“What is school for?”

I don’t know how it hasn’t occurred to me before to check if Seth Godin has given a Ted Talk. For those who don’t know him, Godin is one of the most successful bloggers in the world, specializing in marketing, leadership and change. I came across this TedXYouth Talk, while reading Penelope Trunk’s great career blog (which I follow cause she’s a fascinating and odd person, not for the career advice). Ironically, she posted it because she doesn’t agree with him. But I think his questions are spot on, challenging these young people to ask themselves “what school is for?”.  

He ends the talk with a rousing set of call-to-action statements (typical marketer) to make learning your own and carve your own path; not follow traditional educational models that we’re supposed to fit into. My favourite of his final remarks is: “If you care enough about your work to be willing to be criticized for it then you have done a good days work.” 

I don’t think I’ve ever produced something that was so off-the-wall, so unique that people would soundly criticize it. Now, I rather want to. 

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