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Cloe Shasha

Associate Programs Producer, TED Content, TED

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What can you share with the world?

TEDxYouthDay is a series of TEDx events happening all around the world coinciding with Universal Children’s Day, from November 19th – 21st, 2011. These events are designed to empower and inspire young people.

These events will vary widely in size, format and theme, but they will share a common vision: inspiring curiosity, igniting new ideas and empowering young leaders.

There are over 100 TEDxYouthDay events in nearly 50 countries happening this year. Individual events will feature their own unique themes, and the overarching theme for TEDxYouthDay 2011 is Play, Learn, Build & Share, chosen by the TEDx community.

In preparation for these amazing, global events, we are collecting answers to the question:
What can you share with the world?

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    Nov 22 2011: I thought I would unload some of my SUPER optimistic crazy on you. Understand there's more than meets the eye. An example would be the Second Life thing, that is meant to help spread economy. There's as much social science, as physical science. If you really look you will see this is holistic.
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      Nov 25 2011: Let me see if I get it right: ''The idea is to write a book that inspires people to do what the book says"."Think of the book as a screenplay or business plan for the world". "The idea is to write a book that inspires people to do what the book says". "Think of the book as a screenplay or business plan for the world". "The plan is to use the book to tell people about ideas, people can then buy (...) and on a daily basis feel they are doing something big". "Reality starts to mirror the book and the ball is rolling". "My idea is simply to get as many people that can agree, to agree". "People are asked to do something they were going to do anyway". "Make it as easy as possible for people to do what you want them to do". "Make it so everyone can see everyone who is participating, and who is not". "The idea is to write a book that inspires people to do what the book says". "The book should be as accurate as possible as to be the manual". "Showing people what to do and what will happen when they do". "The plan uses these ideas to create momentum". "The name of the book "Urania, Starry Messenger, Earth's Cry Heaven's Smile".

      For God's sake, Faja, the idea looks to me very scary, as the history of the world is red with the blood caused by too many such books that wanted to inoculate people with their ideas and make them follow smart people's agendas - the difference, yours is "selling" them the ideas - a "sweeter" coercion. No matter what your intention behind, beware not to make again "Earth cry". As good God gave brains to everyone, let's allow people think their own ideas, without us making them any "fishing poles" to lure them into our own ideas. The more so as these ideas are seemingly aiming at building a consented "Urania" type discipline and hierarchy, where, as you say, "The way I see it, H2OPE and The A.R.C. help in both directions the have-rs, and the have nots". Please let go of it.

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