Great TED Talks for Loneliness and Alienation

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Brian Little: Who are you, really? The puzzle of personality

If you ever dwelled on matters of personality traits and characteristics, this TES Talk is for you. In it, professor Brian Little analyzes the flexibility of our own personality, and what allows us to rise above it when needed.

Susan Cain: The power of introverts

Susan Cain, writer and speaker, argues how being an introvert is actually advantageous for you in this compelling TED Talk. Against common belief, she manifests her thoughts on how being an extrovert is overrated, and that we should celebrate the introverts of the world.

Linus Torvalds: The mind behind Linux

Linus Torvalds is, first of all, an engineer that is extremely passionate about his working; and that’s just what he does in this lecture. He explains to us how his amazing feats as a software engineer came to be, and what characteristics of him lead him to success.

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Lidia Yuknavitch: The beauty of being a misfit

Lidia Yuknavitch’s novels bring inspiration, joy and reflection to those who read it, and this TED Talk by her is no different. By sharing personal and moving stories, Lidia connects with us to communicate the message that we’re beautiful even at our lowest points.

Dame Ellen MacArthur: The surprising thing I learned sailing around the world

Sailing around the world on your own is no easy task, and creating a new point of view for the globe’s economic system based on that experience is even harder, but Dame Ellen MacArthur manages to do it all, and she tells us all about it in this eye-opening lecture.

John Francis: Walk the earth… my 17-year vow of silence

John Francis’s TED Talk will make you view our planet and our responsibility to it in a new manner. Being a planet walker and wanderer and having spent 17 years of his travels without speaking, John brings a message of sustainability and eco-friendliness to all.

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