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Fez Miester
Fez Miester
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You ever seen a Fez of Armadillos?

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What does Fez Mean?
Well..
Of course there is the city of Fez in a holy city where no motor vehicles can enter...
There is the word Fezz or Fess pronounced the same or similar from the middle east which means Wind ;=)
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You can have a school of fish, a flock of birds, a heard of cows, goats, sheep..etc however when you see a group of Armadillos you call it a what?!
In German, Armadillos translates as, 'the belt animal', obviously they animal to catch and kill to make belts... haha

However for me, I didn't decide one morning to name myself after a city, I like the idea of being named Wind. However that and all the metaphorical coincidences that brings up for me in my life came up later.
I do move around like the wind. I am generally soft like the wind and move as quickly if i say so myself..
However,
When I was a child, I had a entirely different picture that supported me and brought me to this place where I started calling myself Fez.
it was at the age 7ish. & I was looking for something I could call myself and feel myself when I met people.
Paul or Steve just wasn't good enough?! you ask...
no-
I felt no connection, and I saw no connection in others. Of course I could see that ome people could not connect at all to the name Fez, and found it disturbing and strange.. others enjoyed it found it new and interesting.
I say our names are the first filter that people automatically unconsciously have on us. your name, Arabic, Scottish, Russian, Chinese, whatever, before even a vocal inflection can be registered begin an impression. A Twitter User Allsportoday' or something close who replied to me a month ago; gives a big impression, you'll bet 90%+ it's a man, etc.

So why do most of most people go around with their given names? Because they think it's required? Because they think that name or some shorter version is truly themselves and their parents most have gotten it 100% correct before they were even born? Now in the age of computer user names, ( Yes I was Fez Miester Long before I had a computer user name ) I think people realize they can't or don't want to be Danny1, Danny2, Danny3, Danny4 It just becomes incorrigible at some point to the ego; where it says I don't to be John42!! Our self image drives us to create a new image or take an image we already have, say, 'best chocopiemaker@... & we choose to have people ask us, 'so yo love making chocolate pies? as the 2nd question when they get our card, email or name in some cases.. because we set it up that way. Instead of, Where are you from? & what do you do? Which are not 'bad questions'. They just serve to help any person stereotype another to know what to ask next and if a /what relationship will be possible in the future...
This goes on constantly. all over the world almost identically, which is the slightly odd part you'd think that if you went to Greece or Germany, or America, or China, this process would change.. and it does.. maybe the questions change a bit.. Like in Thailand, maybe the 3rd question is, ' do you have children yet?' where that's the 4th question in other areas not as soon.. and reserved more for older people. however. This is building up that same box.
Do you want that box or not? it's not a right or wrong answer of course. If you show up at a trade show and you go around to merchants and booths, and you want to meet as many people as possible as potential customers.. you probably want to take that approach at first. However, If you want to make long term connections, you probably want to discriminate most the people you meet immediately and save your time and energy for the few people who are 'sticking'.
So yes, it starts with a name, I say, how far people will fly with you depends first off if they are interested enough to sit and hear your story. if it's to long, to boring to hear a 1 minute story on ...any-whatever- part of your life, you feel is the most immportant to share. Then forget about getting a phone call back in 1 year from now. Statistics show this pretty well.
I'l write how i got the name Fez another day ;z)

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