7 TED Talks ๐Ÿ—ฏ Teens Need to Listen ๐Ÿ‘‚๐Ÿผ to ASAP โณ ...

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In my experience, teens generally prefer watching more โ€œfunโ€ TV shows over educational TED Talks in their free time.

However, Iโ€™ve come across several entertaining and informative TED Talks every teen should watch, and which youโ€™ll probably enjoy!

1. Looks Arenโ€™t Everything. Believe Me, Iโ€™m a Model

Teens today have grown up with the very ugly believe that being pretty is all that matters.

Whatโ€™s worse is that you donโ€™t even get to define what pretty is;

Barbie has already set the standard for you!

While teenage girls try to overcome the pressures of living up to impossibly high standards, they donโ€™t always stop and think โ€œWhy?โ€ Well, this TED Talk for teens given by Cameron Russel tackles that question in a way that will leave you thinking.

2. Put the Financial Aid in the Bag

Not only is this TED Talk funny, but also hard-hitting.

It explores the history of oppression, as well as the oppressive burden of college tuition.

If youโ€™re a college bound teen, this is a great TED Talk for you to watch!

3. Working Backward to Solve a Problem

Maurice Ashley is a grandmaster in chess, which basically means heโ€™s smarter than most normal folk.

Because of his impressive brain, you should probably give his TED Talk a watch.

Maurice reveals a secret the best chess players use to tackle their problems and win a nearly impossible game.

They do this by visualizing the outcome they want, then working backwards to make sure the game turns out that way.

This lesson can translate easily into dealing with your own problems on and off the chess board.3

4. The Optimism Bias

I love thinking about thinking!

Thinking is something we all do, but have you ever really considered why you think the way you do?

Tali Sharot explains how our thoughts are influenced by our automatic โ€œoptimism biasโ€ in this TED talk.

Being overly optimistic sometimes helps us and sometimes hurts us.

Either way, itโ€™s something to always strive to be aware of!

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