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Everything is going to be OK

I just spent a week at the TED conference, with some of the most fascinating people in the world.

What I learned at TED:

  1. Nice guys finish first.
  2. We're going to be just fine.  A lot of smart, caring people are doing all the right things.
  3. It's too late for pessimism.  Be optimistic–it's how things get better.
  4. Necessity is the mother of invention. Thankfully, we live in a world where wealthy geeks have become inventor philanthropists.
  5. Compassion and love run strong in this world.

Organizer Chris Anderson closed with this big idea:

    I'm not sure whether the optimists or the pessimists are right, but I know this: The optimists are going to get something done.

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Comments

  1. Colleen Coursault February 10, 2009 at 5:18 pm #

    Beautiful! Thanks for posting this one Andy.
    “Character, in the long run, is the decisive factor in the life of an individual and of nations alike.” ~Theodore Roosevelt

  2. Jeff Leitner February 15, 2009 at 1:33 pm #

    Andy: The absence of comments should not be misconstrued as this falling on deaf ears. I, for one, sent this on to a dozen folks, at least one of whom has linked to you and generated his own comments. This was a much appreciated post!

  3. Andy Sernovitz February 15, 2009 at 6:16 pm #

    Thanks, Jeff .. I do appreciate it. It’s important to share positive messages when people are down.