I absolutely love to listen to stories, ideas, thoughts, etc.
For that reason, it’s no surprise that I enjoy listening to TED Talks.
Never heard of TED? Basically, it’s a platform where people perform presentations on every topic you can think of. New ideas are introduced. Stories are told. Motivation is given. I have listened to many life-changing TED Talks, and I wanted to share my 5 favorites that have been the most influential to me.
I listen to many TED Talks presentations at school. They are very educational, and are a great supplement for learning the material in a class. Some of the presentations are ones I first heard at school. Others are ones I have found on my own time.
Either way, all 5 are very important to me for one reason of another.
My 5 Favorite TED Talks:
If you have taken an anthropology course, you’ve probably seen this. It’s about how humans tend to believe the first thing they hear about something or somewhere, and how dangerous this can be. There is always more to anything than one single story, and we should always reserve judgment until we know more about a person/culture/product/etc. A must-see that I think everyone needs to watch.
I found this presentation to be very impactful to me because I thought about how much trash I am producing, and how I can reduce the amount of waste that I create. It is so inspiring to see that Lauren lives a virtually waste free life. It really shows me that I can do so much better, and how important it is to pay attention to our impact on the environment.
I have nothing but respect for the Esselstyn family. They have been so committed to health throughout their lives. Rip is the son of Caldwell Esselstyn, a well-known plant-based cardiologist. Rip founded the Engine 2 diet, and is so committed to good health and thriving on a plant-based diet. Anyone who is skeptical about becoming vegan should watch this because it helps to give lots of logic as to why a vegan diet is so healthy and necessary to fight the leading causes of death in the US.
As a psych major, I appreciate any form of psychology-related lecture. I like this one in particular because it is about self-motivation, which is basically one of the most important aspects of blogging. Not only that, it is an important aspect of nearly everything. If you want to start something new, continue with something, etc., self-motivation is crucial, and it is great to learn more about the psychology of what motivates us and how to stay motivated.
A wonderful lesson of the brain. It is about a Neuroanatomist who suffered from a stroke, and talks about how she regained her memory. She also talks about how our brains work, how we remember, and the difference between our left and right brain. As a psych student, I find this information to be very valuable from an academic standpoint. Even if you are not studying in a field that focuses on the brain, it is still a very influential and fascinating lecture that I would recommend to anyone.
What are your favorite TED Talks? Let me know because I love to watch them in my spare time!
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