Jun 20, 2012

Do You Need A Dose of Optimism? The TED doctor is in!

I try to stay in touch with the news...really I do.  But here is the thing.  The news is really depressing.  The front page of the NYT always sends we into fits of worry and sighing.  And the fact is they do it on purpose.  Why?  Because that is what the human mind feeds on...we need to survive. Fear and blood are the life source of the newspaper industry.

On the other side of the coin we find people that refuse to believe that the world is in as much trouble as the media says it is.  Enter Peter Diamandis.  I invite you to watch this video from TED called Abundance is our Future.  Then I challenge you to spend some part of your newspaper reading focused on the positive. Good things are happening...like a weather man once said, "Sometimes you just need to look out the window.  We (the news media) don't know everything."
Peter Diamandis runs the X Prize Foundation, which offers large cash incentive prizes to inventors who can solve grand challenges like space flight, low-cost mobile medical diagnostics and oil spill cleanup. He is the chair of Singularity University, which teaches executives and grad students about exponentially growing technologies.


Be well and have a wonderful day.

b

1 comment:

  1. B,
    That is why I try to write about funny (hopefully) non-hurtful topics. There's so much awful stuff happening in the world already. I also watch Ellen. She personifies and celebrates good people.

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