“You can only stay depressed for so long. There’s really no other option than to take what you have and do something with it.”
– Jason Barnes

Image: Young drummer with prosthetic hand holding drumsticks

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Finding what we love and maintaining it’s presence in our lives can prove to be a continuously testing battle, so what do we do when it’s threatened? Do we give up on our dreams, or do we adapt?

Jason Barnes is one of those lucky ones who fell into his passion at a young age, but in 2012, all his hope for a career in music was taken away by an electric surge. That’s where Gil Weinberg, a musician and professor from Georgia Tech, came in, and with the help of his students, the possibilities in Jason’s life were wildly expanded.  Thanks to The Atlantic, we can take a look into this life-altering innovation…

Via: The Atlantic  1“The Cyborg Drummer.” Vimeo. The Atlantic, 15 Oct. 2015. Web. 20 Sept. 2017. <https://vimeo.com/142558788>. 2
We’ve paired this video with thought-provoking discussion questions perfect for the classroom in this touchstone on our education platform, EWCed!
Our lives can change in an instant. You won’t see it coming (it’s tricky that way). In one moment we could lose everything that makes us who we think we are, but if we work it right, that event we saw as destructive can help us rewrite our future in ways we could have never imagined.

Want to see a TED Talk that expands the message in this article? Check this out…


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Is Happiness Truly Our End Goal?

Most of us are running around looking to hold on to this thing called happiness, but these seem to be fleeting moments. Should we be focusing on something else instead? Listen to writer Emily Esfahani Smith's eye opening insight in her TED Talk!

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And here’s yet another article about an artist who lost an ability, but found something extraordinary.

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Phil Hansen: Making the Extraordinary Look Easy

Never let go of your ability to just relax into the wonder of watching a creative genius do their thing. Today we point you to the way deconstruction can be a wonder!

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We’re all lucky enough to be living in an age where we have pieces of technology rapidly being created in the name of improving our quality of life. It’s got our back, we just need to know that these possibilities exist!

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    Sam has written and edited hundreds of articles since joining the EWC team in 2016. She writes about topics from the wonders of nature to the organizations changing the world and the simple joys in life! Outside of the EWC office, she’s a part-time printmaker, collector of knick-knacks, and taster of cheeses.