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Jordan Reeves

TED-Ed Community Manager, TED Conferences


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What is the most important thing you've learned on your own?

In three sentences, explain something that you've learned without being told by another person -- something you've figured out all by yourself. Here's an example:

"I learned how to paint with water colors by reading a book and searching for YouTube videos. It took me a while, but I figured out some techniques that really work for me. I'm not an expert yet, but I have discovered a real joy in painting."

It can be anything -- a practical skill (like painting) or a knowledge set (like how to use mathematics).


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  • Mar 1 2013: Learnt Knowledge is power only you are paid for it; Knowledge is a liability if one is not paid for it
    If I have knowledge but do not have a job where it is respected - then I am at a disadvantage compared to the person who has no knowledge.
    I have found Sitting Still / Idle (keeping mouth shut) is a talent needed as an Employee.

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