If you watch one TED talk ever it must be this one. Other than being an out right genius and a fantastic business success, this man gets life like no one else I’ve ever witnessed. Why wait until you are dying to do all the things you ever wanted to do? Why not start doing them now. Why are we married to our companies?
Truly inspiring and thought provoking. This is a wonderful start to the answer of how do we spend our lives.
Don’t start creating obstacles,just start thinking how we can live better, work better and be better, then implement from there.
I just read this article: http://www.wired.com/2014/09/cargo-drones-in-africa/ Which I strongly encourage you to do as well. In short (very short) it is how drones could allow Africa to catch up economically.
It was a fascinating read and very thought provoking, it eventually lead me to the conclusion that I am not really a scientist, there isn’t a category of one thing that I would subscribe to. I am only passionately curious ((not my words)I try to be, I actively feed this side of my character). I feed it with fascination and drive it like the hounds of hell with the fear that I’ll lose touch. I desire to be on the cutting edge, I desire discovery and development. Science.
I often I fail to understand the entire subject but I beg, borrow and steal at random those aspects I do comprehend and reshape them within my world view and tack them on the side of my understanding of “the state of things”. I desire to one day use my collected knowledge for self gain. Business.
I want more than to benefit myself though. I want to build something that others can take part in and use to lift themselves out of poverty. I want to inspire people to better themselves and their assigned station. I don’t believe in charity, not in the sense that it is a on way transaction. It has to be self sustaining. One transaction that inspires many more that seek to uplift and drive culture and learning forward. Philanthropy.
This is not me seeking to display my virtues. I am of the opinion that that little voice inside you constantly crying out for more, that may be your brain braying for stimulation should be listened to, but watched and cultivated. I don’t think we need to be one thing. I want to take part in so many multidisciplinary projects. I want to test my hands and myself on so many levels. Project management.
There is little I can do about a conclusion here. These are hopes and dreams. I hope that I never live up to my own desires, that I will continue to be driven to try more, to invest more of myself to reap more experience. Prophet.
I urge you to do the same. Inspirational.
10 Reasons you have to quit your job in 2014
Great article that speaks a lot of truth about the current corporate reality. Your ultimate goal has to be to work for yourself, otherwise you really are just helping someone else build their dream while neglecting yours. Seek happiness and meaning in your life. It is going to be hard but as a professor of mine used to say: The good tea come from the wild bushes that grow on the windy ragged peaks, they are hardy and tough plants but because of their constant struggle they have the greatest flavor compared to those limp cultivated boring flavors found in the safe valleys below.
Plus up that high they have a great view!