- Producer20/06/2017Continued learning keeps the mind yearning“I am still learning.” Michelangelo said at the age of 87! Short, sweet and powerful. It is an inspirational quote that I like to follow and share.There may be folks out in the world today that disagree with this growth mindset, believing there is...
Comments23/06/2017 #21 Melody Greenkeeps the mind yearning and the creative juices flowing! Most artists of any persuasion continue to create until they are disabled by poor health... that means a long life span of creativity. - even if not for public consumption. So if you haven't taken up a creative hobby now's the time to start so you have something that continues to inspire you to learn and grow.20/06/2017 #4 Joel AndersonLife-long learning indeed. Absolutely fantastic article with equally fantastic examples. "Never guve up, Never Surrender" on the journey and parhways of discovery. As Neil de Grasse might say, "at least for now we must be content with the questions themselves." Keep making a difference: one person one step, one opportuniry ro learn and grow at a time. Bravo and well done. And might I add, to be continued....20/06/2017 #1 Barbara HensleeNewbee here! I am just learning this platform, so I hope I published this correctly! I'm here to learn from writers, as I aspire to shift my writing style to storytelling. This article was my first published on LinkedIn in April. Looking forward to thoughts and opinions.
- Producer17/05/2017Spontaneity in Human RelationshipI love to write about ideas that create spontaneity in my mind. The writing of such ideas requires minimum amount of energy and they flow naturally like waters of a waterfall. The writing of this buzz is a spontaneous process which resulted from...
Comments22/05/2017 #66 Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMAIt would seem, then, a successful business would be one which has a combo of individuals whose comments and ideas are 'salty' as well as those who add salt to the mixture. Hopefully with time and encouragement the two will - like ice-cubes melt into each other having - eventually - found common ground. As always, Ali, thanks for a post which makes us think outside the box.19/05/2017 #65 Sara Jacobovici@Harvey Lloyd, @Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee, @Lisa Vanderburg, @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador, @namita sinha, @Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA. I wrote something on spontaneity inspired by your great discussion. I know it can't do your exchange justice, but at least a small contribution. Thanks. https://www.bebee.com/producer/@sara-jacobovici/part-three-you-can-take-science-out-of-philosophy-but18/05/2017 #62 Harvey Lloyd#61 Now you bring back some memories of not just childhood but the lost years of exploration. Reaching never land through chemicals in search of the mad hatter. Ahhhhh the days of old when knights were bold. The lead solo was a classic, you could almost hear it talking.18/05/2017 #58 Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SANot much I can add to the erudite discussions @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee except to say that I found the discussions on this important concept.I wondered about the connection between spontaneity and creativity.When in the "stream of conciousness/flow" many great artists and musicians have claimed to have achievedtheir greatest succeses. Example a song composed in minutes; a painting in hours. I also find a close connection between spontenaity and innocence; how much easier for an innocent child to be spontaneous than a world weary child? Its a truism that we all need to seek our inner child again @Sara Jacobovici.
(I loved your image of the sun dappled trees Ali...induces a calmness of spirit)18/05/2017 #57 Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA#12 @Harvey Lloyd.Agree the spontenaity of childhood is the purest type..i find spontenaity and innocence to be very closely correlated qualities. Neil Young expresses this perfectly in his song" I am a child":
"I am a child, I last awhile
You can't conceive of the pleasure in my smile"18/05/2017 #56 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#55 Thank you @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian for your support and appreciation. I have just tweeted the buzz and I am grateful to you.
Yes, many commenters don't tick the like, but they make repeated comments. I believe the comment is more enriching for them. Also, some bees tick the like button, but don't comment. A third point is that the comments count the authors' responses. So, the number of comments might be well-over the likes sometimes.18/05/2017 #55 Paul "Pablo" CroubalianVery thought-provoking.
BTW: Right now, you have 55 comments and 29 relevants (I'm not sure how that works. I would think a comment means you find it relevant). Consider sharing this post to Twitter. Add buzz @beBee ( That's the word "buzz" + a space + @beBee ) the end of the text window.
BeBee will tweet-promote it for you. Powered by https://www.myTweetPack.com18/05/2017 #51 namita sinha#50 @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee , Your posts and comments always inspire ..and have a cathartic effect ! Yes I am on my way to write further...thankyou so much for the motivation ! Blessed are we to have "mind-troublers" - as you fondly referred to the ones like dear @Sara Jacobovici ; in this network of great souls ! Have a safe and successful journey Sir :)18/05/2017 #50 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#43 "This is true for all relations – initial spontaneity and being vulnerable –and then letting our curiosity take the better of us as we unravel further..". You said it beautifully my dear @namita sinha View more#43 "This is true for all relations – initial spontaneity and being vulnerable –and then letting our curiosity take the better of us as we unravel further..". You said it beautifully my dear @namita sinha. I agree and wonderment coupled with curiosity have a synergetic effect. You can build on this and expand it into a great buzz, or even book.
I shal not be able to contribute more buzzes for the next twelve days because I am traveling tomorrow noon. But I shall write the buzz upon my return. Here, I live spontaneity and many times I started writing a buzz then a bee such as the wonderful mind @Sara Jacobovici makes a comment that pulls me to its attractor of wonderment and curiosity and I find myself swimming in different waters. This is my I address Sara sometimes as my mind-troubler Close
- 13/05/2017AN ENGINEERING WONDER, THE NEW CROTON DAM
This masonry dam is among the most impressive man-made structures in the world.
When originally constructed in 1906, the New Croton Dam was the largest in the world (91 m high from base to crest). To this day it is the third largest hand-hewn structure in the world, after the Great Pyramid of Giza and the Great Wall of China!!
Its foundation extends 40 m below the bed of the river, and the dam contains 650,000 m3 of masonry.
The original dam was built in 1842. In the 1890s construction on the New Dam was begun to provide more water to New York City. Located near Croton-on-Hudson, New York, the dam has a beautiful waterfall-like spillway and an aerial bridge.
Here is the link to a video about this amazing structure, including a short history lesson. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_o2rcMAjLI&t=48s
Comments14/05/2017 #3 Lada 🏡 Prkic#1 Dam engineering has always fascinated me. When you see such massive structure that holds millions of cubic meters of water and hear the roar of the gushing water, you can only respect the ingenuity of engineers who built it, along with the expertise of many skill stonemasons.
I am glad you like the video. This quick look at the dam and its history gives insight into how much the construction is truly magnificent. Thank you for commenting and sharing, Tausif!13/05/2017 #1 Tausif MundrawalaTo marvel at this man made dam I am still coming in terms with my senses. What an excellent creation. I was watching this video along with my younger brother and he was equally astonished to watch it. He can't resist himself praising beBee and it's bees. Thanks my friend for sharing this excellent architectural creation, @Lada 🏡 Prkic
- Producer12/05/2017How Do You Mend A Broken Heart? A Visit To Beirut.. Welcome to Beirut, recognised as one of the oldest cities in the world where Archeologists have dated human habitation here to over 5000 B. C. This picturesque city is perched on a thin peninsula that meanders outwards into the azure...
Comments15/05/2017 #39 David B. GrinbergWow, Paul, you sure get around. I really enjoy reading these illuminating, informative and insightful articles.
Are you contemplating (or already writing) a book about your travels and all the different cultures you've experiences first-hand? Could be a good one. Keep buzzing!13/05/2017 #30 CityVP 🐝 ManjitBeirut the beautiful became Beirut the bombed and I am so glad to read this renaissance account of Beirut becoming beautiful again among the bombed structures. I have never met a person from Lebanon who did not offer great accounts of how life used to be, and to see this account mirror their sentiments is very good to see. Very well written piece, enjoyed the writing and the insight that speaks in volumes that all is well again, as it should be for this beautiful land and city.
- Producer30/08/2016CURIOSITY should be in our SPIRIT to find new OPPORTUNITY for a hopeful future of mankindHistory Of ExplorationThe everlasting quest for exploration is in our DNA since the origin of humans in Africa two hundred thousand years ago and we all descended from that small handful group of people with explorer’s gene who made their way out of...
Comments11/05/2017 #13 Yogesh Sukal#5
Indeed I agree with you on the fact that we are really lucky to be on such perfectly designed planet earth and should take care of it.
As condition on Mars are not even close but it can be terraformed to liveable for human beings with technological advances.
But the fact that it will loose its atmosphere gradually as science say's.
But it is the closest and possible journey which is in actually in plan with organizations like Mars one and Elon musk vision with SpaceX.
But yes Mother Earth is the best and have respect it.
Thank you so much @CityVP 🐝 Manjit @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador for your thoughtful notes.11/05/2017 #11 Yogesh Sukal#10 Thank you @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc. @Sharmin Quazi Bonny @Pascal Derrien Indeed...11/05/2017 #6 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.beautiful bee @Yogesh Sukal!11/05/2017 #5 CityVP 🐝 ManjitThe great thing about taking a trip to Mars is that it will show us just how lucky we are to be living on Earth . The bad thing about taking a trip to Mars is that it will be one way trip for now. Mars is a great place to contemplate that how crazy we are to have left Earth, no matter how much we convince ourselves that we chose the pioneering spirit.
Look what happens to Astronauts when they enter microgravity, https://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/postsecondary/features/F_Bones_in_Space.html - because we are not even biologically designed to be in space, never mind the rigours and atmospheres of other planets. http://www.sciencealert.com/watch-could-we-actually-create-artificial-gravity
- Producer07/05/2017You can take science out of philosophy, but.....Image credit: Wikipedia.....you can't take philosophy out of science. INTRODUCTION In a discussion that was taking place recently on beBee, Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee wrote; “…the many buzzes...
Comments08/05/2017 #34 Sara Jacobovici#32 I like the way you organized your thoughts @Gert Scholtz. In the spirit of philosophy, Aristotle produced the work Problemata; each volume made up of questions related to a topic. He had one on Music and used similar descriptions such as yours, "We improvise, mix tunes and melodies, play in harmony with an orchestra, orchestrate a band..." All musical elements can be found in any aspect of our lives; physical, emotional/psychological, social and spiritual. What I love about the line in Hameroff's quote is that he finds the music in the deepest parts of our brain. His is an inward view while Pythagoras and Plato looked outward; "There is a legend that Pythagoras could hear the 'music of the spheres' enabling him to discover that consonant musical intervals can be expressed in simple ratios of small integers. The tones correlated with the great celestial movements of the day. Pythagoras' concepts were transferred by Plato and others into models about the structure of the universe."08/05/2017 #32 Gert Scholtz@Sara Jacobovici “Consciousness is more like music than computation”. Taking only this words and applying a binary view, as far as this relates to a general business environment, I would say that consciousness alternates between music composition and computational efficiency. Innovation, adapting to change and social interaction is very much a music composing state of consciousness. We improvise, mix tunes and melodies, play in harmony with an orchestra, orchestrate a band, and create new self-awareness and a shared consciousness. But often computational efficiency is required. Quick and correct actions to be implemented, sequential thinking in terms of practicality and experienced cause and effect iterations, and efficiency improvements all are components of computational thinking. So, as far as it relates to business, I would say consciousness alternates between music composition and computation of practicalities.08/05/2017 #31 Harvey LloydConsciousness has implications. If we explain the concept in scientific terms then it is merely a collection of machine parts acting out their natural existence, much as a tree lives. If we explain it spiritual then we leave the tangible and enter the mystic world of understanding human nature.
There is a hitch of course as it seems to be in all human endeavours. Speaking from one perspective or the other we find ourselves in a camp. A camp that is defined by the nature vs nurture discussion. There seems to be a need for many to subscribe that we are one or the other.
I believe your post subscribes to, we are both. Regardless of the one you choose to motivate or propel you forward within a community they both apply at some point. Fact and faith are not necessarily dichotomies.
I see science as drawing a hard line in this mystical area of consciousness because they can't find it under a microscope. I appreciate this point of view as empirical science should be tested and understood wholly. I also see that the line has caused issues as science not only went so far as to say empirically something doesn't exist until proven, but observation of something unproven is bogus.
We can't have it both ways. I can't claim something doesn't exist just because i can't prove it does. I don't know would be the response in such a case. This circular argument is confusing and leaves folks at the altar of science wanting. Philosophy/spiritual is needed to fill in the gaps that science leaves behind.
Science is the "how" and spiritual/consciousness is the "why".08/05/2017 #30 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#25 Thank you @Sara Jacobovici. You surely swim in the sea of music.
My last comment had two linguistic mistakes, which I am sure you detected (studies instead of studied and o instead of to).
I have a question here. Why do we spot our mistakes only after publishing comments? Is it because we think we proof read while our minds are busy in publishing the comments? Do we dance to the music of mistakes? This happens to me frequently and I am trying to find out why. I was even considering publishing a buzz on this issue.08/05/2017 #29 Sara Jacobovici#24 Thanks for highlighting the music metaphor @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. When it comes to music and consciousness, music is perceived at every level or state of consciousness. Although music is seen as a skill, or related to a "talent", elements of music appear in every aspect of our lives; physical, emotional/psychological, social and spiritual. Many scientists are also musicians. “If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music.” ― Albert Einstein08/05/2017 #25 Sara Jacobovici#19 Dear @Milos Djukic, thank you for your comment and generous words. You write, "Freedom of self-expression is worth fighting for, that is the essential meaning of the self - similarity concept." In the many discussions about purpose, identity, self, and community, I think this line captures what is at the core and heart of it all. Thanks again.08/05/2017 #24 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee@Sara Jacobovici- this buzz is worthy of repeated visits. This time I paused on your last paragraph and mainly the point "Consciousness is more like music than computation."
You studies music and I wonder how it added to your consciousness. I only enjoy music; otherwise I know nothing. Had I had the opportunity to study music how would have it affect my consciousness is a question that I find no answer o.07/05/2017 #22 Gert Scholtz@Sara Jacobovici Your words "The rising demand for both creative and concrete problem-solving as well as abstract and strategic thinking indicates the necessity to broaden the reflectivity-horizon of the narrow business perspective that future business leaders will determine their decisions within." lays the ground for an excellent post and discussion.07/05/2017 #20 AnonymousFor the right of free speech is worth fighting for in social media and networks:
"Writing and Editorial Board in Social Networks", beBee article:
"The willingness to answer boldly and the willingness to be corrected correspond, respectively, to bravery and temperance“ - Malcolm S. Brown
Of course we must be careful what we write, always.07/05/2017 #19 AnonymousDear @Sara Jacobovici, I wrote about the relationship between science and philosophy in 2015 on LinkedIn. On that occasion in the section entitled: "Science and Philosophy -Self-similarity concept" I emphasized that the apparent separation and relocation of scientists from philosophy is a fatal mistake. Maybe, Mr. Albert Einstein did not have with whom to share their philosophical dilemmas and insights during their old age. This is not surprising having in mind the presence of the extraordinary woman beside him: Mrs. Mileva Einstein - Maric; “The Sixth Element“. Yet, Einstein asked her for a divorce in 1919. It was a fatal mistake and probably the reason why he had not finished an ultimate innovation. Freedom of self-expression is worth fighting for, that is the essential meaning of the self - similarity concept. As we get older the desire for freedom is growing. During childhood, usually we are fully self-similar. Nevertheless, fragments tend to become scattered with time and due to the accumulation of conflicting experiences. Then, targeted interactions with people, adds up all again. That's what you said so eloquently in this excellent article and thank you so much for that. I call it virtual synchronicity or a fractal alignment (I'm not the only one).
- Producer04/05/2017Following simple Rules of lifeThe comments on my last two buzzes sent me into a deep journey with myself. I know that every day passes my existence on earth will be closer. Has my purpose in life has changed? When I was young I had more time to live than now. Does having a...
Comments05/05/2017 #56 Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMAMy parents instilled within us the importance of respecting others. Your article points out - without belaboring the fact - before we can respect others we must respect self. In respecting self we are able - as your 3 short - but invaluable statements conspicuously point out - 1. Treat others as I would love them to treat me; 2. Do what you have passion for and act on it; 3. In serving others I serve myself". Thanks for another wonderful share, Ali. You are an example, to us all, of a life well-lived. And still working on refining it!!05/05/2017 #55 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#53 My dear friend @David Navarro López- we have been connected on social media for more than six years now. During this period we developed enough trust between us even to exchange our private concerns. So, your comments have their unique value to me. Your comment here is so pleasing because I know it comes from your own experiences. You put in it a practical meaning. Yes, we set the rules for our behaviors and these rules later shape our behavior and even unknown and unexpected results. I know even in the darkest our something great out of nowhere emerges. I know one thing for sure- love for your manners and human quality fill my heart towards you.05/05/2017 #53 AnonymousWhat do I think? That you have described with very little and wise words something I have tried to explain many times, which is, the path my parents taught me and I have been following mainly due to some inculcated instinct. Many times we have concurred in similar questions along with many posts, on which I always wanted to escape from being tightened to patterns, claiming that putting my energies on stitching to high human values instead of trying to discover a formula or a pattern that explains the human behaviour was the wise thing to do.
Human behaviour is by far one of the most complex issues we can face. In order to master it, instead of trying to understand it, we need to make it happen, that is, overwhelming our soul with the things we decide we want to have in our life, and our path on it will have no other option than following the rules we imposed. If we target love, love is what we are going to get.
Bravo Ali, you are the one.05/05/2017 #49 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#46 Thank you dear @debasish majumder for raising the what I call "The greedy passion" to destroy our earth with purposelessness. It strikes we that we keep doing the same while hurting us by hurting the environment. Very thoughtful comment indeed05/05/2017 #48 Tausif MundrawalaAccording to me you are an university in itself. Though you think that with each passing say your existence on earth is nearing end. But you know the value of each and every minute. So for you each and every minute has more seconds to utilize it. You didn't know the value of single minute when you were young. I hope My answer suffice your question, Sir @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee04/05/2017 #47 Harvey LloydYour rules are everlasting in nature. Within our life we see through filters, either by design or by reaction. When we design our filters ourselves as your rules would imply, we see in life what is real and not necessarily what is presented. When our filters are designed by our experiences and needs then we often take what is presented at face value.
Your questions are ones of a wise man who has experienced much and wants to share that experience and wisdom with others. I enjoy your search and display of thoughts.04/05/2017 #46 debasish majumdercutting down the trees and taking away the safe haven of the birds, who are returning to their safe haven in the grey sun, we take measures to cutting down with a purpose surely we chase passionately, that too, to satiate our greed! have we ever care that tress not only absorb the toxic gas we produce, besides, enable to form cloud which brings rain and ensure our lives,. though tiny the journey of life of ours, but we will eager to restore the most precious trees, which bears the testimony of our passion for them.rather we insensitively cut tress and ignored their passion for us, just for the sake of our so called development, which only enable us to garner wealth and profits for few and plenty lost their traditional livelihoods. as a result our on created pollution is forcing us in the brink of extinction. we need to understand the laws of nature where also unknowingly becoming the victims with an inherent laws of us to act accordingly, where true love, passion takes back seat and hardly we have repentance for it! however, you will be glowing infinitely and your purpose to glow will pave the way for being illuminated by your influence on us through your enriching articles sir @Ali Anani! enjoyed read and shared your lovely insightful post sir. thank you very much for sharing such love post.04/05/2017 #45 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#43 Dear @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador- I tagged you for this buzz because I expected a lovely feedback from you. However; you exceeded my expectation by "putting my best foot forward and be all Ican be". This is an organic comment, to borrow the term from the comment of @CityVP 🐝 Manjit. I like also your two-ways approach to purpose "I believe our purpose in life finds us as much as we may endeavor to find our purpose". A very profound comment indeed04/05/2017 #43 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand AmbassadorI agree with your three simple rules. Rule #2 is quite interesting because it is subject to change, as we change. During our journey, our passions may take a different a path and that's okay because as we mature, our path and purpose change as well. With that said, I believe our purpose in life finds us as much as we may endeavor to find our purpose. We, however, have to open minded, accepting and mindful of others. Our passion and our purpose should not just be for ourselves but for the betterment of our world and all that it encompasses.
I find this buzz very inspiring, @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee because it makes us want to put our best foot forward and be all we can be.04/05/2017 #42 CityVP 🐝 ManjitAll three of these rules are organic intent. We live in a world of manufactured happiness, manufactured purpose and manufactured image. We must surely want organic intent because otherwise why create the word "organization"? In all three things whether it is happiness, purpose or authenticity, these are outcomes of organic intent. Does life throw supreme challenges and unexpected moments at us? For sure and when life does, we remember that we are an organism and not a mechanical construction and the way back where there is one, is in being in touch with our organic being and its inner wisdom.04/05/2017 #39 Louise Smith#37 Yes I think it takes a number of decades to get to be content with your/one's self.
But that's ok as the process is as important as the product.
Just as sometimes the journey is just as, if not more important than the destination.
Many people do not understand that and are impatient, rush and take short cuts.
I doubt they have insight and contentment as their product.04/05/2017 #38 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee@Javier 🐝 beBee- I am trying to share a comment on a buzz today by @Sara Jacobovici (not producer honey) and it is not working. I experienced this before lately. I hope you would look into this issue. I also find it difficult to relocate a buzz> I feel a buzz has a lower status than a honey produce.
I take this opportunity to thank you warmly for sharing this buzz with your followers.
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- ProducerClimb That Mountain, You Got The Power!Life presents challenges every day. It is up to us to decide to overcome them or to walk away from them. We can always make an empowering choice. What would be created if our mindset would help us to succeed so that we can achieve the top of the...
Comments26/04/2017 #58 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#57 will do superb new bee @Meera 🐝 Nair! thank you so much26/04/2017 #57 Meera 🐝 Nair@Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.: Inspirational post!! I am new to beBee and this was one of the first thought that came to my notice! Keep buzzing more encouraging write ups!26/04/2017 #56 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#53 #54 wow, @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador, your honey delicious ideas taste for MORE26/04/2017 #55 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#53 you can do it I see you doing it @Qamar Ali Khan26/04/2017 #54 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand AmbassadorChoosing the right mountain is like choosing the right path. We should be mindful of our choices and how they can benefit others as well as ourselves. My choice for today is a mountain of empowerment. Perhaps tomorrow may be another choice in order for us to broaden our horizons.
This buzz is a wonderful idea to expand on 💡! Plus, I am bringing this buzz to the attention of @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee because I feel this is some good honey for his brilliant mind.25/04/2017 #53 Qamar Ali Khan#52 This is a tough choice @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc. :-)25/04/2017 #52 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#51 I would say, you will find a way and then share your creativity with all bees on beBee @Qamar Ali Khan!25/04/2017 #51 Qamar Ali Khan#50 Great idea @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.! I'll relay it through wifi?? No, it'll not work there. Through satellite connection, yes.25/04/2017 #50 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#49 superb and then you can write an article from that place @Qamar Ali Khan!25/04/2017 #48 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#47 Swiss Matterhorn!25/04/2017 #46 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#44 that is good to know, join the club @Qamar Ali Khan!25/04/2017 #45 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#43 thank you MM25/04/2017 #44 Qamar Ali KhanGreat thinking @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.! I'm with you! I'm a passionate climber :-) Love mountains and the steep zigzagged paths. I basically belongs to such a terrain.24/04/2017 #41 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#40 yes! it is ;-)
- Producer24/04/2017Timeless EinsteinIt became apparent in my readings of Einstein over many years that he recognized that physicists and other scientists needed to be philosophers first and foremost. Philosophy created the passion for scientific exploration. Here then are some...
Comments25/04/2017 #11 Sara JacoboviciI appreciate the tag @Ian Weinberg. Einstein was very human, but as close to "authentic" as only a handful of individuals I can name. And I refer to your definition of authentic: https://www.bebee.com/producer/@sara-jacobovici/a-stand-alone-comment-84917. I have this quote of his as the banner of my work when using the creative arts and metaphor in business: "We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them."24/04/2017 #7 Gert Scholtz@Ian Weinberg Something I find interesting about Einstein is that apparently he struggled at school and received a low ranking academic post after obtaining mediocre university results and applying to a few universities. One of his many quotes: "Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school. "24/04/2017 #6 Yogesh SukalIn my last year blog "magic of singularity and it's analogy", mentioned timelessness as a analogical singularity.
Both great scientist Einstein and his thoughts, theory are singularities which are timeless in theory and in the history. I am sure, you will like it.
Thank you so much for the post @Ian Weinberg reminded me my old buzz.24/04/2017 #3 debasish majumderthe rudimentary essence of French revolution is to severely condemn religion, which pave the way for subsequent development of science. till date we know this much that we know very little about universe and that also science enabled. it is only the scientific spirit which only can usher further development, unveiled the unknown for us and quench our thirst for knowing about how universe plays the significant role for all transformation taking place and how later pulsar and quasar having significant role, making all transformations in a continuous process, making change the only constant. it is true, science has experienced a sea change in terms of transformation and enabling us to comprehend how science plays the key role based on reasons and experiments. 70% of our planet comprised of water bodies and water plays the major role whether constructing our lives and all other changes, because we may not forget it is di-electric! however, nice insightful post enjoyed read and shared. thank you for the post @Ian Weinberg
- Producer24/04/2017Why I Prefer to Look Smaller?The story of this very rich man puzzled me. He suddenly had a PhD even though his mental capabilities were quite limited. He got his degree six months after failing miserably his master degree qualification exams from another university. One day...
Comments26/04/2017 #47 Edward Lewellen#39 Yes, Ali, it is a lack of confidence, but the problem goes much deeper. When people don't have a clear "Core Identity", they flounder in all of the roles they play in life. They put so much emphasis on a role, or roles, they play that they lose who they really are. Then, it becomes important for them to find validation that they are playing their role(s) well, again, by verbal accolades, titles, awards, etc. People who know their Core Identity also appreciate accolades, titles, awards, etc., but, those things don't make-or-break them, as it did with the person in your post.26/04/2017 #46 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#45 I echo the advice of your senior Director @Asesh Datta. The other dayI was invited to the wedding of a man in his mid sixties (his wife passed away a year ago). The bride was in her thirties. The man died his her and had a haircut of young people. He danced like a young man. He wanted to look young. I leave it to your imagination what comments I heard.26/04/2017 #45 Asesh Datta@Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee There is popular saying, If you want to be young, look young. We color our hairs, dress with jazzy stripes, put on sun glass and put on fairness creams. Your article on 'Why I prefer to look smaller?' is also quite similar. This smallness is youth, innocence, ignorant, foolish, simple and energetic. One very senior Director advised me "Asesh, Imitate like a fool, you will be successful." I can see a lot of significance in that advice. Regards26/04/2017 #44 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#43 One think is inescapable is that that your denominator gives you a high value f self-respect @Lada 🏡 Prkic. I love your comment and the ration you give between what we w are and what we think of ourselves. Very-well said "No matter how much we want to look bigger, we can't escape of what we really are". In life unfortunately people tend to forget the obvious.26/04/2017 #43 Lada 🏡 Prkic#35 Ali, I am not surprised at all. People do many things in order to gain prestige and look bigger in other's eyes.
Furthermore, how many people we know who are doing a job they are not capable of, not in terms of academic degrees but in terms of their abilities. Many of them sit in various steering committees or, even worse, they are part of the government.
They don't understand that this is not the way to look big, it's a lack of self-respect.
“A man is like a fraction whose numerator is what he is and whose denominator is what he thinks of himself. The larger the denominator, the smaller the fraction.”
No matter how much we want to look bigger, we can't escape of what we really are.25/04/2017 #42 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#38 The beauty of your comments is that we don't need to comment much on them dear @CityVP 🐝 Manjit because they are crystal clear. You wrote a great point which merits our attention and is a worthy buzz on its own. I mean " When thoughts about humility become a groupthink, it is not humility but a categorization to good and bad". Great thinking here25/04/2017 #40 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#33 Dear friend @Aaron 🐝 Skogen- you have the right mentality and that is why you learn. Yes, we should seek self-respect and with it comes good work. If I have self-respect I don't behave badly. What a self-respect does a person have with a faked PhD have? This person will spend his life doubting himself and others for fear of being found out. If he had self-respect and a PhD degree is his ambition he should work hard to achieve his goal. Living a life based on lies shall only make things worse.25/04/2017 #39 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#32 Dear friend @Edward Lewellen- you are a wise man. "Because many don't give value to their worth, they find their importance in titles and degrees". Yes, you are correct and these are the people like your singer example get their worth from people. Is it because of self-doubt? Why a good singer would think he isn't if some people told him so? Is it lack of self-confidence? You raise an important issue- what are the root causes of such behaviors? This would be interesting to explore. What do you think?25/04/2017 #38 CityVP 🐝 ManjitSometimes life becomes like Donald Trump talking about his hands, and at that point if we are devoid of reality big and small become mere illusion. When thoughts about humility become a groupthink, it is not humility but a categorization to good and bad. Possessing humility is more good or bad than possessing ego. When Marianne Williamson says "Your playing small does not serve the world." http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/928-our-deepest-fear-is-not-that-we-are-inadequate-our it brings balance to the frame we may have set about identifying with small vs. big. Context then becomes relevant for the healthy of big is a different context to the unhealthy of small. If the context is health then the sizing is healthy and sizing of humility becomes a contextual intelligence.25/04/2017 #36 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#30 I feel bigger and truly bigger not because I stretch my arms dear @Alan Culler, but because I am connected with people with your caliber. My understanding in life is that we grow in value and not in cosmetics and appearances. A person with a fake degree lacks self-respect and spends life in doing the wrong things. If I put a doctorate degree on a donkey it shall remain a donkey. I wish those people would learn your wisdom.25/04/2017 #33 Aaron 🐝 SkogenIT sounds to me like the man in your story had a very low opinion of himself, did not see his own value and felt the need to "cheat" the system for outside validation. How unfortunate!
I have said it before and I'll say it again. I WANT to be the dumbest guy in the room! I say that because that is where my opportunity for growth lies, in learning from others. I'd say you are saying the same dear @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. I'm not sure that makes us large or small, but I know it makes us eager to learn, collaborate and share, and that my friend can only benefit everyone in the room. I enjoy spending time in your room Ali.25/04/2017 #32 Edward LewellenDear friend, my experience working with people who have low self-esteem relates to your post. Because many don't give value to their worth, they find their importance in titles and degrees. When working with people, including corporate executives, I often find that they have a high self-ego, but low self-worth. They have accomplished much and they are proud of those accomplishments, however, they feel no value in them unless the value comes from others. I recently saw a contestant in a singing competition being interviewed. The person made the statement, 'I'm so glad people are voting for me. It let's me know that I'm a good singer.' I instantly wondered, "So, if those people don't think you are, does that mean you're not a good singer?" I'm sure there are people who don't think that person is a good singer, but, does that mean he's not? To me, it was if he couldn't be a good singer unless someone else told him he was. And, this is how many people live, needing and wanting endorsements and approval from outside of themselves. I believe this is why so many people want the title of Assistant Manager, Manager, VP, President, CEO, PhD, etc. Those are external sources which give people validation of their internal worth. How sad. My guess is that was the case with the person in your post.25/04/2017 #30 Alan Culler@Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
Very engaging insights, Ali, as always. I do so look forward to your posts.
When faced with a grizzly bear on a hiking trail -the usual park ranger advice is to spread your arms wide to appear bigger and shake your body so all the hanging paraphernalia on your pack makes noise to make you sound bigger. I've not met a grizzly yet -but it seems a good strategy is such circumstances.
However, most of life is unlike meeting a grizzly bear on a hiking trail. I find that I am attracted more to those who are humble, i.e. not so blinded by their puffed up size that they will not be able to empathize with "'l'il' ol' me" :-)
I experience you through your writing as a humble man -but certainly not small in any sense -big ideas -highly visible on social media -a giant, but. . .
open - -receptive -definitely NOT a puffer fish.
Please keep sharing your insights - they make me think BIGGER.25/04/2017 #29 Lada 🏡 PrkicWhether we admit it or not, we all tend to look bigger because we live in a competitive world. This is particularly evident in the world of science.
For some people getting a doctoral degree is a means of elevating themselves over others. The rich man you mentioned in the buzz is not the only example.
Indeed, a very relevant topic to discuss, @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee.
- Producer22/04/2017The Plight Of The Humble Coastal Tree That Could Save Us All.Now, before I launch into this diatribe I have a confession to make; I have never liked mangrove forests or mangrove trees in general. From afar they look fabulous but get up close and personal and, once inside that forest is a bit like stepping...
Comments26/04/2017 #53 Aaron 🐝 SkogenI have seen the Mangroves in South Florida (where I believe they are protected) and in Haiti, but have not spent any time walking or wading through them. This article inspires me to take a closer look the next time I have a chance. I guess I'd better pack a bugsuit though! We joke around here that the Mosquito could be the "Minnesota State Bird", as they do come out in droves in the summer, but the Mangroves may have me rethink the word "droves". . .
Its unfortunate to see coastal development destroying this ecological treasure. You'd think we, as a species, would learn.
Thanks for the educational piece @Paul Walters and a quick thanks to @Dean Owen for leading me here by sharing a link on my buzz.24/04/2017 #41 Paul Walters#30 @Pamela 🐝 Williams Thanks for that. Environmentalist?? Well perhaps I will however coninue to write about it. Just wait for further pieces on kalimantan ( Borneo) and Sarawak ( Malaysian side of Borneo) The environmental destruction there is indescribable all for timber and the growing of palm oil . 75% of the native forests have gone in just 40 years !!24/04/2017 #38 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand AmbassadorI grew up in Florida, where Mangroves contribute to the health of the coastline, especially in South Florida. They are true natives to the state of Florida and state and local regulations are set to protect them. They are considered one of Florida's most important resources. And yes, Avon's Skin-so-Soft is a great mosquito repellent. Thank you for the excellent read, @Paul Walters.
- Producer20/04/2017Golden Moments on BeBeeToday I have been on beBee for a year. Time flies and often I am caught up in the immediacy and novelty of the latest feeds, posts and comments. In this post my thoughts travel back to treasured experiences and friendships formed in this global...
Comments07/05/2017 #57 Ken BoddieAs you know, Gert, I've been on my travels and have hence missed this anniversary epistle to the epistlers.
You might say that:
I'm sorely pissed,
That I missed your list,
And I must insist,
That you persist,
Since your blogs have a twist,
That I can't resist,
So don't desist,
Or you'll be badly missed.
Here's to the next 70 posts and many more years of inspiration. 🤔29/04/2017 #56 Aleta CurrySorry I'm late to the party, I had a hellish couple of weeks (Life does that to us sometimes, as I'm sure you all know).
Thank you, @Gert Scholtz for mentioning me in such distinguished company - I am truly honoured. I hasten to add that you yourself are one I think we would all include on our lists of beBee faves. You're always so humble about your own contributions, too. When I grow up, I hope to be as gracious as you are.22/04/2017 #52 Lisa 🐝 GallagherI love how you put this together @Gert Scholtz. I'm glad we met on beBee, I really enjoy your writing! Congrats on your 70th buzz and I can't believe it's been over a year already!! More excitement to come and keep those buzzes coming, I will keep reading as they cross my timeline :)) You mentioned great people on here!21/04/2017 #48 Gert Scholtz@David B. Grinberg You could not have said it better David: "Every bee is significant and special in their own right, as are all the hives. Every bees buzzes with unique perspectives, knowledge and insights, which contributes to a thriving community of bees and honey." Thank you for commenting and sharing and spreading the buzz from north to south.21/04/2017 #47 Gert Scholtz@Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador Time flies indeed Franci. It feels like yesterday that I became acquainted with you on beBee. You could not give me a bigger compliment than saying you are saving the post to enjoy again. " Soveel vriende, soveel vreugde - so many friends, so much joy."21/04/2017 #44 David B. GrinbergKudos to YOU, Gert, for being such a valuable part of the beBee community in general, and among the ambassadors in particular. All of the brilliant bees you mentioned likewise deserves accolades for enhancing and enriching the overall user experience, engagement and satisfaction platform-wide. Every bee is significant and special in their own right, as are all the hives. Every bees buzzes with unique perspectives, knowledge and insights, which contributes to a thriving community of bees and honey.
The buzz is growing louder every day now from continent to continent and region to region worldwide. All one needs to do is listen closely to hear the sweet sound of the growing swarm.20/04/2017 #43 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand AmbassadorHow time flies when you're with good people, @Gert Scholtz. My time spent on beBee is definitely filled with golden moments and it is because of you and people like you. I am honored to be mentioned here along with this amazing group of people. I am saving this buzz in my personal file so I can enjoy it again and again, especially when I need a good reason to smile.
Soveel vriende, soveel vreugde - so many friends, so much joy. How true this is.
- Producer16/04/2017Could We Survive Without 🐝 Bees?From the beBee perspective the answer is a resounding no because each member is a bee. From the worlds perspective: For some people, bees are simply an annoyance. They crawl in soda cans, chase people down the street and sometimes sting when they...
Comments18/04/2017 #12 Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl"First evidence found of popular farm pesticides in drinking water" https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2017/04/05/iowa-scientists-find-first-evidence-of-popular-farm-pesticides-in-drinking-water/?utm_term=.0bf6ed20c68617/04/2017 #3 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand AmbassadorThis is such a calming and well-written post @Jim 🐝 Cody. Well, except for the part where our bee population is threatened. I hope more actions are taken soon to protect our bees. Whether they're bees or beBee bees, we need to spread the honey.16/04/2017 #1 🐝 Fatima G. WilliamsBeautiful message and a very important buzz @Jim 🐝 Cody We need to remove the toxic bees that contaminate the honey we produce and the toxic pesticides from tje plants that produce the crops. This toxicity is not good for the bees and us humans who consume those crops.
Excellent buzz A must read.
- Producer12/04/2017NEWS TO BE ONLY BEMUSED?Past propounds on future Death propounds on living Share propounds on giving Amazing! Where we are exactly heading? News are now only aiming to create sensation T.R.P. and profit is our only intension Devoid of reality...
Comments13/04/2017 #12 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.without trees no bees, thank you for again a gem of a honey delicious post that reminds us to be grateful for what nature offers @debasish majumder12/04/2017 #6 Gerald HechtThank you kindly for tagging me @debasish majumder thought provoking. A lot of truth seems (in this world) to be missing or something; yet the number of graduating broadcast/journalist majors keeps increasing; as do the number of green screens, cameras and microphones...and (I guess) they gotta say something...
- Producer31/01/2017Better to Focus or not?To succeed you need to focus. To fail, just focus on one thing. Companies that focus on one niche may fail. This happened to many companies such as Kodak. These companies got so immersed in what they do well only to find their blindness to...
Comments12/04/2017 #99 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand AmbassadorI prefer to focus on more than one of anything. More than one post, more than one hive, more than one idea, etc. offers more options, which I can pick and choose my take away. I feel my visions and objectives have a better chance at being broadened by reading, seeing or hearing more than one person's views.
I'm not one to put all of my eggs in one basket. I've learned from a few real life events that it doesn't work, at least for me.02/02/2017 #98 siraj shaik#94 Well said, we reached right customers in return got good customer response which gave ways-in for loyalty development.. I was like a cross-link to my friend, his employer and customers. On 5th day went and collected my documents, also it was good to see the employment confirmation duly signed "Mr ... appointed as Area Manager .....". In return as focusing on my loyalty I was offered assist region manager, had to refuse as I hadn't completed graduation some subjects were yet to finish to get my degree.. More my focus was to establish a small workshop, so as to generate provisioning a half dozen employment at least. "It's inhumane tendency of power packers to crush the larvae, else the caterpillar knows journey of transformation to Imago".02/02/2017 #97 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeWhat a lovely surprise dear @Isabella M Wesoly to meet you here. You are most welcome to beBee as an outstanding thinker and person.
You read my next buzz before writing it. It is related to complexity. I appreciate your good words as much as I am happy to welcome you here.02/02/2017 #95 Isabella M WesolyThanks for this delightful read Ali. I feel that a willingness to view complexity from multiple perspectives can allow a greater understanding of emergence. We could all make time to focus on what's outside 'the box', even nothing is something.
Thanks again Ali, great to be here.. at last!02/02/2017 #93 siraj shaik#62 from realties of life sharing an experience from early 1990's. One of my friend applied for a sales person job (matching as per qualification and experience), showed us the ad. Taking a peep on info, asked him why not apply for "Area manager or Team lead". Response from other friends to my suggestion was more negative. Following day I accompanied along, evening after the interview finding an opportunity greeted the General manager and asked if it's ok to share few words and evaluated the team tree maybe the sales in a month should be of this value? and if my friend fulfills the total sale equivalency (quantities equal to 16 sales persons "under the area manager 4 Team supervisors and under each team supervisor at least 4 salesman" then will they be willing to offer my friend Area Manger position? GM agreed and stated conditions (prove it and get placed in position along with an additional bonus. Else not a single Paise will be given nor expenses occurred will be paid). My friend signed the appointment took advance (gave copies of my license and moped document plus myself signed a promissory stamp paper as security). Later next day asked some friends to join us to accomplish sales, rather taking four weeks to lessen time in a week. Guided them with what and what not's, showed the market places. Within four weeks six months sales had been achieved. Used simple strategy by focusing on market. At that time I was just out of college and was working in a factory.02/02/2017 #91 Devesh 🐝 Bhatt#80 true. In a company which has lived a few years I.e. survived and grown, it is true.
Here strategy mplemented within context of the vision and objectives.
But then we are back to focus. Vision and objectives as points of focus.
Many times within a year a person finds vision and objectives to be redundant eg Start-ups, new governments, even individuals.
Then it returns focus and spread of focus, embodied by points of focus.
True vision can be all encompassing, but everybody cannot apply it that way. Vision/objective is for the future, our capacity is in the present and often Vision and objectives are precieved with very few elements of the present, we delink micro and macro, the link is broken.
You and I already know our methods of application , here we look at a metaphorical context to seek replicable method.
Suppose if we were to define the vision and objectives of this buzz by @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee in one line each. How would that be?01/02/2017 #88 Gert Scholtz@Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee To your excellent post I might add that I think the Pareto Rule is dynamic - what is the profitable 20% today may be part of the unproductive 80% tomorrow, and vice versa. So it is important that company focus oscillates between wide and narrow so as to keep up with the continuous change in the Pareto mix.
- Producer06/04/2017Wide-eyed WonderMy father was an amateur photographer. It used to drive my mother and us kids nuts when he would pose us for the inevitable family shot, anywhere and everywhere. We waited impatiently unsmiling while he lined up his Ansco Twin-Lens Reflex 2”x 2”...
Comments09/04/2017 #12 🐝 Fatima G. WilliamsThis is a wonderful flashblack and flashnow from your mind.
I like you have seen a lot more sunsets than sunrises.) Nightshift jobs being the reason in the beginning.
Your dad is a wonderful person like all dad selflessly giving for the family - love , time and memories to treasure through those photographs. I can imagine the wonder & joy of looking at those photos once in a while. I love looking at old photographs.
We have many wonder bees on beBeeland. Glad to buzz through this beautiful buzz. Thank you.06/04/2017 #4 Alan Culler#2 Thank you so much for reading and commenting @Savvy Raj "Photographers and all artists of all kinds perhaps innately sense a need to admire that one sparkling moment of eternal time" what an artful turn of phrase -the blood of a writer flows through you.
My father and mother met in a little theatre production, My mother made pottery and did leather engraving. They passed their love of the arts on to us. My sister Constance Culler Falconer is a printmaker. My sister Carolyn Culler Wilson collects art. My son Zac is a painter www.zacharyculler.com and a member of the Seattle Washington installation art collaborative SuttonBeresCuller www.suttonberesculler.com.
Alan06/04/2017 #3 Alan Culler#1 @Ali Anani What a wonderful question -I wish I had asked my father that before he passed away in 2000.
Let me guess. . .
My father wanted to sing professionally. He had a wonderful bass voice and enjoyed singing more than almost anything. His father was a printer (and a poet). My grandfather earned his living printing store window placards, movie posters and business materials. My father did layout and all the selling. Unfortunately my grandmother passed away around the time my father was to attend Washington University on a full scholarship to study voice. My grandfather was bereft and distraught about his son and a key employee going away. "Just stay a while and help me; you can study music later."
Two years later my grandfather died,some said of a broken heart. He was 51. My father took over the business to support his younger sister who was 14 and was printer for the rest of his working life.
He never gave up his artistic tendencies, singing as an avocation, painting in later life, but mostly framing wide-eyed wonder in a 2"x2" frame.
The photos are a record of our family, my parents' travels and their life together. While my sisters and I complained about sorting them and putting them in albums, they are a treasure.
Thanks for reading and asking
Alan06/04/2017 #2 Savvy RajWonderful buzz with great set of reflections @Alan Culler It is wonderful to be in touch with the inner child within us and allowing ourselves to be as we truly are.... In these moments of rapture we evolve appreciating the simple joys of living life authentically.
.My mothers uncle was a well known writer in his times and a lover of all arts especially photography . What you mention here about your dad and his love for photography, I have heard from my mother similar stories of his collectios as well. Photographers and all artists of all kinds perhaps inately sense a need to admire that one sparkling moment of eternal time and hence try yo capture it for posterity such that they leave their uniique imprints forever in time. Indeed priceless are the treaures of the heart.06/04/2017 #1 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeYes, @Alan Culler- it is wonderment. I shared your lovely buzz. I have a question or two. People who love to take so many photos must have a purpose. What was your daddy's purpose?
How do you find the value of the heritage of photos that you have apart from their nostalgic memories?
- Producer09/04/2017Why the Best Make the Worst?It surprises me sometimes to have experienced the following: · A notable trainer giving training on time management. The trainees distracted him to the extent that he discussed many business issues, but not time management. · A famous...
Comments15/04/2017 #73 Sara Jacobovici#70 Thanks again for the tag @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. My gut reaction on this one is to say that I am not quite comfortable with the "manager" relationship between mind/spirit. Each has its own unique reality and influence. As well, I don't imagine it being a static relationship. My sense is that there is more of an ebb and flow quality in the relationship, rather than one of managing.14/04/2017 #71 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#70 People generally see meaning in existence as important but often it is betrayed by their practice - what can live and breathe in the mind, expires, evaporates and retires in the cold air of reality. Harvey has included an OR when this is one thing which is integral within us and only an OR when we are making the actuality of a choice. That is when that OR can betray us.
Otherwise the body-spirit or spirit-body aspect is CMYK - i.e. just a four colour printing produces the actual picture, so it is as I view the four core intelligences. You know that I am engaged in PHYSICAL INTELLIGENCE which is more than just physical fitness, but that intelligence is just one colour layer. Overlaying that is SPIRITUAL INTELLIGENCE, SOCIAL INTELLIGENCE and COGNITIVE INTELLIGENCE. Bring all those four into harmony and the single colour dream becomes a four colour reality, but we must learn to become great printers of that existence.
Unfortunately we are not great printers. That is what young people are finding out - they want meaning and existence (which I totally agree with Harvey about) but that is not how things end up being for young people when reality strikes. I find that they don't want to acknowledge that reality if it is pointed out, indeed my experience here is no comforter - because they have not lived that experience and they don't have enough trust bridges to make the leap of faith.
So a few live anxious, distrustful and naive even though their social projections are one of absolute sure footed existence, marvelous shows of "living life" and of being an "interesting person". I have made that mistake of peeling that facade away at times and I am learning that this is actually learned THIS WEEK that this is a cruelty and not a help. It is insufficient for me to say to a young person "you can't handle the truth", it is more important that I too become young - and that means engaging the spirit of starting over - with beginners mind.14/04/2017 #70 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#69 This is a great comment and quote @Harvey Lloyd "Do we have a body that manages our spirit or a spirit managing the body". I have to tag both @Sara Jacobovici and @CityVP 🐝 Manjit to enjoy it.
Mindset is the steerer and stirrer my friend- it steers us and generates our thoughts from which our actions starts. This quote comforted my heart. I am blessed to be connected with you.14/04/2017 #69 Harvey LloydA few days vacation and a small piece of the world has moved forward on your great thoughts and writing @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. I heard a comment the other day that really did give the head a spin. Do we have a body that manages our spirit or a spirit managing the body.
Academia would have us think that the spirit is something personal and with education you can manage your physical world. From a lay view though i would say our younger generation is rebelling against this mindset. They seek meaning in existence not just diplomas. Yet academia tends to keep meaning at arms length.
Many great comments here and have enjoyed the reading.10/04/2017 #68 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#67 I am heavily indebted to you both friends @Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMA and @Harvey Lloyd for your appreciation and unfailing support. I say the same things about you and I am proud of my connection with you.
Yes, we can only give what we have. No trainer can pass info that he lacks. It is up to trainers to develop their knowledge unceasingly.10/04/2017 #67 Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMAI, as with thousands of others, appreciate your unique 'take' on life and work, Ali Anani. And look forward to your regular sharing of ideas which can take shape as fuel for life and business. Harvey Lloyd's comment is an apt description of the knowledge, suggestions and science you magnanimously share with us- "The rules from your previous posts and comments are the foundation of spreading our seeds. More importantly the rules help us explore new places of planting". Regarding training - As a trainer our job is to improve the capabilities, productivity and performance of our trainees. To do this we must continue to learn and improve ourselves, daily, in order to present, share and arm our trainees with the appropriate information to help them flourish in todays competitive and changing world.10/04/2017 #64 Louise Smith#60 AND I totally agree with you about free thinking. Intelligence does not depend on privileged background or prestige or status and neither should right to education. When a Liberal government is in power in Australia, they slash funding to social services, old age and disability pensions, refugees, childcare, education, university places, police, health, the Arts, NGOs under the guise of reducing the deficit and balancing the budget and give mega companies - tax breaks ! It's about supporting the status quo and their $$$ and their prestige to the detriment of the ordinary people without whom the country would NOT function.10/04/2017 #63 Louise Smith#60 And yes as you have stated @David Navarro López, society has been rapidly changing and the Education system and Government oversight of - it are not. For the last 10 years, I worked teaching Secondary School Japanese online with shared computer software and conference phone. No Cable - the Education Department could not afford it !
This program was hugely expensive and not really sustainable educationally.
Some of my students were more than 1000 kms away.
NOTHING ABSOLUTELY NOTHING beats face to face teaching and learning.
Queensland Area: 1.853 million km² Population: 4.691 million
North Rhine-Westphalia Area: 34,098 km² Population: 17.84 million
See comparison of area of Germany and Australia
http://www.ifitweremyhome.com/compare/AU/DE10/04/2017 #62 Louise Smith#60 After spending 3/4 life in school or teaching it and being a thinking person, I don't think that what you are saying sounds revolutionary. I agree the funding system badly needs addressing. In the same area of suburbs in Sydney, there is a private boy's school that receives more funding than an "ordinary" state school.The private boy's school has a cohort of extremely rich parents who support the school unlike the ordinary state school. Is this equity?
I have this on a tea towel (dish wiping)
"It will be a great day when our schools have all the money they need, and our air force has to have a bake-sale to buy a bomber." - Robert Fulghum10/04/2017 #60 Anonymous#50 It is obvious you have a lot to say in this matter. I am sorry if I sound too "revolutionary", but it is not only the way of teaching which is obsolete. the funding itself is based as well an obsolete model. Governments are getting taxes and distributing them to their premises. In a society which has increased so much the longevity of its components, and the children mortality has been reduced so much, together with the fact of investing more and more on weapons, which are more and more expensive....this is not a sustainable model anymore.
To implement a Montessori system (I know it well as my daughter went to such a school) has two threats for the people in power. One, is more expensive, but this could be managed. The second is, that it would produce free thinking people, and that is precisely what they don't want.10/04/2017 #58 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#56 Your point about using the Internet to learn is what I consider education to be, after all what I think here is a part of my learning journey. We don't have to reform the education system and its rotten test culture that makes good teachers into rubric robots - as we use resources outside the class and students use their mobiles - the school boards may wake up in the spirit of this buzz to ask themselves a self-reflective question "Why do the best make the worst?".10/04/2017 #56 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#52 Here students who go to private schools have better opportunities because of their language skills and exposure to addressing audience through theater plays and other social activities.
However; again it depends on the individual. My daughter Sara speaks fluent Turkish and she has never taken a single class to formally study tis language. She won one semester scholarship at the prestigious MIddle East Technical University in Ankara.The university reaches in English, but all students have to attend language Turkish courses. My daughter passed all levels and isn't taking any course. She is a student of the German Jordan University and yet her Turkish is better than her German. There is passion for the Turkish language because it is for ladies much more than German is. That is her opinion. So, we learn more when we have passion.
The role of schools changed and school teachers should realize this fact. Students can use the internet to learn a lot. Teachers may find their job increasingly replaceable by technology. What isn't replaceable is the guidance of teachers. This guidance must be accompanied by many other skills.10/04/2017 #54 Louise Smith#35 I learnt to teach Science in an experimental method - students were given a question, materials and some guidance.
Then they had to come up with their own hypotheses and test them. It wasn't teacher led follow the steps to get the right answer.
But it took time - about 2 hours ! Well you can guess what happened to the experimental method !
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- Producer28/03/2017The butterfly effect of collaborationWhile preparing a lecture on complexity the idea of showing examples from nature popped up. Two examples from nature that seemed distant from each other proved to be related. I refer here the complexity of sand dunes and ant's colonies. It amazes...
Comments30/03/2017 #58 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#55 I am truly elevated by your comment my dear friend (and I mean it faithfully). In fact, you changed my writing plans and my next buzz shall expand on our exchanges of comments here with you and @Sara Jacobovici View more#55 I am truly elevated by your comment my dear friend (and I mean it faithfully). In fact, you changed my writing plans and my next buzz shall expand on our exchanges of comments here with you and @Sara Jacobovici, @Robert Cormack and other comments.. In fact, i shall discuss purpose in a new format. I am thrilled.
You wrote "The rules would have to establish that my brand is based on the communities success". I shall discuss the viability of this line in detail in my next buzz. You made my day, Harvey. Close30/03/2017 #55 Harvey Lloyd#54 I enjoyed your presentation @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. That word again "purpose". The ants serve the queen, without fail, with their lives and without the self gratification mentioned by @Robert Cormack. The duality you and @Sara Jacobovici have discussed is the challenge to purpose. The ants do not engage in such duality. They have a singularity of purpose. The ant serves the community and the community serves the ant.
If i am building my brand and you are building yours, can a higher purpose really be served?
The rules would have to establish that my brand is based on the communities success. Most animals require a habitat and the basic elements of existence. Humans have the same but we also have a higher level of social need. This social need requires us to exist cohesively within a community, yet personal brands are sometimes in direct conflict with this need. When a community loses touch with its purpose as a whole then our personal brands become the filler. Creating a self fulfilling prophecy of social deprivation. This can be seen in history many times over. However there is a self correcting mechanism that always comes along that brings the community back to its purpose. One would hope that this will be civil discourse and intellect. In history it typically involved major conflict.
Interesting discussion.30/03/2017 #54 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#53 @Harvey Lloyd- your comment stirred my mind to the extent I couldn't respond to it in a timely manner.
You reminded me of a presentation that I wrote almost three years back titled "The Three Simple Rules ARe Everywhere":
I wonder if you have two minutes to read it because I give many examples of the three simple rules that lead to complexity. Meanwhile I am still thinking about the three simple rules that would lead to generating a binding or gluing purpose. I promise to comment again, but I need to firm up my mind first. May be you could help me.29/03/2017 #53 Harvey Lloyd@Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee ants are an amazing social group when you watch them. Humans cant get three people in a room to agree and commit to something 100%. Yet ants, in the hundreds, operate without verbal discussion and attack a goal with their whole self.
I drew a point of reference from your post. The point is at that transaction where choice has to be made. Where do i put my grain of sand in ant world, or how would you like for me to interpret the report in human world.
Ants seem to have some very clear yet complex understanding of what to do in each situation and execute. The task from the single ant perspective is seen as pretty elementary, but from a social structure is quite complex. The rules are simple in execution but there is no feedback loop within the choice. Meaning the choice once executed is not compared to another ant.
What does this tell us as individuals when we face a choice of execution? Our choices seem to be challenged by variables that have no bearing on the impending goal or milestone.
In making choices at the transaction level within humans what three rules would be necessary to cut through the variables that don't apply? Can it be that simple? Keeping in mind, there are two things going on, a person speaking and a person hearing. Both or all would need to adhere to the three rules.
Challenging stuff.29/03/2017 #51 Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMAHumans, say scientists, are poor multi-taskers. And managing our time is critical to improving not only our lives but productivity. That said, we can certainly learn much from ants - who clearly are a highly highly productive group. And interesting to know ants can choose work they enjoy. Perhaps we should be more like ants Ali!.29/03/2017 #49 Robert CormackAnts are amazing at working together, @Ali Anani, but we'll never know if any ant stood out or distinguished itself in any form of sand collection. As long as ants are willing to accept the anthill as it exists, there never will be a distinguishable ant. Maybe nature is telling us something.29/03/2017 #47 debasish majumderthe distance between two waves or ripples are also being made by virtue of self communication in the sand dunes? i wonder, how this exactly construe? so far, our knowledge is concern, it is primarily determined by the surface on which wind blow. however, lovely insight. enjoyed read. thank you very much for the share sir @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee.
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Comments30/03/2017 #14 Aaron 🐝 Skogen#12 Yes, I enjoyed my time there @Dean Owen. I was there just long enough to start grasping the language. I spent the majority of my time in Onoda, down in the Yamaguchi Prefecture. Unlike the larger cities, there weren't many English speaking people, so it was a great immersion.
The tsaklis certainly appear to tell a story.29/03/2017 #12 Dean Owen#8 I had no idea you spent time in Japan. I had a similar experience at an old farm house in Shizuoka. These tsaklis were commissioned by lamas to be used in various rituals. They depict the various deities and icons of Vajrayana Buddhism such as Hevajra and his consort Nairatmya. I have quite a few that depict what appears to be a white conch shell, Sankha being the goddess of the conch.29/03/2017 #11 Dean Owen#6 I am quite surprised at the views and almost carefree attitude of the current Dalai Lama. In this recent interview with John Oliver he says "if I become the last Dalai Lama, I feel very happy"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLY45o6rHm0 View more#6 I am quite surprised at the views and almost carefree attitude of the current Dalai Lama. In this recent interview with John Oliver he says "if I become the last Dalai Lama, I feel very happy"
Obviously during the Cultural Revolution, many artefacts of this nature were destroyed. China has changed a lot since then. I trust many issues will be resolved in the near future. Close29/03/2017 #10 Dean Owen#5 These were painted on commission from a lama or monastery by Buddhist monks and depict many of the deities and icons of Vajrayana Buddhism. "The small painting would be placed in an offering bowl with wheat or rice in it, or else put on a korma, a special sculptural offering made of roasted barley flour and butter, the shape differing with each deity" (Treasures of Tibetan Art)28/03/2017 #8 Aaron 🐝 SkogenGood Karma indeed! Interesting little pieces of history you hold @Dean Owen. I'm curious as to the symbolism or folk tales behind each.
I remember spending some time with one local during my time in Japan who was a storyteller of old folk tales. He loved telling telling Yamata no Orochi legends. He had similar small artwork (on parchment) that depicted the stories.
Cool stuff!28/03/2017 #6 CityVP 🐝 ManjitYou of course realize that you are holding artifacts that will themselves considerably change in significance when history coincides with a potential epochal moment in Tibetan culture :
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Comments26/03/2017 #2 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.magic formula spoken by the universe
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Comments17/03/2017 #16 debasish majumder#15 thank you very much madam @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc. for your consistent support and appreciation. i am privileged and honored.17/03/2017 #15 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.that is a beautiful message @debasish majumder, thanks for your creation!17/03/2017 #14 debasish majumder#13 thank you sir @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee for sharing your valued comment. i guess, external and internal, both are continuously complementing each other and always in a process of changing the qualitative and quantitative values of both, resulting in sometimes as weird manifestation to us. however, we are naturally being endowed to adapt with the available system,. consequently an organization too evolve and to ensure its sustainability it is necessary to adapt as well innovate a strategy compatible for its existence.17/03/2017 #13 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeI am just a product of time and space
What an irony I fanned with my self-praise
Where actually external conditions are primarily responsible
For my perpetual extinction with disgrace, a subject of utter despicable!
Nice and flowing thoughts dear @debasish majumder. However; I find myself asking all self-organizing systems do that from within and without asking for permission to self-organize. They adapt to the environment and exchange energy with it but then self-organize. Are we only responding to the external conditions, or go a step further to self-organize? I feel this topic is worthy of further study.17/03/2017 #12 Fran 🐝 BrizzolisInteresting reflection ... But as Calderon de la Barca said in his famous work "life is dream":
The king dreams that he is king, and he lives
With this deceit commanding,
Disposing and governing;
And this applause, which receives
Borrowed, in the wind writes,
And in ashes it converts
That there are those who try to reign,
Seeing that he has to wake up
In the dream of death?
The rich man dreams of his wealth,
What more care he offers;
The poor man who suffers
Their misery and their poverty;
The one who begins to thrive dreams,
Dreams the one who tries and pretends,
The one who hurts and offends dreams,
And in the world, in conclusion,
All dream what they are,
Although no one understands it.
I dream that I am here
Of these prisons loaded,
And I dreamed that in another state
More flattering I saw myself.
What is life? A frenzy.
What is life? An illusion,
A shadow, a fiction,
And the greatest good is small:
That all life is dream,
And dreams, dreams are.16/03/2017 #5 debasish majumder@Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc., @Jianlan Li, @Marcos Vinicius Fernandes Ferreira, @Emilia M. Ludovino,@Melissa Hefferman
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Comments24/03/2017 #48 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee@Sara Jacobovici picks the threads of lines from a comment on this buzz and weaves a mind-boggling buzz that is surely worthy of your reading time.
Sara published the buzz this morning and titled "I Choose, Therefore I am."
https://www.bebee.com/producer/@sara-jacobovici/i-choose-therefore-i-am#c424/03/2017 #41 AnonymousWe have a lot to learn from nature, and I find wonderful you always find a way to point it out for others' enhancement.
A concept jumped into my mind when I was reading your post.
The key could be then, not only being aware that life moves in waves but as well, to harmonise our movements with them instead of going against them.
As usual, a mind provoking post.
My sword is yours.24/03/2017 #40 Laura DonnellyLike Harvey Lloyd, this line resonates with me - Life moves in waves and when we feel desperate and fall in the trough we should remember it is this trough that shall eventually push us up to the crest. I live in KS as we often are able to see waves of black birds streaming across the endless sky. Thank you for a beautiful post Ali Anani!24/03/2017 #37 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#31 WOW! I could have added this song along with the introductory part of the buzz and to foster my illumination resulting from the poem of @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador. Thank you so much dear @John Rylance for this great inspiration.
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Comments23/03/2017 #19 debasish majumderyes it matters @Mamen 🐝 Delgado! it is the fight between two who will be superior and ultimate establish its hegemony on the new born, who they considered as a product, not just a consensus reconciliation, but, rather a product, an inherent labor, having potential to give new dimension to their new product. now, the duality between them that, who will ultimately establish his or her hegemony on him or her. a sad development indeed madam!23/03/2017 #11 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.that is a good reminder and a beautiful poem @debasish majumder23/03/2017 #7 debasish majumder#2 every body have their own reason and rare one align with other. but, with you sir @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, i have not even an iota of doubt that in majority cases we align, and most importantly you play the mentor's role to navigate me where i find utter jubilation! i guess, dark and light both comprised in one and in varied degree one becomes predominant. now, why dark attracts is intriguing! even in fetus we experience darkness and successful birth can only ensure the beauty of light which marooned us!
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.