I’ve found another role model, and he’s given me a whole lot to think about.
In case you were in the dark all these years (as I seem to have been) allow me to introduce Sir Ken Robinson–knighted for his “achievements as a leader in creativity, education and the arts.” The video below was taken over a year ago, but its messages rings true as ever today.
You’re gonna love this:
(From the TED Talks page)
Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining (and profoundly moving) case for creating an education system that nurtures creativity, rather than undermining it. With ample anecdotes and witty asides, Robinson points out the many ways our schools fail to recognize — much less cultivate — the talents of many brilliant people. “We are educating people out of their creativity,” Robinson says. The universality of his message is evidenced by its rampant popularity online. A typical review: “If you have not yet seen Sir Ken Robinson’s TED talk, please stop whatever you’re doing and watch it now.”
More on Sir Ken Robinson at his official website.