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Comments07/12/2016 #2 Dean OwenThat is quite a focused passion! I had no idea about this side of Jogjakarta, was always too busy haggling for Batik. Quick question - Of the thirty cities which single one stands out in terms of creative street art? One of my favourite artists is Jean-Michel Basquiat whose works you look at and just know it was him. Love a bit of graffiti in the right venues, but usual prefer it not to be in my neighbourhood. I am sure you would agree one would not like to see graffiti adorning The Royal Crescent in your hometown of Bath!
- Producer06/12/2016http://blogdobrito.com/traduzir-se/#Ferreira Gullar, pseudônimo de José Ribamar Ferreira (São Luís, 10 de setembro de 1930 – Rio de Janeiro, 4 de dezembro de 2016), foi um escritor, poeta, crítico de arte, biógrafo, tradutor, memorialista e ensaísta brasileiro e um dos fundadores do...
Comments06/12/2016 #1 CityVP ManjitThank you for introducing this Brazilian writer to me in your poignantly drawn tribute to him. Such is the speed of life, many of us get introduced to a writer and thinker at the time of their obituary - but then at least we became aware, which is still important.
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- Producer04/12/2016A Call To ActionImage credit: Jeff Bullas CTA: Don’t act without being aware of what led you to act in the first place. Part One: CTA = The Equation; what equals ACTION? In order to help simplify a complex...
Comments05/12/2016 #30 Sara Jacobovici#29 Amazing insight @Deb Helfrich. Thank you for being able to so clearly and profoundly articulate your process of "aha" moments. I hope you will want to share the results of your pondering. Wishing you all the strength in your amazing and inspiring journey Deb.
Your very generous compliment is much appreciated. Thank you.05/12/2016 #29 Deb HelfrichThis is one masterwork, @Sara Jacobovici. The synchronicity that jumps out at me is this nugget: "Knowing is the sense that allows us to engage in our physical world." I wrote just about 20 minutes ago that I lost my knowing a couple years ago. We get stuck when we equate what we know with what we have read or what we have read that others have measured. Knowledge is collapsed knowing, at a point in time, and it can be valid for a very long time, but the knowing that we sense as we engage in the physical world can contradict fixed knowledge and we would be well-served to be strong enough to go with the knowing that we are sensing in the now. Losing that capability of knowing as a full body sensory intelligence caused me a lot of consternation.
Now, I am going to ponder: "In short, movement is what enables our bodies to operate in all their delicate, wondrous complexity."04/12/2016 #28 Sara Jacobovici#25 The beauty of your comment @CityVP Manjit for me is that the discussion can go on like the layers of an onion. There is the discussion in science as to the influence of the observer. As well, I have heard those who discuss reaching a point of observing their own meditation. This discussion expands into an area of doing which is beyond the physical. In my buzz, I make the following statement: Whereas animals act in a way that demonstrates what they know in the real world, humans also know without necessarily exerting the effort of doing what they know; the knowing remains in an abstract sense.04/12/2016 #25 CityVP Manjit#23 In terms of action and meditation - to do and observe is a doing - but not to do and observe is observation, then one is not shaping observation with one's doing, but observing in the fullness - that is what meaningful meditation is, otherwise we engage in a doing called meditation.04/12/2016 #24 Mohammed Sultan#20 What I really meant is that integration of both quant+ qualit research methods(inputs) may yield unified results and clear cut evidence(ouputs) and lead to one action(decision),while, the same method of integrated quant+qual research on different research area my lead to multiple actions or multiple decisions .I wish it would satisfy your need.04/12/2016 #23 Sara Jacobovici#22 Thank you @CityVP Manjit, for your comment, perspective and share. I can relate to everything you write. I have one question; how do you see "action and meditation" as distinct from "action and doing"? From my perspective, there is no difference between "movement as it relates to heart, lung and spine" and "sitting with the conception and allowing it to wash over one's mind."04/12/2016 #22 CityVP ManjitI love the distinction here between action and doing. It further emphasizes for me the distinction between action learning and learning. The biggest challenge I have is in understanding and translating information through a mathematical lens and that simply underscores why mathematics should be taught far more differently to the young - not at all the way it was taught to me.
So even conceptually created formula's are challenging for me whereas visual representations of the same thing make things far more accessible for me and so the idea of movement as it relates to heart, lung and spine was meaningful.
The value however in conceptual formula (and this is opposite to a formulaic response) is sitting with the conception and allowing it to wash over one's mind. The link then between action and meditation becomes vitally important, even more important than the distinction between action and doing.04/12/2016 #20 Sara Jacobovici#18 I respectfully suggest @Mohammed Sultan that perhaps it is not the "integration of the input" that led to a separation of the output and yielded to actions but to the "separation of the reasons". I can only assume that the actions occurring at this stage are isolated from the task at hand.04/12/2016 #18 Mohammed Sultan#15 The question "Why" always reveal an integration of the both approaches qual+quant by giving more insights and sometimes also lead to to clear separation between what are findings and what's interpretation.An example of using the question why or what are the reasons ;Why our brand has been eroded by a new start up in a particular area ? the answer to the question help us to have an integrated idea and understanding of both the dynamics and psychology of this marketplace .And can also lead to a clear separation of the reasons as it may be because a lack of demand or a lack of advertising support.In the first example we may need one solid decision to solve the problem of brand eroding and in the second example we may need two separate decisions; economic and advertising decisions.For the first we may need to understand the trend of Per Capita and for the second we may need to increase the advertising budget.The integration of the input have led to a separation of the output and yielded to actions.04/12/2016 #15 Sara Jacobovici#13 As always @Mohammed Sultan, your wise, insightful comments and experience provides a great contribution to the discussion. For me, the best remark you can offer me is the times you refer to integration, for that is my aim. I am relieved to hear from you that the integration occurred.04/12/2016 #13 Mohammed Sultan@ Sara Jacobovici.It's really a great post.At least if we couldn't absorb your wisdom because it goes beyond our knowledge ,we can enjoy your logic.The sign of intelligence is to bear two opposing processes in mind and still functioning well.You took us "both ways" to reach the "action" stage without seeing any red lights.From a quantitative process to a qualitative conclusion,to reaching results and taking actions,and the other way round from qualitative insights to quantitative measures that may also have more appeal to some people.I am really moved by your way of thinking, when you also integrated both qualitative and quantitative processes,not only to stretch our thinking beyond logic and norms by asking ",why" but also make our journey with your way of thinking more enjoyable.These are the types of questions which are put to our qualitative methods ,questions which demand an explanation and understanding of behavior ,rather than simply a description and enumeration of it.I am sure that the value of integrating both processes provides not only insights and understanding to our strategic decisions ,but also add an extra dimension to the type of information provided for an effective plan with feeling.
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Comments30/10/2016 #28 Ken BoddieNot sure, Javier, that a wind-back of the clock will necessarily result in the changes you are wishing for. I have worked in many countries and under many time zones and have been subjected to 'daylight savings' (moving the clock forward in summer and backward in winter), or not, as the case may be at the time. People get used to having to rise in time for getting to work, whether that means waking before daylight or after, and similarly get used to going home while it is still daylight or in the dark. For indoor workers I believe it has little impact, since most work in false light and many work without windows nearby. The main affect appears to be on farmers who have to work to the sun-oriented clock of their animals, assuming they are in a paddock and not in an indoor batch arrangement.
I believe that one of the main impacts on production is when your time zone differs by one or two hours from another region, country or state, when there is reliance on lengthy daily interaction between your base and the other time zone location. But when there is an extreme difference in time zones between interacting locations (say 12 hours), then work can be passed between locations and virtually kept rolling forward on a 24 hour basis, i.e. when one location finishes work, the other starts, thus resulting in double the efficiency over a period of weeks and months.
Efficiency depends primarily upon doing the optimum amount of work within the hours available and in practicing good task and time management. After all, how much interaction, on a daily basis, do Spanish businesses have with companies in Portugal, UK and Ireland, compared to Germany?29/10/2016 #20 Paul "Pablo" CroubalianYes, that is one of the most bizarre decisions ever made by a national leader. Look on the bright side, Javier.
What if Franco aligned Spanish clocks with Japan?!!
I am not one to mess with another country's decisions. I even stayed out of the "Man who Wears Dead Squirrel on Head" vs "Evil Devil Lady" discussions. No one can possibly be as bad or as good as their followers and detractors say. I'll leave it to the American people to decide.
This time zone thing is overdue for change
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Comments30/11/2016 #156 Joris Plaatstaal#155 I think that is the beauty and the sadness of it all. Crossing the border might be an event not noticed by the traveler.
No matter what border the traveler crosses, at some point the traveler will realize there is no way back.
The traveler crossed the line and lost his past. Is that why so many of us do not travel?
I can understand them, the stayers. Traveling is about finding new and losing old. I can understand it does not appeal to everyone.30/11/2016 #154 Joris Plaatstaal#153 Now you got me thinking.... @Ali Anani.
"Between freedom and illusion there is a borderline of knowledge."
This is an interaction I truly love. ......Between freedom and illusion there is a borderline of knowledge...... It is just great, I did not realize that while commenting. You kick my thoughts a step further and at this time I am not sure why.....
Between freedom and illusion there is a borderline of knowledge. There are so many ways to look at that. I will have to let it sink in.
Thank you!29/11/2016 #152 Joris Plaatstaal#148 I agree @Ali Anani.
"And so there is a danger of always searching." That was indeed a bit of a one-liner. What I tried to say.... And that is where the complexity cuts in....
There are people who are sure they know. There are people who are sure they don't know, and they search further.
At what point in life and knowledge are we happy with who we are? Free?
Am I to early reaching that point? I made up my mind. I am sixteen years old and I know it all. What I know is the rigid setting for the rest of my life.
Will I never reach that point? I can't make up my mind. I am 120 years old and I am not sure. I must learn more.
Those are two extremities, I know. They fell in my mind, reading your conversation with Max. Those extremities do not represent you or Max. My knowledge of the both of you is too superficial.
Ah well. What did Come to my mind? The extremities.
"Know" to soon and freedom is lost. Never know and freedom is an illusion. Where do I step in? At what point in my life I feel secure, without developing my own tunnel vision? It feels like a Gaussian curve with a standard deviation of close to nothing.
Does this explain my one-liner more?
P.S. I am only here to exchange thoughts, not to prove my right. Thank you for your open, respectful comment.28/11/2016 #148 Ali Anani#147 @Joris Plaatstaal- There is a concept of "DEgrees of Freedom in statistics. I realize I lost one degree from your comment "But in the end we are all free. Even people that trade in their freedom for A truth. They are free to lose their freedom.
And so there is a danger of always searching.28/11/2016 #147 Joris PlaatstaalJoris Plaatstaal
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#141 It comes with being on social media @Ali Anani. No different to life. Everywhere, anytime we follow leaders who know......
In the end you can only follow yourself. I think you do just that. Your questioning, an admirable gift.
But in the end we are all free. Even people that trade in their freedom for A truth. They are free to lose their freedom.
And so there is a danger of always searching.
Life is so lovely complicated! It is all I expected. A blind walking forwards. Infinite.
Freedom is universal. But we seem to not live in the same universe.... Another complication, yes!27/11/2016 #144 Max J. Carter#142 It's not negative and you are being abusive in saying so.
It;'s the truth and it hurt your feelings because the truth hurts when one is living in delusion. Again this is behavioral psychology applied. I am not being negative I am being honest.
Using the term negative is a mechanism for retaining ones delusional state so one can dismiss that they heard truth.
Using the term negative is done to infer there is something wrong with someone so you ignore them and what they have presented.
If I applied the positive negative metaphor I have been more positive than most as honesty is a positive quality and delusion one that has negative impacts on the self and that damage gets spread in the name of justifying holding onto the delusion causing one to see the truth as a negative thing because it destroys their delusion.
It is psychologically unhealthy to use such subjective terms as positive and negative as they allow for mechanism to abuse other people to become rationalized and justified through use of the terms.27/11/2016 #142 Mohammed Sultan#140 Wisdom goes beyond understanding to interpretation of facts,it makes one's light more brighter than another and will help us see others pitfalls.We are always required to find a synergy between our personal and professional objectives.Our knowledge base and skills often go beyond the recipes of classical behavior psychology books to coaching and mentoring , visioning and inspiring people .We always think of more creative ways to develop the students skills to stretch their thinking beyond the norms of classic books.Our thoughts are always a reflection of our feeling and when we view others as "wrong"we trigger our negative emotions and may regress into a negative mood.27/11/2016 #141 Ali AnaniI read by a quote years back stating that "I have to be 300% I am correct before I dare say somebody is wrong".
Some comments are sidelining these discussions by making sweeping comments and turning the discussions from win- win to I win-you lose. It is sad it is truly wasting our times. Just stating somebody is flatly wrong without solid proofs and with many not seeing eye-to-eye with him is unacceptable. I hope discussions here shall only focus on the theme of the buzz and not sideline it to show off what we know. If needed and the commenter has such opposing ideas I suggest he writes a separate buzz.27/11/2016 #140 Max J. Carter#137 Wisdom is understanding how much of the knowledge is superfluous and strips away at structures to find understanding.
You are totally wrong as knowledge about people is absolutely scientific depending how you acquire it.
Experience reveals truth.
Any scientific experiment is designed to find the truth or determine what the facts are and what is the actual.
To deny there any absolutes is delusional thinking at it's best stemming from a fear of being wrong. This is behavioral psychology applied through scientific method over the course of many hundreds of years in society and is an inarguable absolute truth and fact of the human condition.
The only reason to attempt to deny this is keep ones delusions in place so one never has to take stand and risk being wrong which means they choose willful ignorance and never really grow and keep themselves in a state of emotional maturity that is could be described as adolescent or juvenile.
This isn't my idea or creative thinking, this is applied behavioral psychology.27/11/2016 #137 Mohammed Sultan#134 I'm sure you misunderstood me.My words say what I mean about your real creativity.Our creative thinking is not based on any delusion ,we may be in different positions but we have a common interest that can bridge this gap.It has to be conceded that knowledge about people is not necessarily of a scientific nature.Not only that ;possibly the phenomenon of humanity will never be susceptible to the kind of dominating prestige in business.Not only that;Our creative thinking or innovation develop from blending our inner creative life and its application to the business world.I still remember the wisdom of Kant when he quoted; Science is organized knowledge and wisdom is organized life,and on the importance of concepts he also quoted;thoughts without context are empty and intuition without concept are blind.Believe me it's not a double- face or a double- talk or am setting a group against another.27/11/2016 #136 Ali Anani#135 Thank you for your very elaborative response dear @CityVP Manjit. I share this perspective with you "Now link this with diversity and one does not need to build a bridge for that - for the connection point is within, it is within mind, within spirit and within body". I just wanted to ensure that you didn't mean bridge. With this explanation I am in agreement with you.
One definition of culture is that it is an emerging product of how people interact. I believe this is consistent with your response. If the "within" of individuals is healthy their interactions should yield a healthy culture. Culture that accept differences and find them a way to explore varieties of possibilities.
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Comments27/11/2016 #103 Jared Wiese#102 Love it! HA... here we go....
Your acceptance comment reminds me of M. Scott Peck's Road Less Travelled (which I imagine you've read ;)
The first 2 paragraphs speak to acceptance (CAPS are mine):
"Life is difficult.
This is a great truth, one of the greatest truths. It is a great truth because once we truly see this truth, we transcend it. Once we truly know that life is difficult - once we truly understand and ACCEPT it - then life is no longer difficult. Because once it is accepted, the fact that life is difficult no longer matters."
The paradox, duality, good/bad, negative emotions (suffering) topics also remind me of Dan Millman's The Life You Were Born to Live. From the chapter, The Law of Perfection:
"From a transcendental perspective, everyone and everything is unconditionally perfect; from a conventional viewpoint, perfection doesn't exist" -J. Krishnamurti
"The Law of Perfection presents a paradox because it contains two apparently opposite truths, which operate at different levels of experience.
From a conventional view, this world is a place of suffering: crime in the streets, the hungry, the homeless, the oppressed. Even without the daily news, in our own lives, when we get what we don't want, we suffer; when we don't get what we do want, we also suffer; and even when we get exactly what we want, nothing lasts in this realm.
From a transcendental perspective - seeing ourselves and this world with all its difficulties from the all-encompassing wisdom and patience and love and understanding that comes when our hearts are open - then all of it, the joys and sorrows, the suffering and pleasure, and everything going on in this moment on planet Earth, is absolutely, completely perfect in terms of a great process of evolution."27/11/2016 #102 Sara Jacobovici#101 No rambling here @Jared Wiese but your perspective and insights. Thanks for sharing. When you write, "Until we reach a threshold, we probably will not really change the circumstances that got us, stung.", it reminds me of Carl Rogers quote, "The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change."27/11/2016 #101 Jared Wiese#84 yes, Sara. Thank you for the insightful reply! More good perspectives.
My simile also speaks to tolerance. Many people can tolerate 1 sting. Some cannot. Until we reach a threshold, we probably will not really change the circumstances that got us, stung.
I am thinking of the more current definition of tolerance. To me, it then gets into how much pain we take before changing. This ties to negative emotions and your discussion point.
- Am I "really mad/sad/hurt/NEGATIVE" that I got stung? (notice the reactivity)
- Am I "grateful/glad/smarter/POSITIVE" that I now know what I did or can do to avoid getting stung (proactive).
It is not me vs. the bee. It is me AND the bee. Perhaps that's another perception of duality?! We both exist and do what we are innately born to do (sting/react)
. . . or learn to do better (sting/not swat at a Bee's nest, then get uoset about it) if we are more evolved.
Please excuse the rambling-if you feel/choose to see it as such. I hope it ties to many points in this discussion.27/11/2016 #100 Sara JacoboviciPart 2/2 @Nikki Petersen continued from part 1.....Tension does exist in the "negative" until the expected resolution occurs and then the positive/release takes place. The duration, intensity and sense of familiarity of the tension will create different experiences. Nothing simple about all of this but certainly makes for interesting discussion.
I have to confess the first thing I thought of was Peanuts and Lucy and Charlie Brown and the football. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=055wFyO6gag27/11/2016 #99 Sara Jacobovici#96 Part 1/2 Thank you @Nikki Petersen for taking the time to read my post and for your comment. I appreciate you bringing up trust/mistrust as they are are an important contribution to this discussion. You write, "For us to create the trust that enables the sitting with the tension, there also has to be mistrust. There has to be doubt that the outcome will be what we hope it will be." My sense of this is a mature view point; something we are able to form out of accumulated experiences, whereas trust and mistrust are formed very early on in human development. It's not a matter of hope for the newborn and infant to have his or her needs met, its an expectation. The newborn or infant trusts that his or her physical and emotional needs will be met; it's unspoken and innate. It is when those needs are not met that mistrust begins to form and produces feelings/sensations related to anxiety.
In any group, individuals bring their own meanings formed from experiences related to expectations and will either be "naively" open in their trust or on the other end of the spectrum, suspicious, or anywhere in between. Trust is earned; we shouldn't trust anyone until they have proven that they are trustworthy. In terms of my clinical work I remind my client of that. I have to work hard at earning his or her trust. As well, I remind my client that there are three aspects to the trust in the work; they need to trust themselves that they will do what they need or able to do in their work, trust the medium; whether the talking or the creative arts materials and process, and then there is me, where the client can take the time to develop that trust.27/11/2016 #97 Jim MurrayI learned a bit here and that's always good. This is a solid post, nicely reasoned and resolved and very useful, especially for Americans at this extremely stressful juncture in their history.
But I was a little taken aback at some of the comments. This Max Carter fellow very much appears to be a walking contradiction of sorts. "I have one rule in life. Do not go to jail. If you like it, do it again, if not, don't." What does that even mean and what does that have to do with your piece? The first time I read it I got the distinct impression he was approving of those who choose a life of crime.
There's a certain etiquette that needs to be observed here. People spend a lot of time and energy on their posts, and slathering the comments with non-sequiturs and discussion highjacks is really bad form. The whole idea is that the engagement should add to the value of the post, not take the discussion off into the wild blue yonder.
I guess you could accuse me of the same thing, but it needed to be said, because I'm seeing a lot of it lately.27/11/2016 #96 Nikki Petersen@Sara Jacobovici I enjoyed your discussion of this topic. I do enjoy this forum because it allows me to think deeply, which I need in my life. Thank you.
I wonder where trust fits in? In trying to apply the topic to my own life, personal, business, and parenting (among other aspects), my observation is that so much of the tension and dissonance is created by trust/mistrust issues. For example, the employees can feel that they should focus on the journey of discovery to multiple outcomes, but they have to trust that their ideas will fall on receptive ears; isn't the reason that sitting with the tension is uncomfortable is because they're not sure they can trust what will happen in the long-run?
With your other example, music and therapy, doesn't the client need to be able to trust that the outcome of being with the tension created in a session will be useful or meaningful? That trust isn't just there, automagically -- it has to be created.
For us to create the trust that enables the sitting with the tension, there also has to be mistrust. There has to be doubt that the outcome will be what we hope it will be.
And that's where the circle comes back to negative emotions. We've all been hurt and we've all experienced the disappointment of misplaced trust. It's part of being human.
The tension between positive and negative then, must come from trust and mistrust?27/11/2016 #95 Max J. CarterWhat is it you are disagreeing with?
Which part and why?
I am think the readers would be curious to know more than I would.
Is the part where I say we are not as removed from the animal kingdom a we would like to think?
Is it the part where I explain pack mentality and how it actually works?
Is the part about rules creating exclusion?
Or is it all of it summarily?
I covered more Tran one point.27/11/2016 #90 Max J. Carter#89 The chaos behind why the birds flock together has many variables down to the individual birds and the place they take within the flock. there are no rules, they feel their way though it with instinct and at times in any flock or even pack there are challenges for pecking order or place in the pack.
The alpha is the strongest leader of the flock or the pack that guides them true and out of danger based on the leaders intuition which is chaos based in the now and the variables in a state of flux being read in the moment.
We as humans foolishly think ourselves more evolved from the animal and will go against intuition in favor of thinking we can think better than our intuitive senses. That is the biggest road block we create and keep in place for ourselves.
I have one rule in life. Do not go to jail. If you like it, do it again, if not, don't.
When you start creating rules you have to start excluding those who don't meet with your rules. For me i think it's healthy not be hanging out with someone in the middle of creating a crime and to avoid breaking the law myself in my own actions.
When people do not comply with the laws we impose in society they go away from society and are excluded from society.
Rule building is about creating mechanisms for and parameters for exclusion.27/11/2016 #89 Ali Anani#88 There are simple rules for birds flocking together> The feedback effect leading to chaos is based on simple rules. No one pretends the rules are always right, but we strive to improve them. They help in focusing our efforts. Nobody till now can predict the weather of of its complexity, but it was the three simple differential equations that helped in noticing the butterfly effect. We are trying to do the same.27/11/2016 #88 Max J. Carter#87 I disagree because existence works on the principle of organized chaos and as a part of existence so do we which means all the variables are variable in the moment and no equation is ever going to suit the moment you are in unless you create it and can control all the variables which control is an illusion.
To create an equation is to engage in willful delusion that one has control over anything. We mange ourselves we don't control anything because we are organized chaos not a machine.
- Producer20/11/2016The Great China RoadtripThe Plan A team of six people, three guys and three gals, will leave Shanghai on 31st March for a one month roadtrip covering around 10,000km. Lead Car: 2010 Mazda MX5 Support Car: A well worn Toyota Landcruiser ...
Comments23/11/2016 #43 Dean Owen#38 lol, had thought about breaking it up but kind of wanted to see how a looong form buzz would do, and was happy for readers just to scroll through the photos. Didn't expect people to read it all but am blown away that many have. India has to be done! Perhaps in 2018. With you and @Sushmita, we already have half the team!22/11/2016 #40 debasish majumderwhat an amazing post @Dean Owen! i vicariously enjoy the beauty and bounty being offered by the nature and the number of countries you so vividly depict, as if i am experiencing the vicinity of the concern land by myself. here lies your exquisite quality to render your post so eloquently, as if the readers are attached immensely by your renditions as if their own experience. kudos to your excellent expression. thank you very much for such wonderful share.22/11/2016 #38 Praveen Raj GullepalliWhoa there Dean! That's the Great Wall O China of blogs right there! And am on a crawl! A saga. An epic adventure by any means. A rolling travelogue in pics and words. There! Am outta words now. Gotta come back to it a couple more times though. (After thought: Couldn't you have broken it into a four part series mate ;) ?) So when's that Indian road trip happenin? Am with you on the Southern leg of it...Hyderabad and further South to the subcontinental tip...giddyip giddyip!22/11/2016 #34 Dean Owen#30 That is travel bee @Amour Setter, and I expect that was her R8 after she sold everything to travel the world. Not seen her on beBee recently. I think she is busy in her new job. Anyway, I know you have had the same issue and @Federico Álvarez San Martín is working on it.22/11/2016 #33 Dean Owen#29 It read just fine Lisa. I'm deep South of China right now exploring some more, this time using the incredible fast train network. Not as much fun, but fun is fun and a flower is a flower. Pretty bad internet where I am so won't be on much this week, but will report back with coverage in the coming weeks.22/11/2016 #31 Sushmita Thakare Jain@Dean Owen I opened your post and when encountered the post was such a long read thought of just scanning through it and reading later, but man this travel adventure couldn't let me go! I am so glad you shared this it's an amazing adventure which teleported me your images are lovely and thank you for not making the post short it would have lost its beauty. Sharing your adventure ahead dear 😊 . Keep exploring and buzzing ✌22/11/2016 #29 Lisa Gallagher#16 I deleted my second comment, it didn't read as I wanted. It was supposed to read, this is what's great about Social Media beBee in particular... we get to see the real world through the lens of others and their stories. We get to know people from around the globe thanks to all the interaction we have on beBee!22/11/2016 #28 Sarah ElkinsI loved the entire adventure, @Dean Owen; and my favorite quote was right near the beginning (maybe because I have a similar relationship with my sibs): "I am looking forward to seeing the culture shock and to testing his appetite for unusual gastronomic delights." Perfect.21/11/2016 #26 Dean Owen#25 Oh, one more thing Paul-sensei. I am having technical difficulties sharing your blogs to the Cafe beBee Facebook page. A picture from a different article appears on the post each time (that picture of Amour Setter and the Audi R8). The beBee team are working on it.
- 20/11/2016To ALL of my followers, introducing my new hive, "Echo of the Spheres", (Attn; @Franci Eugenia Hoffman, @Sara Jacobovici, @Sushmita Thakare Jain)~Rokia Traore - Sabali Rokia Traores song Sabali, along with a beautiful slideshow of africa and its...
Comments21/11/2016 #5 Sara JacoboviciThanks for the tag @Chas Wyatt. Very happy to join the hive. Love the Byron quote and already appreciate your first selection and the discussion that has evolved. This excerpt from a Kirkus Review describes why I think THE WORLD IN SIX SONGS by Daniel Levitin is a must read: “Music played a key role in making societies and civilizations possible. So argues research scientist Levitin (Laboratory for Musical Perception, Cognition, and Expertise/McGill University; This Is Your Brain on Music, 2006, etc.), who believes that music and the human brain co-evolved. What distinguishes us from all other species, he declares, is not language or use of tools, but the impulse toward artistic expression. The auditory art of music became part of our brain's wiring tens of thousands of years ago, and human nature has been shaped by six broad categories of songs, by which Levitin means music of all kinds. Devoting a chapter to each category-friendship, joy, comfort, knowledge, religion and love-the author speculates about its origins and how it influenced the human spirit over thousands of generations. Levitin sees songs as efficient systems for preserving tribal histories, transmitting essential how-to information from generation to generation and communicating spiritual feelings and deep emotions.”20/11/2016 #1 CityVP ManjitOne of the peculiarities about residing in an age with an abundance of media is that we do not usually listen to music that someone has not given some context or meaning to. We are more readily to listen to Salif Keita because it visually captured a scene in the movie about Mohammad Ali in "When We Were Kings" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7Rulsk1tWk and still not know who Salif Kaita was or is. With or without context the appreciation I have for music is commensurate to the talent that produced it and in this case the context is enhanced with a nicely crafted slideshow of africa and it's people.
- Producer19/11/2016On this date in history - The Gettysburg AddressThe Gettysburg Address is a speech by U.S. President Abraham Lincoln, one of the best-known in American history. It was delivered by Lincoln during the American Civil War, on the afternoon of Thursday, November 19, 1863, at the dedication of the...
Comments19/11/2016 #4 CityVP Manjit#1 All great nations and cultures tend to honour their nations sacrifice and historical moments, which in turn honours their future. It also represents one of the great speeches of history, so the Gettysburg Address inspires even more at the global level, as it should do at the national level of the United States of America - to ensure that which is called United remains United.19/11/2016 #1 Pamela L. WilliamsThe photograph is fabulous Tony, great work on bringing the sense of history to the image. Especially during this time in history these words strike me as ironic: "The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here."
He was wrong;
Every child is taught the Gettysburg address, I myself can recite the majority of the speech..But apparently we have forgotten what the men and women of that horrific war died for; That all men and women are created equal. We honor their graves, we have made the ground sacred, but we have forgotten why they lay there, and in doing so dishonor their sacrifice, the sacrifice of all those who fought for freedom. It's a mockery of the American ideal.
- Producer19/11/2016Bias is only practised by ignorant people, right?I am the least biased person I know! I am non-discriminatory, fair, pure of thought and heart, and well balanced in my judgements - BULLSH_T !!!!! My apparent puritanical misconception was last week, when I was much happier with myself, still...
Comments04/12/2016 #41 Ken Boddie#40 Surprise was the prevalent reaction with most of my peers also, Claire. Goes to show that we don't necessarily know ourselves as well as we think we might, and that our subconscious biases may be deeper ingrained into our behaviour than anticipated. You might say we need to know the symptoms before we can concoct a cure! 🤔20/11/2016 #39 Ken Boddie#38 Awareness of our subconscious biases is certainly essential, Kev, if we are to benefit from diversity in the workforce. The IAT is certainly an essential tool in this respect and is not by any means a Character assessment tool. But with this knowledge comes the challenge of constantly reminding ourselves and bringing on board the tools and aids to look at the world of diversity. The lenses we wear don't always have to be convergent.20/11/2016 #38 Kevin PashukThanks for the tag Ken... This is an area where I tend to have some opinions... but I'll spare you. In my work I've been subjected to almost any personality profiling tool that is/was out there. All of them basically certify me as nuts... oh, wait, that was the test where I asked my wife if she thought I was 'normal'.
On the subject of bias... we all look at life through lenses, but they don't have to control us (i.e. allow us to excuse our behaviour). Being aware of how we are wired is usually a good step toward doing something about the shoddy areas.20/11/2016 #37 Praveen Raj Gullepalli#20 That's a lot of TV to watch Dean ;) Parents, Peers, Protests broadcast on TV, Religious wars that are always on, Bad music messaging, Books we read, Advertising...all play their parts I guess. But the fact is Bias is integral to the way most perceive people and things around them. Until Education or Experience teaches them otherwise.20/11/2016 #35 CityVP Manjit#19 That is what learning is - a very long ladder in a snakes and ladder board of a life-time of experiences. Soul searching arises when reality throws up a dish we didn't think we would be served. I do think that it is the sheer weight of recent shifts of the populous that have shaken up people who had embraced 21st Century living, only to realize that evolution is operating from the century people are still living in, rather than the chronological century.
The value of soul searching is an essential transition in our own growth and it is absolutely healthy - so long as we keep our own focus on the health. Soul searching is best an opening up of our lives and not a withdrawal back. How that expresses itself in my own life is that I have to step out of what I think am in, rather than get deeper into the weeds of my own introspection that effect my inner biology.
It is the flow of our inner life - the cortisol, adrelanin, dopamine and serotonin reactions within us that are linked to our own mindfulness - never mind the inner psychological. What is happening to us is what is happening to the world - and that is why I welcome this conversation on bias, and later today will follow up on the link @Dean Owen provided on prejudice.
I am here to change the one thing that I know I can change in this world, which is me. I call this my learning journey but I also view the learning journey of others of people who I don't want to actually change, but simply appreciate. Our bodies are whole systems and bias is simply a small line item in the challenge of "know thyself". When I reframe meaning that way I begin to see wisdom.20/11/2016 #31 Ken Boddie#30 Yep, Lisa, most of us on the workshop got a bit stressed out with the first one, but familiarity breeds contempt as 'they' say. Try the age test and the gender one, and have a ball next time. Always an excuse to have a glass of wine first,🍷then you can claim to have been pissed if the results are too damning. 😁20/11/2016 #28 Ken Boddie#25 Not sure, Praveen, if all bias can be so easily 'shed', or else we would be able to apply a one-off cure, rather than having to instil practical programmes to address bias on an ongoing basis. Not unlike bad dad jokes, I suggest that our biases inevitably hang around like a bad smell, demanding regular application of perfume to neutralise the atmosphere. 👃🌸20/11/2016 #27 Ken Boddie#23 #12 Thanks for the reminder, Praveen, and sorry for my mis-interpretation, Manjit. It appears that I may have developed a prejudicial bias against receiving complements, due almost entirely, no doubt, to the less than subtle bombardment of dad jokes frequently directed my way by masters of wit and sarcasm such as yourself, Praveen, and @Kevin Pashuk. Although I must admit that these "slings and arrows" are usually received in retaliation for my initial sniper shots. 😂20/11/2016 #26 Lisa GallagherVery interesting @Ken Boddie. I bet we all have subconscious biases we aren't aware of. Some things are hidden deep within because of past experiences and as @Dean Owen mentioned, even TV. If I have biases I'm not aware of, I'd like to know! My ultimate goal (well one of my goals) is to get to know more people across the globe and vice versa.. I'd like them to get to know me, the human behind a label we all get, "White, black, American, Australian," and on the list goes.20/11/2016 #25 Praveen Raj GullepalliA Bias is an inevitable block we face at many points in our life dear Ken! Racial, gender, caste, culture, political, professional, economic...it is a divide in the mind! I guess one of the many struggles in life involves dealing with and demystifying these biases that crop up at key moments in life. A refinement of perspective is nothing but the shedding away of biases I feel.20/11/2016 #24 Ken Boddie#22 Thank you for sharing your student marking experience, Vincent. We discussed some similar examples in our workshop, from which I have concluded that it is very difficult for most of us to detach ourselves from our prejudices without guidance. Incidentally, perhaps we are so enticed by television programmes such as The Voice (with its Blind Auditions) because prejudice and bias (certainly associated with age and race) are removed from the initial selection process.20/11/2016 #22 Vincent AndrewI did a small 'marking' experiment this year. I decided to ask my students to type out their essays using the same conventions in terms of font, size, alignment, and even the same colour of paper used BUT to leave out their names. When they handed their papers in, I asked that they submit not to me directly but to leave on the desk in the classroom while I stood a distance away. When I started reading their work, I had no idea (and I mean I had absolutely no idea) who wrote what. I tried to attribute a particular style of writing to a particular student but I thought I was just speculating and that would not be helpful. So I went for the content, the quality of the writing and with the help of a rubric went about the task. What I found surprised me. The top three students in the class in their term examinations were no where near the top in that particular assignment. The top in the assignment were students who achieved Cs in their exams. That got me thinking. Was I biased in my marking? Did the top three take the assignment seriously? Consistently in marking is so important these days and what the small experiment demonstrated to me was the importance of detaching myself from the student who wrote it and to focus on the merits of the writing. Not easy!
- Producer08/11/2016The Story of Sixto Rodriguez Sixto Rodriguez. Unknown in his home country the USA for forty years after he produced his hit songs. In the seventies he composed numbers such as Forget It, Sugar Man and Crucify Your Mind. A mix of folk, rock and pop which immediately took off...
Comments17/11/2016 #15 CityVP ManjitSearching for Sugar Man is probably one of the best documentaries I have ever watched. Even when I know the end result (and I am of that ilk that does not like to engage in a spoiler alert - and that horse bolted here some time ago) it is the kind of documentary that I can watch multiple times. The chief reason is the music, if not also the man. It is a documentary that hits home what one group of people may feel and how another culture cannot connect those dots, as well as a story that speaks across a generational timescale. Indeed having read this buzz, I feel the inkling to watch that film again soon. It is that good.09/11/2016 #5 Gert Scholtz@Paul Walters Unbelievable! - That you shared a room with Segerman (Sugar) who was one of the guys that went to look for Rodriguez! Thanks for pointing me also to the post of @Jim Murray post of a few days ago - pure synchronicity. Tagging @Henri Galvão @Andrew Porter and @Randy Keho who might enjoy the post with your comment below.09/11/2016 #3 Paul Walters@Gert Scholtz This is the second piece on Rodriguez in the past week!!! I shared a dorm room at Rhodes university with a fellow whom went by the name of Sugar . It was he who was obsessed with finding him. The clue was in the title track from the Cold Fact album " met a girl from Delluth early six o' clock this morn a cold fact" This was the suburb he travelled to outside Detroit and there he was ! I have seen him play twice now, once at the Byron Bay Blues Festival in Oz and In Vancouver. hes a little frail and still only plays the twelve songs from Cold Fact. As for Sugar, he has a very successful record store in Cape Town called Mambo Records, a big tourist spot!! Rodriguez had a profound effect on my while at university in when the 'troubles in SA began.
- Producer11/11/2016Anger or reflection... which would you choose?In one of my more philosophical moments the other night, I happened to mention that I remember hearing about an ancient oriental philosophy that says, "If a valuable glass breaks you should not be angry with it being broken, but instead reflect on...
Comments13/11/2016 #34 CityVP Manjit#31 Dear Graham, I say learn to go into our anger for emotion is always sending us a message that we do not hear, yes we feel the emotion but do not hear it. Thus instead of anger or reflection I offer anger AND appreciation. Appreciation has the kind of depth to it that enjoyment does not have and in the context of kintsugi, that depth can be termed spiritual, and in learning about kintsugi I now see how that this very appreciation invigorates the imagination and thus take us from this depth that is spiritual to the physicality of the beautiful - and here I see in the kintsugi craft a great profundity - a flow of artistry from spiritual to physical.13/11/2016 #19 CityVP Manjit#18 I am using the word "renaissance" until a better descriptor comes along. Certainly the context I hold "renaissance" in is more than a cycle of rebirth or awakening. The problem is Satyug which means the "golden age" is also imbued as a cycle and in that context we are in the age of kalyug (dark ages) which in Vedic terms is set to continue for another 400,000+ years, at the end of which it is the end of the world. The last thing I want to focus on is end-times no matter who likes to preach or engage that.
A good example of it is the Golden Age of Greece http://www.historymuseum.ca/cmc/exhibitions/civil/greece/gr1050e.shtml
Given a choice between the word "enlightenment" and "renaissance" - I prefer to imbue new meaning to the expression "21st Century Renaissance". The problem here is that I am not thinking of awakening as an age, but our DNA as in evolution rather than mysticism.
As the 21st Century advances into profound transformation, we have reached an age where even the human genome is beginning to be deciphered, a time where the mysterious human brain is being examined as a neural network and the two combined have technologists talking about singularity.
So the word "21st Century Renaissance" is more than enlightenment but still at the human level, whereas singularity addresses post-human realities. Since I don't presently know what to call that, I will settle for the moniker "21st Century renaissance" - and so I continue to lack a more poignant word to describe this. The Golden Age of Athens lasted for about a century.13/11/2016 #18 Anonymous#17 Thank you @CityVP Manjit for the qualification of "unnecessary pain". However, I don't see the difference as it is still pain - and it seems that humans have always been creators of "unnecessary pain" as part of the human condition. And I see this still being an impetus for a 'culture of rebirth, when there is a new interest in something that has not been popular in a long time' - i.e., renaissance. The US election is an example of 'unnecessary pain' that could be the impetus that leads us back to the concerns of our founding fathers. Perhaps I am not fully grasping your meaning of renaissance - but I am open and willing to learn.13/11/2016 #17 CityVP Manjit#15 Dear Irene, let me qualify "unnecessary pain". The industrial age and the prison of archaic hierarchies have little leg-room in a developing knowledge age. Unnecessary pain is NEVER an impetus of renaissance, it is the leading indicator that we are drifting to the dark ages. Fortunately, while we are all still in the dark ages, we are at the end of this dark age and the distance light at the end of this tunnel points to renaissance. Where kintsugi is highly relevant in this context is that we don't have to discard the broken pieces of the industrial age - but have the creative imagination to treat the industrial age as raw material for moving into the light. I will never seek to open the pandora's box of pain that the industrial age created - instead I celebrate the human spirit that becomes resilient in imagination because the adversity is opportunity, but not in unnecessary pain where adversity is horror.
- Producer01/11/2016Simplicity “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” Leonardo da Vinci This chapter isn’t about “simple” as it relates to our technologies, mechanisms or processes in the physical world. We should embrace the complexities of technological...
Comments02/11/2016 #2 Lisa Gallagher@Deb Helfrich took the exact sentence of yours I was about to copy/paste. That spoke volumes about simplicity without expectations. People who do things because it's right, not because it makes THEM look good are the role models I adore. I too, wish our entire world operated on this premise. I see it as a form of punishment and yes, exposing people like that for political gains. What's even sadder, children are the innocent victims many times.02/11/2016 #1 Deb Helfrich"Real simplicity is about looking at a problem with an eye towards solving it without consideration of who benefits, ancillary to those afflicted by the problem. It is about defining the problem without the hype. It is about cutting out the people who have a vested interest in either the success or the failure"
I want to live in the world that does this. I'd be glad to assist anyone looking for new answers.
- 28/10/2016I think the brain runs on electromagnetic energy (visible spectrum) which give it its multidimensional nature. https://affectivelearningwiki.atlassian.net/wiki/x/V4Aw
- 26/10/2016@CityVP Manjit - "Lee Kwan Yew was one of the great political minds of the 20th Century and that people do not know him perplexes me. What little people do know is usually from people who cite Lee as an autocratic leader and criticize him in that context. What they fail to do is focus on all the forces that were setup to undermine and eradicate Lee - both Malaysian and Western powers. How he survived this political onslaught is the actual context that leads to understanding why he was so tough and disciplined.
Not only could he see what Singapore needed to be, he also knew what needed to be done to bring it to global prominence. He delivered and did that with uncompromising resoluteness. The deep reverence that the people of Singapore feel for him has never translated to him being viewed as a global historical figure. Sometimes history has move several decades before historians can take a new fresh look at a specific leaders achievements.
A nation is blessed when a mind like Lee Kwan Yew arises to lead it, the reality of Lee is that he went to single party dominance because there was no one in the opposition who matched his ability to see decades ahead and connect the global dots - and the people of Singapore knew this and they could see the results of Lee's thinking and decision.
Lee cannot be compared to his contemporaries, he can only be compared to the greatest minds of history - and he knew it and he wrote about it, and he knew that so long as her persevered, he and only he could turn a small city into a global powerhouse - for becoming that powerhouse was the best defense against all those that wanted to either claim Singapore as their sovereign territory, or so infest it with political corruption that special interest and not the will of Singapore ruled."Lee Kuan Yew in 1967 on China Lee Kuan Yew foresight is proven on his view on China in...
Comments28/10/2016 #4 CityVP Manjit#2 You have reinforced and shown that what a great leader protects is the coming together of great minds and hearts. The tapestry and mosaic of that germinates into a massive array of diversity, as the Singapore Memory Project exemplifies http://www.singaporememory.sg/campaigns Outside of Singapore there are voices that impose their own cultural values upon a system, but these people should focus on improving the human condition in their own backyard, and to do that these people need to take the time to view how vision brings great minds together to take on a transformation that has a mind of its own. The story of great hearts is found in Nelson Mandela's book "The Long Walk to Freedom". I am surprised by people who don't take the time to read this one particular book, because it shows how ordinary people became extraordinary shaped by the struggle. The reality of that book is what Mandela said, that men greater than he died in that struggle, but Mandela is remembered not just because he saw the struggle through, but he saw peace and reconciliation as the way to acknowledge the wrongs of the past without forgetting them, and in the same breath provided South Africa a way forward to start anew, and BTW I love the design of the South African flag as it is today. That is the extended story you tell here when we draw attention to the minds that came together, just as Mandela tells the story of how hearts came together that, shaped the mind of South African people. The whole world saw what Mandela did, but mostly people in Singapore saw what the renaissance minds of that place did - this is the best story of leadership, that leaders make leaders as Tom Peters spoke of when he said "leaders don't create followers, they create leaders. Great share with #227/10/2016 #1 CityVP ManjitI note my spelling error Kwan rather than Kuan. An additional link is "The Man Who Saw Tomorrow" https://vulcanpost.com/198591/man-saw-tomorrow-said-lee-kuan-yew-years/ which includes many quotes about the life of Lee Kuan Yew because they speak to a vision and leadership that is way more than just the realization of an economic miracle. It is the rise of society where its smartest people are put into action, and Lee provided the defense and cover to fend off those who politics or persuasions could have easily undone and ruined the development of Singapore. I have also included a tribute to his economic advisor Dr Albert Winsenius who retired in 1983 and died in 1996 http://www3.ntu.edu.sg/corpcomms2/releases/26%20Jul%2005%20Factsheet_Albert%20Winsemius.pdf Some like to point to him as the founding father of Singapore, but that is like saying Jonathon Ive was the founder of Apple. Like Ive had a part to play in the design thinking area with Apple, Winsemius had a part to play in the economic thinking of Singapore. What he signifies is the bright mind of Lee Kuan Yew who took out the corruption, laid down values and principles for a society to prosper and gave due regard to economics and innovation. Lee Kuan Yew had many enemies, but even his enemies must acknowledge his contribution and the greatness of his leadership.
- Producer21/10/2016Psychology Lose Its Mind?...Not A “Chace”Following William James’ decision to quit Psychology when Harvard University failed to grant a Ph.D. to “the most gifted graduate student he ever taught” --because she was a woman:James went on to co-develop with Charles Pierce the School of...
Comments27/10/2016 #47 John BylerMy understanding of your essay waxed and waned on account of my famously leaky memory & lack of training in your field. But here's something we both can understand: In a fit of anachronism, I found myself wishing you could have stolen a quick selfie on that elevator, grinning bcz of the unlikely bevy of beauties behind you and waving the peace sign at us, your viewers and loyal readers.22/10/2016 #44 Mark AnthonyWell , for me I like the challenge of the incarceration and patholagising of individuals . In the last 10-15 years diagnosis of various kind of personality disorder have rocketed . For me , many of these individuals just seem extremely pissed with the status quo, angry and fed up . Is that a mental illness ? Clearly, in the U.K. anyway many think so . #3122/10/2016 #43 Gerald Hecht#42 @Deb Helfrich I don't think Albert Bandura knew how innovations in technology would allow a million kids to see one of their peers beat up a bobo doll on You Tube 24/7...SM has turned up the amps to "Spinal Tap's" storied "11" and then some...I mean when you reach a point where one person's "hacked day" becomes 30 million people's excuse to stone them to death for ...you remember that incident when Dick Chaney shot as friend of his at a "virtual hunting camp" ...there is an app for (I'm not joking) for this sickness now...right so there are these enclosures (like ranches) with deer, ducks...etc roaming around...and the whole enclosure is surrounded by a real "ring of fire"...a ring of hundreds of wifi connected sniper rifles and even assault rifles on 3 dimensional servo motor swivels.
You can use this app to "pick your hunting ground", choose your weapon, select your pray species...and target 🎯 and blow away a deer or whatever that's thousands of miles away from you ...on a phone!!! it's a first person shooter app wifi'D to real weapons mounted on a fence surrounding real animals...How long until you have wifi'D death penalty apps Sharia law guillotine apps, concentration camp apps...I mean that's why I don't know how answer queries about ...to tell you the truth it's not that I don't understand the world, it's that I do...you do as well; What I definitely don't have is an omnipresent sense of optimism regarding the outcome of societies that educate individuals to "trust the process"..normally...I'd now under an LOL; and I wanna be constantly positive...but think about this...as we speak an app is using Twitter APIs to coordinate with GPS satellites to aim and fire real weapons over the Internet for anyone who feels like "hunting" something...I'm terrified22/10/2016 #41 Gerald Hecht#40 @Deb Helfrich exactly! Really (and we all sort of know it) the phrase "common sense" is a way to insult somebody and get away with it...person A asks person B to do something...Person B does "that something" differently than person A would have done it...which irritates person A...who proceeds to employ the convenient rejoinder to person B: "What's the matter with you? Don't you have any "common sense "? You'd think everybody would be wise to it by now...oldest trick in the book kind of thing right? But I still see so many "Person Bs" who look ashamed when they get told that...by mean old "Person As"..🚀🎯22/10/2016 #40 Deb Helfrich#37 #39 There simply cannot be such a thing as common sense. Utterly specious insofar as we are almost always only agreeing on approximations. I say tomato...
We 'think' we have a common fruit or vegetable in mind, but I see cherry tomatoes and you see beefsteak ones, someone else sees marinara, and kids in american cafeterias see ketchup.
It all aggregates in astounding complexity from different first causes, none of which truly can be reduced anyway unless you forget good old Zeno - and who does that?22/10/2016 #37 Gerald Hecht#34 @Harvey Lloyd Yeah; you are probably right; the key to successful Behavior Mod is almost always the first step; in an operant approach; that would be correctly identifying the +/- Reinforcers/Punishers for a target behavior in a specific individual...for some behaviors in some individuals...it can take "forever"...the old "trick question when I'm teaching this stuff to undergraduates: "Which is more reinforcing Chocolate Cake or Broccoli?" The answer of course is that a Skinnerian (Operant) question was never asked because Skinner's entire system is atheoretical.
IF:Bx1-->Ra: Bx1🔼 Then: Ra=Reinforcing Stimulus for Bx1
IF:Bx1-->Ra: Bx1🔽Then: Ra=Punishing Stimulus for Bx1
"Common Sense" means less than zero.
Some kids have "unusual" tastes...22/10/2016 #36 Deb HelfrichSo one of the things that I wanted to bring to the actual discussion is embodied cognition. The ways in which our behavior is not necessarily driven solely by our conscious cognitive mind. Our purpose is altered all the time by temperature, smells, sounds - and I am certain that there has to be an even larger factoring for the rats, which I don't think diminishes in any way their ability to use spatial navigational algorithms even though they can't say or write those words.
I can demonstrate that my dog has memory to anyone who wants to stop by. She gets frozen or dehydrated raw food. Depending on my busy commenting schedule, sometimes I take her for a walk while her food is cooking (thawing or rehydrating) sometimes we walk first and then prepare dinner together. When I cook, then walk, her behavior on the walk is finish business and immediately high tail it back to the waiting food - she has a sense memory driving her behavior. When we walk without starting the meal prep, the walk is leisurely and she lingers smelling everything.
Our senses add in some percentage of our purpose, which being humans, we tend to ignore the input from our environment, when it drives quite a lot of what we do. Thoughts @Gerald Hecht about subconscious purpose?22/10/2016 #34 Harvey Lloyd#33 I agree with your sentiments. I too grew up within a different value set than where I find myself today. The political debates tell me I have been transported to another planet.
Society in this context is merely a target not an end. I don't see society much different than the soil we rolled many years ago. Both required effort to produce what you wanted and occasional storms took it away
Self destructive behaviors need a target set of behaviors to establish criteria Each of our rolls should assist to this end. The direction of this is less important than the fact we are moving away from self destructive
We practice a plan at our school of tool development. If we can plant seeds of tools that helps a student uncover a future success in their world we have won. It's thankless. These seeds may take years before the student can harvest
To me personally. Thankless or not, success or not the effort is what makes us human. Every child deserves our best. Your efforts are harvested in me by what you find22/10/2016 #33 Gerald Hecht#32 @Harvey Lloyd Thank you first of all for your kind words...now the thornier issue -- It seems to me that if there really was a deterministic system that when tapped into causes all people to "fall into line"...it would have arrived long ago (I was trained as a "Radical Behavioral Scientist" myself)...I think you hit the critical key...society! When I was growing up, I was taught that America is the shining example for people everywhere...our presidents were the "leaders of the free world"...etc.) I've been perceiving the behaviors of the next "leaders of society/the free world"...I don't think that what we have here are mostly failures of Operant ABAB Behavioral
Modification methods or mostly toxins in the environment (although quite a bit of both exist). Just as an "exercise" a couple of days ago... I 1)went for a long run, 2)did some very fruitful mindfulness meditation, 3) called my mom, and 4) watched a video of the last Presidential Debate...with a "beginner's mind" along with watching eyewitness journalistic dispatches from Aleppo and a brief interview of Syria's President Assad fielding some queries in his beautiful Italian designer suit...how could I think there is something wrong with a kid who "can't or won't participate in society"? I WAS housebroken when it was different so that now, even as my habitat disintegrates beneath my feet and above my head... I still (more or less) participate...lots of somebodies somewhere are getting a positive spike (probably very minuscule but positive) on their balance sheets from this essay that you are enjoying and finding to be stimulating...and of course it's reinforcing to have others tell me such things about something I worked hard on ... I bet someone designing more energy efficient data center routers somehow may end up getting a pay raise if enough people read it...a major shareholder is telling someone to trust the markets...maybe the "cant's/wont's" have "memorized the maze too"22/10/2016 #32 Harvey Lloyd@Gerald Hecht i have read this post several times and each time gain new insights. You seem to be well versed in the systems of behavior that rise well above my experiences and more specifically education. Each day though i deal with behavioral science through students in K-12, my research is more outcome based in educating students with disabilities. I enjoy reading about the research that aims to find the singularity of behavior, that place where it exposes first light. I would ask though, to find this point, would we truly be able to assist those who don't or cant participate within society, to do so?
My application or really supervision of those who apply behavioral management techniques begins it focus on the antecedence as a starting point of understanding. We know that deeper, much deeper thought patterns are at work. Our goals are more focused on coping, managing and allowing the student to experience richer more positive environments, repetitively. I would like to report here that this is the perfect system, but it is merely a system of creating opportunities for successful understanding within the students self awareness envelope.
I enjoyed your post. Thanks.
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Comments19/10/2016 #53 Sara Jacobovici#52 "...serving is the DNA of leadership...", in these few words @CityVP Manjit, you have captured the essence of leadership, something that is still being described and defined in volumes of writings. If we can make this wise choice, we then can have the experience you had; realizing that our roles are not measured through a lesser than and greater than comparison but rather through measuring the the factor of enabling; a learning, an opportunity, an experience. Thank you for your link. I would like to say that your post breathes new life into the overused (and often misused) word "authentic". I also appreciate how you describe thankfulness or gratitude as an alternative to escaping reality. After having the joy of seeing and hearing the video of Montego Bay that you share, I'm wondering if one of the reasons music is so powerful is that music is not so much an escape from reality but a means through which we can experience gratitude. I would like to express my gratitude to you Manjit for our engagement, thank you.19/10/2016 #52 CityVP Manjit#50 Dear Sara, yes I have read this after the event has been completed. The success of the last weeks and the effort associated with it was a servant role. As we encouraged our students to attend and my goal was to make them feel proud of such an event, the role I chose as organizer was in the background - standing outside the event hall, to ensure speakers were not disturbed, recognizing that sometimes this lesser role is the greatest role we could have chosen, and it was. This is what Montego Bay, my post at LinkedIn is about https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/montego-bay-cityvp-manjit?articleId=6191220543887273984#comments-6191220543887273984&trk=prof-post - that conflict between sacrifice and serving, that dissipates when one recognizes serving is the DNA of leadership - as a wisdom within us which we can choose.17/10/2016 #50 Sara Jacobovici#49 Dear @CityVP Manjit, I am sure you will be reading this after your speaking engagement. I envy your audience. Thank you for taking the time to read this buzz and for your invaluable contribution to the discussion. The flow of communication took me straight from the opening word to the last. And what a wonderful ending it is, "With the right combinations we become poetic."16/10/2016 #49 CityVP ManjitFinally, I have reached this destination and got to read this wonderful buzz and more importantly I am able to pay my full attention to it, an attention that it deserves. Tomorrow at my public speaking club I am leading with the theme "Word Power". Earlier today I began compiling a hidden page for club members that fleshes out the role of the Grammarian, the intent being to enrich the meaning of that role, rather than the very basic way it has to date been delivered.
This grammar page is at the beginning line of the continuum of communication and on the other end of this continuum is "Compounding Communication". What brings this continuum in flow is the force of nature, rather than the condition of the unnatural which is when we turn this continuum into a machine and our communication is either mechanical or vapor.
Communication is a distillation towards essence and the metaphor of atoms and molecules brings me to the nature of things - and words are things that we apply meaning to. When our communication is unclear the way those atoms and molecules vibrate either lose their meaning (a gas state) or they get too hard (the solid state). The way I interpret the continuum is that which is between gas and solid - a flow. This is what we do to words and synonyms.
Now add to that the complexity when we look at words and synonyms as a power of three. The combinations that are then produced are an extension or compression of the original essence. These combinations that maintain their flow are more valuable to us then those that lose their meaning or become rigid and inflexible. With the right combinations we become poetic.04/10/2016 #47 Leckey Harrison#46 There is some notion @Donna-Luisa Eversley, that it starts before then. Your mom had every egg she would ever produce when she was born, according to Mark Wolynn. Whatever she went through in utero (think stress/trauma), the egg went through and was biochemically effected at the gene expression level. The mom grew up and had her own experiences, and then the egg that you became started to grow, and whatever mom experienced directly she passed to your biochemistry as it was forming. For example, women from 9/11 in Rachel Yehuda's study that were pregnant and had PTSD, gave birth to infants with the identical biochemistry markers of PTSD.
What you say about a human smell, and the voice timbre and so is so true. It wasn't my experience, nor that of many, some worse than mine, so development gets hijacked. Development that includes emotional presence and ability to communicate down the road. There is also the flip side of that in those with highly attuned emotional radar (self acclaimed empaths) that are so only because they needed that ability to survive, and are stuck in that mode. Withdrawn or highly sensitive, neither system returns to the state of safety. The project those states of being into relationships twenty years down the road.29/09/2016 #46 Donna-Luisa EversleyThe cognitive development of people starts from our beginning, rather than outside the womb, hence the ability to sense the need to stay close to another human who smells like mom...As we grow older this intuitive process is honed and helps with our confidence, which is our internal response to knowledge... I'm not sure I'm on the right path @Sara Jacobovici, haha, you have somehow managed to get me swimming in the deep.. .very very stimulating!29/09/2016 #44 Donna-Luisa EversleyI'm sharing all of this to say, as one branches out, that innate sense of establishing contact can take any form, and the environment can be the same but affect everyone differently. Thus the way they choose to 'speak' will be within their talent parameters as determined by what is absorbed through developmentl conditioning....
O dear, it's quite long @Sara Jacobovici but these are my thoughts29/09/2016 #43 Donna-Luisa Eversley@Sara Jacobovici, continuing my second son did not speak until he was eighteen months and we were worried. When he started it was in sentences... 😊 I was quite busy and spoke to him less but spent more time with him. He was a strange child, a bit quiet but thoughtful in his expressions. He was able to communicate through some strong facial expressions. It worked.
My daughter the baby of the bunch was a real trooper...she had the least time with me because of work, and is the most spoilt and coodled. She started speaking at 2 years and was what seemed to me at the time as normal. She loved coloring and writing in squiggles. Her brothers would know what she wanted and they spoke for her mostly... There was an eight year difference..
Part 229/09/2016 #42 Donna-Luisa Eversley#41 Yes @Sara Jacobovici , as I reflect I recall the different ways each of my three children responded to the art of speech, and the activities I was engrossed in while they were housed within me 😉..My eldest started to speak at Nine months. I loved listening to music and sang all the time. I read a lot in those days also .We were driving and Phil Collins - groovy kind of love - was playing and he actually sang two lines of the chorus. I was shocked, this baby was learning to walk too early and now sing..crazy...I would sing it to him, and when it came on the radio he was able to identify and communicate in like manner...
Part 129/09/2016 #41 Sara Jacobovici#40 No apologies necessary @Donna-Luisa Eversley. You're right on! It starts with our development in the womb. There is communication on a cellular level and, yes, our innate system of communication is on from the beginning. In this way we may think for the developmental stages of communication as "in-born", experience and meaning (another triad?). The other forms seem to "branch" out from there. What do you think?29/09/2016 #40 Donna-Luisa Eversley@Sara Jacobovici as I read this post my thoughts strayed to a young child growing up and how he/she learns to make decisions and process actions. Are we hardwired with an innate ability which we tap into with each move we make? In the womb a baby knows the surroundings yet somehow adapts to the new world, steadily. Understanding communication and the talent imposed by simply being alive is one a baby, I think shows great awareness of without being taught on how to adapt on the outside....
My apologies if I stray but I enjoyed the stimulation of this discussion.28/09/2016 #38 Dale Masters#30 @Ali Anani Trees communicate with each other and plants around them:
I hope sincerely that you feel beter as soo as possible.28/09/2016 #37 Leckey Harrison#35 Done....@Sara Jacobovici @Deb Helfrich I could have been more specific on the neurological process, and will if I get enough engagement. Good takeaway, @Sara Jacobovici. That's the upshot, the work I do is showing people how to self-induce and self-regulate that mechanism.28/09/2016 #35 Sara Jacobovici#33 "Once we learn to work with the body's innate mechanism to release, we can become open, curious, and engaged people, and then the world will change." This is my take away from your comment @Leckey Harrison View more#33 "Once we learn to work with the body's innate mechanism to release, we can become open, curious, and engaged people, and then the world will change." This is my take away from your comment @Leckey Harrison. And I echo @Deb Helfrich words: your comment deserves its own buzz. Close
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Comments09/10/2016 #47 Deb Lange#45 Good Idea @Ali Anani - what about a Humans , Mother Nature & Creativity Hive - why I am thinking about putting these together? To re-connect the inter-connection between humans and mother nature and creativity. We are born to create, as is nature and we are nature, and I sense we are in another transition to re-birth our creativity by making new connections. I am choosing "Mother" Nature - as when we call nature a name and a gender we are more likely to have empathy, compassion and a connection than if we approach nature as if it is not a part of us. And the word Humans not people as Hu-mans comes from "the earth". humous. What do you think Ali?07/10/2016 #44 Ali Anani#40 Before reading any of your comments dear sister @Irene Hackett I prepare my heart for a big joy. You never disappoint me. Your writing "our brilliant analysis of how trees exist in stillness peacefully and yet are so much at work" highlights beautifully this paradox with musical words and passionate logic. You are filled with beauty dear.07/10/2016 #41 Deb Lange#34 an environment hive hmm interesting, I will see if there is a people and nature hive - the word environment conjures up a blandness from the past - but nature stirs the soul. I belong to another group/site that is called, The Centre for Humans and Nature, perhaps I can invite them to post some of their posts on Bebee. interesting idea @Ali Anani07/10/2016 #40 AnonymousDear brother @Ali Anani, in this buzz I am reminded once again, how in nature the true essence of life is all that is needed. Your brilliant analysis of how trees exist in stillness peacefully and yet are so much at work - creating that which it needs, which in turn, creates that which all of life needs - reminds me that creativity occurs naturally and for good reason. Life flows from creativity. It is wonderful that you compare life's beautiful processes to what is happening here on beBee, naturally. This seems to be a community of creative souls.07/10/2016 #37 Savvy Raj@Ali Anani Amazing to see the amalgamation of your thoughts on nature to nurture that compound the complex to the simple and create patterns in the progression .Thank you for inspiring so many of your readers with your extremely analytical and yet inclusive way of expression .07/10/2016 #35 John RylanceI agree with you Ali and Deb Lange. In human terms we talk about whether our behaviours are due to nature or nurture. One of these behaviours should be to nurture nature. The images you mention Deb where occurring long before we lived on this planet, and we need to ensure they continue long after we've finished enjoying them.07/10/2016 #34 Ali Anani#32 Dear @Deb Lange- you wrote "I always imagined it strange that policy makers who make decisions about the environment sit behind glass doors in concrete buildings disconnected from nature.". This is a crucial issue and I wonder if you would consider establishing a hive for environment protection. I feel sometimes there are policy makers who hate nature and concerted efforts are needed to raise awareness of the environment.
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Comments22/07/2016 #1 Anonymous@joel Anderson - I LOVE THIS!!! It's just as the incredible Carl Sagan stated "it's elevating and exhilarating" - to think about the amazing complexity of our physical world, the Universe and all that's in it and around it - the cosmos - and to know that "the cosmos is also within us" and that we are " a way for the cosmos to know itself". Outstanding thoughts to start my day. THANK YOU!!
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