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"The most important thing I've learned is that we are all so much stronger and so much more resilient than we can ever imagine." — Monica Lewinsky

"The most important thing I've learned is that we are all so much stronger and so much more resilient than we can ever imagine." — Monica Lewinsky

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To Endure

What allows us to endure our darkest moments? What does it take to show resilience in the face of adversity? In this hour, TED speakers explore the outer limits of inner strength.

"That I'm standing here telling this story is proof that we all can accomplish great things, through ambition, through passion, through sheer stubbornness." — Ben Saunders James Duncan Davidson/TED hide caption

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What Does It Take To Endure The Harshest Climate On Earth?

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Break My Stride Simon Park / Matthew Wilder

"When you keep the joy, you keep the laughter, you keep singing the song ... that is how women resist and show their resilience." — Zainab Salbi James Duncan Davidson/TED hide caption

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How Do People Live and Cope In The Midst Of Violent Conflict?

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How Can We Ensure Our Survival As A Species?

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Stayin' Alive Bee Gees

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How Do We Move Beyond The Darkest Moments In Our Lives?

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