Haley Florio

Millwood, NY, United States

About Haley

Bio

I'm Haley Florio, I'm 13 years old and I'm a performer. Singing, playing piano, and songwriting is the number one way I express myself. Sit me in front of a mic, and I will sing for you. I love in lower New York near New York City, in the middle of the woods. I have a couple of neighbors around, but otherwise we are quite isolated. I am in the eighth grade, and I love to give my opinion for things. My favorite artists are The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Adele, Jessie J, and Jimmi Hendrix. If you have any other questions about me, just ask :)

An idea worth spreading

Why can't we have world peace? The earth is filled with humans - religion should not make us who we are. I support John Lennon's words, "and no religion too." Not that there should be none, but no one should care about another's religion. I feel this is the main reason for our lack of world peace.

I'm passionate about

Singing, songwriting, writing in general, reading, playing piano, and performing.

Talk to me about

Anything! Music, books, singing... anything you feel like asking me.

People don't know I'm good at

Singing, playing piano, songwriting and performing.

My TED story

I just joined because my dad told me to check it out. I'm not afraid to give my opinion, and I'm my own person, so why not?

Comments & conversations

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Haley Florio
Posted almost 3 years ago
Is Music dying?
Music is not dying. Music from the 1900's will always live on; in fact, even being 13, I listen to mostly Beatles, Adele, Pink Floyd, Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Jethro Tull, etc. They are all great bands that changed music and made it better. Sure, music today is about bad things and not made from the soul, but do you really remember any of these songs? They fade away quick. There is still music out there that is soulful, beautiful and has meaning. Music gets us through lots of things; it will always be a big part of our lives :)
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Haley Florio
Posted almost 3 years ago
Do you really think global warming is a huge problem on Earth? (Or even real?)
I agree with you, Michael; especially #4. Us humans do try and control things we cannot (I do not know if this is correct, but didn't President Obama try and increase/decrease C02 in general?). Sometimes, we just have to go with the punches. Mother Earth has let us live on her, therefore we need to accept what she throws at us (i.e hurricanes, tornadoes, etc.). Unfortunately, I do not agree with you on some steps. Population shifts, for example; those are not necessary. Is the weather drastically changing? I do not think so, maybe a little bit, but not by 20 degrees each summer. Maybe I think this because last winter was the coldest winter on record, and this summer was much cooler than last (In New York.) In your end paragraph; every generation faces difficult, new challenges that the past generation did not face. For example, my grandparents faced the Holocaust; my parents faced the Vietnam War, and my generation will be facing this. I am ready and open to new challenges, because no matter where you are, who you're with or what you're doing, you will face a problem. It's just the way life is.
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Haley Florio
Posted almost 3 years ago
Do you really think global warming is a huge problem on Earth? (Or even real?)
I think the sun is not warming the sea; the sun has been here since the beginning. If it was warming the sea, I would think global warming would have been going on for 1.2 billion years! You are completely right though; it could be true. Global warming could have been going on for 1.2 billion years but just noticed recently. There are many humans not willing to help, but I think everyone should give a little bit to help the Earth.
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Haley Florio
Posted almost 3 years ago
Do you really think global warming is a huge problem on Earth? (Or even real?)
Hi Joanne, An answer to your questions up there ^^^ : The fuel is called "ethanol" (I think). I have many mixed feelings about your next question. I feel that global warming could or could NOT be manmade; therefore it is hard to tell wether or not us humans should be interfering with it. If it is manmade, then we can definitely work on harnessing the power of the sun; that way, we can have unlimited power that is also safe and does not use harmful fuels that hurts Mother Nature. Also, (I don't know if this is even possible) but I think scientists should work on making cars that run on air. Air is unlimited; no need to waste money on gas, which is also harmful to our environment. Everyone should be making a difference to help the Earth anyway; planting a tree, recycling glass. Did you know recycling one glass bottle will preserve enough energy to power one T.V. for six hours? Anything helps. That's how I think we can make a difference to help global warming, and the environment in general.
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Haley Florio
Posted almost 3 years ago
Malaria affects half a billion people, 40% of the population live at risk of contracting the disease and more than one million children die.
I am only 13, and as you said this comment is open to everyone on TED, I will reply. My good friend Mia has malaria. There is a 50% chance she will die. Knowing this has made me want to help research to find a cure for malaria. Many of my friends and I have walked for malaria; we've collected over $500 so far, and it's been only a month. We are continuing to walk, collect money, recruit people, and make a difference for Mia and millions of other children/adults in the world. Last week, we not only continued to walk everyday, some of us have gone to hospitals to visit some malaria patients. I'm surprised to find out that malaria patients are not only in Africa, but in New York, too. When I make a malaria patient smile, my heart warms. Not only should we make a difference for malaria patients, but for cancer, lupus, and many others, too. I've lost more than enough close people to sicknesses, and I do not want to just sit back and watch it happen. I do not know if this is very helpful, but I'm hoping I can inspire you and many others to get out there and make a difference for everyone in the world.
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Haley Florio
Posted almost 3 years ago
Do you really think global warming is a huge problem on Earth? (Or even real?)
I also agree with John about how the earth is causing the global warming. Yes, maybe it is us too, but scientists are trying to replace the fuel in nature with a different fuel that produces 1.5 more C02 than the regular fuel; and many say C02 is the problem. Isn't this strange? I am only 13, so maybe I am not up to date on all of the global warming problems. But thank you for answering and taking your time to give me something to think about.
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Haley Florio
Posted almost 3 years ago
Do you really think global warming is a huge problem on Earth? (Or even real?)
I like the way you are thinking, because usually I would say people go along with the scientists and what they say. As I am only 13, I'm not really up to date with what scientists say about global warming. But I can agree with you that it is confusing how scientists and trying to replace hydrocarbon fuel by synthetic, although it's generating much more C02 than the regular. It doesn't make sense, does it?