Posts tagged change
The learners inherit the future.

There's no doubt that the last 100 years have been a time of explosive growth and innovation. Communication has evolved from the telegraph to FaceTime. Careers have evolved from pension plans at big companies to the “Gig Economy” where people make a living off of $5 gigs. Transportation has evolved from fickle Model T’s to electric cars.

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Our Responsibility to Grow

We live in a culture that is teaching blanket-statement tolerance — as long as you love and embrace it, so will we. Anything goes. While having tolerance for some things is a considered a virtue, tolerance for others is simply foolishness. Our culture worships pop stars who sing about being "born this way" and overweight models who are embracing their unhealthy lifestyles. But if anyone speaks out against such things, they're ostracized for being intolerant of another person.

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A broken city is your invitation to serve, not leave.

You can shout excuses at me about funding, infrastructure and politics all you want but unless you've put your energy and resources behind a push for change, I'm betting you're just a complainer like the rest. Is there something in your city that you don't like? Maybe that's your invitation to go serve there. It's your city — start shaping it into what you want it to become.

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I don't want to live a life based on decisions made by an 18 year old

Habits and routines are a fascinating way in which the mind conserves its energy and stamina. By putting certain tasks on rails, the mind can tune out and rest on autopilot. It's your body's natural way of guarding against burnout by noon. Tasks that are trivial such as driving to work, taking a shower or fixing your cup of coffee are habitualized quickly which is why you sometimes find yourself pulling up at work without remembering the drive to get there. It's muscle memory. Let's say you're on your way to work and you see a wreck up ahead and the traffic is beginning to back up pretty heavily. Your mind suddenly switches off autopilot and takes control again, recalculating the best route to work based on your familiar with the surrounding streets, how much time you have to get to work, the weather, the density of traffic and a host of other factors. The wreck gave your mind the jolt it needed to get back to work.

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The $1,000,000,000 Question everyone should ask

With technologies such as 3D printing, Google's self-driving cars, Oculus Rift's Virtual Reality... heck, even Amazon's 2-Day shipping, we're presented with unparralleled opportunity to disrupt the world. Instead of purchasing a phone case online and waiting at least 24 hours to have it shipped to you, imagine being able to download a file and 3D print it immediately at your desk. We are in the early stages and already the possibilities are limited only by our imagination! Where in the past, the wealth flowed into the hands of Kings and Dictators, just 100 years ago people like John D. Rockefeller were able to become some of the richest people in the world through entrepreneurship. Fast forward to today and basement startups are becoming multi-billion dollar brands that are innovating so quickly that technology is obsolete within 18 months.

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