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WPD Factor (Wonderment, Passion and Drive)

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Sara Jacobovici- "Go ahead. Bee passionate and change the world."

Fatima Williams - โ€œโ€ฆwe 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 .โ€

Ali Anani - "WPD Factor (Wonderment, Passion, and Drive) is the main factor of succeeding in whatever we do."

Ali Anani "Handle your WPD with careโ€ฆit 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.
  1. ProducerAli Anani

    Ali Anani

    Put Your Head Deep in Your Pocket
    Put Your Head Deep in Your PocketIn my previous buzz I shared my inspiration of seeing a relationship between ice crystals and the shells of turtles. Soon afterwards Sara Jacobovici published a buzz and the image below. Sara wrote in her buzz "The picture of the fireworks...


    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    22/03/2017 #18 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    A clean pocket would be an obvious choice if given the option. But those that don't have a choice can fall into the dirty pocket only to succumb to toxic people, such as an employee working for a bad employer or the situation in reverse. Spending time is the dirty pocket is a time waster and can be detrimental to one's future. Our pocket of choice must be clean but also we must have the clean pocket available to us. Unfortunately, some don't have the choice or could it be they don't believe they have the choice?
    Ali Anani
    21/03/2017 #17 Ali Anani
    #16 Very valid point dear @debasish majumder. In fact, it is more often the environment. Toxic employers or employees intoxicate the environment. That we keep the pocket (environment) free of toxicity is of utmost importance. The pocket is the place and it has be be clean.
    debasish majumder
    21/03/2017 #16 debasish majumder
    it is utterly surprising sir @Ali Anani that you mentions frequently about toxic employees. why not about toxic employers sir? they equally responsible for an organization to go for astray. it is truly intriguing affair and i am in agog to know your evaluation about the toxic employers too. however, nice insight sir. enjoyed read. thank you for the share.
    Tausif Mundrawala
    21/03/2017 #15 Tausif Mundrawala
    #14 He is a very calm person now. I enjoyed reading this buzz in its entirety as its like a case study more than an information providing buzz. Keep sharing more.
    Ali Anani
    21/03/2017 #14 Ali Anani
    #13 I enjoyed fully your comprehensive comment dear @Tausif Mundrawala. I liked very much your line "to break the eggshell of the subject...) as it conforms very ncely with using a rock to break the shell of ideas. Your dad was a very wise man as his sibling Tausif is.
    Tausif Mundrawala
    21/03/2017 #13 Tausif Mundrawala
    My preferred choice would definitely be to put my head in good pockets. People tend to forget that by putting our head in bad pockets we are killing our time to an extent where not a minute is left to earn and accomplish something. I would rather prefer to stay away from all toxic people and time killers. My daddy hates time killers and was very strict with all of us siblings.

    We should spend enough time like an intelligent otters to break the eggshells of the subject we are not familiar with and allow our ideas flourish. Thank you so much for this buzz. Sir @Ali Anani
    Sara Jacobovici
    21/03/2017 #12 Sara Jacobovici
    #11 Look forward to exchanging our thoughts and ideas @Ali Anani. Your response has left me with more to think about.
    Ali Anani
    21/03/2017 #11 Ali Anani
    #9 WOW! What a splendid comment this is @Sara Jacobovici. I am imagining fractal pockets of time with our heads and not hands in it. Your comment flashes many ideas and I need to try to figure out how to best draw this image. May be you have an idea. Now how about the anti-negativity liquid for negative thinking? I imagine that the liquid has to come from within us. Could it be sprays of hope, purpose,persistence or positive thinking? You "sprayed " me with two wonderful questions and I am still searching for answers. So, you too,are still buzzing me with your probing questions.
    Ali Anani
    21/03/2017 #10 Ali Anani
    #8@Sara Jacobovici I am happy that you liked the wisdom of the @Mohammed A. Jawad. I am happier that I read your mind and you mentioned the curvature of spacetime. I expected you to say so.
    Sara Jacobovici
    21/03/2017 #9 Sara Jacobovici
    My head is still buzzing @Ali Anani. First, let me thank you for the mention and share of the image. Now, let me try to articulate what this buzz is opening up for me in my process of making sense of our 4th dimension, spacetime. By calling time, or giving it the space and form of pockets, and by having us place our "heads" in that formation is quite an image, in and of itself. Then you add the concept of that space being contaminated. You suggest that negative ideas can be a contaminant. That leads me to asking the question, what is the "antimicrobial liquid" in the pocket of time for negative ideas? You've left me with much to think about, as always, Dr. Ali.
    Sara Jacobovici
    21/03/2017 #8 Sara Jacobovici
    #5 @Ali Anani is right @Mohammed A. Jawad, your line, "...put our heads into folds of time..." produces a fascinating image, reminding me of the process of gravitational waves. "Gravitational waves are ripples in the curvature of spacetime that propagate as waves at the speed of light, generated in certain gravitational interactions that propagate outward from their source." A very dynamic interaction!
    Ali Anani
    21/03/2017 #7 Ali Anani
    #6 :)))- may be it is not either @Pascal Derrien!
    Pascal Derrien
    21/03/2017 #6 Pascal Derrien
    We need to clean our pockets of silence from the microbial noises is it poetic or aquatic ? :-)
    Ali Anani
    21/03/2017 #5 Ali Anani
    I loved your comment and find it not only interesting. You picked the word fold and used it within a great context "put our heads into folds of time". You opened new thoughts for me @Mohammed A. Jawad View more
    I loved your comment and find it not only interesting. You picked the word fold and used it within a great context "put our heads into folds of time". You opened new thoughts for me @Mohammed A. Jawad. I am sure @Sara Jacobovici will be attentive to this as well. Close
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    21/03/2017 #4 Mohammed A. Jawad
    With all the immense inspiration around us, it matters most how we perceive realities, enliven our hearts for truer conscience and put our heads into folds of time to have clear insights. Interesting, isn't it?
    Ali Anani
    21/03/2017 #2 Ali Anani
    #1 Thank you @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc. and soon I shall reflect on your inspiration as well. Thank you for your sharing the buzz.
  2. ProducerJavier ๐Ÿ beBee
    Breakthrough Women
    Breakthrough WomenThis buzz - Breakthrough Women - is to celebrate women in business and raise the visibility of women succeeding in business and/or in personal life.ย  ย  ย  ย Some of our queen bees - writing in english - that came to my mind todayKatyan...


    Lance  ๐Ÿ Scoular
    15/03/2017 #41 Lance ๐Ÿ Scoular
    Tausif Mundrawala
    10/03/2017 #40 Tausif Mundrawala
    #38 Being a bee its my duty to acknowledge the achievements of my fellow bees and let everyone know. You deserve this felicitation, @Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    Ivette K. Caballero
    10/03/2017 #39 Ivette K. Caballero
    @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee Bravo! This is an fabulous way to show that beBee acknowledges their members for the personal value they bring to the platform, not based on an algorithm or a transaction. I am glad beBee's leadership is people-centric. Thanks a million beBee for including in this list of amazing women. Long live beBee! Javier, I am including this LI link since most of us responded there: https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6245337094852481024/
    Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    10/03/2017 #38 Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    #23 I am honoured by your words, @Tausif Mundrawala. Thank you. :-) Congrats to all exceptional women on beBee!
    Candice ๐Ÿ Galek
    09/03/2017 #37 Candice ๐Ÿ Galek
    Thank you for including me @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee =)
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    09/03/2017 #36 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    vamos !
    Aleta Curry
    09/03/2017 #35 Aleta Curry
    p.s. Aren't all the Queen Bees turning lovely shades of red? :D
    Flavio ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Souza ๐Ÿ
    09/03/2017 #34 Flavio ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Souza ๐Ÿ
    @Sara JacoboviciCongratulations to all the Queens in the hive ! and to celebrate here is a quote (that I personally agree) โ€œI think women are foolish to pretend they are equal to men, they are far superior and always have beenโ€ William Golding @Katyan Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich Sandra ๐Ÿ Smith Mamen ๐Ÿ Delgado ๐Ÿ Fatima Williams @Candice Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman Joyce Bowen @Claire Cardwell Sara Jacobovici @Ivette @Emilia @Christine @Susan @Gloria Ochoa Aleta Curry and many others ...
    Aleta Curry
    09/03/2017 #33 Aleta Curry
    Wow! I don't often make lists, but when I make a list, I REALLY make a list!

    I am honoured and really rather awed to be spoken of in the same breath as these exceptional women, especially on International Women's Day!

    Of course, I'm just one among many, many fabulous women here, but I'll take it!

    Thank you, Javier!

    Aleta Curry
    09/03/2017 #32 Aleta Curry
    #25 So many women do so many things and the last thing they think of is to be thanked or honored or mentioned.

    Got it in one, Gloria! Raising a glass to Queen Bees everywhere!
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    09/03/2017 #31 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    What a nice surprise @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee! I feel honored to be mentioned with all these lovely women. I'm also glad I've gotten to know so many, much respect! Great photo of the women who work for beBee (with those of you at beBee), everyone always looks so happy and I'm going to guess they are! I'd like to mention @Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams who I've gotten to know very well. We knew each other on linkedin but I don't think we would have ever connected beyond virtual if we didn't have the chance to get to know each other so much better on beBee! Pam has a heart of gold, humor that is contagious and she's full of ideas. I feel like I met someone I've known for years.
    Ivette K. Caballero
    09/03/2017 #30 Ivette K. Caballero
    This is amazing! Thank you @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee for adding me to this list of wonderful women. I feel very fortunate to have joined beBee and having the opportunity to get to know many happy bees. I admire you @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee for taking the time to genuinely appreciate the value that we all bring to this platform. I also admire you for showing your human side. Stay the same and you will definitely reap the rewards. Keep the heart of beBee beating through your people-centric leadership style.
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    09/03/2017 #28 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    I'm beyond honored. Thank you so much, @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee for including me on this impressive list. I am adding @Renรฉe ๐Ÿ Cormier @Donna-Luisa Eversley and all the women on the beBee team.
    David B. Grinberg
    09/03/2017 #27 David B. Grinberg
    Wow, Javier, that's most certainly an admirable and impressive group of women on beBee. Frankly, I don't know where beBee would be without them? Kudos to all of those mentioned above, as well as to those noted in the comment section below. Each one of these female bees is unique in their own special way and helps add value to, and greatly enhance, the overall user experience platform-wide on a regular basis.
    Again, where would beBee be without them? I shudder to think.
    Bravo to all of these absolutely amazing women who make beBee the place to BEE in today's social media space....applause, applause, applause!
    Gloria ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿพ ๐Ÿ’ซ โ˜• Ochoa
    08/03/2017 #25 Anonymous
    So many women do so many things and the last thing they think of is to be thanked or honored or mentioned. Mothers, Business Women...all of us! I am very honored that I am included in this mention by @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee View more
    So many women do so many things and the last thing they think of is to be thanked or honored or mentioned. Mothers, Business Women...all of us! I am very honored that I am included in this mention by @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee. Love and hugs to ALL our #QueenBeezzzzzz! Close
    Gloria ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿพ ๐Ÿ’ซ โ˜• Ochoa
    08/03/2017 #24 Anonymous
    I am very humbled and honored to be mentioned with all these wonderful ladies! Thank you @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee !
    All these ladies are inspirations as are so many more!
    Tausif Mundrawala
    08/03/2017 #23 Tausif Mundrawala
    @Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic for her remarkable contribution in the field of engineering and all her efforts to build a beBee community in Croatia.
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    08/03/2017 #22 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    #16 wow honored to read that, thank you @Tausif Mundrawala
    rene pontaza
    08/03/2017 #21 rene pontaza
  3. ProducerAli Anani

    Ali Anani

    The Dance of Complexity
    The Dance of ComplexityWe are mostly dancing bodies. The water in our bodies dances. We may see the calm surface of water, but researchers using have shown how water molecules dance. Molecules in our bodies dance too. A new method which uses tightly confined...


    Yogesh Sukal
    12/03/2017 #23 Yogesh Sukal
    Carefully flap ur wings Butterfly

    Ali Anani
    07/03/2017 #22 Ali Anani
    #20 Thank you my dear @Tausif Mundrawala. They say the best theory is an applied one and I agree with you.
    Ali Anani
    07/03/2017 #21 Ali Anani
    #19 Yes, it is dancing on a tightrope my friend @Aaron Skogen. It is a very delicate situation.
    Tausif Mundrawala
    06/03/2017 #20 Tausif Mundrawala
    Initially, while going through the buzz I thought that it would be about a theory of molecules which dances to different tunes and the disturbance in such an activity will lead to cancer. But later on I realized that it's more than what I thought leading to a domino effect. People may think that theories are meant only to be a part of academics but it's applicable in life as well. You have well presented this buzz. One thing sets you apart is that you buzzes stimulate thinking to an extent where one feels a need to reflect on the topic selected.
    Aaron Skogen
    06/03/2017 #19 Aaron Skogen
    This! "We need to think and imagine the future and how it may look like to prepare for it now. We need then to take small steps at a time so that the system doesn't swing violently and may cause earthquakes' to occur." We are all dancing the tightrope @Ali Anani Another great metaphoric illustration my friend.
    Ali Anani
    06/03/2017 #18 Ali Anani
    #17 @Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMA- my friend, your extracts of the lines of the buzz says a lot about you and your varied and rich experiences. Yes picked the line that are the highlight of the buzz and your examples are spot on such as that of Ford. yes, we need to prepare our future and prepare for them.
    Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMA
    06/03/2017 #17 Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMA
    As usual, Ali, your post is spot on and points to the one important factor new businesses must consider. In todays competitive world ""We need to think and imagine the future and how it may look like to prepare for it now." Since the world is far different for us, now, than for businesses having started up even a decade ago, there is so much more to take into consideration when starting up and/or making changes. The environment should be, as you suggest, at the top of your list. Also, businesses can start up and quickly become global entities. And must take into consideration how business is handled in countries in which they plan to establish themselves. For example, companies like Ford, Oracle and pharmaceutical companies in the U.S. and sending workers to school to learn the language spoken in countries where they will be relocating. Your statement "The increasing interconnections of global business means that that the emerging complexity of the global business will have more vitality, but also greater risks to the rippling effect that may cascade to many sectors of the business domain" is also spot on. And, as you suggest, important to bear in mind when starting up, expanding and making unique changes to your business. Those simple changes may slowly, and inexorably, affect dozens of other thriving companies negatively.
    Ali Anani
    06/03/2017 #16 Ali Anani
    #15 Complexity has its own vocabulary and dance @Pascal Derrien
    Pascal Derrien
    06/03/2017 #15 Pascal Derrien
    Is it complexity or complication I tend to think about complexity in terms of depth not necesserally volumes but let's say severity ?
    Ali Anani
    06/03/2017 #14 Ali Anani
    #11 Dear @Deb๐Ÿ Lange- I started to believe the day we stop dancing we die. A living body is a dancing one. We dance with molecules in our bodies and we need to keep the rhythm. I enjoyed your quotes immensely.
    Ali Anani
    06/03/2017 #13 Ali Anani
    #10 I greatly appreciate your comment @Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman. Yes, you read my intentions. I plan to go on with writing few buzzes on "I hope you can cover the rhythm of each dance to explore how we disturb it". This isn't an easy task as you know, but is well worth the effort. I greatly liked your quote of Maya Angelou and other examples of dancing such as dancing stars. At least, you made me dance with joy with your musical comment.
    Ali Anani
    06/03/2017 #12 Ali Anani
    #9 Thank you dear @Laurent Boscherini. Even though our engagements in writing are not that quite often; yet your comments pierce deeply in my memory. You are truly a genuine thinker.
    Deb๐Ÿ Lange
    06/03/2017 #11 Deb๐Ÿ Lange
    Another wonderful post making meaning from science and relating this to human and global business behaviour. I can see you dancing @Ali Anani with your family, your community, and the people in your business. Never stop dancing. "The truest expression of a people is in its dance and in its music. Bodies never lie." - Agnes de Mille
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    06/03/2017 #10 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    โ€œEverything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances. โ€โ€• Maya Angelou

    "As stars dangle and jangle

    waltzing across the celestial dome

    a rhythmic concerto" *
    * a Haiku I wrote addressing a blogging event.

    @Ali Anani View more
    โ€œEverything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances. โ€โ€• Maya Angelou

    "As stars dangle and jangle

    waltzing across the celestial dome

    a rhythmic concerto" *
    * a Haiku I wrote addressing a blogging event.

    @Ali Anani, I hope you can cover the rhythm of each dance to explore how we disturb it, as stated in your comment #4 in your wonderous Ali, style.

    My queries are does everything dance in unison until interrupted by mankind or an event not expected at the time it occurs? I wonder if the 9.1 magnitude earthquake in Japan and the tsunami that followed was due to an interruption in the rhythm in the universe.

    Thank you for sharing you intriguing post. Close
    Laurent Boscherini
    05/03/2017 #9 Anonymous
    Thank you Dear @Ali Anani for sharing your revelant prism , so well steered by your insighful writing to go beyond the first visible mind perception. Thank you my Friend.
    Ali Anani
    05/03/2017 #8 Ali Anani
    #7 I am dancing to the music of your beautiful words @Melissa Hefferman :)))๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜
    Melissa Hefferman
    05/03/2017 #7 Anonymous
    Wow. You bring the sound of natural science to my ears and metaphorical Love of the Dance of Life! :)
    Ali Anani
    05/03/2017 #6 Ali Anani
    #5 You are a great person in my walk of life dear @Sara Jacobovici. Thank You
    Sara Jacobovici
    05/03/2017 #5 Sara Jacobovici
    #4 You never need to apologise to me @Ali Anani for being honest in your response and sharing your thinking with your readers. Looking forward to reading what's next!!
    Ali Anani
    05/03/2017 #4 Ali Anani
    #2 You are absolutely right @Sara Jacobovici in suggesting to study the rhythm. I hesitated so much before publishing to gauge the reaction of readers. I plan to extend the ideas here by providing examples of dancing and including waggling by bees. From there I plan to cover the rhythm of each dance to explore how we disturb it. I then plan to proceed to the stock markets, global warming to give practical examples on all above. I wasn't sure what the reaction of readers would be. Few minutes ago @Xavier Tholey commented on the shared buzz by @Milos Djukic by saying "I simply love it , my best read this year ))". Such comments fill me now with a burning desire to finish the planned buzzes. SOrry dear Sara, but I wanted to share with you my real feelings.
  4. ProducerCyndi wilkins

    Cyndi wilkins

    Moments Of Impact
    Moments Of Impact"Once you realize the power of focused human effort coalesced by writing or conversation, you will learn that being a person in charge of your life is the best gift you can give to everyone and everything you care about."ย Deb HelfrichWriting has...


    Cyndi wilkins
    04/03/2017 #31 Cyndi wilkins
    #30 I loved Mrs. Doubtfire...What a daddy will do to be with his children. "We are human beings...and human beings are filled with passion." RIP "O Captain my Captain."...I miss you...
    Joel Anderson
    04/03/2017 #30 Joel Anderson
    @Cyndi wilkins as I watched the video with you and Deb Lange and your talking of saying what needs to be said , doing what needs to be done and seizing the moment it made me think of the Dead Poets Society. For a musical version https://youtu.be/G2e_M06YDyY?t=5 and then a poignant clip that underscores the essence of Carpe Diem: https://youtu.be/vi0Lbjs5ECI?t=5 . Thanks for sharing the video and the impactful insights.
    Joel Anderson
    03/03/2017 #29 Joel Anderson
    #26 Looking at it now.
    Deb๐Ÿ Lange
    03/03/2017 #28 Deb๐Ÿ Lange
    Dear @Cyndi wilkins - for me as a writer and recent new publisher to find out how my book landed in your hands and had such an impact has been amazing! I wanted people to find buddies, to do the exercises, etc etc and you and @debhelfrich have done me just st that and what has come out of that for you both is beautiful! Keep on embracing and loving every part of you - you are both beautiful people!
    Cyndi wilkins
    03/03/2017 #27 Cyndi wilkins
    #25 What else can I say @Shawn Quinlivan, C.Ht....Other than you have also been an integral part of this journey as well...Perhaps more behind the scenes so to speak, but rest assured your influence reverberates all throughout this entire process...So glad to have you aboard;-)
    Cyndi wilkins
    03/03/2017 #26 Cyndi wilkins
    #24 Thank you @Joel Anderson...If you haven't already, you might want to take a peek at the session I filmed with Deb Lange...The youtube link is below on my comment #13...I share a bit of insight into my last days with my dad...I know you and I have discovered that "kindred connection" just recently, but it strikes a deep chord on a universal level for everyone...We are all headed to the same place...Some paths we share, on others we separate...but we will always cross paths again;-)
    Shawn Quinlivan, C.Ht.
    03/03/2017 #25 Shawn Quinlivan, C.Ht.
    You offer the impetus to actually integrate a plan of action for reconciling conflicts. Very inspiring! It takes more than contemplation to resolve fear-driven emotions, such as anger, which both separate us from others and within ourselves. And to remind us that being filled with child-like trust, wonder and non-conditional regard for one another is insight into your own enlightenment. Thank you @Cyndi wilkins and @Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich! I appreciate sincerity, authenticity, vulnerability and emotional presence. Nicely done!
    Joel Anderson
    03/03/2017 #24 Joel Anderson
    Wow, some great wisdom from two wonderful people. Thank you both @Cyndi wilkins and @Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    Cyndi wilkins
    03/03/2017 #23 Cyndi wilkins
    Mending fences: Being in touch with grief...My moment of Impact...A beautiful share with @Deb๐Ÿ Lange...

    Thank you again Fatima Williams ๐Ÿ...You are an angel in my virtual world;-)
    Cyndi wilkins
    02/03/2017 #22 Cyndi wilkins
    #20 #21 Thank you so very kindly @debasish majumderand @Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman...This is most certainly one of the "Moments Of Impact"....when everything seems to be happening in sync ...It is one of those synergies that we hear of from @Milos Djukic in his many brilliant posts...acting on the current in the "Moment." The only way to do that is via participation in active conversation. Moving beyond the "Read."
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    02/03/2017 #21 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    A lovely and enlightening post @Cyndi wilkins and @Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich. I love the idea of the two of you working together and find it refreshing. Great minds think alike.
    debasish majumder
    01/03/2017 #20 debasish majumder
    absolutely stunning post @Cyndi wilkins! equally @Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich is a true imperative for having a fruitful engagement which soothes our lives. Great share! enjoyed read. thank you very much for the share.
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    24/02/2017 #19 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    #18 Namaste Cyndi in it's truest sense "I bow to you".
    Cyndi wilkins
    24/02/2017 #18 Cyndi wilkins
    #10 @CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit...Now that I have given your eloquent comment it's very own space in my heart...I will attempt to convey the message I am feeling so profoundly in this "Moment of Impact." Let me be a bringer light into the darkest corners of my being...Let me trust that this light is to be shared among the others who are willing and able to accept it. It is a very powerful position you hold when you love yourself and those around you as a means of bringing more light into a very dark world...When you connect with the heart of others, you connect with spirit and ALL THERE IS to guide us through especially turbulent times...Whatever that may mean for the individual, know that what connects us is the truth of existence...It is the tapestry that feeds our intuitive fire and you must learn to trust...It is more reliable than any information you receive in your "external" environment...That is not denial or ignorance...THAT is emotional honesty in it's purest expression...THAT is self-awareness...THAT is truth...THAT is LOVE.....
    Cyndi wilkins
    23/02/2017 #17 Cyndi wilkins
    #14 I concur this comment from City VP has left me in a state of "breathlessness" ...I shall have to percolate on my response here as I must first process that "lump" in my throat again.....Thank you for your kind support @Sara Jacobovici View more
    #14 I concur this comment from City VP has left me in a state of "breathlessness" ...I shall have to percolate on my response here as I must first process that "lump" in my throat again.....Thank you for your kind support @Sara Jacobovici.... Close
    Cyndi wilkins
    23/02/2017 #16 Cyndi wilkins
    #15 I quite look forward to those morning showers now @Ali Anani...It is when all the insights delivered by the "Idea Fairy" seem to come raining down on me!
    Perhaps @Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich won't mind if I change her name;-)
    Ali Anani
    23/02/2017 #15 Ali Anani
    A touching post and is full of wonderful insights. Thank you @Cyndi wilkins for sharing your experiences. I hope that no more taking a morning shower is a heavy duty. You mentioned @Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich and no wonder great minds attract each other.
    Sara Jacobovici
    23/02/2017 #14 Sara Jacobovici
    #10 Beautifully expressed @CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit. I am touched that I am mentioned in this comment. I appreciate the connection.
    Sara Jacobovici
    23/02/2017 #13 Sara Jacobovici
    Sharing @Cyndi wilkins' and @Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich's success story.
    Sara Jacobovici
    23/02/2017 #12 Sara Jacobovici
    @Cyndi wilkins writes, "...it is my intention to provide insight not only for myself, but also to strike a deep chord within the reader. " Cyndi has done both here, a must read.
  5. ProducerGert ๐Ÿ Scholtz
    Seven Natural Wonders of Time
    Seven Natural Wonders of TimeI am drawn to heights and places where time surrounds me. Spaces where time stretches away and spots where distant history rushes towards you. Here follows my seven natural wonders time.ย  Vredefort Dome More than two billion years ago...


    Rahel Sivan
    11/03/2017 #33 Rahel Sivan
    Gert Sholtz: Thank you for sharing this lovely photo. In turn, I shared it to LinkedIn, specifically to a connection whom, I felt could truly appreciate its beauty. I look forward to more from you.
    Ken Boddie
    25/02/2017 #32 Ken Boddie
    Beautiful images, Gert, and enthralling descriptions, reminding us that man's evolutionary existence on earth is but a blink of the eye in geological time. I have registered these images and wonders for later on-line exploration and savouring.
    ๐Ÿ Fatima Williams
    24/02/2017 #31 ๐Ÿ Fatima Williams
    Wonderful images with a touching description. Beauty of nature never ceases to amaze us. @Gert ๐Ÿ Scholtz Your buzz tells me how well you connect with nature and appreciate it's beauty and the contribution it makes to each one of us.

    A must visit all these magnificent places.
    I Imagined travelling two billion years in the seven natural wonders of time.
    Thank you for the journey into the beauty that surrounds you.
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    24/02/2017 #30 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    #28 you are welcome, all on my bucket list - let me first complete my business management course for startups then i take off @Gert ๐Ÿ Scholtz
    Gert ๐Ÿ Scholtz
    24/02/2017 #29 Gert ๐Ÿ Scholtz
    @Ian Weinberg @Helena Jansen van Vuuren Glad you enjoyed the post. We forget sometimes how fortunate we are to live in a country with such pristine beauty. Groete en lekkker naweek!
    Gert ๐Ÿ Scholtz
    24/02/2017 #28 Gert ๐Ÿ Scholtz
    @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc. @Jerry Fletcher I hope that you will someday have the chance to experience the reality of the pictures and images. Many thanks for your encouraging comments.
    Helena Jansen van Vuuren
    24/02/2017 #27 Helena Jansen van Vuuren
    Aaah - now I am homesick - lived in Barkley West and travelled countryside regularly - different country - different self - baie baie dankie!
    Ian Weinberg
    24/02/2017 #25 Ian Weinberg
    Incredibly inspiring buzz @Gert ๐Ÿ Scholtz You've just reminded me to re-explore my own backyard! Dankie al weer en mooi bly.
    Jerry Fletcher
    24/02/2017 #24 Jerry Fletcher
    Now I have another handful of reasons to visit. Thank you for the pictures but more importantly for the heartfelt descriptions and expression of your feelings.
    Gert ๐Ÿ Scholtz
    24/02/2017 #23 Gert ๐Ÿ Scholtz
    #20 @Ali Anani Coming from someone whose pen work I admire, your comment has made my day Ali โ€“ thank you. I will in future write again on the beauty and serenity of the natural environment I am so fortunate to be in.
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    24/02/2017 #22 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    Love this one from Gert Scholtz!
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    24/02/2017 #21 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    Well-being for our heart and soul @Gert ๐Ÿ Scholtz, each day a cup of inspiring beauty in words and images, I say yes to that! Thank you.
    Ali Anani
    24/02/2017 #20 Ali Anani
    You are a gifted writer @Gert ๐Ÿ Scholtz. Did you take the photos? I second the comment of @VDS Brink below and that you should continue writing on this topic.
    Gert ๐Ÿ Scholtz
    24/02/2017 #19 Gert ๐Ÿ Scholtz
    #18 @CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit En daar val ek amper van my stoel af toe ek jou antwoord in Afrikaans sien!
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    24/02/2017 #18 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    #12 Vandag moet ons almal dankbaar wees vir Google Vertaling :-)
    VDS Brink
    24/02/2017 #17 VDS Brink
    Gert! What a wonderfull story about wonders of our country! The beauty is that you barely touched the surface. Please do a followup on the next seven wonders: The hollow caves in the Eastern Free State while the sun sets. The Richtersveld what no words will ever describe. The Tankwa Karoo where time stands still, the Wild Coast, the world's most beautiful flower show around Gharies and Kamieskroon, the endless horizons of the Highveld and an old lion sleeping away in Kruger while naughty warthogs disturb him!
    Gert ๐Ÿ Scholtz
    24/02/2017 #16 Gert ๐Ÿ Scholtz
    @Savvy Raj @Sara Jacobovici @Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman @CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit I appreciate your friendly words, thank you for reading. South Africa's natural diversity is a world in one country โ€“ mountains, forests, desert, tropical coastlines, waterfalls, lakes, the bush, many more. Do visit one day and come and explore even more natural wonders of time within the beauty of the country.
    Gert ๐Ÿ Scholtz
    24/02/2017 #13 Gert ๐Ÿ Scholtz
    #6 @Paul Walters @Dean Owen Paul, I think you need to bring our friend Dean with as you will be travelling through desert areas which he would like to see. And while in Namibia, rather go for a Windhoek than a Castle, or two or three.
    Gert ๐Ÿ Scholtz
    24/02/2017 #12 Gert ๐Ÿ Scholtz
    #10 @VDS Brink Dankie VDS. Daar is so baie wat ons oor kan skryf in hierdie pragtige land waarin ons woon. Ek sal mettertyd n opvolg doen oor die dele wat jy genoem het en ook oor n paar ander wondere van ons land.
    Savvy Raj
    24/02/2017 #11 Savvy Raj
    Amazing journey through time and spaces @Gert ๐Ÿ Scholtz thanks so much for sharing these here. I especially connected with these lines amongst the many here ....The mists, strands and waters fall down in space only to repeat the cycle through the earthโ€™s natural rhythms.
  6. ProducerLiesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    Renewed Perception
    Renewed Perception This week I was honored to attend an interesting mindfulness workshop provided by Patrick Poedts. It was a beautiful experience. In every way. Not only because of the gift, expertise and life experience of Patrick to make us feel at ease, and to...


    Laura Mikolaitis
    08/03/2017 #40 Laura Mikolaitis
    Great blog, @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.. Thank you for sharing your experience and for drawing me into mindfulness. I don't believe it is a coincidence that I am reading this today after having mindfulness mentioned to me in the past 24 hours after publishing a poem that I wrote. Your post gave me pause to reflect on how and where my best mindfulness occurs. It's usually on my evening workout where I traverse the terrain for about 2 miles. The fresh air is rejuvenating and freeing simultaneously. It enables me to decompress, destress and find a bit of balance. I definitely notice the difference when it is absent from my routine as my mind is more cluttered and my thoughts more anxious. But I also find my zen in writing and in the uninhibited laughter I experience with my friends and family. I get wanting to "empty" your brain. There have been nights where my mind doesn't turn off and it does cause restlessness. That's when I am slowly learning to pick up a book, read, and relax. It seems to be working and I need to practice it more. Thank you for sharing this and for opening your thoughts to us.
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    28/02/2017 #39 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    #38 thank you @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee, my pleasure! Have a great beBee day!
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    27/02/2017 #38 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc., thanks so much for sharing your positive experience ! Your buzzes are always much appreciated !
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    26/02/2017 #37 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    #36 thank you @Sara Jacobovici I appreciate you. What a beautiful comment, thank you.
    Sara Jacobovici
    25/02/2017 #36 Sara Jacobovici
    Thank you @Ken Boddie for bringing @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc. buzz to my attention. I appreciate your writing about your experience Liesbeth and most importantly, about your insight into your learning: "This week I learned how each human being has a story to tell. A touching story that can be so different from what we would expect at first glance." A true call to action to be mindful and open to each individual being as unique as their story, one that we need to wait to hear first, before we make up our own about them.
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    25/02/2017 #35 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    #27 @David B. Grinberg, thank you for your comments and question. Belgium is my home country, it is a great place with wonderful regions and people, good points and less attractive ones, as everywhere. What currently keeps me here, is my close family. On the other hand as I spend 9 years abroad a part of me would love to continue my career in an English speaking environment. The future is in the making.
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    25/02/2017 #34 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    #23 Queen bee @๐Ÿ Fatima Williams love your contribution - a beautiful present - thank you.
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    25/02/2017 #33 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    #25 @Kevin Baker your comments are always a pleasure to read. Deep and wise. Thank you.
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    25/02/2017 #30 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    #29 helpful comments @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher, we recognise this, it is good to share our experiences and viewpoints.
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    25/02/2017 #29 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    What a lovely blog @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.. I think it's cool that you were able to attend a seminar on mindfulness. I think for myself, mindfulness comes to me in different forms. Music takes my mind on a journey that is hard to describe, the scents of the woods after the rain, flower gardens, and I can't leave out my photography. Photography takes me away from all of life's stressors and it brings to life different senses when I upload, view and many times edit. As for people, I have to say I really try to keep in mind that everyone has struggles we don't know about. I find it's easier for some to share their struggles and for others- it may be way too painful or they are just that private. I try to remember that say the clerk who is waiting on me in a store and might be cranky towards me really isn't angry with me, maybe someone ahead of me gave her a hard time, maybe she has a sick loved one at home she's worried about and on the list could go. When someone is mean to me (if it's not too crude lol) I honestly try hard to say something nice to them and people would be surprised how many people seem to smile after they realize others do care. It's great to be mindful of others too. Thanks for tagging me @Ken Boddie!
    David B. Grinberg
    25/02/2017 #27 David B. Grinberg
    Another lovely piece of writing, Liesbeth. You know that old saying about not being able to judge a book by its cover. So what's YOUR story? What's it like living in Belgium with all of its international prestige?
    Ken Boddie
    25/02/2017 #26 Ken Boddie
    #9 Your link has the magic words 'Dark Chocolate', @Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich. Your link is on my Mac reading list for later savouring - yum, yum.
    Kevin Baker
    24/02/2017 #25 Kevin Baker
    Awesome prose. To be in the presence of one who lives in their own skin is the environment to invite others to share it. Listen to your skin, it talks all day.
    ๐Ÿ Fatima Williams
    24/02/2017 #24 ๐Ÿ Fatima Williams
    #14 @Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven Thank you for the tips on biblical mediation. A must try for me.
    ๐Ÿ Fatima Williams
    24/02/2017 #23 ๐Ÿ Fatima Williams
    Let's take off and renew our perception. What a lovely buzz @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    The experiences you share are very interesting. Awakening our senses to connect with our thoughts is an art everyone needs to master. When our senses are fully awake ! Perception renewed!
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    24/02/2017 #22 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    @Praveen Raj Gullepalli, that is very insightful, very well elaborated, thank you!
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    24/02/2017 #21 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    @Ken Boddie thanks for the tag. Now I need to get a cat outta the bag;) I have had my share of silence, i must now exercise some poetic licence;)

    Allow me a few words on awareness and mindfulness. Awareness is the door, for perception to receive its guests - the sensations, courtesy the senses. Meditation is the stilling of the senses - in a neutral, quiet environment, that automatically clears the mind of its thoughts. You are then aware of only being aware. An emptied / empty mind is a great medium, primed for the highest perception the moment our senses are deployed through acts of intense concentration. Concentration is often done to visualise something when it is not accompanied by physical action. When you visualise with the greatest of clarity and detail, you create. You enable the thought to become a thing. You materialise that into your life in just a matter of some time. But then again, going back, Awareness is always the first condition. The more aware / mindful you are, the higher the quality of meditation or concentration, and the greater the success. ;)
    Darko Lugonja
    24/02/2017 #20 Darko Lugonja
    Instead od se need it should be we need. Next time my attention will be faster than fingers :-)
    Darko Lugonja
    24/02/2017 #19 Darko Lugonja
    Sorry for Croatian spell check. Similar experiences, not simulator. โ˜บ
  7. Producerdebasish majumder
    MOON, AN AMAZING MONIKER!Looking at a crescent Moon The beauty nature portray is an amazing boon Uniquely it appears to our vision Deflect us from our mission Moon, you are not our ultimate destination! The way it glows Gives us a strong blow...


    debasish majumder
    21/02/2017 #25 debasish majumder
    #3 thank you very much madam @Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman for your consistent support and appreciation. i am privileged and honored for your share.
    debasish majumder
    21/02/2017 #24 debasish majumder
    #8 thank you very much @Gert ๐Ÿ Scholtz for such lovely comment. a poet in you is much more vibrant than me. i am privileged and honored for your appreciation.
    debasish majumder
    21/02/2017 #23 debasish majumder
    #4 thanks a lot @๐Ÿ Fatima Williams for your share, support and appreciation. i am privileged and honored.
    debasish majumder
    21/02/2017 #22 debasish majumder
    #9 thank you very much @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee for your warm appreciation. i am privileged and honored.
    debasish majumder
    21/02/2017 #21 debasish majumder
    #11 thank you very much @Donna-Luisa Eversley for your appreciation and share. i am privileged and honored madam.
    debasish majumder
    21/02/2017 #20 debasish majumder
    #10 i am honored by your warm appreciation @Cyndi wilkins for your cordial appreciation. thank you a lot.
    debasish majumder
    21/02/2017 #19 debasish majumder
    #12 thank you very much madam @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher for your warm appreciation. i am privileged and honored.
    debasish majumder
    21/02/2017 #18 debasish majumder
    #2 thank you very much sir @Ali Anani for your consistent support and appreciation. i am privileged and honored.
    debasish majumder
    21/02/2017 #17 debasish majumder
    #16 thank you very much @Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic for your warm admiration and appreciation for me. i am privileged and honored madam.
    Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    21/02/2017 #16 Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    You are a true poet, and poets are definitely cut from a different cloth, dear Debasish.
    While I was writing this comment I watched the moon through the window, looking for inspiration. Although a worshiper of its beauty, I am not a poet and don't have this special ability to express feelings through poetry like you. But I can understand the feelings beneath the verses. Thank you for putting down on paper those emotions and showing us your wonderful gift.
    ๐Ÿ Fatima Williams
    20/02/2017 #15 ๐Ÿ Fatima Williams
    #14 I got this one Yipeeee Thank you @Federico ๐Ÿ รlvarez San Martรญn :)
    Federico ๐Ÿ รlvarez San Martรญn
    20/02/2017 #14 Federico ๐Ÿ รlvarez San Martรญn
    #6 Let's try. Let me know if you get this one. @๐Ÿ Fatima Williams
    Prahlad Rao
    20/02/2017 #13 Prahlad Rao
    #4 True....
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    20/02/2017 #12 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    Very nice @debasish majumder, you are talented with words!
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    19/02/2017 #11 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    Beautiful @debasish majumder ๐ŸŒ›๐ŸŒœ๐ŸŒ‘๐ŸŒ’๐ŸŒ“๐ŸŒ”๐ŸŒ™๐ŸŒ˜๐ŸŒ—๐ŸŒ–๐ŸŒ†
    Cyndi wilkins
    19/02/2017 #10 Cyndi wilkins
    I am honored to be tagged on such a beautiful piece of art @debasish majumder...As my full name, Cynthia, is one of the names of the Greek mythological moon goddess "Artemis." Perhaps I shall adopt this new "moniker" as you have given rise to the mystic in me;-)
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    18/02/2017 #9 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    Beautiful ! thanks @debasish majumder
    Gert ๐Ÿ Scholtz
    18/02/2017 #8 Gert ๐Ÿ Scholtz
    @debasish majumder
    Debasish the beBee Poet
    Brings us the crescent moon
    But not as we well know
    His fuller verse and fuller bloom
    Of the moon night watch is aglow
    ๐Ÿ Fatima Williams
    18/02/2017 #6 ๐Ÿ Fatima Williams
    @Federico ๐Ÿ รlvarez San Martรญn Hi Federico sorry to disturb but I am not getting any notifications on tags. Request you to Kindly check this out. Thanks in advance๐Ÿค—
    ๐Ÿ Fatima Williams
    18/02/2017 #4 ๐Ÿ Fatima Williams
    Beauty does lie in the eye of the beholder!
    And that's why the eye that sees
    The lips that read
    And the mind the enjoys the beauty of the poem. Says Kudos to you ๐Ÿค—
  8. ProducerSusan Rooks

    Susan Rooks

    Fireside Chats: Milestones
    Fireside Chats: MilestonesDid you know that February is Spunky Old Broads month? I hadn't until two years ago when a friend -- Claire LeSage -- told me about it. I wrote a post on it -- Spunky Old Broads -- but that one wasn't about aging. This one is, and it's on my mind...


    Susan Rooks
    19/02/2017 #15 Susan Rooks
    #9 Ah, the places we've been and the times we've lived through -- right, @Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman? And we're still kicking, so it's all good.
    Susan Rooks
    19/02/2017 #14 Susan Rooks
    #12 Thanks so much, @Julio Angel Lopez Lopez!
    Susan Rooks
    19/02/2017 #13 Susan Rooks
    #11 Thanks so much for the kind words, @Gloria Ochoa! Yes, in the last few years she has been sharing stories -- no Alzheimer's or dementia -- and it's fun to remember.

    And like you, 30 was my dreaded milestone, although many, many years before you. Thanks so much for taking the time to comment here!
    Julio Angel ๐ŸLopez Lopez
    18/02/2017 #12 Julio Angel ๐ŸLopez Lopez
    Great buzz, happy 100 years for your mom @Susan Rooks. A wonderful thing has been to find beBee and the bees.
    Gloria ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿพ ๐Ÿ’ซ โ˜• Ochoa
    18/02/2017 #11 Anonymous
    Happy 100 Bday to your mom!!! I bet she has stories we all would love!!! (Wish I had, had the foresight to ask my grandparents for their stories). 30 was my dreaded milestone and what spurred me into life long learning and student loans that just wont go away! hee hee. The only one in my circle and family to take nerd and geek it out. LOL
    Proud to be a Spunky Old Broad (in my own mind anyway! LOL) Great post Susan!!
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    18/02/2017 #9 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    Aww, I love this post, @Susan Rooks. I remember turning 16 - sweet sixteen wasn't me, though. I didn't get into trouble but I was a bratty had to be in the "in-crowd" teenager. Turning 30 was major for me. I got a divorce, had surgery and my father passed away when I was in the hospital. Two years later, I moved to South Florida. After that, I had many life changing events but I managed to keep moving forward. Happy 100th Birthday Marcia Rooks!
    Susan Rooks
    16/02/2017 #8 Susan Rooks
    Thanks for sharing my buzz, @๐Ÿ Fatima Williams!
    Cyndi wilkins
    16/02/2017 #7 Cyndi wilkins
    Oh boy...Do I remember turning thirty @Susan Rooks...That's when I heard my metabolism come to a screeching halt and had to come to terms with the fact there would be no more midnight munchies without serious consequences;-)
    Susan Rooks
    16/02/2017 #6 Susan Rooks
    Thanks for sharing my post, @John White, MBA!
    Susan Rooks
    16/02/2017 #5 Susan Rooks
    #3 @Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen, time surely does move quickly, doesn't it? I clearly remember being 16, excited to go for my driver's license test (which I FAILED), looking forward to driving my dad's car. Of course, that didn't happen as planned . . .
    Susan Rooks
    16/02/2017 #4 Susan Rooks
    #2 @Sara Jacobovici, thanks for those kind words and for sharing my post! It's really hard to believe that my mother is 100 . . . her generation never expected to live much past 80, but here she is!
    Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen
    16/02/2017 #3 Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen
    I do remember thinking that soon I would be able to remember ten years. Now decades have passed.
    Sara Jacobovici
    16/02/2017 #2 Sara Jacobovici
    "Happy 100th birthday, Marcia Rooks!" And many more!!! Great post @Susan Rooks. I appreciate your sentiments and insights. I also agree with the following: "All of those milestones make us who we are today. Each set us on a path we couldn't have seen clearly then, even if we had mapped it out, debated the pros and cons of action plans,or created a timeline of dates for accomplishments." Onward and upward!
    Sara Jacobovici
    16/02/2017 #1 Sara Jacobovici
    @Susan Rooks writes, "...let's always remember that aging is a privilege denied to far too many."
  9. ProducerMax๐Ÿ J. Carter
    Personal Brand, Personal, Persona: The mask you where for business purposes
    Personal Brand, Personal, Persona: The mask you where for business purposesI have typed that title out in comments on what personal branding is more than few times recently. Here's why.I have read articles that suggest it is a good thing to use a professional name in order to distance who you are in life from your brand.ย A...


    Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    16/02/2017 #22 Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    #21 There has been the term Medicine Man and Woman, Taltos, Kahuna, Healer, Priest and a slew of others that have been lumped in one category that these days is called Shaman.

    In the oldest of definitions a Shaman is one who would wield influence in the spiritual world for the purpose of soul healing and teaching the people of a community wisdom and how to treat each other in order to keep the other side from screwing with their lives.

    As cultures and definitions have blended this has been lost from the origin of the word. Generally speaking depending on the type there are those who enter a trance state to do the job using rituals and plants with psychedelic properties in order to get the job done.

    In modern day too much of the focus in my opinion has been placed on the use of psychedelics as the short cut for awakening and moving up the ladder of conscious level awareness as a short cut that too often in my experience becomes a crutch and at times leads to self destructive behavior.

    The Shamanic journey itself is learning to master your darkness and never again fear anything that might go bump in the night or anything within yourself by bringing balance to you inner darkness and the light that it gives birth to. Once you do that the things on the other side that would scare most are sacred of you and you tend to creep out those who only know the light and forsake the darkness.
    Robert Bacal
    16/02/2017 #21 Robert Bacal
    #20 I believe most cultures, and religions, if you go back far enough have individuals who, while not necessarily calling themselves shamans, fulfil the same functions in the culture, for better or worse.

    Or have I got that wrong, @Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    16/02/2017 #20 Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    #19 It's a term that has been bastardized in the USA to get away with doing drugs and calling it a religious practice.

    I don't use psychedelics and never have.

    There is no box but the boxes we create for ourselves.

    Or to quote the band Delain and their song We are the Others. Normal is just a uniform.
    Robert Bacal
    16/02/2017 #19 Robert Bacal
    #18 @Max๐Ÿ J. Carter Glad you weren't offended. I couldn't come up with a better word than "normal" at the time, but I use it with no judgment attached. Just meaning outside the box (ugh) or unconventional, or like that. Most societies and belief systems have included, or still include Shamans. Or the remnants.
    Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    16/02/2017 #18 Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    #17 I reject the idea of normal just as being an individual however I get what you are saying and I am not offended by it at all.

    In ancient times a Shaman was a soul healer.

    Livin' it true from the core is the authentic life regardless the mask we might wear. Any time we act with a deceptive intent we damage our souls and soul healing is emotional self healing and more of what a Shaman does is guide you through that.

    I agree we have many aspects of us that all are true representations of self.

    The beauty is we can also grow and evolve and not be trapped in the prison of history.

    Everything we do that involves identity is a projection of self based on the words we use after I, me and what we claim as my or mine to define who we are projecting ourselves to be into existence.

    I am.

    We are all infinite. After the words "I am" anything else is merely describing the state of our being in the present moment. It's the image prison of how we see ourselves that we build.
    Robert Bacal
    16/02/2017 #17 Robert Bacal
    @Max๐Ÿ J. Carter Max, if one strips away the more arcane aspect of being a shaman, which many reject out of hand, and focus on a few "normal" elements of what you say, it starts to make sense.

    You wrote:
    "We all wear masks in some form or another throughout our lives. It's the behavioral traits we allow to come forth in one situation versus another."

    IS true and accurate in psychological terms. Different parts of ourselves come out in different situations, either intentionally or unintentionally. Behavior is context driven. I talked differently to my boss than my wife, for example. Or to my football buddies compared to people from academe.

    In all those situations, I am being authentic. It's all "me".

    We DO tend to project images (or in the new jargon, brand characteristics. Different ones at different times. Again, different image projections, different aspects of a brand can all be "true and authentic".

    One of these days I have to write about what my view on personal branding and autheticiity means to me.
    Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    15/02/2017 #16 Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    Thank you for sharing this buzz @Pat ๐Ÿ Bagano
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    14/02/2017 #15 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    @Max๐Ÿ J. Carter @Don ๐Ÿ Kerr @Jim Murray ๐Ÿ Please follow this tips from @Jim ๐Ÿ Cody Bee a Good Ambassador https://www.bebee.com/content/1227221/1116577

    Just you can ignore any buzz if you don't like or you can silence anybody. It is very easy. Thanks
    Don ๐Ÿ Kerr
    14/02/2017 #14 Don ๐Ÿ Kerr
    Normally I am loathe to comment on such balderdash as those who perpetrate such nonsense and fakery will attempt to find sanctuary in the temple of bullying trolls - witness your comment to @Jim Murray View more
    Normally I am loathe to comment on such balderdash as those who perpetrate such nonsense and fakery will attempt to find sanctuary in the temple of bullying trolls - witness your comment to @Jim Murray. If one can equate telling the truth to committing slander then we have truly slipped fully into the embrace of alternative fact. To suggest for a moment that the road to create a relevant and impactful brand - personal or corporate - lies in fakery is absurd in the extreme. To wit - "When forming an online identity that is your personal brand and you put on a mask to show the world this is who you want them to see. That mask is as authentic as the intent behind it." This approach is predicated upon creating a false impression and runs counter to all principles of what it means to create genuinely and emotionally connected brands. If one does not want to be identified with what they're selling - perhaps understandable in some cases - and thereby retain plausible deniability in the vein of 'well you should have known better than to buy what I was selling' then your are creating a brand, a persona and in many regards a person whose foundation is built upon shifting sands. Poppycock. And, to put a final touch on this - before you get all huffy and puffy with whichever persona you choose - I ain't slandering you. I am though calling you out. Close
    Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    14/02/2017 #13 Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    #12 So basically all you are trying to do is slander me.

    Do you have any other reason to say those things Jim?
    Jim Murray
    14/02/2017 #12 Jim Murray
    So basically you have created a fake persona that you are calling authentic> Do you have any idea how dishonest that sounds to someone who believes that authenticity has nothing to do with personas at all but with real people? Nobody knows who you really are at all, and you're proud of that. Wow. You should be working for the Trump administration, they could really use some fake personas because their real one just aren't working out for them. You don't need to respond to this because, honestly anything you have to say to support the position you take in this post will further this absurdity of it all.
    Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    14/02/2017 #11 Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    #10 I would agree and what a great way of putting it with such poetry @Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman and thank you and thank you for sharing this buzz.
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    14/02/2017 #10 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    If we wear a mask, whether personal, professional or otherwise, we should still be me, myself and I or you, yourself and you. We don't want to pretend to be someone else. Cool mask, Max.
    Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    14/02/2017 #9 Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    #6 Thank you @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee and thank you for sharing this buzz.
    Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    14/02/2017 #8 Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    #5 Thank you @Juan Imaz
    Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    14/02/2017 #7 Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    #4 I dig what you're throwin' down @Pascal Derrien
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    14/02/2017 #6 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    "The reason beBee is the tool to use, is that through Publisher you can explore that brand and refine it through blogging. It's a tool for exploring your brand as you go while you are getting constant feedback from the community and how they feel about what you are bringing to the table.

    Know your audience and build the right audience. " by @Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    Juan Imaz
    14/02/2017 #5 Juan Imaz
    interesting thoughts about personal branding. I like your mask "Max" :)
    Pascal Derrien
    14/02/2017 #4 Pascal Derrien
    Like I said in an comment on a different post personally I think people worry too much about the optics obviously how you show up is important but it is important to show up wearing the mask of you :-)
    Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    14/02/2017 #3 Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    Thank you for sharing this buzz my friend @David B. Grinberg
  10. Producerdebasish majumder
    TIME- THE ONLY PRIME!What is time? I am in dilemma Wasting time is a crime? Exploiting to its fullest and crate a value, which is prime Time you are truly an enigma An abstract icon, failing to utilize it causing an anathema! What is time?...


    David B. Grinberg
    11/02/2017 #11 David B. Grinberg
    Very creative and impressive buzz, Debasish. Time, for all practical purposes, is a manufactured and artificial creation to give order and structure to our lives. As you know, time is relative and moves at different speeds on Earth and in space. Scientists say the faster one travels in space, the more time slows down compared to Earth. Thus, by traveling near the speed of light for one year, a decade or more of time might have passed on Earth. Therefore, if one were to return to Earth after intergalactic travel near light speed, it would be similar to time travel to the future. Moreover, as Einstein theorized, space and time are one and form the fabric of the Universe (space-time). I hope the mysteries of time are solved during our time here on Earth. The wonder of the Universe awaits us.
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    10/02/2017 #10 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    Oh, perfect capture of time and how it impacts our lives. "Failing to comply within Sunrise and Sunset is a crime" - this line is so reflective on how we try to squeeze so much into one 24 hour period and don't succeed.
    Joris Plaatstaal
    10/02/2017 #9 Joris Plaatstaal
    Why do we seem to need capturing life in words and poems?

    Time is relative, subjective and objective. That leaves time to obtain a freedom you can use or neglect.

    Time (or life) is not something that is forced upon us. I see it as a gift.

    Am I wrong in my perception that many of us experience that gift as a burden?

    We are not obliged to endure life and time. It is a gift to us. Not a curse.

    It only seems to be a curse, in our addiction to achieve wealth and power.

    Please, don't let me be the only one that is able to be happy with the gift we received.
    Pascal Derrien
    10/02/2017 #8 Pascal Derrien
    Time lack of, race against, suppressed time. oblivion, day time, night time an interesting take from you @debasish majumder on a measure we use for everything :-)
    debasish majumder
    10/02/2017 #7 debasish majumder
    #5 your commendation is always a reward of inspiration for me sir @Ali Anani. i am privileged and honored sir.
    debasish majumder
    10/02/2017 #6 debasish majumder
    #4 thank you very much madam @Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich for cordial support and appreciation. i am privileged and honored.
    Ali Anani
    10/02/2017 #5 Ali Anani
    I find the comment of dear @Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich quite reflective of my own dear @debasish majumder. You are truly an understanding man of the time enigma. .
    Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    09/02/2017 #4 Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    "Time you are truly an enigma " Well captured, @debasish majumder
    debasish majumder
    09/02/2017 #3 debasish majumder
    @Gert ๐Ÿ Scholtz, you are my most admirable bee. this affinity platform will soon rise to its apex out of only this sincere affiliation. thank you very much sir for your true expression and concern! i am privileged and honored.
    Gert ๐Ÿ Scholtz
    09/02/2017 #2 Gert ๐Ÿ Scholtz
    @debasish majumder "Time" and again you capture the big themes of man in your beautiful poetry. A timeless read - thank you Debasish.
  11. ProducerAli Anani

    Ali Anani

    Small Today, Significant Tomorrow
    Small Today, Significant TomorrowIt is very unfortunate that we tend to associate the butterfly effect mostly to weather. Humans are affected equally with the butterfly effect. Managers and leaders need to grasp the extensibility of this effect to the human domain. This buzz is...


    Deb๐Ÿ Lange
    09/02/2017 #79 Deb๐Ÿ Lange
    #78 thank-you for your generosity. I am always inspired by your posts.
    Ali Anani
    09/02/2017 #78 Ali Anani
    #77 Dear @Deb๐Ÿ Lange- I have just commented on your buzz of today. You know by now that I trust completely what you say here. You are correct. It is in taking small steps that we may eventually have a great change happening. If we go too fast we might miss the real value of change. It is like the logistic equation- if we go very fast we lose seeing the steps in between. I couldn't agree more with you.
    Deb๐Ÿ Lange
    09/02/2017 #77 Deb๐Ÿ Lange
    Dear @Ali Anani yes - we often talk about all the changes we want to make in the world or in our lives and get overwhelmed. Once again, I "think & sense" when we do this we live in the world of ideas and abstractions rather than coming back into the physical world where we can take a fist step. If we take the first step, and the next first step, and the next first step - all those little steps begin to ripple out and the next minute we look back and say, yes we created change - and it started with the first act of kindness, or that first act of composting, or that first act of generosity. Thank-you again for a wonderful post.
    Ali Anani
    08/02/2017 #76 Ali Anani
    #75 Thank you dear @๐Ÿ Fatima Williams for sharing your bright comment here. I only hope it would receive the attention it deserves. I don't want to repeat what I said somewhere else except to emphasis that your questions guide us son how to make our choices.
    ๐Ÿ Fatima Williams
    07/02/2017 #75 ๐Ÿ Fatima Williams
    #71 I admire the comments between you amazing intelligent and creative people. I just read them and reflect on them as they reflect real life experiences and I am thankful to you for being so generous in your choice to give which leaves me with a choice to receive.

    When we make a choice some fail to consider the most important question.
    A.How does this choice benefit me ? B. Will it add value to my life? C. Will the consequences of this choice be good for the people around me?
    " Rather than the above we end up with the below questions?Will this choice benefit others ? Is it good ? What will he/she think of my choice etc "
    I believe that an embedded choice for me is asking the questions A,B & C. You might call it selfish. But this is the lesson I've learnt from my experience with the people and MY choices in life so far.

    Thank you @Ali Anani for tagging me to share and also read these great comments which I would have otherwise missed.
    Ali Anani
    07/02/2017 #74 Ali Anani
    #71 I wish @๐Ÿ Fatima Williams would share her comment on how to choose which she made today on a previous buzz of mine here. It is very relevant for sharing here as well.
    Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    07/02/2017 #73 Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    #60 I am not sure this has anything to do with what I said.

    #67 @Ali Anani Who wants to go against the tide and lose popularity?

    I do it daily and with nearly every piece I write.

    That we let popularity dictate anything is part of the problem. It is again something that stifles growth and progress in society and in humanity.

    Scientific studies on the herd or mob effect show that generally speaking the popular thing is usually the dumbest thing as when we gather in crowds we lose our intellect and become as intelligent as the least intelligent person or people in the crowd. It's one of the most damaging things we do as a species to allow ourselves to give in to popularity.

    This is why I never really care who I am about to piss off because the ones who I usually piss off the most are more concerned with their popularity and showing off then they are with getting it right.

    The thing I find interesting is watching the unpopular gaining ground against the popular for finally cutting through all the bullshit that every one is tired of seeing the results of the now we live in.
    Sara Jacobovici
    07/02/2017 #72 Sara Jacobovici
    #71 Honoured @Harvey Lloyd.
    Harvey Lloyd
    07/02/2017 #71 Harvey Lloyd
    #70 Today we have the advice of @Sara Jacobovici to start with our own choices and maybe, just maybe we can be the start of that chemical reaction. Faith is the key for courage in our small step process.
    Ali Anani
    07/02/2017 #70 Ali Anani
    #69 Yes, you are right @Harvey Lloyd as we have the keys to the executive wash room. I had my own experiences and I did affect change (For example, not segregating male students from male students in a conservative country). It is a story I am proud of because I used a simple creative idea to d that. I met huge challenges, but I was also ready for them. Like your catalyst idea assuming there is a chemicl reaction first. Who will start the reaction then my friend?
    Harvey Lloyd
    07/02/2017 #69 Harvey Lloyd
    #67 I believe you have the key to the executive wash room. I contend that any choice that will change the path of existence will present the 50/50 polarized positions. My personal opinion is a catalyst will be needed to force change. I believe we can all conjure up the scope of many catalysts. I will leave that to your imagination.

    @Sara Jacobovici discusses the individual efforts and the choices we make can have effect. I agree to a point, but my choices are offset by mere population growth. We will reach the tipping point where lifestyle change will be mandatory. This will not be a pretty time. I am not a doomsdayer. But do recognize a little change now in the path of existence at the macro level will go a long way for future generations to live comfortably.

    A few years ago the "Cradle to Grave concept" was initiated, it fizzled. But implied you can't move forward unless you had a recycle plan. A case study by Caterpillar demonstrated that by beefing up their parts engineering, the end of life was now a rebuild opportunity and increased sales.
    Sara Jacobovici
    07/02/2017 #68 Sara Jacobovici
    #62 Thank you for the mention @Harvey Lloyd. I confess, I am behind in reading the comments so I hope my response does not seem out of place (or out of line). I don't have a scientific backing for this but my attitude is; where there is a will, there is a way. From what I have been taught, we have the capacity to have clean technology. When it comes to lifestyle, we don't have to give anything up, I think what we have to do is adjust. It comes full circle back to choice.
    Ali Anani
    07/02/2017 #67 Ali Anani
    #66 Sadly, @Harvey Lloyd this situation shall not change because we need brave hearts and there shall be always few of them. Who wants to go against the tide and lose popularity? This is the conflict between fearing to be different and to conform.
    Harvey Lloyd
    07/02/2017 #66 Harvey Lloyd
    #65 I agree in theory the 100 monkey scenario mentioned earlier is a process to look upon. I would contend though that in order to reach critical mass we would need a great many to make the change as you describe. This is why leadership within all areas is needed along a singular platform. In essence this theory is asking the tail to wag the dog. Clear and concise leadership that all can follow is what is needed.

    This is difficult to find, as leadership must also contend with popularity, regardless of side. Key players in industry have the opportunity to present alternative plans of global success and many may have already done so. But i fear many are more for or against something as opposed to becoming solution providers.
    Ali Anani
    07/02/2017 #65 Ali Anani
    #62 I invite dear @Sara Jacobovici to respond first dera @Harvey Lloyd as Sara is the one who writes often about choices. However; I would add that taking a choice means taking a different position. In complexity, small changing in positions may take us into new paths that emerge.
    Ali Anani
    07/02/2017 #64 Ali Anani
    #63 It is reaching the criticality points that makes a sysyem go chaos dear @John Rylance
    John Rylance
    07/02/2017 #63 John Rylance
    Ali , I think there are two concepts here re the sand and snowflake quotes, the first is the "straw that breakers the camel's back". That is taking the risk the outcome of your action won't cause problems, whereas the snowflake sees no correlation between its action and the possible likely outcome. #44
    Harvey Lloyd
    07/02/2017 #62 Harvey Lloyd
    Ahh, @Ali Anani, you and @Sara Jacobovici invite the elephant to the room with your thoughts. I can only take but small bites as the old wiring of my brain is slow these days.

    I sit here and write a comment on a computer that was manufactured and the digits roll through our local network (copper and mined for the wires) to a server farm in hinter land. A site like beBee has engaged us in the butterfly effect you speak. In order for us to have a voice in social media we needed all the components to make it work. From the land to the professionals of design to the construction workers and many more.

    I speak to our existence as the issue and not necessarily our choices. Can we get people to alter their lifestyles, i believe so, but lifestyles are not the cause, it is our existence and the need for advancement of our civilization. Are we willing to give up beBee for a reduction in our carbon footprint?

    This is not to say that we cant return to sustainable living. I believe the butterfly effect can be used to make this happen. A few decades back, when this all began, we started a process of cradle to grave thinking. It stalled. I believe this is the process we need to consider for our sustainability. Cradle to grave design made entrepreneurs, capital investment and many other aspects of development include the planet in the ultimate design.

    But we all need to be prepared. This will convert the resources that once were free into a cost center. This cost will raise our cost of living.
    siraj shaik
    07/02/2017 #61 siraj shaik
    #59 "We need to be alert that a drop of kindness today may build the future of others" this is key aspect where there's a roller coaster ride taken and (doesn't imply to those with power pockets). But hurts the economy. Dig out the past a few decades back "what made some great persona(s) to say so and so countries will be aspiring after some years or will be under the category of highly developed. Where as the growth awareness aspects were part of those locales of great persona's". Yes, this was my first focused point delivering subject point perspectives with east Asians during 1990. And later connecting the dots expressed reasoning and referring the why's (in return the team told me to relocate to china travel along we will look into the needful, they were in a hurry not ready to wait for the crisis/recession to come and go, it was risky for investment returns). What has been told by East Asians (5 of them) in 1990 and the team (group of 50) never thought who or what I am but extended the reach. At some places some jump up to extend reach and be beneficial for both OR exchange in research to bag benefits OR engage in requirements gathering build businesses.. A times my spouse will say "you need to generate job opportunities for others not focusing on like others looking into profiting, maybe in journey of doing good to others you die with poverty".. I give a smile because often hear from many saying those words "don't think for others, think for yourself". There are many who think for themselves (one of the reasons of crisis, recession, sudden country growth, fear of attack, making variety of weapons and some instigating groups). At least if few countable people should step forward sharing awareness..
    siraj shaik
    07/02/2017 #60 siraj shaik
    #54 Once on travel in transit, observed a couple were murmuring whispering eye and eye brow signs, tap on a phone and fingers pointing (many whether America or UK fav smartphone) were towards a roughly used mobile in my hand. (later understood they were originated from the country I was going to visit). I didn't hesitate to ask about the features of the phone they carried, gave a listen showed what they said along with proud feel of the cost and quality. In turn showed how comfortable I am using Nokia E90, the price is more and also it's authentic made, assembled, mfg in a place to view removed the back cover. Then showed another mobile with dual Sim, sleek and fancy having all the features of the same smart phone they were plus few more functions included came along a stylus. And with a smile gave my feedback this fancy phone is made, assembled, mfg and designed in China by removing back cover and told them for the cost of your smartphone in your hand I can buy a dozen of these, And I know what's behind the back flap of the smart phone. They took excuse, giving an ear to announcement about flights. Walked off hurriedly. I know the later consequences, while boarding American Airways flight ignoring their comfortableness, was seeing the flights across the panes on Heathrow. In some countries it's tough to play with customers, but need to be true. I agree people get carried away easily but not always (much to focus on this point). Without hesitation I salute your new president.
  12. ProducerGerald Hecht

    Gerald Hecht

    If I Were Given A Second Chance, I'd Skip The Hard Work
    If I Were Given A Second Chance, I'd Skip The Hard WorkIt may be a cliche; but like all cliches --it's existence depends on deep, inevitable and universally understood human truths.The truth here is that when you reach a certain age, you begin to take stock of your life. On the whole, I have no no...


    Gerald Hecht
    02/03/2017 #82 Gerald Hecht
    #81 @Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen yeah...in the end...I'm not sure it matters.
    I used to have a roommate (in a house we all got evicted from --'nuther story) who would frequently remind any of us who were having a hard time that " the grass is always greener on the other thigh".

    I find it to still be an effective mantra for creating laughter and silliness out of "thin air"!
    Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen
    01/03/2017 #81 Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen
    I took your wishful route and wish I hadn't. I had dreams of becoming a geneticist. Spent my early adolescent years studying the bejesus out of genetics, then gave up all hope to follow the psychedelically colored brick road. Wish I had gone your way. It seems no matter what road we take, in retrospect, we think we missed the boat. You didn't.
    Gerald Hecht
    01/03/2017 #80 Gerald Hecht
    Actually, I changed my mind; I'd work twice as hard.
    I'd have a better chance of crossing that ole' river --while it's still mostly water.
    Darrell Dudeck
    21/02/2017 #79 Darrell Dudeck

    Spending too much time in recess only leads to a different set of regrets. I often wish I had a bit more of your self-discipline when I was younger. What I do have, are many bizarre strories and at least as many that are...well, just sad. Regrets?...you betcha, but I've always stood firmly on my side of the fence that is moderation. The only change has been what I choose to indulge in.

    Funny...I used to party occasionally at West Chester around the same time you were there. Cheers, Gerry
    Gerald Hecht
    09/02/2017 #78 Gerald Hecht
    #77 @Zack Thorn --Yeah but that was Prenatal -- not infantile.
    Zack Thorn
    09/02/2017 #77 Zack Thorn
    #76 You mean everyone doesn't remember getting poked in the eye repeatedly?
    Gerald Hecht
    08/02/2017 #76 Gerald Hecht
    @Zack Thorn Well, we must remember that infantile amnesia is a gift of unfathomable value.
    Zack Thorn
    08/02/2017 #75 Zack Thorn
    #67 A shame we don't get a preview trailer before coming into this world isn't it Brian. If we did I bet a bunch of folks would just say no. It really is a bitch. No one tells you birth is a life sentence.
    Zack Thorn
    08/02/2017 #74 Zack Thorn
    #40 Always the why haunts us. Hey...but the rest is fun and so we continue to play at the game of life. Beats the alternative now doesn't it?
    Gerald Hecht
    07/02/2017 #73 Gerald Hecht
    #72 @Brian McKenzie ...thank you; now I got it.
    Brian McKenzie
    07/02/2017 #72 Brian McKenzie
    #69 they are equally repugnant and loathsome
    Gerald Hecht
    07/02/2017 #71 Gerald Hecht
    #70 @Aleta Curry it does make one wonder...but I seem to misplaced the proof thingie --from the probability matrix permutation stuff...I just had it a minute ago...right before I went into the truck stop to pick up som....(static).......(.....).....
    Aleta Curry
    07/02/2017 #70 Aleta Curry
    #56 Touche, @Gerald Hecht. That's a good one!
    Gerald Hecht
    06/02/2017 #69 Gerald Hecht
    #67 @Brian McKenzie I thought I had it; don't mean to bother you --a brief request for clarification --do you hate one more than the other; meaning: Which (if either) is "worse"; 1) the idea of having to To it again or 2) the present doing of it?
    Gerald Hecht
    06/02/2017 #68 Gerald Hecht
    #67 @Brian McKenzie got it.
    Brian McKenzie
    06/02/2017 #67 Brian McKenzie
    Shit like this bothers me go no end. Where the fuck was I before? And really, an all seeing, all knowing God already knows the end, do why bother with the show at all? Or maybe there isnt a God and it just a story we tell each to make the end into Nothing palpable. Given the choice, I would not have come. Which leads me to the notion that I was forced to come here by a grand scheme ... or that there is no grand schemd and the whole fucking thing is pointless. It is truly dithering. Damn the Mayans for being wrong about 2012.- damn them indeed.
    Gerald Hecht
    06/02/2017 #66 Gerald Hecht
    #65 @Brian McKenzie yeah, the "volunteer for thing"...I don't know --I would they let you taste it first or would it be like a military recruiter's description of "visiting exotic lands" ...
    Brian McKenzie
    06/02/2017 #65 Brian McKenzie
    #53 i meant the whole shebang - i wouldnt do LIFE again. Mine or one that is changed or one of somebody else's. I wouldnt do it at all. None of it. It's a miserable little diorama that I would not volunteer for. I dont believe it has any value beyond 6 seconds and 3 cents, tis why I will not give the machine another generation. This shit ends with me. These genes are done.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    06/02/2017 #64 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #63 If it's that good for the keys and the chords then damnitol, I gotta get me some Geritol! :)
    Gerald Hecht
    06/02/2017 #63 Gerald Hecht
    #62 @Praveen Raj Gullepalli Yes; the data that I have so far is that it improves mood, energy and fluidity on the accordion --interestingly, guitar still demands the same requisite hands-on attention...but that's what I love โค๏ธ about them so much...
  13. Producerdebasish majumder
    TYRANNY OF TECHNOLOGY!Tyranny of technology Engulfing us with its mighty cacophony Making us numb A sheer dumb Compelling to surrender us with its stunning presentation Dazzled us by its dispensation Accelerating us with its immense motion...


    debasish majumder
    06/02/2017 #10 debasish majumder
    #8 thank you very much madam @Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman for your consistent support and appreciation. i am privileged and honored.
    debasish majumder
    06/02/2017 #9 debasish majumder
    #7 thank your very much sir @Ali Anani for your continuous support and admiration. i am privileged and honored.
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    06/02/2017 #8 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    So timely and meaningful in these challenging times. I ditto, @Ali Anani - this is one of your best poems.
    Ali Anani
    05/02/2017 #7 Ali Anani
    You said it all at the end dear debasish majumder by writing "Where we lost our vision, but having no regret"? We are increasingly getting less responsible and this is brilliantly reflected in "When we observe a modern man hooked with his modern device

    Crossing a busy road, not heeding to impending disaster in disguise".

    Sadly true. I believe this is one of your best poems.
    Phillip Louis D 'Amato
    05/02/2017 #6 Phillip Louis D 'Amato
    #2 Your welcome.
    Gert ๐Ÿ Scholtz
    05/02/2017 #5 Gert ๐Ÿ Scholtz
    @debasish majumder You raise truths in your stirring and impassioned poetry. Thank you for a very good read Debasish.
    debasish majumder
    05/02/2017 #4 debasish majumder
    #3 thanks for your warm commendation @Gert ๐Ÿ Scholtz. i am privileged and honored.
    debasish majumder
    05/02/2017 #2 debasish majumder
    #1 #1 thank you very much @Phillip Louis D 'Amato for your cordial appreciation. i am privileged and honored.
    Phillip Louis D 'Amato
    05/02/2017 #1 Phillip Louis D 'Amato
    Excellent wisdom and love the lyrical style of your writing Debasish.
  14. ProducerDonna-Luisa Eversley
    An Empowered Life
    An Empowered Life Question To Self...Do I have the skills, authority, capability, autonomy, motivation to take charge of my life?That is one of my questions to self, as I grow older. I am accountable to the 'me' I want to be, and have been throughout my life.If I...


    Sushmita Thakare Jain
    04/02/2017 #18 Sushmita Thakare Jain
    #14 @Donna-Luisa Eversley this is a poem we all would love to read ๐Ÿ˜‡โœŒI'm flattered and will be working more...want to grow ๐Ÿ“
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    04/02/2017 #17 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    #8 @David B. Grinberg ..big round of applause ..thanks for making it clear that discrimination against women should never be tolerated. I felt through each word in your comment, your support. ๐Ÿ‰๐Ÿ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ“๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜Š
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    04/02/2017 #16 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    #7 Thank you @๐Ÿ Fatima Williams, ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ“๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒดYou have zoned in on a provocative line haha
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    04/02/2017 #15 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    #5 @Ken Boddie ..thanks so very much... You regal me with poems,
    and words right from your heart
    I appreciate your joyful ode
    Makes me forget my load! ๐ŸŒน๐Ÿ๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ‚๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒป
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    04/02/2017 #14 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    @Sushmita Thakare Jain...this is for you today my empowered friend.. Congratulations ๐Ÿ˜‡
    Laura Mikolaitis
    03/02/2017 #13 Laura Mikolaitis
    A beautiful message and lovely and vibrant poem, @Donna-Luisa Eversley. While we have definitely made strides in many areas there are still road blocks, aren't there? I continually deal with the label of "being a woman" in the work place and fighting for equal pay. It's an exhausting battle, but one that I have to fight. Not just for me but for those that come after me, and for those who haven't found their voice yet. It's disheartening to watch the inequality that reverberates throughout our society, and sometimes within the confines of our own environment. If you are a strong, intelligent woman who is passionate and not afraid to speak her mind, you risk being labeled as a bitch. And for a while, I let the labels and judgement hold me back from being me. It's freeing to walk the walk though and I'm so glad I finally broke free from the "can't" handcuffs.
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    03/02/2017 #12 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    What a great conversation you had with your daughter @Donna-Luisa Eversley. Believe me, the things you speak about now may not seem to be resonating with her but your words will. You walk the talk and that's what matters. Your poem sounded like something Maya Angelou would have written, I really like it. Very inspirational read.
    Michele Williams
    03/02/2017 #11 Michele Williams
    Wonderful and empowering buzz, @Donna-Luisa Eversley. Thanks for tagging me. I went to a talk on women in tech today. Wonderful programs on coding and robotics for girls sponsored by University of Iowa and others.
    Devesh Bhatt
    03/02/2017 #10 Devesh Bhatt
    You know all the pebbles on the street.
    A very kind gesture of a self made person :)
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    03/02/2017 #9 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    @Donna-Luisa Eversley, our Queen Sunshiny Bee, you are truly amazing. This is a beautiful and meaningful poem and one that all women should be able to enjoy.
    David B. Grinberg
    02/02/2017 #8 David B. Grinberg
    Thanks for this awesome buzz, DL. Put simply, sex-based discrimination against women and girls should never be tolerated -- period! Moreover, sex discrimination includes sexual harassment, pregnancy bias and gender-based wage discrimination (equal work for equal pay).
    Further, I would be remiss without mentioning the many other types of discrimination ranging from the workplace to every place, including (but not limited to): race, color, religion, national origin/ethnicity, age/looks, disability, genetic information/DNA, etc.
    ๐Ÿ Fatima Williams
    02/02/2017 #7 ๐Ÿ Fatima Williams
    Beautiful Beautiful buzz dear @Donna-Luisa Eversley Love the message.

    Confident glow of womanhood at its peak is what this buzz poem tells me.

    To all the amazing women in the world including the lovely bubbly one @Donna-Luisa Eversley ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—
    Ken Boddie
    02/02/2017 #5 Ken Boddie
    Walk the walk and talk the talk,
    I'll be there watching,
    Like a friendly hawk.
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    02/02/2017 #4 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    @Pascal Derrien sometimes you are soo spot on I feel outed! hahaha.. bingo#3
    Pascal Derrien
    02/02/2017 #3 Pascal Derrien
    Rites of passage is very often associated when one is entering a new era but it is also a rite of passage when you leave one.... maybe you are both in the same zone at a different time in your life :-) I am watching you walking..... :-)
  15. ProducerJim Murray

    Jim Murray

    Chasing Your Dream Without Having It Turn Into A Nightmare
    Chasing Your Dream Without Having It Turn Into A NightmareA while ago I wrote a piece entitled โ€˜The Inherent Value of Doing Nothing.https://www.bebee.com/producer/@jim-murray/the-inherent-value-of-doing-nothingThis was essentially a treatise born out of the extreme fatigue that comes from packing up your...


    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    04/02/2017 #24 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    @Jim Murray.. Sometimes when I read your posts I imagine you're on a rocking chair and I'm sitting opposite, listening rapt with attention. Thanks for this advice.Ive had dreams go well and those which border on nightmares. I'm okay with both, once I don't stop dreaming ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿค—
    Cyndi wilkins
    04/02/2017 #23 Cyndi wilkins
    "A lot of people end up sacrificing their dreams. Frank Capra knew that way back in the day when he created โ€œItโ€™s A Wonderful Lifeโ€, and itโ€™s a very common theme in both literature and film." It's a very common theme in life in general...What would it really matter to the world if I was not here? Well @Jim Murray...I have to share with you my "It's a Wonderful Life" moment...After taking several weeks away from my practice to care for my father at the end of his "Wonderful Life," the first client I treated upon my return came into my office and broke down in tears...Yes, she had sympathy for me and what I had just been through personally, but more than that, she missed ME...ME...This person she and her body had grown accustomed to seeing...week after week...for relief of her physical discomfort and calming of her mind. She is a kidney transplant patient from birth...thirty five years old and looks like my grandmother...and she missed our time together. I am certainly not working miracles for anyone like Clarence might have done...I am just a human being giving what I can offer...My Time...My Patience...and My Love...That is all I have to give...and I know now, that it is enough...Thank you for the reminder;-)
    Paul Walters
    03/02/2017 #22 Paul Walters
    #15 @Jim Murray Thanks for the solid and sound advice e mail is walterspaul7@gmail.com
    siraj shaik
    02/02/2017 #21 siraj shaik
    @Jim Murray I owe you a coffee, next time on visit to Canada I try to make it possible to be at Gerrard St.
    siraj shaik
    02/02/2017 #20 siraj shaik
    Must read this article by @Jim Murray (my recommendation: shouldn't miss this.. a must read plus add to favorite or bookmark to review to gain inspirational charge)
    Milos Djukic
    02/02/2017 #19 Anonymous
    #18 My pleasure @Jim Murray, I love your writing style and all your articles.
    Jim Murray
    02/02/2017 #18 Jim Murray
    #4 Thanks @Milos Djukic
    Jim Murray
    02/02/2017 #17 Jim Murray
    #1 Thanks @Wayne Yoshida.
    Jim Murray
    02/02/2017 #16 Jim Murray
    #5 Thanks @David B. Grinberg. My theory is that the more practical knowledge I spread around, the better this experience will be for everybody.
    Jim Murray
    02/02/2017 #15 Jim Murray
    #3 @Paul Walters. Sounds to me like you are the best qualified writer to create a treatment for it. The advice I have is simple: encapsulate the story. Don't think of it as anything that's going to be a movie, because the people who read it need to have room to imagine it as such. Don't indicate any camera moves or any sort of cinematic visions. Just break it down into scenes, describe the scenes, dimensionalize the characters and connect the story dots. If you like I can send you one of mine. I actually don't believe in them a lot, because it's just as easy to write the screenplay and a lot more fun. Message me an email address.
    Jim Murray
    02/02/2017 #14 Jim Murray
    #6 Thank you Kristen, and I wish you all the best. I write these pieces for people who are in transition or thinking about taking that leap of faith.
    Jim Murray
    02/02/2017 #13 Jim Murray
    #9 Thanks @Chas โœŒ๏ธ Wyatt. You are one of my best acid tests.
    Jim Murray
    02/02/2017 #12 Jim Murray
    #10 Thanks @Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman. Your continued support is most appreciated.
    Jim Murray
    02/02/2017 #11 Jim Murray
    #8 Thanks @Todd Jones. (will follow you soon). I started my business by gradually starting to freelances while I was still working. It wasn't a hassle because the account guy and my art director where both people I was working with in the agency and we were all on top of our game. But I didn't let go of the agency gig for more than 2 years. So that's where this idea came from.
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    02/02/2017 #10 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    This is a great wake up call, Jim. I love this statement "All you need is vision, some patience and the belief that you can achieve it, no matter what it is."
    Chas โœŒ๏ธ Wyatt
    02/02/2017 #9 Chas โœŒ๏ธ Wyatt
    @Jim Murray, I love this piece. It is bursting with gobs of wisdom. Thank you.
    Todd Jones
    02/02/2017 #8 Todd Jones
    Finally, a voice of reason! Jim, this is hands down the best advice I've read on the subject.

    25 years ago, with more balls than brains, I turned my back on a stable career to pursue impassioned dreams of fortune and glory. The failed venture left me broke and struggling with debt for more than ten years. I suspect that my experience is far more common than the triumph and satisfaction promised by the "Do What You Love And The Money Will Follow" snake oil peddlers.

    Thankfully I was young enough that I had plenty of time to recover. This might not be the case for those passion seekers struggling through midlife burnout. The statistics are well documented. Nine out of ten business ventures fail within the first three years. Never cash out a retirement fund to pursue a dream. If you are gonna be dumb, you'd better be young.

    Humans are a funny lot. This post should be garnering far more attention and engagement than it has. I suppose it's because of the mortal proclivity to only hear and see what we want to hear and see, and not what we need to.
    Wayne Yoshida
    02/02/2017 #7 Wayne Yoshida
    #3 Paul - this - opportunity - sounds like a great story in the making!
    Kristen Maslanka
    02/02/2017 #6 Kristen Maslanka
    Thank you for sharing your wisdom. This was certainly something I needed to hear. I'm facing some similar issues as you'll read in my stories, so I'm excited to hear such a (for lack of a better term) Taoist approach to let things unravel as they will, and as you worded it- phase it into my life.
    David B. Grinberg
    02/02/2017 #5 David B. Grinberg
    Good buzz here, Jim, with important insights and excellent advice (as usual). I've shared this on three hives, as well as the "beBee Buzz!" group in the "Lumpy Kingdom". I'm reminded of the Tom Petty song, "Runnin' Down A Dream."
  16. ProducerLance  ๐Ÿ Scoular
    My Donโ€™t Quit Coffee Cup
    My Donโ€™t Quit Coffee Cupโ€œDon't Quitโ€ is two verses of a poem on my favorite coffee mug. Do you have some favorite mementos? Something, whether expensive or not, that reminds you of something significant in your past? I was just making another mug of...


    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    07/03/2017 #8 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #7 Wow that's ironic @Gloria ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿพ ๐Ÿ’ซ โ˜• Ochoa. Lance is such a great guy, always positive! So much respect for him.
    Gloria ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿพ ๐Ÿ’ซ โ˜• Ochoa
    07/03/2017 #7 Anonymous
    @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher HOW did I miss this post? OMG...my dad had cut this out and sent it to me when I was having a hard time.. #DontYouQuit !
    Brian McKenzie
    01/02/2017 #6 Brian McKenzie
    USMC K-bar Issued during PLDC 1997. It has been at my side or on person for 20 years in 12 countries and proven indispensable. Semper Fi
    David B. Grinberg
    01/02/2017 #5 David B. Grinberg
    Thanks so much for this inspiring and motivational buzz, Lance. I also like these sayings:
    1) Quitters never win and winners never quit.
    2) Those who never fall never climb.
    3) It's always darkest before the dawn.
    4) You're closer than you think.
    Actually, I'm reminded of your Gold Rush blog post with the image of the miners. That's because some miners who worked for a long time ended up quitting when they were so close to striking the gold vein. If they only would have persisted a little bit longer, they could have hit the jackpot.
    Nice buzz, mate!
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    01/02/2017 #4 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    The alternative is to be sent to Robben Island. One way or another, the world finds a way of making us.

    Last year @Graham๐Ÿ Edwards provided a profound view of broken china and a different way at looking at brokenness http://makezine.com/2015/08/17/kintsugi-japanese-art-recognizing-beauty-broken-things/ This introduction to "kintsugi" altered my perspective.

    The long shot is even if that mug is highly valued, if it required kintsugi, the original meaning of it is not lost, but the new lines it supports makes the idea of challenge beautiful. Beauty in the brokeness rather than the struggle not to break, if we have this art.
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    01/02/2017 #3 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    I love this poem. Lance. I agree with, @Max๐Ÿ J. Carter, this is a great tool to have for oneself and to share with others.
    Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    01/02/2017 #2 Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    This was great @Lance ๐Ÿ Scoular. When I am working with people one on one or in groups I often tell them to rest but never quit and I don't remember where it came from for me however it is something always in the back of my mind for several years.

    I may start giving them this poem which is a great tool to have and thank you for sharing it with us in its entirety.
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    01/02/2017 #1 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    Great message @Lance ๐Ÿ Scoular, you are such a positive person, thanks for sharing this!
  17. ProducerPascal Derrien

    Pascal Derrien

    Human One Point O
    Human One Point O Have you heard about the Mars One Project `` Mars One plans to establish the first human settlement on Mars by April 2023? The first crew of four astronauts emigrate to their new planet from Earth, a journey that takes seven months. A new team will...


    Pascal Derrien
    02/02/2017 #29 Pascal Derrien
    #28 thanks @Neil Smith indeed indeed ....... :-(
    Neil Smith
    02/02/2017 #28 Neil Smith
    #23 In fact Pascal I would say that "common sense" is a long way from being all that common.
    Aleta Curry
    29/01/2017 #27 Aleta Curry
    #26 I see the system stripped out my HTML and that last sentence didn't make a great deal of sense. It's supposed to have a < / rant >, but you all get the idea!
    Pascal Derrien
    29/01/2017 #26 Pascal Derrien
    #25 thanks @Aleta Curry :-) what else can I say now :-)
    Aleta Curry
    29/01/2017 #25 Aleta Curry
    What an eerily-evocative photograph!

    See, just reading the opening paragraph, there I was all ready to start with my 'stop with the cosmic gaseous emission pollution and leave people who are bigger and badder than we are alone ain't you people ever heard of The Borg?' spiel. But this isn't about that. before it's begun! :D

    Thanks for another thought-provoking piece, @Pascal Derrien.
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    28/01/2017 #24 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    #22 The Martian's would welcome us because we will arrive with solutions to overcome their global warming issue, it is the Venusian's that they are dead scared of. They did not even try to explore Earth or Mars before global warming turned Venus into a brimstone planet. http://www.dailygalaxy.com/my_weblog/2014/06/-venus-and-mars-hold-priceless-climate-change-warnings-for-earth-todays-most-popular.html

    Alas the Martians are no more, so Mars is simply the planetary equivalent of early settlement Australia, we can place all the personal branding people that Douglas N. Adams once designed the B-Ark for. This time we will keep the prisoners though as prison workers.

    B-Ark - Douglas Adams - Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
    Pascal Derrien
    28/01/2017 #23 Pascal Derrien
    #20 that would make sense @Donna-Luisa Eversley but common sense is a devalued currency at the moment :-)
    Pascal Derrien
    28/01/2017 #22 Pascal Derrien
    #21 thanks @CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit history is full of those examples indeed, a few good individuals always give hope and light but is it enough to warrant us a mandate to disturb the martians :-)
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    28/01/2017 #21 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    Human beings in jam jars - that is actually where civilization is in terms of how evolved it really is. The good news is that we are still evolving, the bad news is that it is not fast enough. The most amazing people are those who invited refugee's into their own homes - but that is the road lesser traveled. We only know where we are on this issue, when the territory is our own home. Empathy at our own individual door step has a different face than when a government takes responsibility for it. Remember Bablyon was in Iraq and the Rastafarians keep singing about the fate of Bablyon as a allegory for the United States. Empires rise, empires fall. We don't need to go to Mars, for the way humanity is proceeding, it seems they want Earth to look like Mars.
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    28/01/2017 #20 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    Maybe humans need to figure out how to live together on earth before taking a self destructive journey elsewhere. Hmm... Good mental stimulation @Pascal Derrien
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    28/01/2017 #19 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #12 Well said Pascal! I hope our Congress grows a set, they are going to need to stand up in a bipartisan manner to this Prez.
    Pascal Derrien
    28/01/2017 #17 Pascal Derrien
    #3 Indeed @Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman the comment was right on the button , thank you for saying so. :-)
    Pascal Derrien
    28/01/2017 #16 Pascal Derrien
    #4 @Max๐Ÿ J. Carter Europe is not homogeneous in its views and obviously culture that makes it difficult and exciting at the same time :-)
    Pascal Derrien
    28/01/2017 #15 Pascal Derrien
    #5 thanks @Dean Owen I am trying to park (if feasible) the political aspect and focus on the people aspect of the mass exodus, on Germany and o her countries I think we enough boats to rescue most from this morale titanic fiasco :-(
    Pascal Derrien
    28/01/2017 #14 Pascal Derrien
    #6 @Ken Boddie , Bob knew a few things, I think we know them too but we aren't learning :-(
    Pascal Derrien
    28/01/2017 #13 Pascal Derrien
    #7 exactly @Chas โœŒ๏ธ Wyatt what an interesting paradox I thought too :-)
    Pascal Derrien
    28/01/2017 #12 Pascal Derrien
    #8 the new US admin will be tested very soon beyond the bravado when reality will impose it self on the policy makers, isolationism will need nowhere @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    Pascal Derrien
    28/01/2017 #11 Pascal Derrien
    #10 @Aurorasa Sima, Germany has shown leadership and humanity at a time of great crisis, now they getting the flack from the populists and Pediga but it was the right thing to do in my opinion they set the bar for the other countries
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    28/01/2017 #9 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    I forget to add the link from where I drew the info/stats in my comment below: http://time.com/4116619/syrian-refugees-screening-process/
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    28/01/2017 #8 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    This *Was* the US policy for refugees- Among those who pass background checks, a small percentage are referred for overseas resettlement based on criteria designed to determine the most vulnerable cases. This group may include survivors of torture, victims of sexual violence, targets of political persecution, the medically needy, families with multiple children and a female head of household. How long does the whole process take?
    Eighteen to 24 months on average.
    So even after the torture, rape and more it still takes up to 2 yrs for the process to be completed. Now, we have a new Prez who just put a halt on helping those who will probably die if they don't get refuge in another country.
    If there is a God, it would be 'one world,' not 'Countries' that are defined by borders, distance and Men.
  18. ProducerJavier ๐Ÿ beBee
    Difficult times make you stronger
    Difficult times make you strongerInspirational Uplifting Quotes For Difficult Times If youโ€™re going through a rough time, reading some uplifting quotes can help you remember that life isnโ€™t always bad.Every struggle in your life has shaped you into the person you are today....


    Tausif Mundrawala
    13/02/2017 #73 Tausif Mundrawala
    We can pick something or the other from every quote here. Thanks, @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee, for sharing this wonderful buzz with us.
    Irene ๐Ÿ Rodriguez Escolar
    06/02/2017 #72 Irene ๐Ÿ Rodriguez Escolar
    #71 ejem no se lo digas a nadie (intento no sacar mucho el agijรณn, aunque hay veces que... )
    He dibujado la abeja giรฑando el ojo en la tapa de mi cajita de madera (aรบn por finalizar) creo que lo colguรฉ el viernes.
    Federico ๐Ÿ รlvarez San Martรญn
    06/02/2017 #71 Federico ๐Ÿ รlvarez San Martรญn
    #70 jajajaja son nuestras dos abejas estrellas. ยฟCuรกl te gusta mas?
    Irene ๐Ÿ Rodriguez Escolar
    06/02/2017 #70 Irene ๐Ÿ Rodriguez Escolar
    Anda mira @Federico ๐Ÿ รlvarez San Martรญn en plan abeja asesina, jjjjj comentario que le hizo a @David Lรณpez, creo que traduje unas cuantas frases, pero no todas sorry.
    Kevin Baker
    02/02/2017 #69 Kevin Baker
    I so agree to make the most of what you have to deal with.
    Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    02/02/2017 #67 Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    A great analogy of a difficult time in life is like a fire. It can be used for something of beauty or it can be ignored. Imagine a difficult time in life as an obstacle that we learn from. When we do this, you and I are like Silver or Gold put into the fire. Yes, it hurts, but through this learning process we can be refined stronger and more pure. We learned from our mistake and now we can move on.
    If we choose to ignore that the difficulty exist's or play the "Blame Game", it can run wild and destroy everything in our path.
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    02/02/2017 #66 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    Entrepreneurship is an obstacle race
    Muhammad Ali
    26/01/2017 #65 Muhammad Ali
    Thats is true.
    Mohammed Sultan
    26/01/2017 #64 Mohammed Sultan
    Difficult times always reveal the "teachable moments" from which you should benefit..Do't use the word mistake but talk about the challenge.When you do a mistake but you do't learn the lesson you are going to be passed over even if you are in the right track.To be strong means your attitude will always be aligned to creating opportunities rather than solving problems.Doing mistakes but learning from them will even make you stronger and when you become stronger, you will be looked at as a "guarantee" of being responsible rather than casting blame.
    David Hutton
    26/01/2017 #63 David Hutton
    " You can always Lay down but you may not always be able to get back up - Stand up as long as you can" ! -dh
    David Hutton
    26/01/2017 #62 David Hutton
    Thank you Javier ! These are beautiful . I knew most of them but reading them Reminded me all over again and it felt wonderful. Food for the Soul !!!!! David
    Milos Djukic
    26/01/2017 #61 Anonymous
    Please, enjoy the silence of your mind without the unpleasant inconvenience. This is just the calm before the storm of creativity.

    If you get stuck, be sure you are on the right track.

    The one who was unpopular or attacked has also a chance to become eternal.
    Milos Djukic
    26/01/2017 #60 Anonymous
    #54 :)
    Bill Stankiewicz, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador
    25/01/2017 #59 Bill Stankiewicz, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador
    Thank you Fatima & all the great feedback here by so many wise bee's
    Graham๐Ÿ Edwards
    25/01/2017 #58 Graham๐Ÿ Edwards
    "It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat." - Teddy Roosevelt
    Renรฉe  ๐Ÿ Cormier
    25/01/2017 #57 Renรฉe ๐Ÿ Cormier
    "There are no problems; only solutions." My former boss used to say this all the time. It resonated with me because it is true. Every challenge in life is only as challenging as we perceive it to be. If you focus on moving forward, you will realize you never really had a problem. Life is all about the choices we make. Choose solutions over problems, positivism over negativity, progress over stagnation, happiness over misery...
    Mohammed Sultan
    25/01/2017 #56 Mohammed Sultan
    Everybody can be strong- that's easy; but to be strong to rapidly bounce back from failure and see an opportunity in every setback and to be optimistic in a sea of bad news ,that's not within the strength of everyone and is not easy.Thank you @Javier beBee or sharing such inspirational quotes.
    Todd Jones
    25/01/2017 #55 Todd Jones
    "Life is like a grindstone. However, whether it wears you down, or polishes you up depends on what you are made of." Author unknown, although many try to take credit
    Bill Stankiewicz, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador
    25/01/2017 #54 Bill Stankiewicz, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador
    Like they say, what does not kill you makes you stronger in Supply Chain Management ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ
    Claire L ๐Ÿ Cardwell
    25/01/2017 #53 Claire L ๐Ÿ Cardwell
    "Storms make trees grow stronger roots" Love this one @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee Thanks for sharing!
  19. ProducerMax๐Ÿ J. Carter
    When the student is ready the teacher arrives
    When the student is ready the teacher arrivesLast night was Friday night and that means community service night for your friendly neighborhood Rock 'N' Roll Shaman down at The Bassmint in Chico, California, USA.ย My night started around noon.ย I had gone to a protest event held on the Chico...


    ๐Ÿ Fatima Williams
    25/01/2017 #38 ๐Ÿ Fatima Williams
    #37 Proud to be a blogger anydays. Thanks and the advertising is free LOL . ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜Ž
    Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    25/01/2017 #37 Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    #36 @๐Ÿ Fatima Williams Thank you. I am in the middle of editing something I had started over the summer and set aside. The first few chapters are laying the groundwork for the rest of the story that is my life.

    @Devesh Bhatt mentioned in comment that some of it has already been spread throughout my buzzes here on beBee and will be always.

    I'm a blogger and not ashamed of it.;) haha

    I will always be blogging and doing it here on beBee for a long time to come.

    You are probably planting a lot of your own seeds for your book as you go as it flows through you as you write here on beBee as well.

    And thank you, I will probably take you up on that offer once I am ready.
    ๐Ÿ Fatima Williams
    25/01/2017 #36 ๐Ÿ Fatima Williams
    #34 I am currently reading a book by @Deb Lange and I can't wait to read your book. I'd feel pretty excited to have the first edition in my hand ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค— I have a book in mind but thats not for another 3 to 4 years before I can sit back and write. Looking at your buzzes You are more than ready to explore that mind of yours my friend. Wishing you the very best. Let me know if you need help I can do the publicity and advertising ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—
    Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    23/01/2017 #34 Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    #32 Thank you @๐Ÿ Fatima Williams I have been working on the opening all morning.

    I also want to thank everyone for pushing at me to do this. I needed it.
    Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    23/01/2017 #33 Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    #31 Thank you @Alan Culler
    ๐Ÿ Fatima Williams
    23/01/2017 #32 ๐Ÿ Fatima Williams
    Great buzz and Yes "It works really well when we work at it to make it work and
    That takes an individual choice that only the individual can make "
    Finish that book. Good luck @Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    Alan Culler
    23/01/2017 #31 Alan Culler
    #21 Good luck @Max J. Carter, with the book and Thanks for your service to our country and for the thought provoking nature of your writing.
    Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    23/01/2017 #30 Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    #29 Thanks for the kick in the ass @Robert Bacal
    Robert Bacal
    23/01/2017 #29 Robert Bacal
    #27 @Max๐Ÿ J. Carter I've lost track of the number of books/manuscripts I've "sh*t canned" in my writing career, some half finished or more. It doesn't matter what you give up on. What matters is what you finish and get out there!
    Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    23/01/2017 #28 Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    #26 You are welcome @Mike Rana
    Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    23/01/2017 #27 Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    #24 I wish I could I could disagree @Robert Bacal however I can't.

    I have written 3 other books that I shit canned myself and you are absolutely correct the things I learned about myself were many and priceless.
    Mike Rana
    23/01/2017 #26 Mike Rana
    Thank for your your service and for freedom.#25
    Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    23/01/2017 #25 Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    #23 Air Force 1992 to 1996 and thank you for asking Mike.
    Robert Bacal
    23/01/2017 #24 Robert Bacal
    #21 @Max๐Ÿ J. Carter Apart from the mirror of marriage, writing a book is one of the best ways I know of to learn about oneself. Do it just for that, if nothing else.
    Mike Rana
    23/01/2017 #23 Mike Rana
    Which branch were you in?#21
    Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    23/01/2017 #22 Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    #19 I will keep mulling it over and see what pops up. I have one unfinished attempt I decided to set aside. The Gods that never were and have always been.

    I have never been able to bring myself to delete it, maybe all of this is the nudge I need to look it back over.

    Thank you Franci and everyone for the words of encouragement and support.
    Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    23/01/2017 #21 Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    #18 Thank you @Alan Culler.

    I would say as a veteran and martial artist I agree and it is defense of self or family and a last resort.

    The problem I have is finding an editor, much less a 4th wife;) haha I think it takes that kind of trust or something close to really get the best of any of us.

    With all this support on the idea I have a feeling I am not going to have much of a choice ;)

    My internal conflict is going on and I think you all are starting to win.
    Milos Djukic
    23/01/2017 #20 Anonymous
    #17 My pleasure @Max๐Ÿ J. Carter.
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    23/01/2017 #19 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    #6 You make a good point, Max. If you write a book, you won't necessarily know how the readers feel. It would be cool, though.
    Alan Culler
    23/01/2017 #18 Alan Culler
    Nice ramble, @Max J. Carter
    What I really liked most was the "Stand by Me" video - great music from all over the world.

    We all get passionate sometimes. We all lose our best selves sometimes. Catching ourselves and apologizing as you did takes real courage.

    I think I'm with you on the non-violence point -not unless self-defense -but I think I might have a slightly broader definition of self-defense -one that included protecting those among us who were weaker.

    I experimented with the idea of pacifism during the Vietnam War - I came to understand that what I really believe in is to view violence as a very last resort and to practice not initiating violence except to protect myself, my loved ones, those weaker than myself.

    I was in Washington DC on Saturday with "somewhere North of 500,000" of my closest friends who were very passionate and yet peaceful. A powerful message.

    Think about Devesh and Franci's idea of a book. - I get that working with an editor is tough -my wife Billie is an editor, working with her on some of my writings is a frustrating emotional rollercoaster. But my writing always comes out better. She often asks me the simple question -"what is it the you want me your reader to take away from this."

    Keep speaking in your voice, Max.
  20. ProducerDonna-Luisa Eversley
    Just Thinking Out Loud: #LIFEGOALS
    Just Thinking Out Loud: #LIFEGOALSWhat are your #LIFEGOALS ...Writing today, from another perspective of my life.Many of us are over forty. Yes. In this world there are many folks over forty, especially in my following of friends, associates and bloggers. We are either at the peak...


    jesse kaellis
    23/01/2017 #30 jesse kaellis
    This is a fragment of a story I wrote: "Main and Garcia."

    This was a tough life that I was living, but I was enjoying it. It seemed colorful to me. It depends on what your priorities are I suppose. The standard trappings of success didnโ€™t appeal to me, not really, not enough that I would struggle through four years of college to get to it. Lifeโ€™s too short. I didnโ€™t expect to get this far as it is.

    Circumstance meets opportunity; that was my life. Not so bad really. Nobody is going to care what my title was or how much money I made or what kind of house I owned or what I drove even two years after I'm dead.
    Take my word for it -- I worked in two different cemeteries, one for four years to the day; and I never saw a headstone that mentioned anything about worldly attainments on it. It's not SUPPOSED to matter. All this worldly struggle.
    Thanks for your concisely written essay, Donna-Luisa. Don't mind me. I got my own take on life which I see that you share. Save for that I never was a winner.
    jesse kaellis
    23/01/2017 #29 jesse kaellis
    Thank you for the shout out, Donna-Luisa.
    Ali Anani
    22/01/2017 #28 Ali Anani
    #19 I responded to your superb comment on my buzz dear @Donna-Luisa Eversley. I am sharing my comment here as well.
    "Beautifully expressed comment yours is @Donna-Luisa Eversley. You reach high levels and as high as the Everest (or Eversley). I love this "Maybe its a bit radical way to think but I don't see goals as anything other than a destination with a GPS or map advising where to go". I agree and I simply love the way you expressed it".
    Dear @Emilia M. Ludovino also responded and mentioned you in her comment "What an interesting reading dear @Ali Anani. Personally, I don't like the SMART goals setting, thus, don't work with them. I agree with what @Donna-Luisa Eversley wrote on her comment - "Goal setting for both needs flexibility and should be created based on objectives and expectations. Maybe it's a bit radical way to think but I don't see goals as anything other than a destination with a GPS or map advising where to go. Anywhere along the journey, I can make the choice to change the course...".
    Sushmita Thakare Jain
    22/01/2017 #27 Sushmita Thakare Jain
    #24 Flattered ๐Ÿ˜‡ Hope you will be there on the long journey aheadโœŒ
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    22/01/2017 #26 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    @Devesh Bhatt , ah but you did.. you shared your thoughts and I appreciate that a lot! #23
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    22/01/2017 #25 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    #12 @Bill Stankiewicz, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador Thank you very much for reading and commenting. We do learn from each other as you've said. Sometimes looking at things through the eyes of another can broaden our vision and give added dimension and understanding!
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    22/01/2017 #24 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    #11 @Sushmita Thakare Jain you are strong enough to conquer anything in my opinion. Courageous is the word I will use to describe your passion and strength of character. Thank you for reading and sharing your thoughts!
    Devesh Bhatt
    22/01/2017 #23 Devesh Bhatt
    #21 I didn't share anything, you almost shared everything :) i believe you, age is just a number :)
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    22/01/2017 #22 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    #10 @๐Ÿ Fatima Williams thank you for your kind words of support and encouragement! Thinking out loud has become quite liberating :-)
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    22/01/2017 #21 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    #9 Thanks for reading and sharing your thought @Devesh Bhatt :-)
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    22/01/2017 #20 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    @Pascal Derrien thanks for sharing . Your organic growth sure looks great, and that must be because it fits you well! :-) #8
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    22/01/2017 #19 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    Folks, I'm sharing from a response I made to @Ali Anani on his post. "In my humble opinion setting personal goals and professional goals have parallels and what works in one can work in the other. The major difference is professional goals affect a broad group of people and stakeholders because the existence of the organization depends on it, whereas personal goals affect the person making and living the goals. Goal setting for both needs flexibility and should be created based on objectives and expectations. Maybe its a bit radical way to think but I don't see goals as anything other than a destination with a GPS or map advising where to go. Anywhere along the journey I can make the choice to change the course. The problem with goal setting both professionally and personally is failing to understand what drives the goals being set, and not being prepared to adapt to changing times or changing destination. "
    I've never been rigid with goal setting though I can be quite focused once its something I'm passionate about! I agree that on a personal level one can toss the planning manual out the door :-) and do whatever works for you. Ultimately whatever one decides its still a #lifegoal to make yourself happy and comfortable in your own skin!
    Ali Anani
    22/01/2017 #18 Ali Anani
    Dear @Donna-Luisa Eversley- I have to rush out for a meeting now. However; I want to let you know that I mentioned your name in my buzz of today "Should goals be announced?

    I shall read your buzz once I come back. Interestingly, both of us discuss goals.
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    22/01/2017 #17 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    I commend you on your goals @Donna-Luisa Eversley! Life can sure throw some curve balls but it seems you have managed to keep plugging away. I'm happy you've met your goals and have more you are striving for. For some reason if I set goals I get anxious so I just take 'most' things one day at a time. I'm a fairly spontaneous person, many times out of need. I'm not saying I've never had goals but I've realized they cause me extra stress. You are so positive, keep it coming, love it!
    Ken Boddie
    22/01/2017 #15 Ken Boddie
    Thanks for the tag, DLE and for the stimulating post. Like the major portion of the population, formal personal goals have not historically been a large part of my life, particularly when I was bringing up a young family and working my butt off to meet the needs of various company goals prepared by others. It's only in the latter part of my life, mostly post 50 years old, that I have had the opportunity and foresight, along with the financial security, to create and achieve my own goals, most of which have been photography and travel related. I continue to work part time, even although I am well past retirement age (whatever that is) because I now have my own goals to achieve, improving management systems and in the process, hopefully improving managers. It's such a pity that so few individuals are aware of the benefits of formalising goals as part of life's planning. After all, "when we fail to plan, we plan to fail" and if we don't set ourselves up with goal posts, then how can we experience the exhilaration of shooting between them?
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    21/01/2017 #14 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    Thank you, @Donna-Luisa Eversley for sharing your thinking out loud. You are quite accomplished and I commend you for it. I feel that anything you decide to tackle, you will be successful.

    I like and take @Pascal Derrien's approach most of the time. If I set goals, it is usually in the morning hours, when I have a lot of energy.
    David B. Grinberg
    21/01/2017 #13 David B. Grinberg
    Thank you, DL, for this excellent buzz, for which I can closely relate to as a 40-something. First, I agree with you that "age is just a number." I say that a lot and remind folks of the saying, "It's not the number of years in your life, but the life in those years."
    Second, I commend you on achieving so many of your life's goals, which is admirable. Third, in contemplating future goals I would remind everybody of the time-less words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (whose birthday we celebrated last week in the USA):
    "Life most persistent and urgent question is: what are you doing for others?"
    This is applicable both online (per social media) and offline (through direct personal interactions). It's an important question we should all ask ourselves.
    Another great MLK quote to keep in mind when setting and embarking on new life goals: "Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase."
    I encourage bees to read and share my recent blog post about MLK (if you haven't already done do): https://www.bebee.com/producer/@dbgrinberg/mlk-day-key-lessons-for-millennials-gen-z (I appreciate your gracious share/tweets, DL!)
    Bill Stankiewicz, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador
    21/01/2017 #12 Bill Stankiewicz, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador
    Nice post here & great to see your #LifeGoals and sharing them. We can learn from one another. regards, Bill Stankiewicz
    Sushmita Thakare Jain
    21/01/2017 #11 Sushmita Thakare Jain
    Love the thought of thinking out loud of your #LifeGoals and sharing them. To be true with the developments I have added few goals in my life hope I have the strength to work on it and reach where I want to.
    Wish me luck.
    And you know dear we all are there to wish the best for you too :)
    ๐Ÿ Fatima Williams
    21/01/2017 #10 ๐Ÿ Fatima Williams
    Some great goals you have accomplished and to achieving many many more.

    Being harsh on ourselves is something that comes with some of us who know what it feels to have not acheived some goals or who have been tried by trials.

    Love you thinking out loud keep doing so keep inspiring beBee & the world.@Donna-Luisa Eversley ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ‘
  21. ProducerPascal Derrien

    Pascal Derrien

    Let's Finish For John
    Let's Finish For JohnEnd of September means SSE Airtricity Dublin Half Marathon for me and 2016 is no exception. It was my third participation and I was to run it with two galloping friends Cyril and Patrick but before we go any further I think it is important I touch...


    jesse kaellis
    20/01/2017 #15 jesse kaellis
    You are welcome, Pascal.
    Pascal Derrien
    20/01/2017 #14 Pascal Derrien
    #11 thank you as always for a sensible comment @Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman :-)
    Pascal Derrien
    20/01/2017 #13 Pascal Derrien
    #12 thanks for the time @jesse kaellis :-)
    jesse kaellis
    20/01/2017 #12 jesse kaellis
    Great read, Pascal. Thank you.
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    20/01/2017 #11 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    An honorable post, @Pascal Derrien reflecting on the importance of good friendship - camaraderie.
    Pascal Derrien
    20/01/2017 #10 Pascal Derrien
    #9 it was an emotional day a lot of runners got back to me on FB you are not the only one, the editor of Irish Runner sent me a note too :-)
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    20/01/2017 #9 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    When I first saw this on Facebook, it would not allow me to comment or share... I've had this on my mind a bit. The way we train , and run to pursue our dreams and sometimes, we fall, or stumble, just unable to continue. The kindness of someone stopping to acknowledge that we are a part of the common journey sure makes me cry. Not sure why. But thanks for writing this @Pascal Derrien#8
    Pascal Derrien
    20/01/2017 #8 Pascal Derrien
    #7 thanks @Donna-Luisa Eversley for dropping by , comment much appreciated :-)
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    20/01/2017 #7 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    @Pascal Derrien quite an honorable post. You ability to make one 'feel' the challenge is noteworthy. Thanks for this.
    Pascal Derrien
    20/01/2017 #6 Pascal Derrien
    #5 @Ken Boddie indeed I see some people unprepared or taking a challenge too far, you have to respect the distance. At the last marathon I did, I saw a guy at km15 who was struggling so much that it was clear he had underestimated the challenge..... I see peer pressure in the running community here very clearly.
    Ken Boddie
    20/01/2017 #5 Ken Boddie
    As you well know, Pascal, running can be a healthy and enjoyable exercise, when undertaken within reasonable limits and when employing reasonable controls, particularly as we get older and especially if we exercise less frequently than we should. These days, I prefer to exercise in the gym or swimming pool for short bursts, but I remember how easy it is to get carried away on the road or track 'keeping up' with the group, ignoring pain, and pushing the body beyond previous limits. Many years ago, a friend of mine died during a race, the fittest person I knew, and this has stuck with me throughout my subsequent exercise regimes. I am appalled at the number of Australians who throw themselves into triathlons, with little training; submitting to peer pressure because of a need to form some work group entry or other, without giving any thought to the effects that extreme forms of exercise (particularly on an infrequent basis) may have on the human body. Take care, my friend, and continue to have fun, but listen to your body. Pain is your friend.
    Pascal Derrien
    20/01/2017 #4 Pascal Derrien
    #3 @Dean Owen the photo above was taken by the Irish Runner Mag photographer :-) John was young (less than 30) actually a lot of sudden deaths in running seem to happen with young runners for some reasons. I do run consistently but I don't do times etc. I do it for fun as I am too approaching 50 in a couple of years :-).
    Dean Owen
    20/01/2017 #3 Dean Owen
    A truly noble gesture. I wish someone had a video on you, that's the sort of thing that goes viral. I must tell you that as I approach my fifties, I am more and more reluctant to play Squash, a sport I dearly love, but one that has quite often taken the lives on seemingly fit and healthy individuals including Prince Takamado of Japan, an honorary member of a club I founded back at Uni. Huge respect for getting back on your feet the following year.
    Pascal Derrien
    19/01/2017 #2 Pascal Derrien
    #1 thank you @Gert ๐Ÿ Scholtz much appreciated :-)
    Gert ๐Ÿ Scholtz
    19/01/2017 #1 Gert ๐Ÿ Scholtz
    @Pascal Derrien What we learn in sport is not confined to the arena only - another brilliant piece Pascal.
  22. ProducerAli Anani

    Ali Anani

    Finding the Needle of the Compass
    Finding the Needle of the CompassKnow your direction and where to go is a basic concept of strategy. If you don't know where to go then you may end up anywhere. We need a compass to show us the direction. In our highly unstable and volatile world we may have a compass to show us...


    Ali Anani
    31/01/2017 #56 Ali Anani
    #55 I agree with you fully and I enjoyed this comment immensely dear @Glenn Melcher. I am deeply grateful to you
    Glenn Melcher
    31/01/2017 #55 Glenn Melcher
    I do believe intuition and the condition of our hearts are not separate.. Discernment and the many Blessings that are accompanied with this Gift are also weaved with our Hearts that are blessed with a good condition.
    Thank You for all You do.
    Ali Anani
    17/01/2017 #54 Ali Anani
    #51 You are truly a wonderful strategist @Devesh Bhatt as evidenced by your reference to double accounting and by giving a real example to explain what you mean "..One is marketing dept and one is planning dept...Don't isolate...Structure and simplify functioning 8 hrs in office is an extremely long time". Great thinking...
    Ali Anani
    17/01/2017 #53 Ali Anani
    #50 I truly love your comment @Devesh Bhatt and in particular "Is rational acceptance of our senses, The second step hence must be experience of the senses, effective modules for sharpening our senses...". I wonder what @Jeet Sarkar would say!
    Ali Anani
    17/01/2017 #52 Ali Anani
    #49 I thank you dear @Jeet Sarkar for your mind-challenging questions. As I said before in a response to a comment here, sometimes having many choices may be confusing to the mind. The birds utilize fixed facts to take fixed directions such as the position of the sun and the magnetism of the earth and this way they may use simple rules in this complex world. We need sometimes to have fixed rules to follow to limit down our options and find a simple direction to follow.
    We may also recall that the magnetized beaks, for example, are not permanent magnets; in fact hey are only magnetized under certain conditions so that the molecules within may be magnetized under certain conditions. How about a similar thinking? We are not magnetized, but creative enough to learn from nature.
    Devesh Bhatt
    17/01/2017 #51 Devesh Bhatt
    Followed by sounds and then smell.

    I say smell as the third because if you observe the 24 HR cycle, rarely do both nostrils operate simultaneously in a lifestyle where we are usually seated in AC environment.

    But eyes and ears usually operate together.

    If we equate with the human body, why do we assume sight as one input, why not assume two parralelly functioning eyes...I compare it with operational and accounting double entry...In strategy we look at accounts but often are lazy to view operational entries simultaneously... The linkages behind the numbers.

    Similarly two ears not exclusive in inputs but outputs...Factual and hearsay...Outputs being same..Outlook

    2 nostrils, for risk and opportunity simultaneously...One is marketing dept and one is planning dept...Don't isolate...Structure and simplify functioning 8 hrs in office is an extremely long time..These things can be done in under 20 mins with practice.

    And yes, practice to sharpen the senses.
    Devesh Bhatt
    17/01/2017 #50 Devesh Bhatt
    Talking about paradoxes

    Evaluating inputs of our senses is done by the brain. This evaluation is not within the realm of our conscious rationality, but serves as an input.

    Our body evolves as per experience, senses improve with higher variations in the environment, and rationality improves with sensory inputs and practicing rationality.

    So the best method of sharpening senses is through varied experience, which can be natural or experimental as prescribed by rationality.

    The very discussion of senses tilts our evaluation towards the rational side and we are conditioned to assume rationality and sensory inputs as exclusive and a matter of choice and not complimentary.

    Hence the first step as reflected in your posts ..Is rational acceptance of our senses, The second step hence must be experience of the senses, effective modules for sharpening our senses...The easiest being sight
    Jeet Sarkar
    17/01/2017 #49 Jeet Sarkar
    Evolution is the key by virtue of which fins of a fish are able to modified into the wings of a bird, this evolution makes the aves group very special. They have some outstanding abilities. The comparison and the metaphors you used are as usual beauty of your post. But I wonder if the human eyes and nose , two critical sense organs, are magnetized then what will happen about viewing and sensing the the decisions and strategy? How human beings will reciprocate it?because magnet can only work with the limited number of metals. An intriguing post by the way sir @Ali Anani I must say! enjoy reading . Thank you very much for sharing it sir .
    Ali Anani
    16/01/2017 #48 Ali Anani
    #46 This is the irony @Alan Culler- we are still not sure of how birds do it. How birds sense their direction? As I mentioned in the buzz- nearly all the methods you summarized in your thoughtful talk. I myself believe like molecules send messages in our bodies, there are also molecules in birds that make them aware of direction. How? I am still trying to understand. The journey is a long one my friend.
    Ali Anani
    16/01/2017 #47 Ali Anani
    #45 Thank you dear @Alan Culler. As much as I appreciate your comment; equally I am thrilled by the questions you ask. You got me engaged in my own buzz. What a challenge for me!
    Alan Culler
    16/01/2017 #46 Alan Culler
    In the US a few months ago we were treated to the annual migration of the Canada Geese - a great 'V' of birds in the sky flying South. It is tempting to thing that they all follow a leader at the point of the 'V'. On further observation, one sees that the point position is rotational -the leader drops back to the position on one of the wings of the 'V."

    The ornithological hypothesis is that the point position encounters greater wind resistance and is therefore very tiring -therefore the rotation. But how do the geese all know the direction?

    Is it visual based upon landmarks?

    Is it sound based -communicated by that incessant honkink as they fly overhead -or when the gaggle mills about chaotically on the ground?

    Or does the magnetism of the poles and lines of longitude and latitude speak to them all?

    Or is it memory -individual and species memory that directs them?

    Or all of these things?

    And how would we as humans learn from this -seeing -feeling- connecting- talking -joining and moving together.

    Thank you, Ali -I always enjoy the mental adventures you lead.
    Alan Culler
    16/01/2017 #45 Alan Culler
    As usual, Ali Anani a beautiful post tapestry with so many threads:
    Personal purpose, inner direction and vision direction

    Strategy -understanding direction and over-coming the "conflicts and frictions" that will get in the way of execution.

    The how of purpose or vision detection -Magnetic perceptions -. or sense driven -sight and sound -more concrete -but just as hard to understand.

    And the collective behavior of the flock -all moving in the same direction.

    I'm thinking a lot about that -Thank you.
    Ali Anani
    16/01/2017 #44 Ali Anani
    #43 Thank you my friend @Glenn Melcher. Love the way you put it "the condition of our heart....". I wonder if you believe that the condition of our hearts is related to our intuition!
    Glenn Melcher
    16/01/2017 #43 Glenn Melcher
    Wonderful insight again @Ali Anani if I could add this thought that our condition of our Heart โค๏ธ is what matters most in finding this elusive needle..
    Ali Anani
    16/01/2017 #42 Ali Anani
    Great reminder @Mohammed Sultan
    Mohammed Sultan
    16/01/2017 #41 Mohammed Sultan
    #40 King Suleiman was taught the logic of birds.
    Ali Anani
    16/01/2017 #40 Ali Anani
    #39 Dear @Mohammed Sultan- thanks again for engaging my mind. When scouts of bees find a good resource they waggle dance to let other bees find out the new location and the direction how to get there. The bees need to know not only where to go, but also the direction how to get there.
    As for birds that migrate to the same place annually they know the destination well ahead of time. They could travel more than 1000 km to get there. They need now more the direction how to get there because they know the destination.
    So, I agree with you and your son if birds were to migrate to different places they need first to find the destination. This what bees do as they scout different flours . They send scout bees to find a new source. The destination in this case comes first.
    Mohammed Sultan
    16/01/2017 #39 Mohammed Sultan
    Birds immigration or businesses journey is not set for specific direction,so both need focus to dwell in promising areas that worth the energy and attention given to their long journey.Setting a proper direction without focusing on what you do better than others will keep you floundering or at best just a runner.The journey often comprises a set of milestones with objectives,and with ever stopping a new direction may need to be set.Just as people may become lost,adrift,and aimless once they have reached a goal.My son, a diplomat, has once told me that- we are like the immigrating birds, every year in a different duty station, so many of us suffer from what we can call it an "arrival syndrome" or "immigration syndrome".It's not the direction itself that's important.it's the challenge to find what you thrive for.
    Ali Anani
    16/01/2017 #38 Ali Anani
    #34 I thank you heartedly dear @CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit for writing a lovely comment. Till now scientists are not sure how birds do it. We know birds and animals do it, but how is still a challenging question in most cases.
    You bring two hugely relevant points. Yes, Serendipity has played a major role in our lives and has led to great discoveries. So many chemical and other discoveries weren't planned for; through serendipity they emerged. X-ray is one example.
    As for the rational thinking of man- yes, and this is an asset the man forgets to use and I feel sometimes it is better than have it and neglect it is worse than not having it at all. As I mentioned in my response to @Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman how much rational thinking goes in the stock markets when greed becomes a dominant force and all lessons and data are burnt by greed.
    Inner compass and inner motivation- and now inner compass and outer compass- a great point to expand on my friend.
    Ali Anani
    16/01/2017 #37 Ali Anani
    #33- I am very glad you referred to the instinct as Donald Grandy did as well. Your lovely comment and definition of intuition supports the idea this issue merits a buzz on its own. I thank you @Kevin Baker View more
    #33- I am very glad you referred to the instinct as Donald Grandy did as well. Your lovely comment and definition of intuition supports the idea this issue merits a buzz on its own. I thank you @Kevin Baker for visiting and commenting. Close
  23. Producerdebasish majumder
    PARANOIA OF PASSION!I wonder what the cause is Triggering passion, an inherent quality to expose at ease Giving an impetus To promote myself with utmost focus Create and procreate, a phenomena in chorus Having alacrity to make a dent Even, if...


    Ali Anani
    15/01/2017 #20 Ali Anani
    #19 Yu learn, but you teach too @Devesh Bhatt. I mean it.
    Devesh Bhatt
    15/01/2017 #19 Devesh Bhatt
    #18 we will have to share many hives, I still have to grasp a lot of your comparatives for utility. @Sara Jacobovici posts help me get that perspective.
    It is an art to draw attention, correlate with a functional aspect and then map it for utility. This is my spare time and I am learning the mindset of senior management and the art here.
    Ali Anani
    15/01/2017 #18 Ali Anani
    #17 Great dear @debasish majumder as your poetic comment humbled me down to earth. One day you, @Devesh Bhatt and myself must share a hive. Who knows what the outcome would be.
    debasish majumder
    15/01/2017 #17 debasish majumder
    #15 @Ali Anani, not just a mere motivator but a paragon to follow, who have the ability to guide, navigate and even give us a direction to move with an acceleration, where motion thrust you to a realm of ecstasy! Great persona indeed! the nectar we crave for to make grand honey, for bees to enjoy and rejoice. you too @Devesh Bhatt with whom i enjoy a jocund company, a grand symphony, which keeps all bees in delight, surely a exotic hive!
    Ali Anani
    15/01/2017 #16 Ali Anani
    #15 Thank you dear @Devesh Bhatt. Now, you motivate me.
    Devesh Bhatt
    15/01/2017 #15 Devesh Bhatt
    I just learnt to motivate from @Ali Anani
    Devesh Bhatt
    15/01/2017 #14 Devesh Bhatt
    #12 as humble as always. But we are just the same with so many viewers, you derive your own magnificient poems like no other. So it is you, we are mere catalysts, triggers not the fountains that yield your nectar.
    debasish majumder
    15/01/2017 #13 debasish majumder
    #10 thank you very much @Bill Stankiewicz, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador for your warm appreciation. i am privileged and honored.
    debasish majumder
    15/01/2017 #12 debasish majumder
    #11 i am pretty embarrassed @Devesh Bhatt! to be very honest, that owing to you people's warm support and appreciation, i dare to write poetry. here,again i enjoy the positive impact of passion! thank you very much for your cordial appreciation, triggering me to write more. i am indebted to you all my dear bees, who are my true inspiration.
    Devesh Bhatt
    15/01/2017 #11 Devesh Bhatt
    #10 @debasish majumder, the revolutionary poet
    Bill Stankiewicz, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador
    15/01/2017 #10 Bill Stankiewicz, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador
    I agree with @ Ali Anani , @Devesh Bhatt, your a poet with extradinary skills here. Regards, Bill Stankiewicz
    Ali Anani
    15/01/2017 #9 Ali Anani
    #8 Your senses are sublime dear @debasish majumder. No wonder you are a great poet.
    debasish majumder
    15/01/2017 #8 debasish majumder
    #7 if sir @Ali Anani, you too express in such a fashion, quite unlike your interactions, i feel truly embarrassed and ashamed! at least, i emphatically and unequivocally declare, that i always try my level best to learn and enrich myself from you, a mentor of distinction for many. here, passion plays a positive role, devoid of any pernicious thread and precisely for that i am indebted to beBee like social networking site, where true affinity generates without any immediate mundane gain.
    Ali Anani
    15/01/2017 #7 Ali Anani
    Forced mankind to subdue to its passionate thread

    Induced majority to be ruined by its flame

    How many can comprehend its pernicious game?

    wish I could understand the game dear @debasish majumder View more
    Forced mankind to subdue to its passionate thread

    Induced majority to be ruined by its flame

    How many can comprehend its pernicious game?

    wish I could understand the game dear @debasish majumder. You seem at least to understand it better than I Close
    Devesh Bhatt
    15/01/2017 #6 Devesh Bhatt
    I see this routed in the current position Indian society is in.
    Same problem that has troubled us as individuals.

    We see the damage of others and not our own good

    We know what we don't want but not what we need as citizens.

    We pin our hopes on those who would never yield for social good simply because of political economic and yes the most ignored...Social compulsions born from our mindset as citizens as stated above.

    You have greatly moved me to thing beyond my existing beliefs and also remind me of their essence and importance.

    This is a well thought out piece, not that the others weren't, but this is something that the people must read and think.

    Cheers to the thought.
    David B. Grinberg
    14/01/2017 #5 David B. Grinberg
    Kudos on your creativity, Debasish. Also, that's one of may favorite quotes the legendary civil rights icon, MLK. Actually, I'll be posting a new piece shortly for MLK Day. We should each ask ourselves in 2017 what we are doing to help others?
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    14/01/2017 #4 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    Excellent poem defining passion. Passion is a strong and powerful emotion and can be anger or joy. A seesaw of intense and tense feelings.
    Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    14/01/2017 #3 Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    This is a powerful poem. I agree with @Deb Helfrich. Passion is the Force, not the Direction. The greatest accomplishments, good or evil, of man-kind were driven by passion. Passion is what gets you through the hardest times that might otherwise make strong men weak, or make you give up. Remember, without passion you don't have energy, with out energy you have nothing. We can face the right direction all our life, yet without a Force to make us move, we will always be in the same place.
    Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    14/01/2017 #2 Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    There's a lot to ponder in this poem, @debasish majumder. As you stated so poignantly "Passion cannot be an absolute quality"

    There are good and bad passions. And it can be quite difficult to determine the outcome of acting with passion, most especially when groups align under the guise of one passion.

    Passion is a very complicated word, one that does deserve appropriate paranoia.
    Pascal Derrien
    14/01/2017 #1 Pascal Derrien
    a passionate plea for creativity :-) Wicked
  24. ProducerJavier Rojas Garcรญa
    Look at these images
    Look at these imagesThereยดs no problem if you donยดt understand what this article says, just look at these amazing images. They are hypnotic....Dynamic, colourful patterns represent the way organismsย interact and evolve in the visuals for Max Cooper's latest music...


    Deb๐Ÿ Lange
    12/01/2017 #8 Deb๐Ÿ Lange
    a wonderful example of having our senses evoked through movement, music, and colour. And what is evoked? for me a sense of awe!
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    12/01/2017 #7 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    Mesmerizing and beautiful. A brilliant journey for one's imagination. Thank you for sharing and welcome to beBee. @Javier Rojas Garcรญa.
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    12/01/2017 #6 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    Emergence as art is always fascinating. It is interesting that the Mandelbrot set which also looks so beautiful is not its natural colour and the process of colouring is interesting in itself. The link below takes us through that :

    Colouring the Mandelbrot Set

    This article describes "escape time" and goes on to say :

    "If we know that a particular point generates a sequence which escapes, and we know the escape time of that sequence, then we can color that point based upon its escape time. By doing this, pretty spectacular images can be created."

    Colour brings home the details that would otherwise be missed in the natural black and white and adds the one quality to complexity that all humans appreciate, that of beauty.
    David B. Grinberg
    12/01/2017 #5 David B. Grinberg
    Nice buzz, Javier, very cool. Many congrats!
    Kate Hickery
    11/01/2017 #4 Kate Hickery
    Love these images!
    Sara Jacobovici
    11/01/2017 #2 Sara Jacobovici
    @Javier Rojas Garcรญa's share is a great example of organic creativity.
    "There's no story, everyone can imagine something," Max Cooper tells Dezeen. "It talks about emergence and tries to show the beauty of life, the birth of a simple plant from a seed."
    Sara Jacobovici
    11/01/2017 #1 Sara Jacobovici
    Brilliant!! Thank you for this share @Javier Rojas Garcรญa.
  25. ProducerDevesh Bhatt

    Devesh Bhatt

    UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ASSUMPTIONS- by Devesh BhattI am under the influence of the idea of influence i.e. ways I am influenced, ways i influence and the ways people influence.ย Some influence to serve, some to observe, some influence to conserve (their world/self view) and some influence to reserve...


    Devesh Bhatt
    23/02/2017 #30 Devesh Bhatt
    #29 i will listen to the song and learn , as always from your words.
    Melissa Hefferman
    23/02/2017 #29 Anonymous
    Ohhhhhh, you ever notice that everything is influence? I once wrote a poem about influence, titled In Flu Enza, after deleting my first bebee account, but then I came back like the cat in the Fred Penner song that influenced me in youth. So many strange things in our brains, influenced by equally strange strangenesses we rarely even notice... Great writing! I'm Now going to ponder Influence even more. That's a good thing. Learning is Good, to me! Thank You! :)
    Devesh Bhatt
    07/02/2017 #28 Devesh Bhatt
    #27 Dr Who? Just kidding. Thanks
    Bill Stankiewicz, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador
    07/02/2017 #27 Bill Stankiewicz, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador
    Devesh knocks it out of the park!! I like the picture too, I see Tom Baker in there from Dr Who...
    Devesh Bhatt
    25/01/2017 #26 Devesh Bhatt
    #25 Thanks for the time and the motivating reply.
    Joel Anderson
    24/01/2017 #25 Joel Anderson
    Not only do I like the article, I love the picture. Slightly destabilizing, unbalancing and uncomfortable in appearance and apparent movement and challenging to ones senses as you peer at it. Yet it seems equally reinforcing of the message you convey once focused on what appears to be the influencing nature at the center of it all. Thanks for the great insight.
    Devesh Bhatt
    19/01/2017 #24 Devesh Bhatt
    #23 I hope that you think better with more clarity :)
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    18/01/2017 #23 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    hahaha @Devesh Bhatt, we are on similar zones I think. Love your post. Assumptions can be good but for influencing its got a lot of weight to carry, but then you've also advised on what not to assume :-)
    A little over a year ago I wrote a post on LinkedIn and shared on my blog UTIOW - which means Under The Influence Of Words... thank great minds think alike :-)
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    11/01/2017 #22 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    #21 Yes, I agree.
    Devesh Bhatt
    11/01/2017 #21 Devesh Bhatt
    #20 thanks for the detailed response. I think it has more to do with the chain of events, first get the facts, then decide to collaborate and then factor intent if it suits your method.
    Instead people want to save time and judge intent to decide upon collaborations, in the personal sense it's useful, but as a professional it's better to focus only on facts, intent will be taken care of by a well drafted work contract.
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    11/01/2017 #20 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    @Devesh Bhatt - 5 stars for this thought-provoking piece. I am especially impressed with your item #3 under the heading NEVER ASSUME THE FOLLOWING. - 3. Another person's intent, it is a dynamic world. Just use it to understand possibilities and prepare for them. People assume others to be judging their intent, it can complicate responses on both ends and make it political. At best it is a hypothetical input.

    I believe this can be a reason why people don't get along. Assuming another's intent is consciously second guessing them, and if the assumption is negative then there is the chance of causing unwanted friction. However, to use it in the best interest of all involved can create a positive force thus avoiding unhappy and angry feelings.

    IMO, one must have a clear understanding of the facts before making an assumption and not base their assumption on another's intent.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    10/01/2017 #19 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #18 You need not insist dear Ken, I gotcha loud and clear! (Hear! Hear!) ;)
    Ken Boddie
    10/01/2017 #18 Ken Boddie
    #17 I shall, Praveen, desist, resist, but not persist! ๐Ÿ˜Š
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    10/01/2017 #17 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #15 To desist is sometimes verily to exist dear Ken! ;)
    Devesh Bhatt
    10/01/2017 #16 Devesh Bhatt
    #15 a good choice. Your use of English is so much fun and inspiring.
    Ken Boddie
    10/01/2017 #15 Ken Boddie
    Funny how the English language adapts and changes, or rather how we use the English language. These days, "under the influence" has, for many, an association with overindulgence in alcohol or other chemical stimulants which, should I stare at your image for much longer, will be the condition to which my meagre mind will be reduced. ๐Ÿ™„ My choice is to desist.
    Devesh Bhatt
    10/01/2017 #14 Devesh Bhatt
    #13 influence , inference and relativity...Kind of influences all my assumptions but this one.

    to each his own behind. Makes the world a much safer and saner place
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    10/01/2017 #13 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    Just recovering from a bout of Influenza Devesh ;) and that pic just aggravated it by a few more sneezes ;) I shall fortify myself and then come under further influence...eventually! :) But that said, Influence indicates Inference. And that takes it into the subjective realm. And to further touch-points of Relativity. In essence, we all end up deriving some sense out of every influence. But who am I to judge what kind? To each his own behind :)
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    10/01/2017 #12 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #11 First laugh I had today, thank you, @Devesh Bhatt! Oh, I used to have bad road rage and I think it came from driving long distance so much. I have chilled, thank goodness! I could see Franci in bell bottom jeans with boots dancing her booty off! :))
    Devesh Bhatt
    10/01/2017 #11 Devesh Bhatt
    #10 thank you for correlating the sensible parts with yourself. Recognising ourselves makes a lot of the influences useful. Honestly speaking, I can never imagine you as the road rage kind. Just like I couldn't imagine @Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman View more
    #10 thank you for correlating the sensible parts with yourself. Recognising ourselves makes a lot of the influences useful. Honestly speaking, I can never imagine you as the road rage kind. Just like I couldn't imagine @Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman celebrating disco. But life is meant to be colourful. Close
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