Is there a path from “Otherness” Tinder Time Deficit | Katie 2 days ago   10:58

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Tara Wilson-Jones’ background and identify have given her a unique experience with “otherness” and how it can affect our ability to care about or connect with other people. Having spent the last 13 years working for Make-A-Wish, dedicated to the mission and its power to transform lives one wish at a time – despite being in a time of heightened division in the United States, Tara still has hope. During her talk, she gives us a glimpse into the distinctive way she was formed as a person and challenges us to examine not only our preconceptions about other people, but our roles in bridging or growing our divides. Tara Wilson-Jones is the Vice President of Marketing and Communications for Make-A-Wish® Mid-Atlantic. Tara has been with the Mid-Atlantic chapter since August of 2009 and worked previously for another chapter for 3 ½ years. In her role, Tara is responsible for running the marketing and communications team - building and implementing the department plan and strategy. With a mission based focus on the children with critical illnesses Make-A-Wish serves, the marketing and communications team for the Mid-Atlantic chapter handles all local brand awareness, media relations and coverage, (regularly assisting with national media support and engagement,) video production, website creation and management, e-communications, print and digital collateral, social media and marketing. Additionally, cause-related marketing partnerships and sports relationships are managed by the Marketing and Communications team under Tara’s leadership. Tara is passionate about the Make-A-Wish mission and the power it has to transform lives, one wish at a time. A huge Oregon Ducks football fan and Washington Capitals hockey supporter, Tara also loves reading, spending time in the outdoors, cooking and various athletic activities. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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Rohit Goswami
Don't scared me sweetheart ...pls speak ur centre of heart
Rohit Goswami
Who's is Indian who is human me
Rohit Goswami
Tara god bless u dear why u scared sweetheart
No. You need to limit yourself to around 100 to 200 people in your life. The only way to handle large numbers of people is to organize them into groups, and then treat each group as a single entity. Then you can have around 100 to 200 groups instead of 100 to 200 individuals.

You can also organize those smaller groups into larger ones that are treated as a single entity, and have a bunch of those. But that's how the brain deals with input regarding agency. We can only handle so many individuals...and then the process breaks. And there's no fix. You can't make yourself handle more...ever...period. That's WHY we're tribal by nature.

You either need to learn how to organize our society and its cultures to adapt to this fact in our modern and high-population age...or break apart all of the big nations and such. Those are your two options. There are no others.
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Tinder Time Deficit | Katie Is there a path from “Otherness” 2 days ago   12:17

Katie Thompson's TEDx lecture stems from an essay in which she discusses instant gratification in western culture and how it pertains to the dating application Tinder and our own individualistic ideology.

Katie Thompson is finishing her Bachelor's degree in Family Studies at BSU and has plans to enter Ball State's Counseling Psychology program in the fall.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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