If a Tree Fell + No One Was There to Hear It Fall….

In family friends by Michael Michelini7 Comments

….did it make a noise?

That is a common saying I’ve heard throughout my life. And we think about it.

I have been away from my blog a few days, actually its not because of my stomach issue earlier this week, but I’ve been on-site at a factory in Zhongshan city for 3 days now, at a rapid prototyping facility. I had gotten some emails from friends and family if I am doing ok, they see I was in the hospital and I’m not blogging since then.

So when my tree falls, maybe some people actually hear it? It has actually been hard to NOT blog, I have been taking down notes of new topics to discuss, and I just enjoy it so much. I have to keep the rhythm going – once you get out of the habit….it will be hard to get back on the train.

But as far as the saying – “if a tree falls in a forest, and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound?”.

I believe IT DOES. It makes a sound in life, it will knock over some other trees, rustle some leaves, make some insects move their home. That tree falling over could be a turning point for the whole forest. I love the book “the tipping point” and have blogged about it previously The tipping point – we are products of our environment – and this tree may have been an influencial tree. It may have motivated others to keep the forest in order. Or, maybe it was an evil tree, and its falling over and passing along means that the forest can once again flourish.

Sure, this is all relative, but the idea that DOES IT MAKE A SOUND. Maybe not in the literal sense of the sound vibrations reaching a human beings ears, but in the “tipping point” sense that it could have sparked major changes for the forest, and the village surrounding it.

To bring this back home, and a bit more into reality, there are too many things we brush over in our lifetime. That we take for granted, or don’t even hear “falling in the forest”. And its those small things, the unheard things in life that make the long lasting mentality in our lives to do things for change, for embetterment of ourselves and the people around us.

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William Tarn
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DEAR MIKE, I THOUGHT THE BEST PART OF THIS BLOG IS THE LAST FEW WORDS OF MAKING THINGS BETTER FOR OURSELVES AND -THOSE AROUND US. THAT HAS BEEN MY LIFELONG CREED. IF MORE OF THE PEOPLE IN THE U S WOULD THINK ALONG THOSE LINES THEY WOULDN’T BE SO NEGATIVE TOWARDS THE PEOPLE THAT NEED OUR HELP THE MOST. ONE PRESENT DAY EXAMPLE IS THAT THE CONSERVATIVES WANT TO REDUCE THE AMOUNT OF SOCIAL SECURITY THAT RETIREES ARE GETTING NOW. THEY JUST DON’T CARE IF THEY INCREASE THE HARDSHIPS ON THE PEOPLE THAT NEED IT THE MOST. I AM VERY… Read more »

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lammy

when i m not out for a fri / sat nite. frenz keep searching for me like crazy n ask if i’m sick or so ;P wth haha same same~

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blogging’s on n off for me, now’s totally off haha no time to do blogging too busy on partying n organizing events. hope to do that again~

i may wanna blog abt how crazy i was by jumping up n down left n right on the club’s sofa then lost my flip flops ;P

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um……facebooking n work take up most of my time already…….ermm….i’m always a lazybone n i dun hav as much to write abt aaaaa

will c ;P