The Wisdom of TEDTalks

Tonight I decided to watch a TEDTalk….which turned into me binge watching around six. TedTalks range on a variety of topics, but I focus my viewing attention more heavily on Talks dedicated for the mind, soul, happiness, and positive change in our society. The videos usually are no more than half and hour, which is just about the amount of time my attention span can allow. Each Talk is filled with such knowledge and wisdom, I take something meaningful away from each video.

Watching TEDTalks have been a great way for me to not only evolve mentally, but spiritually as well. I don’t watch a lot of television anymore. In my younger days, I would spend a good chunk of my day watching mindless television just to kill time. Now since I have evolved spiritually and mentally, when I decide to watch something, I prefer it to either be mentally stimulating or emotionally profound. TEDTalks are a good mixture of both. More often than not, I need to grab a tissue mid-talk because listening to the speakers share their stories and lessons, I am filled with empathy and moved by their words. I get filled with the warm and fuzzies at the end and crave the next TEDTalk…hence the binge.

So trying to get back track here, TEDTalks have been something that has helped me through bettering myself. I am learning new methods that I can implement into my daily practices, or just learning about new things in general and expanding my mind. It creates more of an awareness of issues in the world, socially, environmentally, mentally, etc. Like I said, there are so many TEDTalk topics out there, finding something that resonates with you isn’t difficult. I’ve compiled a brief list of some of the TEDTalks that I have personally enjoyed. I’d love to hear what other TEDTalks have inspired, motivated, or just touched you!

1. Kevin Breel: Confessions of a Depressed CoAmic

2. Monica Lewinsky: The Price of Shame

3.  Courtney Martin: This isn’t Your Mother’s Feminism 

4. Liza Donnelly: Drawing Upon Humor For Change

5. Andy Puddicombe: All it Takes is 10 Mindful Minutes

6. Zak Ebrahim: I am the Son of a Terrorist. Here’s How I Chose Peace


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