The World in a Barrel Metaphor

The World in a Barrel Metaphor

Our bodies are mostly water.

The brain is almost 95% water. The blood that carries oxygen throughout the body and removes toxic materials is 92% water. Every living body is basically water with much less other components.

The PH meter measures inform us of the quality of blood and water in our bodies. The healthy body is slightly alkaline. If the meter tells us it is acidic then we may have health problems. The billions of cells in our bodies must keep alkalinity, in order to function and stay healthy. Disease can only grow in an acidic body, which makes a condition favorable for the growth of bacteria, yeast, fungus, mold, viruses, and any other unwanted organisms.

The need to keep both water and blood slightly alkaline is shared by water and blood. Blood, for example, if acidic will have less oxygen to circulate in our bodies. Not only that, but also affects other aspects of our health. In an acidic body, calcium is also exhausted. The body will then leak calcium from bones, teeth, and tissue to compensate for this loss. Blood pH is regulated to stay within the narrow range of 7.35 to 7.45, making it slightly basic. Same applies to water as blood is mostly water. This fact explains why humans should eat more of alkaline food and less of acids-producing food such as meat. . These unhealthy foods, in turn, cause stomachaches, headaches, and diarrhea while also advancing the growth of bad microorganisms in the body such as virus, bacteria, and fungus. These thrive in an acidic environment and put out more toxins, causing additional stress in the body. It’s a vicious cycle!

Imagine yourself in a barrel. What fills the barrel is what your body has. It is mostly fluids and mainly water and blood (being mostly water). But even though we are in a barrel the chemistry of water changes and may become acidic because of the release of certain acidic chemicals that are carried throughout your body. Your body becomes acidic and subject to the harmful increased acidity. The barrel soon will lose its strength and crack.

How about emotions and their acidity?

Does the above discussion extend to emotions? Are there acidic emotions? If yes, will they affect water and blood in our bodies? The same applies to thought as some thoughts are sour and taste like acids do. The approach here is to minimize the production of excessive acids in our bodies, regardless of these sources whether physical, nutritional or emotional.

Yes, emotions and thoughts have their acidity. Negative, pessimistic thoughts create acidity as well as isolation and separation. Emotional stress alerts the body to produce stress chemicals such as cortisol, which—if produced on an ongoing basis—begin to break down the immune, gastrointestinal, neurological, and musculoskeletal systems.”

(Nancy Molitor is a psychiatry professor at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine).

Acidity creates an environment that encourages certain bacteria to thrive. These bacteria are responsible for causing stomach ulcers. Acidity is not, as previously thought, directly responsible for stomach ulcers.  However, stress can trigger a cascade of chemical reactions in brain and body that assault us from within.

Negative emotions are coded in red, if of high intensity in the Mood Meter. Red is also the color of acids in the acidic (pH) meter.

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The stronger the words are emotionally, the greater effects they have on our bodies and their balance. It is the action the words that is important. Strong negative words may produce strong negative emotions and strong acidic stress effects that throw our bodies away from their balance. On the other hands, love produces acid-neutralizing effect. Love is about action, sacrificing ones needs for another's. The bonding level love only comes from our sacrifice for another. This is lasting. This is how Harvey Lloyd describes love.

I used the opposite effect of emotions to help in storytelling.

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The problem of water both if polluted by in situ generated microbes or acting as a carrier of these pollutants will stress our bodies and make them fragile and break into pieces as if we were staying in a barrel of glass that shutters into pieces. The environmental causes are surrounding the barrel; it is the internal contamination and its circulation in our bodies that doe most of the harm.

We are juggling inside us different forms of stresses resulting from emotional stress, food stress, thoughts stress that release chemicals in our bodies and thereby increasing their acidity away from the slightly natural alkaline healthy bodies have.

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Interesting Scientific research Findings

One exciting research findings are that water in our brains (95%) is not only of carrier of biochemical in our bodies, but also is ultimate receiver and carrier of information. The same reference states that “even more fascinating is increasing new revelations that water is the medium of consciousness”. It states also “Evidence suggests that the malleable structure of water is far more significant than our preoccupation with its chemistry. The geometric clustering of water molecules are altered by the subtlest of influences. Hundreds of thousands of information panels constitute these geometric structures. They register energetic imprints from substances, activities and the frequency of thought to which water has been exposed. This attribute is sometimes referred to as the ‘memory’ of water”.

Breaking finding is that water is a carrier of our emotion has far-reaching effects. Water is the information carrier that changes the blood, tissues and reflects the very character of human consciousness. So, emotional stress, thoughts stress and what we think are intangible, create tangible effects that change our bodies when carried by the water running in our bodies.

The World in Barrel Metaphor

I imagine the global village in another way. I see the world in a barrel. Imagine the water running in our bodies changing inside every one of us because we react differently to the actions of every person. Some people will experience emotional stress. Habits stress, eating different foods and the some of them producing acidic effects in the bodies of people who eat them. Our consciousness’s changes will vary. The person we know now might be different from the person we shall know in the future. No wonder the complexity of our world is ever increasing.

So, what shall come next? Please share your thoughts.


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#51
Fay Vietmeier As there are many different shapes and light properties of pear there are more different minds with different colors and enlightenment

Fay Vietmeier

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #49

#44
Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee "closed minds may not be able to release energy" ... WOW ;~) Are all thinkers the same? ... I THINK not ;~) Each "thinker" is uniquely thinking based on unlimited personal variables: who they are (unique gifts & talents) what they value what they see ... perspective how they see when they were born how they were raised where they are on the planet what they do (profession-work) more ...

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#49
Fay Vietmeier You are growing into an spiritual philosopher my friend. You are moving steadily towards the truth.

Fay Vietmeier

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #47

Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee Your response is a “pearl of insight” my dear Professor "change the angle of viewing ... change our position of what they currently mean) ... Life is fluid ... like water and we are always in process ... what we see today may be different in a future time. You say: “the ability to see new meanings for ... the information that we store and process ... may store in our minds as pearls. The pearls are not all of the same color, of the same size or shape. However, they possess a distinctive property. When we change the angle of viewing them (or, changing our position of what they mean currently to us) we get different reflections and meanings of what we have stored” Especially: “change the angle of viewing ... change our position of what they CURRENTLY mean) ... RARE is the person who recognizes the value of this unique ability ... Living things should grow ... Growth is dynamic ... Life & learning include movement Movement should be toward Truth ... or as Zacharias \ud83d\udc1d Voulgaris said "gravitate ... toward what's truthful"

Fay Vietmeier

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #46

#40
Zacharias \ud83d\udc1d Voulgaris What rich insights you offer Zacharias ~ I loved especially “process with the care of a curator" “refinement of data” by our minds ... Add: “external sources that we trust... Whether this trust is earned or misplaced is another matter” ... “Let's keep it wholesome (more base than acidic) and process it with the care of a curator ... responsibly and with a genuine interest in what lies beyond all that: the truth. After all, if we are to transcend this hole-ridden barrel we find ourselves in, we ought to gravitate more toward what's truthful rather than sensational" Saying this another way: how important to our well-being ... is edifying our minds “Destiny is all.” ~ Uhtred of Bebbanburg ~ The Last Kingdom

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#45
It is a challenging comment. Maybe they come together!!! This idea is consistent with the comment I wrote on your post of today and my previous comment here. Thinking is critical. feelings are spontaneous. The challenge is to make thinking more spontaneous than feelings. This is why I find AL fascinating because it does this. It maybe a crazy idea, but it excites me.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#40
Zacharias \ud83d\udc1d Voulgaris Part 3 I am reading your lovely post of today The Human Aspect of AI https://www.bebee.com/producer/@zacharias-voulgaris/the-human-aspect-of-ai You caught my attention in the second paragraph, which is quite relevant to my previous two comments addressed to you. You wrote in this paragraph "As much as we like to think of AI systems as being autonomous and being able to handle the tasks they undertake with superhuman efficiency, this is just the tip of the iceberg". So the critical thinking behind the scenes has lead to the spontaneity of the machines. That is equal to saying creativity is to turn critical thinking to spontaneous thinking by processing machines. I find this ideas interesting and challenging.

Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris

Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris

1 year ago #43

#44
🙂 I guess I should have written an article about all this instead! Anyways, you make a valid point about the origin of thoughts and feelings. Could it be that they have a common cause? I don't know. Perhaps my statement regarding the thoughts causing feelings is a bit subjective. There is no doubt that feelings cause thoughts too. Perhaps thoughts carry a stronger influence on this whole ecosystem. I need to explore this further...

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#40
Zacharias \ud83d\udc1d Voulgaris Part 2 I liked the idea of the critical thinking requirement for energy. This coupled with the fact that it results in better understanding and putting the information in an organized for then this is again against entropy and this means more need to keep critical thinking in action. Spontaneous reactions are maximised if disorder is increased and if the system releases energy rather than take it. Fire is an example, where solid materials burn into gases (increased entropy) and release huge amount of heat energy. In spontaneous reaction like we observe in self-organizing systems the organization is increased meaning less chaos and less entropy. However; this is offset by releasing great amounts of energy to the environment (closed minds may not be able to release energy). Within these understanding I am going to read your challenging comment and hopefully my thoughts would crystallize in a good pearl. Are all thinkers the same? This idea gas just crossed my mind. DO spiritual thinkers like our spiritual mentor Fay Vietmeier think the same way like somebody who doesn't hold belief in such thinking? Are they more spontaneous in their thinking because they have their thoughts well-crystallized> Do they think and result in what Fat mentioned in her comment .#38 '... it is even free Be born again ... born anew ... leave behind all the "old" you ... the old struggles and become a "new" you ;~)". So much to study in your challenging comment, Zacharias.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#40
Zacharias \ud83d\udc1d Voulgaris Part 1 As much as your comment is rich it is also equally challenging to respond to. You stated that since our emotions often depend on our thoughts (some would say that they depend entirely on our thoughts). This is a topic that is challenging and for me at least. Which comes first. The views on this issue vary. Some say it is the egg and chicken issue. Some thinkers think as you think. While others think the opposite such as in interesting article to read at least: https://beatingtrauma.com/2015/11/18/which-comes-first-thoughts-or-feelings/ This reference and many more, states; and I am just coping and pasting here: The feelings come first. The thoughts come second.u raise quite interesting points which make sense. For example, the material of the barrel should be selective in allowing in the good stuff and filtering out the bad one. The contamination of information contaminates the water running in our minds. This is in full agreement with what you stated later "As a result, it is extremely important to be very mindful of the information we let dwell in our minds and how we process it".

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#39
You are right Ned McDonnell and water is what also keep us living. If we just look what water does in our bodies we realize the value of keeping it safe and healthy and not contaminate it that it becomes harmful to us.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#38
Fay Vietmeier Yes dear, because we have the ability to see new meanings for what have stored. The information that we store and process, may store in our minds as pearls. The pearls are not all of the same color, of the same size or shape. However, they posses a distinctive property. When we change the angle of viewing them (or, changing our position of what they mean currently to us) we get different reflections and meanings of what we have stored... Maybe this is in conformity with the subsequent comment of Zacharias \ud83d\udc1d Voulgarisn #40

Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris

Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris

1 year ago #38

OK, since my internet seems to be working today (at least for the time being), here is my take on all this. Namely, the information angle of it all. Information is like water too, running through our minds as we try to make sense of the world. Much of it is based on the refinement of data our mental faculties do for us, while the rest comes of external sources that we trust. Whether this trust is earned or misplaced is another matter, far too vast to do it justice in a comment! In any case, since our emotions often depend on our thoughts (some would say that they depend entirely on our thoughts), it makes sense that how we feel depends on the information we process and the information we retain and end up using (this information usually morphs into knowledge and know-how). As a result, it is extremely important to be very mindful of the information we let dwell in our minds and how we process it. If we have a scientific approach to things, even the most irrelevant information will find its way outside our system, hopefully at the WC where it belongs. However, this implies that we have proper critical thinking and the will to apply it (after all, all mental processes take energy and effort since it's just the instinctive ones that are cheap due to the low computational cost they have). Perhaps that's why science has always been more empirical than theoretical, even if parts of it have to be theoretical due to lack of empirical data (e.g. in the case of Quantum Physics and Astrophysics). But I'm digressing now. Information is important and influences our perception. Let's keep it wholesome (more base than acidic) and process it with the care of a curator, responsibly and with a genuine interest in what lies beyond all that: the truth. After all, if we are to transcend this hole-ridden barrel we find ourselves in, we ought to gravitate more toward what's truthful rather than sensational. Cheers!

Fay Vietmeier

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #37

#37
Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee Actually my dear Professor ... that is not in a DRAFT But I have places that truth about spiritual rebirth may resurface One would think that such a great & wonderful opportunity would be embraced with great enthusiasm ... it is even free Be born again ... born anew ... leave behind all the "old" you ... the old struggles and become a "new" you ;~) "the new is come" ... this is a journey ... "God can only do for you what you allow Him to do IN you" All is a sowing and reaping ;~)

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#36
Fay Vietmeier I imagine that you have a new draft for your famous DRAFT File. It is "The spiritual application is simple: the old is gone ... the new is come".

Fay Vietmeier

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #35

#35
Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee Now you know my dearest Professor that my "spiritual quotes" are found in Holy Scriptures ... God-breathed Word's ... living words. Wisdom to be found there is like an eternal waterfall ;~) "new birth into a living hope"- this IS deep Consider this thought from different angles ;~) physical ... spiritual What or who can produce: "new birth into a living hope"? Yes: "As a new forest emerges after a devastating fire, so is the immersion of our bodies in water." The spiritual application is simple: the old is gone ... the new is come 2) I agree with your Arabic quote ... which brings to mind this proverb: "Keep your friends close ... and your enemies closer "

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#32
Fay Vietmeier My dear spiritual mentor- I am grateful not only for your re-share of the post, but also for sharing the core idea of the post. My thanks are doubled.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#31
Fay Vietmeier “new birth into a living hope"- this is deep and it gives me another thought for defining emerge. As a new forest emerges after a devastating fire, so is the immersion of our bodies in water. A good idea to build on. Thank you

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#30
Fay Vietmeier I can till you with peace in mind that the core idea for me as the author of this post is “internal contamination”. I am thankful to you my dear "spiritual quoter,is the number of spiritual quotes you have. I know quoter isn't in the dictionary, but I coined it to reflect that you carry on you huge number of quotes. We have an Arabic quote (hmm) that translates to having one enemy indoors is worse than having one thousand enemies outdoors". This is the internal contamination effect.

Fay Vietmeier

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #31

Complexity resides in complexity: “it is the internal contamination and its circulation in our bodies that does most of the harm” ... this, for me was the “pearl” in this "barrel" “Internal contamination” ... is both physical & spiritual ...

Fay Vietmeier

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #30

Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee 3) Another thought occurs to me that baptism is done by water immersion (symbolizing) spiritual rebirth “new birth into a living hope” (1 Peter 1:3) https://www.christianity.com/jesus/following-jesus/baptism/the-message-of-baptism.html Jesus answered, "Truly, truly, I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless he is born of water and the Spirit.” ~ John 3:5 4) And then there is “the washing with water through the Word” ~ Ephesains 5 (which makes possible to wash away “internal contamination” I am sharing this "barrel" ... hope it fills up with interested and interesting bees ;~)

Fay Vietmeier

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #29

Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth...Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.” ~ Genesis 1 As I read your scientist persona was shining ;~) my dear Professor The thought that came to me is the affirmation that we are indeed “fearfully & wonderfully made” 2) Now I can see this “barrel” ... as a person ... a nation ... the world ;~) Complexity resides in the complexity: “it is the internal contamination and its circulation in our bodies that does most of the harm” ... this, for me was the “pearl” “Internal contamination” ... that is both physical & spiritual: ... in the physical that “internal contamination” leads to disease & dis-ease (our emotions, feelings take authority over us) “Internal contamination” is reflected in those “negative emotions” ruling/governing behavior & responses (for example: unresolved anger, unforgiveness can become bitterness) In the spiritual: Due to the “fall of man” ... sin entered and death followed The “spirit man” should have authority over the “fleshly man” Due to the “fall of man” ... sin “internal contamination” entered and death followed (part 1)

John Rylance

John Rylance

1 year ago #28

#28
My bricks are Lego ones. I should have said Bricklayer's Story, and it was told at the Oxford Union.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#27
John Rylance Thank you and I am sure of one thing- if I am one of those barrels I am not filled with dynamite or the Corona Virus. Thank you also for the mention of Gerald Hoffnug, which I am unaware of. I shall read later today. I hope your bricks take you to fortunate happenings

John Rylance

John Rylance

1 year ago #26

#26
Thank you for your kind comment. I have struggled to find something to say on this topic. There seem to be barrels everywhere on beeBee at the moment. The only thing which came to mind, though not in anyway connected to other comments, was to draw your and others attention to The Bricklayers Tale as told by Gerald Hoffnung. It involves a barrel, some bricks and a set of unfortunate happenings. It's worth tracking down.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

John Rylance- I miss your voice in these discussions.

Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

1 year ago #24

#23
A wise man said that we are all only two steps away from being the evil person we wish to avoid. Add the right circumstances and context and we could all become everything we are against. Faith in the humanity at 40,000 feet yes i have that. Faith in my network of humans i engage i do not. My expectation is that each will share the values needed to produce win-win. Once that can not be achieved, no judgement here, then they/I must move on. My closest friends and family i have this faith, as i would expect they would sacrifice themselves and play lose-win for a short period while i pull my head out of my............ I do not expect everyone to have that faith in me. Rightfully so. But in general i agree.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#22
Harvey Lloyd Thank you for the clarification. I am digesting them. I shall respond to this comment and comment again on your previous comment #18 once I read your response to other questioned that I included in my private message to you. There are no secrets about them. So, I shall share them here. you alerted me to some great ideas that started to emerge in my head. Two more questions: 1-which of the two graphs is upstream and downstream you have in mind? 2-can we consider each graph as both- depending if we move our eyes upwards or downwards? I am trying to learn from you 3-where is the control part in the graphs and where is the influence part? I even ask which one is more of discovery than the other? or, to which direction should influence focus at? Is it discovery? Is it accepting new axioms? You see my discussions with you generate lots of questions and that is the excitement at its best for me.

Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris

Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris

1 year ago #22

#15
I have great faith in humanity and in most humans. It's the devil in them I don't trust...

Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

1 year ago #21

#20
In this context the upstream down stream risk is more associated with time. A team that is upstream from potential risk and ignores the potential or recognizing the downstream risk/potential of current upstream thoughts. Yes i did rob that thought from the oil and gas industry. Gas is energy, but so or choices. The question is which decision produces the most output of energy.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#19
Thank you. I am in a similar situation and have to wait for the net to be fast enough to respond from my laptop. I stopped using the mobile phone because I keep making typos that pass my attention.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#18
Harvey Lloyd Just to remove any doubt from my head I wonder what is your definition of upstream and downstream risks? As a chemist I understand their meaning because it was the oil and gas industries who introduced these terms. In summary: Upstream risk- refers to exploration of new fields for gas and oil. SO the risk here is linked to those associated with exploration Midstream- Transport and store of crude oil and gas. The risks are those linked to transport and storage.. Downstream- Making oil-based products (and new ones) - so, risk here is less for established products than for new ones. How does this fit with your definitions so that we stand on same ground?

Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris

Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris

1 year ago #18

#16
I'd love to hsve a proper comment reply but these days my WiFi isn't working so I have to rely on my phone for any internet access (this accounts for the silly mistakes I make while typing!) Once the situation is resolved, I'll be happy to respond properly. Cheers

Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

1 year ago #17

#14
We have privately discussed control vs influence. Downstream risk is certainly something we only have influence within. What we have control of is the straw-man we build. What is the optimum position to be in down stream? Money certainly is a position but time seems to present holes in the barrel as money seems to spend according to time. Downstream i need a diverse team that is not only present in the long term, but also in the short. How can i influence this team to see possible outcomes, what are the indicators and what are possible solutions as we meet risk in real time? The straw-man of the fiery dragon will have me build a fort around what i have and not influence the team appropriately. (Ignoring the time value of money) This is counter-intuitive as we face crisis potential. Fear would have remove the bet, and in some cases this may be the best option, but in most cases we should be doubling down with our team. This leans against a premise. If we are not successful with all the influence we have, then the loss will be the same as if we had contracted into a cave. An extended death through retraction merely holds hope hostage.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#12
I agree with you Harvey Lloyd

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#11
Zacharias \ud83d\udc1d Voulgaris You remind me of how somebody combined order and chaos and coined one word for them. So, it is a great term that you coined "scientism" to faith-based form of science. I must also add that scientific facts keep changing and faith based on science again is risky for this reason. The pH meter will swing to an extreme. I am still hoping to read a comment by you in detail because this post will form part of the e-Book that we are considering. Is it worthy?? I am still hoping to read more commanding comments such as those comments of Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

1 year ago #14

#11
On another note........... We all believe something. Somehow we trust that the other car, in the other lane, will stay there. Or that the business will trust me enough to gather my things and check out. These may sound simple in nature but represent a huge aspect of what we believe. Why would you believe either? Science is offering something within a faith based approach that we are merely chemically evolved creatures. This leads us to believe that AI can replace a human across judicial, mechanical and supportive technologies. Science is making the human abstract to the environment, a mere part of a larger organism that no one part is sacred. Distancing itself from humanity. Unfortunately many in society like this view. As long as its working in their favor. IMHO, C-19 is now testing this theory of the greater organism. Many are flocking under the wing of science while others are rebelling against the idea of a spreadsheet ruling over their lives. I love humans and their potential, but faith? No i don't have faith in humans as we are all driven first by survival with our own families. Depending on discipline and experiences your survival may require my absence. I expect for humans to defend their own families first. It is their responsibility and charge. I don't lack faith in humans because they are bad, but rather because the competing potentials at certain times exclude me, naturally.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#10
Harvey Lloyd Your comment stretches my mind further. What if I could modify the two graphs to introduce the risk involved? I have no ready answer, but it is worthy of exploring. There is an inherent risk in both assumptions of the relevant straw man. " Downstream straw man arguments can emerge as the future is limited to past experience. Or is it"? There is a risky assumption here that the future may not be a linear extrapolation of the past and we lose. For the other straw man he is footing in the unknown with all the risk involved. What these great questions you ask prompt me to to think of the risk appetite that we have and whether we go to the opposite extremes- too much risk and very little risk. In either case we are on the unhealthy sides of the pH scale. Maybe we may introduce here the idea of "Risk Acidity" and this should be if slightly alkaline. Great thoughts that need further study.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#9
Harvey Lloyd What I like so much about your comments in general, and your two comments specifically here, is that your balanced discussion between two different schools of thought.. You asked a great question in your subsequent comment-: Which one allows for the right pH that will insure success? You answered the question by your ability to act without judgement between the opposites. So, I say like a healthy human body with pH around 7.6 (that is slightly alkaline) so is the pH of your healthy comment. Yes, it is not midway exactly of pH - 7, but this is what nature favors with very slight shift from mid point. A second great point in your comment is "The two opposing views both deal with consciousness at its fundamental level. As humans, are we merely a standard sets of chemicals that respond to our environment; or do we have the will to, or conscious enough, to bring order to the physical with our spiritual/consciousness?". Therefore, I thrived on your saying " I believe that our consciousness not only exists but can be altered through the wisdom of understanding of what "love" is". I concur in full.

Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

1 year ago #11

#11
Couldn't agree more. Each human most find their own path. Science is no longer a gathering of theories into provable formulas. It is scientism (like your word), requiring more faith than i can muster. When you press the mainstream science on the issues it results in character assassination of the simple minded public through science channels as present by Neil DeGrasse. Multi-verse, string theory, nothing is something? A helping of serious confirmation bias anyone? Give us one big miracle and we got the rest:)

Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris

Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris

1 year ago #10

#9
Well, science today is more likd a religion. It wasn't always like that. That's why I prefer to use the term scientism to refer to this faith-based form of science. I hope others will join me on that. Cheers for the insights!

Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

1 year ago #9

Your two graphs are quite telling. When used in conjunction with each other we can see a macro and micro level of understanding the variability of the human in action. What makes it "telling" is when we do a cost benefit analysis. This is typically a money analysis, but think it could apply upstream to relationships, that eventually develop into networks, that long term, produce money. This analysis may spin off some value proposition, but to the human, it also sheds light on the risk. Downstream straw man arguments can emerge as the future is limited to past experience. Or is it? With the constructs of consciousness we can paint a straw man of a winning lotto ticket or the fire breathing dragon. Either straw-man could be correct, but which one is going to give us the most return on the investment we are about to make today? Which one allows for the right Ph that will insure success? Each day our consciousness is attempting to place bets on future outcomes, large and small. From relationships, fiscal and physical success. When we look up and see the value of others within our matrix there are certain axioms that make these possible. Our axiomatic use of the term love is one of those axioms. Although the Dragon exists i can lean on the fact that no one in my network wants to get eaten either. Sharing values can insure that even if the dragon appears we can avert its fury.

Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

1 year ago #8

You create the discussion between evolutionists and creationists very well here. The two opposing views both deal with consciousness at its fundamental level. As humans, are we merely a standard sets of chemicals that respond to our environment; or do we have the will to, or conscious enough, to bring order to the physical with our spiritual/consciousness? How you answer the question lays out your belief in the humans ability to interface with their emotional well being. The evolutionary theory posits, we are merely chemical beings that interface based on a strongest trait survival. The creationist believes that we were given a purpose that presupposes our need for each other and the roles we play, through consciousness. Each position relies on the faith of the believer. To say that science is not a religion is to fool one's self. One thing is clear with the evolutionary science though. It drops you off at the edge of existence with no axioms. Emotions are merely cause and effect of chemical actions within the very physical brain where memories are stored, is part of the current scientific paradigm. I believe that our consciousness not only exists but can be altered through the wisdom of understanding of what "love" is. Without consciousness, why would such a thought even occur? This is a cheap question, not to prove a point but to offer a lay thought experiment. Chemically i agree with your thoughts here. I wanted to introduce the controls we have or do not have through consciousness to alter the state of the self. This is an area of great confirmation bias for my own thoughts. Reviewing one human emotion, pride is not really a redeeming quality. Left unchecked it can alienate the species from itself. Yet we have it and fundamentally, have the ability to control it. Without these controls we would have died out a long time ago. IMHO

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#7
Fay Vietmeier Still the same. I published this one because in reality it is Part 2 of the preceding one and I didn't wish to have a time gap between them. Enjoy your time my dear friend.

Fay Vietmeier

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #6

Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee I am out for the rest of the day ... my dear Professor ... will make my way back to the "barrel" tomorrow and find the "pearl" ;~) You are quite a bit of work to fly about with ;~) What happened to "a post a week?" ;~)

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#5
I like your thoughts below dear Oswaldo Enrique Diaz Delgado First interpretation: If emotions originate from the social environment, where collective stress is accentuated at its own source, words as actions will have unfavorable results at all levels. What surely if we are in a planned environment each task will be processed in the brain in a positive and high-level participatory way, which translates into balances: Emotions - Thoughts - Actions (Control of Emotions).

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Thank you Javier \ud83d\udc1d CR for your reshare of the post

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#2
Thank you my friend John Rylance for the bauty and encouragement in your comment. I experience the opposite of the words stress as I feel the relaxation removal of word stress and the emotions they carry. Apparently emotions are like water fluid moving around in waves carrying emotions with them.

John Rylance

John Rylance

1 year ago #2

As someone experiencing bowel problems at the moment I found this illuminating. It doesn't provide the answer. It does put the problem in perspective though. All can say is the situation isn't a barrel of laughs at the moment.

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