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Who I Am.

I am white,
black, brown,
yellow, red…

But that’s not who I am.

I am male,
female, man,
woman,
yin, yang…

But that’s not who I am.

I am Christian,
Muslim, Jewish,
Buddhist, Taoist,
Hindu, Wiccan,
atheist, agnostic…

But that’s not who I am.

I am straight, gay,
lesbian, somewhere
along the
continuum…

But that’s not who I am.

I am American,
European, Indian,
Asian, Middle Eastern,
a child of the world…

But that’s not who I am.

I’m a lefty, a righty,
a leftist, a rightist,
liberal, conservative,
centrist,
ambidextrous,
bisexual,
queer…

But that’s not who I am.

When you label me,
you marginalize me.

When you see me only
as part of a group,
you diminish me.

When you assume
I act and think and feel
as others like me,
you delude yourself,
because there are no others
like me.

I am unique,
not a stereotype,
not a cliché,
not something you
can merely dismiss
without thought.

I’m tough.
I’m chaotic.
I’m a challenge.
I’m human…

I belong to groups,
but the groups don’t
define me.

If I tell you my eye color,
can you know what’s in my heart?
If I give you my shoe size,
will you get a glimpse into my soul?

If you want
to know me,
then talk to me,
listen to me.

Hear what I say,
read what I write.

See what I do,
watch how I live.

Learn what I love,
what I hate,
what I desire,
what I fear…

And what I hope for
and what I dream of.

Discover the wonder
that I am,
that you are,
that we all are:

Individual.

Unique.

Complex.

Indefinable.

Only then will you know
who I am.

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Let Us Become Sunlight! (1 min read)

Millionaire's Digest

Written by Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Sudhanshu Joshi

Founder & Owner of: Be Motivated!

-If you have the courage to dream! You too, have the power to achieve it!

Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor, Successful Living Writer


Through the mist, through the cloud
came so silently, yet so loud.
Striking the ocean, reflecting so bright
emerged a ray, called sunlight!
Sparkling our eyes, brightening our day
falling at the mountains and the beautiful bay.
Exclusively from heaven, came this unbiased ray
which teaches us a lesson in its own way.

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Love (1 min read)

Millionaire's Digest

Written by Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Sudhanshu Joshi

Founder & Owner of: Be Motivated!

-If you have the courage to dream! You too, have the power to achieve it!

Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor, Successful Living Writer


Love is not all about hugs and kisses,

Love is not only for mister and their misses!

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The future of social media platforms.

If social media platforms were polarized on a scale of sentiment – positive or negative – where would the majority of its users fall? On one end we have internet trollers, hacking thieves, and cyber-bullying. On the other, we have uplifting campaigns built for humanity and social good, or we could look at the continually growing self-help movement. How does this affect us?

Social media is not so new to our livelihoods. Messaging platforms powered by the latest available technology have existed since the start of the Internet. Though, its rapid growth has changed human behavior in ways we’ve never seen before.

Every day individuals can jump on a soapbox and have the potential to reach millions in just minutes.

These numbers are from a website that shows the internet in real time. This is the data of a 2-minute time period on a Tuesday morning.

  • Twitter had 1,430 accounts created and 741,000 tweets went out.
  • 15 million posts were distributed on Facebook.
  • 94,000 photos were uploaded to Instagram.
  • WhatsApp had 1,632 accounts created and 30 million messages were sent.

Social media platforms have created the ability to connect with others in a whole new way, however, while there has been continuous progression of communication, social platform is currently missing the ability for these true heroes and models of inspiration who are dealing with a daily battle to stand out and show their journey to the world, until now…

At BayArt, we wonder and attempt to find out how much of this distributed content has the power of creating the positive impact in our life.

Research finds that these latest “social good” trends are leading to a kinder, gentler generation of users. New tech is now almost expected to be making a “social impact” for good.

Because of that, new social media platforms such as Millionaire’s Digest and BayArt, change the idea of typical social networking. They want to take social networking even further and create a community specifically for those to connect with one another all over the world that may deal with mental, physical, or other challenges.

For example; … you don’t need a degree here at The Millionaire’s Digest. If you know what you love to talk about and you’re passionate about what you have to share with others, then you’re always welcomed here at The Millionaire’s Digest.”

This is a perfect way to give people the opportunity to share their story, give advice, seek advice, learn and educate daily in this global community that will enrich their lives and those others with their own conquests, challenges, and struggles.

The Millennial generation has honed in on finding ways to use this opportunity to raise awareness on issues and generate impact. According to Sarah Sladek, author of Knowing Y: Engage the Next Generation Now:

  • 92-percent believe that businesses should be measured more by social impact than by profit.
  • 61-percent feel personally responsible for making a positive difference in the world.

We see it in our newest companies on the rise. The next generation demands business that makes the positive impact. They demand digital media content that has a purpose. They engage with campaigns with the higher purpose.

The next generation is craving ways to be a part positive change. Social media and technology are amplifiers helping them actually do it. Though, with all of the negativity that still exists on the web, there still needs to be a driving force against it that supports positive impact and hones in on the importance of character building in that process.

In recent years we’ve seen a huge rise in the positive psychology, self-help, and happiness driven movement. The movement is based around idea that we cannot always rid ourselves of our miseries, but we can still become happier by positive cognitive therapy.

Psychologist, author, and educator Martin Seligman helped develop the ideas behind the VIA Character Institute, which provides a character strength test that highlights the strengths of each individual. According to this philosophy, self-awareness of our strengths gives us confidence that helps us want to in-turn help others find theirs.

Having knowledge of our strengths and weaknesses gives us the ability to use our strengths at opportune times and work on our weaknesses when we can. As we understand ourselves better, we can also understand others. Through this wisdom and understanding, we uplift each other.

So here’s what we’ve come to as facts: The trends of positive psychology and social impact are flourishing to a generation craving engagement. Social Media is only growing larger and larger by the second because of its addictive elements. The instant feedback the internet provider creates a drive to seek out more of it.

So what’s next in digital social trends? Can Social Media create habits of positive engagement to translate into real world behavior?

While internet trolling, cyber-bullying, etc still exists along with all the good that is happening through Online Social Media, BayArt is just one of the many new platforms that encourages a focus on positive lifestyle and I am positive that this will continue to grow and outweigh the negative impacts of an increasingly digital life.

Regardless of age or circumstances, at BayArt, we believe that each of us can use our life to make a positive impact. In doing so, we can then become empowered and inspired to lead meaningful life journeys.

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Turn! Turn! Turn!

To everything, (turn, turn, turn).
There is a season, (turn, turn, turn).
And a time to every purpose under heaven.
A time to be born, a time to die.
A time to plant, a time to reap.
A time to kill, a time to heal.
A time to laugh, a time to weep.

To everything, (turn, turn, turn).
There is a season, (turn, turn, turn).
And a time to every purpose under heaven.
A time to build up, a time to break down.
A time to dance, a time to mourn.
A time to cast away stones.
A time to gather stones together.

To everything, (turn, turn, turn).
There is a season, (turn, turn, turn).
And a time to every purpose under heaven.
A time of love, a time of hate.
A time of war, a time of peace.
A time you may embrace.
A time to refrain from embracing.

To everything, (turn, turn, turn).
There is a season, (turn, turn, turn).
And a time to every purpose under heaven.
A time to gain, a time to lose.
A time to rend, a time to sew.
A time for love, a time for hate.
A time for peace, I swear it’s not too late.

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Peace!

There is a place called Peace, where living waters never cease to flow And you’ve led me here, away from fear, where your winds ever blow And there is no end to wonder with you so near and so much to show So I can wander freely, at liberty, beneath emerald eyes I so well […]

via There is a Place Called Peace — noblethemes

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Sometimes You Just Need A Friend — noblethemes

Bills are piling high, pills will not do, and you want to cry; Your roof is leaking, your soul is seeking, you want to die, But you really try to stay calm, without any healing balm; You feel lonely and frightened in the deadly dark of night, And you reach ‘n try to teach yourself […]

via Sometimes You Just Need A Friend — noblethemes

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Failure : A New Beginning !

Sudhanshu Joshi

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Sudhanshu Joshi

Failure is not the end ,
Failure is the beginning!

Beginning of a new chase,
Chase to achieve our goal !
Beginning of a new phase,
Phase which involves our soul !

Beginning of a new race,
Race to passion and glory !
Beginning to enter a world,
Where everyone has a struggle story!

Life is not meant to be easy ,
Life is indeed a roller coaster !

Where,
Ups and down are the part of life !
Where,
Hope is the start of life !

Where,
Faith can lift you to the highest peak!
Where,
Losing hope can make you coward and weak !

Everybody knows how to fall,
But, Few are those who stand erect and tall!

Never let failure install fear in your mind,
Just believe yourself ,because you are One Of A Kind !

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