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Conscious Optimism and the Power of Storytelling: Staying Sane in our Age of Division

Elif Shafak in conversation with Matthew Stadlen

64 mins watch time

Posted September 2020

Wellbeing, Politics

How can we possibly build bridges in today’s polarised, overwhelming, anxiety-ridden world? A global voice for freedom of speech, author and activist Elif Shafak suggests a possible solution: conscious optimism. In this video, Elif delves into the power of stories to bring us together, and presents a case for how listening to each other can nurture democracy, empathy and our faith in a kinder and wiser future.