Seth Godin argues the Internet has ended mass marketing and revived a human social unit from the distant past: tribes. Founded on shared ideas and values, tribes give ordinary people the power to lead and make big change. He urges us to do so.

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Connected, but alone? – TED talk by: SherryTurkle

[UPDATE: I wrote more in detail about this]

Every time I go to places like restaurants, airports, etc. I see more and more this: people are pshically together but mentally somewhere else.

I am collecting pictures I’ve been taking with my iPhone.  I do love technology (still), but this fenomena that I see more and more where people is together but not together is more and more in my mind and makes me wonder if we are gradually loosing the connection of heart to heart when we can have the opportunity to be at the same place, at the same time.

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Do you think this is just another day in your life? – Louie Schwartzberg: Gratitude [TED Video]

These are my favorite parts:

  • [1:52] – “When we see our souls in nature it also connects us to every one of us because it’s clear that it’s all connected in one…”
  • [2:36] – “God is a personal journey we all want to be on, to be inspired, to feel that we are connected to a universe that celebrates life…” 
  • [3:18] – “Nature’s beauty is a gift that cultivates appreciation and gratitude…”
  • [4:50] – “Do you think this is just another day in your life? It’s not just another day, it’s the one day that is given to you, today! … it’s given to you, it’s a gift.  It’s the only gift that you have right now, and the only appropiate response is gratefulness.”
  • [7:08] – “Look at the faces of the poople that we meet, each one has an incredible story behind their face…”
  • [9:16] – “Let the gratefulness overflow into blessing all around you.  Then, it will really be, a good day!”

 

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