About Kristine

TED Conferences

TEDGlobal 2013, TEDGlobal 2012, TEDGlobal 2011

An idea worth spreading

I am passionate about spreading UBUNTU philosophy and attitude.
A person with Ubuntu is open and available to others, affirming of others, does not feel threatened that others are able and good, for he or she has a proper self-assurance that comes from knowing that he or she belongs in a greater whole and is diminished when others are humiliated or diminished, when others are tortured or oppressed.(Archbishop Desmond Tutu).Archbishop Desmond Tutu "One of the sayings in our country is Ubuntu - the essence of being human. Ubuntu speaks particularly about the fact that you can't exist as a human being in isolation. It speaks about our interconnectedness. You can't be human all by yourself, and when you have this quality - Ubuntu - you are known for your generosity.
We think of ourselves far too frequently as just individuals, separated from one another, whereas you are connected and what you do affects the whole world. When you do well, it spreads out; it is for the whole of humanity

I'm passionate about

building compassion .... through volunteering...exploring... learning...sharing...creating...and ...bringing out the best in people....

Favorite talks

Comments & conversations

Kristine Sargsyan
Posted about 4 years ago
Let's save our inboxes by adopting this Email Charter!
I think the volume of e-mails would go down if we had some country coordinators for TED translators, TEDx Organizers and others... For example in our case if our translators have questions, they apply to me, If there are questions that I can not answer, I usually collect them and then send it to our Coordinator at TED. I know this might not work in every country and in all cases, but still could help ... and those who want to contact TED directly, could still contact them (so no Gate Keeping error would occur ) ...
Kristine Sargsyan
Posted about 4 years ago
Would world become better if there were no Ego??? How to overcome "ego" ???
This conversation will close down in 3 hours, but before it will close down I want to thank all who participated and shared their experience, knowledge, insights, stories and resources… This has been a great experience… TED is a great place for wisdom sharing and this conversation has been a fantastic space with its energy and spirit…I think, I personally found many answers I have been looking for ages ….I also collected gimps of wisdom from all of you, most importantly I made new friends :)… And… I also experienced this great feeling of Ubuntu here, because same great people helped me with facilitation and with the idea of making something out of the wisdom we collected her… in the middle of our conversation “I” become “we” and hope “we”’ll continue working on passing to the next stage of our conversation ….:) Ubuntu forever and inner balance and harmony to all of us :)