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Permission To Rediscover Our Inner Child

What happens when 50,000 performance artists spend a week together? Burning Man. For those who may not have heard of it, Burning Man is a self-described "great dusty idea factory" where every year people come together in the Nevada Desert and dedicate themselves to community, art, self-expression and self-reliance. It's been happening since 1986 and has produced some truly amazing installation art. Burning Man's 10 Principles are: Radical Inclusion, Gifting, Decommodification, Radical Self-Reliance, Radical Self-Expression, Communal Effort, Civic Responsibility, Leaving No Trace, Participation and Immediacy - all principles we can get behind.

In preparation for this year's Burning Man, they have released a video featuring 2011 participants performing Dr. Seuss' "Oh, The Places You'll Go". (ok, you had us at Dr. Seuss).

We often need to be reminded that we ALWAYS have permission to rediscover our inner child. Videos like this are our ticket to play.

For more information on Burning Man, click here.