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Mirjam Wanner goes into the deep forest…

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Ich gehe in den Wald hinein

Ich bin im Dickicht gelandet. Umgeben von Hölzern, Gräsern, Moos und Tannengeäst tun sich Wege auf, um im nächsten Augenblick wieder zu verschwinden. Formationen von Gestrüpp verführen mich und schicken mich weiter, neue zu entdecken. Phantasien, Phantasmen, Geräusche, Geknacke, geheime Wege und Verstecke. Alles ist möglich. Rastlos verweile ich hier. An diesem verrückten Ort, wo niemand ist ausser mir und ein paar wilden Tieren.

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MyTree.TV is a Filter…

… and it’s filtering better with YOUR input!

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What would you like to see on MyTree.TV?

Please add the link of your favorite YouTube-Clip or Google-Video in the comment section because TV is a drug!

Three ways TV changed everything (and what’s next)

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TV changes everyone it touches.

TV brings mass. For fifty years, TV meant that programmers and advertisers had a very good chance to reach everyone, or almost everyone, at the same time. TV integrates a culture, because there’s instant common touchstones being generated daily. (When I say, “yadda yadda yadda” or “where’s the beef,” you know what I mean, right?)

TV brings pluralism and diversity. This seems to contradict the first, but it doesn’t. Once TV has opened a channel to the brain, it can bring in whatever it chooses, without clearing it with you first. So, the viewer can discover that people-who-don’t-look-like-us aren’t so different, or that women might be good cops, or that a member of the [insert oppressed group] might also be a person too.

and finally, TV brings dissatisfaction. Advertising needs to make you dissatisfied to work. And picture perfect sitcom families have more money and less trouble than most folks (because they’re not real).

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NatureTech

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Broadcast (2006) Magic of Motion : Most animals, and even a few plants, move. They swim, walk, run or fly in a wide range of ways, and in this programme we look at how designers of planes, cars and robots have found inspiration in nature. But biomimetics is not just about copying nature, it’s about understanding the principles behind nature’s success and applying those in new and surprising ways. So exploring the world of cars and planes also gives us some startling new insights into nature as well. In this programme we find out why sharks can swim so fast, how flies and geckos can climb smooth glass and how vultures can help the next generation of airliners. We also meet robot cockroaches that might look like something from science fiction, but might be the fore-runners of the latest all terrain vehicles.
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Interview with Jean-Claude Biver, CEO Hublot

http://www.kindlerthorpe.com/hublot_logo-larger.jpgTechnology is quite tricky sometimes. Due to noise-signals from mobile phones – so-called smart-phones – the audio-quality of the video-interview with Mr.Biver did not meet our quality requirements. We are terribly sorry that we can show you the interview in Text-Form only. But hey! Why shouldn’t we read an interview in text-form from time to time? We might discover the message between the lines…

By Stefan{at}MyTree.CH

There are lots of things about your person written in the internet. I would like to ask you some new questions.

Please ask.

First of all I would like to make a visual test. What do you see on this picture?

I can see a tree.

Don’t you see more? Take your time, you have to consider it more precisely.
I can’t see more.

Sometimes there is more there, than you think you see.
Yes
Bring the white scope into your focus. Imagine, that the stars are eyes…
Oh yes, and the hands..
So you have you seen it? Oh yes! What is this test for?
There are people, which look at this picture and they just can see the tree.
It’s good to see the tree and it’s good seeing the hands protecting the tree.

We call it „The Tree-Spirit“. My first question is about creativity: Did you ever hear something about polar clock. It looks like this:

What do you think about the polar clock? Can it be a creative way to see the time?
Yes of course, it’s a creative way of seeing the time. It’s a trial to show time differently, you know, why should time always be shown by two hands or three hands and why not? Yes, I think, it’s also interesting because it chooses colors. Color is emotion. It is a creative and a different way to show the time. The colors are attractive. Color is emotion.
That’s true, you have plenty of colors in your watches.
Yes, because I love colors. For me the color is one of the biggest pleasure I have in life. What I really enjoy is the air and color.

So, what is your favorite color?

My favorite color is., well it depends. For my dresses it is blue. Ok, I don’t wear blue today. It doesn’t mean because blue is my favorite color, that everything has to be blue, but I like blue. And then I also like green.

In fact, blue and green are the two dominant colors on planet earth. Green is the color of the forest, blue is the sky and the sea. What else do we have on planet? That’s it. So somehow I like the two basic colors of the planet.

Let’s speak about symmetry. I have a question concerning the screws on your watches.

The screws can never be symmetric, because they are screws and screws have a function and they have a technique of function. Like in an engine, like in a Ferrari engine for example. If you look at a Ferrari engine the screws are just ending up, where they are and the screws cannot be.

The screw at 12 cannot be like this and the screw at 3 like this, this is impossible in technology. Unless you make it look like a screw, but in actual fact it is a nut, the screw is then on the back. And then you make something aesthetic that looks like a screw and where is the technology?

Technology is as it is.


 

Then my next question is: What is more important? Beauty or technology?
Technology is important and the truth is important, you cannot hide it. If you put the screw, that is not the screw but a nut.

Isn’t there a way to put the screws in a way that looks more symmetric or why not remove them?
No, it’s not interesting to try to do it. Because there are technical screws and every watch is different in that sense.
The first time I have seen your watches at the airport in Geneva I thought that it’s impossible for me to wear such a watch. It would disturb me to read the time.
It is because you are very precise, you are a very symmetric man and you are quite a lot influenced from the North, from Germany and you are like some of the German guys, they gave me this remark… (laughing).

Is it a national thing, actually?
It is more. It depends. 90 % of the people, who ask the question „Can’t we change the screws…“ came from Germany or German countries or Swiss German. But again, you will never be able to fix the screw on a certain position.

Well what about “never say never”?.
No, we don’t even want to try. Because we don’t see the sense in that and then it doesn’t look natural.
Speaking about your business. You have plenty of things, that you import/export, are you concerned a little bit about the CO2 production that you make worldwide with your business?
Not really.

Why not?
Because it’s not significant. We don’t import so much from outside and when we import from outside, it’s mostly from Germany or France. And there are no long distances to negotiate and it’s very small in volume. So if you send a letter or a little package with 10’000 screws in it it’s not very significant. But the fact is, we have no volume, no reasons to be heavily concerned and to make studies about the CO2.
What about supply chains. Do you know, where the material is coming from?
Not always. When we buy gold from the UBS, we don’t really know where it comes from. When we buy platinum also from the UBS, we don’t really know where the platinum comes from. When we buy diamonds, we have the Kimberly certificate, but … how do you know, that they are not from blood diamonds or if there is something wrong with the certificates. You have terrorist people entering countries with wrong passports, so today you have fake money, today you have fake watches… Today you can only try it, but you can never give a full security.
Are Chinese people already trying to copy your watches?
Thanks God, I hope so, they must! It is a must.

If people copy your watches it is a sign of success.

You measure your success by two elements: the numbers of copies and how many people are jealous of your industry. If you drive the industry mad because they are full of envy and full of jealousy and you have a lot of copies, then you know, that you are successful. Laughing. No copies, no success.
Speaking about the trees. You use rubber, I mean Kautschuk. Is that right?
Yes. We use it for the wrist-band.

Where does it come from? Malaysia.

And how is it produced? Have you been there? No, I’ve not been there.

And can you make sure that there is no child labour?
It is produced from a Swiss company, it belongs to us. It belongs to Swiss people. And they bring the rubber from Malaysia. That is all I know.

Do you know „newTree“? No.

Well, I have a little gift for you. So you will never forget it anymore. There it is. It is a „newTree“-cap from  from the Non-Profit-Organization www.newTree.org , they plant trees in Africa among many other things. Thanks a lot.

Thank you for wearing it. You show, that you like gifts.
I show, that I want to help and I show that I care.

That’s fantastic. I appreciate that. I would like to congratulate you for the César Award. I was quite impressed by the words you said in Bukarest.
Thank you.
Do you remember, what you have said?
Yes, of course.

“The whole life is now running just for one goal, to leave your trace”, is it correct?

Of course. Your life is there to work for the trace. And you should live to two traces: one trace is the trace of love, and anybody who dies and has left the trace of love I’d say, his life is a 99 % success. If in addition to this trace of love, which is the most important (99 %), if in addition to the trace of love, he can live the trace in his (of) business, in his activity.. Whatever he did, his life was a 100 % success. So, I reckon you should leave one trace of love and one trace in your occupation or your business.

Do you think, that there is already a little trace coming?
For me? Yes, for me I’ve a trace in my business, already, not very deep, I still have to work. And then there is a trace of love. (That I know).

While I was in the waiting room, I discovered “Les Hublotins”.
Ah, yes, the kindergarten.
So, offering a childcare service in work life lies at your heart?
Yes, for every employer, but also the people who are living in the area. It’s not only for our own people, of course they have a priority, but the service is for the region as well. We have to contribute to the region.

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This is very impressive. Speaking about the future of Hublot and the sustainability. Where do you see Hublot in five years?
I see the enterprise where it is today, but with some new performances, in the watch making art, new performances in the materials, innovation, creativity, Hublot must always try to be the first, always try to be different, to be unique. If we can maintain this: be the first, be different and be unique, in five years we will be more successful, more important and stronger. And that it is, what I wish for Hublot, to become stronger and stronger and to keep this policy.

The book is available as audio-book.

Do you intent to make more watches?
No, to be stronger, to have more innovation, creativity, quality, awareness, reputation, exclusivity. Prestige is not a link to quantity. But the quantity is the consequence of all that. So we don’t foresee necessary high increases in quantity, we see increase in the creativity, increase in the prestige, increase in quality not quantity and as a consequence we see an increase of turnover more from the qualitative side then from the quantative side.
I would like to give you one more gift in order to reach your goal. Do you know Mr. Seth Godin? He wrote a book called: „Linchpin“ This is an audio book, as you travel a lot, you can listen listen it during your flights or while you are travelling. You can have an idea about his way of thinking. This is a big thank you for the interview.
Excellent. Thank you.

Thank you for this interesting interview and for your support.
Dankeschön, merci beaucoup.

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After the interview with Mr. Biver Meichtry Stefan started a brand-new blog called http://traceoflove.wordpress.com

Please have a look and learn more about Hublot, Time-Management, Marketing and Innovation.


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PixMix:Die Kristallkugel

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PIXMIX bietet Inspiration und jede Menge Spass in kurzer Zeit! PIXMIX ist eine offene Plattform für alle, die ihre eigenen Erfahrungen, Gedanken, Ideen und Projekte öffentlich vorstellen möchten.
PIXMIX bringt eine kunterbunte Mischung Menschen einander näher und wird zur langen Nacht der Diskussionen mit alten und neuen Freunden über alles, was bewegt.

Jedes Bild wird 20 Sekunden lang vom Beamer gezeigt. Den Redner/innen steht ein Mikrofon zur Verfügung um ihre Bilder frei zu kommentieren. Die Redner/innen können allerdings nichts beeinflussen, denn der Computer zeigt alle 20 Sekunden ein neues Bild in strikter Reihenfolge.

PIXMIX dich selbst. 6 1/2 Minuten of Fame.

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Die Kristallkugel

Ein Märchen der Gebrüder Grimm

Es war einmal eine Zauberin, die hatte drei Söhne, die sich brüderlich liebten: aber die Alte traute ihnen nicht und dachte, sie wollten ihr ihre Macht rauben. Da verwandelte sie den ältesten in einen Adler, der mußte auf einem Felsengebirge hausen, und man sah ihn manchmal am Himmel in großen Kreisen auf- und niederschweben. Den zweiten verwandelte sie in einen Walfisch, der lebte im tiefen Meer, und man sah nur, wie er zuweilen einen mächtigen Wasserstrahl in die Höhe warf. Beide hatten nur zwei Stunden jeden Tag ihre menschliche Gestalt. Der dritte Sohn, da er fürchtete, sie möchte ihn auch in ein reißendes Tier verwandeln, in einen Bären oder einen Wolf, so ging er heimlich fort. Er hatte aber gehört, daß auf dem Schloß der goldenen Sonne eine verwünschte Königstochter säße, die auf Erlösung harrte: es müßte aber jeder sein Leben daran wagen, schon dreiundzwanzig Jünglinge wären eines jämmerlichen Todes gestorben und nur noch einer übrig, dann dürfte keiner mehr kommen. Und da sein Herz ohne Furcht war, so faßte er den Entschluß, das Schloß von der goldenen Sonne aufzusuchen. Er war schon lange Zeit herumgezogen und hatte es nicht finden können, da geriet er in einen großen Wald und wußte nicht, wo der Ausgang war. Auf einmal erblickte er in der Ferne zwei Riesen, die winkten ihm mit der Hand, und als er zu ihnen kam, sprachen sie ‘wir streiten um einen Hut, wem er zugehören soll, und da wir beide gleich stark sind, so kann keiner den andern überwältigen: die kleinen Menschen sind klüger als wir, daher wollen wir dir die Entscheidung überlassen.’ ‘Wie könnt ihr euch um einen alten Hut streiten?, sagte der Jüngling. ‘Du weißt nicht, was er für Eigenschaften hat, es ist ein Wünschhut, wer den aufsetzt, der kann sich hinwünschen, wohin er will, und im Augenblick ist er dort.’ ‘Gebt mir d en Hut,’ sagte der Jüngling, ‘ich will ein Stück Wegs gehen, und wenn ich euch dann rufe, so lauft um die Wette, und wer am ersten bei mir ist, dem soll er gehören.’ Er setzte den Hut auf und ging fort, dachte aber an die Königstochter, vergaß die Riesen und ging immer weiter.

Einmal seufzte er aus Herzensgrund und rief ‘ach, wäre ich doch auf dem Schloß der goldenen Sonne!’ Und kaum waren die Worte über seine Lippen, so stand er auf einem hohen Berg vor dem Tor des Schlosses.

Er trat hinein und ging durch alle Zimmer, bis er in dem letzten die Königstochter fand. Aber wie erschrak er, als er sie anblickte: sie hatte ein aschgraues Gesicht voll Runzeln, trübe Augen und rote Haare. ‘Seid Ihr die Königstochter, deren Schönheit alle Welt rühmt?’ rief er aus. ‘Ach,’ erwiderte sie, ‘das ist meine Gestalt nicht, die Augen der Menschen können mich nur in dieser Häßlichkeit erblicken, aber damit du weißt, wie ich aussehe, so schau in den Spiegel, der läßt sich nicht irre machen, der zeigt dir mein Bild, wie es in Wahrheit ist.’ Sie gab ihm den Spiegel in die Hand, und er sah darin das Abbild der schönsten Jungfrau, die auf der Welt war, und sah, wie ihr vor Traurigkeit die Tränen über die Wangen rollten. Da sprach er ‘wie kannst du erlöst werden? ich scheue keine Gefahr.’ Sie sprach ‘wer die kristallne Kugel erlangt und hält sie dem Zauberer vor, der bricht damit seine Macht, und ich kehre in meine wahre Gestalt zurück. Ach,’ setzte sie hinzu, ‘schon so mancher ist darum in seinen Tod gegangen, und du junges Blut, du jammerst mich, wenn du dich in die großen Gefährlichkeiten begibst.’ ‘Mich kann nichts abhalten,’ sprach er, ‘aber sage mir, was ich tun muß.’ ‘Du sollst alles wissen,’ sprach die Königstochter, ‘wenn du den Berg, auf dem das Schloß steht, hinabgehst, so wird unten an einer Quelle ein wilder Auerochs stehen, mit dem mußt du kämpfen. Und wenn es dir glückt, ihn zu töten, so wird sich aus ihm ein feuriger Vogel erheben, der trägt in seinem Leib ein glühendes Ei, und in dem Ei steckt als Dotter die Kristallkugel. Er läßt aber das Ei nicht fallen, bis er dazu gedrängt wird, fällt es aber auf die Erde, so zündet es und verbrennt alles in seiner Nähe, und das Ei selbst zerschmilzt und mit ihm die kristallne Kugel, und all deine Mühe ist vergeblich gewesen.’

Der Jüngling stieg hinab zu der Quelle, wo der Auerochse schnaubte und ihn anbrüllte. Nach langem Kampf stieß er ihm sein Schwert in den Leib, und er sank nieder. Augenblicklich erhob sich aus ihm der Feuervogel und wollte fortfliegen, aber der Adler, der Bruder des Jünglings, der zwischen den Wolken daherzog’ stürzte auf ihn herab, jagte ihn nach dem Meer hin und stieß ihn mit seinem Schnabel an, so daß er in der Bedrängnis das Ei fallen ließ. Es fiel aber nicht in das Meer, sondern auf eine Fischerhütte, die am Ufer stand, und die fing gleich an zu rauchen und wollte in Flammen aufgehen. Da erhoben sich im Meer haushohe Wellen, strömten über die Hütte und bezwangen das Feuer. Der andere Bruder, der Walfisch, war herangeschwommen und hatte das Wasser in die Höhe getrieben. Als der Brand gelöscht war, suchte der Jüngling nach dem Ei und fand es glücklicherweise: es war noch nicht geschmolzen, aber die Schale war von der pIötzlichen Abkühlung durch das kalte Wasser zerbröckelt, und er konnte die Kristallkugel unversehrt herausnehmen.

Als der Jüngling zu dem Zauberer ging und sie ihm vorhielt, so sagte dieser ‘meine Macht ist zerstört, und du bist von nun an der König vom Schloß der goldenen Sonne. Auch deinen Brüdern kannst du die menschliche Gestalt damit zurückgeben.’ Da eilte der Jüngling zu der Königstochter, und als er in ihr Zimmer trat, so stand sie da in vollem Glanz ihrer Schönheit, und beide wechselten voll Freude ihre Ringe miteinander.

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Die Kristallkugel

Yoyo tippt sich an die Stirn: Wie kann ein Wal der Bruder eines Adlers sein? Und was ist das für ein Gerede von der Kristallkugel, die im Ei eines Geiers versteckt ist, der in einem wilden Bullen steckt, der wiederum… Hier war ein ganz besonderer Zauber im Spiel. Doc Croc hat nun Gelegenheit, seinen berühmten Scharfsinn unter Beweis zu stellen, denn schließlich muss nicht nur der Zauber gebrochen, sondern auch noch die Prinzessin vor der Ehe mit einem alten Scheusal von Zauberer bewahrt werden.

 


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2011 Just “Another Year”

http://www.filmering.at/images/stories/gallery/anotheryear/AnotherYear-PosterZ01.jpgFrühling, Sommer, Herbst und Winter. Familie und Freunde. Liebe und Wärme. Freude und Trauer. Hoffnung und Verzweiflung. Gemeinschaft. Einsamkeit. Eine Geburt. Ein Todesfall. Die Zeit vergeht…

a film by Mike Leigh

British director Mike Leigh is hoping to win his second Palme d’Or prize at this year’s Cannes festival. His latest film, “Another Year”, enters the competition on May 15th.

Maybe you have seen this movie by Mike Leigh already:

Isn’t quite a lot out there just like a tree?

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MyTree.TV  proudly announces the brand new Tree-Shirt-Shop:

Hoodies & Sweatshirts ~ Men's Hoodie ~ I'm with supid

There are just a few products right now.

But as you certainly know:

It will grow

and grow

and grow!

P.S. It’s our goal to deliver high quality textiles for a reasonable price but fairly traded.  By the way: this is not the cheap chinese-stuff that you wash once and you can see through!

The TREE-shirt-service is provided by spread-shirt:

We hope that they will include

SWITCHER-Products

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Tube Free toilet paper!

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tubex-largeThe humble toilet paper roll is due for an eco-friendly update. Meet Scott Naturals Tube Free toilet paper, a new brand debuting from Kimberly-Clark on Monday that’s missing one distinctive feature: the center tube. Yes, in distressing news to crafting kindergartners and gerbils everywhere, the brown cardboard core is nowhere to be found. It’s pillowy soft toilet paper the whole way down. Why the swap? USA Today reports some 17 billion of the cardboard tubes are produced each year in the United States, rolling up into 160 million pounds of trash. The newly-formulated roll, which Kimberly Clark says is bound using a new production process, manages to stay sturdy without the internal support. Company officials told USA Today that the roll will still fit in standard toilet paper holders – a fact that takes a load off of our mind. (via USA Today) Read more…

MacGyverisms

MacGyver employs his resourcefulness and his knowledge of chemistry, physics,[2] technology, and outdoorsmanship to resolve what are often life-or-death crises. He creates inventions from simple items to solve these problems. These inventions became synonymous with the character and were called MacGyverisms by fans.[28] MacGyver was unlike secret agents in other television series and films because, instead of relying on high-tech weapons and tools, he carried only a Swiss Army knife and duct tape but never a gun.[2] One episode shows the reason being that a boyhood friend of his was accidentally killed by a revolver he was not supposed to have. One other episode shows him only using a captured gun by taking it apart to use as a kind of wrench, with the trigger guard doing the job of shutting down a valve tap. In the opening gambit of the pilot episode, MacGyver is briefly seen shooting an AK-47 at a group of enemy soldiers before passing the gun off to the man he was rescuing. This is the only time MacGyver fired a weapon during the series.


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BREATH MADE VISIBLE!

A FILM BY RUEDI GERBER

For the last seven decades, Anna Halprin, the American dance pioneer, has redefined our notions of modern art by exploring one question in her work: What is important in life? The search for that answer has ushered in such revolutionary experimentation in theater, music, and performance that it’s reach extends beyond the arts and into our cultural conscious. Anna has not only succeeded in fusing art and life but has developed a new mindset: one that hails the vitality of existence and debunks the ‘limitations of age.’

BREATH MADE VISIBLE is the first feature documentary about the life and career of Anna Halprin. The film takes its audience from Halprin’s initial explorations of dance in her childhood to the experimental performances conducted on a dance deck under Californian redwood trees, through her spectacular tours in Europe, her withdrawal from the stage due to illness, and, finally, her triumphant return.

“A Breath of Air” details the work of USC scientists on the health effects of air pollution on children, and also the community perspective on air pollution in the Los Angeles area. It was produced and directed by Keren Markuze, with Andrea Hricko, a USC associate professor of preventive medicine at Keck School of Medicine as executive director, with funding from the California Air Resources Board.

Visit http://www.usc.edu/medicine/scehsc for more information about health research on air pollution.

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“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away”


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Things that matter!

[...]Access to knowledge, for the first time in history, is largely unimpeded for the middle class. Without effort or expense, it’s possible to become informed if you choose. For less than your cable TV bill, you can buy and read an important book every week. Share the buying with six friends and it costs far less than coffee.

Or you can watch TV.

The thing is, watching TV has its benefits. It excuses you from the responsibility of having an informed opinion about things that matter. It gives you shallow opinions or false ‘facts’ that you can easily parrot to others that watch what you watch. It rarely unsettles our carefully self-induced calm and isolation from the world.

I got a note from someone the other day, in which she made it clear that she doesn’t read non-fiction books or blogs related to her industry. And she seemed proud of this.

I was roped into an argument with someone who was sure that ear candling was a useful treatment. Had he read any medical articles on the topic? No. But he knew. Or said he did.

You see a lot of ostensibly smart people in airports, and it always surprises me how few of them use this downtime to actually become more informed. It’s clearly a deliberate act–in our infoculture, it takes work not to expose yourself to interesting ideas, facts, news and points of view. Hal Varian at Google reports that the average person online spends seventy seconds a day reading online news. Ouch.

Not all books are correct or useful. Not all accepted science is correct. The conventional wisdom might just be wrong. But ignoring all of it because the truth is now fashionably situational and in the eye of the beholder is a lame alternative.

I know this rant is nothing new. In fact, people have been complaining about widespread willful ignorance since Brutus or Caesar or whoever invented the salad… the difference now is this: more people than ever are creators. More people than ever go to work to use their minds, not just their hands. And more people than ever have a platform to share their point of view. I think that raises the bar for our understanding of how the world works.

Let’s assert for the moment that you get paid to create, manipulate or spread ideas. That you don’t get paid to lift bricks or hammer steel. If you’re in the idea business, what’s going to improve your career, get you a better job, more respect or a happier day? Forgive me for suggesting (to those not curious enough to read this blog and others) that it might be reading blogs, books or even watching TED talks.

As for the deliberately uninformed, we can ignore them or we can reach out to them and hopefully start a pattern of people thinking for themselves…

Thanks a lot Seth for this blog! Sounds like you are going to watch http://www.MyTree.TV more frequently!

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