Jason Bergunder

CEO, StaticGrass Creations
Surrey, Bc, Canada

About Jason

Languages

English

An idea worth spreading

The power behind motivation.

I'm passionate about

Justice. Physics.

Comments & conversations

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Jason Bergunder
Posted over 3 years ago
Salman Khan: Let's use video to reinvent education
This is a chance to not only change the classroom, but the school as well. Schools don't have to be limited to being open during a certain time. Keep them open 24/7, make them a public space if need be. The university I go to is like that. Giving students the chance to do work when they can is invaluable. There will always be students with a bad work ethic, I admit I'm one of them. However, you can fix that. Make them interested in the subject, immerse them in the content, motivate them. No matter who it is or what the subject matter, there is always a way to motivate the student on a subject. If the student is motivated, then there is no need to worry about them not working.
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Jason Bergunder
Posted over 3 years ago
How do YOU keep form getting frustrated and stay positive and active while keeping your eye's open to the problems and hurt in the world?
I see where you are coming from. It saddens me to no end on how we treat each other. However, you have to acknowledge that there is good out there at work. How Christians held hands with each other to create a human shield to protect other religious people while they were praying during the Egypt protests. How we are helping small businesses in third world countries save their communities and create an impact in the world. This is what I hold on to. What also helps is that I have found purpose in my life. I realize that I mean something to the people around me and that I have found my calling in the arts. Most of all, my one resolution for myself every new year these past few years has been, "to be as happy, if not happier than I was before." Merely living makes life positive.
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Jason Bergunder
Posted over 3 years ago
Jacqueline Novogratz: Inspiring a life of immersion
That's an amazing story. Praying wouldn't be what I'd do, but she has it down. I don't think they knew what they were doing. Literally. They chose to be ignorant, and the angry mob was the result. If someone harms you, do not fear them. I wouldn't expect anyone to instantly forgive the assailant, but I would expect you to tolerate them. Referencing David Lane's example, look at what happens when you monopolies of fear. A quote from Yoda in Star Wars: Attack of the Clones, I believe, "Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering." Time and time again that quote has come true.
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Jason Bergunder
Posted over 3 years ago
Comments
Really, Jackie? The tone of your post is so negative that I cannot believe it to be anything other than sarcasm. I will believe otherwise. Elenore is being immature and very adverse towards men. I will not defend what we have done in the past, but that does not mean you should stoop to that level. Yes it is hard to compete and lose, period. You compete to win. From what I've seen in the media these days, women are being portrayed as equals or even superior to men. I blame the parents if boys think they are superior to girls. There are many boys AND girls that do not have what it takes to get a higher education. Unfortunately, the ones that actually do cannot afford it.
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Jason Bergunder
Posted over 3 years ago
Joel Burns: A message to gay teens: It gets better
I have to agree and to add a little bit. It may be that Religion be origin of this suffering. However, I think we all know that it takes a LOT to make the Church even say they are sorry. So, I think change needs to lie with the medium of this zealotry, the people that relay this information to the children, the parents. I think ultimately, it is the parents that determines or heavily influences what the child learns. If the parents are ignorant and close-minded, chances are the child will be too. This saddens me to no end, especially when there are people who encourage this. They are even here at TED, is no place safe from their endless ignorance?
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Jason Bergunder
Posted over 3 years ago
Tom Chatfield: 7 ways games reward the brain
Mind control and such? That wasn't the point of the talk. When anything is handled without care, the outcome is usually negative anyways. The whole point was the concept of engagement. Yes, life is not a game. But, life could definitely use some of its aspects. Creating these smaller goals that are a part of a larger, long term goal. How many times have you went for something that took a long time to do, more than 24 hours? If it was easy, yeah sure. But if it caused you to literally turn the way you thought upside down, if it was such a massive undertaking that it seemed that no matter what you did, you made no difference. Merely trying to smash your way through in a direct approach would be setting yourself up for failure. The only way you could possibly achieve something like that is by setting far smaller and more reasonable goals for yourself, working on sections at a time for example. Yes, it is a balance game, but one that can be used for the betterment of society.
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Jason Bergunder
Posted almost 4 years ago
Diane J. Savino: The case for same-sex marriage
Not all videos on TED have an interesting technical or cultural aspect to them. Does it matter? Just as long as it is interesting and not the dribble that Youtube usually produces, it can spark intellectual discussions. Which is what TED is all about.
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Jason Bergunder
Posted almost 4 years ago
Jeremy Rifkin: The empathic civilization
I think we can do this. Sure it will be like pulling teeth, but I think we humans have the capacity to unify as a species. All we truly need is a kick in the butt, something to point us in the right direction. Like a disaster, or global organizations like, hmm I dunno, TED :)
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Jason Bergunder
Posted almost 4 years ago
Diane J. Savino: The case for same-sex marriage
Unfortunately, that kind of attitude makes it worse. If say, the parents wish the child isn't gay before it is born, then that can be an easy step to hatred, bigotry and antagonism, from the parents and relatives, mind you, not even strangers. Of course parents want their child to have a less painful lifestyle. However, this can only stop if people's attitude toward gay people stop and change. It's deconstructive if people think like this. If the parents think like this, then it tends to rub off on their children, which whom, guess what, become the next parents. If they happen to have a gay child, in all likelihood, they will have the same attitude towards it as their own parents did.