Sunken Hopes and Attitudes

Sunken Hopes and Attitudes

It is not only sunken costs; it is also sunken hopes, attitudes and senses that count more in my opinion. A sunk cost is a cost that has already been incurred and cannot be recovered. Sunken costs bring the idea of sunken time. A short story shall explain what I mean.

A classmate of mine was poor in math. Somehow, he managed to enroll in the school of architecture. He had tough times to graduate. He never felt the passion for what he was studying. Half way through his study he almost decided to quit. However; he opted not because of fear people mocking him and so as not to lose the high fees he incurred. He insisted to continue in the wrong direction and put himself in the cage of doing what was not good for him. The irony that the first project he was in charge of (a school building) collapsed while still in construction. He ended running a grocery shop.

It is not only sunken costs that we can't recoup. It is the sunken of hopes and attitudes that keep us dry while walking in a desert hoping to find a water fountain. The more we insist living in this mirage, the more our eyes shall become sunken. A number of conditions may be the cause of sunken eyes with dark circles around them, but dehydration is a significant one. We started with sunken costs and ended up with sunken eyes. We pay the price for insisting to recover the unrecoverable and change what can't be changed or lost permanently.

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Time once gone it goes forever. The irony is that we may increase sunken times by doing what we don't have passion for or that which doesn't trigger our curiosity. I liked very much the comment of Mohammed Sultan on my previous buss titled "Small Today, Significant Tomorrow". He wrote "The butterfly effect of curiosity is turned into attention...attention is turned into interest...interest is turned into desire...desire is turned into action". I liked the way he linked curiosity to AIDA Model. When we insist on recovering sunken costs to salvage a sunken desire we extinguish the fire of imagination and curiosity and end up having sunken senses and sunken times. What a terrible way to escalate costs for no good reason!

Equally important is the having the mind's eye sunken. We dry the mind's eye and still hope to have good results and make sound decisions. If I am watching a dull movie and continue watching it without curiosity then I have not suffered only the sunken cost of renting the movie, but also the sunken of my mind's eye for deciding to add up to the cost of renting the movie. Wrong decisions are the thorns of sunken cost and time.

We have difficult times leaving doing what we started. We cry on spilled milk, but not on sunken costs and insist on inflating them. Is it our pride that stops us from abandoning what we do because of false pride?

It is not the sunken costs; more it is the sunken of reason and allowing self-pride and ownership to float. On the surface we show determination, but below the waters we keep our commonsense sunken.


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Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#64
:)))😁😁

Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee

#63
wish they had edit for this thing. 😊

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#62
Thank you Joyce Bowen for sharing your own experiences and being so honest about them. Yes, we need to inward looking, but also ta "look" for others.

Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee

Ali Anani Oh so familiar. My journey through university was fraught with pitfalls of, "I want to be this because the money is good," or "I want to be that because it carries prestige." I've fallen back on my passion for writing. My old flame. For which I was trained. Sometimes, I think, it is better to rely on what the visions of others have for you.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

I too love the quote of Mohammed Sultan. Thank you for your sharing.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#58
That is what I meant dear Mohammed Sultan- ingredients could be the same, but the end result not because of the points you raised in your comment.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Dear Donna-Luisa Eversley- first- is this a new photo of yours? I like it and the optimistic smile is gorgeous. You wrote "The man who has known the value of time is not the one who lives to the old age of a hundred, but the man who uses his time doing life his way and departs at the end of it all". Being in my age I tell you this is a great way of referring to age and I hope your next buzz shall be on expanding this lovely wisdom of yours. I greatly appreciate your comment. Thank you.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#53
My dear friend siraj shaik- I can't express my gratitude for you. You are a wonderful spirit. I thank you and I am truly overwhelmed by your words. You see well all have the same words, but how to "cook" them with such great passion is what makes the difference. You made a very positive difference to me and coming from you makes the difference of a greater value.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Great to read a comment and by my dear friend and mind mate . Thank you for your comments summarized a focal point of the buzz.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#46
Mentioning robots I wonder how dear siraj shaik?

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#47
My comment may sound an off-shoot dear Mohammed Sultan. You remind me of two ladies who have the same recipe, same age and come from same neighborhood. You give them the same recipe and the finished product is different. One cooks a smashing meal and the other a meal you can't taste twice. Your writing "business is like "cooking" and the use of robots is like extending the recipes of a "cookbook" will make the recipes available to everyone and can lead to production equity." was the reminder. Having a cookbook is great; greater if we do what we do with passion.

Pascal Derrien

Pascal Derrien

4 years ago #35

Playing to your strength is a good thing but acquiring new experiences in a field which is not your strong point can also enhance your contribution, this is nto a cost but an investment albeit the dynamic of the return is not immediate :-)

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#39
This is a great response dear Mohammed Sultan will have something to say.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#37
Dear Lisa Vanderburg- wonderful comment and "Forgiveness is to take the cost [any measure of insult] incurred by another back upon yourself; releasing them of debt" is a great new dimension to the discussion. I like creative comments such as your as they open our minds to new perspectives. I am elevated by yoy.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#36
Dear siraj shaik- you vibrated every muscle in my body while reading your comment. In particular "Think on facts, with the attitude humans are moving ahead with all "it's for me or for my team" to succeed. Where the generations to come by will stand"? This is a topic for discussions on its own. Robots are distancing humans from direct relationship. To be away from eyes is to be forgotten. I wonder if contacting each other on video chat will relieve this situation.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#38
Your quotes are spot on Chas \u270c\ufe0f Wyatt and surely they sweetened the comments here.

John Rylance

John Rylance

4 years ago #30

For some reason your post Ali made me think of icebergs. There is often much more below the surface ( our hides) in our lives. It's more than just " still waters run deep), as many of us hidden "baggage " to drag around or hold us back.

Lisa Vanderburg L

Lisa Vanderburg

4 years ago #29

As always with you, my very dear Ali Anani, my brain is taxed to the point of fusing out :) But your opening line, 'A sunk cost is a cost that has already been incurred and cannot be recovered' reminded me so much of a different interpretation: Forgiveness is to take the cost [any measure of insult] incurred by another back upon yourself; releasing them of debt. I know that's not what you're saying here, but there is a parallel. Extremely few of us end up doing what we want to do in life....for any number of reasons. How do we quantify that without condemnation? Somebody always has to clean the toilets :) Refreshing food for the soul, as always!

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#34
To this day when i think of hope, I think, hope is a funny thing. Hope looks insanely hopeless, In a hopeless rendering. You are a poet Devesh Bhatt

Devesh 🐝 Bhatt

Devesh 🐝 Bhatt

4 years ago #27

The pretence of pride The fear inside Got that sinking feeling. PS www.bebee.com/producer/@devesh-bhatt/hope-is-a-funny-thing-by-devesh-bhatt

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#32
I am really glad you mentioned ego in your splendid comment dear Lisa \ud83d\udc1d Gallagher. You are right and the ego sunks our power to move on. Thank you my friend Lisa for bringing ego to our attention.

Lisa Gallagher

Lisa Gallagher

4 years ago #25

I've never been capable of following through with a perceived passion if I learn it bores me to death. People stay in jobs for a lifetime on this premise you described above and there have been studies that state, those people tend to die younger. I think it's a good thing to be honest with yourself and don't let the ego get in the way when you've tried something and it just isn't working for you for whatever reasons. Great buzz Ali Anani

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#30
I hope you don't mind me synchronizing my jumping rope with yours Brian McKenzie. Your comment just pushed me to do the rope jumping.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#28
Dear siraj shaik- this is a deep comment. Your starting line "The accumulated secretion's from that's clear and further segregating with various forms of filters giving varieties" is a gem on its own. Or, I should say a clear crystal of thought. May be I can't differentiate the crystals, but surely I know the high quality crystal of this comment. Thank you dear SIraj for shaking my mind and think louder.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#26
Dear debasish majumder- part of he answer is sunken hopes, attitudes and imagination and short-term perspectives. We are sunken in the attractor of our comfort zone. Thank you for asking.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#22
Thank you dear Sara Jacobovici for this quote and sharing of the buzz.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#21
Dear Mohammed Sultan- you amaze me with your depth. You mention in your lovely comment " Return On Emotion". This is a very interesting idea. You remind me of my own presentation titled "Return on Time". We are on the same wavelength. I thank you for making comments that urge me to expand on them into buzzes. Please keep commenting.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#20
Dear Sara Jacobovici- not only your comment illuminated my core message in writing this buzz, but also added richness to it. You wrote very profoundly " is that sometimes the sunken attitudes blind us to seeing the wells and springs, the life sources of water, on our journey in that desert". Absolutely, and we become blind to the opportunities surrounding us. Your mind is beautiful, Sara. Olga Lawson- I am highlighting your name because Sara mentioned your name in her superb comment.

Sara Jacobovici

Sara Jacobovici

4 years ago #18

Ali Anani writes: "It is not only sunken costs that we can't recoup. It is the sunken of hopes and attitudes that keep us dry while walking in a desert hoping to find a water fountain. The more we insist living in this mirage, the more our eyes shall become sunken."

Sara Jacobovici

Sara Jacobovici

4 years ago #17

Each phrase of yours can grow into a new branch from this very strong trunk of your tree, your buzz Ali Anani. Your buzz is a profound wake up call (or as @Olga Lawson says, a reminder to "Rise and Shine"). You write, "It is the sunken of hopes and attitudes that keep us dry while walking in a desert hoping to find a water fountain." And you continue perfectly with the discussion of the mirage. What came to mind for me, as it relates to your buzz, is that sometimes the sunken attitudes blind us to seeing the wells and springs, the life sources of water, on our journey in that desert. You speak about how our senses sink along with our hopes and attitudes. A very powerful message. Thank you Dr. Ali.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#18
ANd the consequences of sunken skin are terrible dear Sara Jacobovici. Your comment open pores in my skin. Thank you

Sara Jacobovici

Sara Jacobovici

4 years ago #15

#2
And CityVP \ud83d\udc1d Manjit says, it's about the "sunken senses".

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Thank you for sharing the buzz dear .

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#15
Quite right you are dear Olga Lawson. Rising & shining need healthy attitudes to take the right action.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#11
Your comment deserves a dedicated response dear friend CityVP \ud83d\udc1d Manjit and soon. You inspired me with a new idea to relate your hives to human body. I shall be working on the buzz as of tomorrow. Meanwhile, I appreciate your stand on branding. On a personal level I have never considered branding because I like to roam with my ideas in different field to learn and explore. These are ingredients of creativity.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#8
Thank you dear Olga Lawson for your kind attention to sunken attitudes.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#7
I love the way you put common sense in your comment Gert Scholtz. Yes, we need to lift ourselves out of the turbid waters of sunken costs. Thanks Gert for your sharing your common sense.

CityVP Manjit

CityVP Manjit

4 years ago #9

#4
My learning hives are why I disassociate myself from the term "personal brand" since each colour hive I have created has a characteristic which should not be a brand. Otherwise I should change my name and call my personal brand "Sybil" for then I will should be a candidate for a movie about multiple personality https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sybil_(1976_film) Sybil was described as having 16 personalities and we must remember that this is a movie. So what then is the sunken cost of having a personal brand at these 14 levels :-) CityVP Manjit : Gray Learning Life Manjit : White Learning Capital Manjit : Red Learning Society Manjit : Orange Learning [Naranja] Culture Manjit : Yellow Learning Home Manjit : Green Learning Leader Manjit : Blue Learning Work Manjit : Indigo Learning Change Manjit : Violet Learning Rebel Manjit : Black Learning Mind Manjit : Magenta Learning Spirit Manjit : Gold Learning Body Manjit : Brown Learning Media Manjit : Cyan Learning "Following" this is then a sunken cost for me - because my learning here is learning and not just brand (orange), and if anyone tried to follow me they deserve nothing less than sunken eyes for that is the prize for taking a literal approach to my learning journey. Creativity I know you agree well my dear friend is a wonderful thing, until we brand it for consumption, then it is a consumed thing, a daily chore - even a paranoia that we are not our brand :-) I plead guilty to any Chief Judge of Personal Branding - guilty as charged but is this guilt or is this a creative sense of humour?

CityVP Manjit

CityVP Manjit

4 years ago #8

#4
My learning hives are why I am disassociating myself from the term "personal brand" since each colour hive I have created has a characteristic which should not be a brand. Otherwise I should change my name and call my personal brand "Sybil" for then I will should be a candidate for a movie about multiple personality https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sybil_(1976_film) Sybil was described as having 16 personalities and we must remember that this is a movie. So what then is the sunken cost but having a personal brand at these 14 levels :-) CityVP Manjit : Gray Learning Life Manjit : White Learning Capital Manjit : Red Learning Society Manjit : Orange Learning [Naranja] Culture Manjit : Yellow Learning Home Manjit : Green Learning Leader Manjit : Blue Learning Work Manjit : Indigo Learning Change Manjit : Violet Learning Rebel Manjit : Black Manjit Mind Manjit : Magenta Manjit Spirit Manjit : Gold Manjit Body Manjit : Brown Manjit Media Manjit : Cyan Manjit Following this is then a sunken cost - because our learning here is learning and not a brand, and if anyone tried to follow me they deserve nothing less than sunken eyes for that is the prize for taking a literal approach to my learning journey. Creativity I know you agree well my dear friend is a wonderful thing, until we brand it for consumption, then it is a consumed thing, a daily chore :-) I plead guilty to any Chief Judge of Personal Branding - guilty as charged but is this guilt or a creative sense of humour?

CityVP Manjit

CityVP Manjit

4 years ago #7

#4
My learning hives are why I am disassociating myself from the term "personal brand" since each colour hive I have created has a characteristic which should not be a brand. Otherwise I should change my name and call my personal brand "Sybil" for then I will should be a candidate for a movie about multiple personality https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sybil_(1976_film) Sybil was described as having 16 personalities and we must remember that this is a movie. So what then is the sunken cost but having a personal brand at these 14 levels :-) CityVP Manjit : Gray Learning Life Manjit : White Learning Capital Manjit : Red Learning Society Manjit : Orange Learning [Naranja] Culture Manjit : Yellow Learning Home Manjit : Green Learning Leader Manjit : Blue Learning Work Manjit : Indigo Learning Change Manjit : Violet Learning Rebel Manjit : Rebel Manjit Mind Manjit : Magenta Manjit Spirit Manjit : Gold Manjit Body Manjit : Brown Manjit Media Manjit : Cyan Manjit Following this is then a sunken cost - because our learning here is learning and not a brand, and if anyone tried to follow me they deserve nothing less than sunken eyes for that is the prize for taking a literal approach to my learning journey. Creativity I know you agree well my dear friend is a wonderful thing, until we brand it for consumption, then it is a consumed thing, a daily chore :-) I plead guilty to any Chief Judge of Personal Branding - guilty as charged but is this guilt or a creative sense of humour?

Gert Scholtz

Gert Scholtz

4 years ago #6

Ali Anani Thank you for a thoughtful post Ali. Here is my thoughts on what you describe: Sunk costs are not perceived as such when one is submerged under water. Only when one manages to extricate yourself from situation and context, does the reality of sunken cost and effort dawn. And to extricate oneself one needs common sense - which as the trite saying goes, is often not so common.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#5
You brought me relief with your very relieving comment Kevin Baker. Love short comments that carry the spirit of a buzz such as yours.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Love the name of your hive "Black Learning". Thank you for your sharing and I am on my way to subscribe dear CityVP \ud83d\udc1d Manjit

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#2
As sad as it is hiding behind our hide; still you made me smile dear CityVP \ud83d\udc1d Manjit. This is one of the real paradoxes in life.

CityVP Manjit

CityVP Manjit

4 years ago #2

Humility, vulnerability, uncertainty are the things that exist under a toughened skin. What is worse than sunken eyes is a skin so hard that it is no longer skin, but hide. So we hide with our hide.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Dear Mohammed Sultan- I mentioned you in this buzz

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