This is a selection of talks by different speakers at TED conferences. I have found these talks to be very helpful in learning more about basically anything that is worth talking about.
Brene Brown: The Power of Vulnerability
In a witty and humble talk, Brene Brown shows how crucial it is for each and all of us to practice the skill and courage of vulnerability.
David Steindl-Rast: Gratitude and Happiness
Does happiness lead to gratitude, or does it take gratitude to be happy? David Steindl-Rast gives a crash course in saying “thank you!”, for your own benefit.
Shaka Senghor: Acceptance, Apologies & Atonement
An immensely powerful talk about a convicted killer and his path to redemption and transformation.
Kelly McGonigal: How to make stress your friend
While stress has been made into a public health enemy, new research suggests that stress may only be bad for you if you believe that to be the case. Psychologist Kelly McGonigal urges us to see stress as a positive, and introduces us to an unsung mechanism for stress reduction: reaching out to others.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: We Should All Be Feminists
The Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie spoke about the need for all of us to appreciate feminism. This talk was so powerful that the printed form has now been included in the Swedish school curriculum. Experience it for yourself…
Tony Porter: A Call to Men
Tony Porter describes the effects of “the man box” on the well-being of boys and girls, as well as on the ways in which adults interact with each other. He pleads for a re-visioning of what it means to be a man.