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What have you learnt from watching TEDTalks?

I often find myself bringing up things I have learnt from TEDTalks in conversations with friends and colleagues. What are some of the things you have learnt from watching TEDTalks, that you did not know before?

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    Jul 7 2011: I have learned
    1. The value of life
    2. The amazing abilities of so many out there
    3. To expand my consciousness and awareness
    4. That there are so many very smart people out there and I love it
    5. The infinite variety of ideas, innovation and knowledge we can all share

    ...just a few off he top of my head.
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      Jul 17 2011: I was just writing a similar answer when I discovered this one.

      I haven't learnt much on TED in terms of facts or some kind of knowledge. Actually, the more Talks I watch and translate, the more I feel small and that "I only know that I know nothing".

      However, I have learnt something more important that facts. With every Talk I discover the human capacities and possibilities and it's a great source of inspiration. They DID it, they did something great. And when they did, why couldn't I?

      I have learnt to overcome myself and try things I was only dreaming about. I overcame my fear of travelling and using foreign languages and I went for an exchange abroad. Thanks to TED. And now, studying abroad, I learn many new things every day, to respect other people and cultures, how language affects understanding the world, how little details can change your life.

      Without watching and translating TEDTalks, I would have probably never tried anything new and I would have been stuck in my mind forever. TED has openned my mind and I'm very grateful for that.

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