About Meric


English, French, German, Turkish

TED Conferences

TEDWomen 2013, TEDActive 2013, TEDActive 2012

An idea worth spreading

smiling is contagious

I'm passionate about

all sorts of books, documentaries, movies, food, and soccer

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what you learned today

People don't know I'm good at

cooking, dancing like a crazy person

Favorite talks

Comments & conversations

Meric Aydonat
Posted over 3 years ago
Taylor Wilson: Yup, I built a nuclear fusion reactor
I don't think that this talk is about him bragging and telling everybody how amazing he is. The purpose of this talk is giving a 17 year old kid the stage and celebrating his success. But more importantly, it is about encouraging other kids to be innovative and telling them that it is actually "cool" to be interested in science, and if you are good at it you can even go to CERN and meet the president.
Meric Aydonat
Posted over 3 years ago
Drew Dudley: Everyday leadership
Such an inspring talk that I will try to keep in mind all the time. I think it's about getting out of your comfort zone and reaching out. For both persons... Thanks to Drew Dudley that girl went to college and found the love of her life and thanks to that girl Drew Dudley has this awesome story to inspire us. We keep some things to ourselves just because we are not comfortable talking to strangers or sometimes we avoid telling even our friends what we really think. But hopefully, knowing that I might change those people's lives will make me more extrovert.
Meric Aydonat
Posted over 4 years ago
Hans Rosling: The magic washing machine
An amazing talk by Hans Rosling... How such an insignificant machine for the most of us here, above the wash line, can mean so much for such a big part of the world. My mother tells me when she was young, every Saturday, she and her two sisters and their father used to go to the movie theater while her mother stayed home to do the laundry of five. And, when they bought a washing machine, you know those ones with the two rolls to squeeze the laundry, she was so afraid that anything would happen to it, she wouldn't let anybody touch it, she dusted the machine regularly, and she even made a nice crochet to put on top of it. In the following years, even though we could afford to buy another one to replace it, she still used to take such good care of it that when she passed away at the age of 78, that machine was still working. And now, the machines became so disposable for us that we don't even consider having a broken one repaired when we can buy a new and fancy one...