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Wendy MacNaughton: The art of paying attention | TED [Video]

In an invitation to slow down and look at the world around you, graphic journalist Wendy MacNaughton illustrates how drawing can spark deeply human, authentic connections. Ready to try? Grab a pencil and join MacNaughton for this delightful talk. “Drawing is looking, and looking is loving,” she says.Visit http://TED.com to get our entire library of TED Talks, transcripts, translations, personalized talk recommendations and more.The TED Talks channel features the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world’s leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design — plus science, business, global issues, the arts and more. You’re welcome to link to or embed these videos, forward them to others and share these ideas with people you know. Become a TED Member: http://ted.com/membershipFollow TED on Twitter: http://twitter.com/TEDTalksLike TED on Facebook: http://facebook.com/TEDSubscribe to our channel: http://youtube.com/TEDTED’s videos may be used for non-commercial purposes under a Creative Commons License, Attribution–Non Commercial–No Derivatives (or the CC BY – NC – ND 4.0 International) and in accordance with our TED Talks Usage Policy (https://www.ted.com/about/our-organization/our-policies-terms/ted-talks-usage-policy). For more information on using TED for commercial purposes (e.g. employee learning, in a film or online course), please submit a Media Request at https://media-requests.ted.com

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Are Humans capable of change? | Ricardo Jovani | TEDxGenevaBusinessSchoolBarcelona [Video]

Ricardo muses about the inspiration he gains from individuals, how people can amaze you and create wonderful moments, but as a collective, he finds it hard to support the outcomes we have achieved as a human race. How humanity has lost something in our effort to expand and evolve we have somehow, devolved into a homogenized state of apathy and ennui. Ricardo Jovani, is an instructor in Geneva Business School Madrid, an entrepreneur and seasoned international business operator. He specializes in Crisis management, Operations & supply chain, and Family business Management. 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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Invoking the feminine to heal the world. | Victoria Gill | TEDxDoncaster [Video]

Victoria is multi-national titled UK fitness champion, public speaker, published writer and model, former dancer, national champion stunt cheerleader, champion in athletics, yoga teacher, personal trainer, mindfulness and meditation teacher, former yoga studio owner, female health practitioner and successfully eclectic entrepreneur.Victoria is currently CEO of three unique businesses including a lingerie brand Black Sapphire, an online health and wellbeing coaching service called Soul Symphony and a children’s and young people’s mindfulness and meditation teaching service called Be More Mindful.With a degree in psychology and masters degree in international business and retail, Victoria has based her career around celebrating and encouraging women to realise their brilliance.Victoria is passionately curious about our existence as both an observer and as a player in the extraordinary game of life. Victoria is multi-national titled UK fitness champion, public speaker, published writer and model, former dancer, national champion stunt cheerleader, champion in athletics, yoga teacher, personal trainer, mindfulness and meditation teacher, former yoga studio owner, female health practitioner and successfully eclectic entrepreneur.Victoria is currently CEO of three unique businesses including a lingerie brand Black Sapphire, an online health and wellbeing coaching service called Soul Symphony and a children’s and young people’s mindfulness and meditation teaching service called Be More Mindful.With a degree in psychology and masters degree in international business and retail, Victoria has based her career around celebrating and encouraging women to realise their brilliance.Victoria is passionately curious about our existence as both an observer and as a player in the extraordinary game of life. 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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Devil’s Advocate: Why worry about fascism? | Jason Stanley | Big Think [Video]

Devil’s Advocate: Why worry about fascism? with Jason StanleySubscribe to Big Think on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/c/bigthink Up next: The 10 tactics of fascism https://youtu.be/CpCKkWMbmXU Fascism is a very particular ideological structure. The first pillar is the Mythic Past. Then there’s Propaganda. Anti-intellectualism. Unreality. Hierarchy. Victimhood. Law and order. Sexual anxiety. Sodom and Gomorrah. And then finally, Arbeit macht frei- ‘work shall make you free.’ Each of these elements taken in and of itself, is not fascist. You can think about these individual elements in isolation. When it comes to these fascist tactics, people often ask, “Why do you need to worry about it. There’s lots of tactics people use to win power. Why worry about these in particular?”Jason Stanley’s response is to say that fascist politics wears down democracy. Even if it doesn’t result in a fascist regime, it creates the conditions for itself. Fascist politics, it’s a politics of fear. So even if we don’t get a fascist regime in the end, we destroy the basis of democracy. Read the video transcript: https://bigthink.com/videos/fascist-politics ———————————————————————————- About Jason Stanley:Jason Stanley is the Jacob Urowsky Professor of Philosophy at Yale University. Before coming to Yale in 2013, he was Distinguished Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Rutgers University. Stanley is the author of Know How; Languages in Context; Knowledge and Practical Interests, which won the American Philosophical Association book prize; and How Propaganda Works, which won the PROSE Award for Philosophy from the Association of American Publishers. He writes about authoritarianism, propaganda, free speech, mass incarceration, and other topics for The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Boston Review, The Guardian, Project Syndicate and The Chronicle of Higher Education, among other publications.———————————————————————————- Read more of our stories on fascist politics:The 10 tactics of fascism https://bigthink.com/videos/what-is-fascism/ How is fascism distinct from other extreme ideologies? These 10 traits offer clues. https://bigthink.com/thinking/fascism-definition-stanley/ Remembering when bankers tried to overthrow FDR and install a fascist dictator https://bigthink.com/the-present/fdr-coup ———————————————————————————- 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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How to hope in dark times | Thomas Coombes | TEDxMagdeburg [Video]

In his emotional Talk Thomas Coombes tells a story of hope. Social change activists are very good at talking about what they are against, but less good at selling the change they want to see to the wider public. Their emotional tools tend to be fear, outrage and disgust, but neuroscience shows us that if we want more empathy in the world – we need people to feel more hope and joy and even humour! Thomas Coombes idea, hope-based communications, involves five simple shifts in the way we think and speak that anyone can apply in order to better promote the world we want. Using it, activists can change the narrative in debates to make their proposals “common sense” and create the passionate public support without which big change cannot happen. To that end, Progressives need to be as effective in using modern communications to trigger hope as populists are at triggering fear. After a decade working in communications for big NGOs, he became a communications consultant because there is so much demand among NGOs to communciate with values instead of issues. 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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The 10 tactics of fascism | Jason Stanley | Big Think [Video]

The 10 tactics of fascism, with Jason StanleySubscribe to Big Think on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/c/bigthinkUp next “Never Again?” How fascism hijacks democracies over and over https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ye4jKSNHhms Fascism is a cult of the leader, who promises national restoration in the face of supposed humiliation by immigrants, leftists, liberals, minorities, homosexuals, women, in the face of what the fascist leader says is a takeover of the country’s media, cultural institutions, schools by these forces. Fascist movements typically, though not invariably, rest on an urban/rural divide. The cities are where there’s decadence, where the elites congregate, where there’s immigrants, and where there’s criminality. Each of these individuals alone is not in and of itself fascist, but you have to worry when they’re all grouped together, seeing the other as less than. Those moments are the times when societies need to worry about fascism.Read the video transcript: https://bigthink.com/videos/what-is-fascism/———————————————————————————- About Jason Stanley:Jason Stanley is the Jacob Urowsky Professor of Philosophy at Yale University. Before coming to Yale in 2013, he was Distinguished Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Rutgers University. Stanley is the author of Know How; Languages in Context; Knowledge and Practical Interests, which won the American Philosophical Association book prize; and How Propaganda Works, which won the PROSE Award for Philosophy from the Association of American Publishers. He writes about authoritarianism, propaganda, free speech, mass incarceration, and other topics for The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Boston Review, The Guardian, Project Syndicate and The Chronicle of Higher Education, among other publications.———————————————————————————- Read more of our stories on fascism: “Never Again?” How fascism hijacks democracies over and over https://bigthink.com/videos/rob-riemen-never-again-how-fascism-hijacks-democracies-over-and-over Fascism and conspiracy theories: The symptoms of broken communication https://bigthink.com/the-present/fascism-and-conspiracy-theories-the-symptoms-of-broken-communication What Fascism Really Is — And What It Isn’t https://bigthink.com/politics-current-affairs/for-your-next-political-argument-what-fascism-really-is ———————————————————————————- 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