Once upon a time, my dad texted me, and what he sent changed my life. It was not a fantastical quote or something horrible, just a link. I put off clicking the link because so often he would send me links to websites about “The 10 Cutest Cats on The Internet” or “How This Foot Scrub Will Change Your Life.” But this time, he sent a link to YouTube. Rather than vine compilations, it was something called a “TED Talk.” I watched it, and basically, it told me how to be a better version of myself. Ever since that day, I’ve been hooked. I find it mind-blowing that self-improvement even exists. It’s like being a computer and getting to update your software whenever you get tired of the latest version. If you don’t like something, all you have to do is change it, problem solved! Because of my Dad’s text, TED Talks are my go-to when I have questions about myself, society, or life in general. You get a handpicked group of people from a reliable source giving you their best advice for free, and usually in under 20 minutes. I mean how is that even a thing?! It’s amazing! For you, I have compiled a list of different areas that TED talks have helped me to improve my life, and I think they will help you too. Choose the videos you watch based on the title in bold, rather than the link name that shows up because the TED Talk Titles can be mildly deceiving.
7 Ways to Make a Conversation With Anyone This woman’s laugh is so genuine it makes me smile.
The power of optimism This guy is my role model.
As cliché as it may sound: however great you are, you can always make yourself better. It’s important to know that perfection can not be attained, but just deciding to strive for self-improvement means you have already improved yourself mentally. I know it can be intimidating, but don’t worry, I’m rooting for you!
Peace out girl scout 🙂 Morgan