Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Suffering from not knowing

You all know by now I am not one to commit and hence I leave you in the dark so very often so what's new in the life of me:

Very little. I have no news of great importance to delight you with but instead I have other people's great words on my mind.

I love TED talks - they enrich my life and they educate in an entertaining and professional manner that never ceases to amaze and inspire. It's my little slice of intellect in what usually is a world filled with icing, food and useless material goods.

I have to say that my favourite is the great Ken Robinson. He is somewhat of a TED talk legend and a man whose public speaking shines and his words have inspired me to no end.

He's funny, intelligent, engaging, a storyteller and one hell of a speaker (oh and did I mention he's English?)

If you are ever in need of some educational inspiration watch these.

I've re-watched these videos several times, each time with a different perspective. Sometimes he makes me want to be a teacher, other times he sways me to be some great and new public servant who changes the education system for the better and other times he just makes me smile, knowing there is brightness and intelligence among us, knowing that there are people who want to make a difference, who aren't afraid to push boundaries and change social norms.

I'm suffering from not knowing what I want to be, I'm at a loss, still trying to find my happy ending and still trying to work out my strengths but Ken Robinson, he inspires me, just like so many people in this world.

If there is anything he has taught me it is this: do whatever it takes to find your passion and pursue it. The trouble is I don't think I've found it yet. But he tells me that life isn't linear and that there is no right way to go about it.

I'll leave you with this quote to ponder on:

“For most of us the problem isn’t that we aim too high and fail - it’s just the opposite - we aim too low and succeed.” 

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