Dare to be uplifting


by Daniel Arthur J., September 26, 2014


People need to feel wanted, respected, and hopeful.

Red Rock Canyon, Mojave Dessert, April, 2014 by D.A. Jones

Red Rock Canyon, Mojave Dessert, April, 2014 by D.A. Jones

In this new age of easy contact it is too easy to not really make contact. A person can manage many relationships with others, and feel pretty fulfilled. I don’t think it’s that way for a lot of others – including their contacts. These contacts feel rejected very easily, get lost, lose hope, and often wander into poor ideology. Perhaps that is what is fueling so much violence on the planet.

I can imagine that a relatively immature young person with a feeling of loss could easily find organized, armed struggle as an outlet for their loss of hope. They can have a religious zealot pushing them, get together with real people, and get directed and motivated toward violent ends. They are like zombies really. They have a purpose that’s not really theirs. They would rather have hope, work or study, have a place to call home, and have a close relationship with someone they care for.

Somehow I believe our current technological advancement is creating this huge sense of loss and being lost. Too much promise or hopes that are dashed without a second thought. There is no recourse. People give up until the bad elements find them, and soon enough they are directing their very real anger at the rest of us.

How do we turn this situation around? Society is becoming more cold and heartless in this regard with social networking. I don’t think it is on purpose or even that we are conscious of this cold and heartless behavior. We think of the positive contact and not the easy, cold shut off. Your emotions and feelings are activated, and “Bam!” they are shut down by someone – not gently like with true human contact. They are not able to see that you care.

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Read, interact, think and create.

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Make sure you take care of the essentials even as you help others -

Get enough sleep

Eat right

Exercise plenty

Keep in touch with loved ones

Be ready to vote

Vote for people that want to make the world better especially for the disadvantaged, and not for people that want to make things harder for all but the wealthy

Contribute to help with unfortunate disasters like the Ebola outbreak

Prevent problems – voting correctly helps with this

Be caring, mindful of others


Digital uncertainty

Skis in grooves for classic cross-country action

Skis in grooves for classic cross-country action

This is a time of uncertainty like many others in the progression of humanity. It is important to maintain our composure and continue to advocate for a fair, just and compassionate society. Whether at home, next door or abroad the best things in life should be available to everyone, and everyone should want to live in a sustainable green world.

Many groups and discussions on social networking sites discourage or forbid politics. Sometimes that is appropriate; however, political discussions should be encouraged. People need to practice political discourse in order to discover their voice. It is not necessary to get heated and shout down each other when discussing political topics. Allow and encourage reasonable discussions of political opinions.

It is time to mature and realize that encouraging the expression of political views will contribute to the improvement of the human condition. People the world over deserve better and will contribute better to everyone’s success, if they are drawn into open forums. Take off the blinders and try to understand the plight of fellow inhabitants of Earth. Reduce the uncertainty in the digital age by encouraging the telling of stories – even stories with political messages.

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How can information uncertainty impact sales? Many businesses are constantly dealing with this issue. Consumers are sifting through the straw of marketing information for the golden nuggets they are after. The messages many competitors send out are purposefully misleading and deceptive. This creates a combination of unnecessary hesitation to purchase and poor choices.

Social networking gives a business the opportunity to make more direct connections with potential customers. A direct message can be communicated in a timely way and reach many consumers at once. It is critical to work hard at helping your users have as close to perfect information as possible. The higher the quality and integrity of the information provided by a seller, the more likely a consumer will have a desire to repeat the experience.

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Daniel A. Jones, February 26, 2012