It is normal to harbour a wish to lead a meaningful life which has a beneficial impact on those around us. However grand it might sound, wanting to 'change the world' is a proper and mature ambition, but we are often held back by a tendency to remain passive.
Understanding how we can change the world has much to do with learning where our own particular passion may lie - and how we might marry it to the needs of the world. In this interative talk, led by The School of Life faculty member John-Paul Flintoff, we examine the psychological, cultural and social resistances we may encounter as we look to make a change. The talk aims to provide inspiration, a healthy dose of realism, and the practical tools to make a realistic difference.
John-Paul Flintoff is the author of 'How To Change The World', and 'Sew Your Own'. In his time, John-Paul has worked as a bin man, an executive PA, a scuba diver, a poet, a taxi driver, a tailor, a gardener, an ice-cream salesman, a hairdresser, an assistant undertaker, a bit-part player in pantomime, a waiter, an illustrator, a high-wire window cleaner, a photographer, a very amateur boxer, a karaoke singer, and a rat catcher - but writing comes first.
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