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Why it's worth listening to people you disagree with | Zachary R. Wood
We get stronger, not weaker, by engaging with ideas and people we disagree with, says Zachary R. Wood. In an important talk about finding common ground, Wood makes the case that we can build empathy and gain understanding by engaging tactfully and thoughtfully with controversial ideas and unfamiliar perspectives. "Tuning out opposing viewpoints doesn't make them go away," Wood says. "To achieve progress in the face of adversity, we need a genuine commitment to gaining a deeper understanding of humanity." Check out more TED Talks: http://www.ted.com The TED Talks channel features the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design -- plus science, business, global issues, the arts and more. Follow TED on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/TEDTalks Like TED on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TED Subscribe to our channel: https://www.youtube.com/TED
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Loving Speech & Deep Listening | Thich Nhat Hanh (short teaching video)
In this short teaching video from the Plum Village app https://plumvillage.app/ Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh talks about Loving Speech and Deep Listening, the 4th mindfulness training of the Five Mindfulness Trainings. Excerpt from The Practice of Mindfulness and Compassion | Dharma Talk by Thich Nhat Hanh, 2012.10.14 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPkASvOO4wA) ~~~ Find more similar short teachings on the FREE Plum Village app https://plumvillage.app/ Enjoy! 🙏 You can help us caption and translate this video: https://amara.org/en/videos/KN7WkJaYhIvo
Want to help someone? Shut up and listen! - Ernesto Sirolli
When most well-intentioned aid workers hear of a problem they think they can fix, they go to work. This, Ernesto Sirolli suggests, is naïve. In this funny and impassioned talk, he proposes that the first step is to listen to the people you're trying to help, and tap into their own entrepreneurial spirit. His advice on what works will help any entrepreneur. Talk by Ernesto Sirolli.