“All things are possible until they are proved impossible. Even the impossible may only be so, as of now.” – Pearl S. Buck
Last week, The Bud Werner Memorial Library in Steamboat Springs, Colorado brought in a live stream of the TED Conference from Long Beach, California. I had hoped to individually highlight some of the presenters this week on this site. However, a better approach would be to share some of the fulfilling thoughts that I came away with after viewing a good deal of the four day broadcast.
“We”, meaning as a country and a world, are indeed blessed with:
- forward thinking, creative people
- a population of individuals who like to dream and imagine and ask “What if?”
- people, who when they believe in their passions, are not afraid to take risks
- technological advances that will increasingly free people to labor with their brains, rather than brawn.
- living during a time when turning the hypothetical to reality, is happening more often.
- learning more about our sixth sense and the amagydala – the emotive part of the brain.
- “At the precipice of a new era where ideas can be used for global fulfillment in the world, rather than for just personal gain.” As stated by a TED presenter.
- an era when professions will be more cognitively demanding and specialized.
The TED conference was designed to stir thought, and for me, it fulfilled its mission. When I asked myself “Who Are We?” after viewing the broadcast, I can’t help but defer to the tag line of TED. We are a population of “The Young, the Wise and the Undiscovered.” Thank God for that! It opens up all kinds of possibilities for future generations.
A special shout out to Jenny Lay, events coordinator and the library board members who do an outstanding job of bringing thoughtful programs to our community.
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