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Connecting Dots #1 and #2

Last Week in Mid October,

Dot #1: Voices were heard against violence in video games and a loud backlash was heard against the people who speak out against this violence

Dot #2: More shootings – in a another school; of another police person; another government attacked

Yes, Dots 1 and 2 are directly connected. There is a cause and effect. We are a society that continues to glorify violence and killing. Killing is good in war. Killing is heroic. Killing is a badge of honor. Killing and violence makes a man out of a boy. Killing and violence wins the game. Killing and violence is fun.

Growing, cultivating, giving life, giving birth is applauded as none of those things. Growing food is only for survival. Growing and sowing is a chore. Growing up is painful. Growing up is necessary evil. Growing up is an obligation. Growing and birthing is women’s work. Growing and birthing is dirty work. Continue reading

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ABC Resolution: light bulbs

light bulbs

June 4 – June 17
What if turning on ideas was as easy as turning on light bulbs?

Popularized in early cartoons, the iconic light bulb above the head has become the universal symbol for an idea. Ideas may be great or not so great. Idea light bulbs emit the powerful glow needed to grow every part of work. They may be large or small, come from you, your fellow employees or business associates. None are insignificant. You may not utilize all the ideas you have or come your way. But if you only see your own light, you will miss the brightness emanating from others.

Some businesses buy light bulbs from outside the company because the light needed must sometimes be found in other places. Some businesses go elsewhere because their internal layers are so thick their own light cannot filter through them, either down from the top or up from above. If you find yourself fumbling in the dark, start turning on the light bulbs of ideas everywhere. Turn on the individual task lights and the personal desk lamps. Turn on the big ceiling lights and unblock the windows. Let the light of all ideas shine brightly. Flip the switch.

 resolve to: grow glow

 

MIcroaggression

Microaggression – I finally have a name for a very real and rapidly growing problem. One I have experienced on numerous occassions over the last few years.

 

Thank you to Columbia University professor of psychology and education Dr. Derald Wing Sue for his work in this area (and the above video). I look forward to reading his book. Also thank you to Gayle Kiser. Director of Communications and Marketing, CUPA-HR,  for her blog post I found that introduced me to the word.

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