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Positive Social Risks!

Chad Littlefield,

Originally posted on April 22, 2013

Creativity Community Love & Relationships

People aren't objects in our way or vehicles to success. They have emotions, triumphs, failures, futures, and pasts. In his TED talk, Chad Littlefield encourages you to stretch your personal comfort zone, disrupt your pattern of social interaction, and make genuine connections with those around you through positive social risks.
Chad is a senior studying Rehabilitation & Human Services and Psychology at the Pennsylvania State University. His passion for people is alive and contagious. As evident when, as a freshman, Chad founded the Clown Nose Club. The Clown Nose Club's mission, completely unrelated to actual clowns, is to challenge themselves and others to take "positive social risks" - a term which Chad coined. He also works as a facilitator for the World in Conversation and does research on social anxiety with the Center for Collegiate Mental Health. Chad plans to take his zeal and experiences into the Learning, Design, and Technology master's program at Penn State to study collaborative learning. His dream of "one day" working full-time to foster meaningful human connection is currently underway, as Chad is in the process of establishing his own collaboration consulting firm called "We!"
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