At TED 2017, Pope Francis gave the first talk he’s ever presented at an international conference.
A single individual is enough for hope to exist, and that individual can be you,
says His Holiness Pope Francis … as well as touching on the importance of inter-connection
A single individual is enough for hope to exist, and that individual can be you, says His Holiness Pope Francis …
Apr 25, 2017 – At TED 2017, Pope Francis gave the first talk he’s ever presented at an internationalconference.
Apr 26, 2017 – The annual TED conference is known for featuring impressive speakers. Attendees at this year’s event in Vancouver have seen Serena …
Apr 26, 2017 – Pope Francis surprised the tech world by delivering a TED talk on Tuesday night, delivering a sermon on the importance of interconnection and …
Apr 26, 2017 – Pope Francis, an outspoken champion of science and technology, gave his own TED talk Tuesday night, speaking from the Vatican with a …
Apr 25, 2017 – A very (very) special guest graced the TED 2017 conference tonight in Vancouver, Canada. Speaking from his modest apartment at Vatican’s …
Apr 26, 2017 – Pope Francis surprised the world yesterday by delivering a pre-recorded message to the international TED Conference going on in Vancouver …
Apr 26, 2017 – Pope Francis gave a surprise TED talk via recorded message on Tuesday night. It was the first time a Pope has ever gave a TED Talk, and the …
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“The universe buries strange jewels deep within us all, and then stands back to see if we can find them.”
― Elizabeth Gilbert,
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“Together, one mind, one life (one small step at a time), let’s see how many people (and lives) we can encourage, impact, empower, enrich, uplift and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials…and strive for and perhaps one sunny day even achieve their wildest dreams.”
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Picture above (great) by my friend, Jenny, whose photographic talents I definitely do NOT possess!
Best wishes from the First City to see the light each new day
British education reformer Sir Ken Robinson’s lecture on how schools are killing creativity is based around a charming anecdote about a doctor in the 1930s who, instead of medicating a struggling pupil, nurtured her love of dancing instead.
Anderson cites some excruciating examples in his book TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking. Take the “famed author and business consultant” who claimed the main reason a series of businesses had made giant leaps forward is that they had hired his consultancy services. But when prompted, he was reluctant to – or couldn’t – elaborate on the precise thinking behind his methods.
Considerably more successful was British education reformer Sir Ken Robinson’s lecture on how schools are killing creativity, which he based around a charming anecdote about a doctor in the 1930s who, instead of medicating a struggling pupil, nurtured her love of dancing instead. After he urged her parents to send her to a dance school, that young girl grew up to be Andrew Lloyd Webber’s choreographer Gillian Lynne. Since making his presentation in 2006, Robinson’s speech has become the most viewed talk on the TED website, having been downloaded an impressive 35 million times.
for more on Ken Robinson see
“Follow your bliss” (thanks, Joseph Campbell)
“Write, create innovate”
“Together, one mind, one life (one small step at a time), let’s see how many people (and lives) we can encourage, impact, empower, enrich, uplift and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials.”
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“Dream, believe, achieve”
“Explore, dream, discover”
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“Create, innovate and share”
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“Life is about finding, then following the dream and one’s
dream/vision comes to reality through believing in yourself,
making the commitment and then creating it.”
“All our dreams can come true…if we have the passion, courage and patience to pursue them…long enough.”
“Hold fast to dreams
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird
That cannot fly.
Hold fast to dreams
For when dreams go
Life is a barren field
Frozen with snow.”
– Langston Hughes
“I wish you well on a rainy day
I wish you rainbows to brighten your day
To feel your quiet moments with a special kind of warmth
to remind you that happiness can happen
when you least expect it.
I wish you rainbows to make you laugh and smile
to show you the simple beauty of life
and to give you the magic of dreams come true.
I wish you rainbows
I wish you well.”
– Larry S. Chengges
“Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and follow where they (may) lead.”
Are more men than women “mere dreamers?”
Tennis world number one Novak Djokovic and his wife Jelena tell Amanda Davies why they’ve set up a foundation to help kids in their home country of Serbia.
“There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.”
– Nelson Mandela
“Life should not be measured in terms of achievement, but the difference you make in people’s lives.”
“Aim not at striving for success (solely), but rather living a life of significance and value.”
“A champion is not (merely) a title…”
“A champion is not a title, but a set of qualities: Champions aren’t made in the gym. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them – an inner flame that burns brightly…with dedication, purpose, desire and passion. True champions LIVE the dream, the vision of who and what they can one day become…. even a long time before it happens.”
“Together, one mind, one heart, one life, one small step at a time, let’s link hands and march into a new tomorrow, a better and brighter future. TOGETHER we can do it”
TOGETHER, one mind, one heart, one soul, one small step at a time, we can make some difference towards a better world, a brighter tomorrow
“SHARE, ENCOURAGE and SPREAD, HOPE, LOVE and LIGHT”