Educate yourself and while you’re at it, others too

As I wrote yesterday I love TED Talks… oh yea and I did also mention a growing sense of disenfranchisement.

I try not to take the information I gather for granted, and one of the joys I experience is in sharing with others. Of course, I am aware that sometimes it can be overwhelming and I try to limit the deluge. I feel I can filter for friends because I know them so well and I hope that they realize that often, I simply want them to know something “exists” even if they don’t need to know “about” it in depth. That is to say; sometimes reading headlines is enough.

I don’t I believe I’m the single source of information, nor would I really want that for people. The second greatest joy is when people in turn filter for me. It represents both a dialog as well as a foil to view other people’s perceptions. I also hold as fact that anyone worth knowing doesn’t leave their education in the hands of others.

People with a natural curiosity and the intellect to satiate that appetite are an amazing combination. So go forth and learn, but for a moment allow me to direct your attention.

TED recently released their Top 10 TED Talks although I would have probably chosen a different segment, I assume people will check out the list in their leisure time, but I realize not everyone has the same time frames that I do.

There’s one video which combines the flavor of yesterday’s commentary with the sense of “information obligation” (both to search and to share) that I hope each of you embodies.

In Do schools today kill creativity?Ken Robinson presents wonderfully and suggests that the education principals of today won’t serve the needs of the future.

Arguing over the word “killing” can result in semantic discussions of “intent” and many negative connotations so I think it’s important to suggest a premise that the creative needs of society change over time.

So whether malicious or not, in business and society, implications are that we can not rely on the exact same set of traits over time.

There are still some whether; ethics & integrity, curiosity & problem solving, which are “oldies but goodies” and are foundational, but in today’s age, you must commit to learn and practice your skills new and old with the help of other individuals, for none can do it all alone.

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