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The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything
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u/Arms_Akimbo · 13 pointsr/Parenting

>Where do I look for her passions?

I don't think you can. A person has to discover their own passions. All you can do is nudge it along by letting kids try a lot of different things and encourage them along when/if the going gets tough.

Some people never find their passion, or they're unwittingly discouraged away from it.

You might find this book interesting:

u/benbernards · 2 pointsr/latterdaysaints
  • "Mid-course correction" by Ray Anderson - taught me that how I make my living and the impact it has on the world around me is more important than how much my career rewards me

  • "The Element" by Sir Ken Robinson - taught me that one of the keys to happiness lies when a career is based in the intersection of something you're good at, something you enjoy doing, and something the world will compensate you for. Most people will be in only one or two of those areas; if you can find something in the middle of all 3, you'll be set.

  • "The Last Lecture" by Randy Pausch - taught me a whole lifetime of father's wisdom

u/EpicusMaximus · 2 pointsr/college
  1. How many credits are these courses worth? The average credits per semester is 15, I had 17 my first semester and found it draining to have 5 straight hours of classes.

  2. I don't know about their program, but I had to take a 1 credit class that was just a bunch of bullshit trying to get people to look at their interests and then join groups related to them, and we even spent time going over TED talks. Our "required" reading was The Element. The class was a waste of time.

  3. It might be a good idea to think of a backup school now, because different places have different requirements, and some do not accept credit for certain things. Once you have one picked, look into which classes will not be a waste of time regardless of whether or not you transfer and take those until you know. Your advisor can be a great help for this.

  4. On the subject of generic freshmen things to know, relax. Everybody else is or was in the same position as you. Put yourself out there and meet people, who you meet during college is important because those people can help you during and after. This isn't high-school, you will probably be able to make friends with almost everybody, and how long you've been there doesn't make much of a difference in this aspect. Work hard, but don't forget to have fun too, it will help clear your mind and you will be able to focus more easily when you need to. Don't over-study and know when staring at paper is less beneficial than sleeping or relaxing.

    Good luck!
u/prehensile_d · 2 pointsr/INTP

The Element - Ken Robinson This book might help.

u/tjmac · 2 pointsr/iamverysmart

Yes, it was to provide special needs kids with the education they needed. The creator of the SAT later renounced eugenics and the test itself, but assholes like Termen needed to apply it to the top end so he could keep getting research funding.

I learned about this stuff from Sir Ken Robinson's amazing book on the failed, modern educational system, "The Element."

I think special education for the numinous qualities of the gifted is certainly needed, but much harder to define. The space to let autodidacts teach themselves is probably the best thing schools could do for them.

Dabrowski's Theory of Positive Disintegration is probably the best work I've came across on the subject.

u/soybobomb · 2 pointsr/books

May I suggest The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything by Sir Ken Robinson.

The title may make it sound like a self help book, but it's not. Robinson posits some theories and ideas about what it means to be passionate, and the rest of the book are stories from creative people (Paul McCartney, Paulo Coelho) about what they do to stay passionate about their lives/work.

If you want a taste of Robinson before committing to a book, you can watch his TED talk about how schools are killing creativity.

u/speakstruth · 1 pointr/books

The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything by Sir Ken Robinson. He also did a very popular TED talk a big ago on how schools kill creativity. I find that reading stories of people finding success with their own skills is very inspiring and it makes you look at people in a brighter light. Robinson's book had some great stories in it. That and he's a great speaker. I'd recommend both the talk and the book.

u/Jose_Monteverde · 1 pointr/IWantToLearn

There's a great book called "The Element" by Ken Robinson that is all about that.

He also has a TED talk

Lastly and perhaps MOST relevant is his new book called "Finding your element". In the first book I recommended he mostly uses examples of people's life from all areas that show how they became to love what they do, organizations that help along the way and the ones that are going the wrong way.

It really helped ME

good luck

u/wanderederer1 · 1 pointr/AskReddit


Correspondence courses in something that interests you? What do you enjoy? Get an entry level job at some big company and find someone to help you to develop your skills in whatever you want to do?

oh and read this

u/israellimon · 0 pointsr/funny

There are countless people who have defeated adversity and have gone on to lead successful lives (success by the way doesn't need to be defined as becoming wealthy).

We were all born with potential talents, skills and strengths, it's up to us to:

A.) find out what they are,

B) nurture and perfect them and

C) apply them with diligence and discipline

Most people don't suck at life, people that suck at life tend to project that onto everyone else to feel better about their own shortcomings.