My Favorite TEDx Talks

I am a huge fan of watching TED Talks. For those of you who don’t know, TED is a set of conferences that occur worldwide where short, inspiring talks occur. Because I love these talks so much, I thought I would compile a list of some of my favorite talks for you to enjoy (and probably get hooked on and then get lost in a sea of TED Talks on Youtube… don’t say I didn’t warn you).

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How to stop screwing yourself over

Want something? Can’t seem to figure out why you can’t get it? Watch this talk and be enlightened.

Why we choose suicide

Hands down one of my favorite TED talks. It honestly pulls on the heart strings and truly gives insight into the mind of someone who is feeling suicidal. A must watch for anyone who is interested in mental health.

*POSSIBLE TRIGGER WARNING FOR DISCUSSION OF SUICIDE*

The first 20 hours — how to learn anything

As someone who wants to learn EVERYTHING and often struggles, this talk was highly enlightening. It is a definite much watch for anyone who is interested in learning a new skill.

A year offline, what I have learned

Society today is extremely dependent on the internet. This talk is excellent and really enlightened me about finding balance between technology and life.

The price of shame

This talk really had me seeing a lot in a new light, including the Bill Clinton scandal that I have heard a lot about but never really fully thought about until after watching this. Monica Lewinsky delves into the price of shame, including her own, while discussing cyber bulling and how devastating it can be.

How to make hard choices

Let’s face it: We all have hard choices to make in life. This talk may help you with that.

The Law of 33%

Mentoring, perseverance and reading are all discussed in this amazing Ted talk. Definitely a must watch for anyone who is struggling to achieve their dreams.

Trust your struggle

I love this talk because Zain Asher not only talks about trusting your struggle through examples of her own personal struggles, but she delves into ways to succeed that are often quite the opposite of what people think they should do.

How we suppress genius and create learning disability

I LOVE this as a future educator. It discusses different styles of learning and how to help those who have “learning disabilities”. Seriously, if you are in the education field, are going into education, plan on working with children, having children, or are a parent already: WATCH THIS.

I Choose To Be Happy

This is the second Ted talk from Lizzie Velasquez, who was deemed as “the world’s ugliest woman”. She is one of the most amazing individuals that I have ever heard speak (and she has a YouTube channel that you should definitely check out). She talks about choosing to be happy despite all of the challenges life throws at you.

If any of you watch Ted talks, what are your favorites? Let me know! And enjoy watching!

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