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More Ken Robinson

I posted a video of Ken Robinson’s lecture from 2006, in my post thanks for the support. I think he is a brilliant lecturer. Here is the lecture he gave at TED in 2010:

Be what you are

What he is addressing is so important to us, especially when it comes to our children. Not everyone Wants to go to College. I have a son who is a drummer. He has been a drummer since he was 3 or four years old. I have no idea why. I forced him to play the accordion for two years. But when he was twelve he got his first set of drums. Luckily we lived in a house that had space for the drums. But he has known that he was a drummer all his life. I´m sorry to say that I don’t have the pictures of him surrounded with  pots and pans on the floor. Screaming a heavy metal song at age four. Wearing nothing but a wool sweater and a hat.

My older daughter is an artist. I have no idea where she will land because she is  multi talented. I have a picture of her work that alway´s  amases me.

This is a piece done on  nails with nail polish;

Pretty amazing!

I had this vision when I was younger. I wanted to become a sports teacher. But when I was at the sports academy I found out that I found it rather boring. My world collapsed. It gets like that when you have had in your mind for a long time, what you want to do. And then  it isn´t there anymore. That was kind of confusing. At least for me it was. I did not have a plan B. But to study business seemed the logical thing to do. And education is never wasted. What ever I do, my business education is always going to be relevant.

It has taken years to find out what I want to be when I grow up. I have not reached a decision yet. But I think I have alway´s  been a storyteller. But then something or someone told me that I could not be a storyteller and I quit. That is my theory anyway.

The thing is, we are the best people to decide what is best for us.


Thanks for the support!

Thank you!

After my post yesterday I got a numerous encouraging words from my readers , friends and family. Some were worried that I was not sure to succeed. Probably because I put «it´s my party and I cry if  want to» in parentheses. I did that without much thought or special meaning. It just had a nice ring to it.  The thing is, I am already a success.

I have been at the crossroads and I have made my choice; abundance and gratitude are my favorite directions.

I am my own success!

For me writing, is a huge victory. I was so marked with the criticism that I could not write because I was afraid what others thought,  «what will people think of you» singing in my head. The other big  thing is that before spell check I would write terribly incorrect. Now spell check is my little helper. I don’t see if there is a letter missing or one extra when I write in handwriting. I write words but I don’t read them letter by letter , I read them as a whole so if there is a letter missing I usually won´t  notice. Most of my schooling I was sure I was dumb, but actually I am not. I am a resourceful person. But writing perfect grammar was not my thing back then. And that seemed the key. People take grammar terribly seriously. The result is that it has silenced storytellers.I want to share Ken Robinson‘s  lecture on how schools kill creativity. He is one of my favorites.

I overcame my fear of what other people think by practicing. I do not take it personally if you don’t like me, or what I write. It has nothing to do with me. It makes me sad to think about how I let others and their opinion overwrite my own. I don´t regret anything in my life. I can see the beauty of it. I can see the purpose of it. Now when I have made my self distant from it , I can thank for the lesson and thank for the experience.

I was a happy kid with loads of stories to tell, but school and my surroundings silenced me. I started to work on my throat chakra just after the millennium and it has been a long hard road. I am still not all that comfortable speaking in public. I do it if I need to but I don´t want to. I have found my voice, it is in my writing.

Positive attitude is a powerful force,

may the force be with you!