"I am everything I am today, because of my past. ... It would be very difficult for me to say I wish I were a different person." — Maajid Nawaz

"I am everything I am today, because of my past. ... It would be very difficult for me to say I wish I were a different person." — Maajid Nawaz Hattie Ellis/Getty Images hide caption

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"I am everything I am today, because of my past. ... It would be very difficult for me to say I wish I were a different person." — Maajid Nawaz

"I am everything I am today, because of my past. ... It would be very difficult for me to say I wish I were a different person." — Maajid Nawaz

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Turning Points

Life can change radically in an instant. How do we reconcile the before and the after — our former selves with who we've become? In this hour, we hear from TED speakers who have been shaped by profound turning points in their lives.

Life can change radically in an instant. How do we reconcile our former selves with who we've become? In this hour, we hear from TED speakers who have been shaped by profound turning points in their lives.

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What Runs Through Your Mind As Your Plane Is Crashing?

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How Does An Islamist Extremist Change His Mind?

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Can Everything Change In An Instant?

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