Intelligent people listen to Ted Talks. Really intelligent people give them. It is very likely I will never be in the second group, but I can try to be in the first. Ted Talks address a wide variety of subjects that impact all aspects of our lives. Ted Talks are educational, informative, thought proving and inspiring. They are short in duration, but huge on impact. Below is the website for Ted Talks. I would highly recommend each person spend part of each week listening to several Ted Talks.
Following are some of the most recent Talks which I found most informative, thoughtful, challenging, and often inspiring. There are many others to which I have listened and did not list. I would suggest you make your own list.
Warning: Listening to Ted Talks may be hazardous as they will provide you with information which may go against your personal opinions, consider broad problems which all of us face, challenge what you to think, inspire you to action.
"How well we survive when the population hits 10 billion? Charles C Mann
"Is civility a sham?" Teresa Bejan
"How nationalism and globalism can coexist." Wanis Kabbij
"My journey to thank all the people responsible for my morning coffee." AJ Jacobs
"What to trust in the 'post-truth world." Alex Edmans
"What Americans agree on when it comes to health." Rebecca
"Why the hospital of the future will be your own home." Niels van Namen
"Is war between China and the US inevitable." Graham Allison
"Why being respectful to your coworkers is good for business." Christine Porath
"Did the global response to 9/11 make us safer?" Benedetta Berti
"The power of diversity within yourself," Rebeca Hwang
"The revolutionary power of diverse thought." Elif Shafak
"Four billion years of evolution in six minutes." Prosanta Chakrabarty
"What we can do about the culture of hate." Sally Kohn