Ibrahim EL Kazaz

Student, Istanbul Bilgi University
New Cairo, Egypt

About Ibrahim

Languages

Arabic, English

Areas of Expertise

Acting & Theatre, Writing Short stories, Film - Directing, Writing, Editing, Cinematography

Favorite talks

Comments & conversations

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Ibrahim EL Kazaz
Posted almost 3 years ago
Which is more contagious? The smile or the frown?
here's my question though, if u had walked around Walmart with a gloomy face instead of a passive one, would u have gotten any less attention and compliments, would u have actually gotten called out for it instead? If u tried to give negative energy would u get more negative energy, than the amount of positive energy u got when u smiled?
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Ibrahim EL Kazaz
Posted almost 3 years ago
Which is more contagious? The smile or the frown?
AAH, but being active is not so simple and easy, sometimes people need a shove in the right direction, a little glimmer of that positive energy to get them going. I would argue that whether u have a smile on ur face or a frown actually affects the productivity of urself and ur fellow co-workers a LOT. U will get hit by the bad and the good in life, which one u choose to carry on ur face affects whether u will be able to carry anything at all when things truly look bleak
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Ibrahim EL Kazaz
Posted almost 3 years ago
Which is more contagious? The smile or the frown?
But that's part of my point, u wont notice urself frowning in response to a frown, but u will take the effort to change ur smile into a laugh. Walk around tomorrow with a frown on ur face and watch the effect it has. Ppl will effortlessly and without notice change smiles into frowns. BUT when u see a smile, and recognize it in ur brain, then u smile back almost forcing urself to look at the world in a way to feel better and smile
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Ibrahim EL Kazaz
Posted over 4 years ago
What's the best hidden gem in the TED archive?
This is one of my favourite talks all time: Carmen Agra Deedy Spins stories http://www.ted.com/talks/carmen_agra_deedy_spins_stories.html because it's funny at times yet she takes on a whole journey that just makes you think in the end about all the great things you have in your life without realizing how great these things or people really are.
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Ibrahim EL Kazaz
Posted over 4 years ago
What's the best hidden gem in the TED archive?
I am also very much like you mentioning Robert Lang because I just loved his talk and I hope that Beatrice Coron the papercutter artist who will speak at TED2011 will reveal to us papercutting with the same contribution that oragami seems to give to the world
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Ibrahim EL Kazaz
Posted over 4 years ago
Should anyone be able to upload their TEDTalk to TED.com?
Many of the comments that have already been made suggest that the there should another place where you put the talks so that you can differentiate between talks that have been chosen and ones that have been put up by users. However, I believe this is the exact job of YouTube and that you should simply make a new channel on youtube with all the other talks that have ever been given to be put up on youtube and whenever an "unchosen" reaches a certain number of veiws it would become "chosen" and put up on the TED website. Lastly I believe that you should publicize your YouTube channel much more on your websites since some users might prefer to watch talks on the YouTube viewer rather than the TED website veiwer.
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Ibrahim EL Kazaz
Posted over 4 years ago
William Ury: The walk from "no" to "yes"
It is very obvious that the issue at hand with the three brothers was not who got more or who got less. They were given an ultimatum by their dead father and I am pretty sure they would not have wanted to go against their dead father's will. Therefore, when looking at a problem like this you have to know where the problems is to fix it, and not look for a second problem or obstacle in your way. This is why I believe the wise old woman had it right the first time, fix the problem given to you (how to distribute the camels) and not the one you presume will occur.
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Ibrahim EL Kazaz
Posted over 4 years ago
Birke Baehr: What's wrong with our food system
I very much agree with what you are saying. I, however, would llke to add a few comments concerning ths idea. First of all, it has been pointed out clearly to us by Sir Ken Robinson that our current Education System "Kills Creativity". With this knowledge you can assume that any child who still has a pure creative mind that has not yet been tainted by the Current educational system will be able to give a new perspective on the said issue. Second of all, what most people don't understand is that the issue concerning food security is not because of the lack of supply, however, it is the lack of a good distributing system where all people would get the same amount of food. It is estimated that if there were a good distribution process in the world then no one would go hungry. Therefore, implying that eating healthier organic food might cause the death or problems concerning hunger is a very unfortunate misconception.