About Miruna

Bio

I've done all sorts of things, from working with communities for defining their development vision, to teaching students or training local government people, to tenant coordination on a huge scale commercial real estate project, to educating the same tenants about garbage collection... and , last but not least, raising my two beautiful children. I take pride in my work and my dear friends keep on assuring me that all the bits and pieces will come together one day. Hope this will happen soon, in the meanwhile I'm being curious about things and people...

Languages

English, Romanian

An idea worth spreading

We all love our children, but they deserve our respect as well. They are independent, smart, creative people, and we ought to embrace that.

I'm passionate about

Understanding things, situations and people. Changing all of the above. Hopefully for the better.

People don't know I'm good at

Cooking :)

My TED story

Love TED, enjoyed it for a long time, now I'm glad i can contribute. Proud to be a TED translator.

Favorite talks

Comments & conversations

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Miruna Grigorescu
Posted over 2 years ago
What's one thing you wish you had learned in school?
That I am of value as myself, and not as a reflection of the grades and diplomas. No one thought that this is important and it occurred to me rather late that the latter were just a measure of how well you complied. As a note, I grew up in a communist country, where religious matters were not discussed, where many books and debates were tabu and, essentially, the individual did not matter.
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Miruna Grigorescu
Posted over 2 years ago
How can a common man participate in "revolutionizing" education?
What you are describing in the beginning already exists in the organization of a Montessori classroom. You'll always get 3to6 or 6to9 (etc) year-olds in the same group, the oldest sharing with the youngest what they already master in terms of learning. It's a beautiful and enriching experience for any child to get to be the teacher.
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Miruna Grigorescu
Posted over 3 years ago
The Wilderness Downtown
I like a lot the graphic quality of the video. After watching it only once, I'm sure just about reading something of 'Chrome', which might be exactly the point... I'll be watching again :)
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Miruna Grigorescu
Posted over 3 years ago
Born of Fire
This would have been perfect if backed by some kind of community/art/education etc project in Detroit. The spot does not tell anything about giving something back to the city, it would've been nice.
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Miruna Grigorescu
Posted over 3 years ago
Girl Effect: The Clock is Ticking
Very emotional, but hey, I'm a mother of a daughter. I like the whole concept, I think it is strong enough to get you interested and get you to the to the website of the cause. And the whole point, how everything begins or ends when the girl is 12, is really an idea worth thinking about. And spreading :)