- Producer20/10/2017The clash between the sun and the moonHard concrete walls in the face of humidity and over time are breaking up, thoughts crystallized over time are changing, empires fail to succumb to time and the world is changing, dreams go and modify, soften, melt like sand to fly with the air....
- Producer17/10/2017Urgent or Important“I have two kinds of problems: the urgent and the important. The urgent are not important, and the important are never urgent.” President Dwight D. Eisenhower spoke these words in 1954 to a gathering of church leaders. It is interesting to hear...
Comments20/10/2017 #9 Lisa 🐝 GallagherI have a lot of important but not urgent tasks to work on. I'm a procrastinator (not sure why) and I tend to put off the important tasks until closing in on a deadline. I need to work on that because it only adds to anxiety levels increasing and not enjoying : 'not urgent, not important.' Great buzz @Preston 🐝 Vander Ven17/10/2017 #8 Preston 🐝 Vander Ven#3 @Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris I agree, it is both. I feel that beBee is Urgent because for to create good relationships it we must keep in contact with other bees whom support us and vice versa. It is Important for me because it is not just a social media site yet a growing asset for my business growing at exponential speed. Yet, to help those who are asking me, I need to give it at least some of my daily attention.17/10/2017 #6 Preston 🐝 Vander Ven#1 Thanks @David B. Grinberg. When I first wrote this last year on my blog, I did it because my friend gave me Matrix challenge. His challenge for me was: Write down your goals, and write down your average daily actions. Now where on the chart do the land compared to your goal. It was then I realized that many of my actions were activities and not actions.
For example, I read, listened, and associated with those who were teaching me. Yet, these were activities that would not produce fruit toward my goal. I needed to change my focus of what I thought was action.
- Producer14/10/2017Why I Live Where I Live.Lately, when I travel I am often asked the question as to where I live and, when I give my answer the reply is almost always “why?” Now, I do tend to find this question to be a little strange as for many years I lived in the UK, Australia,...
Comments19/10/2017 #29 Randall BurnsGreat post @Paul Walters and I can definitely relate, (Love to travel and not just "visit" but "Live" everywhere)
"A place is just a place, it is the people that make it a "Home"
One more for you referring to your sentiment of, "It’s not ‘perfect’ here, for no place anywhere can attain that lofty perch"
"We live in a perfect world, it is our perception that makes us think we do not"18/10/2017 #28 Pamela 🐝 WilliamsI wish I had the means to join you in paradise my friend. Chaos I can accept, it is all the traits you describe about the West that have made me a stranger in my own country. I spent a week staring at the ocean (I actually only worked 2 full days) trying to find that peace the ocean always brings me, but cars on the beach, still too many tourists, my peace eluded me. I don't need to ask you Why, I understand perfectly. It's not about having more, it's about experiencing Life in all its glory16/10/2017 #26 Philippe Chaniet#24 Well, I know Indonesia somewhat from the pollution of Jakarta to far more seducing far away cities. Nature is stunning but it is also often utterly destroyed like for plantations in Kalimantan. Human culture is surprisingly diverse with a not so overwhelming veneer of Islam. Coming from Japan, what I would be missing is the high tech buzz of Tokyo where I work for example. I know I would lose cleanliness but that it would be replaced with kindness. But it is indeed a vast country so if your point is to say that I am missing a lot, I can concede it readily. Now, about coming to Indonesia to change my mind... ;-)15/10/2017 #25 Nicole Leigh West"The spectacular landscapes dotted with majestic mountains peppered with volcanoes whose sole purpose seems to be to try and reach up and touch a sky, delicious with stars. Indonesia has the ability to seduce and, when one has succumbed to her charms she will call like a plaintive siren from the sea each time you try and leave her." Seriously? Would that I had written it. It's exactly how I feel about it, without knowing it. Riveting, emotive words @Paul Walters14/10/2017 #15 CityVP 🐝 ManjitInteresting point you made about the respect for age in Indonesia compared to the orderly "geriatric-hotels" created in the West for people who are considered past their sell-by-date in the West. I also do find the topography of so many islands in Indonesia to be an interesting cultural facet of Indonesia. The passion you personally have shines through on the page, that is perhaps a greater testimony because you do make places come alive, even to the point where a part of us wonder why we are not making the same choices you have!
- Producer19/10/2017Can we live in an environment as One in Truth and without Fake News….?I was recently having some very deep conversations with friends around life, the subject matter was ‘Do we live a life of One, Whole and in Truth?’, the general consensus of this conversation was that ‘life’ is incredibly complex, there are lots of...
Comments20/10/2017 #4 Lisa VanderburgExceptional buzz that raises conflicting answers in me @Geoff Hudson-Searle! I'll try and clarify. Okay, so what is truth? Is it something tactile, sensory? No, we know the element of truth is not simply contained in such limited boundaries. We know love, but even though there are biological markers for attraction or arousal, love can't be quantified either. Faith; how about that? We know faith because we believe in things like...love and truth, for example.
Personally, I don't know myself...not really. I might know there are predictors particular to me but they don't become truth unless tested. To say I am certain of anything outside of my faith in a Creator that is not confined to space and time would be untrue. Maybe we know too much. Maybe not enough; either way, our lives are simply too short (mine, too chaotic) to put fully into use what I have learned. Does not mean you haven't though!19/10/2017 #2 Harvey LloydLove is a spiritual word, mythical if you will. Science can't explain it, but society longs for it in many variations. The statistics are not surprising since the questions asked could only, probably only questions of material world processes/physical. Love is not something the material world can grasp or explore because as your final quote stated, love has nothing to offer the material world but a smile of a child.
It is difficult to find peace in a world that measured materially rather than spiritually. The competitive nature of man is unleashed when materialism is at the front. The compassion of man is released only when love is genuine and is motivated spiritually.
It is difficult to have a foot in both worlds/concepts. The truth is relative to the world in which you choose to live. The material world requires fake news to feed the material fire of progress. Fake news destroys our love and spiritual realm in creating cognitive dissonance, because we attempt to survive in both.
- Producer17/10/2017Me TooSimple to say.Easy to dismiss.Immeasurably difficult to accept.To some surreal and unfathomable. To others far too real.Painful to experience.Emotionally, physiologically, mentally and personally it holds those affected tightly within its...
Comments19/10/2017 #12 Pamela 🐝 WilliamsMe Too! @Joel Anderson I'm just tired to the bone and mad as hell. And I'm tired of being mad as hell.
@Harvey Lloyd; That is a rough road to travel; I miss my grandfather every day but I wouldn't bring him back to what he had to go through; it wasn't him, just his body.18/10/2017 #11 Harvey LloydI am approaching that vision of there isn't as much time left as is behind. I am on the back nine of life. More of my family and friends are hearing the doorbell ring of life's health challenges. I know the natural process of life and death are a part of our existence, but to make sense of it is quite another thing. I only know my own experiences and can reflect them.
One in particular was my mother-in-law. Dementia took her down a dreadful path. There was no plug to pull or considered. But i know the family gathered around her and supported her existence and made her feel at home for more than three years. I am sure if we look at her and try and find dignity within that three years we wouldn't find it.
But through her experience and the family's belief in supporting one another we witnessed to so many people the dignity of family and the courage to engage with one another even in the toughest of times. The notes and comments my wife got from staff, other families who had loved ones in the facility, told me we impacted the way families see each other, the way staff treated patients in these types of facilities.
My Mother-in-laws challenging walk home was a shared experience that impacted others, she witnessed through us to people who had lost hope in humanity.
The process of going home is never an easy journey, but we have the opportunity to show others that this journey is guaranteed and that no matter the labels love does conquer the feelings of death, and celebrates the many people who are touched by the person's life.
I don't remember my mother-in-laws road but rather here life and those she impacted both in living and dieing. I Too hope i can have the courage to the end to share life with others, regardless of how rough the road gets.18/10/2017 #7 AnonymousBut then, one Day, you're tired of even being mad and you say well Hell is already here, can we ever turn this bountiful Earth into Heaven? Then you look around at all the anger and hate and inhumanity and you think quietly that Love truly is the cure and you just don't know if Love's voice will ever be loud enough anymore. So metoo, and I'm ready to live in an igloo.
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- Producer17/10/2017You must have experienced one of those scenariosThe complexity of our lives in increasing because of the increased duality or ambivalence that we suffer constantly from. I am sure we have all experienced one of the following scenarios in which you found your feelings and thoughts are in...
Comments19/10/2017 #79 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#78 Very true @Yolanda Ávila Márquez. However; antifragility is more than resilience. It is coming out of a stressful situation stronger than before. Like carbon under stress yields diamonds so we are expected to be antifragile. This is a subject of huge interest and I hope to cover it soon.19/10/2017 #78 Yolanda Ávila Márquez#74 Of course.
One of the most wonderful capacities of the human being is resilience.
Have you read Viktor Emil Frankl? Man's Search for Meaning
''Man can preserve a vestige of spiritual freedom, of mental independence, even in the terrible circumstances of psychic and physical tension''
''Man can be snatched from everything but one thing: the last of human freedoms - the choice of personal attitude before a set of circumstances - to decide his own way''
Regards!18/10/2017 #73 Yolanda Ávila Márquez#70 I understand you.
I have read more similar cases. I agree that doing something to help others who have gone through the same situation is positive but provided that at the same time you have healed the wound inside.
This model of Yoga, for example, has a support group for women who have been raped.
She helps them because she was also raped. I think it's wonderful and ... healer.
Basically you and I agree Ali:
we must think and act, not stay paralyzed and look for creative solutions that take us out of the paralyzing situations.18/10/2017 #71 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#68 brilliant comment dear @Tausif Mundrawala. You wrote "I have learnt that whatever we desire it comes with a price and requires us to work on it diligently". In thermodynamics we know you don't get anything for nothing. You derived this reality by yourself. You are smsrt my friend.18/10/2017 #70 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#69 Dear @Yolanda Ávila Márquez- I read the story of the girl. She didn't remove her problem, but lesssned its intensity by helping others. She vented out part of frustration this way. The positive side is that she designed the sports shoe. She re-challened her frustration and this was a way of dealing of a problem rather than allowing the problem to ruin her. She was self-motivated to do that.18/10/2017 #69 Yolanda Ávila MárquezMy dear Ali ....
this time I disagree with your opinion , just a little ;)
''So is the case of the raped girl. In one incident a raped girl started a new brand of sports shoes in which she donated a certain percentage of her profits to help girls who suffered from rape. Solving the problem of others puts our feelings and thoughts in harmony''
I think doing that alleviates the pain but does not eliminate it. It is a way to divert or channel attention. For me, it is valid only if at the same time you are healing in yourself what happened. You have to find peace within yourself.
"Happiness is achieved when what you think, what you say and what you do are in harmony." I agree with him.
All our attention must be focused on living our life with consistency.
Regards!18/10/2017 #68 Tausif MundrawalaHowever disharmonious our situation might be, it's incumbent on us to act in tandem with what our heart says and lies. Whenever I felt low in life I have seen myself inching towards the calling of my heart and wherever I taught my forte lies. I have learnt that whatever we desire it comes with a price and requires us to work on it diligently. We should blink once but we shouldn't leave sight of the path chosen by us and by our Almighty. He gives signs. He would put us in difficulties which would make us strongest than before. We have to heed to his call and suggestions. If someone is meant to be a writer or a poet he/she would always be enchanted with that subject.
Thanks for this wonderful buzz, Sir @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee Awaiting your reply.18/10/2017 #67 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#66 Your comment dear @Cyndi wilkins has just inspired me with the idea for my next buzz. The theme of it is as we face hardships in life it is our best times to find creative and simple solutions. Welcome to challenges because they make us thrive, Thank you Cyndi.18/10/2017 #65 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#64 You really increased my awareness of the role my father> Thank you and I am truly moved by your comment.
When my father passed away in 2005 we only found out that he was sponsoring more than ten orphaned students by paying their university fees. He didn't only scarified for his family, but also for the needy and deprived people.
My father was a renowned writer. He co-authored one book in English.
The early history of the Gulf Arabs / Ahmad Anani and Ken Whittingham.18/10/2017 #64 Cyndi wilkins"The pain was great, but still his beliefs helped him contain the pain."
That my friend @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee is the will to survive...and that is why your father lived another forty years after the fact...His concern for his families well-being should he not survive himself was the driving force behind his choice to soldier through excruciating pain to secure their future...even if he sacrificed his...That is the highest expression of love...and the measure of an amazing man...You are blessed to have had such a wonderful role model;-)18/10/2017 #63 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#62 I agree fully with your splendid comment @Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris. Either we find a creative solutions, or we find a way to lessen the conflict. It is not always easy to find a total solution. I mentioned same idea in my previous comment. But it all starts from congruence with oneself. Beautifully expressed Zacharias.18/10/2017 #61 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#60 Do you know dear @Lisa Vanderburg that my father memorized The Learners' Dictionary in full. At his time very few people spoke English in my country. This helped my father do thirteen jobs simultaneously. He worked as translator, Part-time English teacher and preparing pitches documents to big construction companies, among other jobs. If I claim that he didn't influence my life I would be lying.
There is a catchy phrase in your comment. "Suffering can take a good person and either make them exceptional or destroy them". Absolutely spot on. It is a thin line that can bifurcate us into two different paths. This is a buzz on its own.
Your comment reminds me to invite my friend Dr. @Vincenzo De Florio to the discussions here. Antifragility is to become stronger when experiencing a hard going in life. Not only suffering can take us in two different paths, but it can even make us stronger than we were before the suffering. This is a huge idea for the workshop that Vincenzo is organizing. Pain and Antifragility. It is more than resilience because resilience takes us to the same condition and position we were at before we suffered. Antifragility makes us better and stronger.18/10/2017 #60 Lisa Vanderburg#59 Your father's journey leaves me reeling; that determination takes such great passion to overcome, especially as the odds were so stacked against him. I can see where you get your steel from @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee View more#59 Your father's journey leaves me reeling; that determination takes such great passion to overcome, especially as the odds were so stacked against him. I can see where you get your steel from @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee!
Suffering can take a good person and either make them exceptional or destroy them. Such is the fine line we tread....at some point, our choice will define us. Thank you for sharing your father's story, my friend! Close
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Comments17/10/2017 #5 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee"Are not those perpetrators getting approval of majority men by making these incidents as trifle? "
I was just talking to my tenants--young men both--about this yesterday. It has long been disseminated that this is a man's world. Women who speak out against the system are shamed and ignored by most. They agreed this is just plain wrong. Hopefully, we will grow as a race to be totally inclusive.17/10/2017 #1 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeA saddening rape story with far-reaching effects. Thank you @Debasish Majumder for highlighting a hot issue. One other thought in your buzz that got me thinking is your writing "Naturally, they tend to shun their roots". In they you were referring to medical doctors. Aren't we always in going back to the land where from we came out?
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- Producer15/10/2017Successful at School, Failing in LifeA friend of mine complained the other day that his son was top of his class all his life. Everybody expected him to be successful at work, but disappointingly he fell miserably. This isn’t a rare incident and happens frequently. We all need to...
Comments18/10/2017 #84 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#82 thank you @Yolanda Ávila Márquez and I am checking on the book as soon as I post this comment.
I loved your comment. You are very correct "Many people achieve success in life after overcoming very adverse circumstances but after having lived deep life experiences". I agree with you all the way18/10/2017 #83 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#81 if I have a wish then it is that you made this comment earlier @Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMA. It would have attracted the attention of other commentors. It is deep. If I have another wish it is that you expand your comment into a buzz. And I truly hope you do.18/10/2017 #82 Yolanda Ávila MárquezFirst of all, recommend a book Ali: (It's a treasure)....
https://www.amazon.com/Heart-Personal-Journey-Through-Meanings/dp/0380977958 View moreFirst of all, recommend a book Ali: (It's a treasure)....
Let's keep going...
It is well known that students are not prepared for Life, they only require intellectual ability and little else.
Many people achieve success in life after overcoming very adverse circumstances but after having lived deep life experiences.
Liz Murray https://goo.gl/bzjNHj (from homeless to Harvard)
Khalil Rafati https://goo.gl/oh6aSr (from homeless to millionaire)
''God writes with crooked lines'' .... Success is a very slippery road.
Regards! Close18/10/2017 #81 Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMAYou have once again written an article which stimulates the thoughts and ideas of many. A topic infrequently touched upon. And while I have no unique words of wisdom as many who have commented here, do, I remind everyone of the following practical scenario - allowing children to discover how to deal with the changes life often forces upon us by finding them a part-time job when they're young. It can expose them to a variety of simple problems and changes they can learn to deal with and build their confidence as they grow.
Your post also reminded me of a situation I encountered after college. I attended an expensive private high school my parents worked hard to scrape together the money (while I cleaned houses and baby stay to help out) in order to attend. 5 years after graduation I'm shopping in an outlet store, with a friend, only to discover a young woman, tops in our high school class who graduated 'magna cum laude from college, working as a 'checker/bagger' there. I was beyond shocked but didn't question her. However I did discover from a friend this woman was unable to cope with the trials and tribulations of working. She was incapable of moving up to a management position, or other position which could provide a better living and life. One point was she disliked rules and following them; yet she wasn't a leader or one who might create them. And, quite frankly, she had no desire too I also discovered. Now while it's certainly possible to move up from sweeper (or a bagger/checker at a grocery store) to CEO, some - like the woman I mention here - likely was happiest, thriving in the controlled halls of education. Her parents, as with the man you mention in your post, were despondent when they discovered they'd spent all their money on an education for a daughter who continued to 'fail' according to their determination. All that said - there is always the "Peter Principle" - where people 'rise to their incompetence'.17/10/2017 #78 Vincenzo De FlorioRe: your kind question -- in a sense, I've replied already through my previous comment :) I think such topic would match very nicely with the themes of ANTIFRAGILE, and I would honored and very happy to have a paper from you for "my" little workshop. And should you like the idea, also to get involved with the organization of the workshop itself :)
Please let me know, dear friend @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee!
(2/2)17/10/2017 #77 Vincenzo De FlorioDear friend @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, thank you very much for so interesting a post, which I have appreciated very much! As you know, I'm very interested in resilience and antifragility. Often people consider the two qualities as one, corresponding to the ability to survive; But as you know very well, this is not true. There is a subtle, *systemic* difference between the two qualities: an antifragile system is able to learn from the experience. If it survives the experience in the first place, that is! And this is precisely what you identify here. Moreover, you suggest to "train" the antifragile system, proposing to "expose it gradually to conditions outside its comfort zone". This is definitely a strategy that makes sense and could (should) be applied to any antifragile system. Therefore e.g. Antifragile Communities should be exposed to "little crises" in order to temper themselves; and antifragile drones should be subjected to an increasingly harder set of environmental conditions in order to learn and get better without... crashing down! (1/2)17/10/2017 #75 Tausif MundrawalaWe should always put ourselves to the rigidest of test at every point of life. Life is very uncertain and it would always strike at the comforts on which one makes oneself a slave. We should see opportunities in all these uncomfortable circumstances. The strictness of my daddy directed me towards the habit of reading which initially I deplored. I now realize the benefits which it brings with each passing word. Everyday the ink of newspaper leaves an indelible strain on my hands and I always take pride in this color of intellect.
I can go on and on because this topic is a never ending process. Am awaiting your reply, Sir @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee17/10/2017 #73 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#71 If I had the power to distribute your comment worldwide @CityVP 🐝 Manjit I wouldn't hesitate for a moment. Just at least to absorb your line "...his expectations feel more like an added weight to his son". Why put heavy loads on our kids and then expect them to move fast or freely? How often we tend to forget the basics of life is an issue that amazes me.17/10/2017 #72 CityVP 🐝 ManjitA irregular heartbeat is a sign of a healthy heart, that is what makes life fractal. A regular heartbeat is the stuff of personal brand. http://reylab.bidmc.harvard.edu/tutorial/DFA/node7.html View moreA irregular heartbeat is a sign of a healthy heart, that is what makes life fractal. A regular heartbeat is the stuff of personal brand. http://reylab.bidmc.harvard.edu/tutorial/DFA/node7.html We have become really good at painting whitewash on existence and as we smoke the dope of painting life as success, we join in a collective failure to create unnecessary expectation and listen to the ownership society portray its view of life on the "have nots". Why should we expect anything different if the mentality promotes a certain view of life as being better than a more realistic appraisal of reality. Close17/10/2017 #71 CityVP 🐝 ManjitI wonder what the friend of yours would complain after the suicide of his son. Then he would yearn for him to be failure but a failure who is still alive especially those fathers who have talked to an overwhelmed son who is further condemned by the weight of expectations that the word "failure" brings and now live with a memory.
Shit happens to people and sometimes a tonne of shit, and this is another example of why the polished shine of personal branding is so personally offensive to me. Just because life is kind to a person and they sit in the privilege of what life has given, does not mean that life is shit-proof. Maybe the father who complained about his son needs another look in the mirror because his expectations feel more like an added weight to his son, especially if his son happened to read this online and that became the straw that broke the camels back.
It is called be on the receiving end of life and also a receiving end where shit happens. This shit can take many forms and in some cases people recover but in a few cases they do not. We tend to ignore this abject reality and socially we have got good at brushing "real life" under the carpet. That is until some poor soul writes something that opens up reality window and then for a moment we all rush in and applaud that truth - but we also go straight back into the language of success we use to cover this abject reality, because there is a reason we put this out of mind and out of sight in our own lives when we "can't handle the truth". That is a great movie line and when we preach success, we preach the movie of life, not actually live the reality of life.17/10/2017 #68 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#61 thank you @Jerry Fletcher for your analytical approach. You wrote "Those that are creative are denied the right to grow and develop way too often". You remind me of a real story. A student asked the teacher about a step in a chemical reaction and its driving force. The response was "it is like that. All you need to do is memorizing the steps". No wonder students quite often hate chemistry even though it is a highly interesting science. Not only we tend to block creativity, but also stop students from logical thinking.
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Comments16/10/2017 #6 Pamela 🐝 WilliamsYou gotta love military acronyms. My favorite is FIGMO. It's that state of bliss just before you're transferred to another base and your replacement has been trained so all you have to do is show up and kick back, and when questioned on your lack of industry you answer; FIGMO; F*** It, Got My Orders!16/10/2017 #4 Jerry FletcherAnd, here in America we have a president that couldn't find a reasonable foreign policy with both hands a flashlight and a guide dog. Yet there is part of the population that encourages his dim-witted behavior. Perhaps my friend's idea to implement the 25th amendment could be pulled off.15/10/2017 #1 John RylanceThere is a saying the more things change the more they stay the same.
Your post brought to mind the Barry McGuire single "Eve of Destruction"
Remember to when Dr Strangelove was released the Pentagon said such a scenario could not exist.
In the recently published The Future of War by L Freedman, he states war has a future. The uncertainties under a multilateral world order in which U S dominance is slipping are much greater.
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Comments16/10/2017 #4 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#3 exactly @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador once we understand that, life looks 100 % different, thank you15/10/2017 #2 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#1 well thank you @Debasish Majumder that is super kind of you to say!!!15/10/2017 #1 Debasish Majumderlovely share @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.! enjoyed read and shared. thank you for the share.
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Comments16/10/2017 #210 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#208 First, I want to thank dear @Debasish Majumder for sharing this buzz and drawing more great comments.
Thank you @Proma 🐝 Nautiyal Your writing "they need to think long term and base their actions on those thoughts" inspired me with an idea for a buzz. Thank you15/10/2017 #208 Proma 🐝 NautiyalThis is so true, @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee! I have experienced this in real life, too. I believe this happens because some people don't think in macro terms, they prefer to live in their own myopic view of the world. If somebody truly wants to build a long-term relationship, personal or professional, they need to think long term and base their actions on those thoughts. Thank you for this buzz! ]
Thank you, @Debasish Majumder for sharing this buzz!15/10/2017 #207 Harvey Lloyd#206 @Debasish Majumder thanks for this pull from history. It is often intriguing to review our past and this was a very interesting review. The comments and subsequent discussion was viewed quite differently from today than it was at the time.
Still a great post and holds true today @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee15/10/2017 #206 Debasish Majumderintriguing buzz indeed sir @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee! i wonder, when unity of thought enable us to align, how come we can visualize an entirely abstract format which may cause disaster to our relationship! however, enjoyed read and shared. thank you very much for the share.23/04/2017 #202 Joanne Gardocki#201 It also came to mind, @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, there is a school of thought that sees our Earth as a living being. How interesting that earthquakes and the human brain can follow the same power law plot. I am not sure I like connecting our Earth to being a serial killer on a very large scale. Oh my...
However, if our own human minds are mirrored in our environment, it is one more bit of evidence in the connectedness of all. It becomes a call for real mindfulness and compassion.22/04/2017 #198 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#197 Excellent example of analogy @Joanne Gardocki. Now, you got me thinking. It is interesting that you mentioned earthquakes. You now recently a discovery was made in that serial killers time their killing unintentionally with power laws- same as earthquakes do.22/04/2017 #197 Joanne GardockiVery interesting analogy. It sounds like we need to add some flexibility and earthquake proofing technology to our bridges. I was surprised to find out that banks and businesses are using computer algorithms to investigate 100 year/1000 year catastrophic events in much the same way as engineers designing buildings.18/12/2016 #193 Mohammed Sultan#191 Thank you Phil for your welcomed thoughtful reply.If there's some logic in the the truth it's sometimes distorted by others interpretations.Sometimes we have an accurate market data(truth) which is distorted by the interpretations and the logic of an inexperienced researcher.18/12/2016 #192 Mohammed Sultan#189 Analogies are also important in business.Nowadays,for effective communications companies are inspiring their employees by associating pictures to make their vision clearly understood.It's also happening here at beBee when they keep inspiring their mission and strategies.I remember once watching the former CEO of CAD Systems was moving with drawing featuring the company strategies on flip charts in offices and conference rooms.And when asked about this he said; I have those drawing around on purpose.It's really hard to get an entire org to understand where it's going ,so we have to keep hammering at the message.......I guess it's a kind of like subliminal suggestion.18/12/2016 #191 Phil Friedman#187 Mohammed, I obviously agree about the excessive use, or rather the misuse of metaphor. However, logic does not "distort logic" mostly because logic has to do with patterns of reasoning, and never in itself can claim to determine truth. Logic is only concerned with assuring that if we start with true premises or assumptions, we reach similarly true conclusions. Logic does not, and cannot determine if our assumptions or premises are themselves true. Cheers!
- Producer14/10/2017A May day fright or flightSome of us are driven to pushing the envelop either out of curiosity or out of the need to live on the edge, or both. I suspect that I would fall into the subgroup of ADHD’s characterized by the need for increased environmental stimulation. Now...
Comments14/10/2017 #16 Cyndi wilkins#8 I'm with her!!! Silly boys;-) Although I have to admit...it took me quite some time settle down after having a child...When I 'misbehaved' I always got the "What the hell were you thinking?!?!" speech the morning after....followed by, "You're a mother now...so act like one." Shamed into submission:-(14/10/2017 #14 Gert Scholtz@Ian Weinberg A swashbuckling ride Doc! Next time, take me with you when you go for a “spin” in an airplane. I crashed down with a microglider once and think I should up the ante on skyfalls. Good story Ian, and may I say happy that you lived to tell it – and have a coffee with me from time to time.14/10/2017 #6 Donna WoodSome edge of your seat reading, @Ian Weinberg!!! The world is grateful for two things: first you lived to tell the tale; and second that people who push envelope exist. Necessity indeed is the mother of all invention. It the exhilaration we feel while pushing the envelope that truly makes us feel alive!!!14/10/2017 #5 Ken BoddieThey say that the sweetest success, Ian, comes after boundaries have been moved further away than we originally thought possible, or, even better, when the batsman repeatedly hits a six over them. Personally, I'm one of those boring people who identify hazards, and carry out a risk assessment after evaluating the probability of occurrence and the associated consequential damage. I then suggest appropriate factors of safety be set in place, so that the great majority of users or practitioners can work within a safe environment. But without people like you, Ian, we never really find out what is possible beyond the boundaries or how conservative we may or may not have been in setting them. "For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction." 🤔
- Producer13/10/2017Random Thoughts About The WeekI was drinking coffee the other day with a retired guy. He worked as an architect for years. Since I want to take the Interior Architecture course at Cornish, there’s a common interest. He’s also bought a couple drawings I had printed up. He...
Comments14/10/2017 #5 Lisa 🐝 GallagherReally enjoyed this @Mark Blevins. Epic story about the coffee shop! And, couldn't agree more about teens and the loss of control we have no matter what rules they are given. Each child is different. My second pushed me to the limit often. She had and still does have a great heart but she was such a social butterfly in HS, it was hard to hold her back w/out major tiffs going on constantly. I'm glad she grew up! :)
- Producer13/10/2017FRIDAY THE 13thAccording to superstition, today is supposed to be unlucky. In fact, the fear of Friday the 13th has a scientific name: paraskevidekatriaphobia. It occurs when the 13th day of the month in the Gregorian calendar falls on a Friday, which can be...
Comments15/10/2017 #16 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand AmbassadorFriday the 13th has always been a good day for me. Did you know that black cats have the lowest adoption rate in American shelters compared to cats that are other colors? I'm not superstitious but some people are and as your post indicates will not even venture outside.14/10/2017 #14 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#11 Very true and it refers to the Antichrist who many feel according to the bible will return at the end times (Apocalypse). Stories state the Antichrist will appear in human form and many will feel it will save the world, they will worship him (in his bodily form) he will perform miracles and continue to fool people until it's time for his final fight. I've read a few fictional books based on so called facts from the book of Revelations and I say 'so called,' because so many people interpret the bible differently but I must say, they were interesting. I've become more spiritual over the years so my beliefs may differ from others. Now if we all get coded with 666 or a tatoo on our heads I might defer back to the book lol.14/10/2017 #11 Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris#7 Actually some people who have studied the particular book from the Bible have come to the conclusion that 666 was actually code for the beast of the apocalypse, which was a particular dictator who wreaked havoc when he was around. Perhaps if he knew that his prediction would be the cause of alarm, he might have avoided this numeric code altogether!14/10/2017 #7 Lisa 🐝 GallagherInteresting info @Dominique 🐝 Petersen. I used to be afraid of Friday the 13th because everyone around me was. I don't even think about it now. Black cats, I grew up with a few, so they never caused me worry either. I think most of us have superstitions and I'd have to say mine can be related to past events and I try hard not to repeat certain things if a similar even occurs. Just like the number 666 is supposedly related to the devil (Satan or what ever people call it)... I think if I had to choose, that number freaks me out just a tad.
- Producer13/10/2017People unite facing the common enemyWhen someone is taking out the gun, starts shooting at you and everyone around you, there is only one thing you can do to survive. Unite with everyone around you. It happens in seconds. It's survival instinct.It may sound pretty obvious. But how...
- Producer13/10/2017Just walk with me.Not before, not after, just walk with me.Says time...If you have ever felt too overwhelmedIf you have felt down hillIf you have felt a bit off keyIf you have felt life to be unfairI have just the answer to help youAnd it is very simple tooAs only...
Comments14/10/2017 #14 Savvy Raj#1 #2#4 #6Thank you both City Vp Manjit and Ali Anani for your interesting interaction to this post... Here is a bit of reflections in line with your thoughts here.
Balancing is a fine line
In the shifting estimation of times
Between the over and under
Lies the truth to sense within ...
Witness the path of the flow
Acknowledge both the yin and yang
As they arise and settle
Choice is yours in every now
What comes and goes Is always there
As all matter is energy in one form or other
Know the path you choose completes you
For guided you are by innate awareness.13/10/2017 #8 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#6 Then I shall walk the talk on corrugated roads so as to forget about personal branding @CityVP 🐝 Manjit. Walk is a slippery word here because in writing the walk the talk I didn't say where to do the walking. It could be on an iceberg, on fallen flowers, on thorns, on stick muds, on sking sands or even in the air. We need to experience life in all its forms.13/10/2017 #7 Ian Weinberg"And so you enter the next moment of your life, warts and all –
A moment that has never been lived before. For in that moment lies
pure potential for all possibilities and all things.
And as you enter the moment ….. pause.
And as you pause, see and hear and touch. And feel
the sensations of your body. But in that pause, don’t think.
Rather, acknowledge all that is. The natural forms, the structures
created by the work of yourself and of others. And celebrate all that is –
the form, the function and the blessed presence of it all..."
- Ian Weinberg (Thoughts under a May full moon)
Thanks for inspiring @Savvy Raj13/10/2017 #6 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#5 Dear @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee it is among the easiest things in the world to declare "know thyself", it is also the hardest thing to do. We underestimate our own limitations beyond which we do not explore. This is true of every human being save a handful that have succeeded such as Buddha or Jiddu Krishnamurti. "Walk to truth" is difficult. "Walk the Talk" is merely personal branding.13/10/2017 #4 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#2 In my book of life, negative thinking is not negative intelligence. We get saw caught up in trying to exorcise demons within, that we end up negating that which should make us whole. Negative intelligence is listening to our mind and heart and recognizing the messages our body is sending us, rather than the beliefs or habits we have imported externally, through which we now look at these things. When Savvy is walking with time, who is she walking with? Is she walking with Savvy - a whole person? or is she walking with an image of Savvy that she has learned. If I am a bit off then I need my negative intelligence to know the truth of that. Otherwise I either delude myself or continue to hide or ignore that truth.