Who are we?

Today I watched a TED talk which I am excited to share with you. In it, Hetain Patel gently and humorously challenges our preconceptions and tendency to jump to conclusions based on initial impressions. I felt it followed from my last post, Hey Judgey-Pants! Yeah, you heard… (What a title!) He then explores how our identities might be linked to our relationships with others.

With him is a beautiful dancer called Yuyu Rau; she performs a little dance excerpt and adds real texture to his talk.

A little quote from Patel: “I believe we learn who we are by imitating others… Every time I fail to become Bruce Lee, I become more authentically me.”

It is only 9 minutes long. Make yourself a cup of tea and enjoy!

http://www.ted.com/talks/hetain_patel_who_am_i_think_again.html

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