“Ideas Worth Spreading”

I am on the road, enjoying the first leg of a three-week trip “up-north”.  My friend and I are calling it the “Reunion Tour”, since we are having so much fun connecting with family and friends. 

Along the way, discussions with family and friends have led me to mention TED.com, and I realized that even though I have included the link on the right, I might not have mentioned TED to you.

“TED is a small nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader.”  (Their words.)

TED has a wonderful web site with lots of great videos and info.  (My words.)

At TED.com you can listen to:

  • world-famous neurologists explain how our brains work – in simple language;
  • scientists describe just about anything, and often with artistic and/or humorous insight; 
  • economists discuss alleviating poverty in an engaging manner; 
  • artists share their motivation with scientific precision,  
  • and best selling-authors and filmmakers talk about their work with joy and gratitude.

And, all of them really do have ideas worth spreading.

I love the variety, and the way so much information is shared in so little time – no talk is longer than 20 minutes! 

Please, leave my blog, and go to TED.com.  Click on a picture then listen.  Fun, interesting stuff awaits you.  It’s like a road trip for your mind.

If the first talk you listen to doesn’t do it for you, pick another, or another.  TED, like life, is your choice.  And, it’s free – no registration required.

I stumbled on TED about 4 years ago, by becoming involved in Pangea Day. I listen to it weekly, daily even, and then I forget about it for a while, and when I return, I fall in love all over again.

I hope you find something you enjoy, and you find a way to use it to create the life you want.  I have.

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