A Hive of Ideas

A Hive of Ideas

Ideas may blow in our minds abruptly. I experienced this while reading a buzz by David B. Grinberg on "Spread the Honey". Honey is viscous and spreading it may be challenging as much as rewarding. If not done properly, the spread may cause problems. On what surface to spread the honey is also an issue. However; a big question remains: who is willing to spread the honey?

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My mind travelled to some trees that spread their seeds. Can we see any relationship between spreading honey and trees spreading their seeds? A buzz is like a seed and we may learn from the ways trees spread their seeds to spread buzzes and other seeds of beBee.

We may revert to some cunning ways of spreading seeds. If we depend on one source of spreading them we may better be cautious of hidden harms. Let me explain by example. The Apple Tree of Death looks innocent; in reality every part of it is poisonous and including its milky sap. The tree depends mainly in growing in clusters along coasts and depends on water to spread its seeds. It doesn't depend on animals or humans to do the spreading. It becomes very toxic for self-defense. It doesn't need us. We need to stay away from it. We too should realize that we need to spread seeds of ideas that don't come from toxic sources. It is trust that shall motivate us to spread buzzes and only when they come from trusted bees. Authors should do their utmost to keep the trust of others to spread their contributions. Nobody shall be willing to spread poisoned honey.

Once we gain the trust it is possible to spread the seeds. Not all seeds are the same. Some seeds need to be carried by water, air animals or waters. They don't spread like honey or paints. By sticking the seeds to passing animals, the animals move away and in the process carry the seeds to different locations. Can we develop similar ideas by which passing readers would stick the seeds? This is what I experienced while reading the buzz of David B. Grinberg. I am now in effect distributing his buzz in the process of writing this buzz.

How ethical is it to use a sweet and sour strategy to spread buzzes? Plants have hidden agenda. For example, the cashew has a sweet and juicy stem but a toxic seed, so monkeys eat the fleshy stem and discard the seed. We may write a buzz with a similar approach. The readers may enjoy the sweet part, but discard the sour part by writing comments and circulating the buzz not for the sake of spreading it, but for the sake of spreading their criticism. In the process, the seeds of the original buzz spread. People love to spread the word about things they love and hate. However; mixing the two together might form an efficient way of spreading. I expect even a synergistic effect to emerge. This is a fertile land to explore in a greater depth.

People love stories. They love sharing them as well. They love stories that move them emotionally and cause their tears to flow. If you want a message to spread then you may consider what some plants do. Wind carrying light seeds or seeds with parachute like structure travel long distances and flourish. Dandelion plants use this strategy. You may consider writing a buzz or message about beBee in which you have immersed the seeds for other ideas. These seeds must be mind-blowing to fly with the wind. Your readers might get blown-away and carry the seeds long distances and spread them to unthinkable places.

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One last point- spreading the seeds of beBee into different minds might require different nurturing. Not all seeds grow similarly under prevailing climatic conditions. You know to know where to spread your seeds. You may spread the seeds of beBee in hostile climates. Or, in places that have little sunlight and the seeds require plentiful sunlight. Not all spreading works efficiently.

The challenges of spreading are great; however, it is from these difficulties that emerge creative solutions. Plants found the solutions and we can do much better. Spread the challenge and create the solution.


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Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#46
"More importantly the rules help us explore new places of planting" " In our current phase we are looking for unique meaning in which to expand our thoughts and social interactions". " We can operate within the skill, but to be genuine we have to believe that the skill is for service of others, not just ourselves". That is is a core issue of my next buzz dear Harvey Lloyd to your great comment. I shall tag you to my next buzz. I appreciate greatly your mind and human heart.

Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

4 years ago #40

You were there, i saw you Ali Anani, you were at the brink of the fundamental aspects of our society propelling itself forward. The rules from your previous posts and comments are the foundation of spreading our seeds. More importantly the rules help us explore new places of planting. Your word "rules", i believe you thought there might be three, can be interchanged with perception, goals or success. What we do should be guided by "why" we are doing it in the first place. The rules of social existence establish the "why". All of this to say that each of us require a meaning that we can hang on to and master. In our current phase we are looking for unique meaning in which to expand our thoughts and social interactions. Emotional intelligence is one such meaning. I agree that we need the skills of EI, but the skills will never come if we do not understand the broader question of "why" do we need them. IMHO the call for EI is directly linked to the current need for being genuine. We can operate within the skill, but to be genuine we have to believe that the skill is for service of others, not just ourselves. Please tag me on your post of EI, my schedule is crazy these days and miss some excellent post only to find them weeks later.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Faith West- this is the first contact between us and what a lovely one for me it is. This is a hugely important buzz. You wrote "Why? Realistic goals are boring goals. As in the case of Marilyn, this keeps us small and limits us from dreaming big and creating the things of which we are truly capable. This way of setting goals defies the belief, β€œWhatever the mind can conceive, it can achieve.” There seems a paradox. In complexity science we say go in small steps for that might generate unexpected outcome. In complexity it is important to go in small steps because a butterfly effect may emerge. True, but small steps towards a small goal? No, it is better towards a big one. A plant grows in accordance with the size of pot we place in and so our dreams. I also enjoyed the criticism to R in SMART Goals. The reality is that we can't be real or that sure in our world no matter what we try. I enjoyed reading your buzz immensely.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#43
I have just made this comment on a buzz by Phil Johnson, MBL, I n the comment I wrote ""As a result we see a much broader gap in the level of emotional intelligence among individuals within organizations. The focus on intellectual labor and experience is no longer enough" This is true and very timely for me @Phil Johnson, MBL. I am drafting a post to publish within 48 hours on Why the Best Make the Worst? I am explaining this paradox with examples from nature and life". Emotional intelligence surely weighs in, but appreciation of nature is also a MUST. If we don't enjoy nature we shall not enjoy good work. I am saying this dear Lisa Vanderburg because I see this i the beauty in your comment "@CityVP 🐝 Manjit your analogy reminds me of fresh morning dew". Souls have their dews and you two have it. Brainy people with no dew in their souls shall not produce their best.

Lisa Vanderburg L

Lisa Vanderburg

4 years ago #37

#39
CityVP \ud83d\udc1d Manjit sow are cultivated with the purest of heart; I'm most grateful for you both!

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#39
Your seeds of hope create a better and new tomorrow dear CityVP \ud83d\udc1d Manjit

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#38
You are very humble dear Lisa Vanderburg. I have exchanged many comments with you and I know well of your intellectual prowess. I am truly bestowed to connect with people of your caliber.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#37
Absolutley dear - I am happy that my ideas always fell on fertile soil and your soil is nourishing. I am glad this buzz generated the discussions it did because I learnt a lot. Thanks are due to you and all the great minds here.

CityVP Manjit

CityVP Manjit

4 years ago #33

#38
Lisa Vanderburg the important thing for me is whether my seeds are a fresh spray of existence born to a new day, or are they seeds coated by the toxins that others left within us and thus a repeat of yesterday rather than a renewal of tomorrow. The more I emit seeds of a new day, the more the quality of what has dispersed comes back as the fruit of learning. The more I emit seeds coated and tarnished with the effects of negative people the more I am not noticing the coating that obstructs our vitality and create fruitless seeds - and thus the seeds of the old day are different from the seeds of a new day. Memories are sometimes not our best friend when toxic people have harmed us beyond measure, but that is why I like reading what you and Joyce \ud83d\udc1d Bowen bring because you are separating the seed from the toxic memory and what you then send out are seeds that seek to create new memories and new protection; because because through your stories others who have been harmed realize they were not alone and then those seeds then begin to disperse with a healing power and not the toxic coat. They spread as seeds of new awareness. These are the very seeds that we rightly call "the seeds of hope" and for those lucky enough to enter a new Eden where we are all spread anew, then here the seeds of hope become seeds of love. What you possess is the knowledge and experience of what seeds of hope shall be, for in your stories, you are that hope and I have seen your seeds disperse and I value them greatly.

Lisa Vanderburg L

Lisa Vanderburg

4 years ago #32

A sticky wicket indeed Ali Anani! I have not seen criticism here yet (but I'm new), but I have seen fury. In honesty, there's always the temptation to covet...must be so in any social-media platform? I've read you her, on LI etc. - I'm way below your intellectual prowess, but your heart; your wisdom...I can get that! Good message, dear man!

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

4 years ago #31

The thing I love most about beBee is exactly what happened below in the comments section. So many different plants/ideas/thoughts have emerged from this seed/buzz. I'm thinking of the story where seeds are sprinkled and some fall on fertile grounds, some fall on concrete land and some other's fall where weeds grow. The 3 area's here can be compared to the kind of people we deal with in our day to day life. The seeds that fall among weeds get crushed before they get a chance to blossom, whereas the seeds that fall on concrete die of nourishment and the seeds on the fertile land blossom into enriching tree. You are the fertile land here on beBee dear Ali Anani. And the seeds of our ideas fall in the land of fertile bees like you. Let's thrive together #beBeesforever #beBeelove

Federico Álvarez San Martín

#33
#34 Hi Ali Anani, In the new version we will have notifications without errors. Thanks for the feedback.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#34
Thank you Javier \ud83d\udc1d beBee

Javier 🐝 CR

Javier 🐝 CR

4 years ago #28

#33
Ali Anani

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Javier \ud83d\udc1d beBee- this is an alert as I keep receiving messages of more interactions on this buzz, but then I find nothing new. Is something down?

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Thank you Asesh Datta and you are correct. The social platforms have a dominant role and the readers have their choices. It is democracy in action. I thank you for your supportive comment.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#29
It is always a source of joy to read your buzzes and comments

Prakashan B.V

Prakashan B.V

4 years ago #24

Ali Anani: Always happy to read your articles..

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#25
I am so happy dear Franci\ud83d\udc1dEugenia Hoffman that the lines you chose are my favorite of the buzz. I can't thank you enough. Our minds resonate together

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#23
Ana including

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#22
You are a great example and motivation for making the shootout worthy.

Franci 🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador

Ali Anani, your thoughts so genuinely penned bring to my mind the comment made by Edith Ann, the child on Rowan and Martin's TV show - Laugh-In. Edith Ann, played by Lily Tomlin, would end her short monologues with "and that's the truth". That is what I feel like saying after reading your buzz "The challenges of spreading are great; however, it is from these difficulties that emerge creative solutions. Plants found the solutions and we can do much better. Spread the challenge and create the solution." and that's the truth.

Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. beBee Global Brand Ambassador

share the honey!!!

Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. beBee Global Brand Ambassador

I recognize so many bees in the picture above ;-)!!!

David B. Grinberg

David B. Grinberg

4 years ago #17

Many thanks πŸ™ for the shoutout, Ali, which I appreciate. You make several excellent points, as always. The buzz is growing louder thanks to bees 🐝 like you and so many others working in unison per exemplary teamwork.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#20
Thank you dear for your thoughtful question. Can we look at minorities in hosting countries like the USA, Canada and Australia and their role in the society and economy? I believe those minorities brought with them their own ideas and the big challenges they had to face prior to their "spreading" . I find that countries who have variety of "seed people" are more immune to drawbacks. They are also more creative.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#16
That is exactly my point my dear friend . It is up to us to fill the hive with honey and then spread this honey to other hives so that we may all learn and develop. Yes to spreading challenges and big no to spreading toxic ideas like some plants do to grow alone and kill their neighbors as the killing apple tree does. Why some people would behave this way is still a mystery for me.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#15
Your comment is likewise robustly sticky dear Deb \ud83d\udc1d Helfrich. You know why? Because it shall stick in my mind for long times. I can easily write a buzz on your comment. For now, I shall highlight your writing "But there is a difference when the laser of hate is focused on a person or persons rather than the content". This is a significant point. It is unfortunate that the laser focus is so effective on the wrong issue. The result is " the personal attacks on him are dispersing the energy from the truly horrific consequences of some of his actions". This platform is a place for us to learn together. Unfortunately, some people leave carrying the seeds of hatred and start dispersing it everywhere. This is mu next buzz with a much greater elaboration.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#14
Commanding comment dear Gert \ud83d\udc1d Scholtz. I paused to think of your line "Sometimes the story shapes us more than what we shape the reader". Very true, we change the environment and the environment changes us. There is a feedback effect between thw storyteller and the reader- who ends up shaping the other?

Gert Scholtz

Gert Scholtz

4 years ago #12

Ali Anani β€œYou may consider writing a buzz or message about beBee in which you have immersed the seeds for other ideas. These seeds must be mind-blowing to fly with the wind. Your readers might get blown-away and carry the seeds long distances and spread them to unthinkable places.” These are such true metaphors! Sometimes what we sow unto the wind blows back to us in harvests totally unexpected. Sometimes somewhere there is a benefit for someone one does not know of. Sometimes the story shapes us more than what we shape the reader. These are only some of the benefits of story seeds – thank you my friend Ali.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#12
If I think of how much we can learn from nature I feel I know nothing dear Sara Jacobovici shifted my interest to this buzz. I greatly appreciate your feedback and this adds to my faith to write more on nature-derived lessons. This is a fertile land in which w may find unlimited seeds of buzz ideas. Same for me, much to think about, much to learn.

Sara Jacobovici

Sara Jacobovici

4 years ago #10

You are a master craftsman Ali Anani. You are able to take the raw materials of nature and weave its fabric to form a complex tapestry. I am amazed at how a discussion of how to get your ideas "out there", opens up the complexity of how, when, under what conditions, survival, ethics. Much to think about, much to learn.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

I am truly thankful to all my peer bees who shared this buzz and spread the word. I am afraid to non-intentionally drop a name, and so this is a special thank to everyone of you

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#9
Your comment dear Deb\ud83d\udc1d Lange would love to use your comment in highlighting the value of different hives and moving seeds in a variety of hives. One seed of idea in a hive might give a plant with different characteristics in another hive. When we spread ideas into what would seem to be irrelevant hives few things might emerge. This is a value I experienced myself here on beBee. Your comment is worthy of expanding into a dedicated buzz. If you don't do I shall. Deb, I am truly grateful to you.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

I would love to read the comment of on this buzz.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#6
I enjoyed your comment the most among all your comments dear debasish majumder. It touched my heart. You bring to my mind the idea that talented humans who migrate abroad carrying with them the seeds of knowledge and expertise. Some talents left their countries because of oppression. Others seeking more knowledge, moore income and different life styles. My mind is migrating now into new ideas and hives.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#4
Exactly Pascal Derrien and you figured out why I titled this buzz The Hive of Ideas. I felt I am entering into a hive of bees attacking me with ideas. I appreciate your feedback with gratitude.

Pascal Derrien

Pascal Derrien

4 years ago #4

Interesting how ideas pop up in one's mind in a way I rather not know how and why that keeps things interesting :-) great article and I also learned sonmething about my favourite treat the cashew ....

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#2
Thank you Javier \ud83d\udc1d beBee. This buzz highlights where creative ideas aremostly needed to spread the seeds and honey of beBee.

Javier 🐝 CR

Javier 🐝 CR

4 years ago #2

thanks Ali Anani. I love your creativity !

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

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