My story began when I woke from a car accident that I was in when I was 16. I had had brain surgery to clear arteries that were clotted from the accident. I remember not being able to move my left arm, and having difficulty walking. But I left the hospital two weeks later, and began rebuilding my world from the ground up. I changed my physical self by relearning how to use my left arm, and getting physically fit. I rebuilt my perspective on the world and pushed myself harder than ever through the rest of high school. I helped those I could and though some took advantage of the desire to give that I had, overall, it helped me learn more. I went to York University for one semester of a psychology major, and then got into general contracting to make some money. I endured that but am now heading back to school for computer programming, and am currently working as a freelance web developer. I love giving back to the world and I intend on doing it throughout my entire life.
Learning, Giving to Those Who Need, Exercise, Writing, Taking Pictures, Internet, Mobile Stuff, Technology, and true information
An idea worth spreading. One that has been on my mind recently is something a little different. I envision a small campus even just a single building. This place, this building is there for the community. A sort of community university, with one purpose in mind, to expand and explore. Humanity has this amazing capacity to grow and expand and improve, not just physically but mentally. I think that if we had a physical place where family's, or just persons on their own could go and grow. Jungle gyms, and virtual experiences, vast libraries, large rooms with interactive materials. video conference capabilities at every corner, complete challenges with persons across the globe. Bring people, I mean anyone and everyone together, and eventually by giving all of them an equal voice and equal opportunity they will build an amazing world.
Anything and everything, if I don't know much about it, then I would love to learn
Massages, reverse engineering, listening
I found TED after I went for coffee with a gentleman I knew in high school and always regarded as the more intellectual type. He mentioned it to me as we discussed everything under the sun. He said, "I think you should check out ted.com." I was sitting there and I clearly remember thinking, 'ah crap who's blog is this?' I went home that night though and found my way to TED.com. Since then I've watched every TED talk at least once. I signed up for the podcast version. I've been inspired and have written down a multitude of ideas. Thanks TED.
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