Connecting and Sharing with Others

Take a Seat – Make a Friend

Dove Real Beauty Sketches

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Thank you Roald Michel for sharing these incredible videos.

Owner/Director, Profar Consultancy NV. Mainly busy with making people to own their life, actions, and thoughts (again).
Owner/Director, Profar Consultancy NV. Mainly busy with making people to own their life, actions, and thoughts (again).

Author: Angela Grant

I am a first generation Jamaican immigrant whose experiences and accomplishments were made possible by the courage, sacrifices and the heroic acts of many whose bodies have rotted away in unmarked graves. Those are my heroes. Their sacrifices and death paved the way for my children and I. Failure to Listen is a token of my eternal gratitude. Failure to Listen is a tribute those generations of unmarked graves occupied by people of all races whose ultimate sacrifice of life opened the door for me and others, THANK YOU. Failure to Listen uses cultural lenses to appreciate and understand the relationships between current events and our values, beliefs and attitudes. Culture is everything without it we are nothing. Failure to Listen will take you on a journey to recognize the beauty of our differences as the seeds to creativity, innovation and resolving disparities. By sharing my personal and professional experiences, I hope to do justice to the perspectives of those who are rarely heard or listened to. This site is not to incite anger but rather to provoke thought. It is my hope that Failure to Listen will work to foster intergroup dialogues and motivate readers to step outside the box and get to know ALL PEOPLE. In the spirit of Martin Luther King, let's join hands and remember his famous speech about a dream... A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. -Margaret Mead

19 thoughts on “Connecting and Sharing with Others”

  1. Hi!

    Loved that Dove commercial. It almost made me cry.

    Amazing how we as women can judge our appearances much more harshly than others do.

    I would love to see the same experiment done with men.

    Wanna bet the pictures would be reversed?


          1. Not all men are like JFK, oh Generalizing One.

            Um…..not that I would think JFK was REALLY that confident, eh? But cocky? Yeah, that he was. Good with words too. Great in selling stuff to the people, making them feel good. But words are rarely enough.

            For more or less obvious reasons, most individuals thought to belong to the male gender I encounter(ed) are (were) constantly busy presenting themselves to the outside world as confident mega machos (and stuff like that) while inside they’re more like frightened children wanting their mommy taking care of them. But sure enough, they’re telling their enormous fish stories wherever and whenever possible. Of course without ever having caught one of reasonable size.

            Bringing them into a careful constructed situation/environment though, can make them open up and able to show the core of their personality. Sometimes that’s like opening Pandora’s Box, most of the times it’s utterly boring/cliché, and sometimes times it’s a stinky sewer.


            1. MBA,
              I like being a peon because the responsibilities are less. Once in the public eye, I don’t like the idea of doing things for the sole purpose of pleasing others in attempts to achieve my goals. That is not challenging, it is just hypocrisy and cowardice.

              I do like the challenge of finding MY balance, not worrying about the impropriety of my actions or words which I desire to reflect me as a member of society rather than what I perceive society wants me to be.

              No one is perfect and we each have our skeletons.


              1. Huh? You changed the subject to women again! But that’s ok with me. It’s just that you and Valeria brought up us men, eh?

                Your last sentence sounds like an excuse for what you said in the rest of your comment.


  2. Within this context, here’s another favorite of mine.

    For the non-Hebrew people………the title of this song translated to English: Open a Window.


    1. I will have to check with you in the future before I publish. You have a cache of great content. LOL

      Do you have anything on polio?…I am working on that for the weekend. I should also check with Valeria and Rebelle….:)

      Thank you.


        1. Wow.

          That could be a great project for crowdfunding.

          With the proper structure set up. A skate soccer association, regular webcast games, a website with player bios and stats.

          I’d volunteer to make some of it happen — I could write press releases, bios, books, fundraising materials. But someone else would have to get the project started and set up properly.


  3. Love it, lol.

    It’s high time indeed to focus on and to celebrate what people are good at. Doesn’t mean I’m an aficionado of “positive thinking” though! I rather go for “edge play”. But I guess you figured that out already, hehe.


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