This nice talk outlines one of the many ways we can change our entire lives by replacing a false reality with a true one.
Martin Seligman discusses the science of positive psychology. An interesting overview of research into what makes people “happy”.
I have been sponsoring a little girl in India for the past 3 years. Why?
Because for such a small amount of money you can change not just one life but the life of the family, community and the next generation in a HUGE way. It seems almost an obligation to me.
Stop for a second. Pretend you are one of these girls. Imagine you are now magically are receiving education, health care and clean water. How would you feel?
If you sponsor a girl then she will be healthy and educated. And this will have flow on effects to her children – kicking off a virtuous chain reaction which ripples through the generations to come.
Great TED talk on vulnerability and empathy by Brene Brown, a psychologist that studies human connections.
To connect on a deep and meaningful level with our self and others we need to fully embrace vulnerability. We need to be courageous, without insecurity, genuine, without fear.
Only by sharing our true selves can we foster deep understanding of each other.
I cannot emphasise enough how important this is. It is a powerful concept.
“When we numb [hard feelings], we numb joy, we numb gratitude, we numb happiness.”
“Vulnerability is our most accurate measurement of courage.”
“People that have a strong sense of love and belonging believe they are worthy of love and belonging”
This is an amazing short animation based on a talk by Matthew Taylor – Chief Executive of the RSA.
The RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce): an enlightenment organisation committed to finding innovative practical solutions to today’s social challenges. Through its ideas, research and 27,000-strong Fellowship it seeks to understand and enhance human capability so we can close the gap between today’s reality and people’s hopes for a better world.
See more at www.thersa.org