Tyler Davis

Student in Biological sciences., University of Calgary, Alberta
Calgary, Canada

About Tyler

An idea worth spreading

Get to know yourself, above everything else. Though you can do it while you do other thing, or as you go to sleep, or as you wake up, hell what ever works for you. By knowing yourself, you can know others, and you can understand why you doing things. It's deeper then self realization, because in truth you need to factor in you external masks to full understand yourself.

So you can accept yourself.

Regardless of everything else, take the time to get to know yourself, every nook and cranny especially the stuff you don't like. Find it, root it out, plaster it on the wall so you can see it better, then master it or tame it or what ever you need most. Rinse and repeat, for the rest of you life because your always growing and changing, before long you catch up with your growth and speed it along.

Or something like that, in the end it is all up too you ;).

I'm passionate about

I'm passionate about learning, and improving myself. Learning about myself, and mastering myself, so that I can understand my actions and thought, and better influence my behaviors.

Universities

Calgary

Talk to me about

ANYTHING!!! Prove me wrong ask me questions, I care not!

People don't know I'm good at

Helping people become better at knowing themselves, and accepting themselves. Understanding human actions, and calmly mediating situations.

My TED story

I ran across TED entirely by accident, and now I try to watch every talk shortly after it comes out, and have successfully done so for 6 months or so. My Hope is one day to have my own TED Talk, or 8 sharing my experiences, believes, and knowledge with the world.

Comments & conversations

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Tyler Davis
Posted almost 4 years ago
What subjects do you think you should be taught at school nowadays?
I Think Context need to be incorporated into the class room, I said this because as a university student my self, I know that I learn(and more importantly retain) knowledge I get to use with in a proper context. Just memorizing knowledge or learning "just because" your told to has been very ineffective for me and numerous(though not all) children. I also feel that Children who can retain knowledge with out better context would still befit by see know it can be used passed a purely academic sense. I'd also like to see a "Problem solving" class where kids are given(or better yet placed in) situations where they feel some pressure. For example there could be an interactive multi-player game where student mange part of a castle, or a town, and student need to work together to achieve goals for improving there digital community and learn way of responding to unexpected trouble. Finally I would like to see discussions of emotions from a fairly early age all through out high(secondary) school so that students learn way of dealing with stress, anger. sadness. depression With any luck it could lead to open discussions, and allow students(particularly boys) to voice there feeling more often, and be more comfortable about themselves.
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Tyler Davis
Posted almost 4 years ago
What is nature? What is natural? Is human part of nature? Should all acts of men be considered "natural" therefore be justified?
"so there is something that starts the move. there is a point in brain that first starts the command of move of a part of body. but how that first point/cell/molecule starts working? it is incompatible with laws of science and nature that a cell/molecule can START working/moving." Well I would have to disagree with you. The Thought to move a body part come from an other thought, not from no where, like every other impulse or thought. And your very first mental impulse could likely be programmed into our genetic code. And never make the mistake of saying that something doesn't work with in the laws of physic because you don't know, as no human being or group of human beings know all the laws of physics. A Much safer phrase to say is "is doesn't work with in the know laws of physics." Though in the end I must disagree with you regardless of your choice of words.
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Tyler Davis
Posted almost 4 years ago
What is nature? What is natural? Is human part of nature? Should all acts of men be considered "natural" therefore be justified?
Dear HJ Tan, Well I think is a dangerous thing to say all human actions are natural and there for Justified. Justified being the dangerous word. Some Action's are justified in a purely scientific view like rape, however they are certainly not just from a moral standpoint. If One where to define human action as natural, then yes all human action is nature. However if you define natural as instinctual behavior as natural then, no not all human actions are natural, and humans do not run entirely on instinct (in fact there's parts of our brain devoted to fighting instinct). As it's been said, it's a problem with definitions, so in order to properly answer your question HJ, you'll need to answer the first two questions before you can properly move on to the others. I would define Nature as Our biosphere Earth, and human actions as a natural progression. Our actions as a race, and as individuals can be explained in an evolutionary view. Humans are a new force in our word (relatively speaking) And we're causing an upheaval, but so did photosynthesizing micro-organisms some 3 billion years ago. (oxygen is nasty stuff: See oxidization) However I'm still shy of using the word Justified for the way some people have been known to misuse it.
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Tyler Davis
Posted almost 4 years ago
If you could teach the world 1 valuable thing you learned, what would it be and why?
Thank you Colleen that was insightful :). I won't deny that love at it's finest is perhaps the greatest thing in the world, but it's important for people to know the difference between love and the other passions*. Zanele, moderation is the key to most everything :). And Emotions are paradoxical able to draw out opposite reactions in a person, and Passions are powerful because they heat everything up making what you feel more intense. I think we are all saying very similar things but the point I'm trying to make is that love unchecked (not as a movement that's fine, but the personal part of the emotion) can turn into something else quickly. I suppose I'm really just drawing back to moderation, but then perhaps moderation is the first lesson a person should be taught. * I currently define the three primary forms of passion as Love, Hate and Obsession. Obsession is the latest of the three, but I feel it has deserves it's place separate fro love and hate. Though I think I'll start a new discussion on just that.
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Tyler Davis
Posted almost 4 years ago
If you could teach the world 1 valuable thing you learned, what would it be and why?
I say that emotions, all of them, have there places, and should be understood. Fear can hold you back, but it can spur you on as well. Emotions are all paradoxical. In my post above I state learn about yourself, and emotions are part of that massive equation. They are powerful tools, but they must be controlled or else they will run amok and cause damage. That induces happiness, and it can make you blind to things. Learn when to listen to your fears, and when to work past them.
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Tyler Davis
Posted almost 4 years ago
Is giving Junk food to kids child abuse?
BALANCE Remember that for petty much everything and you'll do good by it. Though I would add to the conversation by saying that Junk food in small qualities, isn't bad for you at all (assuming it isn't loaded with something truly nasty like carcinogens, and well toxins). Though in my believe feeding your child only "junk food" and giving them no other options should be considered child abuse. As well as allowing your child to grow morbidly obese. (thyroid conditions and the like aside) Make you children get up and do something(your included in this as well if your inactive) My mother made me go out and be active, I might be over weight (or procrastination how I love you.) but I'm much better off for it!
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Tyler Davis
Posted almost 4 years ago
If you could teach the world 1 valuable thing you learned, what would it be and why?
Learn about yourself, and accept yourself. The only person that can truly understand you is you. Don't waste your time trying to figure out other peoples heads until you have a grip on yours. Accept yourself, because you can and you should. Vague okay yes, part of the problem of taking about accepting yourself and understanding yourself, is that I can't tell you what you'll get out of it, because people are all different. All I can tell you is that You'll learn thing about yourself you didn't want to know, but they'll be incredibly useful to you if you can get a handle on them, and I know you can. Just take some time, and play around in your own head, and learn something about yourself.