Watching TED Talks is a popular pastime at CN&CO. We visit regularly to clear our heads, have a laugh or get inspired. TED Talks open our minds, spark new ways of thinking and can lead to some very interesting conversations. Each week we pick a favourite and publish it on a Tuesday, because we like how “TED Talk Tuesday” sounds. It’s also a way that the CN&CO team play their part on spreading ideas and helping to make the world a better place. This week’s talk is posted by our Penny. Here’s why she chose it…

Penny doesn’t like writing blogs, she thinks that her ideas are “bad” and “no one will find them useful”. Well, I think that you will agree with me that this isn’t true and Penny has a great ability to frame her thoughts!

Chatting to Penny about her TED Talk Tuesday blog she said, “I had an idea, but I am not sure if it is suitable with everything that is on the go”.

It took some convincing, but I eventually go her to share it with me. It’s a talk about happiness and one which will give you plenty of food for thought, especially as we start to come out of strict lockdown regulations in South Africa. COVID-19 has forced the world to press pause and has given us the opportunity to evaluate things at a deeper level. There are many challenges that lie ahead, as well as opportunities. We are also learning more about our own happiness…

Dan Gilbert, author of “Stumbling on Happiness,” challenges the idea that we’ll be miserable if we don’t get what we want. Our “psychological immune system” lets us feel truly happy even when things don’t go as planned.

Here are a few of Penny’s other blogs that you may enjoy:

I wish someone had told me – many things can be achieved during a time of crisis.

I wish someone had told me that love goes on…

I wish someone had told me about the value of lifelong friends

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