Each year I summarise the posts I write for TEDxExeter on the theme of the annual conference. In 2016 it was “Dreams to Reality”; in 2015 it was “Taking the Long View” ; in 2014 it was “Ideas Without Frontiers”; in 2013, “Living the Questions”; and way back in the mists of time in 2012 it was “Sustainability and Our Interconnected World”. Here belatedly are my 2016 posts.
- Living the dream
An introduction to the series… Once upon a time, the Old English dream meant “joy, mirth, noisy merriment” or “music”.
- First a dream
“All we need to begin with is a dream that we can do better than before. All we need to have is faith, and that dream will come true. All we need to do is act, and the time for action is now.”
- Dream succeeds dream
In the UK, the dream of suffrage has been succeeded by the dream of full equality for women.
- “Memories, Dreams, Reflections”
For Carl Jung, dreams were a window on the unconscious, enabling the dreamer to communicate with and come to know the unconscious, and tap into it as a source of creativity.
- Killing dreams
Tread softly because you might be treading on others’ dreams… or your own.
- Dream world
When you wish upon a star, you’re a few million lightyears late. That star is dead. Just like your dreams.
- “Einstein’s Dreams”
In his dreams, Einstein imagines many possible worlds, set in the towns of his homeland, in the valleys of the Alps, on the banks of the River Aare
- Technicolor Dreamcoats
What is your dream? Are you willing to let it upend your reality?
Some individuals have forgotten the songlines. They have become alienated from the land and cannot bear too much reality.
- I have a dream
Martin Luther King dreamed of a better world, and he had been to the mountaintop. And yet it wasn’t about the mountain, but about the view over the mountain to what lies ahead.
- Dream location
How we can help shape the place we live, through local government and at the grass roots.
- Dream team
Even in football, it is possible to have dreams of community, to play as a team instead of individual starlets.