In the current world, so overloaded with images of equally unreal and ideal beauties, no longer human, more of an android sf movie, hearing is on demand.
Listening became a virtue rediscovered over and over again.
As not being from the strikingly beautiful club, clearly, I've always had good listening skills.
I liked to hear, and sit silent when other spoke.
Observing them, trying to see through.
Which is why Lie to Me is my top 3 favourite, which I mention recently by the way:)
Yet, when I write this, I realise how few of the key facts from my so called everyday life somehow slipped through.
How I haven't noticed minor things which, if noticed, would have saved me hell of a trouble now.
Silliness is not a state of mind. But it is not a phase in life, either.
I recently read somewhere, probably on FB..., that quote:
'don't take your life too seriously; no one gets out of it alive'
And I know how cliche that sounds, but actually it finally reached me:
I will never ever get that hour back.
I won't be able to live that day twice.
I will not see the same people at the same time ever again.
Rather than moaning about it (which I could have MBA in by now, by the way), it's much better to live.
Not overthink what's going on. Not get frustrated by little things. Not see myself as others might probably see.
Look at self, and decide what I want, and get it.
As simple as that.
Cause only when I am happy with what is going on, and how I feel, only then others will get a glimpse of that happiness, too.
I just thought that it would be good for me to have that note somewhere here about my 3 best tv series.
3 I actually watched.
The first one is quite obvious: it's the game of thrones.
While I enjoyed the books a lot, it came to me that since watching the episodes I actually think of the books through what I saw on screen. And it's only sometimes different from what I saw with my mind's eyes. And I don't mind it at all.
The next 2 I was lucky enough to be given by a friend of mine (the one you don't happen to have many in your life, that will listen to you, and write you back even if you 'ignore' him for good few months and don't email, or contact, or anything - which has its explanation but still it's ignorance - tested and proved, (un)fortunately).
So these are Lie to Me, and Californication.
The first, if anyone haven't seen it before, is a great great idea wrapped around a psychological concept. Or the other way round, depending how you look at it. All served in a charming and funny way, with the main character being neither handsome, really, nor sleek. But one of those you wish you've met in real life. Easily enchanting.:)
And then, the last one. With main character again being well yes handsome this time, but definitely not sleek. Or sleek, but not groomed. Yet surrounded by a massive amount of beautiful women. Yet not irritating. Despite obvious thoughts around lack of strong female characters I really enjoyed it.
My current read is Philip K Dick: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
A phrase from page 34:
'He wondered, now, about her, too. Some female androids seemed to him pretty; he had found himself physically attracted by several, and it was an odd sensation, knowing intellectually that they were machines but emotionally reacting anyhow.'
Would I like to live in this world?
Not for all the time, but I'd like this idea for a month. Or two.
The concept of singularity is really intriguing me lately. The one that, since artificial intelligence is being developed at a much quicker pace to the one of humans, eventually the day may come when the people are being managed and controlled by the machines.
It happens now, with emergency units and critical care provided to those with serious illnesses. Yet, it's being supervised by other people.
What if there were no others? Just technical equipment?
Quite a read, and quite a thought I have in result...
I was listening to a really eye-opening podcast last night.
(Figured out that if you cannot sleep, and your thoughts, however pleasing, make you a yawning wreck the next morning - you can spend that sleepless time with a valuable audio, and almost drift away - not very good from rehealing process point of view, and brain recharge, but at least gives your eyes some rest.)
It was all about PR.
And I can see now all of these 3 people reading this are getting a bit irritated (hopefully;), or bored (probably) to the point they leave.
So now it's just me:)
The summary of the podcast:
It's not about PR these days. You cannot get the right message through unless you really believe in what you say, unless you know why you want to say it, unless you get the 'now it's the time' attitude.
It's all about the story.
And as an entrepreneur, who is looking for publicity, you should be fully aware of what's different, and unique about your activities, or you.
Otherwise, you should just quit the whole self-employed / limited company endeavor you are trying to get successful with, and - according to the speaker - 'get a real job'.
My view on things:
I appreciate all the details the speaker kindly shared with us, the audience.
You cannot ignore her 20+ years experience in journalism, and the depth of her understanding of what the good story promoting your business really is, and really should be.
However, I find her attitude to a lack of confidence every - and I know it, so I can definitely stand for what I'm saying here:) - every entrepreneur sometimes faces, I find it wrong.
You are not always sure what is it that you do so well.
Sometimes is subconscious.
Sometimes it's all about simple things, and you are yet to discover its uniqueness.
Sometimes you get lost.
These are all completely understandable, and normal feelings.
And if, by any chance, you approach an expert in promoting in any of these moments, the last thing you need is this - oh, you don't know what is good about your business, then go away.
I can't sleep recently.
It's not like total insomnia, but close.
Well, not really, I'm exaggerating a little bit (teetering at the verge of exaggeration, to be precised;).
I can sleep, but then I don't really feel I need to.
Which is silly, obviously, as brain needs to rest, and clear, and dispose of all the unnecessary thoughts, or unfinished lines that I will never ever go back to...
I run on adrenaline. And desire. And thoughts which are neither unnecessary, or random. But yes, they require action. And completion.
(Reading the above though, you don't need to be an inquisitive reader to discover that huge vocabulary seems to be not a friend of mine these days. Has it ever been, is another question... It's all about 'I', and 'And' - what a great area for improvement there alone....:)
I'm thinking, it's all wonderful, Microsoft hololens, go pros, Apple watches and so on.
It's great, you can actually immerse into the world of your imagination.
You're there, in the centre of things.
You can see it all.
But you miss a touch.
Of the other person next to you.
Immersed in their own world of imagination.
This is a raw version of an article I wrote for trustedcosmetics.com 2 weeks ago.
Hope all of my 2 readers will find it interesting;)
Humans need to drink water to survive. Your body is approximately 60 percent water, your brain is 70 percent water, and your lungs are nearly 90 percent water. Each day, your body must replace 2.4 liters -- or about 2.5 quarts of water -- through ingested liquid and foods.
Ok, we all know that, or need to try really really hard to be oblivious to that.
Yet, there are still very many people, of different ages, who ignore that.
What's more, some of them avoid drinking water, but happily invest in expensive beauty and skincare products, to make their skin look better.
Let me tell you this: to let the surface glow you need to give it nutritional basis.
Otherwise, you're skinned. More literal than you think.
What if you tend to forget about drinking water? Set an alarm clock for every 2 hours , reminding yourself to drink a glass of water.
If you're a breastfeeding mum, make sure you drink at least a glass of water right after each feed. Yes, that includes night ones, too.
Still not convinced? ...
Have you ever seen a prune? Would you like your skin to look like that? Or rather like that of a juicy peach?
Both options available. Both within easy reach...