Taken from Homer’s Iliad, Achilles, a demigod and the greatest warrior of the Achaeans was famed for his power in battle. Yet he had one fatal flaw: his heel. Despite his combat prowess, the bravest of the Achaeans was killed by the most cowardly Trojan. His heel was pierced by a poison arrow, from Prince Paris. Today Achilles’ Heel is understood as a glaring weakness or a fatal flaw to be shunned. However, what if that flaw could be changed for the better?
Every individual possesses weaknesses that can be overcome. On a larger scale, there are societal issues that can not only be remedied, but utilized as an opportunity for growth. This year, speakers will share ways to overcome problems through both of these “micro” and “macro” viewpoints. Stay tuned for the sharing of unique experiences and unique perspectives, and as per the TED motto: ideas worth sharing.
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