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+Curiosity Killed: Embracing Failure Without Burning Alive
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+
+* Speaker : Stanley Stuart
+* Available : Any time
+* Duration : 30 minutes
+
+Description
+-----------
+
+Warning: Unconference material ahead! But it does involve JavaScript.
+
+I'm honestly afraid of missing everything cool.
+
+Our brains initially start with a blank state when we are born. As we mature,
+ we become pre-dispositioned to avoid people we think are different than us.
+ We often shoot new ideas down without thought, or because we don't have
+ the perspective to tackle problems in a different way. Our mental shortcuts,
+ or 'heuristics', are incredibly useful for some sets of problems. **Too often,
+ I think we, or at least I personally, arrive at the conclusion of "I can't do this".**
+
+I'm wrong. You and I **can** do it.
+
+This year I was diagnosed with ADHD, and have been learning how to dispell
+ the myths of worthlessness others told about me and that I unfortunately
+ believed. I want to help JavaScript dismiss myths that experts,
+ both from within the JavaScript community and outside it, have perpetuated.
+
+In this talk is a sort of coming-of-age story about learning to embrace failure
+ as a tool to constantly improve ourselves and be happier. Logic, pride, and doing
+ things The Right Way will take a backseat to honesty, emotions, communication,
+ and self-improvement. It's about embracing your style, because somebody else
+ probably has that style too. It's about finding what works for you, and
+ working with others.
+
+I'm hoping to dispel some JavaScript dogma as well.
+
+I'll use my own experiences and the life experiences and stories from Walter
+ Kirn, Friedrich Nietzche, Bonnie Raitt, John J. Ratey, Edward Hallowell,
+ Kent Greenfield, and Captain Planet to open ourselves up to new ideas and new people, and most
+ importantly, change our expectations about ourselves.
+
+Also, I'm sorry this is past the deadline.
+
+Speaker Bio
+-----------
+
+![fivetanley](https://raw.github.com/cascadiajs/cascadiajs.github.com/master/proposal/images/fivetanley.jpg)
+
+I wwebsite on the Internet.
+
+A male human being who loves watching terrible movies. I also listen to music
+ from time to time. And there's this programming thing I keep hearing about
+ that I apparently do?
+
+Links
+-----
+
+* Blog: http://fivetanley.com | work in progress
+* Github: http://github.com/fivetanley
+* Twitter: http://twitter.com/fivetanley
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