Late night talks in the Kitchen

Recently I’ve been reading about models and theories on Social Innovation and project strategies to help me understand more on how to change the world. What is the logic model in changing the world? and where can we get that great and innovative idea? To be the next Gandhi? or Malala?

Where do good ideas come from? how can we connect those models to make sense of what you are doing?

Steven Johnson wrote a book about this and he said  that  “The patterns are simple, but followed together, they make for a whole that is wiser than the sum of its parts. Go for a walk; cultivate hunches; write everything down, but keep your folders messy; embrace serendipity; make generative mistakes; take on multiple hobbies; frequent coffeehouses and other liquid networks; follow the links; let others build on your ideas; borrow, recycle; reinvent. Build a tangled bank.”
Steven Johnson, Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation

He also emphasized that “eureka” moments.

Tonight and every night that I spend drinking coffee with my wonderful project partner in our little kitchen we get all those. We don’t want to be the next “big” thing in the world but what desire is to plant seeds for people to realized their full potentials. We want to contribute ideas for the development of education in conflict areas.

So where do we get our ideas? In our little Kitchen.

The kitchen is our symbol of space where amazing ideas come from. Not just about changing the world but also accepting ourselves for who we are and what we want to do for the rest of our lives.

When we sit down in our kitchen we also sit down and journeyed together. 

Learning does not  stop inside the classroom as what they say, learning can happen everywhere. In this journey, most of my deepest life learning happened in the Kitchen.

It’s like learning me and connecting me all at once.

P.S. This entry is dedicated to my Kitchen partner Amani. 

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Gracias Ren, i wish you could see the bright smile at the other side of the screen and the feeling of complicity. Isn´t it amazing that your thoughts inspired by Amani in your magic kitchen travelled to your hands, to a white blank page and then appeared to my eyes; and now you can find your words in my heart. Isn´t it amazing?

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    1. yes it is indeed amazing to journey within ourselves and with people who resonate the same. To be good and do good. ❤


  2. Natasha says:

    Well written. Thanks for putting people’s thoughts in words. 🙂 you’re always amazing.


  3. Natasha says:

    Well written. Thanks for putting people’s thoughts into words. 🙂 you’re always amazing.


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