Emerging Human Values

Emerging Human Values


My previous post “Are Ideas Measurable?” generated hugely-important discussions that resulted in the planting of the seeds of ideas. My mind has been busy pondering on those ideas coming from different directions. I felt them like a wind changing its direction and even though they may send my mind initially in chaos,; yet it is getting them into some order that is the challenge.

What triggered the initial seed of this post is a comment that Edward Lewellen addressed to me on LinkedIn. The first part of his comment reads:

“Dear Ali Anani, PhDYou've seen me write many times about people needing to know their Core Identity and that, from my experience, over 90% of people have lost their Core Identity to either a single role, or multiple roles they play in life”. This quote invoked a series of thoughts as outlined below.

What makes our core Identity?

Identity is the values we hold to. But the values in the Quote of Gandhi only appears at the top and only below identity. To accommodate core values as the I redraw Gandhi’s quote with my modifications as below:

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And then decided to redraw my modified quote as concentric circles:

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When we don’t know our core needs we lose our core values we lose self-awareness and our actions accordingly. What we say will be different from what we act. For example, a manager might ask employees to sell a product no matter how. This manager cares for results only. The employees with then question his honesty and shall lose their confidence in him. Worse, if the employees have honesty as of their core values. This initiates conflict of values.

What I plan to cover in the next post is the risk associated with conflicting values in organizations. Conflicts invite for risk and instead of the organization solving serving their attention to improve customers’ service it shall diverge to handling internal conflicts.

How intense the conflict of values. I shall propose establishing a “Heat Map of Risk of Conflicts” as a guide to manage such conflicts by considering their intensity, frequency and the butterfly effect of risks. There are many risks that deceptively look minor now, but later they may escalate fast.

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A third expansion of my suggested image is to determine the hidden reasons behind the behaviors of organizations. The surface is the culture of the organization. It is the soil equivalent to planting trees. Core needs and values are the roots. Harvey Lloyd triggered me to think of this issue because of his comments in which he said:

· Your ring analogy sets the stage for natural growth, but what happens when policy prunes, removes or deforests around certain trees in order to support policy objectives?”. If we consider each employee as a tree and the trees form the forest then the question of Harvey becomes vital. Policy makers have their influence on the growth of the individuals and their collective efforts. If the policy makers have different core values than the employees what kind of a forest do we expect to end up with is a legitimate issue. Actions that discredit the credibility of the policy makers will lead to chaos. There is intensifying risk of conflicts of values.

· Harvey added “The limbs are our social and professional skills that bring in available sunlight and water to our main selves. Emotional intelligence if you will, is the placement of our branches and leaves to effectively grow our inner thoughts (Trunk)”. Harvey is mentioning thoughts that lead to actions. Are these limbs the branches and leaves of the tree of an organization? Are information and its circulation the sunlight and water equivalents for a tree?

· Harvey wrote in a later comment Using your second pyramid, i could state that as long as the CV19 roots do not grow deep enough to invade my experiences, at least as I see them, then we are content to just have an opinion. Once the CV19 tree roots begin disrupting my experiences it is no longer an opinion but a reality of my sun being blocked”. Where do we place experiences? More importantly. I may ask a new question. If the policy makers grow their trees in the employees’ forest what will happen should these trees have penetrating roots cutting the employees’ trees from their water and sunshine supplies? Is there a worse thing policy makers can do? Not only other trees are cut off their survival supplies, but also ruining the culture (soil) in which the employees planted their trees.

· In another comment Harvey wrote “We are not fertilizing wisdom when we inflame group bias”. So, wisdom is the fertilizer for the soil. What other elements we can fertilize the soil of organizations with in your opinion?

· Still Harvey wrote in another comment You touch on a topic, "generalization" that is a real issue in today's educational world. The ability to look inside our own wealth of knowledge and coalesce competing facts into a cohesive thought. Not to come up with something new necessarily but the ability to think critically about competing ideas”. Competing employees and competing trees in a forest and the analogy between them is the comparison that I started upon reading Harvey’s comment. Our thoughts determine our actions. Which part of the tree thoughts are?

· I have not touched upon many more ideas such as the rings of a tree. The post is already long.

I want to conclude that the tree metaphor is a great one for organizations; yet we still have many issue to resolve before this metaphor maybe of real value.

I look forward to your sharing of your thoughts.


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Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#54
Fay Vietmeier I feel pretty ripe- it is hard to describe

Fay Vietmeier

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #52

#53
Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee This "tomato" "feels pretty "ripe" ;~)

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#52
Fay Vietmeier Thank you for reviving thought my dear. I am publishing a post tomorrow and the Tomato Model: shall be part of it. Yes, to keep improving don't feel you are ripe.

Fay Vietmeier

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #50

#44
e Thank you my dear Professor for sharing this: "Toyota sees itself as a green tomato: always growing, never ripe. This means accepting that there is no finished mechanical state, that we’re forever unfinished and incomplete. But this is also a hopeful vision of continuous growth through continuous engagement of everyone in their own personal development." If tasked with choosing a color for growth ... I would choose green in LIFE ... often things are emerging but growth is not always seen ;~)

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#50
Fay Vietmeier Thanks, dear. It is true. In fact, the post title is finally determined as Cyclical Ideas and Teams and not recycling for a reason. Recycling might wait for long times; cyclical hopefully, to cycle within the team members for feedback. Maybe a creative idea emerges faster.

Fay Vietmeier

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #48

#49
Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee "Recycling old ideas" drives home that there is nothing new under the sun ... but from old emerges new ... and that holds promise too ;~)

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#48
Fay Vietmeier Dear friend, Don't be surprised that I am awake because I wake up agile. The inoculation of ideas only happens between desiring minds, hearts, spirits and mutual respect. If we don't inspire each other then w are not genuinely bonded. That is why your famous DRAFT-folder with get fatter and fatter because the up-flow is greater than the outflow. I am drafting my next post for Monday on "Cyclical Ideas and Teams". Maybe too this will suggest ideas for you and the readers to recycling old ideas.

Fay Vietmeier

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #46

#47
e I am surprised my dear Professor that you are awake ... it is 12:30 am here ... The point I was making was about our unique styles ;~) and why responses that contain Scripture flow out as they do ;~) (not sure if you got this when I messaged you) We are two "strange seeds" sitting by a flowing stream ... ... your mind is like that flowing stream: ... many thoughts & IDEAS flowing in ... you need to write them out ... so more will flow in ;~) I tend to sit in the stream ... so as to savor and dream ... thoughts and IDEAS percolate ... and in time they proliferate ;~) For years I studied God's Word ... but I count that mostly as "savoring" (much MORE than "reading") ... it bears FRUIT The fruit is that Word was being written on my heart and in my mind .. so responses just flow out of a "well-spring"

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#46
Fay Vietmeier The first two lines of your lyrics is what "proliferated " the idea of broken fractals are not the same. I reviewed the shapes of many fractals in my mind such as those of Mandelbrot, of our hearts' beats and of the stock markets fractals. The share the property of all being broken, but their shapes vary considerably.

Fay Vietmeier

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #44

Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee This is a lovely thought: "some broken fractals are more beautiful than others." This is part of a message ... not sure you got to it but it fits so I'll share this part We are two "strange seeds" sitting by a flowing stream ... ... your mind is like that flowing stream: ... many thoughts & IDEAS flowing in ... you need to write them out ... so more will flow in ;~) I tend to sit in the stream ... so as to savor and dream ... thoughts and IDEAS percolate ... and in time they proliferate ;~) For years I studied God's Word ... but I count that mostly as "savoring" The fruit is that Word was being written on my heart and in my mind .. so responses just flow out of a "well-spring" Thanks for the "Puzzle"

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#43
Fay Vietmeier I checked dear Fay. I wrote # 32

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#42
Fay Vietmeier You are a walking dictionary of spiritual quotes from the Bible and other references. How much time you spend reading spiritual writings I don't know dear Fay. But I know, some broken fractals are more beautiful than others. Your broken fractal stands out.

Fay Vietmeier

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #41

Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee ... did you answer #32 PS Thanks for correcting Fat to Fay ;~) ... and for mentioning "Searching for pearls among rings" ... within

Fay Vietmeier

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #40

#40
Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee You say: "Indeed humans are and shall remain broken fractals" I wanted to be sure you understand this state has remedy ... there is a Divine Plan of healing: We do not have to "remain broken" ... "But God" ... And this is the Gospel ... the "Good News" God is a redeeming, restoring God ... we are to be healed, made whole ... be sanctified ... set free from the curse of death "by His stripes we are healed" ~ Isaiah 53 https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Isaiah%2053&version=ESV The Good Shepherd: "He restores my soul" ~ Psalm 23

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#39
Fay Vietmeier Dear Fay, I don't know how many posts you shared thus far. However; I know you shall give me the wrong answer. Is this a puzzle? No, it is not for I consider 90% of your comments as a dedicated post on its own. You may easily just with little editing publish each of them as a post. I mean it. Your comments are as rich as your posts. Are you smiling?

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#38
Dear Fay, Fay Vietmeier First, sorry for the typo in your name in my previous comment. i am pleases this quote resonated with you.

Fay Vietmeier

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #37

Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee continued: My dear Professor ~ I only share what was once shared with me ... I choose to believe ... thus began a spiritual awakening ... a journey of faith "Destiny is all " .. Eternity is in the balance “Hidden Force” (number 1) “If God is for us, then who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all … how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? … Christ Jesus who died … more than that, who was raised to life … is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? … No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” ~ Roman 8 (starting with verse 31) The question is: which spiritual force is being served? Phillip Britts profoundly states in his book: Water at the Root … “in the essential conflict (good Vs evil) … the final result of knowledge is determined by the spirit is serves” https://www.bebee.com/producer/@fay-vietmeier-pennsylvania/water-at-the-root

Fay Vietmeier

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #36

#34
Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee What an insightful comment my dearest Professor You say: "Indeed humans are and shall remain broken fractals" "But God" ... And this is the Gospel ... the "Good News" God is a redeeming, restoring God ... we are to be healed, made whole ... be sanctified ... set free from the curse of death "by His stripes we are healed" ~ Isaiah 53 https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Isaiah%2053&version=ESV The Good Shepherd: "He restores my soul" ~ Psalm 23 https://www.bebee.com/producer/@fay-vietmeier-pennsylvania/the-fractal-state-of-humanity-the-hidden-forces-at-work-for-you-against-you “Hidden Force” (number 2) “The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the Light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. ” 2 Corinthians 4:4 Satan. The Devil, the “evil one” … the “god of this age” the “prince of the world” … the “author of confusion”… the “father of lies” … he masterfully uses the same strategies & weapons against man: fear & greed to name just two (these are spiritual conditions)

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Fay Vietmeier Dear Fat, You commented and added much more in your super poem: “Searching for pearls among rings” https://www.bebee.com/producer/@fay-vietmeier-pennsylvania/searching-for-pearls-among-rings Your wisdom in this comment shines in this poem. ai refer readers of these comments to check your poem.

Fay Vietmeier

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #34

#33
Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee I am SMILING ... again You say: With very few facts are fixed and permanent such as nobody know when she/he shall die (because certain it is that all of us pass away) Actually it is written: in Psalm 139 "all the days ordained for me are written in Your Book ... For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. 14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. 15 My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. 16 Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in Your Book before one of them came to be. 2) You rightly say: "All what they have is a choice between believing or not and the consequences accordingly." This morning I listened to this very message. Because of the gift of free will ... a sacred gift We get to choose: ... Believe ... Don't believe In this regard: The spiritual consequences are not ours to choose ;~)

Fay Vietmeier

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #33

#32
Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee I try only to say "valuable" things ;~) What precisely would you "teach students at various levels" ... if such an opportunity presented itself? ;~)

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#30
Fay Vietmeier Reading this prompted me to share it with you. This is what you discussed about humans being "broken fractals" and that they shall remain so. Toyota sees itself as a green tomato: always growing, never ripe. This means accepting that there is no finished mechanical state, that we’re forever unfinished and incomplete. But this is also a hopeful vision of continuous growth through continuous engagement of everyone in their own personal development. This is what the author Michael Ballé attributed the philosophy of Toyota according to Prof. Takeuchi https://planet-lean.com/lean-enterprise-tree/ Indeed humans are and shall remain broken fractals

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#29
Fay Vietmeier It is amazing that the holy books say the same such as "Being created in the image of God: We are spirit beings ... with a soul ... encased in a body "This treasure in a jar of clay" With very few facts are fixed and permanent such as nobody know when she/he shall die (because certain it is that all of us pass away), when volcanoes and earthquakes shall erupt, floods and that no human shall identify the tangible spirit to control it. These facts all show that no matter how advanced humans may get they shall never be in control of their life-related issues. All what they have is a choice between believing or not and the consequences accordingly.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#28
Fay Vietmeier You know that reading your comment this morning prompted me to ask if the content of such a valuable comment not taught to students at various levels and implanting its importance in their lives what would we teach? In this age of decreasing self-revision we need the tolls of similar comments to be ringing at schools.

Fay Vietmeier

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #29

#26
John Rylance Thanks for mentioning this unique tree ... I wish it grew in a place where I could go and sit beneath its beauty ;~) All of its parts can be used in some capacity ... can see why it is called a "tree of life" https://www.amusingplanet.com/2010/12/baobab-upside-down-tree.html Baobab tree is a strange looking tree that grows in low-lying areas in Africa and Australia. The Baobab is also called the upside-down tree because when bare of leaves, the spreading branches of the Baobab look like roots sticking up into the air, as if it had been planted upside-down. Legend holds that god Thora took a dislike to the Baobab growing in his garden, so he threw it out over the wall of Paradise on to Earth below, and although the tree landed upside-down it continued to grow. Another story goes that when the Baobab was planted by God, it kept walking, so God pulled it up and replanted it upside down to stop it moving.

Fay Vietmeier

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #28

#25
Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee Harvey Lloyd I too hope to read any thoughts from "one of the wisest of bees" (From #17 below) 2) The heart has a mind: “As a man THINKS in his heart ... so he is” ~ Proverbs 23 ... meaning that a person's true nature isn't always visible The heart is a compass for behavior I wonder here what @Harvey Lloyd would say. Is the shadow idea that Carl Jung suggested located in our hearts? I mean the "behind the screen" there is a steering mind- the mind of the heart- that is directing our hearts?

Fay Vietmeier

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #27

Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee Yes my dearest Professor ... "With the increasing absence of "spiritual hearts" then this leads to the chaos our world is increasingly facing. If a dispirited person hopes to find his core identity she/he shall fail until her/his heart is filled with spirituality? You say: "If my conclusions are right I wonder if most of people in this worlds would know their core values." As I observe the world around me ... I see chaos & confusion ... many do not know their identity (this has ever been the condition of humanity) Until they turn their heart to God ... desire His Truth ... seek to know Him ... seek to please Him Disclaimer: Doing this does not mean our lives are filled with rainbows ... in this world you will have trouble" ~ Jesus (warning) The author of chaos & confusion is the enemy of our soul (Satan) .. and he is the "god of this age" ... working to maintain his dominion Being created in the image of God: We are spirit beings ... with a soul ... encased in a body "This treasure in a jar of clay" "It is in Christ that we find out who we are and what we are living for (here is identity) Long before we heard of Him ... he had His eye on us; designs on us for glorious living. It is part of the overall purpose that He is working out in everything & everyone." ~ Ephesians 1

Fay Vietmeier

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #26

#24
Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee This bee is SMILING ... when I read your sentence another leapt to my mind You said: "In this world where the spirit is lacking what you are saying leads to undefined core needs or distorted needs and what follows is, and I quote you "Thoughts-words-actions-habits-values/character ... follow Destiny is determined That word is UNDER-defined ... lacking ... inadequate ... not defined enough .. something is missing So: where the spirit is lacking: the result is UNDER-defined and undefined core needs ... distorted needs You found a pearl I was hoping to polish: “When we don’t know our core needs we lose our core values we lose self-awareness and our actions accordingly” ~Ali I’m speaking in spiritual terms here: From my perspective: when we do not know our true identity (core identity) we do not fully understand core needs ... core values can become confused & even distorted ... self-awareness is lacking ... Thoughts-words-actions-habits-values/character ... follow Destiny is determined

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

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Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#18
Thank you for your reshare dear Fay Vietmeier Your engagement by sharing and generously contributing to these discussions are overwhelming. I want to say: thank you

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#17
Fay Vietmeier In reference to your quote: “Your beliefs become your thoughts” ~ Gandhi In like, your thoughts can also become your beliefs ;~)Fay Yes, they feedback to each other and affects the other. There are inner loops in operation. As is for, and again I quote you 2) The heart has a mind: “As a man THINKS in his heart ... so he is” ~ Proverbs 23 ... meaning that a person's true nature isn't always visible The heart is a compass for behavior I wonder here what Harvey Lloyd would say. Is the shadow idea that Carl Jung suggested located in our hearts? I mean the "behind the screen" there is a steering mind- the mind of the heart- that is directing our hearts? Again, interesting and challenging thoughts to explore and mainly by people who are less spiritual than you are dear Fay.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#16
Fay Vietmeier In this world where the spirit is lacking what you are saying leads to undefined core needs or distorted needs and what follows is, and I quote you "Thoughts-words-actions-habits-values/character ... follow Destiny is determined: With the increasing absence of "spiritual hearts" then this leads to the chaos our world is increasingly facing. If a dispirited person hopes to find his core identity she/he shall fail until her/his heart is filled with spirituality? If my conclusions are right I wonder if most of people in this world would know their core values. This is a topic that is getting more interesting, for me at least.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Thank you Franci\ud83d\udc1dEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador for your reshare of the post

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#21
Thank you @Abdelwahab Tahsin for your appreciation

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#18
Fay Vietmeier Thank you for your reshare. I know you do it genuinely and I enjoy this share in particular.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#16
Fay Vietmeier That is why you are dear in peace with yourself. This has been reflected in your posts and comments. Honestly, I wish I had your spiritual strength. You are anchoring your core to a spiritual value and a permanent one too.

Fay Vietmeier

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #17

Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee I meant to say first before my comments that I enjoyed "opening the oyster and finding my pearl" ... sharing this in the hope that many bees ... read and find their own pearls... Many excellent comments are here Harvey Lloyd

Fay Vietmeier

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #16

Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee 1) “Your beliefs become your thoughts” ~ Gandhi In like, your thoughts can also become your beliefs ;~) Change your thinking change your life (many books have been written) 2) The heart has a mind: “As a man THINKS in his heart ... so he is” ~ Proverbs 23 ... meaning that a person's true nature isn't always visible The heart is a compass for behavior 3) Truth is truth And Wisdom is wisdom Upon reading this decades ago ... it was instantly written on my heart and in my mind: Watch your thoughts, they become your words; Watch your words, they become your actions; Watch your actions, they become your habits; Watch your habits, they become your character; Watch your character, it becomes your destiny. ~ Lao Tzu, a mystic philosopher of ancient China ~ author of the Tao Te Ching (The Way and Its Power) published in the 3rd century. These ancient words from came contain an admonishment: “WATCH” When I used this to teach children in Sunday School I added: Watch your heart, because words flow out of our heart “From the overflow of the heart ... the mouth speaks” Luke 4/Matthew 12

Fay Vietmeier

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #15

#14
Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee 1) ... “people needing to know their Core Identity and that, from my experience, over 90% of people have lost their Core Identity to either a single role, or multiple roles they play in life”. ~ Edward Lewellen As a believer ... my identity is “in Christ” ... this is “who I am” ... and “Whose I am” Being “in Christ” shapes my thoughts-words-actions-habits-character-destiny Over decades of a faith journey: my heart & mind are BEING transformed ... That may be considered: “emerging human values” 2) You say: “When we don’t know our core needs we lose our core values we lose self-awareness and our actions accordingly” I’m speaking in spiritual terms here: From my perspective: when we do not know our true identity (core identity) we do not fully understand core needs ... core values can become confused & even distorted ... self-awareness is lacking ... Thoughts-words-actions-habits-values/character ... follow Destiny is determined When people do not know their “NEED” for God ... LIFE follows “Our Father in Heaven knows our “needs” Human beings are the ones confused about their core needs

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

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

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#13
Harvey Lloyd This is princely why I like the trees metaphor. They have no ego or shadow. They create symbiotic relationship even with fungi. They don't belittle any one. They defend, but aren't aggressive. It is a natural metaphor and science is revealing this fact. We must not take scientific facts alone, without understanding their humanity and what they may teach us. I will surely consider your thoughts here.

Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

1 year ago #12

#12
If you rephrase your questions and establish the "meaning" or Shadow of the tree then you can research your answers. Trees like humans do not exist in a vacuum. (By the way science picks apart consciousness as humans do live in a vacuum.) The meaning of nature is to serve the abundant life here on earth. Plants serve everything. Now trees make sense. Once we break away from the natural and enter into the science world we lose the serving part and look for connections of cause and effect. Although a great area to study it scrapes off meaning immediately. Between science and myself exists this gray area of meaning that causes process upsets in my mind. Most of my arguments rest in this gray area. Yes a tree has leaves, but we also must ask the question why, (Origins) beyond the science. Science always makes me feel as though explanations are empty of any humanity. Even though it attempts to hand us doctrine of the opposite.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#10
Harvey Lloyd What an illuminating comment! I replied to Zacharias \ud83d\udc1d Voulgaris earlier and I agree with both of you. I mentioned in my reply to Zacharias that we need a strong roots systems of values because this is what shall give produce to ultimately. Look at the bamboo tree it build roots for long times before it grows then so rapidly. There is a question here that percolates in my mind. Why all trees don't grow high and others grow very high> This extends to the trees of businesses Why trees give different fruits? What product should businesses focus on" How the trees adapt to changing environments? What businesses could learn? Why some trees live for hundreds of years and others die young? Why most businesses die young and what could we learn from trees to extend their survival? The trees community and the business community- what lessons we may get from their study? The metaphor is still like seedlings and it needs to build its "roots" first

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#8
@John Rylance You add a lot with these examples. I loved the idea of sending roots downwards by start ups. As trees build their root systems before they grow so are small businesses. In fact the stronger the roots are, the more the trunk shall be to support the vertical growth of businesses as in trees. This is another analogy/ Much appreciative to your value-adding comment

Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

1 year ago #9

Thank you for expanding our thoughts as we look at the tree as a metaphor understanding humanity. If could side track t the Jungian view the tree here would represent the shadow (Roots) that part what we dont see. The ego (Trunk and branches) the character elements we ascribe to others, and finally the persona (leaves) the interface with experience with each other. But i believe that Zacharias \ud83d\udc1d Voulgaris nails the ultimate question in #7. Our free will is determined not by our measured behavior but rather our understanding of the "Roots" (Shadow). A core value is below the surface. But yet is what we rely on within our Trunk (Ego) to project through our Leaves (Persona). Ego and persona stand on the shadow much as a tree trunk and leaves stand upon the root system. Suppose we establish in our shadow that survival is the ultimate goal vs serving others. How does this impact our persona? Mainly how do i experience you from these two very different shadow concepts? Free will lies in us choosing the guiding principals in our shadow that tells the ego the boundaries. Our persona is the refection of these two when we present to others.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#7
Zacharias \ud83d\udc1d Voulgaris Excellent point that you mention. I haven't yet explored in any depth the potential of building the metaphor. Surely, I shall consider your idea and see where best to fit it. Two ideas might interest you- the underneath world wood wide web and what function it serves The other idea is the circular rings in the stem. These remind me of the circular economy based on the 3-Rs (Reduce, Ruse, Recycle). This is one way of controlling the processes and even upgrading them. As I mentioned I am still exploring many more possibilities.

John Rylance

John Rylance

1 year ago #7

This started me thinking about trees relating humans If we think of a tree as being a pyramid shape, growth of Family Trees, Trees of knowledge is arguably a downward motion, as is the growth of a business which starts small and expands downwards building new growth at the base of the pyramid rather than the top. Also in my mind came the Tree of Life, which led to the Baobab Tree known as the Tree of Life because of the way it stores water in its trunk and branches. The Baobab is also known as the Upside Down Treebecause how it looks when it sheds its leaves. I hope this adds to your metaphor theme.

Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris

Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris

1 year ago #6

That's a good point about the whole hierarchy spanning from needs to destiny. However, if we were to assume that our needs determine everything in our lives this would nullify free will, right? Don't we have any say on the matter? I believe we exercise some control over all this, particularly when it comes to the prioritization of our needs. Cheers!

Mohammed Abdul Jawad

Mohammed Abdul Jawad

1 year ago #5

#4
Eid Mubarak to you and your family.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

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Dear Debasish Majumder I thank you my dear friend for your reshare and excellent comment You are spot on " nature truly a great teacher who teaches us how to act in an available soil to exploit the circumstances to the fullest", This is my motive in using nature often as a metaphor. Your explanation is consistent with my thinking.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Thank you dear Mohammed Abdul Jawad for your sharing of the post. Have a Eid Mubarak

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

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Dear Edward Lewellen I am so glad that you spotted light on this important piece of the post, When employees and employer or directors of a company have different values their goals shall be different too. They shall be shooting towards different goals and their directions shall diverges progressively. This shall create what I call "goals Gap". The bigger the gaps gets, the bigger the resulting voids shall get. This weakens the very structure of the company and it defaults and in many cases collapses. Your personal story is a great example of what I meas. These are related to fundamental goals and values and not to secondary ones. Their risk shoots up overtime.

Debasish Majumder

Debasish Majumder

1 year ago #1

"seeds of ideas", an excellent metaphor! seed having an inherent motion, upward and downward and its germination is inevitable whether it may confront chaos or chance to manifest its quality and potential and i wonder, destiny plays at all any role for its growth! however, nature truly a great teacher who teaches us how to act in an available soil to exploit the circumstances to the fullest. Great insight sir Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee! enjoyed read and shared. thank you for the wonderful buzz.