Christofer has been a counselor, contract administrator and has studied astrology with his mother since the 70s. He has eight grandchildren.
70% of the Earth is Water, But Oh What Creatures Lie Beneath, and oh yes, there is Humankind above!
Are You The Master of Your Realm?
A barnacle is a type of arthropod related to crabs and lobsters. There are more than 1,400 species of barnacles found in the world’s waterways. As anyone who’s ever maintained a vessel knows, removing barnacles requires some elbow grease (or a pressure washer). That's why some boaters call them by their slang name: "crusty foulers."
Fast Curing Cement
How do barnacles stick to the undersides of vessels, to other sea life, to each other, and to pretty much anything they come in contact with? They secrete a fast-curing cement that is among the most powerful natural glues known, with a tensile strength of 5,000 pounds per square inch and an adhesive strength of 22-60 pounds per square inch. The glue is so strong that researchers are trying to figure out how it can be used commercially.
Barnacles on Humans?
Barnacles like places with lots of activity where they reside on sturdy objects like rocks, pilings, and buoys. Moving objects like boat and ship hulls, are particularly vulnerable to the "pesky critters". Barnacles on humans? Yes, these creatures plant themselves on your body! Don't explore on the web now. Look later!
Heavy Barnacle Growth on Hulls Increases Weight as much as 60%
Large barnacle colonies cause ships to drag and burn more fuel, leading to significant economic and environmental costs. The U.S. Navy estimates that heavy barnacle growth on ships increases weight and drag by as much as 60 percent, resulting in a 40 percent increase in fuel consumption!
NOW FOR HUMAN CONTRASTS AND COMPARISONS
How Can The Human Hull Either Grow or Devolve?
Barnacles are impossibly crusty and feed off all of their around. Yes, you can spray them off the Hull of your Boat, but they make an immediate return. The Human Hull can progress and devolve and take on difficult points of view; building up "barnacle-like" inclinations and hardened points of view that seem to take up residence with a brick-like fortitude to substantiate genetically and socially ingrained deeply solid mindsets.
Now Lets Go to Inter Gender Human Civility at the Workplace ("nonbarnacled")
Workplace Inter Gender HUMAN CIVILITY
- This is not a word you HEAR used in the modern workplace, but it is a word you see all around, especially as people with certain behavioral standards naturally manifest their qualities. Affectedly modest, reserved, or serious. It is enjoyable being demure, because the energy output is not grandiose, but pleasing and easing.
- Characterized by good taste, generosity of spirit, and good breeding. The gracious person is on alert, beaming headlights into the darkness. When one is gracious, they carry a watchful eye for intervening kind demonstration.
- Extremely pleasing or delightful; entrancing. When a charming person shines at their company, one can tell they are enjoying making a contribution. There is a true "aura" that charming people exude. It's as if people know and appreciate that "everyone" gets treated uniformly by this person.
- Of a refined or elegant kind. The polite mindset is not trying to interrupt or gain the upper hand. Politeness allows for the "others" response. Politeness has an understated aspect that because of its painless and quiet equipoise seems to create quiet peacefulness around it. It is understated allowing and pleasant.
Responsive to Kindness
- With an eye and an ear tuned to harmonious and appealing sounds, the responsive Civil Mind enjoys spreading good vibes. They know when they are receiving excellent feedback, and thus emanate a good nature in return. This generally "stills the waters" of potential disturbances.
Silent at Appropriate Times
- When we should speak and when we need to let our silence speak. With oral motors going these days into constant overdrive, people naturally enjoy those quiet pauses when "white noise" sets its snowy broadcast into the atmosphere. In an urban milieu, it is very noticeable when people set their channels' tones on "cool and quiet".
So How Do Bad Behavior Barnacles Burden Our Human Hulls?
It is not difficult to see angry, perturbed people in workplaces that tend to be over run with speed, shorthand gestures, tense faces - that people do not even know they are making and just uncomfortable attitudes, carried around much of the time.
One way we get barnacles is by sporting a DISPOSITIONAL COUNTENANCE that is saying, I wish I wasn't here. I have a headache. I will not plaster a fake smile on my face, not today! I am not going to be one of those people who pretends they are happy, when I'm not!
Letting PERSONAL STRESSES rise to the fore. If one were able to create a MISFORTUNE AND TRAGEDY Index for everyone, one could see that misfortune does not show itself on everyone. People allowing their own personal troubles to become a part of their OUTER PERSONALITY.
One lady, during my paralegal days, had her child kidnapped in a domestic crime. It turns out she was taken to an offshore island. It all got solved in a few months, However, all of her friends at the Law Firm, who knew about it, gave her constant solace and sympathy. And also they would comment on the "style" she was using to get through. She would say: "I cry at night. I am happy here."
Without using references to psychological studies, maybe it's good to understand that we do need to clean the stressors off our OUTER DEMEANORS. No, you can't pretend a hard life out of existence, or become a superior actor, day in and day out.
Life is hard. Life is complex. Life is full of various levels of suffering. However a few good cleanings of a barnacled hull, may put you in a DAILY MINDSET that every day at work, you are serving yourself, your loved ones, your family, your loved ones and your fellow co-workers. That tells you how many causes you have to attend to everyday. That is a positive challenge to keep you beautiful human hull unburdened.
© 2021 Christofer French
Christofer French (author) from Denver on March 23, 2021:
Thanks very much!
Christofer French (author) from Denver on March 20, 2021:
Thanks very much. That makes me sigh.
Christofer French (author) from Denver on March 17, 2021:
Thanks much for your barnacle busting kindness.
Christofer French (author) from Denver on March 17, 2021:
Thank you so much for a barnacle busting kindness. Deeply appreciated!
Marissa from Nigeria on March 17, 2021: