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Social group may be key to fostering creativity

Dylan Ratigan | TZM San Diego

http://youtu.be/NUuNvFhUjCg
Email from Dylan;
Dear Friends,
When my good friend "Forager" Mike Hanes invited me to speak to a Zeitgeist gathering in San Diego http://theconversation.com/social-group-may-be-key-to-foster...
this past spring, I figured I had better say yes. Mike is a former Rec on Marine with multiple combat tours and I assume his methods for dealing with resistance aren't pain-free.

Although I'm not a member of the Zeitgeist community myself and have a healthy distrust of movements in general, I enjoyed the chance to speak with a group of (mostly) young men and women interested in actively pursuing a better society based on abundance, transparency and laws and policies that are more responsive to our needs.

Check out my appearance at the event:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUuNvFhUjCg

I realize that time is in short supply and heavy demand for all of us, but it's hard to think of a better investment of this precious resource than time spent learning about issues and experiences from a broad variety of perspectives. If nothing else, tapping into the perspectives of a wider variety of groups and individuals has been shown to increase creativity, empathy and intelligence.

Sounds like time well spent to me.

Onward and upward,

Dylan