The Ideas Brush


My last buzz on "Is beBee becoming a Habit Fractal?" generated lots of illuminating discussions and I am responding in this buzz.

One issue that merits steady attention is the issue of opposites- being this or that- and going to the extremes. This behavior can be risky. Opposites may have their value and going to one extreme deprives one of having the benefits of the other. Just look at graphite and diamond and how they behave differently. Graphite is black while diamond is transparent. Graphite layers can slide past each other making it a good lubricant. Therefore, it is used for pens and as an electrical conductor. In contrast, diamond is rigid because its layers are strongly bonded to each other. It is used as an electrical insulator. Both materials are carbon as the building element; but the differences in their arrangement qualify them for different uses.

Ideas are the building blocks of new thinking. Like we arrange carbon atoms to get different materials, so are ideas. We may build on one idea to end up with diamond, graphite or polymeric chains. They end up as products of our thinking, which could be graphite-like, diamond-like or polymeric-like, depending on the building moieties. It doesn't mean the idea is bad; it could be it has other uses than the ones we originally planned for.

Ideas may collide and may rub against each other. When I hear somebody say "I have a solid" idea, I remember that two solids when they interact cause friction, which slows down their movement. Both ideas slow down. Like we have a lubricant to smoothen the friction between two solids, we need lubricating ideas to reduce friction between solid ideas. Or, we need solid ideas of graphite-like structure to act as a lubricating agent between rigid and diamond-like ideas.

When solid ideas collide their friction may generate enough heat that goes to waste. We need ideas lubricants to allow ideas to slide against each other. What could be better than ideas that act as lubricants? Still better; to produce idea brushes that act as lubricants. We need ideas to graft ideas and expand them with other ideas in such a way to produce "ideas brushes". Selectively, we may produce polymer brushes that act as lubricants for industrial applications. Brushes not to sweep away ideas; rather brushes to act as lubricants to lower friction between solid ideas.


This is where beBee is playing a great role. Bees post buzzes and few of them shall grow selectively into lubricating ones. It is of utmost importance that in the absence of lubricants till they form that we don't allow conflicting solid ideas to stop crafting the buildup of idea brushes. On the "surface" of one idea we need to keep on grafting more chains on the surface, these one-end grafted idea chains will have to stretch away from the surface. That is the only direction chain can extend freely. This way an ideas brush may form.

We need to accept that ideas are the building blocks of what we do. Can we build them in new structures while having the lubricating ideas brush to ease their friction? As an idea grows big and becomes more solid it is the time that it needs lubrication; else it might become too rigid to go with the flow.

I dedicate this buzz to Lisa Gallagher for she helped me with her thorough comments to firm up my mind on the need to have an idea brush. Her comments are genuine lubricants. Thank you, Lisa


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Milos Djukic

Milos Djukic

5 years ago #26

Right Lisa Gallagher :)

Lisa Gallagher

Lisa Gallagher

5 years ago #25

A great post about communicating ideas by Ali Anani

Lisa Gallagher

Lisa Gallagher

5 years ago #24

Thank you for the reminder Ali Anani ?! :))

Sara Jacobovici

Sara Jacobovici

5 years ago #23

#20
Thank you for the linkMilos Djukic.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Yes, beautiful summary of thoughts Franci Eugenia Hoffman.

Franci 🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador

Ideas Metamorphosis is the acceptance of the emergence of thoughts. After reading this post, it makes sense to lubricate ideas in order to help their flow. The easier the flow the better chance the ideas can become products of our thinking and become of value in our lives.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#19
Will surely study your probing comment dear Anees Zaidi. You gave me food for thought. Will soon respond with much greater details to your fabulous comment. Yes, I shall.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#20
Thank you dear Milos Djukic for your very relevant comment and will study the links. Thank you

Milos Djukic

Milos Djukic

5 years ago #18

"It is most important. Write that Mr. Tesla played. He played the whole of his life and enjoyed it.” – Nikola Tesla. Actually, he never said this, but he has done all of his researches in accordance with this. What is really impressive never shines only flashes occasionally. This was a wonderful metaphor dear Ali Anani. "Allotropy of Humankind..." by susana primaz at wekandoyt.blogspot.rs (http://wekandoyt.blogspot.rs/2013/02/allotropy-of-humankind.html)

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#16
Part 2 Sara Jacobovici- when ideas expand, solidify or become-chain like their friction becomes more restrictive, their chains entanglement slows down their flow. It is during these times that we need to lubricate the. I assure you your comment flows with sense that it needs no lubrication.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#16
I am not returning comments Sara Jacoboviciand I am just stating the truth Your comment is a stroke of genius' and this is evident by your concluding segment ". In other words maybe what is necessary at the beginning is to come up with the ideas of what to do, what actions to take to lubricate the ideas presented at the beginning".

Sara Jacobovici

Sara Jacobovici

5 years ago #15

Your buzz is a "stroke of genius" Ali Anani as you have proposed the lubricating "Brush Idea" which presents with a myriad of potential and opportunities, all leading to engagement. It took @Laurent BOSCHERINI to Tribology and me to Leonardo Da Vinci, an artist and man of ideas. He said, "I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do." And, " It's easier to resist at the beginning than at the end." One of the things that come to my mind is that as the beginning of a process presents with the most resistance it sounds like that is the optimum time to do, to take action. In other words maybe what is necessary at the beginning is to come up with the ideas of what to do, what actions to take to lubricate the ideas presented at the beginning.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#14
Thank you so much dear Laurent BOSCHERINI shared the post, but I would love too to see what he thinks of it.

Laurent Boscherini

Laurent Boscherini

5 years ago #13

Brilliant approach Ali Anani like it very much.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#12
Your lubricating comment got me "stuck" and not knowing what to say. Thank you William King and certainly your comment is one grafting center for the metaphor.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#8
Pareto Rule in operation again Mamen Delgado. 80% of the ideas need some brushing. Yes, unless we don't brush them aside for no good reason.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

e#8 Pareto Rule in operation again Mamen Delgado. *0% of the ideas need some brushing. Yes, unless we don't brush them aside for no good reason.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#8
Prior to reading your response I had already sent you a message Mamen Delgado enjoys.

Mamen 🐝 Delgado

Mamen 🐝 Delgado

5 years ago #8

#6
What happens in this post that everyone ends up blushing? πŸ˜‚ I've been practicing meditation for the last 28 years and it works for me. We normally have about 60.000 thoughts per day, which is a considerable amount of them. And the most amazing data is that 80% of them are repeated!! Repeated unnecessarily, I would add. Can you imagine in the highways around a big city, 8:00 a.m., that we could take out of the road the 80% of the cars? Sure the 20% of the rest would move and flow easily. That's what I feel about my ideas. Less quantity = more quality and fluency.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#5
I love also the idea that mediation is the "ideas brush". Yes, surely it is Mamen Delgado. This is fabulous thinking. I am sure your comment added a lot to the buzz and I have myself a lot to ponder on.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#5
If I had to wait ten years to get a comment of this quality Mamen Delgado, then it is waiting well spent. You must be an outstanding person and no question asked. Your comment is fabulous and solid ideas could be the bricks. They must be filled with lubricating ideas to ease their friction.

Mamen 🐝 Delgado

Mamen 🐝 Delgado

5 years ago #5

Dear Ali Anani as well for the inspiration, great team!! Have a lovely day!! 🌺

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#3
Absolutely, we may build infinite possibilities by establishing chains of "idea polymeric chains" and with assisting ideas brushes to lubricate any friction and so that ideas may flow easily. I am glad the buzz meets your satisfaction.

Lisa Gallagher

Lisa Gallagher

5 years ago #3

Your mind is phenomenal Ali Anani. Let me thank you for dedicating this to me, I'm the one who is blushing now ;) You're so correct about lubricating ideas, if we were all able to buildd on that process, image the possibilities - they are infinite!

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#1
I am "brushing and blushing" Javier C\u00e1mara Rica. Thank you

Javier 🐝 CR

Javier 🐝 CR

5 years ago #1

Ali Anani you are super creative !! Thanks again !

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