I enjoyed this one so much that I wish I had a transcript, especially when the 13-year-old speaker said something along the lines of: Most kids today are just wishing they were happy, not bullied, and loved for who they are. It's definitely worth watching, if you ask me.
The speaker has studied how to be happy and healthy. One scientist he interviewed said something approximately: Most of education, for better or worse, is oriented toward making a living rather than making a life.
Some favorite quotes from the talk:
"Hackers are innovators."
"Happy, healthy, and the creativity mindset are all part of my education. I call it hackschooling. I don't use any one particular curriculum and I'm not dedicated to any one particular approach. I hack my education. I take advantage of opportunities in my community and through a network of my friends and family. I take advantage of opportunities to experience what I'm learning and I'm not afraid to look for shortcuts or hacks to get a better faster result."
"Hackschooling is a mindset, not a system. It can be used by anyone, even schools."
"Once you're motivated to learn something, you can get a lot done in a short amount of time."
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