We’re back at it this month with another collection of our favorite TED talks to help inspire you in this season of New Year’s resolutions.
1. For the procrastinators: Inside the Mind of a Master Procrastinator by Tim Urban
Tim Urban knows that procrastination doesn’t make sense, but he’s never been able to shake his habit of waiting until the last minute to get things done. In this hilarious and insightful talk, Urban takes us on a journey through YouTube binges, Wikipedia rabbit holes, and bouts of staring out the window — and encourages us to think harder about what we’re really procrastinating on before we run out of time.
2. For the people who are confused by art museums (so most of us): Who Decides What Art Means by Hayley Levitt
There is a question that has been tossed around by philosophers and art critics for decades: how much should an artist’s intention affect your interpretation of the work? Do the artist’s plans and motivations affect its meaning? Or is it completely up to the judgment of the viewer?
3. For the leaders and the followers: How to Start a Movement by Derek Sivers
With help from some surprising footage, Derek Sivers explains how movements really get started. (Hint: it takes two.)