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From Listening to Your Dreams to Necessary Political Activism

By: Alyson Wyers - Jul 28, 2015
These talks about taking action cover everything from individualistic life lessons to taking responsibility for humanity as a whole and the future of our planet.

Many believe the key to happiness is doing what it is that you want to do, or in other words, following your dreams. This is an especially relevant field of thought among creative types or people with nontraditional career paths. Filmmaker Steven Spielberg discusses listening to your dreams in his speech.

In a related profession, television producer and writer Shonda Rhimes encourages action in her keynote on doing instead of dreaming. She talks about taking action and being a 'doer' instead of a dreamer.

Barry Andrews moves away from personal dreams with his Syrian intervention talk. He advocates for getting involved without military invention.