Trees Don't Produce Honey
A good start is a relaxing one. I started my buzzes on trees as metaphors for life. My first buzz is titled Are Trees Fearful? @ Aurorasa Sima responded to one idea in the buzz by expanding into a beautifully knitted buss "The Tree and Fruit Analogy - Ali Anani". The two buzzes received more than a handful of great comments.
I received a message from a "loyal" reader. He warned me of my exploitation by others. He brought to my attention that the "daughter" buzz received more attention than mine. The reader then suggested to me that I stop publishing my buzzes and instead to finish writing all of them and publish those in one go so that nobody would "steal" my fruits. The reader brought to my attention that the daughter buzz has more views, shares and comments than mine. This is not fairness; the reader ended his message like that.
As much as I disagreed with the whole focus of the message; still it kept percolating in my mind. Trees are not fearful and asked if I am fearful of illusionary fears? Fearful of my own success because if the "daughter" buzz succeeds isn't this part of my success? Why did the reader see things the way he did?
I believe trees have the answers. Trees produce flowers that the bees suck their nectar and produce honey. It is not the job of trees to produce honey. The tree has the job of providing nectar and to make it easy for bees to find where the nectar is and to find a landing place to reach the nectar without much trouble.
What is the role of the first or "mother" buzz, to keep the consistency of the reader's comment? It is to provide the nectar so that bees may find it of the quality they desire to convert it to honey. If a thinking bee does find my nectar relevant and converts the nectar to honey then that is the real success. The whole idea is to grow an idea in value. Turning nectar into honey is exactly the real monitor of success. This serves beautifully the concept of beBee as the platform for turning nectar-like ideas to honey.
The distortion is in our standing what success is. Success isn't localized to the individual and its boundaries encompass others. This is the role of team leaders- to convert the nectar of ideas into honey-like products. It is not the role of a tree to produce honey s much as it is not the role of a bee to produce nectar. It is the role of a leader to direct the bees to where nectar is so that the bees may produce the highest quality of honey possible.
When we fail to understand the integration of tasks we fail even to appreciate the quality of honey produced. That is the problem with the message I received. It turns a lovely daughter buzz from a great quality honey to one of even toxic honey. Heating honey with negative thinking shall only lower the quality of honey and deprive it of its value. But that is my next buzz.
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