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The Story of Stuff – create a more sustainable and just world

From its extraction through sale, use and disposal, all the stuff in our lives affects communities at home and abroad, yet most of this is hidden from view. The Story of Stuff is a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns. The Story of Stuff exposes the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues, and calls us together to create a more sustainable and just world. It’ll teach you something, it’ll make you laugh, and it just may change the way you look at all the stuff in your life forever

www.StoryOfStuff.com

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Changing Education Paradigms and Divergent Thinking – Sir Ken Robinson

I realize I am liking more and more these type of videos, I think I am a visual learner.  Now, this one really got me on minute [7:33] where he mentions about divergent thinking, this is something I’ve struggled for a long time because sometimes I wish I was not a divergent thinker considering the way the world sometimes moves.

…its about standarization.  I believe we need to go in the exact opposite direction, that’s what I mean in changing the paradigm.  There is a great study done recently on divergent thinker … isn’t the same thing as creativity, I define creativity as the process of having original ideas that have value.  Divergent thinking is not a synonym but its an essential capacity for creativity.  Its the ability to see lots of possible answers to a question… to think not just in linear or convergent ways, to see multiple answers not one.

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