Have you heard of Ted Talks?
I’d heard of them but never actually watched or listened to one of the talks until recently when I was off work with very little to do through the day. I realised after getting a little bit too interested in the lives of some US vloggers that even if I had little energy to do anything but watch Youtube, I could at least watch something with a little more substance.
That’s when I decided to finally check out some Ted Talks which are basically short (18 minutes or less) and I discovered a whole library of talks about just about any subject you can imagine. I don’t agree with everything I’ve seen in the videos because ultimately each talk is about someone’s experience or opinion or even an idea that they’re sharing but I still enjoyed working my way through the videos that I’ve watched.
I’ve put together a few of my favourite Ted Talks about money to share with you today but if you only have time to watch one, then I’d strongly recommend the first one….
Sell your crap. Pay your debt and do what you love.
I love this one from Adam Baker about the decisions he and his wife made the night that they brought their first baby home from the hospital. It’s very inspiring and thought provoking. The quote he refers to at 16 minutes and 40 seconds is so true and really makes you step back and think!
Money CAN buy you happiness!
Do you think that money can’t buy you happiness? I love Michael Norton’s take on the subject that if you’re money isn’t making you happy then you’re spending it wrong!
Does Money make you mean?
Not only does this video have a very interesting message, Paul Piff also uses my favourite game, Monopoly, to prove his point which is an added bonus. I definitely recognise some of the characteristics of the players here and I’m almost positive that I have uttered some of the quotes of the rich players last time I was winning. 😉
Why giving away our wealth was the most satisfying thing we’ve ever done by Bill and Melinda Gates.
I found this quite inspiring and I enjoyed hearing about the reasons that Bill and Melinda chose the causes that they chose to donate such vast amounts of money to.
Saving for tomorrow, tomorrow.
This is another one of the Ted Talks that I found really interesting – especially when he did a show of hands poll with the audience that revealed just how many more people had phone insurance than actually had life insurance.
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