Here I share some of many other TEDs that I love. I always try to listen to at least one new one a week and I keep the ones I like the most in a list. This is going to be a first list of recommendations from many, so here are the first 6 TEDs that I love:
The artists and the genius.
Elizabeth Gilbert is an incredible writer, who like many creatives, had her moment of stardom with her book XXX. After that moment, she could not find the light to surpass herself. Her readers had high expectations for her next book, and she just couldn’t get that idea that enlightened her in her best seller. He talks about how society calls artists geniuses, giving them a weight that breaks their creativity. I loved everything he said, I think it is very true and yes, you feel that responsibility of being “a genius”, when in reality, we are all imperfect human beings.
How not to have a plan and achieve it.
Of my favorite contemporary artists, CJ Hendry relates his disastrous story – with his funny way of telling it – and how he jumped from one life plan to another until he ended up doing what he never imagined. For me, it is very inspiring because she is a girl of my generation who has come very far through social networks. She is the living example that if you use your networks correctly, you can be an internationally successful artist.
The power of caricature
Patrick Chappatte, an artist who published in the New York Times before the political cartoons section was removed, is a great speaker. It counts not only the responsibility that one has with each drawing, but the power that they have over us. Show examples of how we can use them to our advantage, to improve ourselves as people, create social fabric (even in countries where there is a terrible social division)