-A response to ‘The Element’ by Sir Ken Robinson.
The Element is the meeting point between natural talent and personal passion. It’s when you feel your true self. What you love most doing and lose all perception of time and space while doing it. We all have our individual talent, and I think it’s each of our responsibility to connect to what you love most, and devote yourself to it interlay.
Ken talkes about education and creativity. About the importance of each finding their own way in the world to express their true being. He talkes about what is so disturbing in the assembly line education system, which basically trys to fit us all into a labeled box.
I discovered Sir Ken Robinson a year ago in his TED talkes from 2006 and 2010. I STRONGLY recommend seeing them both in the right order. He basically says in them all that he says in the essay which was recommended by the staff, and frankly, I think he’s much funnier in them. For those of you who are inspired by him like I was- read his books! ‘The Element’, and ‘Time Out of Our Mind’ (which I’m currently reading).
Ken preaches we should all find our tribes to help us connect to our element. A group of people who share their passion and a desire to make the most of themselves through it.
I feel so lucky to join a tribe like ITP…