Ping Fu is the Founder and CEO of American Company GeoMagic. She describes herself as an artist and a scientist whose chosen expression is business. Ping co-founded Geomagic, a leading US software company which pioneers 3D technologies that fundamentally change the way products are designed and manufactured around the world.
I love this Creative Mornings Talk given by Ping on her personal recipe for Happiness. It is simple and straight forward and I like the way that she doesn’t talk about balance being necessary across all three of her elements – what is necessary is the presence of the three – Pleasure, Flow and Meaning.
I really hope that this video strikes a chord with you.
The thing about teaching young people is that you get caught up totally by their passion, their imagination and their level of commitment to such a wide variety of causes. Often their frustration that the world is facing the challenges it is can be overwhelming for both them and you. Do Something is a site that harnesses all the energy and passion that is so unique to young people and asks them to put that energy towards a good cause.
It has elements of the Student Army but is aimed at a younger audience. Do Something has three rules: no money, no cars, no adults. They never fundraise from teens. They go where teens are and don’t ask them to travel out of their communities or comfort zones. They never require an adult advisor or chaperone. Yes - like many good ideas it is a US based project but with a goal of attracting 15 million members and dreams of international expansion Do Something may be the perfect solution for your social studies class looking for a cause to that incredible kid in your class who is just overflowing with leadership loveliness.
Personally I’m prepared to lie about my age just so I can be part of the endangered ladybird survey.
”If you do not change direction, you may end up where you’re heading.~ Lao Tzu