Being ‘nice’ sounds a bit eerie and strange. It shouldn’t really.
The paintings of our ancestors have been preserved in caves all over the world; the oldest we’ve found were made up to 40,000 years ago. What do these images tell us about the ancient human mind and the lives of their creators? In this special 360° TED-Ed animation, explore an ancient cave and its surroundings as Iseult Gillespie shares a brief history of cave paintings.
We live in an age that thinks highly of frankness and directness. But there are – nevertheless – a few reasons why politeness remains a hugely important quality.
It can be very hard to detect just how much our judgement is constantly affected by our feelings. We should – at points – take care to be very sceptical of our first impulses.
We are masters at knowing how to lie to ourselves. We pay a heavy price for this self-deception.
It started and was going just like any normal day in high school – until Serena was in English class that is, and things went wrong in a hurry, and in a big way.