16 Jul 2018
These 6 TED talks might change the way you think
Written bySagar MalikEntertainment
Former US First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt had once said, "Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people."
Indeed, we're inclined to agree.
On that note, media organization TED has been promoting these "great minds" for three decades now, helping them disseminate their ideas to the wide world.
Here, we list 6 disparate, but relatable TED talks that might interest you.
Do schools kill creativity?
In an awe-inspiring and thought-provoking talk, Ken Robinson sheds light on the functioning of the modern-day education system, in a way that is filled with entertainment and passion.
"The Element" author delivered this 19-minute speech in 2006 and talked of schools, creativity, and the co-relation between the two.
You can watch the full video of the talk here: https://goo.gl/45zs7p
Inside the mind of a master procrastinator
Writer and illustrator on a blog co-founded by himself called Wait But Why (WBW), Tim Urban is extremely hilarious in this compact yet powerful 14-minute speech on procrastination, why we do it, and how to get over it.
Urban's TED talk, presented in 2016, has been viewed 2 million+ times on the TED official website.
Here's the link: https://goo.gl/h1XzyU
The power of vulnerability and exploring human connections
A professor at the University of Houston, Dr. Brené Brown, in this brilliant and highly-informative speech, talks about her academic research and personal experiences in the exploration of human connections.
In an eye opening 20-minute talk, she touches the themes of human empathy, belongingness, and love.
You can watch the talk, that's touched a whopping 35 million views-mark on the TED website, here: https://goo.gl/ibiRqw
The thrilling potential of SixthSense technology
Gujarat-born Pranav Mistry, a computer scientist is the current Global Senior VP (Research) at Samsung, and head of its Think Tank Team.
Mistry's TEDIndia talk gave us insights about the way the physical world interacts with the plethora of data around.
He demonstrated his wearable gesture interface technology, SixthSense, that blurs the line between the physical and digital world.
Here's the link: https://goo.gl/D1UtvX
Susan Cain on the power of introverts
In this passionate and thought-provoking talk by writer-lecturer Susan Cain, she confidently busts the misconceptions the world holds about introverts.
The "Quiet" author tells us how introverts do perfectly fine for themselves and the world, about the great talents and abilities they offer to humanity.
All this makes this 2012-talk a must-watch for everyone, and not just introverts.
Here's a link to it: https://goo.gl/v9dmFm
What does it mean to be genius? Elizabeth Gilbert explains
Best known for her 2006 novel by the name 'Eat, Pray, Love', writer Elizabeth Gilbert came up with this mind-altering talk about the way 'genius' is defined and how actually it should be.
Discarding 'genius' as an uncommon phenomenon, Gilbert puts emphasis on the definition of genius that's shared by all, in different shades and proportions.
You can watch this brilliant talk here: https://goo.gl/PqETvW