We all want love more than anything in the world, but when we spew animosity rooted in our own lack of self-love, no one will come close. We really don't matter, and I mean that in the most freeing way possible.
The coming years will look like the late '90s TV "gold rush," when companies staked out channel space in the expanding multi-channel universe. This time, though, the prospectors will mine distinctive content that can woo audiences in the "over the top" TV market.
The rule has recently become conventional wisdom spread by speakers of TEDTalks, public intellectuals, and even hip hop artist Macklemore. But if you're a busy professional, how in the world do you find time to spend 10,000 hours learning something?
Question: When was the last time you stopped and thought about how much you learn in a day? The old adage is, "You learn something new every day." I'd argue that we learn a few new things every day -- be it socially, academically, or even internally.
As a language learner, you'll not only become a more conscious thinker and listener who can communicate clearly and think creatively, but you'll also gain the most significant benefit of multilingualism: a broader, more global perspective.
Already many experts and aid organizations are describing these children as Syria's "lost generation." We should work to counter this assumption. This is the generation that will rebuild Syria, but only if we give them a chance, and the tools, to do so.
At eight I did not know the word for it like I did at eighteen but I knew the feeling: isolation. Called out, called upon, called to speak I could not. Words eluded me. Often the thought was there but I did not -- could not -- voice it.
I returned from ASTD 2013 last week full of energy about the future of learning and leadership development, about advances in learning technologies, and about the integration of neuroscience into the process of learning new skills and becoming better leaders in all phases of our careers.
We grow from what we understand are mistakes, and then we try to prevent that mistake from ever happening again. But what does this have to do with the tender age of six, and why do we learn everything by that time?
The lesson we are quickly learning in the 21st century is that no one owns culture. Some in Hong Kong may gripe about how cherished Southern Chinese fighting secrets are now literally an open book, but they may be surprised to find that Chinese kung fu itself not purely Chinese.