“There’s a flip side to everything,” the saying goes, and in 2 minutes, Derek Sivers shows this is true in a few ways you might not expect.
In this ultra-short TED talk, Derek Sivers show that what is considered true is often dependent on your perspective, the context, and how it is situated within a particular paradigm. This is a mind-blowing video because it exposed our framework (which might go unquestioned as universal) to be but one of many ways in which to organize the world and the information within it. His first example is the Japanese address system (I prefer to show this version of the same material since the visuals are better). I also enjoy showing this clip together to hammer home the point that our perspective shapes our view of reality.
Tags: Japan, perspective, TED.
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