I know, I am supposed to be starting a couple of posts about creative things I've done this weekend... and I promise, they are coming. But, every now and again I run across things that I feel are so important that I need to spread the word about them. Even if it's already been spread.
I've known TED for some time now, and in case anyone who reads me doesn't, I'd love to introduce you... so, everyone... meet TED.
Well, ok, meet a screen shot of TED, but let me tell you a little more, because this barely scratches the surface.
Being one of those insatiably curious persons I tend to spend some time out there searching for pretty random and off the wall subjects. You'd be amazed at what I know about how a coconuts are grown. What I know about the newest advances in agriculture, or the newest findings from CERN may shock you too... and I've even found more than a few great cookie recipes.
Anyway, the gist of it is that I like to expand my mind. Having grown up in such a closed community where said curiosity about the world was often not approved of, sucking up morsels of what the world is like outside of myself and my small portion of it has been a huge passion for me.
TED bills itself as "Riveting talks by remarkable people, free to the world". I'll buy that. But, oh, my friends, it is sooooo much more. So very much more.
Want to learn about forgiveness?
How about how someone chooses to live their life? (And maybe learning a great deal about tolerance while doing it?)
How about a few words about doodling?
Or, how about one answer to my personal age old question... What is art? (It might also explain that "creative insanity" thing I am pretty sure I live.)
Most of these videos are 5 to 15 minutes long, maybe even 20 minutes every now and again. But the effects can be timeless... mind expanding... amazing.
If you don't know TED... to visit. Who knows what you may experience?