I went to TEDxSanDiego today. It’s the third one that they’ve had, and I have been blessed to be at all of them. It was a great time hearing so many wonderful speakers. It was great to meet amazing people, … Continue reading
You can tell alot about a person by the Quality of the Questions they ask. We ask questions of people and try to figure out who they are by their answers. That’s how most people do it. Judge by the … Continue reading
pres·enceNoun/ˈprezəns/ 1. The state or fact of existing, occurring, or being present in a place or thing. 2. A person or thing that exists or is present in a place but is not seen: “the monks became aware of a … Continue reading
…….in your mind. No matter what it is – whatever you think in your mind, it will always seem like more. There’s something about how it sits in our minds that makes it seem bigger in some way. If you’re … Continue reading
….is never about the person that receives the letter. The love letter is always about the person that writes it. There is nothing as pure and nothing that clearly demonstrates one’s identity like a lover letter is able to. When … Continue reading
…..can sometimes become so real that you can actually experience that character as if they weren’t fictional. You can talk about them with your friends as if they were real. You actually know them like you know your neighbor. Now … Continue reading
Sometimes you just need to hear a few words put together in a different way and you get a whole new experience with the idea. I heard Mike Rowe from Dirty Jobs say this on his show. I don’t even … Continue reading
….I would have chicken, broccoli, and lentils. I wanted to put sushi for every meal, but I think I would die. I could possibly live on rice and eggs. This was an interesting idea to me. I don’t even know … Continue reading
Part of my research focuses on Virtual Reality. A major perspective of my research has to do with how we interact in virtual space. Recently, I heard someone describe the mind as a Virtual Reality Generator. It generates sensory stimuli … Continue reading
In 1956, George Miller wrote a paper that suggested that the number of objects that a human mind can hold is 7 plus or minus 2. Here’s a wikipedia article that explains it. You mind can hold 7 or so … Continue reading
….or at least it should. You know what I’m talking about – when you are learning and growing. It’s almost like your mind is expanding – right between your ears. It’s that feeling of taking in information and new experiences. Actually, it’s not just your mind expanding, but your sense of identity and self just grows. I know it’s such a generic thing that I’m describing, but growth feels good. Sometimes there is pain associated with growth and that definitely doesn’t feel good, but eventually it can lead to growth. When you feel it and know it – you’ll know it because it feels good.
I was recently talking to a fellow blogger about how they have a friend that has taken their online social media behavior offline. Their friend has a condition that doesn’t allow them to leave the house. Social media is the perfect outlet for someone that does not get much face to face interaction. This individual is on Facebook all the time, and they “like” and “comment” on everything that their circle of friends has posted.
We all have friends that spend way too much time online and comments on everything that you and your friends post. But during a rare offline gathering of these friends, this particular individual (the one that doesn’t get out much and is stuck at home often) had to “like” and “comment” on everyone’s face to face conversation. They had taken their online behavior and had integrated it into their offline (face to face) interactions.
The behavior online is no different than a face to face interaction – well, in the mind anyway. Your online behavior will affect your offline, real world interactions with people. The reason why is that all interaction comes from the same place. Whether you’re online or face to face, your ideas originate from you heart, from your mind.
The opposite can also be true – for the same reason. Have you observed “facebook-like” behaviors in your interactions with your friends-offline?