TED talks that feel good.

With TEDxSydney 2017 event coming up this June, I thought it was a good time to rustle up a few TED talks that I’ve enjoyed. The common thread with these talks is they have a great human message to make you feel good and maybe make you laugh a little.

If you haven’t heard of TED, not sure where you’ve been but I’ll give you the benefit of the doubt. TED is a not for profit devoted to spreading ideas through the form of short and powerful talks, usually 18 minutes or less. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design and covers almost any topic from science to business, social and global issues.

TED talks are great for personal growth and seeing things from other peoples perspectives.

Here’s my picks… enjoy.

We should all be feminists

An interesting view on the dirty word feminist and perhaps why it’s not so dirty. This is a simple talk by a Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, it’s something different hearing a talk by a woman from a country so foreign to ours but there’s definitely points you can relate to whether you’re a woman or a man. She’s quite entertaining whilst talking about such a serious topic.

The power of vulnerability

Brene Brown is a Researcher // Storyteller who studies the human connection. Brene takes us through her research and how it sent her on a personal quest to figure things out. It’s been viewed almost 30 million times, so if you haven’t seen it yet, it’s worth the watch.

Why you should talk to strangers

Kio Stark delves into why you need to actually talk to strangers, why it’s a good thing. Personally I used to get embarrassed when my Mum would jump into conversations with strangers at the grocery store, like they were friends or something… I still get embarrassed today, but after watching this talk my views are definitely a little different.

If you enjoyed these, you might like to have a look at the 20 Most Popular Talks of All Time, there’s talks about sex, spam emails, liars and body language, you name it someone has talked about it.

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Featured Image: What’s on Africa via Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Anna