Dried Hopes and Ideas

Dried Hopes and Ideas

Have you ever felt that your hopes and aspirations got dried up? Well, in contrary to prevailing thinking, this is good for you.Like any material when it dries it goes in three phases. The first phase is fast because of the easiness of movement of water molecules. The second stage is that drying goes into a constant temperature drying because the remaining moisture on the surface shall be removed. The drying rate of moisture then falls dramatically because the remaining water hides in inner interstices of each particle to the outer surface becomes the limiting factor that reduces the drying rate. Drying food is indifferent, but with the realization that the third phase water removal is slower than other materials.

We remove moisture so that harmful bacteria and other species may not survive. When we store ideas or hope we need to dry them first so as not to spoil them. If you believe you have honey-like ideas whose time has not come yet, or they find resistance and it would be better to store them for a while then their "drying" becomes necessity. This shouldn't be horrifying because dried honey is a lively product and your honey-like ideas are indifferent. We say ideas are food for thought. If they are, then the storage of ideas in dry forms becomes a necessity.

Bees know well the need to keep their honey dry and they spend considerable time and effort in keeping the honey dry. We need creative ideas to spare the bees (us) the effort of keeping our ideas dried so that we may have more disposable times to do other things. There have been some successful efforts along this direction by using reverse thinking.

Dried honey or honey powders are commercially viable products. The honey powder finds many applications such as a sweetener in confectionaries. It extends flaky characters on some baked products because of its bulkiness. Being hygroscopic, honey powder extends moistness to end products. Treat your honey-like ideas similarly. They may find new uses and applications that never crossed the mind. Your ideas may grow arms to reach new uses.



Are your hopes drying up? Well, they may cleave like clay and show approximate hexagonal structure. They remind you to go back to the hexagonal structure cells of bees. It is a nice reminder that instead of drying them without purpose, you may do that in a way the bees make dried honey. Don't allow the tears of sorrow moist your ideas; do the opposite and dry them. This way you preserve them. Drying is a process and drying ideas follows similar path. One day, somebody shall open the jar of your dried ideas and find a way to make them the sweeteners of your life.

Don't say my hopes dried up; say I am preserving them for later use.

I dedicate this post to Deborah Lange who has been a great companion in helping me get my ideas dried for further use. Deborah commented on my previous buzz by writing "We have focused on what is seen and observable, now is the time for a soft, curious, playful focus to see, sense and intuit the unseen". It is a great call and this dried up idea isΒ ready for use.


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Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#30
namita sinha- what a clear mind you have. I assure you you have such a great mind and in my opinion you stand out among the best. You have never disappointed me. You have always exceeded my expectations. I love what you wrote here such as "dynamics of increasing the shelf life of hopes". You are creative undoubtedly. I love also this part "And as Pablo Picasso had quoted about creativity , β€œ Indeed, what you already know and already do may need to disintegrate in order for the next form of your expression to be born. β€œ May I suggest that you read my presentation on Reverse Businesses. I believe you can add much thoughts to it. I hope you would. http://www.slideshare.net/hudali15/reverse-businesses

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

I am back to your example William William King. Don't bees store food for winter and they spend energy and time to keep it dry? Bees do it and they have good reason for that.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#25
If I had one wish is that your comment Sara Jacobovici followed the comment of @William King. His example is very strong and supports your thinking. I love the idea of working backwards for this is the way to deal with complexity. I couldn't agree more with your comment. I am an observer Sara, and I try to find reasoning. Like you said it is a major role of social media bees to work and brainstorm (or, beestorm) to find the way. You know daring to ask for drying of idea is unfamiliar one and I am so glad the comments were mostly understanding. I am going to think how best to turn those ideas into solutions. I appreciate your two comments greatly.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

This is a fascinating comment dear William William King. I am thriving on it with such a marvelous example. Thank you

Sara Jacobovici

Sara Jacobovici

5 years ago #21

Part Two: What do we do with the insight, how does it manifest in our day to day lives, how does it make changes in our thinking, on our mindset? Bees follow a cycle of productivity, cause and effect, a system that has been finely tuned for centuries if not millennia. I suggest we take a step back (not retreat) and look at where we are and what would be the most sensible (or my new trade mark sense-able) move to take. That seems to be the advantage we have over the bees; reflection and finding the right questions that will direct us to the best answers. You are a leader that can take us in that right direction Dr. Ali. I thank you in advance for your leadership.

Sara Jacobovici

Sara Jacobovici

5 years ago #20

Part One: I have been sitting and reading Ali Anani. First your buzz then the comments and replies. I'm going to allow myself to write freely. There is no doubt or question of the value of your ideas and communication and expression of those ideas. What I am experiencing is a sense of purpose or attachment. These are the unspoken questions I am hearing; what purpose do these ideas serve and to what or who are they finding a connection or place to attach? These for me are the challenges of social media. How does the output translate into response and results, how am I tangibly supposed to measure or experience the influence, impact or engagement? The drying out and storing, rehydrating and savoring, are all part of an organic process that you Dr. Ali have beautifully walked us through. But now what?

Javier 🐝 CR

Javier 🐝 CR

5 years ago #19

#22
thanks a lot Ali Anani. You always makes us think about everything!! :)

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#21
How about drying them for a purpose like we dry honey into powder Javier C\u00e1mara Rica? thnik if drying serves a purpose then it offsets conventional thinking.

Javier 🐝 CR

Javier 🐝 CR

5 years ago #17

My hopes never dry up ! hope must never be given up ! We say " hope is the last to die " / " La esperanza es lo ΓΊltimo que se pierde " :)

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#19
Even two more drems for you Brian McKenzie

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

I love comments that enrich our knowldge. I owe (My goodness) ...I owe Owe-n (Dean Owen) a lot for providing a great example on the value of mushrooming ideas by drying and then soaking them. Same concept with honey powder.. May be we have a new definition for mushrooming ideas.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#16
You not only understand, but enrich the idea with your lovely nectar Dean Owen. Mind the bees sting after your nectar

Dean Owen

Dean Owen

5 years ago #13

#15
I understand now. Like Shiitake mushroom, we dry them, and then soak them to intensify their flavour!

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#14
If they are honey-like ideas then they are hygroscopic- meaning they take moisture from surrounding. So, instead of dry ideas we may consider wetting them before usse dear Dean Dean Owen

Dean Owen

Dean Owen

5 years ago #11

Your posts certainly make me think Ali Anani. I like the concept of drying ideas before we store them, but I don't like the concept of dry ideas.... Hmmm

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#11
I read, liked, shared and commented on your fabulous buzz dear Anees Zaidi. Love the idea that a comment leads to such rich and exploring post as yours is Anees. I appreciate your very kind words.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#10
The best theory is an applied one Javier C\u00e1mara Rica would elaborate. Why not even have a Ideas Brainstorming Hive? These are my initial feelings to your wonderful comment

Mohammed Abdul Jawad

Mohammed Abdul Jawad

5 years ago #8

Aha Ali Anani…out of imagery and factual info, you create ligaments of abstract and concrete theories. So good to read, but I wonder how a moderate person can perceive the stark terminology of diverse sciences and minute details. With the in-depth study of bees and their knotty traits, I wonder how best beBee users can correlate such dense info for some specific practicality.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#7
debasish majumder- I have to leave in few minutes for an hour (depending on traffic jam). Meanwhile, I wish to ask yo a direct question: do you think it is the platform or the author? I am the same, but beBee and LI aren't. What makes the difference? I am not negating you. In fact, I may share some of your concerns.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#7
debasish majumder- I do appreciate your feedback and I find your comment here very caluable. Please say loudly what is missing? I need to hear it. Your prefer my style on LI over here? This is important for me to know. With great appreciation and anticipation I await for your elaboration. I want to be sure 100% I understand you right before I respond with honesty.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#5
Sharing is living- what a great idea for a buzz. I share your views Mamen Delgado

Mamen 🐝 Delgado

Mamen 🐝 Delgado

5 years ago #4

So nice of you Ali Anani!! It is a pleasure for me to be part of this bees community and be able to share a little of my time with all of you. There is a saying in Spanish that goes "Sharing is Living" and I feel like that. ☺️

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#3
Mamen Delgado- soon I have to write a buzz on why I find Spanish people exceptional. I have my own ideas on why, but not to match your exceptional quality. I have to do some hard study first. I am dried up of words to thank you enough now.

Mamen 🐝 Delgado

Mamen 🐝 Delgado

5 years ago #2

I completely identify with what you say Ali Anani, when I've gone through a process of drying out my ideas have always renewed, reinvented and have grown. We are in constant motion in a Universe that expands irredeemably and we expand with it. And the drying process is an intrinsic part of that expansion. Lovely post, as lovely comment by Deb Lange. Thanks to both!

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#1
Thank you Deb Lange and I love the way you express yourself. I dedicated this buzz to you and your comment and your quote towards the end of this buzz testify your high quality as a human and as idea pollinator. I am glad you find the buzz worthy of dedication to you.

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