Couldn’t have said it better – Thanks Hugh.
Ouch. This is one of those that you’d think, but never, ever in a million years say to someone.
Let’s face it, sometimes there’s just something holding you back. It’s not that you’re not in love. It’s not that you’re not compatible. It’s not that you’re not happy.
But on occasion, you see a side to someone’s personality that just terrifies you. It’s the monster that is scary enough that you take pause and think…..
For as long as I can remember I was schooled and saw others schooled in the art of sharing. When my son was younger I can remember reminding him to share his toys with other children. Extra piece of food at a meal? Share it. See someone who needs something you have? Share it. It’s something I always believed helped make us better people in the long run.
Now as an adult I realize that society has changed and sharing is now more suspect than not.
So why now am I even bothering to keep doing so? Like most of the living I have had decades of life altering experiences , many heart wrenching life stopping moments and every thing that can be experience between. I recently decided to change my life in more ways then one.
I changed my lifestyle to a more healthful one, changed my personal life to leave behind baggage I’ve held on to way too long, changed my career path and decided to expand my horizons about how I define sharing.
So what is the definition of sharing?
- To divide and parcel out in shares; apportion.
- To participate in, use, enjoy, or experience jointly or in turns.
- To relate (a secret or experience, for example) to another or others.
- To accord a share in (something) to another or others.
Basically for me sharing is the new way I tithe back to society. I use to tithe to the religious organization I was reared under and with. Then as I became more aware I tithed to the local homeless shelters and food banks. Then domestic abuse shelters and finally I found what works best for me.
Everyday I try to tithe 10% of my waking hours and a 10% of my income to those around me. It might be the down on their luck couple at Circle K without enough gas money, it might be part of the lunch I brought, it might be the smile I share but basically it’s something I offer and experience daily.
Sharing your smile, lunch, a book or just a joke which can brighten your day more than you realize. So what if occasionally you encounter nothing but negative around you and feel like not bothering. Share something and feel the difference around you!
Here’s to the power of sharing!
For the past two months I’ve been running a large project for the world’s largest provider of higher education and have not really had a lot of time to post.
During that time I kept seeing signs of what I call the start of the human-machine convergence. Yes, I know there are precedents for this and these are not the “true first signs”.
I’m interested for another reason, the way it is being marketed. For some reason it’s being commercialize this holiday season. Several “toys” are being promoted to consumers that allow brain reading to control objects in front of you.
Mattel and StarWars Science are both offering these toys at your local Walmart or Target. But good luck finding them, even with a $100+ price tag they appear to have sold out.
I don’t have the time to post all of my thoughts, and came across this article below that sums up what I was missing above. Have fun and enjoy the read, let me know your thoughts too!
Thought Translator Knows Vowels from Consonants
Brain scanners can tell what you’re thinking about
Opportunities in Neuroscience for Future Army Applications
Toyota Unveils Wheelchair Propelled by Thoughts Alone
“Re-Industrialize the Planet”. A quick summary:
* The web is creating a global infrastructure for collaboration (which leads to disruption and confusion)
* As a result, all of our institutions have come to the end of their life-cycle
* The current recession is a crucial punctuation point in human history – the point where we said that we need to reset, the point where the industrial economy has finally run out of gas
* This paradigm shift is creating a crisis of leadership
* The Digital Natives are inheriting this situation – and they think very differently
* Kids are now the authority on many issues
* We have 40 years to re-industrialize the planet
The goal of ‘Quickies’ is to bring one of the most useful inventions of the 20th century into the digital age: the ubiquitous sticky notes. Sticky (a.k.a. Post-it) notes help us manage our to-do lists, tag our objects and documents and capture short reminders or information that we may need in the near future. Keeping track of these sticky notes is a difficult task in itself. They are yet-another passive pieces of paper. ‘Quickies’ are stickies that have some intelligence and the ability to remind us about the task we ought to perform or to provide us at the right time with the information we captured in the past. ‘Quickies’ enrich the experience of using sticky notes by allowing them to be tracked and managed more effectively. The project explores how the use of RFID, Artificial Intelligence and ink recognition technologies can make it possible to create intelligent sticky notes that can be searched, can send reminders and messages, and more broadly, can help us to seamlessly connect our physical and digital worlds.
Post it notes for the now – MIT Media Labs hits it out of the ballpark again.
i know you’ve heard of or visited LoLCats or Failblog, here is Ben the founder talking about one of my favorite subjects
how his company makes 7 figures in ad sales last year is due to this method of development
as many of my friends and family members know, i’ve been dreaming and planning my move to the Netherlands and possibly Amsterdam within the next decade to work with some of the most progressive technology folks i’ve ever met.
here is just another example of why i feel this way:
smart products that can change the world – they test them first in Amsterdam