David Brooks – The social animal.

“People learn from people they love!”

“Emotions are not separate from reason. They are the foundation of reason as they show us what to value.”

“The first gift or talent is Mindsight: the ability to enter into other people’s minds and learn what they have to offer…. Babies are born to interpenetrate into Mom’s mind and download what they find.”

“We are overconfidence machines [1]. Ninety-five percent of our professors say they are above average teachers. Ninety-six percent of college students say they have above average social skills. Time magazine asked Americans if they are in the top 1% of earners. Nineteen percent of Americans [say they] are in the top 1% of earners.”

Source: http://www.ezrasf.com/wplog/2011/03/23/ted-talk-david-brooks-the-social-animal/

Author: Sue

A language teacher, a researcher, a wife and a mother who loves reading, writing, gardening, dancing and being alone sometimes. For me, language is a strong part of our identity and I am sociolinguistics enthusiastic in and outside the classroom.

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