God the Duchess of Cambridge "Five big questions" happened THIS YEAR. It's like it was five years ago, honestly. Well, that's how long we've been hearing about Kate's 'big plan' and how monumental it would be, and how it was her legacy work, the work that was going to change royal work forever. Then in January, she kicked it off and it was a poorly designed five-question survey with a vague promise that the survey ... would inform Kate's future work. Or something. The goal, it was clear, was to give Kate a "big plan," to explain how she's spent the past decade, and to get a momentary rush of good headlines and photo ops. Kate hadn't brought up the “Big Five” mess in months. And then Kensington Palace posted this video this morning:
Join us this week as we announce the results of the 5 Big Questions survey, find out # 5BigInsights, and answer your questions.
This is just the beginning… pic.twitter.com/lKegCA0x2Z
- The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@KensingtonRoyal) November 23, 2020
First off, to the cameraman (cameraman) who works for Kensington Palace these days: you are wrong. Quick edit and quick “zoom in” isn't young and hip, it looks amateurish and cheap. KP has used his own cameraman for the last five videos he has made, as I guess they're not happy with how they look on Zoom calls.
Second, yet another CopyKate moment where Kate talks on a sofa, in front of photos and framed flowers. Just like the Duchess of Sussex has been doing for months. Can Kate stop white bachelor Meghan for about two seconds? Third, this survey was so basic and poorly designed, I have no idea how the folks at Kate even put together something substantial to show people. What are these “five big ideas”? I guess it will be a bunch of common knowledge things like "diet and exercise influence early development" and "every child should be raised like the Middletons!"
Over the weekend, KP also posted this video on fatherhood and the like. Again, camera work is awkward and bad…?!?!
🦸♂️ "We need to be easier on ourselves as men and dads ... we don't need to be superheroes."
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge met the beneficiaries of @FutureMenUKPrograms for Fathers, which help fathers build their confidence as parents at every stage of their child's development. pic.twitter.com/mnVtqt0L2q
- The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@KensingtonRoyal) November 21, 2020
Photos courtesy of Backgrid.
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Are you solo and looking for love ? Are you finding it hard to meet the right person ? When you’re having trouble finding a love connection, it’s all too easy to become discouraged or buy into the destructive myths out there about dating and relationships.
Life as a solo person offers many rewards, such as being free to pursue your own hobbies and interests, learning how to enjoy your own company, and appreciating the quiet instants of retraite. However, if you’re ready to share your life with someone and want to build a lasting, worthwhile relationship, life as a single person can also seem frustrating
For many of us, our emotional baggage can make finding the right romantic partner a difficult journey. Perhaps you grew up in a household where there was no role model of a solid, healthy relationship and you doubt that such a thing even exists. Or maybe your dating history consists only of brief flings and you don’t know how to make a relationship last. You could be attracted to the wrong type of person or keep making the same bad choices over and over, due to an unresolved issue from your past. Or maybe you’re not putting yourself in the best environments to meet the right person, or that when you do, you don’t feel confident enough.
Never be ashamed of who you are. Never. Likability starts with liking yourself. Be your weird, imperfect self. Set your values and stay true to yourself. Be proud of your individuality. People often hide themselves because they are afraid of rejection. But they forget that they don’t need acceptance from everyone. All you need to find are the right people who embrace who you are. And when you aren’t afraid to show yourself, it’s easier to find such people.
Get over your nature, personality, shyness, ignorance, ego or whatever and initiate. When you initiate, you show you’re bulletproof of rejection, which shows your confidence. When you want to practice your social skills, act before you can think. Say something within 5 seconds. Even if the conversation becomes a big failure, practice your courage and your spirit of initiative. Become an initiator and approach people. You never know where your future friends are hiding.
Many people spend an entire day without smiling. While I’m not asking you to put a fake smile all the time, you must find reasons to smile every day. You will only find reasons when you look for them. And meeting a person is a good one. A smile gives a good figure, and it is likely to pass to the other person.
It’s common advice to show interest in people’s life, passions, goals, and everything else they have to say. But nobody tells you how to become genuinely interested in the other person. There are three confidentiels to it : Treat people like celebrities. Find what you can learn from them. Everyone has knowledge, experiences, and perspectives you don’t have. Find how you can help them.
When you meet people for the first time, you know nothing about them. So, it ends up being an awkward introduction or a small talk on a random topic. You can do better than that. Notice the words or actions of the other person and make assumptions about other people’s interests. Then, give clues when it’s your turn to talk. If the other person gives a response, you got it right. If however, the person shows no response, try the next technique on the list.
No, I’m not talking about questions like — “How are you doing ? ”, “How’s your day going ? ” or “The weather is too cold ( or hot ), isn’t it ? ”Instead, ask strange questions. They give other people an opportunity to open up. Strange questions can be funny, weird, creative, specific or different in any other way. Just make sure you ask open-ended questions ( don’t ask yes or no questions ).
Every time you open your mouth, it’s an opportunity for you to find common interests or values. Without common ground, it’s hard to build a strong relationship with the other person.
When you answer, give hints on what you value, what you like, what assumptions you have made, where you want the conversation to go, or open new possibilities by asking questions. If you don’t find common ground, go back to the 4th point and get interested in them.
Ask for people’s advice on something you’re struggling with or an opinion on a subject ( but avoid controversial topics ). And if you truly like someone’s advice, take it, use it and let them know how it went for you. Don’t forget to thank them. When they speak, figure out their beliefs, values and the way they think. They may even share their stories or give clues about their interests. This gives them a chance to open up which brings me to the next point.
If you open up too much in the beginning, you may push people away. And if you don’t open up at all, you won’t build a strong connection with the other person. Some people don’t mind opening up while others like to trust before they open up. If the other person is too shy to open up, take the lead and give some intimate details about you or share a story. Before opening up any further, let the other person talk. Give them space to share themselves. When you both become vulnerable, the foundation of a new relationship is laid.
People won’t open up in front of you unless they feel comfortable. to make them feel comfortable, get comfortable yourself and give them reasons to trust you. First, relax and get in an open body language. Then, provide trust by providing value and aligning your words with actions