Do you think parents should be able to select their children’s talents and personalities, or do you want to run and hide in the woods at the thought of it? Whatever your opinion, philosopher Julian Savulescu wants you to take the question seriously.
Julian is the director of The Oxford Centre for Neuroethics at Oxford University and his TEDxBarcelona talk — "Pills that improve morality" — proposes the fascinating idea that humans may have a moral imperative to use advancements in biology and psychology to augment and improve human morality.
When things get tough, this is what you should do: Make good art. I’m serious. Husband runs off with a politician — make good art. Leg crushed and then eaten by a mutated boa constrictor — make good art. IRS on your trail — make good art. Cat exploded — make good art. Someone on the Internet thinks what you’re doing is stupid or evil or it’s all been done before — make good art. Probably things will work out somehow, eventually time will take the sting away, and that doesn’t even matter. Do what only you can do best: Make good art.
In this funny, poignant talk, Brené Brown explains what makes us feel a sense of love and belonging. It’s a powerful reminder (especially for all you Type A’s out there) to embrace the messy and unknown, even when that leap of faith seems scary or uncertain.
Beautiful words from Brené Brown’s TEDxHouston talk to inspire you this week.