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TED Talks: Embracing Otherness, Embracing Myself.

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Keegan Alice
Keegan AliceHost

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I love her! I love this talk!
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I love her! I love this talk!
It's stunning, and she is beautiful <3 . I cried the first time I watched this.
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We put so much pressure on finding the answer to ,"Who am I?", that we cling onto every influence, until we can say that we have it all figured out. Just so that we can say it, and feel a sense of accomplishment. Of pride, and what we think to be"inner peace and understanding". As there is so much pressure to know everything about yourself, who you are, what you like, where you are supposed to be. To find a sense of belonging. So we rush, and take shortcuts, in desperation to get there. To know. As we are told from birth, that, is where true happiness is found. So we actually, don't get to fully discover and who we really are, and will settle for any"projection", that fits best. We need to be filled with more patience and acceptance. To recognise, and truly understand, that it is okay to not know it yet, and to not know who you are, does not make you an invalid in society. I think that we will all be a lot happier that way.
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Growing up, they place efficacy on, not only the existence of a strong sense of self, but existence of the"correct"self. So, knowing how vital this is, for surviving within society, we hurt ourselves and potential of self growth, by focusing on the thing that is supposedly, going to help; finding a"self" good enough for society. Which takes away from the true self, entirely.
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She sparks an interesting concept. As the work of Ayn Rand, and many other Philosophers, have, for centuries, claimed, and emphasised, the growth of the individualistic self being the root of true content, ecstasy and the utopia of growth as a society. Whereas, she promotes the idea of the true self, to be oneness.
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It is sad, that most of us base our entire self worth on our appearance, and we believe that, that is the self.
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