Birthday and Gratitude

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I recently celebrated another birthday. This one’s a little more special. I revised my life. Often from the daily hustle and bustle, we only live by thinking of current the period, recent times or near future. This short-term determines our happiness and unhappiness.
I have been thinking about what has happened since my birth on this birthday. Since it was my birthday, I focused on the positive things. I thanked God for all the good things that have happened in my life. It made me feel good. As I said, one forgets important things from the struggle for daily life.
Would recommend to all of you. Review things you should be thankful for in your own life since the day you were born.

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5 Steps of Success for Clever People

5 stepsWhat distinguishes successful people from people with high potential? Especially in the business world, there are many talented, educated and intelligent people among professional employees. However, many of them have limited success in their professional careers. Some of them retire one day, and some start a business. Setting up a company can be considered a success, but it may not always be a great success. We can talk about a few steps to turn your potential into success. Read more 5 Steps of Success for Clever People

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Is Netflix killing your creativity and imagination?

 

netflix addictionNetflix is our new addiction. People started to use the word Netflix when they want to refer to the television. Even Netflix is not alone in video streaming services among Amazon Prime, Hulu, HBO, and others; it represents all in daily conversations. People are spending hours on Netflix and other streamlining services by watching thousands of tv shows and movies. Netflix takes so much time and does not leave space for reading books, playing games, or other activities.

Since Netflix and other streaming services provide mostly fiction based shows and movies, there is no need for imagination. A scriptwriter and director bring their creativity to the screen and viewer only consumes that creativity. All effects, professional acting, video, and story editing leave no room for the imagination of the viewer. Everything is already on the screen. In contrast, while reading a story and novel, the narrative and the descriptions demand the imagination and visualization of the reader. The readers should create spaces, characters, and their actions in their mind throughout the reading process. That’s the reason why the readers of Lord of the Rings or Harry Potter hate the movies of these literary works because the films are entirely different than imaginative creations of the readers. Reading a book requires hard work to construct all the scenes and spaces in the mind, but it pays to the reader as a personalized and satisfactory experience. On the contrary, we can also claim that Netflix is increasing creativity and imagination. Each movie or show provides a lot of input to the minds of the viewer. All films, tv series, and documentaries may trigger some sort of creativity. The variety of ideas, creations, and productions on Netflix can quickly start a parallel creativity and coproduction process. Hasan Minhaj, Friends from College, Continuum, The 100, Mind Hunter, Silicon Valley, Startup, Night off, Mr. Selfridge, Brooklyn 99, Clone Wars, Last Week Tonight, Sorry to Bother You, A Series of Unfortunate Events, Beverly Hills 91210, and Entourage are a few examples that can induce your creativity. These works or similar works can make you think, imagine and create a desire to create something similar or dissimilar. The first paradox created by Netflix is while it provides a lot of input to be creative the addiction to watch it doesn’t allow to use the time to be creative. The second paradox is successful original works on Netflix feed the imagination but again since they answer all the questions they don’t give an opportunity to use the imagination. In conclusion, I can say that people who want to be creative use Netflix as an abundant resource but there is a great danger to remain just as a consumer while losing hundreds of hours.

Mel Arat

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Are you unemployed or is your company bankrupt?

 

im-possibleIn some of the letters I receive, people say they have been unemployed for a long time and they are looking for work. They ask my advice.

Personal crises are actually great opportunities. If you are unemployed, if your business went bankrupt, actually you have a blank paper in your hand. Most of the time, our dependency on our old life order makes us repeat what we used to do. In fact, what we have to do is to turn this personal crisis into an opportunity. Read more Are you unemployed or is your company bankrupt?

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LIFE CHANGING CLASSES START THIS TUESDAY EVENING IN BOSTON

21558966_1829462647070256_9200121175226046932_nPROBLEM-SOLVING SKILLS FOR LIFE

This course, perfected over 20 years, provides a new mindset and practical tools to build an innovative, happy, and fulfilling life. The creativity techniques we will practice will improve your problem-solving skills and help you reach unique and innovative solutions relating to business, personal decisions, and even family life. We will use exercises, projects, and hands-on activities to practice the skills you need in order to develop your creative thinking. No matter your age or background, you will leave this class with a toolbox of new skills to help you solve problems and reach your goals in an extraordinary way.

 

Problem-Solving Skills for Life

21616012_1829462640403590_4970063630105708616_nInstructor: Mel Arat Day of the Week: Tu
Dates: 9/19/2017 – 11/7/2017 Number of Sessions: 8
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Tuition: $130.00
Location: Brookline High School, Room: Posted on site, 115 Greenough Street Brookline, MA 02445 Boston
http://www.campusce.net/brookline/Course/Course.aspx?c=2915

 

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Lessons from Star Wars VII: The Power Awakens

star_wars_episode_vii_the_force_awakens-676x1001The Star Wars Saga has been a rich source of inspiration to extract life lessons. J.J. Abrams’ The Power Awakens also contains some unique life lessons.

The first lesson: The life is a constant struggle, so be prepared for the next challenge.

The stage of success is temporary and the forerunner of a new challenge. At the end of the Star Wars VI, Luke Skywalker kills the emperor and a period of peace and tranquility begins in the galaxy.

In time Luke vanishes and in his absence, the evil First Order rises from the ashes of the Empire. First Order is trying to control the galaxy as the Emperor once did. The peace again leaves its space to terror and war. Read more Lessons from Star Wars VII: The Power Awakens

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