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  • 新春红包 ▏(十四)A kinder, gentler philosophy of success

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    阿兰·德波顿的“半半哲学”,以更温和的方式抵达自己,抵达成功,抵达世界。在春节即将结束的时候,邀请你一起对这个世界做一点点哲学思考,或许也不错!

    Did you go to the school reunion of any kind in the bustling Spring-festival holiday? Did you have fun, or did you regret that you went? According to Alain de Botton, an England philosopher and writer of many best sellers, none of us should ever go to the school reunion. Perhaps you should check out why, and you`ll know how to behave when the next Spring Festival comes.

    What is in the TED Talk

    Today`s TEDTalk starts with career anxiety, a global phenomenon, and then, the fast tempo cascades insightful and humorous ideas about why people grow anxious about their jobs, why people go desperate in seeking material goods, why people are having higher expectations about themselves than it was ever before, and most importantly, what is the gentle way in dealing with all these and how to maintain clam when pursuing success (you have to define success for yourself!). The talk is just witty, because every point he has made is like spoiled-down wisdom from various disciplines, including sociology, psychology, Greek philosophy, art, modern mass communication and classical literature, etc.

    TED Talk

    Why share this talk

    One of the topics my father and I often debate about over the dining table is why people in Africa is destitute. He goes with “nature”, arguing that Africa is just too hot for people to be as hard-working as people anywhere else in the world. While I prefer “nurture”, insisting that bad institutions and the legacy of colonial history are to be blamed. And I started to find a not-so-sympathetic logic behind a lot of social issues. People, however kind they might be in the daily life, tend to show less and less sympathy for themselves, for their own kinds, for animals, and for the nature. We put too much emphasis on money and power, but there are also other beautiful things in the world, like logos, love and science, etc.

    This talk offers me much room to think -a gentle way to make peace with the inner self and the world, and to notch up your own success.

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    Hope it is also a pleasant enlightenment to you.

    Small resolutions in 2015

    30-50 books
    2-3 countries
    Keep the habit of recording life moments
    Start a project

    征集

    有没有这样一个TED演讲,启发了你对未来的想象?

    我们希望看到你眼里的未来,彼此照亮;

    私信我们,推荐启发你的TED Talk,附上你的thought,我们将collect,然后一起project(本文由来于此)。

    期待,你的来稿。

    关于志愿者

    姓名:纯艳
    外号:豆豆
    英文名:Chunyan
    所属方向:联结者(跨界联结,跨语言联结,思考与实践联结)
    一句形容:对世界充满好奇心的匠人