Tom Gulbransen

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Tom Gulbransen
Posted about 1 year ago
Bjorn Lomborg: Global priorities bigger than climate change
This set up of a false dilemma may serve well an academic exercise, but it fails abysmally to promote the larger social dialog I hope Dr. Lomborg was trying to catalyze in lieu of his "ideal world." The world GDP invests/spends $50billion every day before mid-afternoon. It is a disservice to set up these top ten issues as if the optimal solution as a zero-sum game which needs to be addressed via some sort of extracurricular appropriation. Water, health, injustice, education, environment... these are not extracurricular; they can, and must, be advanced by the majority of ongoing productive work that we are already doing in this real world... more sustainably. Most importantly, each of us needs to grasp our opportunities to contribute to whichever of these issue solutions are within our reach. Together we spend $195B everyday... to use a limited resource argument to deflect attention from issues is unacceptable.
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Tom Gulbransen
Posted over 1 year ago
What are the challenges that gifted and creative individuals face at present?
early challenge is to recognize their own gifts or creative spirits. adequate confidence and self esteem challenges follow as one tries to exercise the nascent potential. promptly, challenges of fortitude emerge in order to look beyond or overcome those threatened by one's boldness. upon adolescence, the difficult pressures to conform or quiet the inner energy are almost as challenging as the vastness of web resources that invite one to reach toward too many diluting opportunities. with maturity arises the challenge of humility, as there are always others with powers to complement, supplement or simply foment. if recognized as a leader, the gifted or creative than must learn to inspire and unleash more than teach. And as you've done, to maintain the grace to be thankful for what each of us has to offer others.