Actor Thandie Newton tells the story of finding her “otherness” — first, as a child growing up in two distinct cultures, and then as an actor playing with many different selves. A warm, wise talk.
Elizabeth Gilbert muses on the impossible things we expect from artists and geniuses — and shares the radical idea that instead of the rare person “being” a genius, all of us “have” a genius. It’s a funny, personal and surprisingly moving talk. Update – Oct 2017. I have been reading about Buddhism recently and this concept also appears in the writings. The idea of a second entity from which intuition and guidance come appears to have been around for a very long time.
At TED’s Full Spectrum Auditions, comedian Joshua Walters, who’s bipolar, walks the line between mental illness and mental “skillness.” In this funny, thought-provoking talk, he asks: What’s the right balance between medicating craziness away and riding the manic edge of creativity and drive?