Despite the ever-increasing number of threats to their existence like plastics, petroleum, JetSkis, ghost nets, and hungry sharks, they continually play to the top of their intelligence.
One thing is for sure, just as there are endless types of candy, they are also endless types of people who love it. And love it differently. We all have different tastes formed by our unique cultural experiences and differences.
The basic rules of human behaviour around communication, collaboration, teamwork, listening, and building on each others’ ideas, can be almost as complicated as tax law.
Now more than ever we need elected officials who can bring people together. Who can work together. And who can make meaningful and fast change.
No matter how good one might get at fighting off fists and feathers, there have been times throughout history when tickling was intentionally used as torture.
Just because you can doesn’t always mean you should. Learning to do everything on your own takes time, energy, and definitely drains your batteries.
Basketball players wear high tops and gymnasts use lots of tape, but less demanding activities, like the ones you do around the office, require a different, but equally important, type of support.
If a cocaine sniffing hippo starts chasing you, run in a zig-zag because they can only run in a straight line.
Do you have parasites at the office? People who take credit for other people’s efforts, or who bring snacks and coffee to meetings, but never share any ideas? Improv can help.
Use your fear as a divining rod. Do what makes you uneasy. Do the thing that scares you most, and discover new things about yourself. Just do it safely.
Even if you plan for a bushfire, it is not going to go to plan. When the wind changes direction there has to be a new plan. And when plans fail, you must improvise.
If you’re the kind of person who sometimes comes across as a bit prickly on the outside, but the people who know you think you’re sweet, you might be a “social pineapple.”
We went in hoping to help inmates find some joy and arm themselves with tools for survival on the outside. I don’t know if we succeeded.