Anand Giridharadas: A tale of two Americas. And the mini-mart where they collided

 

This talk is one of the best TED talks I have ever watched. Immediately it touched my emotion in a deep level. Because of what the guy who the speaker is talking about went through. Because if something drastic was to happen to a person because of someone else how hard do you think it would be to forgive the attacker?

Have a great weekend everyone

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Don’t Get too Comfortable

I really enjoyed this ted talk. Because he talked about not getting comfortable. In the sense of him sleeping on the floor beside his bed. Because if you always do the same thing you will continue to get the same results. In other words you will feel Ok my current situation is good so therefore I do not need to strive for more.

If you are currently  a web designer or a graphic designer and you’ve gotten comfortable try new things for your career. Maybe you could take up illustration to combine with your current skills. Never stop striving for more and to become more. But the main thing to ask yourself is if you want to become more and have more.

Why you will fail to have a great career


This Ted talk is one that literally blew my socks off. Everything that Larry Smith talks about makes perfect sense. Because these few words sum up those who live the good life and those who do not

 

” You will fail to have a great career because you know what you need to do

to have one but you won’t do it”

Elizabeth Gilbert: A new way to think about creativity

 

Elizabeth Gilbert is a very interesting woman. The way she talks about creativity is something that really opened my mind to think of creativity in a different way. I never really thought of creative people falling and diminishing at their own hands. Whenever I’m outside or not doing anything related to designing creativity inspiration comes out of nowhere.

“All children are born artists, the problem is to remain an artist as we grow up.” – Pablo Picasso

 

What are your thoughts about this speech?

 

Paula Scher: Great design is serious (not solemn)

I first learned about Paula Scher when I was in art school. One of my professors had mentioned her. After watching this Ted talk It really opened my eyes up about designing in a different way. Because before I thought of designing as being solemn and not serious. Also the aspect of playing while designing because that is honestly what designing can be depending on how you look at it.