Kiara Nirghin • TEDxPretoria
Are we wasting our brains?
At the age of 13, Kiara Nirghin was diagnosed with Bilharzia, a parasite-induced disease, and three months later with bacterial meningitis, which is quite literally the inflammation of the membranes surrounding your brain and spinal cord. She spent a portion her junior year in hospital. During this time, she remembers, lying in her hospital bed with excruciating pain and thinking if this is the power of the brain to endure such immense pain, how would this brain’s power be used towards something more productive. In this inspiring talk by 17-year old,she asks an important question: Are we wasting our brains?