Paige Steele-Rollins

Recent College Graduate
San Francisco, CA, United States

About Paige

Bio

Chicago Native who recently graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in Liberal Studies. My three concentration areas were Communications, Business and Political Science--but I am interested in much more--I am a true jack of all trades. I love ideas that connect people through science and culture (and to a certain degree, spirituality). I am extremely open to new thoughts and I would label my own thought process as "eclectic". After spending time in San Francisco last year, I plan to return there after I graduate.

Languages

English, Spanish

Areas of Expertise

Social Media, Journalism & Communication, Customer Service, Legal Assistant, Healthy living, Ability to think, Biology - hobby, Making Connections With Others, Making connections among apparently unlike things/ideas

An idea worth spreading

*Choose love over fear in every situation. Don't think of situations as bad/good, but realize that everything that happens is truly the best possible thing that COULD happen. The Universe does not make mistakes & when people become aware of their emotions and CHOOSE to embrace every situation, that is when we will see a shift in human consciousness.

* I have lots of other great ideas as well :)

I'm passionate about

Humanity, Connecting with people, art, world food issues

Talk to me about

Music, Non-profit Causes, politics: lat. am/Middle East relations, Cooking, Languages, History, Entrepreneurial Endeavors, Documentaries, Film-making, photography, Concerts, philosophy, science

People don't know I'm good at

Cooking, Writing, Listening, Tennis, Astrology/physics (to a certain extent...but interested in learning more!)

My TED story

Discovered TED and fell in love with the innovative and compelling ideas. I can't wait until I am able to attend my first TED event sometime in the future! I hope to one day become a TED Fellow, and eventually speak at a TED conference!

Comments & conversations

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Paige Steele-Rollins
Posted over 3 years ago
What are activities that you do to nurture and expand your ability to be creative?
I'm just beginning my journey to increase my creativity. When I was younger, I was much more creative & I found at some point between high school and college, that I was unable to get over the creative blocks & found myself to FEEL less creative. I guess "education kills creativity" is sadly true--at least institutionalized/structured education does. I wish that more schools would encourage and enhance the link between education and creativity, because I know that they can coexist. As for activities that support my creative abilities--sitting outside, watching movies and reading books that I otherwise would not, "doodling", forcing myself to write short/creative stories from start to finish, learning new languages, trying new foods, traveling to places i haven't been (even if they're only 15 minutes away--new scenery always helps), meeting new people and spending time with children (they see things in such a different way).
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Paige Steele-Rollins
Posted over 3 years ago
The Problem of Positive Thinking
I completely agree! I find that a lot of "unhappy" people seem to get discouraged when their "positive thinking" doesn't change their lives around overnight. I've found myself attempting to encourage others who pretty much refuse to believe that they can choose to be happy. Instead they feel as though they have been dealt a bad hand in life (which is when I ask--by whom?) as opposed to realizing that they are constantly dealing themselves a bad hand ** I also agree that people value consumerism more than almost ANYTHING else, which is very disturbing! People don't realize that the most valuable things are not tangible & more than likely, won't have a price tag!
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Paige Steele-Rollins
Posted over 3 years ago
How can the Islamic and non-Islamic peoples get along better?
I think a lot of it has to do with tolerance. People need to learn to be less afraid of others who are "different" and instead choose to love all humans equally. I think that breaking away from nation-states and accepting a more global citizen attitude will also encourage others to connect on a deeper level. However, I doubt that the idea of tolerance/acceptance will be used by military forces, and it is hard to believe that we will ever see peace in the near future.
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Paige Steele-Rollins
Posted over 3 years ago
The Problem of Positive Thinking
I believe that instead of always seeking a fairy-tale ending, instead people should adapt the mindset that "Everything that happens is the best possible thing". I think instead of expecting "Good" things to happen, people should learn to be aware of their emotions and instead, look at all things as "good". I know it is hard to say when so many awful things are happening in the world, but I think by changing our perceptions and how we view "Bad" things, it will empower people to make positive changes and be proactive in the face of all situations. It IS possible to be happy and still be aware of topics that provoke us to think and increase awareness.