Corona- Threats and Opportunities

Corona- Threats and Opportunities

The widespread of corona virus worldwide has spurred fear and worry. The number of infected people and the fatalities are alarming. It is these times that we need to keep our balance between avoiding exposure to the virus and reduce its devastating effects while not ignoring the opportunities this virus offers in developing health awareness, advancement of new technologies and improve our lifestyles. I published over the last few days few mini posts on LinkedIn. I thought it is advantageous to pool them in one post to cover few of these threats and opportunities.

Knowing what to do and not to do

Coping with the corona virus requires balance between mild worry and excessive worry to do the right things and avoid what actions not to do. There is a sweet zone between the extremes.

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The Lotus Effect and the Corona Effect

The Lotus Effect refers to the self-cleaning properties of the lotus flower due to the structure of its leaves that make water form easily-running droplets on their surface. These droplets don’t adhere firmly to the leaves’ surfaces and flow easily carrying the dirt with them. These are the times that we need to have a social structure that is self-cleaning not only to halt the spread of the corona virus, but also to clean us from the dirt of bad actions and intentions. We need to clean our minds and bodies from spreading rumors, fake news to blowout fear so that our minds and bodies remain healthy and possess greater immunity to the alarming virus.

The Strangeness of a Paradox

There are certain materials and species found in nature such as the Lotus flower and the wings of butterflies that amaze me with their paradox. Even though these materials and species are extremely hydrophobic (water-hating); yet they are the cleanest because they have the structure and chemicals to make water roll off their surfaces. In the process the running water carries with it dust, bacteria and dirt and make these surfaces self-cleaning. This is what we are experiencing with corona- as much as we hate it water in Sicily is purified and the environment is less polluted. What we hate most may be of much benefit to us. Our worst enemy may show up as our friend. Let us exercise self-cleaning by turning the corona that we hate most as our inspiration for cleaning our bodies and souls from harmful behaviors that benefit no body. Let the disruption of corona virus lead to the creation of new life styles. This is the way to go and it has all to generate from within every one of us.

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Corona and the Relations Pyramid

Disruption may turn this pyramid upside down. Instead of bonding we need detachment. Instead of closeness we need separation. The corona virus is turning our understandings upside down. Can we cope with this challenge?

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Lean Manufacturing and Blue Ocean Strategy of Self

These are difficult times fighting against the corona virus. This is an enemy that emerged suddenly and confused our minds. One condition for controlling this virus is keeping the environment hygiene. However; more important is keeping us hygienic. This requires that we only do activities that increase the value of keeping protected against the virus by refraining from throwing the wastes of our thoughts, habits and resulting behaviors on others. It is lean self-manufacturing that produces hardly any waste and increases the value of living a healthy life. In emulation of lean manufacturing we need to follow the 5S steps. These are sorting out our habits and behaviors to dispense with the wasteful ones. Nest is setting in order what we need to do. Sweeping is next to map our activities and visualize the value chain. Nest is to standardize our activities to keep them uniform. Last is sustaining and strengthening the good habits and behaviors. This way we may drop many activities such as smoking, making false claims and spreading rumors that weaken the society. A second approach is to apply the Blue Ocean Strategy on what we think, believe and behave. We need to remove or eliminate the bad ones and increase the good ones and be able to create new us

Emerging Social Character

While individual character describes the richness of the character structure of an individual, the social character describes the emotional attitudes common to people in a society. Hit is how people perform under the grinding of a catastrophe or an epidemic such as the one we are experiencing now. The prevailing culture of a society is the emerging result of the interactions among individuals. The character of a society as determined by its tenacity- resistance to break- under extremely unfavorable conditions- is possibly the result of the interactions of the characters of the individuals in that society. The Chinese people proved they have a high tenacity and solid social character. They challenged the outbreak of corona together and worked in harmony to contain the virus. In some societies the social tenacity is questioned because of the acts of some individuals who do acts that are harmful to them and the society. They spread rumors, they expose themselves to unnecessarily to the corona risk, hide their health status and meanwhile carry the risk to others and even to their loved ones or create social hysteria such as that of the emerging toilet tissues . The weakest social group unfortunately determines the overall character of a society.

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Turning the Cracks in Our Hearts to Beauty

Two posts aroused my attention back to what we need to do to combat the corona virus. The post by Anne Thornley-Brown, In her post Anne wrote β€œ"I emerged stronger than ever with prayer, peer support, and expert advice". This reminded me of my post in which I defined β€œcreativity as to identify the hidden pearls of harmful traits and find new uses for them”. The big challenge in life s to turn weakness to strength that is greater than the weakness. This is what Nassim Taleb defined as antifragility. The challenge even gets bigger when it comes to broken hearts and how to not only amend them, but make them stronger than they were before becoming broken. The Japanese know well how to turn broken items into objects that are authentic and more attractive than they were before. The cracks in our hearts are what we may repair uniquely, depending on what cracks we have and finding a way to stick the cracked pieces together. This is the highest level of antifragility I can think of. Even if our hearts are broken with spreading corona and its cracking effects, we may piece together the cracks into new and upgraded selves. It is a testing time for us to turn the cracks into golden opportunities. Together we succeed.

Corona Halting Strategies

The World Health Organization published a graph showing that corona is retreating in China, but spreading alarmingly in other countries. I thank Dr. Mohammed A. AlAnsari for sharing the graph. This brought to my mind the strategy that infected trees follow to containing the virus even though trees have no immune system as humans do, Trees do this by a three-pronged strategy. These are: 1- Minimizing the spread of damage to other parts of the infected tree and nearby trees- and by producing chemicals to halt the damage 2- By building new walls so that the trees may confine the damage, and 3- By growing new tissues around the infected zone to overtake further infection What strategies we follow is not different from what trees do. The major difference is that trees follow the recommendation for that serves their common interest. I read in the news today that somebody inflicted with corona escaped his confinement for he felt bored. It is these acts that make the spread of corona easier among humans than it is probably among trees

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Social Communication Funnel

I propose a "Social Communication Funnel as experienced from the corona virus and by what nature teaches us. 5d01f06c.jpgI hope this collection of posts finds you all in good health.

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Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#85
Thank you Marianne Naughton for sharing the pin. I do appreciate it

Marianne Naughton

Marianne Naughton

1 year ago #79

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/232850243222545500/

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#83
#83 I understand

Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris

#82
Indeed! However, I would understand if Javier and his team didn't reach out to the bees that left. Maybe they haven't officially left (deactivated their accounts) or are not willing to respond candidly. What are they going to say, that beBee has failed them? I have stopped posting on Twitter for months now but I still maintain my account there, just in case I need to promote something. It's a sensitive matter and good quality data is hard to come by...

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#81
beBee offers what other platforms don't and mostly the exchange of comments between sound minds. As for COVID-19 yes it did to a large scale. I recall last year that any post I published collected more than one thousand views in few hours. Lately, if I get five hundred views a day then I am lucky. But this worry is only pert of this. There are reasons that I don't know. I wonder if beBee would reach to bees who vanished and ask them why they did so. Without data (and you are the king of data) it is a guessing game.

Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris

#80
That's true. Many bees have vanished (bee colony collapse disorder?) or at least stopped being active. Perhaps the COVID-19 situation had something to do with it. I don't know. Still, I include beBee on my email signature sometimes as well as on various official presentations (e.g. conferences, webinars, etc.). Just because it's not as populated as a social medium as it used to be, it doesn't mean it's not worth keeping alive. Anyway, if it dies out, there is always a contingency...

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#78
Also you named one author that isn't on beBee any more. Well, if you review your old posts and who commented you shall find so many names not there now. I counted more than thitry names including Sara Jacobovici

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#78
You know early on beBee team made us feel at home. The team shared news of progress and covered the in-house activities of beBee. They also shared video on the team's activities. Javier \ud83d\udc1d CR were always presenting commenting and sharing articles and publishing buzzes. Also, the engagement was heightened with distribution of small items such as coffee cups and t-shirts. The discontinuity of these activities alarmed many authors of the possibility that beBee might disappear (goodness no).

Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris

#77
Indeed. I remember Sandra Smith (one of the bees I've actually collaborated with on a marketing project) leaving a while back and other bees coming and going since then. I wonder if that has anything to do with the large number of spam articles that infest this site...

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#76
I don't have the number of beBee registered users and if they are growing or declining. On the authors' front I notice that many of them disappeared. I know because they don't publish and ceased writing comments.

Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris

#75
Indeed. Also, it might help spread the word a bit for beBee. I imagine most people here know about Medium but how many Medium users know about beBee? I'd say the latter is a medium amount at best!

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#74
Maybe Javier \ud83d\udc1d CR would find your suggestion appealing. I find it so because it would be the combination that will address the weakness of each. Thank you Zacharias \ud83d\udc1d Voulgaris

Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris

I wonder if there was a possibility of a partnership between the two platforms (beBee and Medium). I really like Medium for its collaboration feature, as well as the fact that someone can publish something on a particular publication or by himself (personal brand). However, beBee is better in the social aspect of the stuff published in it and the community spirit it offers. Something to consider...

Fay Vietmeier

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #67

Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee Thank Ali for sharing the Medium post- I like the "Wheel of Life" Mine might be organized differently but ... good stuff ;~)

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#70
Dear Fay Vietmeier While surfing the waves of Google" I ran into this post that you may find very interesting. Just check the spiritual wheel of life in it https://medium.com/betterism/rabbit-holes-and-your-way-out-the-wheel-of-life-5fa31278f271

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#70
Today, I exchanged comments on control and trying to control the uncontrollable. So, I say loudly go ahead dear Fay Vietmeier and write the draft on "β€œillusion of control …insolence” so goes human pride". This false pride costs us heavily. It shall be a timely post.

Fay Vietmeier

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #64

#69
Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee As is so often the case my dear Professor ... you are as "iron-sharpening-iron" ... "Probing" this means: explore ... go deep ... noun: a blunt-ended surgical instrument used for exploring a wound or part of the body. (I have added yet another "bee famous draft") β€œillusion of control …insolence” so goes human pride Turning the HEART to GOD … this does β€œturn the tide” "The heart of the matter is the matter of the heart" https://www.bebee.com/producer/@fay-vietmeier-pennsylvania/the-heart-of-the-matter-is-the-matter-of-the-heart

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#68
This is a topic I am writing about a post soon my good and spiritual friend When crisis make us stronger and how are the questions. This is a topic that need probing into. For now I say dear Fay Vietmeier you challenge my mind with your spiritual approaches. I need to write a post to respond well to your comment

Fay Vietmeier

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #62

#65
Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee Zacharias \ud83d\udc1d Voulgaris Ali & Zacharias ~ As I read your insightful exchanges … I thought β€œLife IS fragile” … throughout human history this has been true: one never knows what event or situation might dramatically change an individual life or a nation … a planet What is our response … what is our compass in this storm? … these will greatly determine outcomes We have become complacent … I find irony in the fact that lifestyle has increasingly sedentary and β€œsocial media” has made the entire world much less β€œconnected” in real relationships … now people are being requested or mandated to become more sedentary & further isolated I pray people find the Source ... to help them develop within ... the ability to find "strength in the face of adversity"

Fay Vietmeier

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #61

#55
John Rylance @John Rylance … great add ;~) β€œillusion of control …insolence” so goes human pride Turning the HEART to GOD … this does β€œturn the tide” β€œKing Canute” Follow these concluding lines Catch the wisdom: but read entirely … all the rhyme ;~) "Might I stay the sun above us, good sir Bishop?" Canute cried; "Could I bid the silver moon to pause upon her heavenly ride? If the moon obeys my orders, sure I can command the tide. "Will the advancing waves obey me, Bishop, if I make the sign?" Said the Bishop, bowing lowly, "Land and sea, my lord, are thine." Canute turned towards the oceanβ€”"Back!" he said, "thou foaming brine. "From the sacred shore I stand on, I command thee to retreat; Venture not, thou stormy rebel, to approach thy master's seat: Ocean, be thou still! I bid thee come not nearer to my feet!" But the sullen ocean answered with a louder, deeper roar, And the rapid waves drew nearer, falling sounding on the shore; Back the Keeper and the Bishop, back the king and courtiers bore. And he sternly bade them never more to kneel to human clay, But alone to praise and worship That which earth and seas obey: And his golden crown of empire never wore he from that day. King Canute is dead and gone: Parasites exist alway.” https://poets.org/poem/king-canute Oceans & seas have GLORIOUS shore lines β€œThis far & no further” … the Great Design https://www.bebee.com/producer/@fay-vietmeier-pennsylvania/lines-of-life#c54

Fay Vietmeier

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #60

#53
That is a lovely reminder Fatima "Inshallah" In like: "Deo Volente" ... which I remember from study of Latin "As God wills" ... His plans & purposes prevail ... He is the Maker and we are the clay ;~) Be well dear poet & bee-friend ;~)

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#63
Zacharias \ud83d\udc1d Voulgaris Your positive perception reminds me of your great recent post A Matter of Perception through Proper Word Phrasing https://www.bebee.com/producer/@zacharias-voulgaris/a-matter-of-perception-through-proper-word-phrasing It is a great post. It inspires me with a new definition of antifragility. It is increasing one's positive perception to life following a devastating experience for antifragile people learn from the experience to become stronger and more coherent.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#63
Those who survive to be stronger than before the crisis shall me they shall be fit and healthy to enrich the next generations with their versatile stories.

Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris

Let's think of all this this way: those of us who survive all this through mature collaboration and a sense of antifragility will have a hell of a story to tell to the next generations, inspiring them to be strong and face adversity with a similar mindset...

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

" It won't be easy but we'll come out stronger after all this, not to mention more united". This is antifragility. You defined this concept beautifully Zacharias \ud83d\udc1d Voulgaris

Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris

#60
Simple: we don't. Instead we strive to become more self-sufficient, build communities, and claim responsibility for our actions. Blaming Covid-19 for everything won't do anyone any favors. Let's accept that we had collectively become complacent and deal with the aftermath of our inadequacies. It won't be easy but we'll come out stronger after all this, not to mention more united.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#59
This comment of yours Zacharias \ud83d\udc1d Voulgaris makes me wonder. Wonderment of knowing what is the right thing to do, but then doing the wrongdoings. Trust is based on doing what you say. How would we ever trust politicians who make reality sound as dreamy as a Hollywood movie?

Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris

#56
Indeed. Perhaps things would be more effective if they had a different set of values, urging them to put the people first, eveb before their own politicoeconomical interests. Of course this would most likely happen in a Hollywood film than in real life...

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#57
Sometimes, it better to know what not do do before knowing what to do as in this case. Doing what not to do only deteriorates the situation and make it harder to deal with.

John Rylance

John Rylance

1 year ago #51

#56
As I see currently there are those governments who are "singing from the same hymn sheet", with "no loose canons" in their midst, trying to control the virus in ways they know they can, and those who blundering along suddenly changing like a Mary Poppins, without her finesse.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#55
Very-well and coherent comment John Rylance It amazes me those politicians who try to control the uncontrollable. They end up making things worse than they were. There are systems that we have no control of. Somehow, many politicians and decision-makers don't realize this fact.

John Rylance

John Rylance

1 year ago #49

#54
I came across this quote about those in power. It relates to the actions of King Canute trying to show that it was arrogant of anyone to think they could do anything i e holding back the tides. Political power or office gives those who posses it the illusion they can control events. That after all is the reason why the story of King Canute retains and will always its relevance to the current political situation. Theodore Dairymple

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#53
Thank you dear for your comment and re-share of the post. I am watching human behavior in these difficult times and it surprises me the wrongdoings I observe. Instead of passing correct information few tend to spread fake news and rumors that are groundless. For what- I don't know. I wish you safety and life freed of worries.

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

In good health so far Inshallah! dear Dr. Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee and it is the right information to trend, a gem of a collection amidst a lot of negative things shared about the situation and the pandemic! Thank you and stay safe

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Fay Vietmeier Thank you my spiritual leader. It is readers like you who deserve the credit

Fay Vietmeier

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #45

Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee Congrats Professor ;~) Ride that "trending" wave ... stir minds Be well ;~) my "best-of-bee friend" ;~)

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#49
Thank you dear Debasish Majumder for your comment and reshare of the post. I share your hope as well.

Debasish Majumder

Debasish Majumder

1 year ago #43

interesting and enriching buzz sir Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee! i wonder how the fight between living and non living and eventually hoping the triumph of living! enjoyed read and shared. thank you for the buzz sir.

Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. beBee Global Brand Ambassador

#46
my pleasure fellow bee

Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. beBee Global Brand Ambassador

shared on Twitter now

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#44
Thank you dear for your wonderful comment and appreciation by also re-share of this post.I am glad to read a comment by you after a while as much I enjoyed your comment and I am glad you find the post useful.

Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. beBee Global Brand Ambassador

inspirational honey bee

Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. beBee Global Brand Ambassador

I see that you found a way to deal with the situation. Proud of you and look what a wonderful post you created that will help us all thank you Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

For the second time this week this post has been trending on Twitter as informed by LinkedIn Staff Ali Anani, PhD Congrats, your post has been trending in #disruption View hashtag https://www.linkedin.com/feed/hashtag/?keywords=%23disruption

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#41
Fay Vietmeier I am on the same wave as you are my good friend

Fay Vietmeier

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #35

#39
Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee Writing is like the "field of dreams" ... "if you build it they will come" If we build the words ... people who eventually arrive to read ;~) may it "bee" I so agree with your wisdom: "if you want to learn something then teach it" For decades I taught "children's church" ... as I prepared my lessons, God was teaching me by His Spirit There is no wand waving in growth ... whatever one is learning the heart & mind must be open & engaged and ever seeking to optimize understanding No one can do your push-ups for you Stay well my "best-of-bees" friend

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Thank you Javier \ud83d\udc1d CR for your reshare of the post

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#38
Thank you dear Fay Vietmeier They say if you want to learn something then teach it. I say if you want to learn something then write it because the writer learns from the readers' feedback. I am just reading your comments and those of Harvey Lloyd and other commenters and I learn how much more I need to learn. Writing an opportunity for learning. I miss this opportunity with less engagement. It is not the number of views because I also realize that all posts have far less views than before. Pepole are too worried to read these difficult times.

Fay Vietmeier

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #32

#35
Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee My dear Professor ... Be assured readership is not down because you are "boring" We know that many are distracted and attention is elsewhere. I'll continue to post if you are the only bee reading ;~)

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Wonderful comment again my friend Fay Vietmeier Your comments here deserve collecting into a post. I know your famous pile of draft is unmanageable,but your thoughts here are worthy of documenting. I am rushing this comment because I want to read your new post. There I go

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#32
Dear spiritual mentor Fay Vietmeier I may re-phrase your great points here and say corona is like a Satan. It does the same and in the process we must learn that this upside situation need reversion of our thoughts and habits and the need to clean ourselves from the bad things we do. We don't want the Satan of bad habits and thoughts to reside inside us. This will only make us live upside down. Wisdom and clean hearts and minds make the chaos flight.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#31
Dearest Fay Vietmeier Great comment that is filled with spirituality. Yes, I have been less writing here because I see a sharp decline in the engagement of readers. May be I bored them. Spirituality indeed cleans us. That some people don't want be cleaned is damaging not only for them, but also for us. Infections travel fast. You and Harvey Lloyd amaze me with your engagement with great comments that make me thnk on serious issues. This is a way of self-cleaning. I truly enjoyed your highlighting the main points of the post. I wish we all were like you.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#30
Thank you my friend again for your elaboration. I have been away for almost two hours thinking about your comments as they are challenging to my mind. I am thinking of the stock market and how it doean't follow a normal distribution, but rather the log-normal distribution where it shows a long tail to the extreme right. Maybe we have a similar case here. Because of the lack of data it is all a guess work.

Fay Vietmeier

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #27

#33
Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee (part 3) 4) Another good point Ali: β€œcreativity as to identify the hidden pearls of harmful traits and find new uses for them”. The flip side of that is the ability to identify & DEVELOP helpful traits: strength-building virtue & value revealing qualities … applying them to develop character This is ancient wisdom: β€œCircumstances do not make a man they reveal him” Cicero 5) β€œAs a man thinks in his heart … so he is” If you want behavior to change … the heart has to change That is another benefit & value of being in God’s Word … the Source of Wisdom. Once transmitted … and received … put into action …. brings transformation over time. β€œThere are mountains to be removed & the greatest is in our heart” ~ Phillip Britts Water at the Root The heart of the matter is the matter of the heart” https://www.bebee.com/producer/@fay-vietmeier-pennsylvania/the-heart-of-the-matter-is-the-matter-of-the-heart I see that "Social Communication Funnel" also as a "Walking our your FAITH" funnel ;~) You take good care of you my dear Professor ;~)

Fay Vietmeier

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #26

#31
Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee 2) Now I’m going entirely into the spiritual on how you present the β€œCorona and the Relations Pyramid: Disruption may turn this pyramid upside down. Instead of bonding we need detachment. Instead of closeness we need separation. The corona virus is turning our understandings upside down.” In my spiritual journey I have learned that the evil one, Satan is the β€œgreat Separator” He separates: People from God People from each other People from themselves (knowing their true self) So I see the corona virus as a weapon … a spiritual weapon and Yes … β€œunderstanding is turned upside down” but the β€œSeparator” is accomplishing his mission 3) β€œLean Manufacturing and Blue Ocean Strategy of Self” This reminds me of the universal principle of sowing and reaping β€œAs a man sows … so shall he reap” (if you sow order & quality you reap order &quality) (if you sow chaos & you reap chaos) You say well: β€œThis is an enemy that emerged suddenly and confused our minds.” Making wisdom all the more critical β€œWisdom puts chaos to flight” ~ fem-v

Fay Vietmeier

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #25

#30
Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee I hope this finds you well my β€œbest-of-bees-friend” ... great conversation & post I will share ;~) This bee missed your writing but I see the thought you placed here ... much appreciated ... I have MUCH to respond & hope not to overwhelm ;~) What an excellent point you make my dear Professor about worry … I like your chart and the balance you portrayed … in the middle β€œsweet worry” Your description of: β€œThe Lotus Effect and the Corona Effect …These are the times that we need to have a social structure that is self-cleaning not only to halt the spread of the corona virus, but also to clean us from the dirt of bad actions and intentions. We need to clean our minds and bodies… This reminds me of a principle found in the Holy Scriptures where we can be β€œwashed … through the Word” (Ephesians 5) A benefit of being in the Word of God is that the Word will be in me … β€œwashing me” Your words made me SMILE: … β€œWhat we hate most … may be of much benefit to us.” And … β€œit has to generate from within every one of us.” …There is the rub…because Many would resist being β€œwashed” by God’s Word Being β€œwashed by the Word” would require desire & cooperation with God’s Spirit … this will produce heart-change (part 1)

Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

1 year ago #24

#29
Yes, the curve is based on historical experiences being applied to future ideas. What happens we there is no reference point but you need to build a curve. This is when the pressures of gravity of outcome distort the shape. Right now with all the data we have the millions of dollars being spent and lost are based on a curve that has no historical president. So we are bending the curve to extremes. No judgement here but the future will tell us how well we did with a new situation where we created the curve.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#27
The normal curve- the bell curve- is for normal circumstances. For unusual one the curve changes shape. For example,because of the internet and the arrival of self-publishing and downloading of music and movies the bell curve changed to a long-tail distribution. Same here, if masses get worried then the normal curve would shift and different measures should be taken. A question pops up- how distributions and measures correlate? This is an extremely interesting idea.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#26
Interesting comment. I now visualize the corona crisis as the sun and we humans are placed in it. This results in stripping us of the" and in " electrons of worries" and in "When great pressure comes the individual gets forced into each other, stripped of their own worries". Great thinking by Harvey Lloyd. Unusual circumstances call for unusual measures for a while till we get over the crisis and counter-intuitive measures should cease then. You open my mind to anew idea my good friend.

Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

1 year ago #21

I agree with your inverted pyramid. But as risk and time increase and work against each other we find that the Action portion grows in need substantially. Should we force the more agreeable things above Action to happen or establish a leader and listen? With risk, where time is working against you, it tends to grow risk exponentially, it is most times better to to do anything as long as it moves you away from the risk. By taking time in figuring out the right thing the exponential threat has now already surpassed the wrong thing. There are limits to this thought, of course.

Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

1 year ago #20

If we look at a hydrogen atom and consider it with stresses it looks and acts according to common physics. Place this same atom at the center of the sun and it gets stripped of its electrons, fuses with other hydrogen atoms under great force. Humans can influence their environment under normal physics. When great pressure comes the individual gets forced into each other, stripped of their own worries. This would be right side of your bell curve. We can avoid this endgame by working through the authoritative measures at the top of your bell curve. Realizing that when the crisis ends the flood of authoritative actions "should" recede. Under authoritative circumstances to end a crisis we need to serve, even if we don't agree. This is counter intuitive. Unfolding events beyond the control of any person or group requires quick and decisive action. Not necessarily well thought out. When a police officer arrives at a scene of aggressive groups, they must access, separate the stimulus from the group through dispersal. While simultaneously dealing with themselves as becoming a stimulus. A smaller scale version of what we are dealing with globally. Compliance in crisis is not an American thing. We typically resist first and not until we have received the crushing gravity of authoritative action do we comply. If for 4 weeks Americans could settle into allowing the captain to drive the boat and then mutiny afterwards, this would be over much sooner. But media grabbing for ratings keep folks to the right of your bell curve through hyperbole, twisted thoughts of data and other high energy emotional epitaphs.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#24
Mass worries is epidemic and enhances the hysteria and chaos. A leader who focuses on the problem might be exposed to widening panic and the problem inflates. However, the original problem is still there and without solving it the worries will keep mounting. That is why I find your comment greatly sensible "This would require us to be counter-intuitive within crisis. We all must survive under authoritative decisions and clean up the mess later. If we single ourselves out for survival we work against the whole". I wonder Harvey Lloyd if you tried to sketch the bell curve as a multidimensional with the introduction of mass worries. It is challenging, but it opens my mind to many new possibilities. The other idea I find interesting is that how you interpreted the pyramid. I am still pondering on your deep thoughts about it.

Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

1 year ago #18

The chart displaying the bell curve of worry was interesting. I thought "counter-intuitive". Although your bell curve looks at individuals on the slope, when groups get attacked the curve becomes multi-dimensional. In order for the group to sustain the attack they must secure their own worries quickly and then counter-intuitively help others sort theirs. Counter-intuitive, in helping others places your own worries at greater risk. Creating a conundrum within the worry curve. Extrapolate this across a nation and it becomes a self feeding beast of worry and anxiety. We now have two problems. The original problem and each persons self survival perspective. In leadership do you focus on the anxiety or the problem? Although some would say both this would create a chaotic response as each choice would merely upset dispirit groups. Leaders need the focus to assert themselves on the problem while showing groups a path out of the physical issues. Your inverted pyramid would demonstrate that a leader must take the action regardless of the other factors presented. Alexander Hamilton of constitution fame recognized in crisis, action committed by one is stronger than ruling by consensus. Realizing that decisions were coming quicker than consensus could be built. This would require us to be counter-intuitive within crisis. We all must survive under authoritative decisions and clean up the mess later. If we single ourselves out for survival we work against the whole.

Mili (SELAH) Leinwand

Mili (SELAH) Leinwand

1 year ago #17

#21
Let's stay deeply rooted and side by side! ; )

Mili (SELAH) Leinwand

Mili (SELAH) Leinwand

1 year ago #16

#21
Let's stay rooted! ; )

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#20
And I love your appreciation

Mili (SELAH) Leinwand

Mili (SELAH) Leinwand

1 year ago #14

love your quote about the trees

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#11
Absolutely and I welcome your comment dear Franci\ud83d\udc1dEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador. Nature is our main source of imagination and creativity. Nature offers solutions to problems that we face. WE need to get back to our nature mentor.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#10
Love the way you said it Kevin Baker

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#9
Thank you dears Zacharias \ud83d\udc1d Voulgaris

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#8
I do hope our collective work will find a solution to the virus.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#7
Existence, human attributes: (FAITH, LOVE, SPIRITUAL PEACE, BELIEF, STUDIES AND INVESTIGATIONS), also exists / will exist pathogens (sources of diseases). Dear Oswaldo Enrique Diaz Delgado

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#6
Dear Oswaldo Enrique Diaz Delgado Imagination is a source that allows us to create and recreate an enriching thought; where the mind in its extensive dimensions give us an outline of what we want to see and even feel.. This is again related to the "fear of acceptance" that you referred to in your first comment.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#5
Oswaldo Enrique Diaz Delgado In simple words, the challenge is to design, promote and finally create universal consciousness? Yes, you are right and the challenge is great. Why? Nothing is and will not be easy, in fact everything is fragile like glass, in our acceptances there will always be various interpretations, which undoubtedly come / will come accompanied by multiple events.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#4
"Fear of acceptance"- I like this. We tend to deny facts and responsibility because we fear them. Thank you dear Oswaldo Enrique Diaz Delgado

Franci 🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador

Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee - "I read in the news today that somebody inflicted with corona escaped his confinement for he felt bored. It is these acts that make the spread of corona easier among humans than it is probably among trees." Your statement suggests to me nature is way ahead of humanity." Perhaps, humans aren't naturally instinctive at least not to the extent as nature and animals and complicate even the simple things in life. Speaking of nature, many of my fellow WordPress bloggers are becoming more in tune with nature, which is reflected in their work. What a wonderful way to relieve the stress of boredom and worry and that is communicating with nature and writing about it. Sharing the beauty of nature using creative writing and photos draws my attention because I want to read and see something bright and cheerful. Stay safe and well!

Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris

I'm sorry for not sharing this sooner. It's been a quite busy day for me today...

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Fay Vietmeier- you may find this post relevant.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#1
Thank you dear Zacharias \ud83d\udc1d Voulgaris. I have edited the post and if you now click on the social relations pyramid it shall take you to the presentation that I wrote on SLideShare in which I mentioned this pyramid the first time. We are in need of social relations. However; the spread of corona has called for social distancing. This is in opposite to human needs. We have two needs working against each other- one to socialize and one to keep social distancing. We are living in a new paradox that emerged because of the virus.

Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris

Great article Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee! Could you elaborate a bit on the "Corona and the Relations Pyramid" part. I'm not sure I follow. I like the social communication funnel part the most, since despite its simplicity and succinctness, it outlines a robust and powerful way we can improve our re-action to the problem, instead of augmenting it through the spread of misinformation. Thank you for the insights and stay healthy!

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