About Thomas


Hi my name is Thomas and I am interested about hearing new information and getting inspiration from the talks and community here on TEd. I have professional experience as part of a construction crew and long-time DIY enthusiast. I'm now exploring the use of technology to improve lives both on and off line.

Areas of Expertise

Construction, Design, DIY

Comments & conversations

Thomas Butler
Posted over 3 years ago
Wealth and power have been our conventional measures of success. What definition will better sustain us now and how can we move into it?
I think this just clearly shows what today's society values the most. Sure we can have our personal values, but given that we are all shaped by our society, then it's no wonder that a lot of people value the "mainstream" meaning of success. Sure we live in a material world but instead of equating wealth just to our material possessions and monetary (which is really just an idea) worth, we can also think of wealth in other areas of our lives: wealth of health wealth of relationships wealth of experience and wisdom wealth of culture Can't we think of power outside of the context of competition? power to choose and decide for ourselves power to change ourselves power to influence change in our community