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Generation TED and the power of positivity – Julian Baggini – Aeon

Generation TED and the power of positivity – Julian Baggini – Aeon | cognition | Scoop.it
Does relentless enthusiasm really help the world, or should generation TED learn to take a more sceptical view?
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"Truly great ideas are sculpted with the chisel of critical thought, not created fully formed by spontaneous genius and good intent." 

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Knowledge is a Polyglot: The Future of Global Language | Big Think TV | Big Think

Knowledge is a Polyglot: The Future of Global Language | Big Think TV | Big Think | cognition | Scoop.it
Consider how much more beautiful and authentic and sophisticated and accurate our world would become if we could appreciate the key terminologies of all cultures.
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"is it really ethical, scientific or even legal to translate Chinese terminologies into European words?"

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21 Emotions with No English Word Equivalents

21 Emotions with No English Word Equivalents | cognition | Scoop.it

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Martin Daumiller's curator insight, January 18, 2013 6:26 AM

Design student Pei-Ying Lin took Parrot|s Classification of Human Emotions as a base and tried to add different emotions to it, which don't exist in English, but in other languages, such as Hebrew, Russian, German, Italian, Mandarin, etc.

She tried to express similarities and closeness to other emotions and managed to visualize the relationship between the foreign emotion-words and the English ones.

In Lins words, her project is one "that investigates human emotions and languages. By re-looking at how humans communicate, it searches for a way to connect our inner self and personal emotions, through the design of a personal language and several new ways of communication. It is an investigation of how language can be improvised to connect our emotions in this multilingual world."

This is a nice example and visualization of the culture-rootedness of emotions. It underlines the historical and social background necessary for the development of a certain set-of-mind required to feel and express specific emotions.

Sophie Martin's comment, March 13, 2013 7:30 PM
full size http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2013-01/emotions-which-there-are-no-english-words-infographic
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Does Rice Farming Lead to Collectivist Thinking?

Does Rice Farming Lead to Collectivist Thinking? | cognition | Scoop.it
Psychologists find that the agricultural region in China where people grew up predicted whether they have an individualistic or communal outlook
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This "rice culture" theory purports to explain the differences between the WEIRD and the East or why Japan, South Korea and southern China, among other parts of Asia remain less individualistic than their modern peers in Europe despite similar levels of economic development, Internet penetration or employment by private industry (as opposed to a communist system). 

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Malcolm Gladwell Explains Why Human Potential Is Being Squandered

Highlights from a PopTech Talk by Sociologist Malcolm Gladwell, author of "Outliers: The Story of Success." "When we observe differences in how individuals s...
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"We have a scarcity of achievement... not because we have a scarcity of talent. We have a scarcity of achievement because we're squandering our talent. And that's not bad news that's good news; because it says that this scarcity is not something we have to live with. It's something we can do something about."

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