Florence Haridan

Executive Director - Character Counts! In Jacksonville, AIGA / Design Organization
Saint Augustine, FL, United States

About Florence

I'm passionate about

Emotional & Spiritual Intimacy - I believe we are longing to SEE & EXPERIENCE each other on deeper levels. I work to create situations and experiences that foster individuals to share of them selves.

Favorite talks

Comments & conversations

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Florence Haridan
Posted about 4 years ago
Simon Lewis: Don't take consciousness for granted
WOW, what an enlightening talk. I suffer from Pernicious Anemia. It is a chronic severe B12 deficiency. It affects consciousness big time! One of the symptoms is actually called FOGHEAD. Ya, lack of consciousness...this man's work is huge in so many ways...
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Florence Haridan
Posted over 4 years ago
The desecration of symbols
Insightful observations and questions...thank you for sharing. I believe the conversation on this is bigger than The Koran or Muslims and Christians... I am the Executive Director for Character Counts! in Jacksonville. I work to educate my community on character and ethics. As I move from circle to circle of organizations, groups, churches, what I experience is the fear of being affected/changed/moved. We as humans get an idea in our heads, we hold onto it for dear life. We work to expand it, inform it and validate it. We then work to get others to buy into it, so we are not alone with the idea. We want other people to think the way we think. To create community, to create support, safety...we seek connection and the way to do that is shared thinking. Even this community here at TED, we are seeking connection and inspiration. We come together in mutual respect and see the power of affective communication. We open ourselves to new ideas and allow ourselves to be grown. That is why TED is such a cultural force. TED has created a space of mutual respect and hence it opens our egos to be willing to be affected. We learn and grow together and those two experiences create deep and meaningful bonds in our lives. I look forward to seeing more of your posts...
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Florence Haridan
Posted over 4 years ago
Have you checked the sponsor on the left?
not a single person, group, corporation is perfect. most of us get up each day and do the best we can. we try to learn from our mistakes and move forward. as we hold each other and ourselves to our best, this world will transform. we must allow each other to change and grow and evolve, as individuals, groups, organizations, governments...
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Florence Haridan
Posted over 4 years ago
What happens to chivalry once women are "equal" to men?
I am a very independent woman who is self supporting and a vital part of my community. I love when people are polite. That is chivalry right?? A man being polite and potentially going out of his way to help...chivalry, self sacrifice. So what is the word when a woman does it? Why is extreme politeness a man thing??? Hmm interesting... Funny thing is, I shall often comment to a man, who has held a door or done a small gesture of politeness, That I am glad to see that Chivalry is not dead! I honor and delight when I see a man treat a woman as a woman. Kind simple gestures of civility have been lost. As we understand the power of a simple extra effort, we become more connected and in tune to ourselves and others. Thanks for the question it is a good one!!
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Florence Haridan
Posted over 4 years ago
When was the last time an angel passed by?
Actually the angel did not pass by, it stopped and made itself known!! I am constantly amazed at the presence of them in my life on a daily basis. For me it is the willingness to experience them, that they make their presence visible to me...I send good thoughts your way Lynn...
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Florence Haridan
Posted over 4 years ago
Martin Seligman: The new era of positive psychology
I love your thought around meaningful enlightenment. - i create interactive art experiences that help people to discover themselves and others. I believe we are longing to become more connected and intimate with each other and ourselves on so many levels. I know that each of us is here to be affected and to affect others...in this moment know you have affected me. : ) May your light continue to shine bright!!