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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 26 2011: I've learnt that the problems we see in society are not a reflection of society as a whole, but rather the voices that have the most power. I've seen amazing ideas, and found hope for solutions to potentially catastrophic failures of society. This hope comes not just in the presentation of these ideas, but in the amazing response to them that I've witnessed. TED gives me a genuine belief that humanity can work to overcome it's biggest problems, even as it appears abundantly clear that the political systems in the world cannot.

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