Trapping Ideas

Trapping Ideas

A great value of a social media platform is linked to its ability to promote symbiosis of minds. I have reasons to claim this. Like a tree and a fungus forming symbiotic relationship that both parties strive to keep so are minds that work together with both realizing that their survivability depends on fostering this relationship and preventing it from decaying?

Symbiosis of minds elevates sensitivity of thinking. Crickets tweet just before rain and their sound alerts the trees to open their stomata (breathing opening). My mind smells the fragrance of rainy ideas before it rains and the pores of my mind open to receive the fragrance of ideas coming from great minds. Trees can hear sound and we too can hear "sound" ideas. It was Backster who did a great experiment by deciding to light a dracaena plant in his office with a match to which an electrode was attached. The surprising thing is that the plant reacted to the threat before even Backster lit the match! Amazing- the plant anticipated the danger and read the intention of the man. Trees think, feel and anticipate. When we build symbiotic relationships we upgrade our senses and anticipation and we may then "read" events before then happen!

Trapping Ideas

One of the plants that catch my attention is flytrap. The reason is this plant is the closest to animals than any other known plant. It is stays on the edge between animals and plants. It shows some very interesting phenomena and provides unique opportunities for learning. For example, plants tend to defend themselves against predators using different strategies; In contrast, flytrap eats its predators. Staying on the edge as you see may lead to "reverse behaviors". Not only that as this plant doesn't like to live in nutrient-rich soil; it thrives on poor soils. Enriching the soil with fertilizers may in fact kill the plant! Are minds on the edge between two different worlds as peculiar as flytrap?

The flytrap needs to catch insects to use as a source of nitrogen. It has a four-step strategy to do that. I find this strategy even relevant to us to "trap ideas" from each other and further strengthen our symbiotic relationship.

Trapping Ideas

The strategy starts with seducing a prey by its color and aroma. But how a plant can tell if what is falling in its leaves is an insect and not something edible? Flytrap knows that assuming can be killing. Therefore it follows simple rules to avoid wasting its energy in consuming bad objects. The sensory hairs will become alert with the first touch; but only alert enough if the trapped object is a moving insect and the flytrap will wait for a second touch before getting more alert. Only after a third stimuli the insect will decide to close its "teeth" and digest the insect over a weeks' time before spitting out the residues.

We trap ideas and they may act as stimuli. We need to ensure first those ideas are of value and relevance to us. We need them as a source of nutrient and make sure they are before wasting our energy in dealing with them. We need to be able to digest them over some time to get the most out of them before discarding what remains. Flytrap grows the flowers way above the leaves so that the pollinating insects may not be trapped by the leaves. There are insects to be eaten and others to pollinate. The movement of the parts selve the functionality of the whole system.

We trap ideas and we can learn a lot how to trap the relevant ideas and digest them only when we are sure of their worth. How many times we spent times on ideas that were irrelevant? We need to attract new ideas with the simultaneity that what we attract is truly worthy. We need then to be able toΒ interlockΒ those ideas so that no "bacterial-like" ideas may contaminate them. We then proceed to digesting them.


Trapping of ideas is not different from the way flytrap traps its victims.


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Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#41
Dear namita sinha- I wish every bee would read your great and penetrating comment. You wrote "Writing and reading are medium to feel aware of our feelings and give them a safe route of expression and exchange, its almost a kind of meditation to focus on conscious writing / reading". How true! EMotional Networks based on clusters of emotions shall reveal new findings, and I have no doubt this statement is valid. The network might show five main emotions as clusters. Emotions have connections to each other. Love shall attract people and hatred shall do a well. I started to see emotions in different perspectives. Dear namita sinha- do share your ideas in a buzz. They shall be valuable.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#39
Dear namita sinha-it is always a pleasure to read your comments any time. You concluded your comment with a gem "we tend to learn so much from the processes at play around us in the nature and its never enough ...". I don't know how feasible or even silly the idea that started ringing in my head if we have social networks why don't we have equally emotions networks? When we socialize are emotions are involved. How to relate the two is an idea that started brewing. May be you can help, dear namita

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#31
As this metaphor extends, trees are such a perfect image of standing strong as an individual while collaborating with all sorts of lifeforms.- yes, I agree completely with Sara Jacobovici in expanding this into what promises to be a great buzz.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#30
Absolutely and very-well said Deb Helfrich. No matter how strong a tree is, it builds symbiotic relationship with supposedly inferior fungi. It is what each party brings to the symbiotic relationship that determines its quality.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#29
If we each snap an idea and digest it and form a new idea from the original one we may have chain of ideas going around John Rylance

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#28
I believe it is distortion i thinking and all for me mentality- I have done it alone- I have achieved this on my own- are just examples of this pretension. An almighty tree builds symbiotic relationship with fungi and together they established the most powerful underground social networks. It is not strong with strong or weak with strong as much as it is what symbiosis offers the two parties.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#27
Yes, and I am truly happy this thought resonated wit you Deb Lange. Being our own doesn't man isolation and no matter how strong an individual is he/she needs other people. It is going to the extremes and this or that mentality that is causing this distortion. And like you said this becomes an awakening to building symbiotic relationship and we have to search on how best to do that as not all people are the same.

Sara Jacobovici

Sara Jacobovici

4 years ago #22

#32
Your great response Deb Helfrich just reinforces that there is at least a buzz waiting to be written.

Sara Jacobovici

Sara Jacobovici

4 years ago #21

#30
Wow! Deb Helfrich, there is so much depth to your comment and it's so beautifully written. I wonder if you're interested in expanding this into a buzz?

John Rylance

John Rylance

4 years ago #20

I like the analogy of "snapping up ideas" like a Venus Fly Trap, which keeps what it catches solely to itself. I would be interested in what you will/would use as an analogy for sharing or disseminating the ideals that have been "snapped up."

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#25
David Gamella P\u00e9rez- some mistakes become sweet and as sweet as your response is. Thank you

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#22
Thanks are due to you Federico \u00c1lvarez San Mart\u00edn

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#21
You are fascinating with your ideas and questions my dear sister Irene Hackett. I always look forward to read your expanded comments

Federico Álvarez San Martín

Thanks Ali Anani

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#18
Thank you David Gamella P\u00e9rez. With all due respect to the three of you

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#14
Dear David Navarro L\u00f3pez- I love your thinking, logic and comments. You are spot on and your comment carries the main theme of the buzz. Thank you my friend

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#15
Dear Robert Cormack- what a great thought "The symbiotic relationship has no perimeter lines". This is the kind of wisdom I thrive on. You made my day. Thank you

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#14
Your wisdom is rich in aroma dear David Gamella P\u00e9rez. You are a very wise man

Robert Cormack

Robert Cormack

4 years ago #11

Fascinating piece, Ali. I discovered in the business of advertising something I didn't know before. The symbiotic relationship has no perimeter lines. If ideas (creative) are allowed to flow, they travel. They travel on elevators, in washroom stalls, they go everywhere. In some respects our ears are like a Venus Flytrap. They attract ideas just by being open. You've really educated me on plants and trees, Ali. Thanks for that.

David Navarro LΓ³pez

David Navarro LΓ³pez

4 years ago #10

Dear Ali, you are the king of metaphors! Saving energy by discarding useless ideas can be a challenge. As the mentioned plant though, the process starts when we attract ideas. If we are to search for ideas that suit us, emiting the right "aroma " will define and atract the right ideas. Then even more energy can be save by first making a selection of the aromas we want to release. Just saying.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#12
You trapped me in the web of your words Sarah Patt

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#8
You know how to please my heart dear Glenn Melcher. Thank you my friend

Sara Jacobovici

Sara Jacobovici

4 years ago #7

#9
I find your response elevating Ali Anani. Thank you for your response.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#7
Your response is brilliant Sara Jacobovici. In fact, you asked the questions that I am planning to discuss in my next buzz by outlining a strategy for us to work with. As an author my buzz is a flower (hopefully) that would attract great bees to comment on. Not all ideas are of the same quality and so as an author (bee) I need to trap those relevant ideas. If I do that and I respond then we may engage the commenter and myself in a discussion that may lead to symbiosis of minds. In other words we need to trap idea, which in turn may ignite our mental enrichment and symbiosis. Ideas and great ones come from nature and I therefore tend to say yes to your question "Or, even more, are you suggesting that the human community is more diverse than we imagine and that there is "room" for both"? It amazes me how you comprehend a buzz before you comment dear Sara. The fact that I wrote more than seven buzzes initiated by your comments shows your great role in enhancing idea trapping, which leads to symbiosis of mind. Do you find this response satisfactory?

Glenn Melcher

Glenn Melcher

4 years ago #5

Thank for your amazing shareAli Anani

Sara Jacobovici

Sara Jacobovici

4 years ago #4

I find your buzz very intriguing Ali Anani. I experience it first as an understanding of what you eloquently describe as a process that us humans can utilize, something that comes naturally to our cohabitants but somehow is being perceived as threatening to us; "...forming symbiotic relationship that both parties strive to keep so are minds that work together with both realizing that their survivability depends on fostering this relationship..." Our strong pull to be unique, individual and to be able to "do it on our own" blinds us to the reality that collaboration, integration or symbiosis, enables the formation of unique outcomes. But then I experience the lone "trappings" as illustrated by the flytrap plant. "We trap ideas and we can learn a lot how to trap the relevant ideas and digest them only when we are sure of their worth." Here you eloquently describe a process which takes place "on its own". You add to the complexity by describing that this "individual" plant is on the edge and asking, "Are minds on the edge between two different worlds as peculiar as flytrap?" While concluding that it individually is part of a movement of a whole. Where does this "place" us Dr. Ali? Do we accept who we are and that we are part of whole, contributing with our unique qualities or do we agree that a symbiosis of ideas, where we recognize our dependence on each other is necessary to survive? Or, even more, are you suggesting that the human community is more diverse than we imagine and that there is "room" for both?

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#4
You are spot on dear Amina Alami. Yes, we make assumptions and build decisions upon them only to find that those decisions were build on shaky grounds. The flytrap knows better and doesn't assume.It verifies what it has trapped and we need to do the same.. Thank you for your appreciation and adding a great point on self-trapping.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#3
I am baffled by your comment in a beautiful way dear . What you do is very smart and is a great reflection of what I intended to communicate in this buzz. Great comment indeed

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#1
The poet debasish majumder again. Thank you dear poet and you should really think about establishing a hive on Ideas Conservation as inspired by your beautiful writing "conservation of ideas are natural phenomenon".

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