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When Robert Gupta was caught between a career as a doctor and as a violinist, he realized his place was in the middle, with a bow in his hand and a sense of social justice in his heart. He tells a moving story of society’s marginalized and the power of music therapy, which can succeed where conventional medicine fails. Read the transcript & see more talks at TED.com
I realized it this morning as I was cleaning – mess comes down to one thing: knowing what to keep and what to throwaway.
I was peeling potatoes this afternoon, and the first peeler I took out had a dull blade. On the spot, I had two choices.
I could rinse and put the dull peeler back in the drawer so that next time I peel potatoes I can repeat the whole process: pull it out of the drawer, attempt to use it, realize anew it doesn’t work, save it as an emergency backup just in case, and leave it to take up space.
Or I could just throw it out, right there into the pile of peels, and buy a new one.
It all makes sense on paper, right? Throw it out! But you start to take into consideration the variables. And you start hearing the voices, all those voices that come into play like the ones that say things like, “Don’t waste!” or “Don’t throw it out; maybe you’ll need it one day.”
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