Jimbo Jones

Naperville, IL, United States

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Jimbo Jones
Posted almost 4 years ago
Roz Savage: Why I'm rowing across the Pacific
Why is it wrong to make a decent living doing life-threatening stunts like this? First of all, you have no idea how much money she makes so everything you think is wrong with her is completely circumstantial. Her new "job" involves putting her life on the line everyday she is out on the water. With high risk come high rewards. I believe this woman deserves every penny she makes. Most of us just sit in cubicles and fill out excel sheets all day but you wouldn't argue that they make more money than they deserve, would you? When you can turn a hobby or passion into a career, I think that is an idea worth spreading and I could care less how much money she makes as long as she is doing what she loves. Isn't that what this websites all about?
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Jimbo Jones
Posted about 4 years ago
What is your favourite single sentence from a TED Talk?
“The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny.” Please tell me what this is from. I'd love to know.
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Jimbo Jones
Posted about 4 years ago
Another Groundshifting Opportunity - Can we make Education free?
You have to define education if you want a good answer. I would argue that true education is free. Every time you meet someone new you are learning something about the world that is valuable. Life experiences is true education. But as far as writing, arithmetic and reading, I think that the internet is a great tool for children, but can you learn how to read by reading? Can you learn math without someone answering your questions? Free online lessons already exist. But I dare you to study a subject you've never even heard of and learn about it purely by reading posts online. There will always be a need for a teacher or inspiration.
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Jimbo Jones
Posted about 4 years ago
Jok Church: A circle of caring
That's exactly what he's saying. And much to my dismay, I've wasted a good majority of my life attempting to be completely independent thinking that if I could learn to live by myself eventually I would not care about the outside world and find inner peace. It turns out this is impossible and as Jon Krakauer so famously said before he died in Alaska: "happiness only real when shared". You can be a millionaire but if you don't have someone to truly connect with you are poor.