Innovation and Optimism

July 29, 2013

 

Optimism that is based on our ability to innovate is a core American value and a very hot topic as we face mighty challenges for people, economies, and the planet.

Admittedly, I am an optimist.

As educators, we bet on our students every day because we believe in what they will become and what they will do.

It’s a very good bet.

Is this optimism rational? Below are two opposing TED talks that provide good grist for the mill.

Take a moment to watch and let me know your thoughts in the comments below.

 

 

 

 

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  1. Avatar Alastair Browne says:

    http://www.facebook.com/foundationandstate

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    From a Gouldie who graduated in 1975.

  2. Avatar Katie Casey says:

    On Innovation and Optimism: Global wealth should not be measured by financial wealth, but by the health of people and the environment. This is a paradigm shift that we as countries and individuals can’t seem to create. Positive growth will continue to occur if, and only if, innovations are less profit driven and more motivated by social change. Optimism is absolutely rational and needed to overcome this global hurdle. Please check out the following links to see two very opposing views about water, a basic necessity for all life.

    http://www.upworthy.com/omg-best-use-of-a-billboard-i-have-ever-seen

    http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-privatisation-of-water-nestle-denies-that-water-is-a-fundamental-human-right/5332238

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