We Build A Tiny World Four Ourselves

A key focus of my blog is Current Events. In current times the various forms of media available to us are shaping our perceptions of our world. It’s important to understand where we get our information and where it originates from. The following contributed post is entitled, We Build A Tiny World Four Ourselves.

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We carefully choose the news we want to listen to. Besides, if we find today’s events too depressing, all we need to do is to grab the remote control and change the channel. The earth has a circumference of 24,901 miles; surely, we can expect that one of our hundreds of TV channels would be able to cast a positive light on the planet. Unfortunately, journalists prefer to share bad news rather than letting us know about all the good things that are also happening. But, as we tell ourselves, the world is a big place. We just need to focus on the bits we enjoy the most.

And focusing is precisely what we all do. We zoom in until we find ourselves the unwilling prisoners of a tiny world’s view we’ve built around ourselves. As a result, what happens here matters more than the crisis destroying populations in places we don’t know. From a psychological perspective, we live in a small world. But, unlike the Disneyland ride, it’s not a world constructed on international unity and global peace. It’s a world that disrupts unity every day. It’s time to take a step back and escape our self-imposed mental prison.

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Who understands what’s happening outside?
While the news report on external events, very few reporters take the time to explain in detail what everything means. Many have only time to submit facts to the viewers or the readers before moving to the next fact. As such, if you want to understand something as complex as the US-Iranian relationships, you’ll need to find informative materials such as iranforeignpolicy.com to interpret the consequences of each event. Unfortunately, many of us choose to listen to the facts and ignore the rest. The truth is that not caring about foreign populations is not without risks. We too easily forget that most things are connected. In other words, it could also affect you. And even if it doesn’t, why shouldn’t we care when others suffer?

What’s your vision of America?
We are stuck in a false narrative. Black populations in the US exhibit mistrust about the success of their white neighbors. Call it the lasting trauma of the white supremacy. But, while this phenomenon affects their perception of reality, it also covers their blindspot. The US is not a black and white country. Hundreds of different people coexist, and many can lead a successful lifestyle – such as Asian demographics. Unfortunately, as long as we create a biased division of the world, we progress like a blind man, not knowing where we’re going or what is around us.

Opinions are everywhere, but understanding is gone
Facebook is an opinionated universe. People use their status update to share their views of this or that, as per theodysseyonline.com. However, social media platforms encourage real-time sharing, which gives little time to build an informed opinion. Instead, we follow misinformed and uneducated views because knowledge implies too much effort.

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It’s a small world we’ve built for ourselves. From a lack of interest in international events to biased perceptions, we have to learn about each other to remove our blinders. Unity lies in understanding, and with it comes peace of mind and between people.

So You Want To Minimize Your Footprint?

The first principle of my blog is Creating Ecosystems of Success. While vast, the world is a small place. As we all share this world, we can all play a major part in making it better. It’s the only world we have, and there are numerous ways we can do that. The following contributed post is entitled, So You Want To Minimize Your Footprint?

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In this day and age, we all know enough of what goes on in the world to care about being more responsible. You just cannot avoid it. The news is very much reporting of all of what goes on, and sustainability is finally on the rise. However, there are just too many people that then go on to assume they just cannot contribute. That their small efforts don’t make a difference. But they do. And so, let’s take a look at what you can do to minimize your footprint.

Avoid Waste

This first one is an easy one. Because it’s safe to say that we’re all wasting far too much in the world right now. We throw things away like it’s nobody’s business, and it’s time to change that. But how? If you can only consume what you need, and look to reduce your consumption altogether, it can really help. The less that you send to landfill, the better. So really try to recycle what you can.

Lend A Hand

But then also, you might want to physically get as involved as you can. When this is the case, you may find that helping out in community projects, or leading the way with big local initiates really helps you. So don’t be afraid to be a part of something bigger.

Get Smart
Also, you need to get smart about the recourses that you’re using. Use less, and know what you’re using. The infographic below can help you here.


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Has The World Gone Crazy?

One of the focuses of my blog is Current Events and Health and Wellness. As we’re riding into the New Year, it’s clear that we’re living in unprecedented times. Everywhere we look, we see alarming things in politics and the media which seems to be trickling down into everyday life. Numerous people are being silenced in the media, and relationships are dissolving based upon differing viewpoints. The following contributed post is entitled, Has The World Gone Crazy?

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Well, you have to admit, it definitely isn’t the place it once used to be. We get that some aspects of our changing world are totally amazing, but you have to look around and wonder, would it not be better for the whole world to be plunged into an old fashioned way of thinking. There are no so many rules and regulations that we have to follow for everything, and arguments over social media and through television programmes with regards to political matters is now out of control. In a world where the governments are always fighting, and there’s a new thing that you can’t say or do each day, how can you ever find peace amongst it all? Well, we have to say it’s not easy. Because for the most part, we can’t help but think that the world has just gone crazy! Carry on reading to find out more…

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The Politicians Have Gone Mad

This is definitely something that should be said. In the UK and US for example, the politicians of their governments are steering decisions that are quickly affecting the public. In the UK, you’ve got the whole Brexit issue that only ever seems to be taking steps backwards, instead of steps forward. Politics news is often hard to follow, especially when you have so many conflicting views from the media. Even if the information isn’t exactly true, you could read articles that are full of false information, purely because they’re trying to sell the story. But for the most part, we definitely do think politicians have gone mad. The decisions they’re making is changing the course of history, and some would say completely ruining it. More and more people are saying that topics should go to a public vote more often, rather than just letting a set group of people decide it, especially in the UK.

Restrictions Are Crazy

There are now so many restrictions in life, especially over social media. Everyone is so quick to turn it into a racism issue, or gender, or anything else under the sun that you can think of. It’s now rumoured that you can’t sick the baa baa black sheep song anymore, because it could be classed as racist. Some people are now even asked for the male title of Santa Clause to be strippd, because it’s favouring on gender. Freedom of speech is slowly dying in a way, and we think the world is getting out of hand with all of the restrictions the world now has.

It’s So Hard To Find Peace

If you look around you in the world, it’s actually harder to find peace than you would think. Or perhaps you can expect that with all the acts of terrorism, gang violence, and political hate, it’s going to be hard to find peace. We think the more people who look for it and fight for it, the better place the world is going to be. So many of us rally against the wrong thing, when the main thing we should be fighting for, is peace.

It’s Time You Got Familiar With The Digital World

Three of the focuses of my blog are Financial Literacy/Money, Business/Entrepreneurship and Technology. Running a business venture today requires some usage of technology as many sales and transactions take place on our computers and also our cell phones. Not understanding how to use these technologies and their various associated applications can be very, very costly. The following contributed post is thus entitled, It’s Time You Got Familiar With The Digital World.

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Running any kind of business is always going to be a challenge. Anyone who tries to set up their own business assuming that it’s going to be easy is in for a seriously nasty shock, Sure, many of the challenges that come with running a business are much the same as they’ve always been. Figuring out your key demographics takes time and effort, there never seem to be enough hours in the day, it’s a constant struggle to figure out exactly where to focus your energies at any given time. However, as time moves forward, more and more often the challenges that come with running any business become more specific. A lot of the time, the challenges that come with running a business are going to specifically involve trying to succeed in the context of a digital world. The modern world moves at such a fast pace that trying to keep up, especially if your business has generally existed offline, can feel like a serious uphill battle. However, that doesn’t mean that there aren’t things that you can do in order to bring your business up to date with the modern world. With that in mind, here are some ways to get yourself and your business familiar with the modern world.

Learn to code

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Coding is one of those things that seems like a total mystery to the vast majority of people. After all, if you’re confronted with a huge amount of code representing any given program or website, it’s going to look like utter gibberish. However, coding is actually one of the most valuable skills that anyone in the workforce can have in the modern world. In fact, there’s a good chance that coding is going to become just as much of an essential skill as basic reading and math going into the future. After all, as more and more businesses move into the digital realm, it only makes sense that we should all try and become more fluent in its native language. Whether it’s through places like this company that allow you to easily create PDFs using C#, or through the huge amount of tutorials and instructional content online, learning to code is a whole lot easier than you might expect. From CEOs to the most entry-level employees, this is something your business really cannot do without.

Understand how customers use the internet

If the internet wasn’t a place where your customers spend a huge amount of their time, there would be little point in putting nearly so much effort into understanding it. However, the modern era has essentially been defined by the amount of time that the average person spends online. But that doesn’t mean that you can take your customer’s use of the internet for granted. You need to understand exactly how they’re using it in order to most effectively connect with them. This means understanding which sites they are using so that you can advertise as effectively as possible or being away of which social media sites are most popular with your demographic so that you can increase your presence on them. If you don’t understand how your customers are using the internet, you’re never going to be able to connect with them online as effectively as you could.

Bring your SEO up to standard

When it comes to offline marketing, one of the primary things that you have to focus on is how to get your marketing in front of customers. This usually takes the form of trying to bring your marketing to them through TV adverts or even direct mail marketing. However, digital marketing is often pretty different in that it generally involves trying to bring your customers to you. The most effective way of doing that is to ensure that, when your customers search for the service or product they need, your business is the very first result that they see. The only way to do that is through effective search engine optimization or SEO. Now, the full ins and outs of SEO are a little too complicated to go into here but there are plenty of resources online available to you that can get you started bringing your search engine ranking as high as possible.

Embrace remote working

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The office has consistently been the central hub of any given business but a lot of that has changed since the rise of the internet. Now, it has never been more possible for employees and contractors to work for you without ever actually being in the same room. The idea of remote working through remote desktops as well as communication apps like Skype and Slack might seem pretty scary. However, it’s one of the most valuable tools in your arsenal if you know how to use it effectively.

Stay up to date

One of the most challenging things about working online is that the world around you often moves at such as fast pace that it can be a struggle to keep up. Often the moment that you feel as though you’re able to settle into a comfortable groove, things move forward suddenly and without warning. Because of that, it’s essential that you try and stay up to date wherever possible. The very best way to do that is to make sure that you’re constantly checking business websites and blogs for all of the latest digital developments and new techniques that your business should be embracing.

Now, one thing that you do need to remember is that focusing all of your energy onto taking your business digital isn’t necessarily going to be the right choice. Sure, if your business is built from the ground up to exist online then that’s a good idea, but it’s likely that there are plenty of offline aspects to your business that you simply cannot afford to ignore. Make sure that you’re maintaining the best possible balance in your business and that you’re not falling into the habit of assuming that new technology and software is going to solve all of your problems right away.