Thank you to you all for your candid personal insights and even to the few hyper judgementalist’s who would rather you be an appropriately allocated portion of life’s portfolio in their 5 year plan than a spirit of heart and romance, for they too have contributed to the sifting out of my emotion and understanding in all of this, would that I should have pursued this enlightenment sooner vs later, but such is life, a process, a work in progress thankfully and a gift in grace and growing vs purely winning or loosing like your love life had no more purpose or value but to be akin to the winning contestant on some trivial game show, ” sorry wrong answere ( read age ) ” you loose!
The premise of this facile piece of pop sociology has built-in appeal: little changes can have big effects; when small numbers of people start behaving differently, that behavior can ripple outward until a critical mass or "tipping point" is reached, changing the world. Gladwell's thesis that ideas, products, messages and behaviors "spread just like viruses do" remains a metaphor as he follows the growth of "word-of-mouth epidemics" triggered with the help of three pivotal types. These are Connectors, sociable personalities who bring people together; Mavens, who like to pass along knowledge; and Salesmen, adept at persuading the unenlightened. (Paul Revere, for example, was a Maven and a Connector). Gladwell's applications of his "tipping point" concept to current phenomena--such as the drop in violent crime in New York, the rebirth of Hush Puppies suede shoes as a suburban mall favorite, teenage suicide patterns and the efficiency of small work units--may arouse controversy. For example, many parents may be alarmed at his advice on drugs: since teenagers' experimentation with drugs, including cocaine, seldom leads to hardcore use, he contends, "We have to stop fighting this kind of experimentation. We have to accept it and even embrace it." While it offers a smorgasbord of intriguing snippets summarizing research on topics such as conversational patterns, infants' crib talk, judging other people's character, cheating habits in schoolchildren, memory sharing among families or couples, and the dehumanizing effects of prisons, this volume betrays its roots as a series of articles for the New Yorker, where Gladwell is a staff writer: his trendy material feels bloated and insubstantial in book form. Agent, Tina Bennett of Janklow & Nesbit. Major ad/promo. (Mar.)
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How good are you are telling subtle differences between two items? Maybe you can never tell the subtle differences between two identical twins in your neighborhood. Well, playing these games will help you with that aspect. These types of games, also called Photohunt games, have two images that have been placed side-by-side, but one of them is slightly different from the other. You may have a picture of a beautiful woman, and you are supposed to find the difference in the two. It may be the color of the ring on her finger, or the twist in her hair; whatever it is, you should spot the difference and then click on it using the mouse to clear it from the picture. The mouse is always at the exact location in both pictures and this helps in identifying the differences. Still, some of the differences are so subtle, that you may simply pass them by. Some of the games are timed, while others are not, but most of them have a hint button, which will help you when you are stuck. The games have several levels, each presenting you with a different picture, although most of them will retain the theme of the original picture, . if it is fantasy, then all pictures will be fantasy pictures.