"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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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.
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Babies and young children are "already about as smart as they could possibly be."
Why do we put so much effort in making kids think and act like us? In this hour, TED speakers explore the different ways babies and children learn — from the womb, to the playground, to the web.
Do we need beauty to enjoy ourselves, or do we need it to survive?
TED speakers suggest reasons why humans are hardwired to crave and respond to beauty.
"I think stories are necessary, just as necessary as food and love. It's how we make meaning of our lives." — Chimamanda Adichie
In this hour, TED speakers explore the art of storytelling — and how good stories have the power to transform our perceptions of the world.
This episode, TED speakers uncover surprising realities about violence.
Violence and brutality are grim realities of life. In this hour, TED speakers explore the sinister side of human nature, and whether we're all capable of violence.
"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.
"If you have something to give, give it now." – Mark Bezos
In this hour, stories from TED speakers who are "giving it away" in new and surprising ways, and the things that happen in return.
Can we improve technology and preserve human dignity?
In this episode, TED speakers consider the promises and perils of our relationship with technology.
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