In a culture where being social and outgoing are prized above all else, it can be difficult, even shameful, to be an introvert. But, as Susan Cain argues in this passionate talk, introverts bring extraordinary talents and abilities to the world, and should be encouraged and celebrated.
“Geheimen kunnen vele vormen aannemen — ze kunnen schokkend, dwaas of bezield zijn.” Frank Warren, oprichter van PostSecret.com, deelt een paar van het half miljoen geheimen die onbekenden hem op postkaarten hebben toegestuurd.”
Before I die I want to…
In her New Orleans neighborhood, artist and TED Fellow Candy Chang turned an abandoned house into a giant chalkboard asking a fill-in-the-blank question: “Before I die I want to ___.” Her neighbors’ answers — surprising, poignant, funny — became an unexpected mirror for the community. (What’s your answer?)
Candy Chang creates art that prompts people to think about their secrets, wishes and hopes — and then share them.
In 2010, Mayank Sharma of New Delhi, India contracted tubercular meningitis, a serious inflammation of the central nervous system. After a week in the hospital, he emerged without any memory of ever getting sick—or of the first twenty-seven years of his life. He began messaging the people who came up in Facebook’s People You May Know feature to start piecing his life back together.
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