Weltanschauung of Active Rain: a perpective by Endre Barath...

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View of the World Aka Weltanschauung of Active Rain: a perspective by Endre Barath a Beverly Hills Realtor


Even though, the Active Rain Worldview is shared by many in this community, over the years I have placed more emphasis on some, than on others. My beliefs, my values, as well as my behavior stem directly from my background as well as my life experiences i.e.: my “Worldview”.


My Weltanschauung has been affected by many factors, some of it is, because I lived in Europe during the first 13+ years of my life and ten of it happened to be in Communist Hungary. Followed by the next three years in a Neutral Country. Hence, due to my life situation, I have placed more focus on what is important, what is good and what is sacred in life and what is real to me, compared to others who have taken many of these factors for granted in the US.

 I have been on this platform for a long time and I learned to appreciate the intent of the Founding Fathers’ of Active Rain. I have been saddened over the years of their as well as some other members departures. Let’s not forget, I was equally saddened over the various directions the platform has been meandering. At times, I have compared it to a large vessel moving on the ocean without a Captain or a Navigator.

 Never the less, the fact that the Weltanschauung remained on this platform, it is a direct credit to the members of this community. As time passed I had changed my views on what was more important of the ten principals. The reality is, each point is critical to make this platform work. Not one is more important than the other (now keep in mind this took years for me to come to terms with).

At times I have groused, why do we have to rehash this subject year after year via Active Rain contests, then it hit me, it does not hurt to bring it to the forefront, since many probably never read them, because they are hidden on this platform and you must search for it to find it.

Ironically, Lynn B. Friedman     has done a great service to the community by “placing it in your face” via an Active Rain Contest. For the members who are focused on the “points only, i.e.: to move up or stay in a certain position” this might be an “inconvenience and a hassle” to do, since writing about the same subject gets harder or should I say more challenging year after year.

Now with that said what are your thoughts about the subject i.e.: The Weltanschauung of Active Rain?




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Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I love the idea of a world. community and we should all think more along the lines.

Jan 10, 2018 07:30 PM #21
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

"...large vessel moving on the ocean without a Captain or a Navigator" - that comment makes me so sad, Endre, and I don't know if it's because I'm realizing it too or I'm in denial. 

I'm ever so hopeful that, as a group of like-minded souls, we can revive what we have loved about this community for so many years. It would be a shame for this ship to become another Titanic.

And, on the bright side - I sure am glad you're here! 

Jan 10, 2018 08:00 PM #22
Claude Labbe
Real Living | At Home - Washington, DC
Realty for Your Busy Life

Founding Fathers?  While you may not see yourself in that role, those "founders" surely are thankful the ActiveRain platform is now being shepherded by people like yourself and Lynn B. Friedman .

Which means, we need to review and refresh weltascauung annually.

Jan 10, 2018 09:37 PM #23
Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

I think you just showed us all that a subject can be written about many times and still have someone bring it to the forefront with clarity and brillance. Your perspecitve is always welcome and always worth reading and enjoying


Jan 10, 2018 11:22 PM #24
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Thank you Endre Barath, Jr. for sharing part of your life story, the early years that make us all think about our freedoms. That not everyone enjoys. But as a blogging platform with a little social twist that is bound to happen bantering back and forth in opinions, comments, the original pick of the term. Maybe it is time to add ones that don't hit high brow or the average Joe and Jane blogger to wonder what's that? It's nice to hear someone's World View but I always think "bless you" when I see the Big W thrown into the english word stream. Like someone sneezed. Or it alternates with the VW commercial term.

Jan 11, 2018 04:12 AM #25
Dana Hollish Hill
Hollish Hill Group, Keller William Capital Properties - Bethesda, MD
Lead Associate Broker

Each time people are asked to write about something more personal and less about real estate, we learn something new about them. Thanks for sharing a piece of yourself with us. 

Jan 11, 2018 04:38 AM #26
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Endre - like any good business the value are the non negotiables that is the foundation. They should be up front is it is important for everyone to know and understand.                                               

Jan 11, 2018 06:33 AM #28
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Hi Endre...glad to see the feature star on this one. Congratulations. Well-deserved. D 

Jan 11, 2018 08:01 AM #29
Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com - Monroe, NY
The House Kat

I agree that "placing it in your face" is a good idea, and does bring focus to guiding principles. Your viewpoint was a refreshing way to look at the annual challenge and the principles themselves.

Jan 11, 2018 11:54 AM #30
Marney Kirk
Cummings & Co. Realtors - Towson, MD
Towson, Maryland Real Estate

Endre, thank you for sharing your views on the platform - I come and go, trying to determine my place here. You have given me much to consider moving forward. Thank you!

Jan 11, 2018 12:19 PM #31
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Perry Wellington Realty, Adam Conrad, Broker - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Endre, great  post and congratulations on a well deserved feature. Like all the others here, I do appreciate your view of AR's Weltanschauung

Jan 11, 2018 12:31 PM #32
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

And I love that some of these in your face posts are being featured.

Jan 11, 2018 02:38 PM #33
Hannah Williams
Re/Max Eastern inc. - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818

Captain oh my Captain...  may they rest in peace ..the ones that we have.. lost the ones that have disappeared

Thank you to Lynn B. Friedman  and so glad your post was Featured Endre Barath, Jr. 

Jan 11, 2018 04:32 PM #34
Steffy Hristova
HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 480-966-9353 - Tempe, AZ
Tempe AZ Realtor - Your Home Close to Your Work!

You are so right, Endre! I read for the first time the Weltanschauung on one of Lynn B. Friedman 's contests, and the entry posts were so informative, too. I hope we keep this contest every year.

Jan 11, 2018 05:47 PM #35
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

Congratulations on the well deserved Feature Endre Barath, Jr. outstanding post on our "Rain"!

Jan 11, 2018 07:30 PM #36
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad

Hi Endre

I really enjoyed your perspective! I think it DOES make sense to continue discussions and sharing perspectives on the Welthanschauung as things involve, people come and go, and the online world, and AR, changes. But the value of the people remains a constant.


Jan 11, 2018 09:59 PM #37
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo & Home Sale Specialists

This is brought to the attention by most members because of Lynn's challenge, and it's worth reviewing!

Jan 12, 2018 04:16 AM #38
Kathryn Acciari
Cameron Real Estate Group - Shrewsbury, MA
RSPS, SRS, REALTOR(R) Sturbridge-Shrewsbury MA

We each have a uniqure perspective, and our own perspective can change over the years as you have demonstrated.

Jan 12, 2018 09:57 AM #39
John Wiley
Right Move Real Estate Group- EXP Realty - Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL Real Estate GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

Sometimes when I am on Active Rain and see the interaction from members all across the country I have a song pop into my head: It's A Small World.

Guidelines help maintain the interaction of a large group so that it seems more personal, like a small group.

Jan 12, 2018 10:33 AM #40
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I didn't read it until Lynn ran one of her contests many years ago. I still agree with the principles and glad they are in place.

Jan 12, 2018 04:20 PM #41
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