You are cordially invited to the next TEDxTheHague salon! Our December edition — themed Doing Good Better — is curated by TEDxTheHague regular:
"While most of us want to make a difference, we often decide how to do so based on assumptions and emotions rather than facts. As a result, our good intentions often lead to ineffective, sometimes downright harmful, outcomes. So, how can we do good better?"
We'll explore this theme by watching and discussing the following videos:
Paul K. Piff: The science of greed
Dr. Piff studies the origins of human kindness and cooperation, and the psychology of wealth and poverty. What Dr. Piff has uncovered may surprise you. For instance, did you know that the kind of car you drive predicts how you drive?
Jonathan Zittrain: The Web as random acts of kindness
Feeling like the world is becoming less friendly? Social theorist Jonathan Zittrain begs to differ. The Internet, he suggests, is made up of millions of disinterested acts of kindness, curiosity and trust.
Will MacAskill: What are the most important moral problems of our time?
Of all the problems facing humanity, which should we focus on solving first? In a compelling talk about how to make the world better, moral philosopher Will MacAskill provides a framework for answering this question based on the philosophy of "effective altruism" -- and shares ideas for taking on three pressing global issues.
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We hope this theme will resonate with you, awaken your curiosity and make you decide to attend TEDxTheHague. To stimulate conversation, we admit up to 25 guests. If you want to be put on our final guest list, please click here. First-come, first-served!
We look forward to a stimulating evening filled with spirited conversation and new discoveries.
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