Sunday, March 24, 2019

Top 10 Ted Talks Of All Time That will Turbocharge Your Creativity and Inspire You

In this day and age of negative people and “fake news”, we do need a fix for something inspiring.  Here are 10 highest viewed TED talks ever!  And they provide us with some amazing insights into some of the most important things in life.  These are all experts in their areas and they are sharing their most profound thoughts.  Watch the videos and get hold of their best seller books as well.

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Do schools kill creativity? | Sir Ken Robinson (11.7 million views)

Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.  Ken Robinson has been a big advocate of changing the way education is approached in the current day and age.  We are focusing on too narrow a skill set which kills creativity ad entrepreneurship and lowers the professional standards in teaching itself.  There are several trends which needs to be addressed for the teaching of future.

  • decreasing monetary value of a college degree and the rising cost of earning one
  • bifurcated academic and vocational class system contributing to rising income inequality
  • social and financial drain of having nearly 1.5 million students (who are disproportionately racial minorities) drop out of high school each year
  • boredom and demoralization of those who remain in school

Sir Robinson decries the pyramidal structure of education where only a select few kids rise to the top.  These are those who have mastered the “student mold”.  What we need instead is an all-round development of the citzenry where multiple intelligences are cultivated and nurtured.  This can be achieved by allowing the kids to pursue their interests in an authentic, self-paced and playful way.  Watch this highest watch TED talk ever for a refreshing take on education!

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Why we do what we do | Tony Robbins (10.3 million views)

Tony Robbins discusses the “invisible forces” that make us do what we do — and high-fives Al Gore in the front row.

In this amazing video, Tony Robbins discusses how human needs drive our actions.  We have over 6000 different emotions, of which only 12 dominate in any week.  Half of these are disempowering.  That leaves only 6 emotions which make us happy.  These 6 – Certainty (Have some consistency in life), Uncertainty (we need surprises and variety), Significance (Feel important to someone or something and have a way to feel unique), Connection & Love (have friendship and intimacy), Growth (Progress is happiness – if you aren’t growing, you are dying) and Contribution (the satisfaction and happiness from giving)

 

The power of vulnerability | Brené Brown (5.77 million views)

Brené Brown studies human connection — our ability to empathize, belong, love. In a poignant, funny talk at TEDxHouston, she shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal quest to know herself as well as to understand humanity. A talk to share.

https://youtu.be/iCvmsMzlF7o