Humanity

A collection of TED Talks (and more) on the topic of humanity.

Exclusive articles about Humanity

Can there be meaning in pointless torment?

“We cannot bear a pointless torment.” As is often the case with writer Andrew Solomon, you want to write down everything he says and think every sentence over for an hour, day, ...

Video playlists about Humanity

Jill Bolte Taylor: 10 talks on human nature

10 talks • 2h 48m
What moves Jill Bolte Taylor? "I love talks that contribute to the overall well-being of who we are as humanity -- about how we can explore ourselves as people in relationship with one another and with this beautiful planet."

How we make choices

7 talks • 2h 16m
Illuminating talks on why some choices are so tough and how we can choose to make better ones. (Or are we in control of our own choices at all?)

Elif Shafak: 7 truly captivating talks

7 talks • 1h 53m
Novelist Elif Shafak says, “Even long after I listened to these talks, I noticed I was carrying the words with me wherever I traveled. I can listen to these speakers again and again, hearing something new each time.”

Brandon Boyd: 9 eye-opening talks

9 talks • 2h 29m
Brandon Boyd, lead singer of Incubus, says, "I hope to one day perform live music on the moon. Perhaps if all goes according to plan, we can make a TED Talk out of it!" We eagerly await this event. Until then, here are his favorite talks.
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