Friday, January 7, 2011

Two Different Insights

I continued TED month by watching two videos yesterday (One for the 7th and a make-up one for the 2nd).

The first was Neil Pasricha talking about "The Three A's of Awesome." The talk, which is embedded below, (If you're reading through a reader, you'll have to click through to see it) was pretty good. It's mainly about taking joy in the small pleasures in life, about appreciating the good in the world around you. While I wasn't as impressed with his talk as I usually am with the TED talks, I love the idea of his blog/website and have added it to my Google Reader.




The second video I watched was entitled "Jill Bolte Taylor's stroke of insight." Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor is a neuro-anatomist (I think) who had the rare and scary opportunity to study a stroke on a first-hand basis. While the woman seems a little kooky sometimes, I thought her description of "losing" her left brain was entirely fascinating. To be fair, I've always found studies of the human brain to be fascinating, but I hope you'll watch this one and share your thoughts with me in the comments.

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