Sandy Societies

Sandy Societies

A grain of sand blowing will do little harm. Millions of sand grain blowing together may drain the soil of its nutrients, cause havoc to life in different forms such as halting flights. Sand particles are loosely held so that the wind may carry them in huge numbers easily. Seeing โ€œclouds of sandโ€ covering the horizon is a known feature of the deserts in the Middle East.

An ant living in flooded forest will sink if it was not for their integrative coherence. Each ant realizes it shall sink unless it sticks to the ant next to it. They do and a light and air-filled raft emerges helping the ants to float. No way will the ant leave the raft till they reach land.


Birds realize the value of their collective flights. The birds reduce the energy required for flying up to 72% when the fly in V-formations. Fish do the same for safety. Integrated societies can achieve much more than disintegrated ones.

Trees amazingly do the same. I quote this from the an article on the secret life of trees. โ€œA tree is not a forest. On its own, a tree cannot establish a consistent local climate. It is at the mercy of wind and weather. But together, many trees create an ecosystem that moderates extremes of heat and cold, stores a great deal of water, and generates a great deal of humidity. And in this protected environment, trees can live to be very old. To get to this point, the community must remain intact no matter what. If every tree were looking out only for itself, then quite a few of them would never reach old ageโ€. Moreover, the constituents of trees shows integration and collective action. For example, the closely knit cells affordย some protection against physical shock.

I love watching the Indian movie Laggan. Laggan is the tax on crops. ย A small town in India suffers not only from a drought, but the whims of British control. People of the town were asked to pay double tax. A young man of the town protests he is given a challenge โ€“ if his town can win a cricket match against the British, there will be no tax to pay. But if the town loses, it will have to pay triple the tax. Would people accept? It was a matter of survival that led Indians integrate and form a raft that helped them win the cricket match.


The disintegration of societies into sand-like particles that gets blown away by the wind of change is an interesting topic to explore. Socialย disintegrationย is the tendency forย societyย to decline orย disintegrateย over time. There are many causes for social disintegration such as loss of soil fertility. Sandstorms can lead to this lack of fertility. As the force of wind passing over loosely held particles increases, particles of sand first start to vibrate, then toย leap.

Are the winds of change blowing humans as if they were sand-like particles? May be the need to survive would cause human beings to re-integrate. Real integration is the humans raft so as not to sink in their own sand.


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Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Thank you dear for sharing the buzz. I appreciate your sharing more than you can imagine

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#93
I wish I could say you are wrong David Navarro L\u00f3pez. Sadly, you writing "feeling of living under chains which are impossible to break" is correct. This is a new paradox my friend. To wish you to be wring, but thhis is factual.

David Navarro Lรณpez

David Navarro Lรณpez

3 years ago #83

#70
#71 It could be a fractal disintegration. The obvious hegemony carried by the economic elites, which are subjugating the whole humankind by means of fear (fear to lose your job, house, way of living), greed and selfishness, is at the moment maintaining us with a feeling of living under chains which are impossible to break. This situation is something that for our children is the only reality they have lived. They don't know that it was a time on which human rights (the right to have a decent home and job, for example) had a real meaning, and achieving them it was not only a war to fight, it was as well something achievable and achieved. And they live their lives under these chains, not seeing any possibility to react and raise. So if this is our legacy, yes, we are to see a fractal disintegration, on which our grandchildren will repeat the same formula again and again

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#91
I am flattered by yoour very kind words Jerry Fletcher. It is the exchange of comments that is becoming rapidly my inspiration for new ideas. I am deeply grateful to you and all commentors.

Jerry Fletcher

Jerry Fletcher

3 years ago #81

Dear Dr. Ali, You've done it again. You have generated piles of thoughtful comments worth every bit as much worthwhile reading as the buzz that started it all off. You are the pied piper of thoughtful considerations. Thank you for all your wise words.

Cyndi wilkins

Cyndi wilkins

3 years ago #80

#87
Oh how you know me well Miss Lisa...I was breathing so much fire the woman standing directly behind me backed herself into the coat rack! LOL!

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#87
the best example of productive collective actions of brains is the exchange of comments here, of which you played a considerable part dear Lisa Vanderburg

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#85
- your story Cyndi wilkins says it that timing is everything. Sometimes a kind gesture in the wrong timing costs us our "seat" in life.

Lisa Vanderburg L

Lisa Vanderburg

3 years ago #77

#85
haha Cyndi wilkins.....you coulda just used your eyes and had toast instead :) We dragons fry together! #81 Thanks Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee for using the reply button, and #84 I have hope in you and so many others here that if change can be wrought, it will come through compassion and clear-thinking like I see in your buzzes and comments: I have faith!

Cyndi wilkins

Cyndi wilkins

3 years ago #76

#80
Move over Lisa Vanderburg...You've got company;-)

Cyndi wilkins

Cyndi wilkins

3 years ago #75

#57
Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee...Timing is everything. I was just commenting on another post about an incident I had last night in a restaurant. The jist of it is we were waiting for a table to be cleared as our party was the next to be seated...It was very busy, so the wait times were about 30 minutes...As I stepped away from the hostess desk to allow others in to give their names, a different hostess appeared and immediately seated the party behind us in line...not realizing we had arrived first...Somehow my name was not put on this list simply because we were about to be seated. By the time I turned around and realized what was happening, this other party was directed to our table and seated...Now my knee-jerk reaction was to approach the hostess and inform her that we were there first...I tried to wave her over, but she just smiled and went in the opposite direction...When my eyes met one of the patrons now sitting at our table, she too simply smiled away my at agitation...clearly realizing they had just bumped us from our table. Once the hostess was informed by the other staffer of the mix up, she could clearly see the fury in my eyes...several times offering me some water (probably to douse the flames) as I stood waiting another 20 minutes. But she never made any reference to the mix up...which ticked me off even more, but made me realize the intensity of my feelings did not match the stimulus. My fury at the situation was a symptom of a deeper issue... When I 'slept on it' the answer was revealed in a dream as several memories came flooding back to me concerning other women encroaching upon my personal 'space' in relationships...Hell hath no fury...right?!?!

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#82
I wish we would learn that personal glory iis nothing compared so social glory. In a soccer match one player may score three goals and his team end up as losers.

Lisa Vanderburg L

Lisa Vanderburg

3 years ago #73

#78
haha.........

Lisa Vanderburg L

Lisa Vanderburg

3 years ago #72

#59
#61 & all: The trouble is desire. We are not ants or trees; nothing so noble alas. Just reading Ren\u00e9e \ud83d\udc1d Cormier's latest buzz' are just the most recent of our realization that 'we're not in Kansas anymore'. We are in big trouble, and all the good peeps hoping to make things right cannot prevail without everyone else desiring the same outcome: that is a huge challenge when our global population is exploding and resources are stretching. From my point of view, the 'have & have-nots' are growing. We can't ignore that suicide is 2/3rds more prevalent than murder. If we don't face up to the fact that we are sick, we are lost. The trees and the ants will be THRILLED :)

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#79
yes I am using the reply button dear Lisa Vanderburg. I had discussions on the WPD Factor. I did some research, the result of which I am reporting in my next buzz. In fact this factor has more power than I have envisaged.

Lisa Vanderburg L

Lisa Vanderburg

3 years ago #70

#55
#56 hey...I'm the shit-shifter here :)

Lisa Vanderburg L

Lisa Vanderburg

3 years ago #69

#29
'What is your purpose?' fabulous question sweet & sassy Sara Jacobovici, those questions you sagely alluded to enslave us. PLEASE can you guys use the reply buttons.....my mouse doth knacker out :)

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#74
- I hope writing your comment ttook you 12 seconds to write Brian McKenzie. Lack of attention may even reduce our focus to less than 6 seconds

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#74
I hope writing your comment ttook you 12 seconds to write Brian McKenzie. Lacbm of attention may even reduce our focus to less than 6 seconds9

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#73
very happy to read youfr comment Savvy Raj. Yes, this is exactly the message I aimed for. Collective power is greater if we realize that collectively new and emerging power shall come to life.

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#72
thank you Kevin Baker. Your comment mames me feel I am talking "for you"".

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#68
the elephants fight and the grass auffers as you said David Navarro L\u00f3pez. I could easily replace grass with the grass roots. No only the grass suffers, but more its roots. What kind of sicial tree would this lead to?

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#68
thank you dearvDavid Navarro L\u00f3pez. You are correct my friend. The social disintegration may observed at the country level, regional level and global level. Are we witnessing a fractal disintegration at all levels?

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

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David Navarro Lรณpez

David Navarro Lรณpez

3 years ago #61

Social disintegration is a worrying trend which can be observed lately. If one looks at the humankind history, the trend has been coming together to achieve more power. First tribes, then countries, then countries ruling other countries, then global countries associations...now we have some countries conglomerates like EU, ONU and others to accumulate more fire-power, and other little countries which, if not included or being "first class" members of these "clubs" are exploited and abused. While countries integration has been the trend and still is, society is falling apart. When elephants fight, the grass is the one it suffers. Sadly enough, it is the society which has empowered its leaders to form the dominant elite, which, in my opinion, are the direct responsibles of the social disintegration, as while not being united, they lose their strength to make their will to happen. If one looks at the German history, Hitler was democratically elected, and as soon he was in the power, abolished the democracy burning in the first place the Reichstag. He told the German people, who were in bankrupt and hunger, with fear and disunited, what to do: and they did what we already know. We are at the gates of something similar, or even further, because now the war is not with guns, is done with mortgages, and this is already some time going on.

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#65
you are so mind dear Tausif Mundrawala. You are sels-made. If I helped you in slightly sharpening your talents then it is my genuine noy. Thank you for you have great manners.

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#63
dear Tausif Mundrawala- in building a purposeful life it is a must that we should take into consideration your comment. In particular @"When we become selfless in our effort to achieve something for the betterment of others then we see a collective advantage in this act". I am writing a buzz on the exchange of comments here. I shall give then my proof why your comment is an outstanding one. Will publish Sunday or Monday.

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#60
thank you Ren\u00e9e \ud83d\udc1d Cormier. I msy say our collectiive minds can do much more if ee coiuld integrate them to a purpose.

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#59
Sara Jacobovici quoted you in her superb comment. Yes, and we can see also observe what an army of ants can do collectively. In large numbsers we may achieve beyond imagination if we follow si,mple rules.

Renรฉe ๐Ÿ Cormier

Very poignant Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. I love the metaphors. Collectively we can accomplish so much.

Franci ๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador

This line seems to be the handwriting on the wall "Real integration is the humans raft so as not to sink in their own sand." And to alter a very important line in this buzz that is relating to trees- If everyone were looking out only for themselves, then quite a few of them would never reach old age. I love this expression that is referred to in the comment by Edward Lewellen "it takes a village to raise a child". IMO, there is more strength in numbers then flying solo. "Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success"-Henry Ford "Go ahead. Bee passionate and change the world."-Sara Jacobovici

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#53
thank you dear Sara Jacobovici. I couldn't agree more with you. We are on the same wave length. Your comment is worthy of investigating in a greater detail. It has gems embedded within.

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#51
dear Cyndi wilkins- I kept thinking about the part of your comment addressed to me and you are very correct. The timing of the shift to impact change is a solid requirement. Timing is essential.

Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

3 years ago #52

#55
Yes my mind knows better but on the way to the mouth I get synaptic storms that reject the intended words.

Cyndi wilkins

Cyndi wilkins

3 years ago #51

#54
You like that? It's my new mantra Harvey Lloyd...I may even have some T-shirts made up and sell em' on the street corners! I talk a great game...but my biggest problem is heeding my own advice;-) I've been stumbling over this obstacle for quite some time...I'm in no way immune to falling off the 'turnip truck.' LOL!

Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

3 years ago #50

#51
Taking a knee. WOW ๐Ÿ˜ฎ. A statement of guidance. You humble my heart. Thank you

Sara Jacobovici

Sara Jacobovici

3 years ago #49

#34
#35 Dear Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, thank you for providing questions that allow for opportunities to look beyond my initial response. When it comes to purpose, the response to asking "why" reflects a snapshot of the purpose as it manifests in the moment. As a process oriented person, I see the need to continue to ask why as my purpose takes shape. The WPD Factor is a crucial aspect of the quality of the why, the quality of the purpose, and so to the quality of the outcome. In regards to the collaboration/integration relationship, at this time, I envision that bringing an integrated self to the collaboration will yield the maximum effect. Thank you Dr. Ali for encouraging this dynamic discussion and exchanges.

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#50
you are brilliant Fernando \ud83d\udc1d Santa Isabel Llanos. Nature does make didorder in one placeand order in other places such as gypsum roses. I may add one example sand cones producing sound becsude of the orderly arrangement of sand grains in a conical form. You do bring hugely important point: order in one place and disorder in another place.

Cyndi wilkins

Cyndi wilkins

3 years ago #47

#42
"An eye for an eye...If i am afraid then i must utilize this fear to make my boss afraid. I refer to this as emotion matching. When we think about that space between stimulus and response our purpose should remove emotion matching." This is what I refer to as 'taking a knee....Not an easy thing to do when you are ticked off or fearful...but in the moment of the 'trigger' is when the time is ripe for removal or reversal...I love your term 'emotion matching' Harvey Lloyd...Because that is exactly our knee-jerk reaction to trying to 'one up' our opponent. Fortunately for most of us, these intense moments of fear and anxiety do not occur on a daily basis...so what we can do now as a preparedness practice in anticipation of such events is recognize our responses in those petty annoyances that do tend to emerge daily...Stuck in traffic, cut off at an intersection or in line at the grocery store etc...and utilize that 'space between' to check in with ourselves and down regulate the emotion. Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee... "Social disintegration is the tendency for society to decline or disintegrate over time." Make no mistake about it...This is a state of being that requires daily practice to shift as we have created an intolerant society under the current mindset... It's like playing an instrument, it takes a constant state of fine tuning our thoughts...so if we can make the shift at the moment of impact, such as described above, we'would be making great strides in shifting those winds of change;-)

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#48
I agree

Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

3 years ago #45

#47
If we speak to the metaphor then we require a metaphoric yacht:)

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#46
I am using a raft my friend.

Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

3 years ago #43

#45
Based on my observation you are an excellent swimmer.

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#44
You know that my next buzz is based on the exchanges of comments between you and I. So, I am preparing myself and hopefully not find myself in "deep waters".

Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

3 years ago #41

#43
A relaxed mind would be wonderful. But we all face our bosses each day. With purpose we can change outcomes and lives. Your heart is of this nature. If i stir you then i am honored to play in a field of your mind. The water of life is deep. To know its boundaries and breadth is to have wisdom and a calm spirit of service.

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#42
Thank you Harvey Lloyd. I made a point in asking if the purpose is fixed or slightly variable? The reason is an article that an author published and he advocated the change of purpose. In our previous comment #6 you wrote "Purpose must stand up to the test of time. Purpose does not change, tasks, methods and best practice do". I know your stand. However; I am exploring this issue in more depth of its waters. You get my mind busy. How can I have a relax my friend?

Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

3 years ago #39

#41
I would answer the question, Does our purpose change as we grow? no. I enjoy discussing the watering trough but usually do not wish to force folks to drink. To drink from the water of life we must experience things in their own way. In order to explain the answer to the question we need dive a little deeper into the water. I express no because our purpose is really a part of our being. If we could use the quote, love your neighbor as yourself. Then in the boss analogy the boss is still my neighbor. So within that purpose i must enter the bosses office as if is my neighbor and treat the boss as i would want to be treated. My boss may not share the same purpose, but, this is the big but that i believe Cyndi wilkins was hinting, i am not relieved of my purpose because my boss doesn't share the same one. In today's society this is why i don't speak to the water of life. Somehow we find ourselves that eye for an eye is the purpose. If i am afraid then i must utilize this fear to make my boss afraid. I refer to this as emotion matching. When we think about that space between stimulus and response our purpose should remove emotion matching. So our purpose is a choice that, no matter what, we live by that purpose in all settings. This doesn't mean we don't perform in fear or anxiety, it only means that this is our purpose within that envelope. This is where courage comes.

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#40
Reading your comment Harvey Lloyd answers an important question. Does our purpose change as we grow? The answer is yes if we are to apply your acronym "mental corrective action plan, or MCAP". The correctness of not assuming is one example. When a boss calls us to his office we assume something bad. I live this experience in my office. Whenever I call an employee to my office I can see worry on his/her face. The irony is that I call them to thank them for doing a great job.

Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

3 years ago #37

#34
I would postulate that the "why" question is really looking at why i see the situation as i do. Which in most cases would lead to additional questions of why as we delve deeper into our own self awareness. I would further think that our identifying a new purpose within the area we are becoming self aware, through why, we would also develop a mental corrective action plan, or MCAP. I live in a world of acronyms so i thought i would add another. Your boss invites you to the office for a chat. Immediately we think negative, why? Well the word boss is associated with control over our paycheck. Why does the "boss" have this power? Where in my synaptic journey did boss get associated with controlling my value to society? Why isn't my skill set enough? The questions can go deeper but we will leave it there. Unfortunately these questions have a dark side. Apathy. We can run the questions from the boss's point of view and decide the boss is an idiot who is power freak. When really these questions are there for us to not only empower ourselves but the boss also. I heard a speaker that discussed dating yourself. This question series are some of the questions we should ask on our first date with ourselves.

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

I edited the video on ants to expand it and now you may view it clearly

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#33
sounds great idea. I hope soon it would come true Susan \ud83d\udc1d Botello

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#32
thank you for your feedback Paul Walters

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#31
i agree. However, please refer to my two questions addressed to Sara Jacobovici.

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#30
can we say that the strongest and maximizing way to collaborate is integration? Integration yields the maximum effect. No never fail to make me think dear Sara Jacobovici

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#29
As much as I agreewith your comment Sara Jacobovici, still you leave wondering. First, is one why enough? Or, do we need to ask why in average five times to find our purpose in life? Second- in essence we should be doing what we do with Wonderment, Passion and Dive (The POD Factot). How best to get connect this factor to the why questions? Thank you for your grest comment, which as usual awakens my mind.

Paul Walters

Paul Walters

3 years ago #30

Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee Another wonderfully crafted and thought-provoking piece. Thank you

Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

3 years ago #29

#29
I couldnโ€™t agree more.

Sara Jacobovici

Sara Jacobovici

3 years ago #28

Another thought provoking buzz Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee and the catalyst of a great discussion. One of the things you have left me to ponder Dr. Ali is the difference and connection between integration and collaboration.

Sara Jacobovici

Sara Jacobovici

3 years ago #27

#5
Purpose for me Harvey Lloyd is attached to "why". What is your purpose?, is attached to, what role do you imagine having within this task? Both, asking why and imaging, are human abilities that differentiate us from other life forms. This is the stuff that makes it all so interesting.

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#27
one day I wish to meet with you Susan \ud83d\udc1d Botello. Your writing makes nice stories. May be then I may turn one of my stories into a film. That is one of my dreams. You shall not only direct the movie, but also make the music for it as your comment is musical. The grains are blowing to your music. I am just like you fond of trees. Their stories tell mo much. One of my best ever presentstions as evidenced by downloads exceeding 1300 is the one in which I recorded in a video the sounds coming from trees. These sounds inspired the idea of the presentation.

Lisa Vanderburg L

Lisa Vanderburg

3 years ago #25

#5
Fascinating Harvey (because you never fail to surprise!); 'purpose.' A loaded word is there was one, no? You can do things on purpose, seek purpose, take purpose to drive you to excel, lose purpose. But even in a hog-tied life, you can choose to find purpose in the small stuff. I love that line; " A rising tide lifts all boats." - like #9

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#24
"Then seek solutions. But these bygone solutions are deeply entrenched in our Psyche". This is very true Harvey Lloyd. Life is much more than only a hammer and a nail.

Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

3 years ago #23

#22
I could not agree more with the quote. The amazing aspects that get pointed out but are elusive, somewhere in history man created social standards for themselves and it was useful at the time for the community. Yet today when the problems of that era are long gone we hang on to solutions that are in search of a problem. We are sentient beings we should not only recognise the mismatch but should be able to self regulate our thoughts to better understand the problems of today. Then seek solutions. But these bygone solutions are deeply entrenched in our psykie. I am reminded that a carpenter sees all solutions through a hammer and a nail. When we are gifted with such an amazing brain. We have lost the fundamental insights of our ancestors of humanity. The solutions were born then to create a better human existence, based on their needs. Great quote, Laurent Boscherini

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#22
I am sure dear Laurent Boscherini will enjoy your comment as much as I enjoyed it. Very relevant quote and reflects exactly what I intended to convey in this buzz. I am grateful to you my friend.

Laurent Boscherini

Laurent Boscherini

3 years ago #21

Thank you for dear Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee for sharing your excellent post. It reminds me a certain point of view related by ร‰mile Durkheim. You are enlightening the concept of anomie, which arises more from a mismatch between personal or group standards and wider social standards, or from the lack of a social ethic, which produces moral deregulation and an absence of legitimate aspirations. An excellent metaphor with the nature.

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#20
From your comment I bit you have internal peace within you . Thank you for your comment refreshed me.

Mohammed Abdul Jawad

Mohammed Abdul Jawad

3 years ago #19

Aha...an excellent post that inspires to churn our conscience, unify our efforts for strong bonds and look for soothing harmony!

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#18
I shall wait and see the outcome dear Debasish Majumder

Debasish Majumder

Debasish Majumder

3 years ago #17

#16
you are my only source of inspiration, guiding and instigating me to write poems, where i guess, my spontaneity hardly matters SIR Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee!

Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

3 years ago #16

#15
Mastery is something we strive yet really never achieve. But the journey is worthy. Thank you for your kind words, i am most excited that i lifted your heart today. It is my purpose.

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#12
When are you writing your poem based on your comment dear Debasish Majumder? I shall not be surprised to read one tonight.

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#13
Of all the sharing of my buzzes your sharing of this one touched my heart the most Harvey Lloyd. Thank you and I assure you rhat I shall be more than 100% satisfied if you would lead the journey to rediscovering our purpose. You are the master.

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#6
I wish you wouldn't stop writing on purpose and about purpose. Yes, and may I ask you dear Harvey Lloyd to dedicate a buzz on this hugely-important issue. The points you raise in your comment are a message to humanity. We need to rediscover our purpose for it has been neglected for long times.

Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

3 years ago #12

Let's take a walk as we discover the natural solutions to human problems. It's a short journey of understanding. Join the group. Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee is our tour guide.

Debasish Majumder

Debasish Majumder

3 years ago #11

'wind of change', a nice metaphor sir Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee! i wonder, the wind being produced by quasar and the jet stream and its impact how far makes a change in our ecosystem too, and the matter unlike we are conversant with, how far it may effect us. we are living in an ecosystem largely guided by the universe as a whole and we cannot rule out the wind as a whole how far effective to bring what change to us. however, lovely insight sir. enjoyed read and shared. thank you for the share.

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#10
Again, this is very true. Repeating actions that develop into cycles of futile habits.

Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

3 years ago #9

#8
It is the case of the blind leading the blind with no insight into purpose. I see this in families, companies and teams. The task and the goals reign supreme and lack purpose and eventually become a cycle of chasing an undescribed purpose. Given by others and not understood.

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#7
This quote says it all " A rising tide lifts all boats.". You have so much to enrich these discussions Harvey Lloyd. I love your metaphor the binding egg. Great imagination here

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Dear Harvey Lloyd- to drive a great life without a purpose is like trying to drive a car without fuel. The fuel has to have certain burning qualities as well. Purpose is the fuel and the purer it is, the more it shall make our drive in the paths of life worthy. As important as purpose is, sadly, and as you pointed out, very few people realize its importance. The fact that people mix the task with purpose is the proof. We teach people a lot, but fail to teach them on the value of purpose. nature has other solutions than competing as a first choice for they have the social spirit. A tree shall change its direction of growth if it starts to obscure sunlight from the neighboring ones. They don't eclipse each other for they have a great purpose that unifies them. We keep saying go natural. Sadly again, many people object to giving examples from nature. Some criticism shall arise "but humans are not trees or ants". Like you said, this is a luxury we have, but only when we put it to good purpose. But how could we do that if we don't know what our purpose is!!!

Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

3 years ago #6

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Yes, still on the PURPOSE kick. When we look at that music we could make a purpose statement that encourages us to become the "egg" that binds folks together within tasks, methods and environments. But this purpose has a side effect within our personal paradigm. It humbles us. Our personal glory is given to the team or group in hopes that all will share the glory for the greatness of the group. President Bush senior said," A rising tide lifts all boats." Our purpose should focus on raising the tide of the group.

Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

3 years ago #5

A continued thought on purpose. (See i just can't stop.) Purpose is something that you will use to guide you in career, social, branding and all activities. It is a statement of who i want to be seen as, in language and action. In my construction businesses i had the best compliment ever paid to another human, I already know what Harvey will say and they would bert out my answer. I knew i had passed on my purpose so that others new exactly who i am. They didn't always agree with task, how to's but they, like we see nature, could find my purpose and design outcomes around that purpose. Purpose must stand up to the test of time. Purpose does not change, tasks, methods and best practice do. Thanks for indulging my PURPOSE journey. Unfortunately you have given me more angles of using the word, in which my family and friends will probably tear out that page of every dictionary.

Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

3 years ago #4

You tap into a great discussion topic that is plaguing me at the moment. I have been deep into a word that is really driving me and those around me insane. A simple word yet so demanding, PURPOSE. It would appear from your broad understanding of nature and its stickiness to survival we begin to register all things in nature have purpose. We may not know all the purpose but clearly it points in one direction. Nature realizes that joining together through procreation and environmental development the task is difficult upfront but once completed and ecosystem is sustainable. PURPOSE. Nature though does not covet its neighbor, nor does nature compete or does nature have what i call emotional memory (Except as it applies to group growth, water, feeding grounds etc.) Humans have the luxury or curse, depending on point of view, of emotions and the environments/conditions we attach. With this gift over and above our natural elements, what is our purpose. This is not a deep question of mankind, but yet a personal question of what is our purpose. I am amazed at asking others what is your purpose within a specific paradigm and they think it is the task. When i say no i don't mean the task i mean your personal purpose with the task. They can't answer the question. So the ultimate guiding light is the purpose we give the tasks of life. Maybe we should should choose that purpose and not let our environment dictate that purpose. Great stuff, Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

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My dear friend Lisa Vanderburg- I find the words to describe your comments in general. It is "Maybe we all need to find the inner music that we lack to bind us". Your words help me find the inner music within me. Yes, trees are social. Ants are social. Not only social, but individuals are in support of each other so that a solid and supportive society emerges. The strength of individual integrating to achieve a great goal is far greater than the summation of the individuals' strength. I glad you enjoyed the Lagaan song. There is a video with English script. If I find it I shall provide you with it for the lyrics are superb as well.

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

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Great and super insight by the insightful dear Edward Lewellen. You nailed the truth. No winner can do it without the support of others. Like you said it is a network of support. A great soccer player has coaches to train him. Nutritionist to advise him on what to eat and when to eat. A doctor to look after his weak muscles and strengthen them. The list goes on. I do appreciate your comment. I dare say there are no individual heroes without social support. Fragmented or disintegrated societies don't produce high talents. Does this explain why advanced nations produce winners? I believe so.

Lisa Vanderburg L

Lisa Vanderburg

3 years ago #1

Most enjoyable read and reflection dear Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. Haboob to ants to trees (fascinating) and finally you turn the eye to us. I watched that great clip from Laggan - with such uplifting spirit, it affects what I would normally conclude, methinks. Maybe we all need to find the inner music that we lack to bind us. Great thoughts!

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