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From NY Times: A relatively new field, called interpersonal neurobiology, draws its vigor from one of the great discoveries of our era: that the brain is constantly rewiring itself based on daily life. In the end, what we pay the most attention to defines us. How you choose to spend the irreplaceable hours of your life literally transforms you.
All relationships change the brain — but most important are the intimate bonds that foster or fail us, altering the delicate circuits that shape memories, emotions and that ultimate souvenir, the self.
This post is part 11 of 11 in the series Remembering Steve Jobs.
Watch the special event for Apple employees, filmed live on Wed, Oct 19, 2011 at the Apple campus in Cupertino, California. Includes tributes from Bill Campbell, Tim Cook, Coldplay, Al Gore, Jonathan Ive and Norah Jones.
Al Gore ends his tribute with this quote from the Beatles: “And in the end the love you take is equal to the love you make.”
From ChangeThis: “Some years ago I wrote a book about an extraordinary individual who loves his work. My editor at the time deleted the word love every place I used it. Instead, he suggested using the phrase ‘generosity of spirit.’ ‘Why not love?’ I inquired. ‘Because the word love freaks out businesspeople,’ he responded.”
By Adam Kahane. Our two most common ways of trying to address our toughest social challenges are the extreme ones: aggressive war and submissive peace. Neither of these ways works. We can try, using our guns or money or votes, to push through what we want, regardless of what others want — but inevitably the others push back. Or we can try not to push anything on anyone — but that leaves our situation just as it is.A character in Rent, Jonathan Larson’s Broadway musical about struggling artists and musicians in New York City, says, “The opposite of war isn’t peace, it’s creation!” To address our toughest social challenges, we need a way that is neither war nor peace, but collective creation. How can we co-create new social realities?