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Dave Lim

TEDx Ambassador, TEDxSingapore


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What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?

Do share your response to this intriguing question...

Topics: life living

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      Jun 22 2012: Hi Don, I read your comment I was deeply touched by the meaning of the sentence that you write, so I keep reading your biography in your profile and I think that your story is amazing. I don’t know if you have already given a TED talk but you have something important in your hands, so if you haven’t, please do it. Thank you Don for what you have shared please uses your experience and your wisdom to make a positive impact in many communities that need it.

      In Latin America a lot of children experience the evil every day of there life in their own home, so I would fight to change this reality.
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          Jun 26 2012: I have hope in my generation and the ones that come after me, but is a hard work. For the world, to be saved, it needs that we sit down, young and elders, to find the eternal teachings of this life. The youngest generations needs to be heard and support, this refers that have to exist a “worthwhile discussion ”, just like you said, with the experience of the people of your generation and with the desire of mine, we can get to the solutions.

          The Eternal truths are constituted, according to St. Augustine, through Divine Revelations supported by reason. And it can also be the other way; Arguments, acquired through reason, supported by divine revelations. This is from the point of view of Philosophy, which for me is the way to wisdom. This can be a form to unite people, no matter if they follow a religion or not, the only thing that is required, is to be open to new kind of thoughts and find a consensus reign just by by pure reasoning.

          But for this we need to learn to listen again, because what we do is , remaining silent, waiting for the person to say something in which we disagree, and Suddenly we stop to the communication process and begin to organizing our words and ideas in the mind and waiting for the other person to stop talking, to give our point of view, seeking to be right.

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