Emerging Illusions

Emerging Illusions

I spent the last few days reading about illusions. I find that illusions and I find that illusions trick not only our eyes; more they trick our minds and our behaviors. Leadership illusions, majority illusions, assumption illusions, advertising and marketing illusions, conflict illusions and behavior illusions are examples of what I mean. That illusions emerge and aren’t planned for shows their complexity and difficulties in understanding them. Our senses feed our minds with information and our minds interpret this information. If what our eyes feed our mind s is illusions what we decide is illusionary too.

One illusion that trapped me is the one below in which size illusion is evident. Just look at the image below and answer a simple question which of the three yellow circles is largest in size?

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If you see the yellow circle surrounded by the small green faces the largest then this is an illusionary effect. In fact, the three yellow balls are of the same size. The difference is their surroundings. The yellow circle with big green balls surrounding it looks smaller than the other yellow circles. In life, we find that may so-called leaders surround themselves with far less influential people so that they make look bigger. A true leader would surround himself with great people so that they may look smaller and keep humble. I noticed this happening in real life where leaders and managers are scared of talented people and therefore fight them so that they may look more influential.

In social networks we may observe the same. Some members are the center of a hub and are surrounded by many followers. These influencers look to have bigger influence than they actually have. Recent researches are in agreement. you only need few influencers to give the imprint that everyone is talking about your brand. Researchers at the University of Southern California recently revealed theΒ majority illusion,Β a marvel within social networks that explains why some ideas or products go viral. It is the illusion of connections on social platforms. Influencers and leaders share the same thing- looking bigger when surrounded by many less influential people.

An interesting research is reported by Scientific American. The study shows that we live in a big illusion. Love and all other feelings are rooted in the brain and not the heart. Love is a form of addiction and what make people addict for drugs make them also addict for love. It is certain connected neuron circuits that make us addict to love. Again, connecting the β€˜dots” create the illusion of love.

Assumption illusions are predominant. We see things differently than what they are actually are. We make assumptions based on wrong estimates and illusionary ideas. We make the assumptions real when so many people believe in them. The false assumption is circled by many believers and so the ball of assumption appears bigger than what it is. The more people drag into believing an assumption, the bigger it looks and the more we believe in it. In business we witness the same. When a manager makes an assumption that his company has no competition and workers believe in it and surround it to protect it, the bigger it looks and the belief assumption roots in their hearts or, I should say minds for minds are responsible for our feelings.

We suffer from conflict illusions. We make a conflict bigger than what it is. The conflict grows bigger as more people believe in it. People might not realize that the conflict isn’t what it is in reality. The longer the conflict is, the more we own it and the bigger it gets. We see it bigger everyday even though in reality it is small. We make the small conflict big the more people believe in it. How many conflicts resulted in wars because people say them bigger. Only after paying the prices people realized there was much simpler resolutions had they seen the conflict in its real size.

In our global and connected societies there is an emerging risk- people who have a distorted opinion would easily attract many supporters to circle their views and make a shield of protection for it. The false opinion grows bigger by the illusion of size. Are we globally connected to increase our illusion of reality?Β 
Ali Anani

I dedicate this buzz to the great thinker Magdalena-Maria GROSU for she is so involved with researching social capital. I wonder if the idea of social capital illusions would interest her.


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Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#78
Thank you Jake Carson. This is your first comment and I decided to be your first follower. WElcome to beBee

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#77
Ψ₯You end in a rich field my friend Lisa Vanderburg

Lisa Vanderburg L

Lisa Vanderburg

3 years ago #63

It's a joy to laugh my friend Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee! And I love the tangents that often branch off your buzzes by commentors; you're generous like that - getting us to think a bit more. Pedantic deflections however usually end as a dead grape, methinks :)

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

I miss greatly your presence dear Lisa Vanderburg and your lovely sense. Yes, some people try to look "bigger" than who really are by surrounding themselves with people who "less-sized" people. By less sized, I mean size in social status, in influence, in intellectual ability and so on. I have seen managers do that by surrounding themselves with people are are not qualified just to look bigger. Even some go to the extent of repelling talents. This is an act of toxicity that undermines the organization.

Lisa Vanderburg L

Lisa Vanderburg

3 years ago #61

Dudes & their balls....tsk!

Lisa Vanderburg L

Lisa Vanderburg

3 years ago #60

Dear Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. I was going to comment before I got distracted by the comments. As Lada #65 rightly said, 'To me, it's like jumping to conclusion by making an assumption. :)' which rounds it off nicely! Here's a thought: IMO Dr. Ali doesn't make many mistakes. Ergo, the balls are a double-reverse bluff which merely enhance his theory that we are ever in danger of illusion over reality; that's the point. Naturally, this comes from someone who is doubtful about their own existance :) Fantastic buzz - enlightening and LMAO!!

Lisa Vanderburg L

Lisa Vanderburg

3 years ago #59

#51
There - you've identitfied the point of this exercise Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee!! I think it's a case of who's got the bigger balls..... :)

Lisa Vanderburg L

Lisa Vanderburg

3 years ago #58

#43
For the sake of clarity Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, Phil's got a point about the lone ball being bigger.....I measured it against my debit card and it won :)

Phil Friedman

Phil Friedman

3 years ago #57

#69
Lada \ud83c\udfe1 Prkic, you make a good point about making assumption β€” or in this case, drawing inferences β€” that are not supported. Please understand, however, that the size if the third circle is for me just a metaphor for all of the assertions that we may unreflectively accept. Cheers!

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#69
Believe me dear Lada \ud83c\udfe1 Prkic I was focused mainly on the circled yellow balls and their illusion. I just added the third isolated ball for comparisons. It is a copy and paste of the other two. Most likely I made a mistake during the pasting process. However; I could have edited the image, but then this would have eliminated the virtue of dew comments. I thank you for noticing that the main idea of illusion is still validated because I could have eliminated the third ball without changing the substance of the discussion. Yes, two people sent me private messages and I explained to them why I didn't edit the image.

Lada 🏑 Prkic

Lada 🏑 Prkic

3 years ago #55

#65
Phil, since your comment refers to all, I would like to respond. You said that most people who read this piece (except you and Praveen) would go away thinking that the third yellow ball was the same size as the other two -- when, in fact, it is not -- because Dr Anani said it is. Just because I didn't refer to the size of the third ball in my previous comment, it doesn't mean I didn't notice the difference. Also, maybe some of the readers told Ali about this in a private message. To me, it's like jumping to conclusion by making an assumption. :) There is much more in this buzz to point out and refer to, which I and many other commenters did. Phil, thank you for the opportunity to exchange some thoughts with you, an academically-trained philosopher who I admire.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#67
Your comment dear Praveen Raj Gullepalli is so sound that I started if you are real!!! Thank you for your amity and for reminding me that I myself is an illusion.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#65
I do accept your point Phil Friedman handled this issue brilliant in his post referenced in comment

Phil Friedman

Phil Friedman

3 years ago #52

#61
Praveen Raj Gullepalli and all - many people point to optical illusions, like the one Dr. Anani uses, to support the view that all perception is illusion. However, I submit that optical illusions of this sort actually support the opposite. If perceptions and cognition did not follow regular and predicatable paths, we would not find optical and other illusions to be repeatable -- as we do. I am personally not so concerned about optical, perceptual, or cognitive illusions that develop as a matter of our interaction with the "external" world as I am with self-delusions that result from the un-reflective acceptance of statements, claims, and postulates -- which are false. Dr. Anani, I think, misconstrues my point about the third yellow ball on the right not being the same size as the other two. I was not pointing out that he made a mistake, nor was I implying that he was trying to trick us. I was merely observing that most people who read this piece (except, I guess, for you and me) will go away thinking that the third yellow ball was the same size as the other two -- when, in fact, it is not -- because Dr. Anani said it is. This is a very simple example, but the point has broad import in our intellectual activities. We should always question the basis on which premises or assumptions are asserted, especially when such assertions are used to prove or make a further point or support a further generalization. I cannot count the times someone has told me that A+B=C, yet when I actually did the math, they didn't. Cheers, my friend! And thanks to Dr. Anani for providing the occasion to make this point.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#63
Thank you dear for your appreciation and sharing the buzz.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#61
Hello Praveen Raj Gullepalli- I thank you for your remarkable comment. Sub-illusions- this is a great idea. Yes, and we may think about the illusion iceberg. The illusions we see at the surface hide many other illusions underneath. I am thinking about super-leaders and what traits they have that separate them from the others. From your eloquent comment I am thinking of one more attribute. This is their "Only a searingly inquisitive and stubborn mind can halt the process of thought and crossover into intuition and whatever lies beyond". Thank you for the inspiration, which I shall acknowledge in my next buzz. Can you think of other traits? As for the isolated ball in the image Phil Friedman mentioned the same earlier. You see I am under the illusion that I copied and pasted the ball and somehow it changed the size. Luckily, it doesn't change much because the surrounded balls show the illusion effect.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Earthly illusions- I love it dear Debesh Choudhury. Thank you also for sharing the buzz.

Debesh Choudhury

Debesh Choudhury

3 years ago #48

Reality is real relative to earthly illusions!

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#56
I meant to say to measure in my previous comment and not You made a n to measure

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#56
Thank you Phil Friedman and I appreciate your explanation and contribution. I do. I just for the sake of discussion saw the image would I tell that the two circled yellow balls have the same size? You made a n to measure (even though the image is not editable) and by measurement you concluded that the isolated yellow ball isn't identical to the other two. If this is the case, then I admit I ran in the illusion of assuming. Or, somebody might say this is done intentionally to show more effectively my thoughts on illusion. This wasn't the case.

Phil Friedman

Phil Friedman

3 years ago #45

#51
Ah, but it is not the "main focus" in discussions of which I am speaking. But rather with the false and illusory statements and assertions that slip into the conversation, hence, into our belief systems when repeated often enough. Ali this is not about the optical illusion of the two balls or your overzealous (?) claim that all three balls are the same physical size despite the illusion that they are not. To my mind this about some much broader issues, one of which is the need to examine statements for their truth or falsity, particularly when they are being used to support and "prove" (?) other claims. There are no doubt many illusions in our experience, but my concern is not so much with them as with (self) delusions and the need for all of us to avoid them. I do not see this as a preoccupation with thorns, but as a search for the flowers to be found in the underbrush. -- sometimes amidst the piles of fertilizer. Cheers!

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#54
Jerry- thank you so much. I wonder what would your friend comment. I hope he would share his mind.

Jerry Fletcher

Jerry Fletcher

3 years ago #43

Ali, Wonderful insight! I've passed this along to a colleague who I've been working with to get to the Why of successful social media ad campaigns. (We know how to do it but are still trying to understand the why behind success.)

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#49
I agree with this part of your comment, Phil "My core point is that some illusions are actually self-delusions that derive from stubborn a priori insistence on the truth of false statements that, for whatever reason, we hold near and dear. Usually because we have an ulterior motive in wanting them to be true". This is true because we tend this way to deny reality as Pascal Derrien mentioned in one of his comments.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#50
This is one of the key points I wanted to highlight. The information that our senses feed to the brain might send our brains into illusion. Illusion is affected by our senses and delusion by our brains. If our senses feed the brain then like you said Bill King their differentiation becomes a formidable task.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#49
The main focus is the two balls circled by the green faces. They DO show the illusion effect. The extra yellow ball could be removed without changing the core concept. This is the key point in the discussion. If, any mistake, while pasting the outside yellow ball changed size, and I don't to why and how, still it is periphery to the discussion. If I edit the image and remove the extra yellow ball and republish would this change the discussion? If yes, then this another illusion like my illusion that some people would be able to see the buds and not the thorns of my buzzes.

Phil Friedman

Phil Friedman

3 years ago #39

#45
Exactly my point, Ali. You were so convinced that your process yielded three yellow balls of exactly the same size that you refused to believe or check your visual perception and, instead, decided that the greater size of the ball by itself on the right was an illusion. Which it is not, as may be demonstrated by actually measuring the images. You say, "I fail to understand how they aren't the same." Does that mean you deny that they aren't the same? Or does that mean you don't understand how your process for creating them yielded the difference in size -- which, I repeat, is real. My core point is that some illusions are actually self-delusions that derive from stubborn a priori insistence on the truth of false statements that, for whatever reason, we hold near and dear. Usually because we have an ulterior motive in wanting them to be true. Cheers!

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#47
Get over the illusion and believe you can write more than procrastinate. Your comments are easily expandable into full buzzes dear Tausif Mundrawala. Grab your pen and write, please.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#44
Your visual comment and its beauty make me wish to make a fist and hit you dear Tausif Mundrawala. You have written a picturesque comment as much as you have have no illusion on stopping trying. Go forward my friend.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#43
Thank you Phil Friedman. I did the drawing by first making an exact copy of the yellowish ball and then pasting it twice. Then I circled two of them with the green faces (same size for each ball). Therefore I fail to understand how they aren't the same. The moon illusion effect is another form of size illusion. There are many examples of illusions in which surrounding a body by larger or smaller sizes do the same. I thank you for stopping by and commenting. At least I know this is not an illusion.

Phil Friedman

Phil Friedman

3 years ago #35

Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, I have found that one of the most common illusions we all tend to suffer from is accepting at face value incorrect statements because, for one reason or another. we want them to be true. For example, in your piece here, you say, "In fact, the three yellow balls are of the same size." However, the fact is they are not. The two that are surrounded by green balls are of equal size, but the one standing alone off to the right is larger -- as confirmed by measuring its diameter. The actual illusion here is that whatever is said in print is true -- which it is not. And we would all do well to always question that which is asserted, whether in writing or otherwise. Cheers!

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#38
I could stop smiling while reading your comment dear Debesh Choudhury comment below #35 and may be he addressed your concern. I appreciate your plausible comment.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#37
Thank you Federico \ud83d\udc1d \u00c1lvarez San Mart\u00edn #34 and it has the same issue as I have experienced most of the day. You need to give me special permission to share my buzz on four hives as I lost my share on one hive!!!

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#35
In change management denial is the bottom rock of accepting change. The illusion of change may be a worthy topic to deal with Pascal Derrien

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#34
Thank you dear Savvy Raj. I tried to visit your link, but it seems the problem was exported from my buzz to yours as I experienced the same error today. I love your comment, its sense and depth. Yes, time illusion is another form of illusions that we experience. May be our times are on curved lines. Your poetry is so beautiful that it looks more than an illusion than it is reality. This is a great attribute to you to deal with illusion in such depth. Unfortunately, I could not visit the link , but will do when it is possible. Some poets like you are too good to be real.

Debesh Choudhury

Debesh Choudhury

3 years ago #30

Is everything an illusion? It is thought provoking Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee . Reality is real relative to earthly illusions!

Federico Álvarez San Martín

#36
The bug is now fixed. I have been able to access without problem.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#34
I am trying to open my buzz, but I keep getting the message "While we were making honey, a bee escaped :( Try again or return to the beginning. I draw the attention of Javier \ud83d\udc1d beBee to this issue.

Pascal Derrien

Pascal Derrien

3 years ago #27

I managed large teams and I was under no illusion that that most of the team members were way smarter than I was (no breaking news I know :-)) illusion is interpretation in my book its the way you want to see the prism of reality in your head and its not only the optical nerve that play tricks it is denial who is powerful side kick....

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#29
My friend @CityVP 🐝 Manjit- to say your buzz is brilliant buzz is underestimating the value of your buzz. Truly, I enjoyed its depth, analysis and the strongly-related links. You can proud yourself that you discussed the illusion-delusion relationship in a manner that I find no equivalent to. So much depth in this buzz that I congratulate even myself for in any way have triggered your writing of this buzz. First, as my friend Edward Lewellen mentioned in his comment on my buzz, neuroscience understanding helps us in understanding what goes on when we face illusions of any kind. What is important for me here is that the "society of neurons" dictates the destiny of our human societies. The social network of neurons in our head determines the way our societies emerge. So much to grab from your buzz. Examples include: "Not all illusions are bad, some illusions of freedom serve us to inch us in very tiny ways to a freedom that may in reality be impossible, but it is an illusion of freedom, which is better than having no freedom at all". I am glad that you mentioned the positive aspects of illusions, which I didn't mention in my buzz. I agree with you. I think it was Bill King who mentioned in his comment that we need

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#29
Bravo CityVP \ud83d\udc1d Manjit. I fully agree with your comment and I am glad that the buzz inspired you to write your buzz, which I m reading in a short time. Yes, I used the title emerging to indicate the complexity of illusions and the interactions involved that lead to complexity. Only in complex systems emergence is noticed.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#27
My friend Edward Lewellen- no questioning of your concise comment. In fact, I stopped short of tagging you because I of the close relationship between our illusions and mind. You explained this beautifully and in simple words. The work I mentioned and reported in Scientific American that the mind is the center of all emotions and not the heart was based on neuroscience theory. I know it is your field and I am glad you commented.

CityVP Manjit

CityVP Manjit

3 years ago #23

Rather than veer this discussion into a whole new other place, I have written up another one of my "Paradox Wisdom's" that allows me to write in parallel with this buzz, while not negating the core message here about the kind of illusions and how that effects the influencer. My parallel buzz is called "DELUSIONS IN ILLUSIONS" and can be found here https://www.bebee.com/producer/@cityvp/delusions-in-illusions The question in this buzz "Emerging Illusions" is who constitutes the influencer and who follows the influencer. We cannot say that influencers are narcisstic, nor can we say that followers are empathetic. Yet there is an emerging relationship between narcissists and empaths that bind one to the other https://www.elephantjournal.com/2015/06/the-toxic-attraction-between-an-empath-a-narcissist/ so while we can use these illusions to describe the symptoms of influence, there are other factors at work that create symbiotic relationships that we are just as unaware about as the illusions mentioned in this buzz.

CityVP Manjit

CityVP Manjit

3 years ago #22

Rather than veer this discussion into a whole new other place, I have written up another one of my "Paradox Wisdom's" that allows me to write in parallel with this buzz, while not negating the core message here about the kind of illusions and how that effects the influencer. My parallel buzz is called "DELUSIONS IN ILLUSIONS" and can be found here https://www.bebee.com/producer/@cityvp/delusions-in-illusions The question in this buzz "Emerging Illusions" is who constitutes the influencer and who follows the influencer. We cannot say that influencers are narcisstic, nor can we say that influencers are empathetic. Yet there is an emerging relationship between narcissists and empaths that bind one to the other https://www.elephantjournal.com/2015/06/the-toxic-attraction-between-an-empath-a-narcissist/ so while we can use these illusions to describe the symptoms of influence, there are other factors at work that create symbiotic relationships that we are just as unaware about as the illusions mentioned in this buzz.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#21
Dear Vincenzo De Florio- I downloaded your 24-page article and what a gem it is and will be. It is a masterpiece, which I think you can build on and expand in many directions. One direction is to expand it more to our societies. It is true it focuses on software development, but you can easily expand this paper and its utility to many social and business domains. I have to read it in more depth. In fact, it deserves a full day of my attention. For now, I extract the following comments from your splendid article. I discussed assumptions illusion briefly in this buzz. You wonderfully introduce the concept of Dynamic assumptions. I love this idea. You wrote "Across the system layers, a complex and at times obscure web of assumptions determines the quality of the match of our software with its deployment platforms and run-time environments". I believe this idea is worthy of expanding into leaders, managers, HR managers, marketing staff and a host of other professionals who need to grab this concept of dynamic assumptions. The complexity of these assumptions is reflected in the three syndromes that you mention "We called the Hidden Intelligence syndrome, the Horning syndrome, and the Boulding syndrome". I think you may write a book on this concept alone. You propose three strategies to deal with these dynamic assumptions and syndromes. I truly invite you to explore their applications for the sake of your broader readers who may not be interested in software development, but surely in widening their understandings on how to deal with assumptions and syndromes, which we are exposed to daily.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#22
Thank you so much for commenting again Randall Burns. Yes, most likely it is a time illusion. Time is the same; it is us who change their perspective to it. Because of our realization is that we have less time remaining than what we enjoyed so far that we feel time is accelerating. What we could afford, say one hour, to accomplish a task we expect now in conclude it in much lesser time. Time isn't shrinking; we perceive so.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#21
Thank you so much for the link my dear friend Vincenzo De Florio. I shall read your article the latest tomorrow and I shall give you my feedback. Yes, it is not a software issue as much as it is a complexity issue.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#20
When writing my previous comment the word illusionary was marked with a red line (exactly as I am experiencing now. It seems dome dictionaries overlook this useful word. My friend Lada \ud83c\udfe1 Prkic- you bring to the table a hugely important illusion- that is Social Illusion". I experienced this today myself. Somebody liked the shared post of this buzz on LI. He liked it. He sent me a message to thank me for writing a superb buzz. Then he slowly added his sweet drops of honey. Then he offered me the opportunity to be his partner in an investment idea. Slowly, the bitter bite was approaching. He then asked for some private information. At that point I blocked him. These people try to use sweetness as their point of attraction. Exactly, and on a much bigger scale, terrorists who promise sweet mirages for the needy or weak people to fall into their sweet and bitter "glue". The other point you raise is in the age of chaos and uncertainty we revert to illusions to get us out of chaos. This is an extremely important issue I envisage this phenomenon is on the rise and it needs immediate attention..

Randall Burns

Randall Burns

3 years ago #17

#4
Indeed Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee been very busy lately, (as we all have I'm sure). The mind is always "brainstorming", just need the time to get it out. Do you find that time seems to slip by faster and faster as we age? I feel like I'm riding a tsunami racing towards my death accelerating daily, (not in a bad way)... But that is an illusion as well, isn't it?

Lada 🏑 Prkic

Lada 🏑 Prkic

3 years ago #16

#17
Fortunately, Ali, we share the same reality/illusion. :) Your post can be discussed on several levels. You said that in today's societies there is an emerging risk that people who have a distorted opinion would easily attract many supporters to circle their views. Extreme examples are terror cults that attract susceptible followers by promising them false illusions of power and paradise. Or what about politicians that offer empty promises and illusions for a better society if we follow them? It seems that people have a need for illusions because we live in an uncertain and chaotic world. BTW, the word illusionary I found in several dictionaries, such as Merriam-Webster. :)

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#18
The Hermann grid illusion is an interesting one indeed Bill King. I modified it and wanted to share my perspective, but then decided not for this buzz because I felt it is not quite relevant to my discussions here. I focused on the size illusion because it reflects how some people increase their size by surrounding themselves with less important people. I have seen this practice many times. A manager wouldn't engage with talented people and instead surround himself with far less talents so that others may see him in a big status. The reality is an illusion for them.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#16
Thank you my dear friend (I hope I am and this isn't an illusion to you" Lada \ud83c\udfe1 Prkic. Your valuable comment remind me of what Einstein said about questions "β€œThe important thing is not to stop questioning.” You are doing the right thing to keep questioning. We fall into illusions when we stop asking questions. I love what you wrote "...it's illusionary to talk about illusions". This is a powerful quote. Even though the dictionary ignores the word illusionary, I feel it is quite fitting.

Lada 🏑 Prkic

Lada 🏑 Prkic

3 years ago #13

Not only love is an illusion, but according to some scientific research, the whole life is an illusion at the quantum level. If it is so, then it's illusionary talking about illusions. :) I agree that we often make assumptions based on wrong estimates and illusionary ideas. That's why it's important to question what we see and believe and to examine our conclusions before making a judgment. And that's why I am hard to be influenced by all sorts of leaders and "influencers" both in life and social media. A great read for the Sunday early afternoon, dear Ali.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#13
Thank you for your sharing and great comment. Your comment is priceless for me. It reminds me of a presentation I wrote "The wind of emotions in storytelling". I need to go back to it and see how it fits with the lyrics you quote: "Round like a circle in a spiral Like a wheel within a wheel Never ending nor beginning On an ever spinning reel..." You inspire me with a new idea. Thank you so much

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#11
The master of short, but immensely meaningful comments and buzzes. You are a master of your own style

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#10
Thank you dear . I appreciate greatly your comment. By the way have you stopped publishing? I haven't received lately any notification of a buzz written by you.

Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. beBee Global Brand Ambassador

this article is NOT an illusion, it is a gem

Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. beBee Global Brand Ambassador
Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#6
This is a valuable contribution my dear friend Vincenzo De Florio. Please share the link to your post because it is of great relevance to this buzz. I also like very much your link to the Illusion of Ideals. The lyrics are simply great, to the spot and true. I look forward with great anticipation to read your post on "assumption failures". The illusion of assumptions is such of a great magnitude and I am sure your discussed it ably.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#5
Thank you Zacharias \ud83d\udc1d Voulgaris. Yes, you raise a hugely important point. Numbers can allude us into false opinions and impressions. I see an influencer at the core and surrounded by people who feel they are less than the influencer. This shall only make the influencer feel inflated and bigger in importance.

Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris

Maybe that's why I don't care so much about the number of followers and retweets some people have, on Twitter. If the idea they share doesn't have merit, I'm happy to call them out, even if they are considered an influencer or an expert. Thanks for the great article, Ali!

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#3
Great to read a comment by you again Randall Burns I haven't been notified of any new buzz by you recently. WE need your contributions. Yes, Drama Queen crosses my mind. May be this is a post on its own.

Randall Burns

Randall Burns

3 years ago #3

Great Post Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee Right on the mark regarding us living in illusion, (in our minds anyway). I especially like the "Conflict Illusion", does the word "Drama Queen" come to mind? Well done Sir!

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#1
That is what I wanted to highlight the social illusion resulting from increased interconnections. I recall here my friend Debasish Majumder that the more we connect, the closer we shall approach the 20/80 rule. This means few will dominate the social hubs and they might then be surrounded by more people to make the person at the center of the bub look bigger than he really is. Inflated positions not because they are inflated; much more because of the illusion that they look bigger by being surrounded by many less influential people. Thank you so much for sharing the buzz as well.

Debasish Majumder

Debasish Majumder

3 years ago #1

Great buzz sir Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee! i wonder whether one resonates with many will engender a new form of illusion which may linger and sustain? lovely buzz indeed sir! enjoyed read and shared. thank you for the buzz.

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