TEDx Waterloo 2012 rolled out March 21st under the Dis-connected theme. The idea behind Dis-connected was recognizing the power of connectivity that we see in our daily lives, and yet the feeling of disconnection many of us feel as we neglect the things that matter most to us as individuals and communities. The presenters were asked how we reconnect; if and when we should disconnect; and how balance can be achieved between connection and disconnection.
Two particular speakers stood out to me as they talked about some of the ways we can move toward reconnecting the breach that has happened as a result of modern influences in our lives, effectively disconnecting us from what we need from our communities. Shannon Blake and Sarah Williams shared similar ideas about the vital relationship between individuals and the places they live, work and play.
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