"I think stories are necessary, just as necessary as food and love. It's how we make meaning of our lives." — Chimamanda Adichie TED hide caption

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Framing The Story

In this hour, TED speakers explore the art of storytelling — and how good stories have the power to transform our perceptions of the world.

Entendre la forêt pousser Chapelier Fou

Gymnopedies (piano) : No. 3 - Lent Et Grave Frank Glazer


"A book cover designer is making a piece of art — a piece of design — that's very much in service to another piece of art." — Chip Kidd James Duncan Davidson/TED hide caption

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Music for Children IV: The Pony Trap (Gaiamente) William Walton

Put on Your Sunday Clothes Various Artists


"You exist in this galaxy, you exist around this star, you exist on this planet, you are a member of this species — and all of these are part of knowing what you are." - David Christian iStockphoto hide caption

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"There's just many, many things, many factors that get us to work: Money is one of them, and maybe not even the most important one." — Dan Ariely iStock and Stocksy hide caption

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