We live in an era loaded with information but little transformation. The amount of information is overwhelming and the constant recommendations of what we should or shouldn’t do lack empathy. Higher education rarely knows what it is for. We are taught skills to put in a resume, to find a job, to follow instructions, and to solve problems.
The Insightful Bean blog is about exploring Life, Work, and Education differently. How can we learn our own skills? How can I contribute to my community? What (and why) do I care about? How do I find problems?
I graduated with honors in High School. I earned and held an academic scholarship until I graduated from engineering school. I’ve spent several years of my life in a cubicle in different corporations. And yet, I felt something was missing. So I set to discover how we can have more energy, determination, and power to find meaning, to grow and to feel inspired in this journey of life.
The mission of the Insightful Bean is reading one-hundred books and exploring empowering sources of information, to mesh with my experience and provide you (and myself) with insightful discoveries, new perspectives, refined visions, and a sense of purpose to serve as new ground for my life. Sometimes I don’t know what I’m doing, sometimes I’m told this is crazy and that it’s not productive. It’s challenging. But here they are–a collection of insights about this exploration.
And why Insightful Bean? Well, because I really like beans. Not just pinto or mayocoba or black or navy beans–but cacao beans, vanilla beans, coffee beans, and of course, insightful bean.
Special thanks to my beautiful wife, M.Ed. Melanie Diaz, for editing my content and making sure it’s reader friendly!
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I write the best that I can, in this blog, to provide you with what I hope you find as useful information. But ultimately, you are responsible for your own decisions and actions. When I write, I’m really looking for solutions for myself, but that’s stating the obvious. I write about things that I’m curious about. Also, I try to quote, as accurately as I can, my favorite authors and their books which have had a positive impact in my life.
The nature of this blog is dynamic. As I learn, I go back and improve the content of some posts. That’s what I think growth is about. So posts may change. I will certainly change my mind, hopefully as a result of growth, and this blog as well. The content expressed is meant to be absolutely NOT offensive to anyone. I hope that you find something of value, but if you don’t, you can navigate away.
I’ve spent resources, and a lot of time, and effort writing in this blog. It has been a real challenge. I sincerely hope that the content helps make this world a better place, and at the very least, create some smiles!