Lisa Vanderburg en Lifestyle 4/12/2017 · 1 min de lectura · 1,3K

What do I want?

It's a curious question; at least, for me. I'm not corporate, 'branding' myself, nor am I seeking a job. As far as I see it, I have nothing to lose but much to gain in my personal curiosities. So....what am I doing here? Am I predictor or prey, voyeur or player, convicted, reliable, trustworthy? Am I worthy in any respect for that matter?

More of my life has been a fight just to stand still, but the ground has shifted, yet again. To me (and I expect to most of you) who would like to think solid ground is what we stand on, what truly lies beneath our journey's floor is forever fluid. Tectonic plates that are perpetually forcing us to our knees. We have less control than we'd like to imagine; but I imagine that some of you know that. Being on Bebee has taught me an awful lot.

Let me lay out some simple truths, IMHO:

1. BB (ya know...like LI is LinkedIn) is contrary. Certainly in where I've looked, it has become 'to whom you lay allegiance'. 

2. I cannot (nor will not) attempt to outsmart the smarts. I don't care for that.

3. There are some magnificent thinkers and writers on here that I have learned so much from; kudos to the 3 J's and one Javier 🐝 beBee

4. I have never had so many men vent their anger at me. I have also not met so many genuine and compassionate men as here: for their hearts AND minds!

5.  I have never had the pleasure to read such a plethora of diverse minds that examine themselves - that a HUGE point!

For me, what I have been granted here involves immersion: I read better from what others do/say; better yet, from what they don't. I expect there a lot of us 'between the lines' readers. It also shuts me up...did I have anything to say?

The competition is fairly fierce and unforgiving; not used to that coming from LI, (caveat: in my capacity, but I use that platform for other things. This is my go-to if I want to grow, experience, love, re-learn. Is the cost worth it? Probably, but I have lots to learn and my hour-glass runneth dry!

Seems to me LI has pulled up its socks...finally. I wouldn't want that at the cost of a more 'conversational' platform as Bebee but, hey, that's business.What do I want?

Pity. I'm too old and clearly, too young for this :)


Lisa Vanderburg 18/1/2018 · #24

Love beBee @Lyon Brave, for it is alive and breathing, even in sorrow or pain or rage! :)

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Lyon Brave 17/1/2018 · #23

I am glad to hear you have gotten so much out of bebee

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Lisa Vanderburg 5/12/2017 · #22

#21 haha....3 beers and insomnia - works a treat @Randall Burns :)

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Randall Burns 5/12/2017 · #21

#19 Don't sell yourself short @Lisa Vanderburg your buzz is poignant and illustrates the same sentiments that I express, but you present it more succinctly and clearly. I really need to learn how to do that. :-)

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Lisa Vanderburg 5/12/2017 · #20

#16 How true, @Harvey Lloyd...you make me think; I wonder if this lonely wanderings are just as we've always needed. Solitude to ruminate, interaction in kind, space to give the answers we're handed some better questions....hummm!

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Lisa Vanderburg 5/12/2017 · #19

#14 I saw, @Randall Burns on your aromatic and delicious new buzz! Thank you - I certainly don't deserve to be counted as yet, but I will try:)

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Tausif Mundrawala 5/12/2017 · #18

While signing in, never once did I realize that I am going to achieve a lot in terms of personal gain. You reminded me of the novel which I read a decade ago named, 'Everything to Gain'- Barbara Taylor Bradford. It's main message was I have nothing to lose and everything to gain. The protagonist lose her husband and kids in a catastrophic accident and she rebuilds her life by starting a business of kitchen wares in a barn on her own property. At one point or the other life throws an event or an incident where we have to gather our wits and to start anew.

Am glad that you shared this buzz with us, my friend @Lisa Vanderburg

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Pascal Derrien 5/12/2017 · #17

Its not always is about what we want but more likely about what we can.... :-)

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