Ranny Kang

Tai-Li Market
Tacoma, WA, United States

About Ranny

Languages

English, Khmer

Areas of Expertise

Marketing + Communications, Writing

An idea worth spreading

Transformative Journalism; The Messenger Matters; No such thing as Asian-American, It's Asian AND American; Self-Discovery Through Dating; Re-defining Dating; Love Begins With Self-Love; Moving from Moral Decisions to Conscious Choices

I'm passionate about

Writing, speaking, dancing, moving, thinking, listening, learning, creating, playing, inspiring, doing, loving, living, travelling, exploring and all and any the other -ings you can think of.

People don't know I'm good at

Predicting the future and reading minds.

My TED story

If Ted were a man, he'd be the man of my dreams.

Favorite talks

Comments & conversations

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Ranny Kang
Posted almost 3 years ago
If the world shared a common language, would religion be obsolete?
I didn't mean to say it in a spiteful way. And I didn't say it to belittle anyone. It's the same thing as an educational institution. Why pay thousands of dollars or get yourself into a lifetime of debt when one can create a curriculum themselves? Because it's a structure. It's a system that works. Why reinvent the wheel when we don't have to? This is how I see religion--the same way I see education, the same way I see marriage, the same way I see all things in life. I'm not against it. In fact, I appreciate it. I just think it's important to explore what I choose to believe--and see whether it's something I truly believe or if it was something I was conditioned to believe.
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Ranny Kang
Posted almost 3 years ago
What would your last status update be?
Hi Kate! TED is such a great community. Have you considered that saying the things you say outside of TED could make an impact on those who aren't in the TED community? I wonder how much of a difference you could make if you shared it with the world... :)
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Ranny Kang
Posted almost 3 years ago
If the world shared a common language, would religion be obsolete?
I don't think one has to study every religion to understand the basic principals of a religion. Religion is a set of beliefs and serves as a structure for the community to practice spirituality. It's a system that is controlled by language. And we see it evolve or take different forms as different cultures are exposed to those set of beliefs. When it comes down to it, it doesn't really matter what the intention or aim of a religion is because it depends on the human being practicing whatever religion it is and their intention of practicing. So as the person put it below: "If you put Mohammed, Jesus, Moses, and Buddah in the same room they would get along well, they all based on their respective texts had the same principles. It's funny how people easily stray from principles whether written or spoken. I think if everyone focused on the core principles that they believe in on the most basic level with no interpretations, or exceptions that the world would be a better place."
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Ranny Kang
Posted almost 3 years ago
Have you ever been cyber stalked?
Good question. Honest answer: This is the risk or cost that is associated with participating in social media. If you put your business out there, you might have to deal with the consequences of being "cyber stalked". Even if you put everything on private, it's not guaranteed that you'll be protected. Personally, I cyber stalk. Of course I don't bully, harass or harm anybody. But I figure that if someone is going to Tweet, they want me to know. It's important to be educated and aware of the pros and cons of being apart of such communities. Once it's out, it's out. Which means, we MUST be responsible for what we put out.
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Ranny Kang
Posted almost 3 years ago
Is our destiny to be one world with one language?
Brilliant inquiry. I've always said that language is an access, but at the same time it could also be a barrier. It could definitely enhance or benefit international cooperation, but on the other hand, it could also create great mis-communication between communities. Where there is language, there is culture. And just because there is one language, it doesn't mean there is only one culture. Look at the U.S. as an example--even though English is the primary language, there are many cultures within that language. And within each culture, there are sets of languages. So just because an engineer is speaking English it doesn't mean that I know what he's talking about or that I understand the engineering culture. However, the beauty of living in the U.S. is that I could live harmoniously within various cultures and languages. There are laws that protect culture and language. Granted we have a lot more work to do--but we've come a long way. I use to think that language is the answer to it all--war, poverty, conflict, etc.--but the more I explore language, the more it becomes prevalent that it's not that simple. How can we all share a single language while preserving culture?