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The Radically Good: How we get a more optimistic view of the world | Sandra Maria Fanroth | TEDxBSEL

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Published on Sep 30, 2015

Sandra is convinced - just like she used to in her past, many of us suffer from a "global attention disorder": We solely stare at the bad things happening in the world and ignore the bright side of life. Determined to change this problem-fixed mindset, Sandra advocates a more holistic view of the world. Since as she points out, it is only if we broaden our perspectives to embrace the existing radically good that we can gain the strength, energy and inspiration necessary to tackle the remaining urgent problems of our world.

Video credits: Eva Hoffmann & Dana Ghafoor-Zadeh

In her first life, Sandra Maria Fanroth studied biology and did some research on the vegetation of a Namibian peninsula. In her second life, she went to the School of Journalism in Ham­burg and worked in various editorial offices. For over 15 years now she has been active in her third life in the world of training & coaching. As a trained mediator she designs seminars about conflict management, diversity and democracy, since 2008 as a freelancer in business, in the non-profit sector and at universi­ties. During the last years, she became more and more involved in peace projects, for example in Belarus, Belfast and Palestine, this year for the first time in Armenia. Besides that Sandra Maria is a passionate (modern) dancer, cyclist and walker. She loves great stories and devours every book about the big questions: how to create social innovation, how to save the world and how to find the Radically Good.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx

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