Passion: Can It Save Us From Ourselves? | Eric Fetkenhour | TEDxBOVSchool

02/06/2016 11:07:34

This talk pushes listeners to rethink what they're passionate about. What can we do to change the world for the better?

It wasn’t until late in life that Eric figured out what he wanted to do when he grew up. Having been a trainer and mentor in the restaurant industry and the IT world, teaching seemed like a natural fit. The question was, what does he teach? He liked math but got bit confused when Vector Calculus came along. Since he was an observer of the natural world around him, Biology appeared to be logical choice. Eric liked to ask the questions. He now pushes his students to ask the same questions because science is not about the answers, it’s about the questions. A father and husband, Eric spends much of time outside of work exploring the desert, asking those Who, What, Where, When, Why and How questions. He recently started asking those question in his new favorite realm, the underwater realm. What gets you fired up? It doesn’t matter what it is. It’s your thing; it’s personal but oftentimes you want to share and get others fired up. How do you do that? Whatever it is, do it with PASSION.

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