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A place to share TED talks we like


Dear Friends,

The idea is simply to have a place to share TED talks we like on any topic. This idea was inspired by a TED talk recorded in April Protected content , in Bend Oregon USA.

This first topic is one that old philosophers and young poets will nod and think … what’s new about that? But if you’re not an old philosopher or a young poet… not understanding this will make life SEEM a lot harder than it is or needs to be.

The TED talk is titled : “Why Aren't We Awesomer?” by Michael Neill

He begins with a quote…

“A man will be imprisoned in a room with a
door that's unlocked and opens inwards;
as long as it does not occur to him to pull
rather than push.”

-Ludwig Wittgenstein ( Protected content )

And ends this talk by saying…

“No matter how long you’ve been stuck with
something, no matter how real a problem looks
no matter how intractable a difficulty seems,
you’re never more than one thought away
from a whole new experience of being alive”

In-between I suspect you’ll laugh or at least smile (sniffing dog was my favorite)
as you participate along with the audience in his experiments.

Note: My opinion on the length of TED talks is…

10 minutes is best
20 minutes is too long
15 minutes is tolerable only if it is VERY good.

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(14 minutes) “Why Aren't We Awesomer?” by Michael Neill


Bookmarked TED talks (for ongoing reveiw and reference)

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Gratitude: Louie Schwartzberg at TEDxSF Protected content