Growing Minds

Growing Minds

To be living is to be growing for if a plant doesn’t grow it dies. However; how about very rapid growths and their consequences? I am trying to stir discussions on this important issue.

To grow is to start β€œwarming up” first. Falcons do it by flapping their wings while on ground before flying. We may sit on a rocking chair to energize ourselves before taking off. Yes, we remain in the same place sitting on a rocking chair, but this is an important step towards flying.

A starting business needs first to flap its wings to energize itself for taking off. Our minds need energizing by flapping their β€œwings”- the light and left brains- before they may fly off to new horizons and possibilities.

A start up business warms up and takes off. A mind warms up and takes off. This take off may accelerate, but the capacity to adapt to the needs of acceleration may reach their limits. Now, it is time to enter the β€œenergy-balancing” game and conserve the energies and resources. The mind needs to enter this stage to pool its resources of connections of what it has experienced and observed on the flight. It starts making connections. Just like a virtual person preparing self to connect with others. This person makes a successful take off and then starts making connections at an accelerating rate. Then the connections become huge in numbers and the person becomes overwhelmed with them. It is time now to bring the connections into networks to consolidate them. Soon, the person becomes heavily connected.

The mind now has made great connections among the ideas and a network of ideas form. The connections keep growing and growing till the mind enters β€œthe rigidity trap”. It soon fails to adjust or adapt to new realities. It needs to release itself to get rid of this rigidity. The mind needs more mobility and more resilience. It needs more resources for new ideas to thrive. This is the time for creative They keep trapped in the rigidity gap. It is time for creative disruption to release the resources.

Same is extrapolated to virtual society. A person who has entered the rigidity gap and find he/she is self-trapped in rigid structures. This is uncomfortable zone to stay in. The person releases self from this rigidity by collapsing the structure of his/her connections.

It is time now for new self, new mind and new possibilities to emerge. Self-organizing takes place to bring order to the chaos created by the release phase. New thinking emerges, new ground appears, new possibilities expose themselves and new future is in the horizon.

Virtual networks are ready now to reorganize into new structures that emerge without any planning. New connections, new starts and new opportunities emerge.

The issue of rapid growth is extensible to the human mind and human societies in that they may take us into the same four phases. We grow, our connections grow, and our minds grow. At some point this growth is inhibited by the emerging rigidity leading the system to collapse to release its potential and reorganize into new minds.

The issue of growing our minds is subject to the four-phase model (the panarchy model). Do you agree?

I look forward to reading your comments.

I dedicate this buzz to Jose Vicente Soldevila Puchol for he inspired me to write this buzz.


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Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#37
Dear Jerry, I agree and there are ideas bursts or sparks that are short-lived unless documented and communicated.

Jerry Fletcher

Jerry Fletcher

2 years ago #26

#36
Dr. Ali, I'm inclined to think you are correct in your assumption long term but there are times that an idea we read forces us to communicate it as widely as we possibly can and so we write more about it and speak more about it. At those times, driven by the innovation, we reach out at a higher level.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#35
Surely, reading is a source of ideas for writing afterwards. Do we apply the Pareto Rule 20% of writing versus 89% of reading?

Jerry Fletcher

Jerry Fletcher

2 years ago #24

#34
I believe that reading may, ultimately lead to more writing. Reading allows us to probe new and different ideas. Writing allows us to explain what we have read and to make connections to it from previous readings and experience. I believe there is a feedback loop like connection between the two.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#33
Jerry, I thank you for reminding me of The Medici Effect. I shall read it again. Meanwhile, I wonder how much time we should spending reading versus writing. This is a topic that I plan to write about soon.

Jerry Fletcher

Jerry Fletcher

2 years ago #22

Dr. Ali, I urge you to read The Medici Effect. Within those pages you will find researched data on the key ingredients of innovation as well as how the most successful deal with overwhelm. I see the rigidity trap you mention as overwhelm. How one deals with it is the difference between joyous inventiveness and fear of failing.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#31
This is a great analogy and already a new idea is pouring in my mind my friend Chris \ud83d\udc1d Guest. Thank you for the inspiration.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#27
Very well-said dear Tausif Mundrawala

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#26
WEll-said poetically as well dear Debasish Majumder- admire can lead one into quagmire! This is a title for a poem my friend.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#25
Roberto De la Cruz Utria- you expressed your thoughts very clearly. You said it perfectly well ".. he could fall into fatigue due to a high self-demand in the face of increasingly raised commitments, he could also enter into a certain relaxation due to overwhelming gains and successes".This is the main idea that we may go to extremes of fatigue and excessive relaxation. This leads to loss of balance and the consequences of increasing fatigue of fear of facing increasing darkness.

Debasish Majumder

Debasish Majumder

2 years ago #17

#23
it is certainly amazing @Tausif Mundrawala that admire can lead one into quagmire! besides, we may not tend to equate growth of mind with other material in nature which surely not having the capacity to think and perceive what human being perhaps only can. consequently, the growing mind is chiefly an inherent quality although it require external stimulus to to grow with vigor and sir Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee has aptly narrated the varied colors a mind possess in its due course of expressions with a grand dispensation of hues.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#23
It is sad dear Tausif Mundrawala that people on the edge may be on top of their creativity, agility and antifragility so that a new person emerges. Else; they dive into the darkness and confusion of chaos. Sadly, many people take the latter course.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#21
Rapid growth may lead to loss of control and this might send people into depression as you have witnessed my friend Tausif Mundrawala. May I call this the "growth syndrome". Rapid growth of human cells may lead to cancer. Rapid growth of companies might settle them in chaos. You are very observant.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#14
Thank you for sharing your wealthy experience Preston \ud83d\udc1d Vander Ven. Yes, the mind needs feeding to energize it and the feed is reading.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#13
I am truly baffled by your comment CityVP \ud83d\udc1d Manjit. You wrote "arc of development". I intend to write my next buzz on same to highlight the need for us to move in an arc movement and what form of arc it should be. Amazing synchronicity

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#11
As much as I admire your writing, so is my appreciation of your character dear Tania Cabrera

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#10
Thank you dear Debasish Majumder for all the support and encouragement you extend to me and others.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#9
And your mindfulness is amazing dear Clau Valerio

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#8
In fact, the panarchy group is a fractal one and many refer to it in in social studies . It is a spiral growing loop with a fractal structure. So, Bill King you are spot on in your thinking.

CityVP Manjit

CityVP Manjit

2 years ago #8

You have explained this very well as an arc of development, maturation, loss and renewal. Only a few days ago I learned that when we awake, the brain awakens certain parts of our brain at a different rate. Your point about warming up is a biological foundation and this is a foundation which I wish I was aware off when I was younger. Warming up then has its microscopic importance, as well as the macroscopic your buzz articulates very well.

Debasish Majumder

Debasish Majumder

2 years ago #7

growing minds need for the ambiance and conditions for blowing minds, ensuring its growths vibrancy ! your buzz is sir Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee a precursor for minds to grow with vigor. lovely buzz sir. enjoyed read and shared. thank you for the buzz.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#6
Muchas gracias por decir y por este Post dedicado. Abrazos infinitos Infinito gracias por su inspiraciΓ³n, aprecio y por compartir mi artΓ­culo. Infinito abrazos para ti querida Jose Vicente Soldevila Puchol

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#4
Thank you and a big one my dear friend

Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador

Great prose my friend

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#2
You highlighted the core idea of the buzz explicitly and admirably Zacharias \ud83d\udc1d Voulgaris. yes, following growth we need to ponder on new possibilities. Our minds need too to advance in new ventures and fields to expand their capacities.

Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris

Growth is indeed a process that requires conscious effort. That's why I always admire those (usually busy) professionals who make the time to explore new things in their work, advance their education, and have the courage to bounce their ideas off of others, be it in a SM setting, or a physical group. Nowadays we are blessed with a lot of opportunities to grow, should we value it. Cheers

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

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