Going against Nature

Going against Nature

It amazes me how often we make the easy difficult for us by going against nature. We tend to swim against the tide and go against gravity for no good reason. Businesses tend to do the same. Going against nature may not be easily realized, and I am providing examples of what I mean.

Trees provide a good example. Trees are fractals. The beauty of fractals is their paradox being self-similar, but with authenticity and uniqueness. No tree is an exact copy of another tree, or a branch is copy of other. They preserve their unity while individually they are fractal.

The human body is fractal too, and even though we look similar, every one of us has his/her unique personality. However; Β many act in violation of our nature and end up exploiting their energies in redundant actions.
Ali Anani, PhD

Think about jealousy. To feel jealous is to compare what you have with what someone else has and end up with "inferiority complex". We were meant to be different. This is the way we are. We go against this nature by feeling inferior. We fold in and reduce our potential. We lose our authenticity. To feel jealous and allow it to reach high levels of intoxication shall harm us and not the person we envy. We are not meant to be coy of others and we insist to do so. We could do much better by focusing on our strengths to build them and weaknesses to alleviate them and transform into better humans.

This leads me competition and benchmarking. Spending lots of times on doing these activities are in fact a way of swimming against nature. No two businesses are similar. Focusing on benchmarking and competition hides a message that we are inferior to the organization that we compare ourselves with. I view competition as a disguised form of jealousy. Why not be your business and work on it? Casual checking is fine, but to keep an eye on your competitors make them feel they are stronger than you.

Comparisons lead to jealousy and jealousy lead to feelings of inferiority complex and envy. Just thinking about it we now start going with nature, but in the wrong direction leading to losing ourselves and the business as well.

The above ill-effects may extend to reach our bodies. Feeling envy is like burning low-quality charcoal in our chests. Instead of inhaling pure oxygen to think wisely, we enter a stage whereby we generate from within us toxic gases. Our lungs are fractal and they may take more. They have the empty spaces to fill with the in-situ generated gases. Again, we put ourselves in the spiraling downward path.

Going against Nature

Greed and fear are the two emotions that prevail in the stock markets. I find myself not completely aligned with these thoughts. I believe jealousy has a role. If somebody makes a grand profit, comparisons start and jealousy initiates. The investors behave irrationally and it is not they who are investing their money. It is the investors with whom they are comparing themselves with.

I believe we need to go back to our senses. We are unique individually. This is our nature. We need not do actions that disturb this fact. Unfortunately, we do and insist on continuing doing them till we reach a river with no return.

I dedicate this buzz to Savvy RajΒ who shows continuous authenticity by owning herself and sharing with others her mind and fractal writings. She remains Savvy while giving extended support to others.


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Sara Jacobovici

Sara Jacobovici

5 years ago #28

#40
Coming from you dear Cyndi wilkins your words are flattering indeed. A privilege sharing the same comment page as you Cyndi!

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Your revisit with this lovely comment is the reward we get for getting involved in this discussion. Cyndi wilkins- keep visiting because you inspire all of us. Please do

Cyndi wilkins

Cyndi wilkins

5 years ago #26

Anees Zaidi, I find it humbling to be among such marvelous minds;-) "The moment we began diagnosing emotions especially through psychology as a dysfunction, we lost the language of nature within us and our ability to notice what our own emotions are telling us." Absolutely breathtaking comment CityVP Manjit.....and I concur;-)

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#37
For reasons you know pretty well Deb Lange to respond

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#36
Thank you Mohammed . Sometimes we build our own traps to fall in

Mohammed Abdul Jawad

Mohammed Abdul Jawad

5 years ago #23

We, human beings, out of human tendencies are oftentimes hasty and do wrong things in wrong ways and fall into trials and tribulations. So, simple, common sense matters!

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#33
Joined, shared and commented dear Anees Zaidi. Much obliged to you

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#31
Great and please share this buzz in it because it is the discussions here that spurred the idea of this hive my dearest Anees Zaidi

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#28
I increasingly feel the need to debate within a dedicated hive dear Anees Zaidi. May be you would be interested in establishing the Debate Hive! I am sure to join

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#27
Now I am sure dear brother Anees Zaidiwill love your comment and your mention of dyadic relationship. Thank you and it is flint stone rubbing my dear.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Dear brothers Anees Zaidi- these discussions prompted me to share a buzz on the need of establishing a Debate Buzz. Here is what I wrote in my sharing: Do we need a "Debate Hive"? My last buzz on Going against Nature- @CityVP Manjit made a powerful comment in which he challenged the real value of emotional intelligence, and other emotions-related issues. This initiated a discussion on this issue. There are other issues that merit debating on. Do you think that establishing a hive to accommodate debates is worthy?

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#24
Dear Anees Zaidi. He raised a great issue on emotions and my role was to highlight this issue and debate it. If we Googe for emotional intelligence we shall get a huge number of citations. But, is it because we run after trends and emotionally we don't miss to get on the train. The Rule of 90-9-1 (notice three number units) says that most most are not engaged or pioneers and very slow to take action and merely 10% do. Som we mostly tend to follow trends rather than generating them. We tend to follow he emotional intelligence trend without questioning its merit. This is a worthy topic for discussions and I hope that 10% of the 10% of people who take action may join this debate. As for your envying me- I envy myself for having a brother like you

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#21
I appreciate greatly your feedback dear Elena Gabor. Thank you

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#20
Dear Mohammed Sultan- this is truly an inspirational comment. I have decided to write a buzz on motivation and most likely it is my next one. You remind me of the Arab proverb "Be first in a village rather than second in city". Those mindsets that are happy with being No. 2 they just "fill the gaps" as you said. We have different mindsets. Some mindsets want to be leaders and the majority are contented with being number 2. There is so much more and I shall discuss in my forthcoming buzz.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

That is a very interesting comment dear CityVP Manjit and can initiate many new ideas. I refer particularly to this point "so called "emotional intelligence" which again keeps the focus outside-in, instead of inside-out - emotions are within us !!! This is a hot issue. I invite readers to provide their opinions. Isn't self-awareness that leads to social awareness and self-management that leads to managing others? Knowing oneself is the way to know others? You must have very strong points Manjit and I find this very challenging

CityVP Manjit

CityVP Manjit

5 years ago #13

#17
Even the most creative attempts to understand emotions i.e. as in mapping emotions over the body http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2013/12/30/258313116/mapping-emotions-on-the-body-love-makes-us-warm-all-over continue to be focused on diagnosis of disorder or to head in that direction. Nature is a way and not a disorder, emotion is an awareness and not this so called "emotional intelligence" which again keeps the focus outside-in, instead of inside-out - emotions are within us !!!

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#16
Dear CityVP Manjit- what I love about your comments is that they move the still waters in my mind. Your writing "The moment we began diagnosed emotions especially through psychology as a dysfunction, we lost the language of nature within us and our ability to notice what our own emotions are telling us ". The trend is continuing to work against nature and their natural flow. This resulted in "we have gone against nature and instead created maps of behaviour, rather than a meditation of our own being". I love this thinking. Infact, we may have done even worse. Emotions react to produce higher level ones and so we have impeded their "built-in" activity. I find myself now drawing a chart reflecting some new thoughts. I will share if any thing of value comes out.

CityVP Manjit

CityVP Manjit

5 years ago #11

#13
Dear Ali Anani for me the most important point in thinking about going against nature is to go against rather than with our emotions. Nature created emotion as an intelligence and we as human beings have shaped them as an identity. We have mishandled the diversity of emotions that nature gave us by making of them a concrete language with concrete definitions, when emotions are nature's way of speaking within us - a guiding light that has unfortunately been turned into a social highway which I refer to as a Spaghetti Junction https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/bd/Spaghetti-Junction-Crop.jpg The moment we began diagnosed emotions especially through psychology as a dysfunction, we lost the language of nature within us and our ability to notice what our own emotions are telling us - and that loss is not bad science but lost awareness as a part of Know Thyself and to be in touch with the greatest gift nature bestowed in our very own being. IMHO In the resulting blindness to our own emotions we have gone against nature and instead created maps of behaviour, rather than a meditation of our own being. This does not render the work of a therapist redundant but gives the work of therapy a flood of people to work with, and the resulting state that we live today in a world where we do not have enough therapists to deal with the resulting social highway.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#12
Thank you Gerald Hecht and not only our thoughts shall vibrate together, but both shall throw away the stones of wrong habits and beliefs simultaneously

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#11
Your comment dear Cyndi wilkins reminds me of your comment elsewhere that "it is believed that everything carries a particular vibration that corresponds to a certain frequency...". Our thoughts vibrate together and I fully concur. Lovely comment

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#10
Just to highlight your comment CityVP Manjit be aware of your great comment

Cyndi wilkins

Cyndi wilkins

5 years ago #7

"To feel jealous and allow it to reach high levels of intoxication shall harm us and not the person we envy." Ali Anani... This reminds me of the saying...It's like drinking poison and expecting somebody else to die." Our judgement of another is a reflection of our own inner conflicts...It would seem to make sense then to shine a light on these shadowy sides of ourselves in seek of a better understanding of the internal anguish responding to the external circumstance.

CityVP Manjit

CityVP Manjit

5 years ago #6

#7
Dear Anees, the way I look at veneration is to put the other on a pedestal and bestow on her or him some God-like power, whereas jealousy is our desire to knock someone of their pedestal because we actually want to possess that God-like power. This is the way I personally understand appreciation - that we see rather than judge a person for who they are, whether they are being unnatural or supernatural. To see someone as they are without us judging them - but appreciating them that is a most challenging thing. We are able to appreciate people this way because we will have already begun from a foundation stone of appreciating ourselves. To know thyself is the means of that appreciation. Whether it is you, or Sara, or Savvy or Ali, none of you need my appreciation as a value add or as a missing piece as in how we look at ourselves. You are already the value add because you own that as a choice. To choose and not to choose. Appreciation is observing the choosing and not choosing but not damning it or try to push our choice or the individual to choose because we did. Once I understood the core meaningfulness of appreciation, it has become a vital part of my learning journey. Appreciation contains in it what may be considered good and also not good. Most of us never get to truth because we mistake appreciation as kindness rather than as our nature appreciating (as in growing as well as noticing).

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#7
A sensible comment dear brother Anees Zaidi. I hope you noticed the newly-formed triad. Yes, I agree because sense + Jealousy isn't the same as jealousy alone. I feel jealous of you because you wrote a great buzz today on The Love Triad, but it helps me to see where I may do better. It is unfortunate that sense is missing out of the equation in many cases.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Der Savvy Raj- I have known many people for long times, but I haven't dedicated a buzz for most of them. I have known you for a short period of time and yet you captured my attention with your manners and writings. I am very pleased you like the buzz and I am sure along the way more dedications shall come.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#2
The maturity of your comments has reached a level that makes them unique. Thank you so much debasish majumder

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#1
You said it truthfully Sara Jacobovici. We don't have to compete, we can do it from our own perspective- this quote from your comment is priceless

Sara Jacobovici

Sara Jacobovici

5 years ago #1

"I believe we need to go back to our senses." Agreed Ali Anani, for all points of view. Our senses are what makes us unique but at the same time able to relate to others. If we are aware of how we sense and make sense of things, we don't need to go against nature, we can utilize our nature. We can use our unique style and put our fingerprint on our company. We don't have to compete, we can do it from our own perspective.

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