About Ted Talks: Do they really help?

 Anonymous (@)7 years ago

Recently, TED talks have been pretty popular online. Everyone is raving about how amazing they are. What are your thoughts?

I’m asking because I saw the free TED talks app on ITunes and was wondering if it would do any good. Are they really revolutionary, or are they just like any other self-help/motivational speech stuff?

July 29, 2014 at 9:21 am
Gabe (1) (@gsaint28) 7 years ago ago

quick summary: watching/listening to TED talks will do you good just by acquiring knowledge

I’ve easily watched 20-30 TED talks. Of course I watch the talks that cover topics which are relevant to me or at least make me curious. Some of the talks are revolutionary, some are like self-help, others are people performing their brilliant skills. Almost always though, there is some type of life lesson attached to their talk, if it is not already the focal point of the talk itself.

Like anything else though, if you use the lessons and apply it to your life, it will help you. If you just listen in and acquire some knowledge, but don’t do anything with it, then it won’t help you as much.

In my opinion, you can only gain something from TED talks.

Gabe (1) (@gsaint28) 7 years ago ago

oh, and here’s a link from HE that includes three banned TED talks:

TEDs Controversy – 3 Threatening Talks They Tried to Censor

my personal favorite of those three is the one by Graham Hancock on expanding consciousness through psychedelics

Marlon (97) (@shoeopener) 7 years ago ago

Revolutionary is the way ideas are presented, I think. I think the reason they work is because they’re new but working and that’s their simple formula. As for what works for you exactly, that’s gonna take watching them.

Manimal (2,998) (@manimal) 7 years ago ago

Most of it is mediocre at best.

But there’s the rare gem here and there.

Some of it is downright malignant though.

Anonymous (0) (@) 7 years ago ago

Could you elaborate?
I just want to understand your point more!

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