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The dangers of willful blindness - from TED

Identifier

014509

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

Wisdom from Margaret, but the other spiritual experience is death - willful blindness causes death.

A description of the experience

Filmed March 2013 at TEDxDanubia

Margaret Heffernan: The dangers of "willful blindness"

Gayla Benefield was just doing her job — until she uncovered an awful secret about her hometown that meant its mortality rate was 80 times higher than anywhere else in the U.S. But when she tried to tell people about it, she learned an even more shocking truth: People didn’t want to know. In a talk that’s part history lesson, part call-to-action, Margaret Heffernan demonstrates the danger of "willful blindness" and praises ordinary people like Benefield who are willing to speak up. (Filmed at TEDxDanubia.)

The source of the experience

Scientist other

Concepts, symbols and science items

Concepts

Golem
Hero

Symbols

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Overloads

Lung disease

Suppressions

LOVE

Commonsteps

Courage

References