Meandering and muttering

A love story unfolds: even as my star is a roller coaster ride … I posted this five years ago: I blog and post under the essence of who I am.
If it wasn’t for the brave souls who were strong enough to bare their souls, allowing our witness to their struggle with mental illness caused by a horrible event, like picking up the small pieces of the part of themselves that scattered when innocence is shattered.
An observation: if you really talk to your kids or grandkids as peers, a CEO to the tens of hundred thousands of recruits his own personal story of the road he travelled (75% at least or more) to shed light how it wasn’t all titles and shareholder valued communicated from the heart or gut that it wasn’t always fireworks and giggles as a universal perceived of women, by even progressives because their moms were in the traditional role and they didn’t merely kick their offspring out of the nest: they were booted into post secondary with a firm touch.
My mom saw really early how the only real way a woman could touch the glass ceiling with cheerleading championing how much further you could go, coddling and cuddling wasn’t her style yet it evolved into my own adaptation of a deep-rooted belief that “firm with a feather touch” one of the first fooling around with images and word to create beautiful or thought provoking posts.
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To my Facebook Tribe I wrote and posted with a 5 year memory: “I haven’t said THANK YOU for quite some time. I tag those who have made me think twice on a multitude of thoughts and whom I continuously support me. It shows more and more in STATS there is a tribe established among likeminded people who agree on some things, where they agree on like art, to diverse in locations or as common as a mutual belief, hobby, experiential understanding that social media and virtual opportunity could be endless. Ironically able to be the best version of yourself or who your higher power wanted you to be.
Never, however, stepping beyond the thrill of new frontiers by community or communications with a constant buzz because of the common strength of attracting and building a community that is safe, with borders solely of interest or intellectual curiosity, whether joined by philosophy or demographics [ which I often talk about on YUPPYdom blog on Word Press ].
Continued there ….

Don’t sweat the small stuff

Was the rhythm we tried to follow. Ours is the generation that faced the most dangerous and destructive disease unfaced since our parents, the war era and Great Depression children born in the 1930s and became adults in the 1950s.

Think of the contrast by way of thinking: you got a job you kept with the same company or unit ( political or militarily) with generally the same attributes. This was the generation of my parents and upbringing. By the time I came along, in theory, everything was candy coated with rose tinted eyes. Manners, behaviour and accomplishment was a direct spotlight on her as a mother.

We’re of the generation that was repeatedly told:

If you work hard, you make money,

go places and have lots of things

was drilled into us before being booted from the thorny nest of roses (intentional mix metaphors).

The Continual Pursuit of Excellence

is the tune that Yuppies march to and sing in unison. Less likely to moan and groan the victim song, seeing it as a flaw to their otherwise hip vibe. Sometimes identified by expensive shoes with tassels or running shoes like Steve Jobs or Bill Gates who made wearing glasses cool. As if we don’t have enough to keep up with now eyeglasses frameware with all the works of transitions and progressives who could only have been deemed hip in the aging demographic pool, with some Baby Boomer hanger-ons and target audience marketing would be the most appealing because they buy into the dream, maybe catching a glimpse here and there where those who worked really hard, had to make sacrifices, ended up with glorious fame or wealth or reputation.

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PRIVACY. Really.

Apple is actively mining my data based on how I use my iPad and iPhone so that that data can be mined based on algorithms when infused with AI > artificial intelligence which is far greater compilation based by what you click on.
The part that nobody wants to talk about: what you “put out there” even by email, and now your smartphone. Brave New World of 2018 merging and blending into 2019. My YUPPYdom blog on word press speaks to where I fit in under the microscope as a retired Yuppy gliding into the sunset while dodging fires and parent of FOUR (4) – no easy task.
So let’s talk about PRIVACY rationally and intellectually here.
There’s so much fear and scary world ranting media or politicians suffocating us with gut wrenching drama and twisted laments to alarm every creature and human kind (breaths, eats, reproduces, dies) and humans having brains (some more debatable than others) and beliefs in a higher power.

Privacy. Really.

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Apple is actively mining my data based how I use my iPad and iPhone so that that data can be mined based on algorithms when infused with AI > artificial intelligence which is far greater compilation based by what you click on.
The part that nobody wants to talk about: what you “put out there” even by email, and now your smartphone. Brave New World of 2018 merging and blending into 2019. My YUPPYdom blog on word press speaks to where I fit in under the microscope as a retired Yuppy gliding into the sunset while dodging fires and parent of FOUR (4) – no easy task.
So let’s talk about PRIVACY rationally and intellectually here.
There’s so much fear and scary world ranting media or politicians suffocating us with gut wrenching drama and twisted laments to alarm every creature and human kind (breaths, eats, reproduces, dies) and humans having brains (some more debatable than others) and beliefs in a higher power
Get this: while Rob was watching The Seattle Seahawks football game, and after doing Apple IOS ((IOS is the name of Apple’s operating system while Android is the language of smartphones that use Android for every other than Apple smartphone i.e. iPhone .
Similarly, yet differently, most desktop computers use Microsoft’s software.
The difference could be gathered without scientific or technical proof, Microsoft didn’t design offering to gather data from computers, nor did HP, IBM, Dell, etc. Hardware designed to gather data.
While I was doing what all of us should do, I went to settings on my smartphone to see what apps are on my phone, which ones are able to send me notifications or do automatically do updates.
Nobody had to get their grandson or sons over to “clean” your phone. In fact, they may unlikelygo through your smartphone like that. You may not have remembered what APPS you gave access to, never mind permission to gather that information … now, some calling it mining for data … as in looking for gold.
There’s where our generation of Yuppies do not know how to do this ourselves either. In fact, Yuppies are programmed to expect a new phone every few years and fewer have adjusted those expectations because the smartphones cost upward to $1500 …….no longer costs a couple of hundred bucks that the phone companies no longer are able to recoup the cost.
NEXT look at the PRIVCY tab on any computer or smartphone: it is going to take a while. Or you will just disallow and not give them permission to do something where a PRIVACY is needed in the first place.
Now there are hundreds of people who refuse to get a smartphone or access APPS or use any kind of social media (my husband proudly boasts about this fact).
In today’s world, if you are human, you need either a smartphone or computer (that includes tablets). You need a connection on the internet and the unhip Yuppies clearly have a Facebook profile and use the internet. You smarties May think only having Hotmail (Microsoft) or GMail (Google) or Yahoo email free services, they are able to get a sense of what you do or maybe what you look at and try to be even more helpful showing you things to attract your attention (influence your click).
Then you may use Google or Google Plus, and are freely telling them more about you. There ya go says the skeptics, I don’t do anything online to prevent any big brother, bad guys, hackers or identity theft freaks from your “data”. Basically data is information that pertains to something. Algorithms are instructions on what information should be gathered for no other reason that showing other things which based on their data mining, are things that are going to attract you. Amazon has been doing this for years and we’ve even liked it, enjoyed it. If you buy a book, what are people saying about the book, what books are the most popular and if you only read thrillers, they may inform you that you can preorder a book coming out from your favourite author. If you go to a book store, they may not know that John Grisham will have a big shipment for the Holliday shop, however, data can tell them who always buys this book, does the author or Amazon want to give a deal to fans.
Not all data is bad. If you catch my drift, you’ll even see how much easier your life can be by your own data. What I’m saying is read what PRIVACY matters or information or data is being gathered on you. Consider the plus sides to time saving, money budgeting, information being handed to you based on what you tend to like.
No, it not big brother telling you what to like, nobody is pressuring you to anything. At any time you can shut off the flow of your information, private details, personal history, by deleting or stopping the use of any hardware or software.
What I’m suggesting is work with it, go with flow. Just control who takes what information. Navigate what is good information and what is too near and dear.
Think positive. People and companies want to sell you something. That’s a reality: remember billboards and radio ads? By understanding and companies clear on what information they gather and that you can opt out, it isn’t as scary as it sounds. In fact, if you scroll through your phone or computer, you get to know what is where and how to delete something.
Be optimistic. 80-90% of all companies everywhere want you as its customer, they may even reward your loyalty. If you deny access to PRIVACY you may be overreacting. Turning things off and deleting programs or APPS puts the control at your fingertips, rewarding you with convenience and value by allowing some access.
Don’t be lazy. Your son-in-law can do more important things like take your daughter out for dinner (not applicable to me thus why given). I do these things waiting at the dentist office … you get my meaning.

The opportunities are endless as we narrow towards or drill down to what we love

Yet we cant uncover what we may love and be passionate about without reflection and self examination followed by discovery pursuits on topics, causes, genres led by endless curiosity.

I found myself scrolling and swiping in search of subject matter images to guide me in my own creative adventures.

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When the timing is right and you make luck happen

Oops … this ended up under ABOUT on my @WordPress blog: YUPPYdom >> when an accident goes RIGHT! Meant for http://www.graFX.online website >> sometimes just knowing where to be when the timing is right, usually after an utterly shakable event, we can carve away any junk, dump all the toxins in our lives and/or relationships, escaping the work drone on mental health, toxic work behaviour that remains hidden, inter-relationship-bullying accepted culture [where companies protect their reputation over human lives >> clouded by the public domain as fun, cuddly or techie rather than the reality of fear and scare tactics owned by illy trained supervisors and politically savvy politicos pros.

Middle age clearly means having a mid-life crisis not even created by ones self but a loved one or health deterioration that throws one into a mad rollercoaster that never slows down and seemingly speeds up just as you decide you want to debunk that escalates to the need to evacuate or escape, the degree of impact made.

This is actually the most resilient one has to be in their lives. You know you’re on the downhill decline picking up speed to hasten reaching the bottom. Fighting against gravity and all the other fails>wrinkles, talent, success> and so on….