Inspiration: Hopefully with this collection you'll get a sense of me, of who I aspire to be, and what I aspire to do.

Ask yourself where you learnt to apply the meaning of 'wrong' or 'abnormal' to doing many things.
What do you want to be when you grow up? Well, if you're not sure you want to do just one thing for the rest of your life, you're not alone. In this illuminating talk, writer and artist Emilie Wapnick describes the kind of people she calls "multipotentialites" -- who have a range of interests and jobs over one lifetime.
It's ok to fail... that's when you learn and grow the most.
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There was only one variable that separated the people who had a strong sense of love and belonging, and the people who really struggle for it. And that was that people who had a strong sense of love and belonging believe they're worthy of love and belonging. That's it.
Brené Brown studies human connection -- our ability to empathize, belong, love. In a poignant, funny talk, she shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal quest to know herself as well as to understand humanity. A talk to share.
The cavalry is not coming.
Mark Duplass, a director, actor, writer, and producer, discusses the migration of filmmakers to television, to the emergence of VOD and its impact on micro-budget film. Duplass has eight pieces of advice for those who want to start a career in filmmaking.
Explore backwards as far as you can go to the most clear joyful, playful image that you have ... and begin to build from the emotion of that into how it connects with you now. 
A pioneer in research on play, Dr. Stuart Brown says humor, games, roughhousing, flirtation and fantasy are more than just fun. Plenty of play in childhood makes for happy, smart adults -- and keeping it up can make us smarter at any age.
We want to imagine the best case scenario outcome, and then we want to empower people to make that outcome a reality... Let the world-changing games begin.
Games like World of Warcraft give players the means to save worlds, and incentive to learn the habits of heroes. What if we could harness this gamer power to solve real-world problems? Jane McGonigal says we can, and explains how.
Our little portion of oneness is given a name, and is told all kinds of things about itself. And these details, opinions, and ideas become facts, which go towards building ourselves; our identity. And that self becomes the vehicle for navigating our social world, but the self is a projection based on other people's projections. Is it who we really are, or who we really want to be, or should be?
Actor Thandie Newton tells the story of finding her "otherness" -- first, as a child growing up in two distinct cultures, and then as an actor playing with many different selves. A warm, wise talk, fresh from stage at TEDGlobal 2011.
Who are we? We are the life force power of the universe, with manual dexterity and two cognitive minds, and we have the power to choose moment by moment who and how we want to be in the world.
Jill Bolte Taylor got a research opportunity few brain scientists would wish for: She had a massive stroke, and watched as her brain functions -- motion, speech, self-awareness -- shut down one by one. An astonishing story.