Adult creativity: Why we should make time for play
We learn when we play as children, in fact this accounts for most of our early learning. Play acts as a learning laboratory for trying out different internal models on an external world. This is not dissimilar to our traditional brainstorming sessions.
|Play acts as a learning laboratory for trying out different internal models on an external world. This is not dissimilar to our traditional brainstorming sessions.|
|Play also helps our sense of independence, and shows that we do not have to be compliant.|
|Play provides a protected area for our dreams.|
|Play provides a way of managing tensions between what is and what can be.|
|Play is often accompanied by a particular state of mind.|
|Given that shared culture, values, myths, metaphors, visions and more are the basis of many of our social groupings both inside and outside the workplace, why do we not play more often?Read more at www.innovationtools.com|
|So my definition of manliness, like Aristotle’s and the Romans, is simple: striving for excellence and virtue in all areas of your life, fulfilling your potential as a man, and being the absolute best brother, friend, husband, father and citizen you can be. This mission is fulfilled by the cultivation of manly virtues like:|
“One day a monk fell down in the snow and cried out for help. Another monk came along and lay down beside him. The first monk got up and walked away.” – Zen Koan
I laughed out loud when I read this quote. This is recovery in action–perfectly expressing the essence of twelve step work. One addict helping another through identification. If you see a newcomer in recovery, you can share your story and explain that you were in their shoes. They gain hope in seeing that you are happy and content with your life in spite of your addiction. That is how we pass hope to the newcomer–through identification. That is why we must tell our stories of addiction before we explain how we achieved sobriety–so that the newcomer knows that we are true addicts and alcoholics just like they are.
You’re twenty eight years old, recently married, first child on the way, a successful community manager for a leading retailer, and part of your daily bread and butter is updating the feed on Facebook or Twitter. You’ll spend an hour a day looking through your well researched RSS feeds for one or two relevant articles to post, and perhaps another hour commenting on posts and enganging with your community. Your sorted, your cool, no worries there. Continue Reading
‘Artificial life’ breakthrough announced by scientists
|Scientists in the US have succeeded in developing the first living cell to be controlled entirely by synthetic DNA.|
|The advance, published in Science, has been hailed as a scientific landmark, but critics say there are dangers posed by synthetic organisms.|
|The researchers copied an existing bacterial genome. They sequenced its genetic code and then used “synthesis machines” to chemically construct a copy.|
|“This is the first time any synthetic DNA has been in complete control of a cell,” said Dr Venter.|
|But critics say that the potential benefits of synthetic organisms have been overstated.|
|Dr Gos Micklem, a geneticist from the University of Cambridge, said that the advance was “undoubtedly a landmark” study.|
|“But the risks are also unparalleled,” he continued. “We need new standards of safety evaluation for this kind of radical research and protections from military or terrorist misuse and abuse.|
Read more at news.bbc.co.uk
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