Monthly Archives: January 2014

Recognition under one condition

loudWhen you turn on TV or browse the internet, the first common theme is about recognition. Every business wants to be visible, every person craves validation. The question remains as how we accomplish our recognition, which lately becomes for many as a perplexing endeavor.

We have to admit recognition becomes our daily chore. If you own a company, you want to attract as many customers as possible. If you want to become popular you have to make yourself visible. If you want to have friends you have to somehow find a common ground with others.

Let me explain something here. For some reasons nowadays, in order to achieve all those things mentioned above, you have to be LOUD, ENERGETIC, OUTGOING, CONFIDENT. In other words, there is no room for introverts anymore. Timid means weak.

And that makes me wonder. If everyone was an Alpha Person, people would never be able to get along, businesses wouldn’t be able to conduct their team efforts.

It is all about setting the right standards accordingly to each person. The advertisement world is full of loud commercials, where you can be the winner under certain conditions. You can be successful only if you are:

  •  confident
  • energetic
  •  fast
  • efficient
  • …..and of course lose weight

I believe everyone is talented, just not in the same manner. We can’t evaluate people based on their personalities. Timid people can contribute to the society as well.  Introverts are essential to bring balance into the world.

Don’t we crave for talented people with integrity. If we ask everyone to be certain way,  it means we ask some of them to pretend and be fake. Let’s not mold people accordingly to the current fashion.  Let everyone embrace their talents based on their abilities not the stereotypes. That way we let people utilize their whole potential, without changing who they really are.

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First Amendment-Protection for Bloggers

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According to Reuters, on January 17th the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco ruled that bloggers are protected by the First Amendment in the same manner as traditional journalists. It is a supreme victory for the growing community of bloggers, who are many times undermined and undervalued.

The free speech allows to express opinions and share knowledge without a fear of retaliation from others who might not agree or approve of certain outlook.

The court’s ruling carries significant importance in times where online blogging has become a common practice. Bloggers undertake the spectrum of many crucial issues, they let others to share their opinions and enable comprehensive dialogue.

For some people blogging is the way of expressing their own opinions, for others it is the only outlet. Here they can share their knowledge and passion for what they care for in life. For many others it is a window of opportunity to become visible to millions, specially in this world where individuality is being squished by mass media.

Internet gives everyone an equal chance to become noticed, validated, recognized. Nowadays recognition comes with the hard work, so why not ease this difficult process by protecting bloggers’ efforts. The online world enables everyone a chance of recognition; something that every human being craves for.

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Attractive CEO equals better performance on the market

Andrew Ross Sorkin crafted interesting article in the New York Times based on the study performed by the two scholars: Joseph T. Halford and Hung-Chia Hsu. The findings are astonishing. Who would even take under consideration attractiveness of the CEO  as one of the indicators to drive up the company’s profits?

Well, it seems numbers don’t lie. Scientists used face’s features to determine the beauty of the person.  The CEO of Yahoo, Marissa Mayer score was pretty close to Angelina Jolie’s.

Appearance generally shouldn’t matter, since we cannot alter our looks unless we undergo plastic surgery. Anyways. My point is that many people try to deny the fact that their appearance enabled them to achieve certain goals in life. They say If you work enough, study enough, and embrace the philosophy of perseverance and integrity your looks don’t really play significant role in life.

Well… Somehow world plays by a different kind of rules. Attractive people are better in negotiating, selling, in getting others attention. It is our human nature, that tempts us to trust more people who are  pretty. Maybe because people think of them as winners already.

I believe in balance. The inner beauty enables to embrace the outside beauty properly with respect and responsibility. Beautiful people have advantage that’s undeniable, I just hope that their attractiveness doesn’t overshadow what’s really important in life.

On the other hand Beauty has so many angles, for some it is about the geometry of the face, for others it is about that sparkle in someone’s eyes.   catEyes

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