If you don't design your life, someone else will design it for you: Nigel Marsh @ TEDxSydney
Nigel Marsh: The small things matter ... Balancing your life doesn't require major upheaval.
Intermission: Time to interact with other TEDxsters, Artalejo says.
Back from the break. Time for some "inspiration:". The 1st afternoon session includes writer Silver Donald Cameron, Camelia Freiberg, musician Ben Caplan and more.
Bhutan - the happiest place on Earth? Silver Donald Cameron explains how the Himalayan nation focuses more on gross national happiness than gross national product..
Cameron: GNH counts people not money.
Gross National Happiness encompasses all aspect of like including the environment. Bhutanese PM aims for the country's agriculture industry to be the first in the world to be completely organic.
Cameron on GNH: If they can do it, we can do it.
Camelia Freiberg up now. "The most radical thing we can do is stay."
Freiberg on community: We don't know each other any more, but we have hundreds of friends on Facebook.
Freiberg: A lot of people in rural places have friends that will be there for them in a time of need.. How many of your Facebook friends will be there for you?
Freiberg: It's time to know your neighbours and to know where you live. The first step is to go some place and stay there.
Freiberg: We still define ourselves by the place of our birth... But how many of us have the soil from that place under our fingernails? 100 years ago 70-80% of us were planting and growing our own food.
Community Sustained Agriculture (CSA) is a model to bring us back to our communities and our food - so our soul can be nourished as well as our body.
From TEDxMidwest, Majora Carter telling the stories of local eco-entrepreeurship in the U.S. More money spent on keeping people in prison than training those people to have a sustainible, productive life. More people in jail than farming. More money spent on destroying the environment than sustaining it.