Posts tagged ‘TEDtalks’

November 17, 2009

Explaining the Explanations

For tens of thousands of years our ancestors understood the world through myths, and the pace of change was glacial. The rise of scientific understanding transformed the world within a few centuries. Why? Physicist David Deutsch proposes a subtle answer at Ted.

I differ in one sense that to make assumptions about our so called pre-historic generation had no good rational explanations about our world may not be very correct. for example- vedas had some explanations more correctly noted distance between earth with moon, explanations for evaporation/rain,et. perfectly calculated architectures/construction from olden times means they knew about it not accidentally. maybe they don’t give real reason because they thought it would create controversy or it also may be because we no longer have access to those valid explanations which could have been destroyed with times. or may be earth has been recreated so many time with many climate changes and so there was even more advanced cultivation which was washed away by time.. so while I agree that ancient explanations haven’t always been rational but I can’t believe they knew little. I think they knew more than what we think they knew. ofcourse, I could be wrong but that’s my 2cents.

February 13, 2009

Connect with our own geniuses

I always envyed someone with any creative talent be it author or artist. And my belief is part of it is by birth. sure you can improve it but some part of it is given(by God or by DNA design depending on your belief). As a civilian, I often wondered about creating process – brilliant novel, speech, articles or a nice song,lyrics, music… how its made? how it comes to them and not others(or me).

We appreciate their work and elevate them- a mortal begin to this immortal status. To our disppointment they come back with not-so-good follow-up to their earlier work so we throw them to ground to face reality. Iam convinced that this emotional journey of ups(god-like) & downs with few trustworthy allies make the performer/authors into junkies leading to their personal problem, ego wars, realtionship/drugs problem, etc. so I like you and others always assummed creativity comes with its own price.

I watched this recent TEDtalks(which Iam great fan off) from Elizabeth Gilbert, an author who I haven’t heard before. She delivered this funny, interesting speech about connecting and managing self-geniuses of creative minds.

Elizabeth Gilbert: A new way to think about creativity

Ok Iam no creative talent but I find this speech very interesting and remains me a line from Bhagavath Geetha— ‘Do your duty without expecting rewards’. But is it possible for a person to delink self from his/her work? and Is it possible for us fans to delink performance & performer?!

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