You are cordially invited to the next TEDxTheHague salon! Our March edition — themed What About Those People? (reprise) — is curated by TEDxTheHague:
"One of the great puzzles of daily life is: Why are other people so awful? Why they are so unreliable, aggressive, deceitful, mean, two-faced or cowardly? It's hard to accept that the same person can be nice and good in some ways, and disappointing in others. How can we accept others as they are, and realize that most people belong in that hopeful gray area called ‘good enough’?"
We'll explore this theme by watching and discussing the following videos:
Özlem Cekic: Why I have coffee with people who send me hate mail
Özlem Cekic's email inbox has been full of hate mail since 2007, when she won a seat in the Danish Parliament — becoming the first female Muslim to do so. At first she just deleted the emails, dismissing them as the work of fanatics, until one day a friend made an unexpected suggestion: to reach out to the hate mail writers and invite them to meet for coffee.
Rich Benjamin: My road trip through the whitest towns in America
As America becomes more and more multicultural, Rich Benjamin noticed a phenomenon: Some communities were actually getting less diverse. So he got out a map, found the whitest towns in the USA — and moved in. In this funny, honest, human talk, he shares what he learned as a black man in Whitopia.
Chieh Huang: Confessions of a recovering micromanager
"If we know that micromanagement isn't really effective, why do we do it?" asks entrepreneur Chieh Huang. In a funny talk packed with wisdom and humility, Huang shares the cure for micromanagement madness — and how to foster innovation and happiness at work.
RSVP if you want to attend
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 RSVP. First-come, first-served!
We look forward to a stimulating evening filled with spirited conversation and new discoveries.
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