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Futuristic Floating Green City Creates Symbiotic Relationship with Its Environment

How to Build Resilience to Survive in This Difficult World

Facing difficulties is all part of life. It can often feel like we face endless challenges instead of happy endings – when we overcome one challenge, another one rears its ugly head. Some people I know grew stronger through these challenges, some became weaker and couldn’t see hope anymore. Two friends of mine were made redundant from their job during the recent financial crisis: while one felt humiliated, lost confidence and therefore had difficulty finding a new job, the other analyzed the situation, spent time identifying his strengths, saw it as an opportunity for growth and found himself a senior manager role in a new company. It’s not how many challenges we’ve been through that differentiate us, it’s how we see these challenges that matter. It’s not just optimism. It’s resilience  While optimism is a positive outlook defined as “the quality of being full of hope and emphasizing the good parts of a situation, or a belief that something good will happen”, there is a differen

High Achievers Are the Ones Who Make the Most Mistakes

The impact mistakes have had on most people’s lives is tremendous. At school, you were taught to answer questions with model answers. At home, you were taught to be disciplined, have good manners and follow social etiquette. And at work, you’ve become accustomed to a constant expectation that you operate in a mistake-free manner! The problem with all the above scenarios is that they punish mistakes. A teacher deducts marks for a wrong answer – a supervisor scolds people for failing to take the right action. It’s no surprise, then, that from a very young age, people have been made to feel bad about making mistakes. Some have even felt like a complete failure. This constant negative feedback leads to most people desperately trying to live their lives without making any mistakes. It can actually become a compulsion. It may even lead to them trying to hide or lie about their mistakes. But there is more to making mistakes than most have been led to believe. The Unexpected Positive Sid

How to Ask for Negative Feedback Without Feeling Hurt

Ever since childhood, our parents and school teachers were constantly correcting and directing us by teaching the difference between right and wrong, and how to behave appropriately. We have been shaped by feedback, as we were always submerged in a “feedback pool.” Somehow we have tricked ourselves into believing that no news usually implies good news. “If I don’t receive any feedback, then that must mean that I’m doing a great job and nothing needs to be improved. Right?” Unfortunately, not always. Many people are reluctant to give feedback because they feel that they may come across as bossy, or start a conflict. We never learned how to actively consult for feedback, so we are typically very passive when it comes to receiving it. This is because we receive less feedback as we age. Our parents and teachers start to back off a bit. This could be because they become more conscious on the impression that they leave on us, or they believe that it’s time we shape ourselves as people. T

Magical Realism Paintings from Alex AlemanyPainting in...

Magical Realism Paintings from Alex Alemany Painting in self-defence We are living in a cultural structure, whose complexity is greater than our personal capacity to understand it. We have built it, but we do no longer have the resources, knowledge and the necessary ability to organize, legislate and manage these liberal-democratic societies and all their cultural problems. Neither to understand what is happening and what can be done to solve it. The human being cannot understand the world that has created. In regard to art, we meekly support continuous victory of promotion and marketing on knowledge and values. Due to market alchemy, the poverty of artistic preparation has become a powerful tool for the best “artistic expression” of time, in consumerist terms . Facebook More unique art on Cross Connect Magazine: Twitter || Facebook|| Instagram Posted by Andrew

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Magical Realism Paintings from Alex Alemany Painting in self-defence We are living in a cultural structure, whose complexity is greater than our personal capacity to understand it. We have built it, but we do no longer have the resources, knowledge and the necessary ability to organize, legislate and manage these liberal-democratic societies and all their cultural problems. Neither to understand what is happening and what can be done to solve it. The human being cannot understand the world that has created. In regard to art, we meekly support continuous victory of promotion and marketing on knowledge and values. Due to market alchemy, the poverty of artistic preparation has become a powerful tool for the best “artistic expression” of time, in consumerist terms . Facebook More unique art on Cross Connect Magazine: Twitter || Facebook|| Instagram Posted by Andrew crss

Paper Works by Andreas KocksGerman artist, Andreas Kocks (born...

Paper Works by Andreas Kocks German artist, Andreas Kocks (born 1960) works in massive and meticulously crafted installations of cut paper. Working solely with paper and a limited color palette, Kocks’ forms seek to evoke and balance elements of four artistic genres: the linearity of drawing, the painterly brushstroke, the site-specific element of architecture, and the physicality of sculpture. He lives and works in New York City and Munich and his works can be seen in museums and private collections in Europe and America. Follow us on Facebook ! WARNING - awesomeness inside. posted by tu recepcja    via