Now, you might be groaning and moaning about starting a new school year. It means the end of summer time freedom and the beginning of homework, homework, and homework. But don’t be such a Debbie downer…get psyched! The school year brings about many opportunities for innovation, creativity, inspiration, and fun! To start it off, here are few videos that inspire me. A few of these come from TED which a non-profit with the mission of spreading ideas. This is from their mission statement:
We believe passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and ultimately, the world. So we’re building here a clearinghouse that offers free knowledge and inspiration from the world’s most inspired thinkers, and also a community of curious souls to engage with ideas and each other.
The man talks about adventures in sky-diving/surfing/windsuit-flying. The flight video starts at around 6min, but his talk is really interesting too. I’m deathly afraid of falling, but I would love to fly.
I love cephalopods! This video shows some amazing color-changing talent!
How to start a movement. This video makes use on a viral video about some silly dancing people at a concert. I love what he says at the end:
The biggest lesson, if you noticed — did you catch it — is that leadership is over-glorified, that, yes, it was the shirtless guy was first, and he’ll get all the credit, but it was really the first follower that transformed the lone nut into a leader. So, as we’re told that we should all be leaders, that would be really ineffective.
If you really care about starting a movement, have the courage to follow and show others how to follow. And when you find a lone nut doing something great, have the guts to be the first one to stand up and join in.
Here’s the link to how they made the video.