TED Talk Tuesday #270: Creativity is a wellspring of magic

TED continues to spread ideas and help us all be better critical thinkers. Watching, listening, and talking about TED Talks is a popular pastime for many ain the CN&CO community. We visit TED.com regularly to clear our heads, have a laugh, learn, or get inspired. TED Talks open our minds, spark new ways of thinking, and can lead to some very interesting conversations and business opportunities. Each week we pick a favourite and publish it on a Tuesday because we like how “TED Talk Tuesday” sounds. It’s also a way that the CN&CO team plays its part in spreading ideas and helping to make the world a better place. This week’s talk is recommended by Gianluca…

Michael Sheen is a renowned and versatile Welsh actor – if you didn’t know, the Welsh have produced a wide range of talented actors such as Richard Burton, Sir Anthony Hopkins and Catherine Zeta Jones.

In the below TED Talk, Michael sheds a spotlight on the importance of pursuing a creative path in life. Embracing creativity and the arts is not just an outlet for expression but a key means to ignite societal change and promote personal growth.

The foundation of his talk is geared around the transformative power of creativity.

He argues that creativity isn’t limited to artistic endeavours, it’s a mindset that has the potential to reshape our world.

Sheen draws from his own experiences to demonstrate how artists, writers, and performers contribute to cultural shifts, bringing to light new perspectives, and challenging the status quo.

He reminds us that creative individuals are catalysts for societal evolution. One compelling reason to watch Sheen’s talk is his ability to connect the dots between creativity, empathy, and positive change (to encourage an interconnected world).

Watch the talk

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