Who here watches Ted talks, honestly?
I do, I have done ever since I started my blog back in June last year (hip hip for almost a year of blogging). Ted talks was one of the many blogs I first started to follow. Every single Ted video I have watched has stood out to me (even the spoken poetry ones).
When I think about it, I’m not overly extroverted, I think I used to be… But then I think again, and yeah, no I wasn’t. Being an intovert doesn’t mean you don’t have friends, or don’t go to a few parties, introverts can have fun too… I know strange right? Well fact is nobody really tries to get to know who I am deep down inside (thanks for leaving my intestines alone) no but seriously – this is a problem us introverts have, and we sort of just deal with it and be contemp with how everything gets dished out to us and we very rarely dish it back.
Today while watching Ted talks, I watched four videos – one about how to spread ideas and get them noticed,
The second about how to spot a liar (which I learnt we are all liars no matter how ‘good’ you are).
The third one was about how the brain synthesizes happieness to keep us ‘contemp’ with our situations – so basically happy with that we cannot change example: my partner complains all the time but its ok because I love them just the way they are. Even though usually we probably wouldn’t put up with it and others hate it and don’t understand why we put up with it.
And the fourth one was a short one about 18 year old (17 at the time) Taylor Wilson, he built a working nuclear fusor at the age of 14 (even though he originally was trying to make his own star in his parents garage).
Why do I mention these today? Well its a pretty simple answer – I love to share with everyone I can what I have learnt… Even though a lot of people say I am a ‘know it all’… What is that anyway? A know it all,
Well one simple definition for it – he/she who knows all. But in reality I don’t know all, I know very little if you look at the bigger picture. I don’t know how Da Vinci painted so well, I don’t know how to make a cell or grow my own organ on the side of a rat, I don’t know anything about you, the person reading and I surtainly do not know everything… But I make an effort to learn. That’s the main thing, when someone calls someone stupid, unintelligent, useless and so on… It is to suggest that the person they are undermining is some how no where nere are superior as they are, when as a matter of fact, maybe that person is just an intovert, maybe you are just an extremely good liar and have everyone fooled about your own intelligence, maybe you are scared about them being smarter… I mean that’s the real reason people bully right? Because they feel scared and intimidated by the person and what they can achieve?
Maybe your brain is just that good at synthesizing happieness and contempt for your current situation, that you ‘can’t be bothered’ learning anything new because learning involves reading and reading is ‘boring’.
When I write I like to ask a lot of questions, not because I am questioning myself but because I am hoping you start to wonder about these things yourself. There is evidence to support that your cerebral cortex grows thicker with every new piece of information you learn, so why not share what you learn with others, you aren’t being a ‘know it all’ you are just simply helping their cerebral cortex by feeding it knowledge.