Thursday, 28 July 2016

5 TEDx Talks that will change the way you Think about the World

TEDx Talk has gained a lot of popularity lately and for those of you who do not know about TEDx talks, a TEDx Talk is a showcase for speakers presenting great, well-formed ideas in under 18 minutes. In these videos, you will find a wide array of people, experts, and amateurs both presenting to you something absolutely remarkable. Some of these videos feature people explaining a mind blowing notion under 6 minutes or feature them stunningly presenting their ideas in a broader sense in a video extending up to 20 minutes.

Anyway, these talks are one of the best things the internet has to offer. These talks will enlighten you and in the following cases can make you think hard about the world around you.

1. Michael Shermer: Why people believe weird things

Michael Shermer is a debunker of anything that has no scientific reason. In his very amusing video, he explains what makes us believe in weird things and overlook facts just based on our beliefs. This talk is not only an eye-opener but will also make you laugh at your own follies. Check out his other TEDx talks to completely debunk out yourself of superstitions and false beliefs.

2. Gail Dines: Growing Up in a Pornified Culture

Do you idolize your favourite pop star and dream someday of becoming like them? Then check out this video because this talk by Gail Dines will make you rethink about everything that the pop culture represents. Dines presents the naked and harsh truth of our digital age and media marketing. This talk is bound to shock you with its actuality.

3. Ben Ambridge: 10 myths about psychology, debunked

How many times have you heard that men are from Mars and women are from Venus or that we use only 10% of our brains? Can some visual test or a way people prefer learning can actually diagnose people's personality? Are we really to blame for low scores in tests? In his talk, Ben Ambridge addresses 10 such myths and presents you with the actual truth.

4. Michael Kimmel: Why gender equality is good for everyone — men included

The title is self-explanatory enough as to what the speaker will speak about. Michael Kimmel in his incredible talk explains how gender equality is especially good for men and why everybody should encourage it. Do not miss out on hearing from a man on how feminism will make it possible for men to be free.

5. Shashi Tharoor: Why nations should pursue soft power

If you believe that India does not possess anything that takes to be a superpower in the world, Shashi Tharoor will have you reconsidering every aspect of that thought. Building on soft power, India provides to the world that no other country does. Watch Shashi Tharoor explain what India possess that makes it the most successful and largest democracy in the world, and a possible superpower.

Written by Sanya K. Aitwani
Complicated thinker with a creative streak and perceptive outlook.

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