Vision and Business

There are two kinds of vision.  One has to do with the physical act of seeing the world around you.  That is what most people think of when they discuss sight, seeing and vision in that context.  The other kind of vision is more abstract.  You have probably met people that have this particular kind of vision.  They see things that other people don’t see.  Mostly, this has to do with opportunities or challenges that no one else has thought of or has found a solution for.

This kind of vision cannot be corrected with eye wear, or surgically.  It is not learned or acquired.  You are either born with it or not.  That doesn’t mean that everyone can’t be visionaries.  It is just that the nature of vision is that it springs from within, from deep innate passions and a drive that cannot be controlled or explained away.

If you have vision, you know who you are.  You are located out of the norm on one side of the bell curve that defines human behavior.  The opposite side of that curve is occupied by the people that don’t fit into society.  You do.  It is just that you have the capability of changing the world, whereas your counterparts just don’t fit in and are regarded, fairly or not, as outcasts.

You fit in, just not in the way others do.  You use the institutions and conventions that are at hand to achieve your objectives, realizing your vision within the existing structures.  Richard Branson is a visionary.  Steve Jobs was a visionary.  You can even say that the Founding Fathers were visionaries for their time.  In order for you to change the future, you have to be able to see it first.  We have seen locally visionaries when it comes to internet marketing.  What they are working on is certainly visionary for the current world.

There is nothing wrong with being a visionary.  You just need to realize that most people can’t see what you do.  Can’t wrap their brain around your concepts and envision how things will be better/different than they were before.  Nothing wrong with that, of course.  Just know that you are not alone and that people like you, will be the ones to eventually change the world.  (Not always for the better, unfortunately.)


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Cataracts and Diabetes in Dogs

f you have an older dog, or a younger one with the genetic disposition to diabetes, then you are well aware of the dangers that this disease poses to your beloved pet.  Diabetes in dogs is a health condition, like in people, that can be managed.  One of the side effects of diabetes that you need to know something about is the development of cataracts in dogs as a result.  Whether the diabetes is something that develops over the course of the life of your dog, or is hereditary, you want to know what you can do about the impending blindness that your dog might experience with cataracts.

Cataracts are an opacity in the lens.  You might see a developing cloudiness in your dog’s eyes.  When a cataract is immature, it just presents a bit of an issue seeing for your dog.  They don’t have to read words on a page or fine detail, so it really doesn’t affect them too much.  Over time, though, seeing at night becomes more difficult and they have a reduced ability to see objects if there isn’t enough contrast between colors and light and dark.  Still, they can function well enough to get around your house and a yard that they are familiar with.

When cataracts become mature, that is when your dog has a lot of difficulty negotiating its environment.  Little or no light passes through the lens of the eye and when there is no light, there is no image on the retina which sends signals to the brain which deciphers that image into “sight”.  The only solution for mature cataracts is to have them surgically removed, just like with people.  The vet surgeons that operate on dogs’ eyes have the same training as an ophthalmologist surgeon for people and the procedure is identical.  Dog eyes and people eyes are very similar physiologically.  So if your vet cautions you about diabetes risks for your dog, you need to know that there might be an impact on your dogs’ vision, and you need to start dealing with that sooner rather than later.  There are proven treatment methods that can slow the progression of cataracts such as Ocu-Glo and you will want to start to get your dog on this medication as soon as you can.