Hello Happy, Meet Challenging!

This blog post will deal with dealing with people. I have another blog which also deals with a similar topic ( fuckwith.news.blog ), but it is actually more focused on news and communications. Here, I want to (yet again [ see also “Hello Strangers“, from which the featured image is sourced ] ) make connections between people, to bring people who may not be aware of each other into contact with their different views, perspectives, opinions, and maybe even open up some “doors of perception” (which is, I believe, a quote book title from someone Aldous Huxley which apparently inspired the name for Jim Morrison’s band).

Today, I want to cite two blogs which posted closely related topics:

I wanted to share with you on how to cultivate happiness when blogging whether it’s towards others or yourself.

https://new-lune.com/2022/07/05/how-to-cultivate-happiness-when-blogging

My emotional state can swing wildly depending on the day. My go to instinct is to want to hole up and be alone to wallow in my bad mood, however I know I feel much better by talking about my pain and getting things done. That’s therefore a constant challenge I’m tackling.

https://sage-and-serendipity.com/2022/07/05/hello-again

In my opinion, “flow” is the stuff that happens (in the brain) when we start out with challenging and attempt to move towards happiness.

PS: Oh, I almost forgot! 😯 I also wanted to connect this with Mark Manson (see: “I believe mental health and self-improvement are not something for the few or the privileged, but rather they should be a right for anyone who has taken on the responsibility to improve themselves” [ https://funny.health.blog/2021/09/16/i-believe-mental-health-and-self-improvement-are-not-something-for-the-few-or-the-privileged-but-rather-they-should-be-a-right-for-anyone-who-has-taken-on-the-responsibility-to-improve-themselves ] — and of course I should add: “not only themselves, Mark, but also each other, too! 😉 )

Update about related sites

This is a small update about the related sites shown in the sidebar of this site at right (near the bottom).

Up until now, these site were primarily “business” oriented (and you can still see their RSS feeds by visiting the “Business Networks” site). Now, the sites listed here will be more focused on individuals, personality, individual’s behaviors, views, perspectives, etc.

Accordingly, this site itself will be even more focused on actually building connections (and in particular: personal connections). In other words: I think I will mainly list information about people who explicitly express a wish to connect with others.

If you are also interested in other aspects of life related to connecting with other people, please also check out (and / or follow) those other related sites listed in the right-hand column.

Thanks!

I don’t know if I should feel flattered or offended

IMHO if someone pays attention to you, then you should feel flattered, not offended:

I was contacted via a message sent with Gmail by a person claiming to be responsible…

There are 4 key values that we find important when traveling: improving our environmental impact, deeper personal experiences, more meaningful social relations, and supporting the local economy – Less Travel

Yet, I do admit that being stalked, doxed, or anything like that feels more like an invasion of personal privacy… well, I guess that could indeed be considered offensive.

Christmas Time is Here

I’m pretty much guaranteed to be happy whenever I see a new post from Josepha — I simply think she is super-smart and also a very aware and sensitive person towards the people around her:

What are you particularly grateful for?

Happy Thanksgiving! | Shedding Light (josepha.blog)

Too many things to mention, but obviously:

  1. Josepha
  2. Matt (Mullenweg)
  3. The WordPress community
  4. In particular (and also beyond the WP community): people who are not only open to collaboration, but even seek out to collaborate on projects … and here I mean particularly the willingness to engage in work with potential for rewards other than plain and simply monetary / financial interests. Granted, this requires a great deal of experience, wisdom, insight and such… so when it does show up, I do acknowledge what a great treasure and wonderful thing it is.
  5. These are just a few things I wish to mention here. There are also many more things I am also grateful for — for example: Holly Cole.

Herding Millennials — a new agenda for tech?

Another little “deviation from the normal” post.

Starring yet again Caralyn (thanks for the tip), with hat tips to Velda & Josepha. This is a particular threesome of intelligent thinkers (see the linked-to posts for more about some of their intelligent thoughts) I totally hope they will collaborate and exchange ideas — not only with each other, but also with all of us… the global commmunity… of things, or beings, or whatever (haha, well just don’t “nevermind” 😉 ).

Caralyn’s post addresses a new REALLY BIG SHOW on Netflix (actually more than one, but do go ahead and read all about it on her post) … called “The Social Dilemma”. I haven’t watched it — I’m not that kind of consumer… I will listen to you, but if you start treating me like your slave, well then I don’t care about what you think you have that’s worthy of me paying attention to (because in my humble opinion it simply isn’t … at least not in that case). Whatever (yes, do nevermind 😉 ).

Well, so the question this persuasion geek is pushing (see Tristan Harris’ website for more details) is: Should we trust these algorithm-gurus who have been fucking up so royally for decades … should they now be trusted to program algorithms, computer programs, silicon chips — whatever — for the “guidance” of our kids? Um, some of you might remember this (be sure to click the “watch” link if you don’t 😉 ). In other words: HELL, NO!!

What we need is HUMAN INTELLIGENCE, nature, natural processes, evolution, whatever — NOT “Humane AI”. Just say no to having some 1000 elite narcissists programming what you are thinking, doing, whatever!

Um, with that, back to our… regularly… scheduled… whatever (nevermind).