Every year there seems to be a new one that crops up, and while I don’t know anything more about them, I think it would be awesome to bring fun into the holiday season with a spectacle like this. In my case, I’ll wait a while before I jump on this band wagon as I don’t know what I’d do with all of those lights in the off season, and plus, I wouldn’t know the first thing about coordinating such an amazing display. Wowzas!
When I think about what “exciting” things I’d like to do in my life, I think of movements that I’d like to be a part of, even if only peripherally. TED Talks are just one of these venues.
TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design, but since it’s inception seems to have ballooned to all manners of topics that engage the heart as well as the scientific minded towards the improvement of the human experience. So, simply put, I want to be a part of the proceedings.
I don’t require that I contribute to the body of knowledge presented on the stage at some of the talks, but I think it would be a great experience to be able to watch along, engage in conversations geared towards the pursuit of improvement and development. I see myself as someone who can be in the room primarily driven by a state of awe and appreciation for what these great minds contribute to, and further, command my presence by knowing that I have the “horses in the barn” to put my money where my mouth (and heart is).
As I think back, I don’t know that I ever had an overarching goal of being a This or a That, but instead, I’ve had a goal to want to enable and encourage other goals had by great minds. Maybe someday my Eureka idea and pursuit will come. Until then, I want to be a silent supporter of good and meaningful causes.