Alright, so here is part 3 of my 10 MUST-see TED Talks!
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5. Barry Schwartz: The paradox of choice
This is a Talk from 2005 and I have watched this Talk multiple times over the last few years. It is one of my favorite Talks I have seen so far. Barry Schwartz talks about how choice is supposed to make our life easier and make us generally happier; but asks whether that really is the case. He talks about the negative effects of all the choices we have in our every day lives. Before we received Elijah’s diagnosis, I found this video very interesting; but now it shines a totally different light on things. If choice can have these negative effects on neurotypicals, I ask myself, what does having so many different choices do to Elijah?
6. Marc Barnett: Why a good book is a secret door
Personally, I really enjoyed this video. Having a child on the Autism Spectrum has changed my world view in so many different ways. Even though, I have always been very curious and liked to read (to an extent), it wasn’t until we had Elijah that I realized the importance of reading. He has had quite the difficulty understanding fiction and anything that is not based in reality; so reading books and watching cartoons have been one of the ways we’ve tried to expose him to things not set in reality and logic. Marc Barnett talks about the importance of children, and adults, reading books and stepping foot into a world of wonder.
What do you think about this list? Are there any TED Talks you would recommend?
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