Emma Binte

Stockholm, Sweden

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Emma Binte
Posted about 1 year ago
Jae Rhim Lee: My mushroom burial suit
Beautiful! Since our bodies are always about to be fed to the earth and the universe itself when we die, why not be ecological about it? This is an absolutely brilliant invention and I hope this can be something we all put on when we die, instead of wearing a classical burial suit which cannot eat us up but exudes its toxines in the ground when it is buried.
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Emma Binte
Posted almost 2 years ago
Julian Treasure: 5 ways to listen better
I saw this talk about a year ago and today my brain, out of nowhere, suddenly remembered it and said. "c'mon, lets listen to all the sounds you can hear". So I laid down on a bench outside in the park, closed my eyes, and started to listen. I never ever realized how many sounds you can hear just by lying down and listening to the surrounding. I really focused for one time in my life while I was sitting there, without eating my lunch at the same time. I just...was ...., I was within every sound, and I let all of the sounds flow in my head. Really wow-experience during lunch.
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Emma Binte
Posted almost 2 years ago
Daphne Koller: What we're learning from online education
I love this! Being able to attend any course, anywhere in the world, you'll be able to get a wider net of contacts and be exposed to all the cultures around the world. Which is great because we are all a mirror of our own society we've been brought up in, and if we can see how another person from another culture sees and solves a problem, we'll immediately become more wide-thinking people and become more understanding towards other people. I want everyone to see this!
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Emma Binte
Posted about 2 years ago
Baba Shiv: Sometimes it's good to give up the driver's seat
I think that the passenger manages to get better results because they can simply say that "oh he chose the tea i drank before the test, i have nothing to do with it" then you have no pressure on yourself what so ever with the tea so you can focus better on the task. If you don't get a good result you can simply blame the person choosing the tea. The other one, the one in the drivers seat, has to have in mind that what he accomplishes is a result of the tea HE chose. So he will always have in mind that he might have taken the right tea or the wrong one, it was his desition. That puts a lot of pressure on one human being.
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Emma Binte
Posted about 2 years ago
How to build our future without destroying the Earth ?
Truly an interresting question. Of course we have our money-based system which can help us to invest more money in greener solutions for our planet. But i think that this system is basically destroying itself. So we can't get a greener world with just having invested a lot of money.We have to have people who have the WILL. Unfortunately that's what we have a lack of now since we have learned that money can solve our problems. We need to come together and DO things instead of waiting for investments, cause the investments are not the problem. It's the want of saving the planet.
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Emma Binte
Posted about 2 years ago
Are we free of fear? Is it possible?
Hi Simha! Truly an interresting question. I have been thinking about the same thing a lot of times. Fear is a very interresting topic. I do believe that fear has to have somekind of evolutionary reason. Lets say, If you saw a dangerous animal on top of a hill and it started to chase you, you must have become scared. If you then later returned to the same top of that hill you learned that you should be extra careful since you met that dangerous animal the last time you where there and you became scared. Fear must be something we all live with if we've been taught to be careful with somethings in life. Jiddu Krishnamurti has a lot of great quotes and thoughts on fear. I found a great one right here: "What is fear? Fear can exist only in relation to something, not in isolation. How can I be afraid of death, how can I be afraid of something I do not know? I can be afraid only of what I know. When I say I am afraid of death, am I really afraid of the unknown, which is death, or am I afraid of losing what I have known? My fear is not of death but of losing my association with things belonging to me. My fear is always in relation to the known, not to the unknown."
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Emma Binte
Posted about 2 years ago
How will you spend your time and/or make a living between ages 60 and 100?
I want to feel like I am more in a place of life where I feel that I can "be" instead of "do". I believe that the first years of your life is more about doing than being. You have to explore the world and meet a lot of different people and try out your boundaries by doing new, sometimes crazy stuff. But when you grow older it is all about "being", being you and being at peace with your life. Imagine just sit on a bench in the park a whole day and feel like everything is wonderful and you have everything you ever want. To be able to see all the colours around you all the time and all the great things in the little things. I want to be that person.