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Monday, November 16, 2015

Collapse The Econony

It's late. Ok, it's not that late. 21:53 to be precise but I'm up at the screak of dawn (I'm sure there's something not right with that word 'screak' sounds a little made up. Maybe it's ulsterscots). I had to write though because today was class day and I just found my passion rekindled. We watched a Ted talk video, one that I'd seen before and had made an impression on me. It's about the power of vulnerability. Here's a link for those so inclined to embrace their own vulnerability. It's very empowering.

I am glad to be feeling this way about class again. One of the things Brene Brown talks about in her video is how humans are hard wired for meaningful connections. What prevents us from feeling connected to others is our inability to show our vulnerability which is, in essence, showing who we really are. Daring to be ourselves. I had been feeling disheartened, disconnected and ready to pack everything in. I love the days when I'm reminded of who I am, what's important to me and why I do what I do and try to achieve what I try to achieve. Both in my personal and professional life. They're intertwined with my values.

That doesn't stop the road ahead being uncertain and bumpy at times. But I'm an expert blowhole surfer at both ends of the spectrum. Another thing I learnt today is that the revolution will most definitely be started by women. I was pretty amazed to find out that the whole world's economy would collapse if women stopped buying cosmetic products. So here's another video, purely for educational purposes, to illustrate, in a rather explicit manner, how some girls are kinda fed up with the whole capitalism thing.


Rob Z Tobor said...

I suspect the cosmetic economy has now been replaced by the Smart Phone economy Miss Hannah. Did you know that the Selfie is now more dangerous that shark attacks. As it now appears more folk die from trying to take selfies than are eaten by sharks.

I do not wear cosmetics or own a smart phone and have never been eaten by a shark. I do have a glow in the dark plastic Elvis Duck though, so in my own little way am helping the economy . . . . . sort of . . . . a bit

hootchinhannah said...

Wow, I'm learning all kinds of interesting facts. I am pretty scared of shark attacks (that's why I watch them on youtube) but now, when I think about it, I am more scared of selfies.

All that aside, you have a GLOW IN THE DARK plastic elvis duck. I must have one of these in my life!!

Rob Z Tobor said... . . . . A little bit of Elvis