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Jordan Reeves

TED-Ed Community Manager, TED Conferences


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What is the most important thing you've learned on your own?

In three sentences, explain something that you've learned without being told by another person -- something you've figured out all by yourself. Here's an example:

"I learned how to paint with water colors by reading a book and searching for YouTube videos. It took me a while, but I figured out some techniques that really work for me. I'm not an expert yet, but I have discovered a real joy in painting."

It can be anything -- a practical skill (like painting) or a knowledge set (like how to use mathematics).


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    Feb 25 2013: I taught myself about the basic fundamentals of herbalism and integrative nutrition by reading online resources, talking with various practitioners, and experimenting with my own self-care treatments. It is crucial for me to be an active participant in my own health care. I feel empowered because I have knowledge and a lifestyle that enables me to feel better, manage stress, and heal without solely depending on doctors and medicines with side-effects and sometimes toxic ingredients.

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