I love TED. One day, I hope to be invited to the conference. But, until then, I will search their site and podcasts for endless wisdom.
[Warning: Tangent] Tom Shadyac, director for films such as Ace Ventura, was on Oprah in May talking about his new work, a documentary called “I Am”. Tom had suffered a horrible accident, and when he recovered he gave up much of his wealth and went on a search to find…honestly, the meaning of life. What he discovered – and what he covers in his documentary – was:
- It is scientifically proven that the entire human race is connected.
- It is human nature to be cooperative rather than competitive.
- If you don’t do what your heart wants you to do and follow your passion, it will destroy you.
I want to share with you a video posted on TED earlier this year featuring Eric Whitacre, composer. I cannot find a more direct demonstration of the connection of the human race than this. It is so moving, and I hope it has an impact on you: