Tag Archives: thought

Conformity Box | Society like its rules and conformity. Dare to think “what if?” | HartHaiku.com

Conformity Box | Escape it

Creativity, the drive to invent something new and unique, is rooted in nonconformity. Where there is conflict, disparity or lack, answers are not usually found in the norm, or some mildly morphed version of it. Rather, solutions for big problems require creative thinking and big new ideas. Thought outside of the box.

The types of conformity and why we do it

This easy-to-read article What is Conformity? is a peek into the types of conformity, and why we do it. I didn’t realize there are types until now. However, what I already did know from living in several distinctly different cultures is this. Each one has its own unique group think, and a general need in the people within it to fit in. Also some cultures are less xenophobic than others, and will welcome an outsider more readily. Groups tend to view outsiders as a threat to the agreed upon group rules.

Stand outside of your culture and just observe

Being the outsider of a group provides a great opportunity to assess it. So, here’s a challenge for you. Pretend for a day or two that you are not part of the culture you live in, and observe as objectively as possible. What makes it tick? What cultural factors do you agree or disagree with? And then observe yourself, and the ways in which you adapt (or don’t) to group think and behavior.

Of course for a society to work, there needs to be a certain amount of cooperation and agreement within the group. However, let’s be careful not to lose our individuality, critical thinking skills, and creativity within it. These are valuable assets towards creating a truly evolved society.

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Virtual Reality | Technoloty lacks heart and soul and humanness. Put it in its place. | HartHaiku.com

Virtual Reality | Technology

How much of your reality is becoming virtual? Cell phone? Apps? TV? Computer? Technology is taking over our lives, slowly but surely. It used to be that when friends and family spent time together, it was direct human contact in shared physical space. During conversation, we picked up on each other’s vibes and energy. We shared our stories, activities, and we enjoyed the outdoors together.

Technology creates a void within us

Technology gives the illusion of “more connected” because we “know” more people, but it is distant and cold. Technology has its place, but we need to take care with it. If we are too dependent upon it for all of our human interaction, it creates a lonely void within us.

A must-watch commentary about how technology is destroying our attention span and critical thinking skills: the 13-minute video in Feel Like Time Is Speeding Up Lately…?

Inspirational Quote:

“I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots.”  ~ Albert Einstein

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Unison | Heart, mind, and vision, intention creates action. People have power. | HartHaiku.com

Unison | Raise your voice

Inspirational Quotes:

“There is a light in this world. A healing spirit more powerful than any darkness we may encounter. We sometime lose sight of this force when there is suffering, and too much pain. Then suddenly, the spirit will emerge through the lives of ordinary people who hear a call and answer in extraordinary ways.” ~ Richard Attenborough

“all streams flow to the sea because it is lower than they are. humility gives it its power. if you want to govern the people, you must place yourself below them. if you want to lead the people, you must learn how to follow them.” ~ Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

“A million workers workin’ for nothin’, You better give ’em what they really own.” ~ John Lennon, Power to the People

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Perspective | To understand you I must look through your lens too. Mine is not enough. | HartHaiku.com

Perspective | Is yours wide?

When interacting with others, do you try to see the situation from their point of view too? More on this at my post: Through your eyes.

And I like this article at Oprah.com, Dr. Phil: The Powerful Ability That Will Help You Manage Your Life.

Inspirational Quotes:

“Most misunderstandings in the world could be avoided if people would simply take the time to ask, “What else could this mean?” ~ Shannon L. Alder

“It is a narrow mind which cannot look at a subject from various points of view.” ~ George Eliot

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