A TED Circle is an interactive experience where we meet-up for conversations about ideas, in this present space, we’re taking it digital.
If you haven't joined us for a Circle yet - think of it as a book club for TED Talks where you’re invited to discuss our current topic, learn new things and meet like-minded people.
Topic - When should we think more like kids?
McKinsey recently published an article about driving in the dark which says that driving by what we can see visually, just in front of us, will bring us to our destination. That’s the way children think and act.
Adults tend to think long term which doesn’t allow them to simply respond to immediate situations. There is less reactive behaviour. Less last-minute thinking. As adults, could we have too much inhibition when it comes to certain areas of our lives?
Inversely, when do we overreact and not think through things enough? Is that a bad thing? Behaving selfishly or without due consideration.
In the pandemic, when we can’t see the end from where we are today, should we be bold and act on what’s in front of us, and just do what’s next? Even though we aren't thinking clearly? And what does the world look like today, if we see it through the eyes of a child?
Featured Guest - Jade Hameister OAM
At age 12, she completed the trek to Everest Base Camp and at age 14 she became the youngest person in history to ski to the North Pole from anywhere outside the Last Degree. She then appeared on our TEDxMelbourne stage (2016) and delivered this amazing talk. By 2018, she had completed her mission to complete the Polar Hat Trick , becoming the youngest ever person to do so. In the 2019 Queen’s Birthday Honours, she was awarded an Order of Australia Medal for service to Polar Exploration. Now 18, we're honoured to have Jade joins u again for a TEDxMelbourne Circle!
Find out more about Jade here: http://www.jadehameister.com
Host - Jon Yeo, Head of Curation, TEDxMelbourne
How to participate in the TED Circle -
1. Register via Eventbrite
2. Watch our featured talk (see video above) - "What adults can learn from kids" – Adora Svitak
3. Join the event and the conversation via the online link/ event page
4. Be inspired by the sharing of ideas
We look forward to seeing you!
** Please note this session will not be recorded so will not be replayed at a later date.