What motivates explorers to venture into the unknown?
In this hour, TED speakers share stories of going to the brink of human endurance and the edge of our world.
by NPR/TED Staff
"We all look through family albums. We all hear stories at the dinner table. ... They become incorporated into what we believe we actually remember." — Scott Fraser
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Memory is malleable, dynamic and elusive. In this hour, TED speakers discuss how a nimble memory can improve your life, and how a frail one might ruin someone else's.
"I don't think compassion is an option for us. It's essential for the survival of our species" — Karen Armstrong
Compassion is a universal virtue, but is it innate or taught? Have we lost touch with it? Can we be better at it? In this hour, TED speakers explore compassion: its roots, its meaning and its future.
How can we all find ways to be courageous?
What does it mean to be courageous? Is it an automatic response or a conscious choice? This hour, TED speakers examine the nature of courage and what it takes to risk everything to do the right thing.
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