TED Conversations

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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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  • Nov 1 2013: My like for TED started from "Ideas worth sharing/spreading".
    I went through the stages of it being just habit, seeing no new ideas, but a bunch of pretentious time wasting, and much, much more rarely, back to ... ideas worth sharing.

    Why do I (rarely, again) leave comments:
    - it is a legal, socially acceptable form of expressing one's mind. (not a substitute for talking). But when I enter this environment, and I read someone's inquiry, and my mind can compile an answer, and qualify it as deemingly worthy of bringing some info or perspective value, it feels almost like a pressure, or need to give that information. It could be the simple enthusiasm of something i can do, easily (just thinking and typing).
    But since there is no follow-up from any of these queries (i.e. - if someone actually obtained something through these q&a's other than online chatting), and a response cannot possibly "help" or "contribute" much either to the inquirer's life, nor mine... I have long wanted to approach my web "anything" differently, or stop at all.
    • Nov 1 2013: Please don't. All of our interactions don't have to be mind blowing to be appreciated and helpful.

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