Friday, February 15, 2008
Ben Dunlap on TED
One scandal after another. Political maneuverings. Interest groups forming rallies. Wowowee and bad writing. A lot of hullabaloo and a cacophony of voices trying to outdo each other. That's what our country, our city has become.
It has become so tiring I have tuned off my television months ago. And Like my tv, I also "tuned out". I chose not to read the papers (it's all full of lies anyway) and simply try to find new ways to be inspired by greater thinkers in a world that is bigger than Manila.
... and then I found this on TED.com. It is Ben Dunlap's (a president of a small college in North Carolina) talk about justice, a life-long passion for learning and the simple truth of a Hungarian's belief that humans are fundamentally good.
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Tuning out of Philippine politics... Congratulations, welcome to the club! Life is too short to fixate with such spectacles of greed and selfishness.
it's called "preserving one's sanity". :-)
hope. that's what keeps our sanity.
... add to that a pinch of a smile. ;-)
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