Theme of the day: ABUNDANCE
TED talks are all about “ideas worth sharing”. Or as the moderator of this TED conference in Leiden, Joep Stasse, said: “sharing ideas from the stomach, the heart and the mind”. It was a very inspiring day! It made us realise once again that we live in an abundant world indeed.
Some key take aways:
* Conservation is not charity. Conservation is business. Restoration industry.
Restoration brings 4 returns:
- Inspirational capital
- Social capital
- Natural capital
- Financial capital
* People won’t pick up waste, but will pick up money. Plastic bottle deposits reduce waste: return rate is 25% if there is no deposit on a bottle and 98% with a deposit.
* Dare to ask! It is a way to help others giving a gift; to find a destination for their abundance. People are willing to share. The wish to share is often bigger than the need to possess.
* 7 out of 10 people will fall ill sooner than they think because of their lifestyle. 1 out of 2 people suffer from either:
– cardiovascular diseases
– overweight, or
– burn outs
Being healthy is about being happy without a reason, capable of what you want/ need to do.
It is about choosing or losing. If you want, you can make the turn and become the best version of you!
* I’m a loser?! Don’t be afraid of failing!
* “Look at what you’ve always looked at …
To see what you have never seen”.
(Bruno van den Elshout)
* National heritage should be much more visible. See it, live it. Not just about museums. Everybody is a curator!
Link to an earlier talk on the subject “ABUNDANCE”: