The Risk of Playing It Safe | Shoin Wolfe | TEDxRoppongi

08/04/2016 18:38:19

Shoin Wolfe left his life at a venture capital company to pursue his multiple passions. Now, he wants to show you why taking the safe path in life is not always the path to a satisfying life. Through personal experience of turning work-induced depression around by leaving his job and striving towards his passions, Shoin discovered that Joseph Cambell's “Hero’s Journey”, a narrative pattern that the most famous tales of fiction follow, is also exactly how we come to grow in real life.

Shoin Wolfe explores how taking gutsy risks is the best path to a satisfying life. He is an entrepreneur, writer, and designer by day, and a professional DJ by night. Shoin Wolfe left his life at a venture capital company to pursue his multiple passions. Now, he wants to show you why taking the safe path in life is not always the path to a satisfying life. Through personal experience of turning work-induced depression around by leaving his job and striving towards his passions, Shoin discovered that Joseph Cambell's “Hero’s Journey”, a narrative pattern that the most famous tales of fiction follow, is also exactly how we come to grow in real life.

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William Harper

Who are our modern-day heroes?
Spongebob?
Floridaman?
Tesla?

Every hero I can think of has at least one thing people can point out that they did wrong. Spongebob, for instance, isn't even real!

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Justin Fung

He's an idiot, and so is the person who made the title.

24/04/2016
MrC0MPUT3R

First world problems

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Mr.Savage

top

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Ataknev Amar

i like his energy levels.

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pandufirebolt1

Great speech won my like with dragon ball z reference :P

11/04/2016
Dazay Fan

Amazing video

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