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Festival of Change

SORRY, THIS COMPETITION HAS NOW CLOSED. Register to attend either the Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane Festival of Change event, and tell us in 25 words or less why you're coming to the Festival of Change (by commenting on our Facebook), and you could win an Apple Watch Sport! Terms and conditions apply.

No matter your opinions on graffiti as art or vandalism or whatever; it remains a truly impressive form of self-expression. Watching graffiti artists create art live only adds to the art’s validity as an expression of creativity and truth.


What is Learning?

What does learning mean to you? Everyone learns differently and everyone has different ideas on what is important in the process of aquiring new knowledge and skills. Festival of Change presenters and attendees share their thoughts on the meaning and importance of learning.

"I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it."

- Thomas Jefferson

It would be difficult to find a person who didn't believe in luck, even though many of us might not think we ever have much of it. Everyone has had a stroke of luck in life somewhere and we certainly all know someone who seems to have more of it than we do. But luck is not a mystical force unto itself; it is the result of hard work and preparation. You have to be ready for an opportunity when it arises.

Many people that have earned success have worked hard and have taken every opportunity, large and small, with great zeal and an eagerness to learn from any situation. History is bountiful with such success stories, proving that luck is only a part of being ready to take the next step.

“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” 

- Confucius

There are thousands of inspirational and idealistic quotes preaching change and the achievement of life goals. There are few more quoted that the classic Confucian idiom about pursuing your passions for a long and happy life.

It seems like good advice but is it really true?