The Secret Powers of Time

This video was highly recommended by Dan on twitter:

Here’s the video description:

Professor Philip Zimbardo conveys how our individual perspectives of time affect our work, health and well-being. Time influences who we are as a person, how we view relationships and how we act in the world.

It’s an interesting speech that is well worth your time.

I was particularly interested in the assertions regarding education. Probably because both major political parties in Australia are advocating a “return to basics” approach to education, which Professor Zimbardo implies is destined for failure.

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  1. I see the students at TAFE wriggling in their seats because they can’t wait for the class to finish. I noticed that nearly none of them have a watch.
    About half of them are yawning because they stay up til 4 am playing video games. They have about a 15 sec attention span before their mouses point to the task bar to maximize their Facebook page.
    I see a bunch of child-men that have no social skills and all their female counterparts want is a friendly chat. I think I see our future politicians, sports persons, authorities and parents in them but it scares me more than anything to think that in about 15 years they will probably amount to nothing:(

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