TED, which stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design, contributes some of the most inspirational videos on the internet.
And speakers having a time limit of 18 minutes, those bits of inspiration come in small but mighty packages.
For me, TED Talks have become a fun way to pass the time during my morning and evening commute. I feel like I’m expanding and growing myself every day by listening to other people’s stories of hardship, hard-won triumphs, life lessons and discoveries, instead of just zoning out while sitting in the relentless traffic of the L.A. freeways.
On particularly challenging days, when I feel I need that kick in the ass, I re-listen to the ones that moved and inspired me.
With that, I present to you some of the TED Talks that have not just inspired me by changing my mind about long-held judgments and beliefs, but have similarly impacted millions of others: