Young people are more curious about the outside world, they are looking for meaning, they are looking for purpose in life and TEDx gives them so much rich content. The ideas focus on social problems right now and philosophy questions we don’t really mention in our schools, and we think that young people really like it because they can learn something and it’s quick.
What I’ve learned from TEDxBeirut is still raging in my mind. I felt proud, proud of being Lebanese, proud of having a glimpse at Lebanese dreams coming to life.
Lebanon is always perceived as an obstacle or rather an alibi for not achieving one’s goals. Saturday’s talks taught me otherwise. With enough faith, determination and perseverance, we can do it. Passion will get you there.
Every awakened feeling and triggered thought is priceless. The energy of the team behind TEDx was priceless. That is perhaps what touched me most. I’ve had the chance of being a small part of this team and I’ve learned so much about passion and dedication—even from afar.
When TED started the TEDx program, x stood for independently organized. In time it has come to stand for so much more. For multiplying ideas, getting into action and connecting a global community. A pulse or a heartbeat of ideas around the globe.