But it’s one thing to watch TED Talks that impart knowledge, and it’s another thing to watch a TED Talk that helps you become a better person in your day-to-day life. What if TED could help you overcome a weakness like, say, not being able to hold a conversation well?
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In this 12-minute video, Celeste Headlee tackles an important problem: we, as a society, are more polarized and argumentative than we’ve ever been. We’re losing our willingness to compromise and we’re ruining ourselves with echo chambers (due in part to the feedback loops of social media).