THE CASE FOR OPTIMISM 🌅
When the future is uncertain, how should we respond? These TED speakers explain why they believe the future is bright. Listen to the full episode here: http://n.pr/1rxUHK6
- •Al Gore is optimistic about climate change -- and why you should be, too. http://n.pr/24BKLh7
- •Why most of us might be natural optimists. http://n.pr/1T4PUw3Cognitive neuroscientist Tali Sharot makes the case for why humans are wired to have what she calls an "optimism bias."
- •Teacher John Hunter sees his kids solving climate change, water rights disputes, and nuclear proliferation -- right in the classroom. http://n.pr/1TMvzsmEducator John Hunter describes how he finds hope and inspiration in his fourth grade students, all because of a game.
- •How can we reframe negative narratives about poverty into more optimistic ones. http://n.pr/21E6Z00Activist Mia Birdsong says the stories we tell about poverty don't reflect reality. She describes people in her community who are optimistic about their futures — even if the larger society is not.
- •How a penny made one woman feel hopeful. http://n.pr/24BN9EGIn describing her experiences of immigration, poverty, and homelessness, psychologist Tania Luna explains that gratitude for the small things creates a rich and hopeful life.