Many years ago my father turned me on to the idea of watching a single TED video a day. What’s a TED video you ask? TED videos are ideas worth spreading. Five, ten, sometimes twenty-minute videos showcasing someone average standing in front of an audience, sometimes showing slides, talking about a topic that they are head over heels passionate about. They are riveting talks about remarkable people, free to the world. Many years ago I started to watch these videos, everything from extreme swimming with the world’s most dangerous jellyfish to flying robots. Every time I watch a TED video, I feel empowered. A little bit smarter. A tad more intelligent.
And more than that, I get excited all over again about this amazing world we live in. About how that saying :you can do anything you put your mind to: is SO freaking true! The world is our oyster! I now have the TED app on my iPhone, iPad, and bookmarked as a favorite site on my Pro. If you can find one ten-minute segment out of each day, to enlighten yourself and take in a passionate talk about something, anything, you will be become a better, more informed person. I swear.
Today’s TED talk was hilarious. And sometimes they are. Not only do I get to learn something, but I get to laugh-out-loud, too? Sign me up.
Take 9 minutes and 15 seconds out of your day to watch.
I hope you enjoy it – you can thank me later. xo