Five amazing young people were the speakers at TEDxYouth@Reghin, a TEDxYouthDay event themed “Make a Choice.” People probably wondered how these speakers, at such a young age, managed to provide the audience with real life lessons! As they shared some of their recipes for success, they brought energy, enthusiasm, and joy to the audience.
For three hours, the young spectators were silent, with their eyes focused on the stage. Over the course of the event, the guests were shown that their own ideas, spoken with passion, can be brought to life by vocation, enthusiasm, hard work and strong will.
The first part of the show was opened by a young band of artists called Sofar, who warmed the atmosphere while cold outdoors was unbearable. Then the speakers began. Here are some highlights:
Kristof Lajos: “Immorality and a lack of sensitivity destroy us, and then destroy the natural environment.” Lajos believes that a tragic event in history should forever live in human consciousness so that we can learn from it rather than ignore it, and create a positive world for our children.
Pera Novacovici: “It’s all about having an incentive, no matter what the weather is outside.” Novacovici, as a child, was one of the best piano players in his age group. He pursued this passion thanks to his grandfather’s encouragement.
Marcel Cremene says that we need a massive change in mentalities and ideals in our education system. He believes that creativity must stay alive in the instructive educational process.
Razvan Marc talked about his travels in an exciting speech that made the audience run off to imaginary places, where strange mountains, sun, and air have the power to heal. Marc believes that when we travel, we need to study the culture, customs, and people of a place.
Written by Sorin Suciu, TEDxYouth@Reghin Organizer