Tedx's Speech: My Philosophy Of A Happy Life

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Most of us seek happiness in all the wrong places. Trying to fill our lives with superficial happiness and instant gratification instead of valuing life as it is.The fact that most of us wake up in the morning being gifted with another day of life, is at times taken for granted. When I began looking for a Ted talk, I had no idea of what I was looking for. However, I found one in particular, and it managed to make a significant impact on my perception of happiness. Having this said, I decided to evaluate a Tedx talk that drew my attention by only noticing the title. My philosophy for a happy life, which was published in October, 2013. The talk was given by a seventeen year old named, Sam Berns. At the beginning of the talk, I came to learn that …show more content…
However, Sam explained throughout his talk about three aspects that make up his philosophy. The first aspect to his philosophy, “Be OK with what you ultimately can’t do, because there is so much you CAN do.” The next aspect is, “Surround yourself with people you want to be around.” The final aspect being, “Keep moving forward.” Personally, I became very inspired by this kids story. I noticed how at times I live life at a very fast pace without noticing the daily blessings or people I come across. Furthermore, it was motivational to hear about how his goals would appear at times difficult to reach, but he would always try to find a way to reach them despite his disability. The tough mindset he built for himself at such a young age is truly …show more content…
In his speech, he adds stories and humor in order to deliver his point to the audience. He does this so the audience can have a topic to relate to or understand the points he is trying to deliver. I for one did relate to the speech he delivered, because it is similar to a situation I have at home. My brother, Marcus also suffers from a disability, so I took the opportunity to show him this Tedx talk in order to inspire him with his point of view towards life and with goals he has had difficulty in reaching. I believe Sam did a great job projecting his presentation even though it was in front of many people, which at times can be intimidating. His flow throughout the speech was natural, as if telling a story. However, I noticed that during some points of his speech Sam runs out of air. I could tell he was having difficulty trying to catch his breath. I think it would have been better if he had a couple of more minutes, in order for him to grab the bottle of water next to him. Sam may have felt pressured in trying to finish the speech quickly and in time. He also had

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