Opportunities in Crowdedness

Opportunities in Crowdedness

Deb Helfrich made a superb comment on my last buzz. She started her comment by "You had me at the picture of the foxglove, @Ali Anani. Out of nowhere her comment had me at the picture of plants with animal names jumped to my mind. I sensed this might be an interesting topic to probe into.

My exploration started with a Google search using the term "plants with animal names". I then realized that my idea has been thoroughly researched. However; I believe there exists an opportunity in crowdedness. I wanted to find this opportunity.

For what reason were plants given the names of animals? This was my starting point. One reason was similarity is shape. Why was the foxglove given its name? The plant has finger-like shape. The plant has a beautiful shape, but it can be very poisonous. It represents toxicity embedded in sweetness. We tend to be drawn to beauty more than awareness of the hidden poison.

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There are obvious similarities in shapes of plants and some animals or parts of their bodies. Lamb's ear plant was given this name because of the resemblance of its fuzzy leaves are similar to the ears of lamps.

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This reproducibility of shapes between plants and animals startles me. Is it coincidence that they have same shapes? Re there hidden rules for both to share shapes?

One other striking example is the similarity between the plant ostrich fern and the ostrich.

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The plants resembles the ostrich plumes and hence the origin of its name.

A third example is the similarity between the shapes of monkey flowers to monkeys. A monkey's face has the shape like a flower. Not all that glitters is gold. However; the plan is used to treat worries. It lives in the flow of water and likes to keep "our flow of life".

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One plant that got its name because of reasons other than shape is deer grass. This plant funnily has the name of deer when deer don't love it and so don't graze it? Sometimes we tend to give names to attract attention, but only in vain. How many ads failed because of this tendency? This plant is widely used in gardens to add structure. The plant gives the garden balance and weight. What gives "our gardens" of life balance and weight?

My search for the reason behind giving the ox name to ox-eye daisy plant failed to find a god reason. However; this plant is both loved and hated. It represents the simultaneity of having opposite feelings at the same time. We like the beautiful flowers, but we hate the invading properties of the plant. For me, this plant represents living with two opposing feelings at the same time.

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The question that keeping tolling in my mind is do me make people invasive when we show love and hate for them? Is it the fear of being hated that makes them so aggressive and difficult to control their abundance? Are the aggressive movements of many illegal parties worldwide and indiscriminate killing of innocent people is a result of what we made them feel?

The butterfly bush represents other criteria for giving plants a name. This plant has easy-to-reach nectar and so butterflies love it. The irony is that because of the easiness of reaching its nectar by the butterflies that if they are the only source of nectar, soon there shall be no butterflies remaining. We may depend on an easy source of living, but then to find out that we humans too have nothing left for us to survive.


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Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

I am still thinking Deb\ud83d\udc1d Lange. Your new questions add to the thinking task, but it is worthy. I tend to think now it is ll of them.

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Your comment is precious to me dear Deb\ud83d\udc1d Lange. It extracted the main point for me to write this buzz and you are the first one to highlight it. I am relieved. My answer to your question is by asking why don't we teach? I have to think of an answer.

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

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Greatly appreciate your feedback mohammed khalaf

mohammed khalaf

mohammed khalaf

4 years ago #8

Thanks ,Ali Anani ,for keeping us in touch with the human part of the nature .It seems that many people have lost touch with their nature which are suffering from neglected.

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#9
Sara Jacobovici- would any person be able to extend oneself, go outside oneself or exist in for other people without having serious discussions with other people? I doubt and I find that one major source for me developing is the interactions I have with beautiful minds and hearts. I don't need to go far to fins a great example and that is you.

Sara Jacobovici

Sara Jacobovici

4 years ago #6

Your writing is moving into difficult territory, Ali Anani. You are bringing us closer and closer to our organic essence and having us look at ourselves and ask the important questions. This latest buzz reminded me of a quote from one of my favorite authors, Milan Kundera: "The worth of a human being lies in the ability to extend oneself, to go outside oneself, to exist in and for other people." You are a great example of this Dr. Ali.

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#6
You always bring new insights to the discussions. Thank you dear debasish majumder

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#4
I am elevated by your comment Mr. Jerry Fletcher. I promise you not to stop.

Jerry Fletcher

Jerry Fletcher

4 years ago #3

inquiring minds want to know and in sharing their searches stimulate others. Mr. Anani, you are definitely one who makes others think. Please don't stop.

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#2
I am deeply flattered Deb \ud83d\udc1d Helfrich and you are of the same quality. The proof is in writing this buzz. I look forward to reading your forthcoming buzz

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Thank you my dear friend Laurent Boscherini for sharing the buzz. Deb \ud83d\udc1d Helfrich - you are mentioned in the buzz as the trigger of its idea

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