How old do you think you need to be in order to become a CEO? What about a writer or illustrator? How much schooling do you need to be a fashion designer? What about an entrepreneur? One might think it would take 2-4 years of college and several years of experience, but at the ripe old age of 8, Maya Penn started doing all of these things!
In her TED Talk, Maya talks about her passions and interests and why she does what she does. Check out her website (which she coded herself in html) Maya’s Ideas and watch her TED Talk here: http://www.ted.com/talks/maya_penn_meet_a_young_entrepreneur_cartoonist_designer_activist.html
I watched a webinar today and learned the meaning of “flow”. Psychology professor Mihály Csíkszentmihályi coined the term and simply put, flow is a feeling of complete engagement in a creative or playful activity. You could say Maya Penn experiences ‘flow’ as she designs clothes and creates animations.
What about you? What do you like to do that creates ‘flow’ in your life? What are your passions and interests? Are you working on an invention or new idea? Do you like to write? Are you composing your own music?
Young people are capable of doing amazing things! Leave a comment and answer one or more of the above bolded questions. You can also research a young inventor by using one of the links below. Feel free to research other inventors and use other sources-just make sure to cite your source! As an added bonus, I stumbled upon a rubber band contest. Check it out and start inventing!
Children of Invention: http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0768091.html
Rubber Band Contest: http://rubberbandcontest.org/