Better than Bored

If you’re bored, try to learn something new! If you can learn something new while being entertained….that’s TED. Ok, well not only TED but it fits the bill for my post and you can watch the TED talk I watched today or visit their site and see any number of awesome talks that will inform and entertain you.

So it was a pretty hectic, enjoyable day today, I even borrowed a movie from a friend to watch when I got home. I haven’t actually watched it yet though so I might do that next. My sister had plans for the evening so I was trying to decide what I wanted to do and I wasn’t quite ready to watch the movie so I played around on the internet. I wasn’t in the mood to “hang out” on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter for very long so I decided to beat any possibility of boredom with a beloved Google search! What did I search for you might ask? Research! Marketing research to be specific and it’s amazing how quickly you can tangent into other subjects on the seemingly boundless internet.

I recalled a Tony Robbins speech that I’d watched online. He was giving a TED talk. For those of you who aren’t familiar with TED, the name stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design. It’s a non-profit organization that is devoted to “Ideas Worth Spreading” and they have all these fascinating talks by all sorts of people, sharing some great ideas every week. I browsed around the site a bit and found this little Morgan Spurlock talk below that was a good laugh and an insightful message regarding transparency in marketing, among other things. I posted it here for you to enjoy and I hope you’ll take some time to visit their website as well! (I don’t get anything for referring you to the places I recommend, I just think they’re cool sites and I’m sure at least some of you will think so too!)

I’m off to watch the movie I borrowed so that I finish it before I get too tired. I’m going to watch: Letters to God. I haven’t seen it yet so I’m hoping it’s a good one and I’ll let you know what I think of it either tonight or tomorrow depending on how tired I am when it’s over.

*Update* I did watch the movie and I thought it was very touching. Personally, I can just about cry over o Kodak commercial or some other such thing and although the movie has plenty of feel good moments I basically cried my eyes out lol. There were a few areas with gaps in the story but not enough to cause any issues with following all the story lines. I can understand how some people might think parts of the movie are “preachy” but I honestly didn’t think it was over the top and it’s a story about faith and love so really, faulting it for that seems kind of moot. That’s just my opinion; plus it supports those whose lives have been affected by cancer which is a great cause as well.


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