“At some point ‘what do you want to be when you grow up?’ goes from being the trivial exercise it once was to what keeps us up at night.”
A great talk from Emie Wapnick on how our culture is aligned around narrowly focused careers – from early childhood right through the education system – and why not all of us fit that mould. And that’s OK – you’re a ‘multipotentialite’, and you have super powers!
I found this talk really inspiring, I hope you do too.
TED blurb: What do you want to be when you grow up? Well, if you’re not sure you want to do just one thing for the rest of your life, you’re not alone. In this illuminating talk, writer and artist Emilie Wapnick describes the kind of people she calls “multipotentialites” — who have a range of interests and jobs over one lifetime. Are you one?