After writing my most recent post on minimalism earlier in the week, and referring to several videos and resources in that article, it dawned on me that there are several TED talks which can teach us something about happiness – some directly and others in a less obvious, indirect way.
First, a couple of notes on watching/listening to these talks:
- Personally, I listen to these talks as much as I ‘watch’ them; whilst I am driving, doing a household chore, in the shower, etcetera. In other words, you don’t have to ‘watch’ these, but rather can listen to them on the move. Of course, if possible (e.g. if you are on the train), do watch the videos
- The TED App (available cross-platform) makes it easy to download certain talks ‘offline’ for viewing/listening later (this applies to TED talks, rather than TedX talks)
- For all of the ways in which you can watch TED Talks on various platforms (again, not TedX) – click here
So here are 5 of these TED Talks, which also happen to be personal favourites of mine:
I’ve watched/listened to all of the above multiple times. They are great for the morning commute, car journeys and general ‘idle time’ – at home, or anywhere.
This is the sort of content I am consciously trying to consume, regularly.