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Why do you come to TED conversations?

I have a secret to confess.

I have become increasingly addicted to TED talks. And only very recently have I discovered TED conversations, it's great.

Then I started reflecting- why do I do this? To get inspiration? To express my opinions or get comfort from recognition? To help people?
I hope my true intention is to want to learn new things.

So I'm curious and want to throw the question to the floor- Why do YOU leave comments at conversations?

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    Oct 9 2013: excorsise my brain
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      Oct 9 2013: Carlo.......please, could you clarify your answer?

      Exorcise means..........."drive out or attempt to drive out (an evil spirit) from a person or place."

      Did you mean Exercise....."the use or application of a faculty, right, or process."

      I knew TED was a powerful site......but when it comes to exorcism.......I just don't know.

      Confused, and awaiting a reply,
      Mary ;)
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      Oct 10 2013: I really like to play with words......when I originally read your comment I saw your answer as a combo word.....kinda like beerzza........pizza made with beer.......

      I thought, wow, what a creative word.......we "exorcise" our memes, and undergo paradigm shifts on TED......all because we are "exercising" our mental faculties.

      Instead of telling you what I thought your comment meant.....I questioned you......threw in a little humor for good measure.....and now look at what has happened..........

      Usually when I put a little winky emoticon at the end of a comment, it means I am playing around.....and I am not to be taken all that serious.

      Be Well, and continue to be "excorcised".....as you put it.
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        Oct 12 2013: dear Mary...
        i completely got your humour...

        maybe you would enjoy the following Q / Debate...
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        Oct 12 2013: ps.
        Chris made me think of "something about Mary"
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        Oct 30 2013: i had fun reading this thread Mary M
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          Oct 30 2013: Sometimes I provide the "E" in TED........Entertainment......

          You will notice that I like a lighthearted approach to many subjects.........I try not to be so overly serious about topics that I lose my open-mindedness....

          Sometimes the internet creates "lost in translation' moments.........but I try to explain myself and to apologize when necessary.

          Chris came in and defended my point of view.........he's like "Underdog"....fighting for damsels in distress...........hahahahahaha.....he's a great TED member.......

          http://www.wired.com/images_blogs/underwire/images/2008/07/25/under.jpg

          I'm so glad you are on TED......I look forward to reading your thoughts in conversations.

          Be Well :)

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