Category Archives: Social Progress

Social Musings 101: Death of Ideas

So today as we usually celebrate people and inventions or creations we discuss the seed of it all. The idea. So even the people that were conceived and born into the world were ideas that two people had as they chose to conceive. I feel many of us have ideas that we don’t act on that we let die. Some of these ideas we don’t understand how or why they’ve been given to us to do because they don’t make sense or seem weird. But if the idea keeps pressing on you then it’s vitally important that you make it happen. Vitally important. So if you get the idea to make a vanilla flavored bacon strip and this idea keeps generating in your head then you have to find a way to make that vanilla bacon strip. The rest will work itself out. So the next time you start on a great idea don’t just give up or say well I don’t have this, this or this. Say to yourself that you can make it happen. Enjoy your day, night, evening or time where ever you are in the world.

 

Social Musings 101 posted by Jamaal R. James

So in this posting of people who have contributed to society…..I want to discuss parents.

So many time in our lives we take a lot of things for granted. Now I’m talking about the fact that we can breathe or feel or talk. Most of the functions that we normally do we can and are grateful for. But many of the things we enjoy regularly such as toilet paper when using the restroom or a comb to comb our hair we take for granted and use it without thinking, “Hey, I can actually style my hair the way I want it because someone before me was frustrated that he/she couldn’t stylize their hair and invented this comb device. Now the comb isn’t what I am musings about on this wonderful day.

What’s on my mind today is our parents and for those of us who didn’t have parents your legal guardian. I don’t know what kind of kid you were growing up. But without parents a lot of us myself included would have probably gone down the wrong path. I can look back and remember the many times that friendship peer pressure loved to steer or pull me in the wrong direction and my parents would act as the gatekeeper. Not just any gatekeeper. But I a stern gatekeeper with hand raised, “Stop”. At the time of course we couldn’t see why our parents were being so mean to us and not hip. But now looking back, Man-o-man. I’m so glad they were there to stop the dumb actions that made crystal clear logical sense to us kids.

So what I’m saying is if your parents or guardians are still alive give them a call. Tell them how thankful and grateful you were that they steered you on the right path. If your not talking to your parents or legal guardian right now please make mends with them in the here and now. If they were to pass it would be sad that your weren’t speaking because a parent or legal guardian didn’t call you on your birthday but called your other sibling. Yes in spite of all the LOVE and affection we have received from our parents some of us can be quite selfish. But it’s not about us, as many of us wouldn’t have made it to this point without the parental guidance that we received. So take the time and call or visit your parents or legal guardian and give them a simple, thank you.

Lastly if your parents or legal guardian has passed. No worries. You can visit them at their gravesite. In my opinion it’s never too late to make it happen. On that note have a wonderful day, month, evening, or night where ever this article finds you.

Social Musings 101

In this posting of People who have contributed to society, we talk about none other than Christopher Latham Sholes who invented the first practical typewriter and the qwerty keyboard. Can you imagine the amount of editing that people would have to use in order to create books, letters, or magazines? Wow. If everything were still hand written can you imagine the number of people who would develop Carpal tunnel injuries? So once again we take our hat off to Mr. Sholes and thank him for helping our society facilitate transferring our thoughts from mind to physical print or form. Another plus of the keyboard is it allows you to type freely and see what’s happening in the back of your mind. Happy Turkey Day to those that celebrate it and have a great day, evening, or night to all. Click the link to learn more about Christopher Latham Sholes.

 

**I stated that Sholes created the typewriter…he didn’t. Henry Mill invented the typewriter but Sholes made the commercially successful version of the typewriter. So thank you Mr. Mill for making an invention that Sholes and others were able to improve upon.

People who have contributed to society………

Patek Philippe was inventor or credited inventor who developed the wrist watch…..he made the watch for ┬áCountess Koscowicz of Hungary. I say that is contribution was great to society in that he helped spread the use of time…and made it easier for people to know what time it was…….during this time period men were scared to where a wristwatch as mostly women were wristwatches and men used hand clocks or clocks that required two hands. As a result of making the watches for royalty other people wanted to wear these wristwatches as well…..and helped spur a new wristwatch movement as others competed with him in regards to wristwatch making he also raised the standard really high for watches…which caused people to have a higher standard in regards to what is and isn’t acceptable in regards to a functioning wrist watch……so thank you Mr. Philippe. Click the link and read more about Patek Philippe and the invention of the first wristwatch.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patek_Philippe_%26_Co.

http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/records-10000/first-wristwatch/