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"In our search for happiness we make so much noise...that actually we miss the very thing that we were looking for." — Andy Puddicombe

"In our search for happiness we make so much noise...that actually we miss the very thing that we were looking for." — Andy Puddicombe

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A Better You

Many of us are lured by the promise of self-improvement, but find it hard to follow through. In our 100th episode, TED speakers reveal ways to discover our better selves.

Rejection was my curse, was my boogeyman. It has bothered me my whole life because I was running away from it. Then I started embracing it. I turned that into the biggest gift in my life. - Jia Jiang Alex McKissack/Alex McKissack/TED hide caption

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Jia Jiang: Can You Train Yourself To Accept Rejection?

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Master of Life Khruangbin

I sometimes think that in our search for happiness we make so much noise...that actually we miss the very thing that we were looking for and we realize that, 'oh, actually it was here all along.' - Andy Puddicombe. Dafydd Jones/Dafydd Jones/TED hide caption

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Andy Puddicombe: Why Should We Meditate?

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Emily Balcetis: If You Focus On The Finish Line, Will You Get There Faster?

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Cookin' on 3 Burners

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Matt Cutts: Can You Change For The Better In Just 30 Days?

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If you ask me about the most important times in my life ... it's rarely the happy times. It's the times when you're struggling for some ideal. - David Brooks Ryan Lash/Ryan Lash/TED hide caption

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David Brooks: Can You Become A Better Person By Confronting Your Worst Self?

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