I’ve started listening to / watching more of the TED talks recently. They’re on all sorts of things and feature smart and articulate people sharing their ideas and perspectives. My wife pointed me to this one by Shane Koyczan, a Canadian spoken word poet and writer. It starts off with some autobiographical musings to set the stage and then he launches into a piece he calls, “To This Day” accompanied by a violinist and animations. It’s marvelous and absolutely worth your 12 minutes, especially if you know someone who has been bullied. (Maybe that someone is you.) I also recommend it if for anyone who felt confused or frustrated when people asked them, “So, what do you want to be when you grow up?” and expected clear, committed answers that fit into their own expectation of what life is about.
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