One of the upsides to owning a Roku is that you can stream TED talks. Genius (in several ways). As such, I watch quite a few. I'll pass along the ones I like.
Spend 20 minutes today watching this beauty of a discussion by David Brooks. His main point? We can't make good policy decisions unless we understand how we're all connected. At the core of all human behavior is an element of being social. Disregarding that when it comes time to make big decisions about education, national security, or foreign policy leads only to stagnation. Charisma can get you elected, but it often doesn't make it to the Senate floor.