."
Ali Anani "Handle your WPD with care…it is fragile unless your self-determination forms a high enough barrier to contamination by negative emotions.", which his statement is the purpose of this hive. We welcome your contributions pertaining to the complexity of emotions.
Fatima Williams - “…we don't need to be an expert at something to make a change or do something different. All we need is the passion and drive to do something different .”
Ali Anani - "WPD Factor (Wonderment, Passion, and Drive) is the main factor of succeeding in whatever we do."
Ali Anani "Handle your WPD with care…it is fragile unless your self-determination forms a high enough barrier to contamination by negative emotions.", which his statement is the purpose of this hive. We welcome your contributions pertaining to the complexity of emotions.