In this TED Talk, Ken Robinson discusses what needs to change in the public education system so that we can help kids find their talents and creativity instead of training them to fall in line with the ranks of adulthood. He gives a good speech, though he mostly points out the problem and leaves it up to us to solve. I suppose that’s ok, though, because the change he’s asking for will mostly come from a shift in society’s attitudes.
One part of his talk particularly sparked my interest. About half way through his talk, he mentions that he’s written a book called Epiphany where he’s gone around and talked to people about how they discovered their talents. I haven’t read the book (though I will definitely be looking for it at the library), but I’d like to extend his question to my readers. I think it’s an important one that we don’t get asked often enough:
What are you good at and how did you discover it as a strength or talent?