A great Ted talk about how having less stuff will actually make you a happy person. Less clutter, less things to take care of, minimalism is a good thing.
Does democracy stifle economic growth? Yasheng Huang in his Ted Talk seems to think that it does, but his perspectives might be obtuse.
Can you create mathematical models of cities to predict how they will function? Maybe, but you can only tell in hindsight.
Did you realize that if you think you know how to tie your shoes, you might be doing it wrong ? There is a right and wrong way to do it.
Work life balance is something that folks always strive for, but is it even possible in this day and age? Maybe, but not an easy balance.