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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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    Mar 3 2013: Connection is the most important thing in the universe. Be it art or love or philosophy or science or nature or friendship or literature or conversation or music or tea or meditation or compassion or understanding or industry or...well it hardly matters which, and what these mean for each person I can hardly say; discovering who and what to connect with, and how and why, and to what degree and to what end is different for each person. It is, however, the one certain thing we all share, the path we voyage, and that which gives meaning and context to the lives we lead.

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