Watch this video for some truly wonderful insight about listening and understanding different point of views. As humans, our opinions are shaped by experiences and surroundings. We come in, usually very strongly with our own way of thinking. Sometimes forgetting that others have their own, usually different beliefs.
Viewpoints can fall into the trap of oversimplification. The only real way to get them to see your views is to listen to theirs. When you do, you will find that their values are often very similar to yours.
A good life is built with good relationships. In the end, what makes a good life is in the deep relationships built along the way. Beyond money and success, having good relationships matter in physical and mental health and longevity.
It’s a question of fast. For a moment, fast was good. Fast got things done quickly. So we can expect things sold to us cheaply. But fast also means the pressure to do things ever more cheaply.
And unfortunately in the case of fashion, being an industry whose primary reliance is on human-based manufacturing and natural resources to produce, the emergence of fast fashion, although cheap for the end consumer, has led to continued wage deprecation whilst increasing the use of natural resources and human spaces.
Food for thought in our quest to buy our next ‘cheap’ clothing.
The True Cost is a feature length documentary film that explores the impact of fashion on people and the planet. Available worldwide today!
Always very entertaining to see Hans Rosling (and his extra long pointer) do his talks at TED year in year out. This time round, Hans is joined by his son Ola Rosling, director and co-founder of the Gapminder Foundation.
Watch them and learn the 4 things we can all do now to be less ignorant about the world.