Radka Jandova

Student
Nova Ves Pod Plesi, Czech Republic

About Radka

Languages

Czech, English, French

I'm passionate about

Literature, Music

Universities

VSE Prague

My TED story

I joined TED after graduation from high school when one of my former teachers recommended a TEDTalk for me. I watched it and I was completely amazed about what the website has to offer to young people. By the way, it was Dan Dennett's speech about dangerous memes that inspired me that time and it's still my favorite TEDTalk. I believe that this is the way high school students should be taught. It gives much better idea about how world looks like than listening to a teacher standing in front of the blackboard (well, we got white boards now, at least we got rid of chalks) and talking about potato production in Russia (my Geography lessons really looked that way). Czech education system lacks the chance for the young to shape their own opinions about issues of today's world. We are not really allowed to do that. Or at least, nobody encourages us to do that. Nobody discusses with you what happened in the world yesterday and that's wrong. I appeal to Czech teachers to do something about it.

Comments & conversations

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Radka Jandova
Posted almost 4 years ago
Graham Hill: Less stuff, more happiness
sadly, I have to agree that the main question is missing, and that's "why?". Personally I admit I keep a lot of stuff that I could just throw out because I don't use it anymore and I keep it only for memories or think it might be useful some day. And I love the idea that we should have less stuff. But you know what? No matter how nicely he talks, I'm not really sure if it inspired me enough to get from thinking to action. If we don't realize the reason why we keep all that stuff and see how useful it can be for us, I don't think we will be motivated enough to do that.
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Radka Jandova
Posted almost 5 years ago
Jessa Gamble: Our natural sleep cycle is nothing like what we do now
Well, that's what TED translators should be for. And it would be lovely to hear the opinion of these cultures. I remember asking Japanese and Korean students about their high school system and I couldn't believe what I heard. They DEFINITELY suffer from lack of sleep. The way education system works there is just crazy....
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Radka Jandova
Posted almost 5 years ago
Jessa Gamble: Our natural sleep cycle is nothing like what we do now
So do I. As a pharmacist's daughter, I was always pushed to sleep 8 hours a day and so I do, but I don't feel really fresh when I wake up. I mean.... I can't even live my day through without two cups of coffee.....I don't think it was supposed to be this way when nature created human beings. In general, sleeping habits are getting scary. And I don't know about any campaign about this or anything. There should be something going on.....
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Radka Jandova
Posted almost 5 years ago
Nic Marks: The Happy Planet Index
I completely agree with you. I think this kind of talk is what we need to really inspire people to try to change their lifestyles. No apocalyptic scenarios and saying how everything will end in a disaster. No fundamental greenpeace talks. This is attitude that can win the game of future.
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Radka Jandova
Posted about 5 years ago
Stewart Brand + Mark Z. Jacobson: Debate: Does the world need nuclear energy?
Brilliant debate which is giving you the possibility to shape your own opinion as it should always be in debates. The only thing that concerns me is that there were some contradictions between what said Mr. Brand and what said Mr. Jacobson and it seems that for ordinary people it is hard to judge and distinguish what is truth and what's not, especially when even people who are engaged in it don't seem that much sure about it.