I think I might have to start a “Ted Videos I’m Obsessed With” series on my blog because I’ve found another presentation that’s really exciting.
Evolutionary biology has always been a favorite subject of mine and has definitely influenced my work. In this video, Juan Enriquez talks about how different species of humans co-existed in the past, and how we might be evolving along different paths in the present.
I highly recommend this video for anyone who is interested in sci-fi, fantasy, and those who occasionally like having their minds blown.
At some point you’re going to fail. It’s inevitable, especially if you’re a writer. It’s what you do with failure that really counts. If you accept that’s an opportunity, (or ‘crisortunity’ as I’ve learned from Homer Simpson), then you can use it as a platform to succeed upon while learning something about yourself in the process.
I recommend that everyone watch JK Rowling’s Harvard commencement speech on the importance of failure. It’s a lesson we all need a reminder of every once in a while.