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Kid's Logic - Part 50 - Write a Book, We Can Get A Dog!

It’s been over a year since I posted one of these! Not to say the kids haven’t come out with some corkers, but they are also more aware now, and I can’t be shaming my tweens (can I?!?) 487 more words

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Kid’s Logic – Part 50 – Write a Book, We Can Get A Dog!

  

It’s been over a year since I posted one of these! Not to say the kids haven’t come out with some corkers, but they are also more aware now, and I can’t be shaming my tweens (can I?!?) But yesterday, I had a classic conversation, which was totally kids logic, and I had to share. Both of the kids ( and their father) have fostered the hope of getting a dog. Npw, a few years ago, I would have flat out said no. I was scared of them. More recently, I have been more accepting of the idea of a dog, but the practicalities of having one, that I can’t change. It would be hard for us, with our life as it is, to be fair to a dog, and give them the life they need. You know kids though. These things mean nothing. “But mummy, you don’t need to worry! We will look after it!” I mention the fact that no one is at home during the day ” It’s ok Sonu (the cat!) will look after it!” Then Lil Man had a lightbulb moment!
LM: Mum, when do you retire? Me: Not for a long while yet son.. the way things are going, I’ll need to work at least another 30 years! LM: Why? Me: Because we need to earn money to survive, and save up for when we do retire. LM: Haven;t you got enough yet? Me: Nope, and we still have a lot of spending to do before we are at the stage where we just save.Gotta bring you two up first! Either that or we win the Lottery, or this book I’m writing becomes a best seller! LM: That’s it. Write a best seller then! Me: If only it were that easy son… LM: If you sell like a hundred, would that be enough? Me: Not quite. LM: Do you get all the money when you sell a book? Me: No. LM: Is it about Indians? Me: Yes, kinda.. LM: Well then all the Indians will buy it! And if they aren’t Indian, you say “Why aren’t you buying it? Are you racist?!” Me: Er, no son, it’s just not that simple to write a best seller. If I am lucky and someone important read it, and recommended it, it could sell more, or even better, if a movie company say it and wanted to make it into a film that would be great too! LM: Ok then, write one of those! Do you have pictures in it? Me: No son, it’s not that kind of book. LM: What? Not even at the beginning and end of a chapter? Me: No. LM: Get ’em from the internet, innit! Me: No thanks son. Firstly, that would cost a lot too, and secondly, I don’t need pictures! LM: So get on with it Mum, write that book and sell loads, then you can retire. Me: why are you so worried about me retiring? LM: So we can get a dog innit! And you can look after it!
Simples! Kid’s Logic, see!

Adobe names Shanmugh Natarajan as MD, India

Adobe Systems has elevated Shanmugh Natarajan as Managing Director for Adobe Systems in India. Natarajan was formerly Executive Director, and will continue to lead Adobe operations in India, in addition to his ongoing responsibility as Vice-President, Engineering, Digital Media at Adobe. 61 more words

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Good Old War headlining Mr Smalls on 8/2

Philadelphia indie rock band Good Old War returns this summer as the trio their fans have come to know and love. Drummer/vocalist Tim Arnold rejoins Keith Goodwin and Dan Schwartz as the band readies three EPs and takes their unforgettable live show back on the road. 175 more words

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Adobe releases analytics tools for conversational AI

It’s still hard to say if the voice-controlled aluminum can will be the next smartphone or the next Segway, but either way, brands are preparing. This morning Adobe launched a new set of analytics tools, Adobe Sensei for Voice, to help brands take advantage of conversational data to improve targeting and, ideally, conversions. 208 more words

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Don't Go It Alone: It's Okay to Ask For Help

There’s a strange attitude that many people seem to have drilled into them from a very early age that asking for help from the people around them is somehow a sign of weakness. 530 more words

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Don’t Go It Alone: It’s Okay to Ask For Help

Be honest with others that you're struggling

You don’t have to be a lone wolf. Friends and family can help you. Pexels, CC0 License.

There’s a strange attitude that many people seem to have drilled into them from a very early age that asking for help from the people around them is somehow a sign of weakness. As though the only way to live your life properly is to never need anyone else and be completely independent all of the time. Sure, there’s something a little bit romantic about the idea of being a lone wolf who doesn’t need anyone else to get by, but actually living your life like that is not only difficult but it’s also incredibly lonely. A good life is one where you’re willing to reach out to other people and understand the importance of accepting help when it’s offered to you. However, because of how we’re all trained to want to be independent, it’s not always easy. In order to get past that, here are some ways to make it easier to ask for help.

Be honest about the problem

If something is wrong, then you’re never really going to get anywhere until you’re actually able to admit that fact and identify what the root of the problem is. One of the things that can strain many relationships, both romantic and otherwise, is the inability for people to be open and honest with each other when they’re struggling. This isn’t just a matter of people not being truthful with each other, but it’s also a matter of not being honest with themselves either. Before you can reach out to the people around you, you’ve got to take the time to really understand what it is that’s causing the issue in the first place.

Point to solutions

It’s one thing being able to understand a problem; it’s something else entirely to know what the solution is. There are often plenty of different solutions, and many of them can only really work with the support of those around you, but if you don’t understand what you want to do in order to make things better, no one else can either. Whether it’s understanding that you’ve reached the stage where something like methadone treatment is the only option left for you, or even simply being aware that you need to start cutting certain things and people out of your life, only when you know can you help the people around you understand how they can best support you. Your friends and family might want to help in any way they can, but until they understand what you really need from them, there isn’t much that they can do.

Learn to listen

It’s important to be aware that, even if they have your best interests at heart, sometimes the things that your friends and family have to say aren’t going to be easy to hear. After all, no one likes to hear that some of their problems are their own fault and responsibility. But if you hide your head in the sand then things are only going to get worse. Make sure that you’re willing to listen to the people who care about you, even if the things that they have to say might sting.

What J. Crew Stores and Adobe Software Have In Common

Digital transformation is such serious stuff that it affects not only old-fashioned retailers and the like, but technology companies too.

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