Uncommon Ground – Rediscovering Wonder

Feb 12, 2009
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Most species are individually stupid but collectively smart. Humans are the opposite.
It is remarkable what happens when you suspend judgement and disbelief for a while. You rediscover wonder. A little bit of this rediscovery happens every weekend in cinema halls across the country.
But I was very lucky to have my own awakening of wonder at the TED conference in Long Beach, California, early in February.

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