TED talks are one of the greatest resources we have today. These brilliant minds bringing major and important concept to the table. I listened to these three recently and each of them grabbed my heart and I wanted to share them with as many people as I can. And if your the one to get offended just by the title, you are the EXACT person who needs to listen to it. I hope you take these talks, take time to truly and consider each thing these speakers talk about because I know I sure will.
"12 truths I learned from life and writing" | Anne Lamott
This talk is one I want to listen to over and over and over again. Her words simple, her message clear and everything Lamott has to say here is worth considering and taking to heart.
"Our dangerous obsession with perfectionism is getting worse" | Thomas Curran
This talk seriously hit home. As someone who finds themselves constantly trying to prove themselves to those around them. Laying in this mind set that everything I do must be perfect or not done at all. And Curran brings up these statistics that will blow your mind on the mental health and the downgrade of it when perfectionism is at play.
"We should all be feminists" | Chimanda Ngozi Adichie
Chimanda has had a few TED talks from what I can remember from the amount of times my professors have suggested her talks to me in classes. But this podcast episode specifically is a kind, serious, and brings to the fore-front these major issues we have in what we perceive as femininity as well as masculinity. She takes a funny light hearted take on this all too serious problem we have. A Nigerian woman who has challenged these "norms" placed on her from a young age, Chamanda takes this thirty minute talk and had be hanging onto every word. Hopefully you take in her words and keep them in your mind. Below is the youtube video to the same talk you can get on podcasts.