Be Natural- is it a good advice?

Be Natural- is it a good advice?

Quite often I read in comments and buzz advices on the importance of being yourself and staying natural. My mind tends to question commonly-accepted wisdoms and seeks scientific approval for them. So, what is the importance of staying natural and not act?

There are many examples in life in which we have both choices natural and synthetic. We are the same either we are natural or turn into synthetic humans. So, which choice to go for? I shall provide my perception in answering this question.

Which one would you choose of the following?

Β· Natural vitamins or synthetic equivalents

Β· Natural rubber or synthetic rubber

Β· Natural flowers or synthetic flowers

Β· Synthetic gemstones and natural gemstone

Β· Natural beauty or synthetic beauty

Β· Natural beauty or synthetic one

The examples are many. However; for the sake of this buzz these are enough. In the case of synthetic vitamins research has shown repeatedly that not only they are inferior to natural ones; but also may seriously harmful. . These synthetic vitamins, according to a multitude of studies, are not as bioavailable, absorbable, or usable. These β€œvirtually identical” vitamins are not what we find in natural foods, not recognizable to the body, hard on the kidneys, and can often be treated as toxins. Almost every synthetic vitamin is inferior to natural ones. Some synthetic vitamins have traces of reactants which can cause serious damage to our health. One example is Vitamin C in which the synthetic version misses the flavonoids and phytonutrients found in nature.

Synthetic flowers are easier to clean, serve for longer times, can be colored and add convenience. We may even spray them with fragrant liquids to make them more appealing. However; will they ever invite bees to make honey? Will they ever smell like flowers with dew covering them in the morning to give them that very special scent? Would they spread when the wind blows? Will they make the field of flowers so invigorating like the natural ones? Would we care to walk in a field filled with pots of synthetic flowers as we would in a field filled with natural flowers? Natural rubber is equivalent to natural flowers and the synthetic one is almost equivalent to synthetic flowers. There is one significant difference. The properties of natural rubber are difficult to change. In contrast, the properties of synthetic rubbers can be adjusted to suit the properties of the final application. Are we ready to change our authenticity to suit the situations we find ourselves in? If the situations keep changing and we keep changing to match them we shall lose our authenticity. Like synthetic rubber we shall be less durable than the natural equivalent.

We may choose to be like synthetic gemstones. They may be synthesized devoid of impurities and more vibrant colors than the natural ones. Natural gemstones grow chaotically and the inclusion of impurities is almost sure.

We are human were created from clay and to be natural is to have impurities. I would like to be a natural gemstone with less vivid colors and some impurities than being a synthetic one with vivid colors and no impurities because I want to be a natural human.
Ali Anani, PhD

What is your take on this subject? I love to hear your β€œnatural voice”.


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Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#88
My genuine pleasure dear Tausif Mundrawala

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#86
Brilliant comment dear Tausif Mundrawala. I enjoyed immensewy your definition of authenticity. Yes, we should be ourselves; the more we know our core values, the more authentic we are.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#80
I am privileged to be connected with you now dear Clau Valerio

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#79
Great comment dear Clau Valerio. You wrote and summarized many great thoughts in one line. "It has to do with standing at this moment, observing you without judging and being honest with what you are living. With ourselves, when you are related to your partner, a friend or maybe your co-worker or your boss". This is consistent with the previous comment #81 that our friend CityVP \ud83d\udc1d Manjit contributed.

CityVP Manjit

CityVP Manjit

2 years ago #68

#80
Clau, there is the opportunity to read it, but in read it you yielded an even greater treasure, which is the opportunity to resurrect an 2017 thread. This is important because now it is our 2019 selves reading this rather than our 2017 selves. While we can vertically read the entire comment thread along with the associated buzz, it is the horizontal sliver which is the key reflection. In that horizontal sliver we find our 2017 voice and our 2017 perspective. If the response we make in 2019 is exactly the same or we hold our opinion in high regard as if it was carved in stone, then we know we have not learned much. I found my 2017 comment much more challenging to read a.k.a. #71 because that would need me to recollect the frame of reference about my thoughts at that time. My comments came into focus when I saw that my frame of reference was personal branding. As I look at the vertical thread there is a tinge of sadness as I read that. This is because comment #77 represents the voice of Sara Jacobovici and I very much miss that particular voice here at beBee. As I look through the rest of the vertical comments I notice that there is a missing word. That word is sensitivity. The chief difference between the natural and the unnatural is the degree our senses are attuned to sense the natural. The more unnatural we make something the less sensory power we require to explore its emission or fragrance. This dulling of our sensitivity then equates with a dulling of our intelligence. This sensitivity is our immune system against stupidity. Look at the politics people vote for today, we can here correlate reduction of this sensitivity.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#77
God day dear Sara Jacobovici. It is a good day for me because you resumed commenting and your activities on beBee. Your absence was greatly felt. I have only to say that I fully concur with your comment. Yes, and you make a great point that was not mentioned in the previous comment. It is about imitating from an artificial point of view. We need to observe to create and not to only imitate. Well-said Sara.

Sara Jacobovici

Sara Jacobovici

3 years ago #66

Nothing synthetic about your writing Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. Great buzz. In the past you have written on how we can learn from observing nature to adapt the various processes to meet our human needs. This would involve all aspects of our lives; creating and engaging. What I am seeing here, Dr. Ali, is that, for me, you highlight the difference between applying what we learn to enhance and grow from those processes and merely replicating or imitating from an artificial point of view. I also appreciate your perspective of not seeing flaws as necessarily less than or something to simply eliminate. Thank you again for another thought provoking post. My apologies to you and your readers for not having the opportunity to read their comments.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Are you a natural or synthetic storyteller?

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#74
Your awareness of this challenge reflects deep authenticity Kevin Baker

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#72
I am moved totally by your comment CityVP \ud83d\udc1d Manjit and indeed so glad that you share your mind on this particular buzz. In the age where the value of a man is linked to how much money he owns, what new car he drives and what high school his kids attend regardless of what they learn are all symptoms of leading artificial lives. The fear then follows is how could he protect his societal status? Your comment makes my heart bleeds.

CityVP Manjit

CityVP Manjit

3 years ago #62

#71
Life for me is not about the commercial critical path but the critical trust path within us. Our nervous system has an intelligent genius encoded into it but our fear encoding blocks our natural trust path. It is not bad cholesterol that kills our life but the coating of distrust that blocks life where our nervous system connects thinking brain, feeling heart and instinctive gut. Critical trust rather than critical path IMHO is the road less traveled but also the life best won. Our greatest victory exists in the constant renewal and realization of our own humanity. If we are not natural as human beings, how can we expect anyone else to b? Where this world is based more on hiding from it than in discovering means to our own critical trust path then we are no longer medicated by media or exist in the cold comfort of a shadow self based on the opinion of others (personal brand). In this constant refining and refreshment of our natural self we learn to see differently and only then do we begin building a personal immunity to distrust and the fear that clogs life force. Of course tree's are natural but unlike tree's we are not planted in one spot, our critical truth path is the nature of own movement and is not the meaning of life in such a movement to discover or reveal where trust is our own personal evolution?

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#70
CityVP \ud83d\udc1d Manjit- when I wrote this buzz you were in my mind and I decided to dedicate to you. But then doubt that you might find the buzz of value not worthy of dedication stopped me short of going forward with the dedication. This is what made me pause and think while reading this portion of your comment "We invite the natural the very moment we invite trust". I let doubt prevail instead of trusting my instinct. I agree with you and I find branding a synthetic way of changing our natural being. The minute I brand myself I find that I set boundaries within which to move. We turn defensive and gradually our natural selves fade away. We become what we are not. We turn a natural flower into a synthetic one. We may beautify the flower with scent, but still it shall not grow and it shall not be able to make the scent once it evaporates. Thank you Manjit for I truly enjoyed your comment.

CityVP Manjit

CityVP Manjit

3 years ago #60

You know my POV very well regarding natural and synthetic. Personal brand turns us into synthetic flowers and we add artificial smell to this synthetic identity/image construction by importing other people's perspectives of "success". Success has a natural fragrance when we are not preoccupied with dogma or prescriptions of what success is. It is a reflection of our present world that we risk being natural. What kind of advanced humanity or renaissance is it to live in a world predicated by others defining us by their value judgements - but that is what personal brand protects us from - the evil of prejudicial and instant opinion. Not all synthetic values are evil but where human beings are told to conform to a certain way as a protection, that is accepting that we must prepare a defense against evil or negative opinion. We invite the natural the very moment we invite trust, but an image conscious and a world which favours actors over humans, this act is an act of control and ensuring we fit in. When we think of the word natural, we do not automatically assume the elegant and beautiful side of natural. For sure there is appreciation in what is ugly because a total focus on beauty is an aberration of being natural. The only purifying factor is truth and as a society truth can sometimes get us into a whole bag of trouble - and in being natural isn't that a part of the truth of it?

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#68
Thank you dear Debasish Majumder for your probing comment. Yes, there are "synthesized" humans who migrated away from their natural behavior. We were born the same way. However greed and fear have changed many of us. We see this in mass killing, in wars and in stupid behaviors such as backbiting. We need to go back to our human nature.

Debasish Majumder

Debasish Majumder

3 years ago #58

human civilization progressed out of our exploration and strive against nature. though it may sometimes cause travesty, yet, the only condition for our progress(?). human labor, a natural product, being enslaved for certain convenience for certain class or people, engendered rivalry, vengeance, which are equally natural and resulting disharmony and chaos to the available society. now, it is difficult to determine a compass to facilitate us to know how much we remain natural! we need diamond to cut glasses, a clear picture of inevitable necessity of conflict between nature with unnatural products. however, Great buzz sir Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee! enjoyed read and shared. thank you for the share sir.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#66
Ned McDonnell- your personal preference to recast the question the way you did is very thoughtful and realistic. Circumstances sometimes prefer the synthetic one. For example, a very busy mother would prefer synthetic flowers to natural ones because she has less to worry about cleaning or longevity of the flowers. For me, I would like always to stop and smell the flowers. To watch them while growing. To experiment on them to enhance their freshness, where to keep them in the shadow or exposed directly to sunlight. I can observe what happens and get my senses engaged. I would rephrase the question again and ask if in given circumstances what your choice would be? I am sure some people would still go for one preference. I tend to do the same. If I want to buy socks I want to be sure they are made of natural cotton. It is amazing how are financial decisions may affect our choices and to this I concur fully. Thank you Ned for enriching the discussions with your supreme comment.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

But you know I need to pause and think. I need short periods of silence to digest your ideas dear Joanne Gardockinne

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#62
WQW! You are a great bee dear Joanne Gardocki would comment on it for I know he shall enjoy it. "Would the larval stage of a butterfly be considered a completely different entity"? This question alone is a buzz on its own. What attracted me to this comment is your question "Are we acting out of habit, becoming unconscious and synthetic within our environment"? You are asking a dynamic question on a static issue for we become glued to our habits and move within their limited boundaries. We imprison ourselves and become synthetic. It is this stage that keep our abilities down from turning then from a larval to a butterfly and experience no butterfly effect. You give new meaning to being natural and to grow naturally. Pondering on your comment for sometime to go.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#60
Oh my friend Joanne Gardocki. You really answered and silenced me with great politeness. You answered me because you are right. Yes, it is "The feedback Effect". Is this a new term? May be an idea for a future buzz. Yes, again as the dialogues expand our thoughts beyond their boundaries. The discussions on this buzz are the proof. Look how ideas branched into different rivers. I already decided to write a buzz on Mixing of Ideas as a result of these discussions. Yes, it is the warmth of discussions that keep us warm and engaged, Your pulsating comment also silenced me with feeling "inflated". Thank you for your very kind words Joanne. You really relieved my mind.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#55
Yes, to this I concur Sasa. Thank you

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#56
I am with you

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#54
Thank you so much Harvey Lloyd . Your writing "Your style of thought and level wisdom exploration is best consumed in small bites". You remind me of the English proverb "The best presents are those that come in small packages". As for the concept of writing an e-book around a single theme I did explore. I compiled many ideas on how to do storytelling for example. The engagement was better. But again the media for publication was social platforms. I now understand better why these platforms are not the optimal choice. On another line I wrote shared presentations. I started a presentation with one or two slides and then invited others to contribute. One presentation had more than 160 slides. The engagement was great. This is in line with what you advises. Thank you Harvey for clarifying my mind.

(Nacho) Ignacio Orna

(Nacho) Ignacio Orna

3 years ago #50

BeBee, BeBig. BeYou, BiJoux.

Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

3 years ago #49

#52
Your style of thought and level wisdom exploration is best consumed in small bites. Your questions and then metaphors take the reader down a path of thought not often ventured. Its exciting and challenging to explore ones on mind, but we must emerge at times to work and by groceries. An eBook may cause us to go into wisdom loop coma where we would not psychological rescue. Or even worst we would become a philosopher and leave the plant for good. I would image also that the "social media" platform predetermines engagement as a short proposition. Deep long engagement is not expected on social media. If an eBook is distributed where folks expect to find deeper engagement i would image it would be better, but those places do not have the demographics of social media. Parts are easily consumed and added to the portfolio of life. The whole of an idea is left for those who are seeking a larger framework of change. Harvard has done a real good job of the ebook concept. They draw different research papers to form mini short stories around a specific issue. One book with many authors describing a concept you are interested. Might be worth a look and you could form a strategy around their concept.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#51
I agree Sasa Radovic. DO you think that leaders have grown naturally through the ages? If yes, why then do we have so many synthetic leaders?

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#50
You are a wise man Harvey Lloyd. Who could say it better "In wisdom we write for the one not the many. If the many come that is great"? yes, it is for the convenience of others that I compile my posts iin e-books. I know what you say is true. The puzzlement I have is that individual buzzes get far more attention than e-books. Is the part more important than the whole? If individual and isolated buzzes get attention why not to the same degree their compilation? I am just trying to understand my friend.

Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

3 years ago #46

#47
You first of two questions or thoughts, from an outside view, you promote wisdom and thought journeys. The channels you use LI/beBee are reaching different audiences in different contexts. Both are important. e-books are a challenge in today's world of sound bites. So mass distribution is difficult without the clear purpose of distribution and developing a readership through commercial means. But, a big but, as we develop wisdom and understanding it becomes a worthy goal to pass on your perspective, even if its only to one person. If you draw together an e-book and one person gains from walking in your shoes, is it worth it? e-books reach a different audience. In my youth i would have died for this concept and learning. The internet was but a command prompt in my day. When we know nothing we consume information at light speed. Attempting to gain the edge in life that is ahead of us. When we age we start to understand that facts and details can be learned but the real wisdom is within the human experience within these facts. In wisdom we write for the one not the many. If the many come that is great.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#48
Thank you so much Javier \ud83d\udc1d beBee. You are honest.

Javier 🐝 CR

Javier 🐝 CR

3 years ago #44

#47
Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee to be honest I am not an expert on eBooks. You always deserve to enjoy great engagement anywhere !

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#46
Thank you Lisa Vanderburg. You are so kind. I know for sure Javier \ud83d\udc1d beBee is aware of these exchanges of comments. Xavier later commented by writing: Ali Anani, PhD your post is an absolute flight, your style is amaizingly engaging. You should publics a book ,the leadership journal = one leadership lesson a day !! Thanks for sharing caviat, you elevate LinkedIn to the next level )) Two issues here. First, A mi promoting beBee or Li? Second- I collected many of my buzzes in e-books that are available for free download on slideshare. Some of my presentations exceeded fifty thousand views and more than one thousand and three hundred downloads. In contrast, my e-books scored by far less (two thousand views at the maximum). Is it worthy to publish e-books? I wonder what you think.

Lisa Vanderburg L

Lisa Vanderburg

3 years ago #42

#43
Can't help it...drawn by the comment from this fella Xavier Tholey: 'Biomimicy does not mean To copy but To [b]e inspired by the nature.' Cyndi wilkins?

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#44
I wish I could be around to help with the process of your moving dear Lisa Vanderburg. Thank you and I fully understand.

Lisa Vanderburg L

Lisa Vanderburg

3 years ago #40

I'm just sorry I can't catch up my friend Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee! I must get on with the process of moving. But I'll duck in and out when I can't do anything else. Hate missing out on this and ALL the good buzzes!

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

One of the comments that I enjoyed on LI on this post is the following by @Xavier Tholey Biomimicy does not mean To copy but To ne inspired by the nature. In cosmetic, being Bio is a non-sense as some organic actives Γ’gΓ© very dangerous for the health. The art of bio-ecological formulation is to invent the ecosysystem compatible with your skin, without the bad effet of some natural ingredients. So the same with leadership, what is dangerous is to play it like a machine... Be with impurity so like weakness, damages from your life is the richness of life. Be disciplined is becoming a machine, IA will do it for us ... Be both is called Homo Deus ! Are we on the way ? I do not have the answer to that question ! I sincerely doubt when looking at the humanity history.... To which I responded: "Be with impurity so like weakness, damages from your life is the richness of life". Thank you for explaining what I said in the post that I prefer to be a gemstone with impurity rather than a vivid synthetic one. For me this is the richness of life Xavier Tholey

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#41
I shall do

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#39
She will Cyndi wilkins. I can see you smiling happily while writing this comment

Cyndi wilkins

Cyndi wilkins

3 years ago #36

#33
"#21 This is a hugely interesting comment @Cyndi wilkins. Did your daughter help you writing it?" I would give my daughter full credit in helping me to become a much greater version of myself...She is my teacher;-)

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Just now the idea of mixing ideas and if they are same like mixing heterogeneous materials. Mixing of Ideas could be the title of my next buzz. Now, Cyndi wilkins how are we going to mix your ideas? Well, I look forward to your exchanges of comments.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#30
Now a great dialogue is emerging between Cyndi wilkins. But regardless of the price Cyndi?

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#27
Great thinking Harvey Lloyd and you just helped me crystallize more ideas. Trust is the plasticizer of mixing heterogeneous people. Will ponder tonight on expanding this superb idea.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#26
No question and no doubt. I plan to visit Spain next summer. We may then enjoy a cup of coffee Yolanda \u00c1vila M\u00e1rquez

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#25
Could I state it better Harvey Lloyd "This difference is where it is better to seek purpose than satisfaction. Even if it is synthetic, because the natural version may be authentic but now we can't meet purpose". yes, in my dreams

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#21
This is a hugely interesting comment Cyndi wilkins. Did your daughter help you writing it? You wrote "Just consider for a moment how differently we behave when we are aware that someone we are attracted to is observing us... (Giddy schoolgirl;-) We are on our 'best' behavior right"? You are right and this is known as The Observant Effect. Small things can nudge us from being natural. This leaves no choice and behave naturally by saying I agree with your subsequent lines "So if you have a problem with someone, the first step in overcoming it is taking responsibility for your own role in creating it. We are all multiple personalities;-)". Yes, it is by understanding ourselves that we may act better. No wonder Socrates said "Know yourself first".

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#20
It is for these reason that I selected the image Yolanda \u00c1vila M\u00e1rquez. I am even more amazed now by our synchronicity

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#21
I am having a problem with the network Cyndi wilkins. When done zI shall respond to your great comment

Cyndi wilkins

Cyndi wilkins

3 years ago #27

#25
Purpose is of the 'Soul'...Satisfaction is of the 'Personality.' There is your difference....You cannot fulfill your purpose by gratifying the needs of the personality...Authenticity dwells within the Soul...This is your 'natural' state...It is from this energy that we are moved through degrees of awareness. If something is out of alignment in your life's experience...let us take trust for example...your soul will bring to you all the experiences necessary to transform and empower the personality to take on the tasks necessary to move it towards fulfillment of that purpose.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#24
a mother sees her kid the most beautiful in spits of many Warts on his skin. To love is to accept naturally John Rylance

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#22
amazing comment John Rylance. No wonder you act naturally. It is unfortunate that we tend to forget the basic rules of living healthily

Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

3 years ago #24

#19
The plasticizer, if i am interpreting correctly is trust. Although we hire and pay people they don't automatically give trust. This is separate parts of mixology. Trust is developed overtime in settings that risk is low. This was a huge discussion a few years back with research into Japanese culture. We instituted with our customers and new hires environments where risk was not present to engage and develop trust. WIth customers they were presentations about peripheral management issues, round table discussions and engagement in civic causes. Within the performance envelope skill is what we measure and rely on, trust is not the same thing. Trust is that thing when we reach an untested area of our relationship we know that company person will perform. So if we are to look for the plasticizer it would be trust and its development. Specifically scheduling and presenting opportunities for it to happen naturally.

Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

3 years ago #23

#21
Very well stated. Although natural would refer to something in each of us, natural in each environment can be something different. This difference is where it is better to seek purpose than satisfaction. Even if it is synthetic, because the natural version may be authentic but now we can't meet purpose.

John Rylance

John Rylance

3 years ago #22

Oops it should read to thine own self be true. The question is do we wish for others to see our "Warts"

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#18
What synchronicity between us Yolanda \u00c1vila M\u00e1rquez and you shall see what I mean. Your ceramics example is fantastic. For sure I am using it soon in one of my buzzes (most likely next one). You are amazing Yolanda. Like ceramics so is cement we can make it better, but still it shall stay cement. Let me brew the depth of your comment.

John Rylance

John Rylance

3 years ago #20

Polonius in Hamlet says"To your own self be true" Many people have this phrase as a tattoo, to remind them to act naturally. Act Naturally was a song by the Beatles. "They're gonna put me in the movies .................... We'll make a scene about a man that's sad and lonely And begging down upon his blended knee I'll play the part and I won't need rehearsing All I have to do is act naturally ..................... Then I know that you will plainly see The biggest fool that ever hit the big time And all I've got to do is act naturally" If we act naturally what people see/hear is us warts and all.

Cyndi wilkins

Cyndi wilkins

3 years ago #19

The models of science certainly do play a key role here through the powers of observation...the ground substance of science and all manifestation. If we were to take a single stimulus, and respond several different ways to that same stimuli, we will see several different outcomes unfold before us. We recycle ourselves all the time in a constant role playing of the personality...Just consider for a moment how differently we behave when we are aware that someone we are attracted to is observing us... (Giddy schoolgirl;-) We are on our 'best' behavior right? Then someone ticks us off and suddenly we become like an Irish Voldemort with all our warts! When we interact with these personalities we will likely attract these same to mirror back to us our OWN thoughts and behaviors...So if you have a problem with someone, the first step in overcoming it is taking responsibility for your own role in creating it. We are all multiple personalities;-) When we pay close attention to which sides of self we are interacting with in any given situation, we can then consciously choose the most desirable outcome. Our spirit is always hard at work bringing to our awareness a better understanding of ourselves and the way we behave in the world...It is our 'SOULS' purpose is to bring into being the very best version of our 'SELVES.' Naturally;-)

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Yes, if we can help people be their natural selves that shall be great. You bring a new idea to my mind Harvey Lloyd and that could be the next buzz. When we mix ingredients of cement we face many difficulties in homogeneity and the mix will be inhomogeneous depending on what stirring we use. Now, if we add a plasticizer the materials shall mix better because the plasticizer make particles that form clumps of particles to be similarly charged and they repel each other and the clump separates into the individual particles. The concrete based on this cement shall be of better quality. We stir people who are not necessarily homogeneous. What is the plasticizer that make them even if they separate give better performance? WOW! You got me thinking. may be you have an example from your vast experiences.

Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

3 years ago #17

Sometimes our natural selves do not fit the environment as well as other peoples natural selves. The best we can hope for is synthetic. But this where we can lean on others who are natural where we are synthetic. This would demonstrate itself in the doctor's office or the engineering field. In leadership, is the new team member who is synthetic at first as they find the boundaries of their new position. Leaders will help them transition into their natural operating zones. I would also mention that through synthesising natural things we have been able to make things available to many more who don't have the environment or affordability to procure the natural product. Comparing nothing to synthesize would make it more appealing. But in comparison to natural there is no comparison. In the discussion concerning either or, i don't believe we can choose. Our journey takes us to new and different places all the time. We may investigate synthetically at first to retain a neutral position to better understand the new environment. Then walk away or expose our natural selves if we stay.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#14
:)))

Lisa Vanderburg L

Lisa Vanderburg

3 years ago #15

Deb \ud83d\udc1d Helfrich Can we ever be completely true to ourselves?

Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

3 years ago #14

#12
My apologies, i did not mean to pull you from utopia and your grand stroll through the tulips. This year tax season is being skipped so continue with your stroll.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#10
There shall be life after tax season for people of your quality Harvey Lloyd. Yes, sometimes circumstances force us to be synthetic. You bring an issue of significance here and I don't think to my best knowledge that it received the attention it deserves. That is the stress of being synthetic for a natural person. Here, durability has its effect. Luckily natural rubber is more durable than synthetic rubber. Natural people shall be more durable and enjoy higher resilience. Synthetic rubber is amenable to many modifications. My only hope is that modification of a natural person because of forced experiences shall give a better modified person.

Lisa Vanderburg L

Lisa Vanderburg

3 years ago #12

#10
Ah Harvey Lloyd? Need some others: CityVP \ud83d\udc1d Manjit

Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris

#5
Speaking of bees, I've noticed that honey that is created naturally (with bees roaming around more natural plants) is significantly better in terms of quality. Also, natural honey tends to maintain its flavor longer and not crystalize (unlike some synthetic honeys that are more sugar than anything else).

Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

3 years ago #10

#8
It would be nice to live through life from a purely natural POV and that each person experiencing my native self would accept and reflect their natural selves. Unfortunately each narrative forms a POV of natural that is relevant to them. I believe the posts really points towards a choice of natural or synthetic. Sometimes within our lives we find that we must traverse an environment that will test our natural or native selves. We need the tools to do so, but is not a journey we would choose. Since we are now in the fourth quarter the bells are heard in the distance of tax season. Not a journey of reflection i enjoy but do have to be synthetic in execution. Although many may look at the fourth quarter as a season to be jolly, i can identify with scrooge as we land the plane to prepare for the tax system exact its toll. The beautiful crystals we see in nature were formed or should i say forged from a process. I believe May flowers emerge because of tax season. Only to remind us that there is life after tax season.:)

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#8
thank you dear Lisa Vanderburg #4. Yes, some people are excellent in drawing out the natural us. I believe this is an often unspoken aspect of fear. It makes people less natural. Poor managers are excellent in doing this. What a paradox my friend!

Lisa Vanderburg L

Lisa Vanderburg

3 years ago #8

#2
I totally agree Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee! #1 Proma's contributions would have fitted it perfectly on your buzz before: https://www.bebee.com/producer/@ali-anani/introvert-or-extrovert-which-is-better I was particularly intrigued by the idea of someone being forced )by the choice of themselves or others) to be something the felt was not native to themselves. Love your buzz, my friend!

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#4
I was about to add a paragraph on "Natural leaders", but then opted to leave out as I was sure somebody will bring this issue up. And I am not surprised at all that you are the one who did Harvey Lloyd. We try to define good leaders. May be we need also define who are not good leaders. From your comment I say great leaders are those who keep their staff natural and bad leaders who wish to have "synthetic" or modified humans. I go all the way in agreeing with your comment. The cost of poor leaders can be extremely high, but we still have plenty of them. These are the managers and leaders who led you to write "I know for myself it is very few where i can really relax and speak my natural self". Thank you Harvey for you highlight an immensely important issue.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#3
Your father is a wise man Zacharias \ud83d\udc1d Voulgaris. When no natural product is available and we have one choice then we may lend to synthetic alternatives. I agree. yes, it is hard to generalize. Ladies for example may deliver naturally or by sort of synthetic delivery. Many opt for the last option.

Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

3 years ago #5

To bee or Not to Bee Natural, this is the question:)

Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

3 years ago #4

When we look at all of the discussions concerning our profiles and differences in styles we can become engrossed in the technical aspects of in our existence. Almost synthetic. Your considerations here are appropriate and on point. In self improvement and seeking wisdom within humanity we also need to remember that self expression has to align with our core values. While we learn about ourselves and others we are developing new natural habits that form to better fit the environment we find ourselves. Just as nature adapts to the conditions as they evolve over time. I believe that as we attempt to understand the human dynamic through our journey our core values help us retain the natural aspects of our life while expression may change. Unlike nature we can transport ourselves across environments in very short periods of time. Also we are much quicker at adapting to new environments. What were natural elements of our existence in one environment may be impurities within another. Being amongst trusted friends may allow us more opportunity to explore within our natural selves than say the corporate world. I know for myself it is very few where i can really relax and speak my natural self. How natural is dependant on the risk elements brought on by purpose. Specifically within the leadership realm.

Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris

My father always used to say, the vitamins they sell at the supermarkets/pharmacies are beneficial only for those who sell them (because they make money out of them)! I'd personally usually go for the natural option, but whenever this is not feasible, the synthetic one might be worthwhile (e.g. in the case of the Ginseng supplement). Hard to generalize though. That would be unnatural! :-)

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#1
Dear Proma \ud83d\udc1d Nautiyal- If it were natural I would read your surname as Nautural except for the y letter. Your comment is simply naturally flowing. I love it. You wrote so eloquently "Being natural is easier, there is no weight on us to keep up pretences, and it's easier to maintain in the long run". Absolutely, and I am glad you mention the time factor (in the long run). Equally, I enjoyed so much the part concerning the introverts, which fits quite well with my previous buzz on Introverts or Extroverts. Even this has has more than 240 comments your comment here would have stood high among them. Yes, we may change the peripheral, but not the core. This is beautifully expressed in your comment "but at heart still loves their lonely corner all by themselves with a book". I am so happy that the first comment on this buzz is of such natural beauty. Thank you Proma.

Proma 🐝 Nautiyal

Proma 🐝 Nautiyal

3 years ago #1

I was looking forward to reading your buzz Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, and I am so glad it is finally here. I totally agree with you when it comes to the debate between synthetic and natural. Being natural is easier, there is no weight on us to keep up pretences, and it's easier to maintain in the long run. However, people do face certain situations, in early stages of their lives that might make them create a strong suit which protects them from these kind of circumstances. As such this strong suit becomes the person (almost) although it is not who the person really is. For example, an introvert who likes to keep to themselves upon being told continuously to open up, meet, and interact will slowly grow into a person who can be seemed to be an extrovert but at heart still loves their lonely corner all by themselves with a book. This can trigger an identity crisis even. The natural vs. adopted personality. Synthetic is a strict no-no. But, I would love to hear your ideas about the phenomena that I just shared. Thank you so much for writing this buzz. And that amethyst (I suppose) is simply delightful. I love rocks and gemstones.

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