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Corvida Raven

Community Catalyst, TED Conferences


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Are you optimistic or pessimistic, and why?

Yesterday, during Session 2 of TED University at TEDGlobal 2011, host June Cohen asked: Are you optimistic or pessimistic. and why? and asked for answers of one sentence.

Since there is a little more room (and time) for writing on TED Conversations, answer in 1-3 sentences whether you are optimistic or pessimistic, and why.


Closing Statement from Corvida Raven

Thank you all for your responses! This was a great Conversation. The TED team is happy to know that the majority of our audience has a relatively positive outlooks on life. We appreciate your participation everyone!

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    Jul 15 2011: I become more optimistic after each TED. How can one not be after hearing from such amazing people. if every one would listen to one TED talk a day after listening to a FOX or CNN newscast, they would have a more balanced profile of the world. TEDGlobal talks were a real shot of optimism that the Stuff of Life is still alive and kicking!!
    • Jul 15 2011: I couldn't agree with you more. Since watching TED i am a much more hopeful person. The standard stuff you see on TV and in society can be quite dragging.

      TED brings you back and invigorates you and teaches you what is important again in your life. Helps to put things in perspective of what really matters and what things really don't mater at all!

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