Sunday, September 28, 2008

TED TALKS: Brilliant People Coming Together to Share Their Mind's Work

Please watch each of these videos all the way through.  They are very interesting, and each part of each talk has a different - yet equally valuable - point to make.

These talks have been included on this blog because they touch on issues of:

Globalization, security, morality, conservative vs. liberalism, the existence of peace within each of us and the capacity of each of us to live moral, creative, beautiful lives of PEACE.

*About* TED talks:

"TED stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design.  It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from those three worlds.  Since then its scope has become even broader.

The annual conference now brings together the world's most fascinating thinkers and doers, who are challenged to give the talk of their lives (in 18 minutes)"

Here are the videos within this blog:

1.   My Stroke of Insight - Jill Bolte Taylor

2.   The Real Difference Between Liberals and Conservatives - Jonathan Haidt

3.   Security and Insecurity - Eve Ensler

4.   Do Schools Today Kill Your Creativity? - Sir Ken Robinson

My Stroke of Insight:

The Real Difference Between Liberals and Conservatives:

(Watch all of this one. He starts off critical of Conservatives but ends up recognizing the importance of conservativism to balancing liberal thought)

Do you think Obama and/or Biden fit with Haidt's analysis of liberalism?  Why or why not?  Is that a good or a bad thing?

Do you think McCain and/or Palin fit with his analysis of conservativism?  Why or why not?  Is that a good or a bad thing?

Security and Insecurity:

Do Schools Today Kill Your Creativity?:

So.......what do you think of what these people have to say?

NOTE: If you click on the title of this blog, you will be directed to the TED Talks homepage.

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