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The Importance of Learned Optimism

What 25 years of research reveal about the cognitive skills of happiness and finding lifes greater purpose.The illiterate of the 21st century, Alvin Toffler famously said, will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn. Our outlook on the world and our daily choices of disposition and behavior are in many ways learned patterns to which Tofflers insight applies with all the greater urgency

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The Importance of Imagination

While growing up, Id never really considered how important it is to be imaginative. Its a childhood profession, you could say. It comes naturally. Then we hit an age when were presented with a scantron of bubble-in options, a template for a CV that we need to create, and Excel. At that point, our learning has to fit into certain parameters: within that little bubble, within the one page limit, and within a tiny digital graph. So, what happens to our imagination?It seems to fade.

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How To Speak More Wisely

It had been three weeks since my throat started to feel sore, and it wasnt getting better. The pain was most acute when I spoke. So I decided to spend a few days speaking as little as possible. Every time I had the urge to say something, I paused for a moment to question whether it was worth irritating my throat.

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Googles Jolly Good Fellow on Inner Peace

Chade-Meng Tan (widely known as Meng) was among the earliest engineers to be hired at Google. When Google allowed engineers to spend 20% of their time pursuing their passion, Meng decided to spend his time on a cause dear to his heart: Launching a conspiracy to bring about world peace. Meng believes that world peace can be achieved -- but only if people cultivate the conditions for inner peace within themselves.

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Awakening Our Collaborative Spirit

The physicist, David Bohm, while researching the lives of Einstein, Heisenberg, Pauli and Bohr, made a remarkable observation. Bohm noticed that their incredible breakthroughs took place through simple, open and honest conversation. He observed, for instance, that Einstein and his colleagues spent years freely meeting and conversing with each other.

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