“You’re going to fail. You have to adapt to failure. Be creative.”Brent Comstock, TEDxYouth@Hewitt

A quote from TEDxYouth@Hewitt, one of the 100 events that happened on Saturday and Sunday as part of TEDxYouthDay — our tribute to youth-driven ideas and innovation. 
Samantha Weintraub, one of our official TEDxYouthDay reporters, attended TEDxYouth@Hewitt and sent us this amazing quote, saying, "To spark an idea you have to dream big."
For more on the ideas shared at TEDxYouthDay, read our recap here.

“You’re going to fail. You have to adapt to failure. Be creative.”
Brent Comstock, TEDxYouth@Hewitt

A quote from TEDxYouth@Hewitt, one of the 100 events that happened on Saturday and Sunday as part of TEDxYouthDay — our tribute to youth-driven ideas and innovation.

Samantha Weintraub, one of our official TEDxYouthDay reporters, attended TEDxYouth@Hewitt and sent us this amazing quote, saying, "To spark an idea you have to dream big."

For more on the ideas shared at TEDxYouthDay, read our recap here.

We are all born artists. If you have kids, you know what I mean. Almost everything kids do is art. They draw with crayons on the wall; they dance; they inflict their singing on everyone.

Art is about going a little nuts and justifying the next sentence, which is not much different from what a kid does. Kids do art. They don’t do it because someone told them to. They aren’t told by their boss or anyone, they just do it.

Unfortunately, at some point our art — such a joyful pastime — ends. Kids have to go to lessons, to school, do homework and of course they take piano or ballet lessons, but they aren’t fun anymore. You’re told to do it and there’s competition. How can it be fun?

Besides, if you continue to act like an artist as you get older, you’ll increasingly feel pressure — people will question your actions and ask you to act properly.

What should we do then? We need to start our own art. Right this minute, we can turn off TV, log off the Internet, get up and start to do something. Let’s be artists, right now. How? Just do it!

Writer Young-ha Kim looks at creativity in our lives in his TEDxSeoul talk, Be an artist, right now!”

"Art is about going a little nuts and justifying the next sentence."
—Novelist Young-ha Kim at TEDxSeoul

Young-ha Kim is a writer who is fascinated with the world of art — all art. In his talk at TEDxSeoul — "Be an artist, right now!" — he tackles all the excuses we give ourselves that halt the creation of our art, and draws inspiration from the creativity of children and fearless artists transforming dance, drama, literature, and beyond.
Check out the entire talk below:

"Art is about going a little nuts and justifying the next sentence."

—Novelist Young-ha Kim at TEDxSeoul

Young-ha Kim is a writer who is fascinated with the world of art — all art. In his talk at TEDxSeoul — "Be an artist, right now!" — he tackles all the excuses we give ourselves that halt the creation of our art, and draws inspiration from the creativity of children and fearless artists transforming dance, drama, literature, and beyond.

Check out the entire talk below:

Jess Thom spent years trying to ignore the fact that she had Tourette’s until she made a freeing discovery: she could use her tics to make art. Once she saw their creative potential, her life and perspective changed. She founded the nonprofit, Touretteshero, and she now celebrates her condition. 
Her tips for living a creative life: 

Be open to finding creativity in unusual places.
Don’t be afraid to make mistakes or to experiment with new ideas. 
Do ask for help when you need it. 
Be ready to see things from other people’s perspective.
It’s not essential, but wearing sparkly pants and a shiny cape helps, too. 

Read our full interview with Jess here. 

Jess Thom spent years trying to ignore the fact that she had Tourette’s until she made a freeing discovery: she could use her tics to make art. Once she saw their creative potential, her life and perspective changed. She founded the nonprofit, Touretteshero, and she now celebrates her condition. 

Her tips for living a creative life: 

  • Be open to finding creativity in unusual places.
  • Don’t be afraid to make mistakes or to experiment with new ideas. 
  • Do ask for help when you need it. 
  • Be ready to see things from other people’s perspective.
  • It’s not essential, but wearing sparkly pants and a shiny cape helps, too. 

Read our full interview with Jess here