Unexpected Passion Migrations

Unexpected Passion Migrations

Google celebrates today the 384th birthday of Antonie van Leeuwenhoek. I wanted to know more about him and found out that he was Dutch being a tradesman and scientists. He is commonly known as "the Father of Microbiology", and considered to be the first microbiologist, according toΒ Wikipedia.

I pondered because this is unusual mix of jobs. More stunning is that this gentleman started his career in trading in which his family was experienced. He had no formal education in science and yet he became the first microbiologist. Is that easy to achieve? What would make him get distracted from what he knew well to a science field hat he knew very little about?

We are not talking about ordinary achievements that many scientists brag about. More we are talking about pioneering works that disrupted our thinking positively for generations. It was he who discovered bacteria, free-living and parasitic microscopic protists, sperm cells, blood cells, microscopic nematodes and rotifers, and much more. His researches, which were widely circulated, opened up an entire world of microscopic life to the awareness of scientists. Luckily, he revealed his passion by this glorious quote " . . . my work, which I've done for a long time, was not pursued in order to gain the praise I now enjoy, but chiefly from a craving after knowledge, which I notice resides in me more than in most other men. And therewithal, whenever I found out anything remarkable, I have thought it my duty to put down my discovery on paper, so that all ingenious people might be informed thereof". Antony van Leeuwenhoek. Letter of June 12, 1716

Unexpected Passion Migrations

As strange as it may be van Leeuwenhoek benefited from a book that was published earlier on microscopy by Robert Hooke. This man had a architecture background, but his passion for innovative research made him rich. However; his thirst for more recognition for his works from his colleagues led him to tensioned relationships, which eventually got him sick. I mentioned recently that this gentleman was the first to show that cork and other materials are formed of cells. A new and challenging conflicts are ready for storytellers.

Human resources are trying to find today T-Shaped candidates who know one subject very well and a host of others as well making the top of the T. Where is the passion? Robert Hooke and Antony van Leeuwenhoek created more exciting jobs than thousands of business people or scientists combined. The migration away from what we are passionate for to what pays more is deadlocked. It is not going to create enough jobs; and only for the lucky few.
Jobs emerge when people do what they have passion for and not that what pays more.


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Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#48
Simon Gray= I couldn't agree more with you "Sometimes the smallest things generate the most pleasure". This is the Butterfly Effect in action. We tend to give only negative meanings to it, but correctly you give a powerful example of its positivity. Than you for your kind words.

Lisa Gallagher

Lisa Gallagher

4 years ago #38

#46
Awe, that makes me feel special that I voiced your heart Ali Anani, because I see your heart as pure!!

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#45
This is the essence of life and I say BRAVO dear Lisa Gallagher as you voiced out my heart

Lisa Gallagher

Lisa Gallagher

4 years ago #36

Leeuwenhoek's work was done because he craved knowledge, not to gain praise. Isn't that how we all should look at life? Whatever I do isn't to gain recognition but rather to either, gain knowledge or help another- purely for the reason of wanting to help, not because I feel I have to. I would never want anyone to feel indebted to me either, it's the circle of life as I see it.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#43
Love your art spirit my devoted researcher dear Milos Djukic

Milos Djukic

Milos Djukic

4 years ago #34

A great person deserves no less: Antony van Leeuwenhoek. Thank you dear Ali Anani.

Milos Djukic

Milos Djukic

4 years ago #33

#28
#37 #35 #31 A great example of Ali Anani. We're all a minority of one.

Milos Djukic

Milos Djukic

4 years ago #32

#28
#31 A great example of dear Ali Anani. We're all a minority of one.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#37
My dear brotherVincenzo De Florio- so glad to read your insightful comment. I am sure when you know more about van Leeuwenhoek, the more you shall admire him. Like knowing you

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#36
yes, dear debasish majumder and your great example of Newton extends the range of relevant ones.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#33
My dear Amina Alami- yes, I fully concur with your comment and that we may follow our passion gradually than never following it. Thank you.

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

4 years ago #28

I love this πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€— @Deb Helfrich and Fully agree with you. "What we do in each buzz, in each hexagon of the hive, scales so beautifully into a whole eco-system of fractal wonder" #beBeesforever Passion is the key Deb even if it migrates each morning ! With this key we can unlock any door ☺☺☺☺☺

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

4 years ago #27

I love this πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€— Deb Helfrich and Fully agree with you. "What we do in each buzz, in each hexagon of the hive, scales so beautifully into am of fractal wonder" #beBeesforever Passion is the key Deb even if it migrates each morning ! With this key we can unlock any door ☺☺☺☺☺

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#28
You are becoming fast the Lady of Wonderment dear Deb Helfrich. What a brilliant comment that you wrote. Converging and diverging- and how to reward the true diversion drivers (generalists) is a hugely innovative idea. I highlight the name of dear Milos Djukic for you rightly highlighted his first name in your comment. I am sure Milos shall find this comment by Deb so enriching and rewarding. I DO love to hear the feedback of Milos on this. I have some initial ideas. Deb, as for your writing "What we do in each buzz, in each hexagon of the hive, scales so beautifully into am of fractal wonder" I am all the way with you.

Sara Jacobovici

Sara Jacobovici

4 years ago #25

#28
I consider your comment "pure gold" Deb Helfrich. Thought you might find this link of interest https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/new-professionals-interconnected-world-fabio-marzocca?trk=prof-post.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Sara Jacobovici by publishing a great buzz titled Be Passionate. It is a great idea to read both buzzes as one bundle. https://www.bebee.com/producer/@sara-jacobovici/bee-passionate

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#25
Dear Sara Jacobovicin to your forthcoming buzz.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#25
Dear Sara Jacobovici tour forthcoming buzz.

Sara Jacobovici

Sara Jacobovici

4 years ago #21

#24
Dear Ali Anani' comment. I was interrupted and have returned only to read your question. My buzz centers on your use of the word migration. I will posting my perspective "outside of the comment box" soon.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

I have a question to the readers of this buzz and may be you could help me find an answer. None of the previous comments referred to the title of the buzz. Migration of emotions from business orientation to scientific discovery orientation is more than that. It is the migration of passion towards money to the less initially less-attractive options from a financial standpoint. Or, my use of the word migration wasn't appealing. I shall appreciate your feedback.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#22
Fatima Williams. This time you offer indirectly a new key indicator of engagement and loyalty to beBee. The more it is the three meals of the day, the more the engagement is. Bravo Fatima as you are becoming the Success Formula Generator and A Key Performance Indicators Generator as well.

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

4 years ago #18

I feel like I'm on top of the world when I inspire great minds like yours Ali Anani for making this happen #beBeesforever

Sara Jacobovici

Sara Jacobovici

4 years ago #17

#20
Can't thank you enough Ali Anani.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#18
Saw right meaning that I am as right as a so sharp saw dear Sara Jacobovici. I have just shred your buzz on duality (Part 3) dear Sara and it is so And Saw absorbing. I provide a short link again for the interested readers. http://bit.ly/2dFcYDd

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#17
Harvey Lloyd- one experience that I shall never forget is my PhD exam. In the discussions, i explained why using the most up-to-date technologies (including NMR that time) showed that mechanism A overruled mechanism B. I passed the exam with a request to change one line from confirms mechanism A to consistent with mechanism A. I was mostly teasing myself because you reminded me of this experience my friend and I agree with you. Yes, I made the correction.

Sara Jacobovici

Sara Jacobovici

4 years ago #14

#12
You saw right dear Ali Anani for contributing to and inspiring a wonderful formula.

Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

4 years ago #13

#16
I agree but wanted to stay away from absolutes. As a pioneer i value your opinion and wish to add to my wisdom which you so often do Ali Anani. So you will find that i use the were probably and probable to leave open the possibility of variations. But in this case i would state with a high degree of absolute, external forces as a driver of our motivation will end with bitterness and dissatisfaction.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#15
Harvey Lloyd- I agree this time only 95% . You wrote "Probably would end poorly if external forces were guiding our motivation. Many questions and not enough lifetimes to explore". I would certainly remove the word probably. Internal motivation beats the mercenary external motivations. Sometimes the external motivation of threat or punishment might win, but only for a while.

Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

4 years ago #11

#13
Ali Anani Excellent point. I had not considered the mandate of conformities direction, internal vs external. This certainly does speak to motivation being from either of the same two places. Probably would end poorly if external forces were guiding our motivation. Many questions and not enough lifetimes to explore.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#11
How true and powerful your comment dear Sara Jacobovici comment. I appreciate your encouragement.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#10
Harvey Lloyd- I agree fully with your writing " Conformity to a certain set of absolutes seems to divide us as people". SOmebody might ask but tree leaves conform to certain arrangement and then why not us? The difference is ocean apart. In the trees case conformity comes from within with no external commandment; in contrast to what we do as conformity is enforced from outside. I have the feelings lots of people mix the two.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#9
Thank you dear Fatima Williams mentioned wonderment. Is the expanded formula then Wonderment + passion + doing something different? I can see the eyes of Sara sparkling with a new buzz.

Sara Jacobovici

Sara Jacobovici

4 years ago #7

Your great buzz brings out the passion in me Ali Anani. You remind me that the passion comes from seeing the world with wonderment and then how each element sparks our ability to see the next and so on. If we narrow our scope of "expertise" and limit the connections of what we know with everything else attached to it, our passion is not fueled and dies out.

Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

4 years ago #6

Ali Anani thanks for your research on this subject. It was enlightening and at the same time challenging. "Pioneering works" this comment arose in me the challenges of today that our youthful pioneering spirit is somehow being erased from us. Conformity to a certain set of absolutes seems to divide us as people. (A much deeper topic that requires its own tome.) When we do occasion to meet a pioneering spirit it is so easy to get caught up in their excitement and mystery of the unknown. One might believe that your comment surrounding the pioneer would be one that our educational community would include in their debates. It's not what has been created that is important, but what you shall create with it.

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

Ali Anani Great story of Antonie. It tells us why we don't need to be an expert at something to make a change or do something different. All we need is the passion and drive to do something different :)

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

I wish to share with you my response to a lovely comment on this shared post on LI STENGER Luc- Somehow your comment brought a term to my mind, which I haven't read before. It is "contamination of emotions". Will such emotions bring involvement in work? Will greed emotions for money only make a brain scientist a great one? I deeply thank you my friend for arousing my mind.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#5
WOW! I love solid comments that add flesh and this comment of yours dear Mohammed Sultan does perfectly well. Your IBM example is a recent one and leads to to the same conclusions arrived at from much older examples. "It's not also necessary to stem out of one's core skills ,but requires a clear vision and self-awareness of our expectation boundaries", and I agree with you. May be being affectionate to what they all did not only focused their attention on what they love doing, but also in "forgetting" that they all lacked the proper scientific orientation. They found new paths, invented simple, but working equipment that opened the world's eyes to the million opportunities that were about to emerge.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#3
Big Afwan, dear friend

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#1
I love your comments dear Praveen Raj Gullepalli for they are always deep, refreshing and mind-triggering. Yes, it amazes me my friend that the two pioneers of microbiology and microscopy didn't have a degree in science or came from families with research background. For me, no matter what the job requirements are and the qualifications are a passionate person shall do more because this person works with his mind and heart. Yes, affinity or whatever we need strong emotional contact with what we do. How correct you are to write "Amazing affinity and application indeed! Knowledge is no longer an end in itself for many, it is but the means".

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