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Notes and tidbits posted on FB and Twitter. Part 112

Note 1: I take notes of books I read and comment on events and edit sentences that fit my style. The page is long and growing like crazy, and the sections I post contains months-old events that are worth refreshing your memory.

I’m stunned with talks and essays on “Futuristic trends”, intended for the “developed Nations”. Totally forgetful of the behaviors of the 6 billion wretched people, working hard to save a train ticket for the city.

Wretched people are cognizant of the power of monsoon. Rich people assume that well-built homes withstand these calamities. They can’t see the 10-meter waves crashing on: all windows and doors boarded.

Opinions: You know or Don’t know “scientifically” the subject matter.

Position in issues: You care and get engaged or don’t give a hoot. And keep your silence

It’s Not the same idea: The Style is different

The game is far more fun when done voluntarily: You step in the field and declare “I want to play”

Etre un professionael est au-dessus de ma patience

Kurds in Syria have No one to protect them but the State of Syria. The sooner they demand from the USA to vacate their military bases in North Syria, the higher the perception of confidence and integrity.

Temperature rise makes the ocean water too warm and prevents ocean water movement to travel from cold parts to warmer parts. Consequently, the diluted oxygen in water could no longer travel and the ocean stagnated and marine organism died.

Une facon comme une autre de vendre sa salade: l’ Amerique est terre d’election des puritains, alccoliques et de “enfoncez-vous-bien-dans-la-tete”.

Les riches partagent avec les pauvres des intestins nauseabonds: Personne ne se rendrait compte de cette verité si les riches prennent en charge la maintenance de leurs domiciles, par eux-meme

“Wars of choice“, decided by the 1% elite class in the “war industry” and the plunderer of other nations raw materials and oil.. and open market…

Visit Latin America, the non-Arab Africa, or the Philippines and you discover the dancing gait of people, the colorful dresses, and the generous genuine smiles.  The entire posture of the body, the gesture, and the gazing are seductive.

J’aime le grand air et marcher les champs, mais pas travailler la terre

Ce serait heureux de vivre dans un climat ou les fruits et la nourriture ne demandent pas de mains-d’oeuvres. En tout cas, qui ne faconne pas des gens violents et deprimes, ce qu’on appelle une terre qui “forme ces characters

Faut savoir choisir ou’ on dine: Tu ne veux pas la sauce d’aujourd’hui et la viande d’hier

Elle avait des mouvements de grande violence d’amour, mais pliait d’abords ses vetements

Le jeune homme travaillait l’ itineraire le soir: il est bon que les gens murs continuent a croire que la jeunesse est un miracle.

Il ne pouvait que tourner en rond sur la place de l’Etoile pour eviter l’orgueil des automobilistes: dans le monde moderne, si on s’arrete on est foutu.

J’aime bien ta conversation: tu te charge de tous les cliches et ca soulage

C’est facile d’etre audacieux dans ce pays: Dit ce que tout le monde peut voir en s’en donnant la peine.

 

 

The care and feeding (and shunning) of vampires

Seth Godin posted this Dec. 16, 2013

You have metaphorical vampires in your life.

Vampires, of course, feed on something that we desperately need but also can’t imagine being a source of food.

These are people that feed on negativity, on shooting down ideas and most of all, on extinguishing your desire to make things better.

Why would someone do that? Why would they rush to respond to a heartfelt and generous blog post with a snide comment about a typo in the third line?

Why would they go out of their way to fold their arms, make a grimace and destroy any hope you had for changing the status quo?

Vampires cannot be cured.

They cannot be taught, they cannot learn the error of their ways. Most of all, vampires will never understand how much damage they’re doing to you and your work. Pity the vampires, they are doomed to this life.

Your garlic is simple: shun them.

Delete their email, turn off comments, don’t read your one-star reviews. Don’t attend meetings where they show up. Don’t buy into the false expectation that in an organizational democracy, every voice matters.

Every voice doesn’t matter–only the voices that move your idea forward, that make it better, that make you better, that make it more likely you will ship work that benefits your tribe.

It’s so tempting to evangelize to the vampires, to prove them wrong, to help them see how destructive they are. This is food for them, merely encouragement.

Shun the ones who feed on your failures.


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