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Old 03-12-2012, 07:09 PM   #1
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Easily worth 9 Minutes of Your Time

I came across a video that is probably worth 9 minutes of your time. Whether you're ER'd or still doing the daily grind it is awesome and inspiring.

TEDxSF - Louie Schwartzberg - Gratitude - YouTube
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Old 03-12-2012, 10:27 PM   #3
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This is Louie Schwartzberg, a time-lapse photographer & filmmaker, giving a presentation at TEDxSF on a project that looks at the joys of life through the eyes of a young child and an old man. I've never heard of Schwartzberg before but he knows his craft. The film is very well done, and it's a moving tribute to the "gift of a day" and showing gratitude for it.

Having said that, RS, just how freakin' hard would it have been for you to post a description or a table of contents? You got it right this time, but that's no excuse for throwing up a naked link. It only encourages the same behavior from another 8000+ posters whose judgment I wouldn't necessarily share.

Besides, if this video made such a big impact in your life, maybe it's worth a few more minutes of your time to write about it.
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Thanks, well worth the 9 minutes.
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Great video. Thanks, Nords, for putting up a description or I wouldn't have bothered to watch it. The time-lapse photography was amazing.
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My jaded self is usually dismissive of these carpe diem productions, but this one appealed to me. Eye-candy and soul-candy, the kick in the pants I need every now and then. Thanks!
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Excellent. Virtually everything at TED is worth watching.
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Thank you RS for posting.
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Nords is an old grouch, he probably spent too much time under an icecap, but he is right. I did not open that link because there was no description of what it was. Now that others have described what it is about it does sound interesting and I will look at it.
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Nords is an old grouch, he probably spent too much time under an icecap, but he is right. I did not open that link because there was no description of what it was. Now that others have described what it is about it does sound interesting and I will look at it.

I disagree.... Nords is a young grouch


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Excellent. Virtually everything at TED is worth watching.
+1, I agree with donheff.

Made me think:
  • This guy truly loves what he does for a living, we should all be so lucky.
  • Real happiness can only come from within.
  • Life is now, not in the past, not in the future. Be present.
Thoughts that can't be reinforced too often IMO. Thanks!
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  • This guy truly loves what he does for a living, we should all be so lucky.
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I believe there are few people who are so blessed as those who truly love doing what pays the bills, who enjoy it enough that they'd even keep doing it for nothing. I wish I could say I was one of them. Still hope to be in that position, some day...
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Nice photography, but I could do without the continual New Age philosophy voice over from the old guy. A couple of sentences at the beginning would have been great and then leave the viewer to contemplate the images and their own response to them. It had all the worst soft sell preachy aspects of those PBS Wayne Dyer fund raiser shows. Nice pictures though.
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RS - Thanks so much for sharing this. There is so much wonderful content on TED that I am afraid to start looking at it randomly as I'll never do anything else!
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Nice! I generally like to watch TED stuff, minus the 'fix Africa' stuff. Not that those are 'bad' , it's just there were so many of those.
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Thank you, Retire Soon, for sharing this link with us. I went to watch it. And yes, it was very worthwhile. May YOU have a good and blessed day!
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Thanks for posting. Great photography, and I'll have to remember that every day is gift.
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Nice photography, but I could do without the continual New Age philosophy voice over from the old guy. A couple of sentences at the beginning would have been great and then leave the viewer to contemplate the images and their own response to them. It had all the worst soft sell preachy aspects of those PBS Wayne Dyer fund raiser shows. Nice pictures though.
Agreed. I had to turn the sound off half way through so I could enjoy the art, the 'message' was driving me bonkers. Geez, take the corny phrase 'live everyday like it was your last/first' and regurgitate a hundred different soft-voiced ways? Not my cup of tea.

Very nice pictures though.

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I disagree.... Nords is a young grouch
Not only that, but he's a young grouch - with a surfboard.

It's the very coolest type there is.

I too, only watched it because of Nords' description. Thanks for posting.
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I disagree.... Nords is a young grouch
Just having fun with ya Nords....
I read way too much to tolerate having my time wasted by naked links.

But TED rarely attracts losers.
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