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What makes people boring? | Julia Berkenfeld | TEDxVenlo [Video]

Allow yourself to make a stop and think about your life for a moment. Is it boring or interesting and what makes it that way? The conclusion may be really interesting. Have you ever wondered if you are living a boring life? Julia Berkenfeld did and decided that this was a good question to raise in a TEDx speech! Julia went looking for the answer behind man’s most boring question. She researched standard, bored and boring people. Her conclusion is really interesting actually!Being bored or boring is a waste of time, which is why Julia tries to make the most of it. She was raised an only child in Helmond, where she spent her childhood in a nice home and family. Now, she has her own place but usually she’s still on the road. She enjoys being outside, does horse-riding and likes reading! She’s really sociable, often goes out with friends and actively takes part in scouting. But that’s not all! You can regularly find Julia in the gym and she likes spending her free time being creative: she draws a lot and plays the guitar and the piano and sometimes sings in addition to that. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

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How to know what you really want | Luke Burgis | Big Think [Video]

How to know what you really want, with Luke BurgisSubscribe to Big Think on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/c/bigthink Up next The ugly psychology behind scapegoating | Luke Burgis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLa0zqShCcw There are two kinds of desire, thin and thick. Thick desires are like layers of rock that have been built up throughout the course of our lives. These are desires that can be shaped and cultivated through models like our parents and people that we admire as children. But at some level, they’re related to the core of who we are. They can be related to perennial human truths: beauty, goodness, human dignity. Thin desires are highly mimetic (imitative) and ephemeral desires. They’re the things that can be here today, gone tomorrow. Thin desires are subject to the winds of mimetic change, because they’re not rooted in a layer of ourselves that’s been built up over time. They are like a layer of leaves that’s sitting on top of layers of rock. Those thin desires are blown away with a light gust of wind. A new model comes into our life; the old desires are gone. All of a sudden we want something else. In the stream of daily life, we’re pushed and pulled in a million different directions. And if we don’t extract ourselves and find time for recollection, we won’t be able to listen to our lives, to listen to others, and to understand the way that our relationships and our desires are growing and emerging. We’ll be surprised if five or ten years from now, we’ve pursued desires that have led us to a place that we really may not have wanted to go. Listening is critical to the transformation. Read the video transcript: https://bigthink.com/videos/mimetic-desires———————————————————————————- About Luke Burgis: Luke Burgis has co-created and led four companies in wellness, consumer products, and technology. He’s currently Entrepreneur-in-Residence and Director of Programs at the Ciocca Center for Principled Entrepreneurship where he also teaches business at The Catholic University of America. Luke has helped form and serves on the board of several new K-12 education initiatives and writes and speaks regularly about the education of desire. He studied business at NYU Stern and philosophy and theology at a pontifical university in Rome. He’s Managing Partner of Fourth Wall Ventures, an incubator that he started to build, train, and invest in people and companies that contribute to a healthy human ecology. He lives in Washington, DC with his wife, Claire, and her crazy New Orleans cat Clotille.———————————————————————————- Read more of our stories on mimetic desires: The social brain: Culture, change and evolution | A Big Think Long Takehttps://bigthink.com/the-present/bret-weinstein-the-social-brain-culture-change-and-evolution-big-thinks-long-take/ Mimetic desire: How to avoid chasing things you don’t truly want https://bigthink.com/neuropsych/mimetic-desire-luke-burgis The ugly psychology behind scapegoating https://bigthink.com/videos/scapegoat ———————————————————————————- About Big Think | Smarter Faster™ Big Think The leading source of expert-driven, educational content. With thousands of videos, featuring experts ranging from Bill Clinton to Bill Nye, Big Think helps you get smarter, faster by exploring the big ideas and core skills that define knowledge in the 21st century. Big Think+Make your business smarter, faster: https://bigthink.com/plus/———————————————————————————- Want more Big Think? Daily editorial features: https://bigthink.com/popular/ Get the best of Big Think right to your inbox: https://bigthink.com/st/newsletter Facebook: https://bigth.ink/facebook Instagram: https://bigth.ink/Instagram Twitter: https://bigth.ink/twitter

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In Love With The Process | Franz Klainsek | TEDxBosqueDeChapultepec [Video]

Franz Klainsek is an American artist. Franz’s practice is a byproduct of his continuous philosophical exploration. His artwork often straddles the line between object and performance. Large-scale sculptures and installations often include references to freedom and the search for truth in today’s complex society. Franz presents themes of human evolution while exploring the relationship of matter, perception, movement, and the mind. By working on a large scale, the artist creates physically and mentally demanding pieces with full body and mind dedication. Franz’s work pushes the boundaries between space, art, and human interaction.Franz Klainsek’s art brings awareness to issues of suffering, offering the viewer a possible solution, in his words, to “Live in Truth. Rest In Freedom.” Franz Klainsek is an American artist of Cuban and Austrian descent. His work is physical and emotional – it resides in the space between body and mind, feeling and thought. The artistic expression of Franz Klainsek lives in the space of transformation: the transformation of the self and the transformation of matter. Franz transforms spaces into site-specific installations of immersive art, interactive installations, sculptures, paintings and performance work. Working on a grand scale, Franz uses endurance work in his creations. Physically and mentally demanding pieces are created in the space of full body and mind dedication, self-exploration, and tolerance. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx