Please see below selected recent generosity-related change.
- Feeling like the world is becoming less friendly? Social theorist Jonathan Zittrain begs to differ, seeing a web of random acts of kindness,
- Meanwhile, initiatives like Global Giving also tell a more positive story.
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I attended several TEDx events over the past decade and viewed/listened to many other TED talks. While I have paid TED less and less attention in recent years, as I've increasingly found the format to be rather overproduced and formulaic, there have undoubtedly been some thought-provoking talks along the way, including, for me, the following:
Please see below selected recent measurement-related change.
- Quartz warned that, in an increasingly digital world with growing concerns about sustainability, dismay is mounting about the use of GDP as the benchmark measure for a nation’s economy. It fails to take into account other things that could be more valuable indicators about how a country is doing, such as inequality, well-being, happiness, clean air, and climate-change mitigation.
- Einstein noted that "not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted". Nevertheless, new devices that monitor activity, sleep, diet, and even mood claim that they can make us healthier and more productive.
Unhappiness is more pervasive and debilitating than happiness is uplifting and enabling. There must be some cosmic reason for this- some grim, miserable, genetic, Darwinian purpose for why life’s stick is so much worse than its carrot - AA Gill http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/food_and_drink/eating_o…
The individual pursuit of happiness as defined by consumer culture still absorbs much of our time and energy, or else the threat of being shut out of this pursuit through poverty, unemployment, incapacity galvanises our efforts . . . and yet the sense that there is something more presses in. Great numbers of people feel it: in moments of reflection about their life- in moments of relaxation in nature- in moments of bereavement and loss- and quite wildly and unpredictably - Charles Taylor
You are forgiven for your happiness and your successes only if you generously consent to share them - Albert Camus