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Danger of the single story


http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/en/chimamanda_adichie_the_danger_of_a_single_story.html

Tere
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hi Tere,

Just found time to listen to this, so true and beautifully articulated. I think most of us are ensnared in a dominant narrative, if not a single story. Funny how we allow individual experience which deviates from that narrative to be subordinated. What to do? Just take a step back and notice it, I guess. Thanks for posting this,

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http://wakingtimes.com/2012/02/05/twelve-things-you-were-not-taught-in-school-about-creative-thinking/

Twelve Things You Were Not Taught in School About Creative Thinking

Michael Michalko
Psychology Today



10. You do not see things as they are; you see them as you are. Interpret your own experiences. All experiences are neutral. They have no meaning. You give them meaning by the way you choose to interpret them. If you are a priest, you see evidence of God everywhere. If you are an atheist, you see the absence of God everywhere. IBM observed that no one in the world had a personal computer. IBM interpreted this to mean there was no market. College dropouts, Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, looked at the same absence of personal computers and saw a massive opportunity. Once Thomas Edison was approached by an assistant while working on the filament for the light bulb. The assistant asked Edison why he didn’t give up. “After all,” he said, “you have failed 5000 times.” Edison looked at him and told him that he didn’t understand what the assistant meant by failure, because, Edison said, “I have discovered 5000 things that don’t work.” You construct your own reality by how you choose to interpret your experiences.

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Yeah. I've said it time and time again. We are all prisoners of our own perceptual biases.

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